• Village official gunned down in Surigao del Sur



    A barangay official was shot to death before dawn Saturday near his home in a remote village in Surigao del Sur, police reports said Sunday.
    The reports identified the official as Rolando Lozada, 40 and a councilor of Barangay  Cagbaoto in Bayabas town.
    Lozada had just come from a birthday party and was about to park his motorcycle when a man shot him in the back with a homemade shotgun.