By Jerry Alcayde and Aaron Recuenco
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro — Two college officials have been killed whereas 30 others, principally student-athletes from a college in Rizal, have been injured when the bus they have been on unintentionally crashed on its facet in Magsaysay city, Occidental Mindoro final Saturday evening, police and military responders mentioned.
Captain Christopher Cuenca, spokesman of the Philippine Army’s 203rd Infantry Brigade (203IB) recognized the fatalities as Elmer Decillo, 62, of Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal and Jonathan Rojeda, 52, each from the University of Rizal System (URS)-Binangonan Campus in Rizal province.
Superintendent Imelda Tolentino, spokesperson of the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Occidental and Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) regional police, recognized Decillo as the united statessports director and Penada because the campus director.
They have been among the many 44 passengers of the bus when the accident occurred at eight:20 p.m. Saturday.
Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, MIMAROPA director, blamed defective brakes for the mishap.
“The bus was following a coaster but it reportedly lost its brakes. The bus driver reportedly maneuvered left to avoid hitting the coaster. It was then that it hit the canal,” mentioned Mayor.
Initial investigation by police confirmed that the bus had misplaced its brakes whereas participating the mountainside highway in Sitio Bunga, Barangay Nicholas, Magsaysay, and veered off the highway to keep away from a coaster in entrance of it.
The maneuver compelled the bus’ entrance wheel right into a ditch, inflicting the bus to lean on one facet and crash off the highway.
The bus, owned by Charm Bus Travel and Tours Company got here from the URS-Binangonan Campus in Rizal, was on its option to San Jose for the Southern Tagalog Regional Association of State Universities and Colleges Olympics (STRASUC).
The bus driver, Julius Baleno, fled after the accident and remained at giant.
Among the 23 passengers who have been delivered to the San Jose District Hospital have been Reynica Lapure Pitular, 18; Jaya Icaonapo Sarausos, 20; Jomico Hann Perpetua, 20; Kimuel Joshua Sabono San Juan, 25; Angelito Bonifacio Fernando, 38, doctor; Mary Jane Odiver Ancog, 19; Ivan Miguel Raquia Cuyong, 20; Lovely Jane Cerafica Santiago, 21; Krystel Nillosca Anore, 23; Daisy An Collado Morgado, 19; Rosell Portugal Serapica, 20; Jacky Quintinita Pascu, 22; Nathan Francis Hernandez Esguerra, 20; Karl Ryel Valerica Valle, 20; Maria Cristina Lestina, 25;
Jake Pagayan Bagon, 22; Joven Loyola Gapas, 20; Jerome Espinosa Juanico, 25; Marian Castro, 41, nurse; Jomel Alejo Tomas, 39; Adrian Pascual Maniaol, Sports Coordinator, 40; Renato Francisco De Lemon, Budget Officer, 55; Mariano Cavanza Tulod, 24; Julieann Pareja Castro, 19; Mary Ann De Castro; and, Maricel Maniaol, 39.
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