Daughter, 4, dies after being hit by vehicle

A four-year-old girl died after she was hit by a vehicle in Barangay Looc, Malabuyoc last Thursday morning. Police identified the casualty as Angie Mia Leguro, who succumbed to severe injuries in the head and other parts of the body. Prior to the incident, the girl was held by her mother. They were resting by the side of the road near a day care center. Around 7:30 a.m., Leguro suddenly crossed the street and got hit by a Toyota Innova driven by Rene Jimenez. PO1 Rowel Burlas said the girl’s family opted to settle the case with the driver.

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Police arrest funeral home robber

The Sawang Calero Police Station has identified the person who robbed a funeral home on N. Bacalso Ave., Barangay San Nicholas Proper last Feb. 3. Authorities identified the robber as Yogen Sasaki, 27, who hails from Barangay Mambaling. Sasaki took away P107,000 from the St. Francis Funeral Homes. The suspect entered the building’s main gate and went to a room upstairs. He broke the wall and unlock the room’s doorknob from the inside. He was identified through the close-circuit television camera installed inside the funeral parlor.

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Lapu police nabbed man for attempted rape

A 24-year-old salesman was arrested last Thursday evening for allegedly attempting to rape an 18-year-old mother in Lapu-Lapu City. Authorities identified the suspect as Jonathan Lurdo Aracious. PO1 Hino Namoc of Police Station 2 held an entrapment operation against Aracious with the help of the victim. He was later arrested near his residence. Aracious, however, denied the allegations against him. Police detained the suspect in the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office while cases against him are still being prepared. Miguel Ermac, USJ-R Intern

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Federalism advocates to hold forum

A group who wants to change the political landscape in the country will hold a forum on federalism in Cebu today. The Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee for People’s National Movement for Federalism organized the activity together with the Department of Interior and Local Government. The forum will be held at the Golden Prince Hotel. Atty. Noel Felongco, regional chairman of the group, said the forum will be attended by some 200 barangay officials and 150 multi-sectoral groups in Central Visayas.

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Mandaue blaze leaves 60 people homeless

A fire displaced 16 families or 60 individuals and damaged at least P35,000 worth of properties in Purok Tambis, Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City yesterday morning. Fire ground commander SFO3 Arnold Lao of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said they received the alarm at 10 a.m. They managed to put the fire under control at 11:50 a.m. Initial investigation from the BFP revealed that the blaze was caused by a spontaneous combustion after a resident created a fire. Authorities said the razed area is reportedly a dump site. Jenevie Cabajar, USJ-R Intern