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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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Photo courtesy of Quezon provincial police.

Photo courtesy of Quezon provincial police.

Ten people were injured when the bus they were riding fell and landed upside down into a ravine in Tagkawayan, Quezon, early Saturday, police said.

Driver Gonzalo Joble, 65, was injured along with passengers Jinky Agra, 43, Josephine Bailey, 45, Manuel Lagramada, 56, Maria Reina Lagramada, 54, Ma. Cecilia Orain, 27, Emmlon Orain, 20, Monica Siaton, 25, all of Naga City; Arnel Doroteo, 31, of Antipolo City; and Roland Sibajon, 31, of Damulog, Bukidnon, Chief Insp. Edcille Canals, Quezon provincial police spokesman, said.

Photo courtesy of Quezon provincial police.

Photo courtesy of Quezon provincial police.

The 10 were brought to the Maria Eleazar Memorial District Hospital, with Joble placed under the Tagkawan Police’s custody, Canals said.

The incident occurred around 12 a.m. while the Peñafrancia Tours bus (TYV-282) was travelling along the Quirino Highway in Brgy. San Vicente.

Joble was reportedly driving the bus from the Bicol region to Manila.

Investigation indicated that while maneuvering a descending section, Joble swerved to the right to avoid a newly-constructed portion of the road but lost control of the steering wheel, Canals said.

The bus fell and landed upside down into a ravine about 12 feet deep, he said.

A concerned citizen reported the incident around 12:10 a.m. so members of the Tagkawayan Police, Municipal Health Unit, and civilian volunteers conducted a rescue operation and pulled out the bus occupants, Canals said. (John Roson)

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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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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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12 hurt in Bataan bus mishap

Twelve people were injured when a mini-bus slammed into the tail of another mini-bus in Hermosa, Bataan, on Monday, police reported.

The incident occurred along the Mac Arthur Highway in Brgy. Mandama around 9:30 a.m., according to a report from the Bataan Provincial Police.

Injured were Myra Matacot, 25, Loida Calma, 28, both of Abucay; Cecilia Pastolero, 53, Aira Jun Aquino, 17, Christine Michelle Ibarreta, 25, Sherwin Mallari, 32, Marilou Manabat, 40, Jose Antonio Lim, 2, all of Dinalupihan; Sherwin Medina, 24, Meynard Lee Montemayor, 20, both of Hermosa; Eulalia Layawen, 65, of Orani; and Rowena Dela Cruz, 41, of Samal.

The 12, all passengers of the mini-bus driven by Nestor Varona, were taken to the Jose Payumo Hospital for treatment, the report said.

Investigation showed that Varona was driving the mini-bus (CVB-586) from Olongapo to Balanga City, when it was hit from behind by another mini-bus (CVA-598) driven by Constantino Morales Jr.

The incident also caused a still unestimated amount of damages to both vehicles, police said. (John Roson)

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26 hurt in South Cotabato bus crash

Twenty-six people were injured when the passenger bus they were riding figured in an accident in Tupi, South Cotabato, Monday night, authorities said.

The 26 were brought to different hospitals with the help of the local government, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

All were passengers of a Husky bus (MVV-171) that figured in an accident in Brgy. Crossing Rubber around 7 p.m., the NDRRMC said in a report.

Supt. Marvin Fontalva, Tupi Police chief, said the bus skid and turned one side down along the National Highway.

“Nawalan ng control ‘yung driver kaya siya tumagilid,” Fontalva told Bandera in a phone interview.

The passengers only suffered “slight injuries” and some were allowed to go home immediately after treatment, he said, adding that the driver is in now police custody. (John Roson)

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One person was killed while seven others were injured when the passenger bus they were riding crashed in Pilar, Sorsogon, on Monday, police said.

Fernando Mabignay, 42, a resident of Catbalogan, Samar, died on the spot, Sorsogon Provincial Police spokesman Chief Insp. Nonito Marquez said.

Injured were Jessel Pepito, 16, Mary Rose Pedrosa, 17, Jumar Bayote, 18, Richard Balosa, 33, all residents of Leyte; Jerry Albarico, 33, Oliver Cablino, 21, both of Ormoc City; and Celso Mabignay, 47, of Catbalogan.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. while Alvin Valencia was driving the PP passenger bus (TVR-614) along the Maharlika Highway in Brgy. Del Rosario.

Valencia was driving the bus from Metro Manila to Ormoc City, when the right wheel ran off the road, Marquez said, citing investigation by the Pilar Police.

While maneuvering the bus back, Valencia lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to slide and turn left side down at the road shoulder, he said.

The fatality’s remains were brought to a funeral parlor in Castilla for autopsy, while the injured were taken to the Vicente Memorial Hospital in the same town.

Valencia surrendered to police in Matnog and was brought to Pilar the same day, Marquez said. (John Roson)

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10 hurt in Isabela bus mishap

Ten people, including three Chinese nationals, were seriously injured when a passenger bus slammed into a truck in Cordon, Isabela, early Friday, police said.

Among those hurt were Chinese nationals Zhu Shu Bo, Ling Liyang, and Wang Yong Seng, all passengers of the Florida bus (BVR-369), Senior Supt. Franklin Mabanag, Isabela Provincial Police director, said.

Also injured were bus driver Pablo Antonio Jr., conductor Jun Gahondran, passengers Natividad Pacleb, Ronulfo Cabillan, Bonifacio Ibarra, Teresita Ibarra, and tractor trailer truck driver Sadiri Salviejo, Mabanag said in a text message.

The incident occurred around 2:50 a.m. at the junction going to Quirino province, which is located along the National Highway in Brgy. Laurel.

Antonio was driving the bus to Cagayan when a motorcycle allegedly darted out of the junction, Mabanag said.

Antonio tried to avoid the motorcycle but the bus “run-slammed” into to rear portion of the tractor trailer truck parked on the highway’s left shoulder, the police official said. (John Roson)

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5 killed, 22 hurt in Davao bus mishap

Five people were killed while 22 others were injured when the bus they were riding slammed into the roadside and turned turtle, in Samal Island, Davao del Norte, Tuesday morning, police said.

Bus driver Eusephiano Rubio, 57 and passengers Mary Hazel Monion, 17; Milagros Cahanap, 60; Alfredo Baja, 60; and Mark Jun Senok, 30, died on the spot, Insp. Juanito Pacaña, commander of the police precinct in Brgy. Poblacion-Kaputian, said.

Twenty-two other passengers, three of whom are in serious condition, were brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, Pacaña said.

The incident occurred around 11:20 a.m. while Rubio was driving the Island City Express bus (LWU-812) along an ascending road in Sitio 16, Brgy. Poblacion-Kaputian.

“Ascending sila noon, medyo matarik ‘yung road, nung mawalan ng control ‘yung driver sa sasakyan. Nawalan siguro ng preno kaya ibinangga niya ‘yung sasakyan sa gilid ng kalsada,” Pacaña said. (John Roson)

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