GOOD DAY. Policemen try to keep order at the COMELEC in Bacolod City yesterday as hundreds rush to file their Certificates of Candidacy on a good Feng Shui day.* (CGS photo)
Lightning kills 6
17 OTHERS INJURED IN SIPALAY
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Lightning killed 5 minors and a woman, and injured 17 others in Sitio Baras-Barasan, Brgy. Manlucahoc, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday.
Chief Inspector Nasser Canja, Sipalay City police officer-in-charge, said the victims had taken shelter in a truck and a tree, in an open field, because of heavy rains, when they were hit by lightning.
Feng Shui rush at Comelec
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Policemen deployed at the Commission on Elections Bacolod Field Office helped maintain order as hundreds of candidates for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections filed their certificates of candidacy yesterday basing their time on Feng Shui.
Incumbent Handumanan Kagawad Miles Pelaez said he decided to file his COC yesterday as an independent candidate for kagawad since the Chinese believe that eight is a lucky number. He also believes that if he files his COC early, he will have two days to comply with the requirements in case his documents have any discrepancy, he said.Pelaez said he decided to run as an independent candidate because he was able to accomplish many things in the barangay. He had queued as early as 7 a.m. until past 5 p.m. yesterday and said he does not understand the present system of the Comelec.
Panaad sales reach P9M
The pavilions of the 32 towns and cities of Negros Occidental remain the top sellers in the ongoing Panaad sa Negros Festival in Bacolod City.
A report from the Capitol yesterday said that LGU sales already reached P4,965,800 of the P9,051,343.60 total sales in the first four days of the festivity.Total sales on Day 4 amounted to P2,597,573.65, with the LGU sales accounting for P1,552,939.75, the report said.