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A teenager died after getting pulled in by an ice crusher at a fish port in Camaligan, Camarines Sur, Thursday night, police said Friday.

Killed was 17-year-old Angelo Tacorda, a resident of Brgy. Bagacay, Tinambac, Camarines Sur provincial police director Senior Superintendent Walfredo Pornillos said.

The incident occurred at the fish port in Brgy. Dugcal around 7:45 p.m., while Tacorda was picking crushed ice from the machine, Pornillos said in a text message.

Senior Inspector Aldin Oroqueta, Camaligan Police chief, said Tacorda was with some fellow workers at that time.

“Tapos na sila sa trabaho noon, pero may tira sa loob ng machine kaya inabot niya (Tacorda)… Eh ‘yung kasama niya sa taas, di siya napansin, nai-switch on ‘yung ice crusher,” Oroqueta said by phone.

Tacorda’s whole body was pulled in, and the machine bore holes on it, he said.

The families of Tacorda and his fellow worker, who is just about his age, have already met and agreed to settle the incident, Oroqueta said.

“Hindi na daw magsasampa ng kaso ang pamilya ng biktima dahil aksidente ang nangyari, tutulong na lang daw sa gastusin sa pagpapalibing ‘yung isang pamilya,” he said. (John Roson)

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(Updated) Four persons were killed while 33 others were injured when two passenger buses collided in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, Tuesday morning, police said.

The fatalities were identified as Wilma Medalla, Henry Rendon, Alfonso Jonaldo and Lowell Claudio, conductor of the mini-bus involved in the collission, Insp. Raymundo Franco, deputy chief of the Hinigaran Police, said by phone.

Eight passengers were brought to a hospital in Bacolod City due to serious injuries while 25 others were taken to the Hinigaran Medical Clinic and a local health center, Franco said.

Those who were taken to the local health facilities only suffered slight injures and some have been allowed to go home after treatment, he said.

A Ceres bus (FWW-872) collided with a mini-bus (FWR-906) along the National Highway in Sitio Ipil, Brgy. Pilar, around 10:30 a.m., PO2 Jay Arjohn Pillado, desk officer at the Hinigaran Police Station, said.

Jonathan Maghari, 54, was driving the Ceres bus to Bacolod City when his vehicle collided head-on with the mini-bus being driven by Rufino Banga, 55, towards Kabankalan City, Pillado said.

Both drivers survived and are presently undergoing investigation at the Hinigaran Police Station, he said. (John Roson)

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(Update) Twelve people were killed while seven others were injured when the utility vehicle they were riding fell into a ravine in Buguias, Benguet, on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Twenty passengers were found at the crash site, but 11 died while being brought to the hospital, Supt. Davy Vicente Lim-mong, Cordillera regional police spokesman, said.

The 11 were identified as Biana Olsim, Manuel Langbis, Bino Waclin, Melania Madiano, Alfredo Pattian, Ferdilyn Igualdo, Arnaldo Madiano, Kimberly Waclin, Ema Tosay, Melanio Igualdo, and Melin Dasdas, all residents of Brgy. Poblacion, Buguias.

One passenger, Marrieta Gaspil, was brought to the Benguet General Hospital (BGH) but she expired while undergoing treatment, Lim-mong said.

Seven others, including driver Ambrocio Menzi, passengers Basilio Baldos, Oronio Agyapas, Nicole Waclin, Wela Waclin, Braille Waclin, and a still unidentified man are being treated at the BGH, he said.

Another passenger, identified as Jerry Bisaya Atas, was not hurt as he was able to jump off the vehicle when he noticed that it was going the wrong way, Lim-mong said.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. along the Halsema Highway in Bayoyo, Brgy. Buyacaoan.

Menzi was driving the Ford Fiera utility vehicle (AAD-874) towards Brgy. Abatan when it fell into a ravine more or less 80 meters deep, Lim-mong said.

Initial investigation showed that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to a sudden downpour and heavy fog, he said. (John Roson)

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post updated. see update here

Ten people were killed while at least 10 others were injured when the utility vehicle they were riding fell into a ravine in Buguias, Benguet, on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Twenty passengers were pulled out of the crash site, but 10 died while being brought to the hospital, Supt. Davy Vicente Lim-mong, Cordillera regional police spokesman, said in a text message, citing initial field reports.

The injured are still undergoing treatment at the Abatan and Lutheran hospitals, with some being recommended for transfer to medical facilities in Baguio City, he said.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. in Brgy. Bayoyo.

The Ford Fiera utility vehicle (AAD-874) was heading towards Brgy. Abatan when it fell into a ravine more or less 80 meters deep, Lim-mong said. (John Roson) post updated. see update here

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Photo courtesy of Quezon Police Provincial Office

Photo courtesy of Quezon Police Provincial Office

Nine people, including four minors, died after a passenger bus collided with and dragged the tricycle they were riding, along the Maharlika Highway in Calauag, Quezon, early Sunday, police said.

Passengers Natividad Breva, 51; Federico Ebiernas, 44; Letecia Ebiernas, 43; Jackielyn Casabon, 29; Krizel Pera, 14; Glicel Casabon, 9; Daniela Olanda, 9; and Kathleen Casabon, 7, died on the spot while their driver Redentor Olanda, 37, was declared dead at the St. Peter Hospital, Quezon provincial police spokesman Chief Insp. Ediclle Canals said.

The incident occurred around 7:25 a.m., while Olanda was driving the tricycle along the highway’s portion in Brgy. Biyan.

The tricycle was heading towards Calauag town proper when it was hit by the Arandia Bus Line unit (EVN-970) being driven by Albert Oli from Manila to Bicol, Canals said.

The bus dragged the tricycle some 56 meters from the point of impact, he said.

Investigation showed that Oli overtook another bus by using the opposite lane, causing his bus to collide head on with Olanda’s tricycle.

Oli’s bus suffered heavy damage due to the strong impact, while the tricycle was totally wrecked, Canals said.

The fatalities’ bodies have been brought to a local funeral parlor while Oli is now detained at the Calauag Police Station.

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property are now being prepared against the bus driver, Canals said. (John Roson)

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Five people were killed while at least 23 others, including a policeman, were injured when a 10-wheeler truck went wayward and swept four other vehicles in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Supt. Ronnie Francis Cariaga, Northern Mindanao regional police spokesman, identified the fatalities as Hardlyn Else Placencia, Rey Regulacion, Apolinario Obial Migalbio, Paulo Bajan, and Ruben Botal.

Among the injured are Pacita Aguilar, Janet Jumanguin, Jose Taruc, Rene Cadiz, Roel Rivera, Mona Luna Trasi, Evelyn Soco, Wenceslao Amad, Millyn Cruz Abelo, Ma. Liza Catalan, Madelyn Pabillore, Flordiliza Aninao, Florence Aninao, Claudine Cruza, Alexander Pailagao, Joseph Rosal, Catalina Lahera, Ryan Mark Ayunar, Muna Pangatan, Rodolfo Abrogueña, and Miraflor Terante, who were all taken to the Puerto Community Hospital, Cariaga said.

PO1 Julios Lomongo, assigned at the Valencia City Police Station in Bukidnon, was also injured along with others who were brought to different hospitals, Cariaga said, citing a report from the Cagayan de Oro City Police.

The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. along the National Highway in Purok 6, Upper Puerto.

Investigation indicated that Francisco Junio was driving the Fuso 10-wheeler truck (MVH-503), which was loaded with empty softdrink bottles, when the vehicle’s brakes malfunctioned.

“‘Yun ang sinasabi nung driver, hindi niya na-control ang sasakyan kasi di niya magamit ‘yung break niya,” Supt. Antonio Montalba, officer-in-charge of the Cagayan de Oro City Police, said.

The truck swept the passenger jeepney (KVP-291) driven by Abrogueña, a Kia Sorento (ZFJ-717) driven by Rubelie Cabiguin, the brand new Honda XR motorcycle driven by Lomongo, and the Isuzu Elf aluminum van (RMK-353) driven by Milky Cagas, who was also injured.

Junio is now detained at the Cagayan de Oro City Police Station 6 and will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide, multiple serious physical injuries, and damage to property. (John Roson)

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Three persons were killed while 10 others were injured when a passenger bus rammed a house in Enrique B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental, where several people were playing bingo Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Florida Pelagio, 38, Gaspar Pelagio, 6, and Jillianne Lamis, 1, expired while being brought to a hospital, according to Senior Insp. Arnold Mesias, officer-in-charge of the local police.

Injured were Geraldine Pelagio, 15; Gabriel Pelagio, 4 months; Geraldine Lamis, 27; Ma. Joanna Rose Mae Delfin, 13; Alexis Penuela, 19; Wilma Salis, 12; Aspril Jereme, 13; and three bus passengers of whom two were identified as Ian Asuyon, 17; and Merlie Bagyo, 49.

The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. while the Pelagios, Lamises, and their relatives and neighbors were playing bingo in Brgy. Damgo, Mesias said in his report.

Jess Martinez was then driving the Ceres bus (FWY-918) along the National Highway in the same barangay.

Martinez tried to overtake another vehicle but hesitated and as the bus was returning to its lane, it swerved and hit the house where the victims were playing, Mesias said.

All victims were taken to the Silay City Hospital, where three were declared dead by doctors.

The surviving victims have been transferred to different hospitals in Bacolod City for further treatment. (John Roson)

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13 hurt in Quezon bus-truck mishap

Thirteen people were injured in an accident involving a passenger bus and two 10-wheeler trucks in Tagkawayan, Quezon, early Friday, police said.

An RSL bus hit an incoming truck before the latter was sideswiped by another truck, Quezon Provincial Police director Senior Supt. Valeriano de Leon said.

Twelve passengers of the bus and truck driver Buhay Tolentino were injured and brought to the Maria Eleazar Memorial District Hospital for treatment, De Leon said in a text message.

The incident occurred around 5:15 a.m. along the Quirino Highway in Brgy. San Vicente.

Jose Batola was driving the bus (EVP-976) towards the south when his vehicle hit a 10-wheeler truck (RFR-312) being driven by Avelino Bagangan towards Manila, De Leon said.

Initial investigation indicated that Batola tried to overtake the 10-wheeler truck (UVB-833) driven by Tolentino which, in turn, sideswiped the tail of Bagangan’s truck, the police official said.

All vehicles suffered a still undetermined amount of damages. (John Roson)

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Two barangay kagawads (village councilmen) died after the motorcycle they were riding fell into a canal in San Andres, Catanduanes, early Wednesday, police said.

Killed were Norvin Baynosa, 35, and Eddie Samonte, 56, both kagawads of Brgy. Mayngaway, Bicol regional police spokesman Supt. Renato Bataller said.

The incident occurred in Brgy. Divino Rostro around 3:35 a.m., he said.

The village officials were immediately brought to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center, but Baynosa died around 3:45 a.m. and Samonte expired around 10 a.m., Bataller said.

Local police are still investigating the cause of the incident, he said. (John Roson)

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A 17-year-old high school student was killed while 11 other persons, mostly students, were injured when the tricycle they were riding fall into a ravine in Tabaco City, Albay, Thursday afternoon, police said.

Marilou Broniosa, a 4th year student at the Bantayan National High School, expired while being brought to the Ziga Memorial District Hospital, Bicol regional police spokesman Supt. Renato Bataller said.

Two other people are still confined at the same hospital, one at the Sabredo General Hospital, while eight others, including the tricycle driver, have been transferred to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City due to severe injuries.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the mountainous area of Brgy. Oras, about 9 to 10 kilometers from Tabaco City proper.

The tricycle had just fetched the students from the Bantayan National High School and was bringing them home to Brgy. Sua-Igot, when one of its tires suddenly exploded.

“Pumutok ‘yung gulong niya at medyo pababa pa ‘yung lugar, kaya hindi na na-control ng driver ‘yung manibela at bumulusok po ito dun sa bangin na may lalim na tatlong tao, siguro mga 15 feet, at bumagsak dun sa mga batuhan,” Bataller said in a phone interview. (John Roson)

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