Snake caused brownout in a barangay in Cotabato

A barangay had a brownout after a snake bit a power cable in Pigcawayan, Cotabato.

Cotabato Electric Cooperative Inc. (COTELCO) said that residents of Barangay Kimarayag saw the snake crawl into the high voltage lane, Darlene Cay reported in Unang Balita on Tuesday.

Moments later, there was a spark, which resulted in a brownout in the area.

The power came back on, but the snake died.

In Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, a cobra was killed when he entered a house.

According to the homeowner, their window was open while his son was taking an online class.

Later, the cobra’s head allegedly appeared in the window and suddenly fell.

The snake allegedly fought back, so the residents killed it.

According to them, snakes are often seen in their area.

Meanwhile, four men were arrested after they were caught with more than 6,000 in San Miguel, Bulacan. The bats will be sold in restaurants.

In a report on GMA News “Unang Balita” on Tuesday, police said the suspects caught in Biak na Bato National Park.

The suspects will allegedly take the to restaurants that offer exotic foods.

The bats were said to cost P90,000 when they were sold.

It appears that the captured bats are in the Department of Environment and Natural Recourses (DENR) category of vulnerable species or could be extinct if not protected.

A complaint was filed in violation of the National Integrated Protected Areas System Act. The suspects were temporarily released after posting bail.

PNP asks public to start visiting cemeteries

The Philippine National Police on Tuesday urged the public to start visiting the graves of their loved ones.

“Start visiting our loved ones starting today. ‘Wag na natin hintayin na by Oct. 29 papasok tayo, dahil sarado po ‘yun,” said PNP spokesperson, Col. Roderick Alba.

Cemeteries and columbariums in the National Capital Region will be closed from October 29 to November 2.

Alba told TeleRadyo that you would not be crowded if you visit earlier, and protocols will be maintained.

Police remind those going to the graves of their deceased always to follow minimum public standards.

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