COTABATO CITY (John Unson, Oct. 6, 2023) — Three were killed in separate road accidents involving two dump trucks and two motorcycles in two Mindanao regions Wednesday.
The first to perish were Mark Anthony Tulisana and Nelly Jean Micaya Rabago who were together in a motorcycle that a dump truck with a defective brake rammed while at a stretch of a highway in Dapa in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, Caraga region.
Radio reports here Friday mentioned of a report from the Dapa Municipal Police Station as stating that Tulisana and Rabago were hit head-on by a dump truck driven by Ronald Uriarte, who lost control of the wheel due to a mechanical problem while maneuvering through a downhill stretch of a highway in Barangay 5 in Dapa.
The duo died on the spot, according to the Dapa MPS, now in custody of Uriarte, who immediately turned himself in to responding policemen and surrendered his driver’s license.
Three hours later, Gildon Abang Buli was killed while his relative, Dennis Buli, was badly hurt when the motorcycle they were riding together collided with dump truck parked along the opposite lane of the highway in Purok 11 in Barangay Sirib in Calinan District in Davao City in Region 11.
Gildon reportedly died at a hospital in Calinan District where emergency responders from the Davao City local government unit rushed him for treatment.
The badly injured Dennis is now confined in a hospital, according to Friday’s reports by broadcast outfits here. (JFU IN COTABATO CITY)