Norwegian found dead at home in Biliran

Authorities are now investigating the death of a Norwegian man in Naval town, Biliran.

Police identified the victim as Svein Hakonse, 63 years old and living in the mountains of Sitio Cahucao in Barangay Villa Caneja, Naval.

According to police, at 10:25 pm on Wednesday, the Norwegian was found with a bullet wound to the jaw.

Authorities are still investigating the identity of the culprit.

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Farmer dead after eating pufferfish in S. Leyte

A farmer in Hinunangan town, Southern Leyte died after eating a pufferfish on Wednesday.

Authorities identified the victim as Dario Bacus, a 39-year-old farmer in Barangay Union.

During the investigation, the victim returned home around 7 pm on Tuesday with a kilo of pufferfish, which he cooked and ate.

The victim allegedly woke up again at 4 am on Wednesday and cooked the fish again.

Police went to the victim’s house after receiving a report from the Hinunangan emergency response team.

Examination of the body revealed that the victim was poisoned and no foul play was found.


Faithfuls still visit churches even if they are closed

Many believers still visited churches in Manila on Holy Thursday even though places of worship were closed due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

In Quezon City, Saint Paul the Apostle Parish is closed but people still come to offer a few minutes of prayer.

The Diocesan Shrine of Jesus the Divine Word allows believers to enter to pray as long as there are not many of them.

This is the opposite of the situation in the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is closed to the public.

According to an employee, Mount Carmel did not conduct religious activity in solidarity with the ’s call for people to stay in their homes.

Despite this, some motorists stopped to pray outside the church.

There are also believers in St. Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders on Avenue, where candles can be lit and prayers.