The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 5th, 2018 evening edition

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CEBU CITY – Unidentified men shot dead Mayor Mariano Blanco of Ronda town, around 82 km southwest of Cebu City, past 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigator SPO1 Dionisio Tagupa, of the Ronda Police Station, said Blanco was sleeping inside the mayor’s office at the municipal hall when the assailants shot him.

“After a second, a burst of fire was heard from the mayor’s office and then the unidentified persons left,” said Tagupa.

He said the employees went to the mayor’s office and found the bloodied body of Blanco.

I just hope that they will understand that I had never been involved in illegal drugs,” the 58-year-old mayor said.

I have been serving the town for 22 years now, and my name was never besmirched until this issue came,” he added.

Napolcom spokesman Risty Sibay earlier explained that only President Duterte could reinstate the mayor’s authority over the police in Ronda. »

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Georgia and four other states do not use paper ballots as a backup for electronic voting machines.

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Brazil's Biggest Meteorite Survives Museum-Destroying Fire

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Among the space rocks that survived the blaze is the Bendegó meteorite, which is the largest meteorite ever found on Brazilian soil.

The iron-nickel meteorite is one of about a dozen meteorites housed at the museum.

Discovered by a cattle farmer near the town of Monte Santo in the Brazilian state of Bahia in 1784, the Bendegó meteorite weighs about 11,600 lbs. »

Half of Facebook users say they don't understand how news feed works

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More than half (53 percent) of U.S. adults who use Facebook say they do not understand how the news feed – the site's main feature – actually works, according to a new Pew Research Center survey out Tuesday.

Older Facebook users are even less likely to understand the news feed.

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Soaring bankruptcy rates signal a 'coming storm of broke elderly,' study finds

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Thorne said her research found that many older people struggling financially also feel that society seems unconcerned with their plight.

Medical costs are a frequent tipping point for older bankruptcy filers, the study found.

Although Medicare is a great start for covering seniors' health care costs, many people don't realize that it doesn't cover everything, Thorne said. »