American guest inside resort dies


By Mar S. Arguelles LEGAZPI CITY --- An 85-year-old American national died on Sunday in a resort in Barangay Malinao, Libmanan town in Camarines Sur, reports reaching the Philippine National Police in Bicol said the other day. Police Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, quoting a sketchy police report, identified the victim as James Franklin Brooks, married and a resident of San Jacinto, Pangasinan. Calubaquib said the victim while having a conversation with his companion at the resort at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday suddenly fell on the ground unconscious. He was immediately rushed to the NICC Hospital in Naga City but was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians. Calubaquib said they are still waiting for the autopsy report on the cause of Brook’s death.