Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Guard dies of electrocution in flooded home

COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- A security guard of the National Food Authority died of electrocution while retrieving family belongings from his house in the flooded village of Biniruan here on Thursday, a city official reported Friday.

Sam Mundas, city disaster coordinator, said Baser Mohammad became the second fatality of the floods.

Earlier, Mundas said a 12-year-old freshman at the Tamontaka National High School drowned when swept by strong currents of the Tamontaka River.

He said Mohammad was electrocuted when he returned to their flooded house, after he had evacuated his children and wife, to get some important belongings.(By Charlie SeƱase;INQ.net)

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