May 13, 2012

Bontoc Jeepney Accident

I can only find two news articles regarding the jeepney accident that happened in Bontoc yesterday (Sunday, May 13). One from GMA News and one from the Inquirer website. The two stories have different details. GMA says the fatalities were 11 while Inquirer says it's 18.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council website is down so I can't access their report about the accident.

Here are the names of the fatalities as reported by GMA:
  • Sherleene Benis
  • Mary Anne Camfoli
  • Chuwarey Arokod
  • Jonalyn Sallongen
  • Teresa Aronchay
  • Chagon Chamkas
  • Adelene Domakyon
  • Helen Lachika
  • Chanda Chamkas
  • Delia Sumilao, and
  • Melvin Aronchay.
Here are the names of those injured and brought to the Bontoc District Hospital:
  • Jessica Sumilao, 10
  • Myrna Lapa-an, 23
  • Isagani Falisong, 13
  • Zenia Maskay, 14
  • Luisa Waking, 34
  • Raquel Lapa-an, 21
  • Jacqueline Baganan, 48
  • Abraham Mang-osan
  • Jane Falisong, 33, and
  • Stevensol Paraan
According to the reports, the jeepney which was carrying about 30 people feel off a ravine that's about 100-150 meters deep. The jeep was reportedly on it's way home to Dalican, Bontoc when the accident happened.

[Update]: ABS-CBN is saying that Antonio Dulawan, the driver of the jeepney escaped while GMA is saying that he is under the custody of the police.

[Update]: Here's an updated report from ABS-CBN:

*This article will be edited as more updates come in.

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  1. sad news yet smiley face, tsk

  2. Sad news...a warning to jeepney drivers not to overload as its too risky......

  3. Rest in peace to those who lost their lives and strive harder to those who were hospitalized. This incident should enlighten the car owners in employing their drivers. And drivers should be that diligent to avoid such accidents/ losing lives of our love ones.

  4. overloading......kasla nga maibusan t lugan!!!! kanayun, overloading!!!!!!!!!!! datakoy igorot, mahilig ay menpuno puno as pasaheros!!!! rip sharleen.