Bago City

2 die in road mishaps

Two more persons were killed in separate road accidents on Saturday and Sunday, in E.B. Magalona and Bago City, police reports disclosed.

Police Inspector Bonifacio Aral, acting E.B. Magalona police chief identified the victim as Erlinda Sancho, 65, of Purok Mabinuligon, Barangay Alicante in the town.

She died on arrival at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City due to head and body injuries.

Sancho was crossing the road in Bangga Kawayan, Barangay Alicante when bumped by a speeding vehicle driven by Leonard de Asis, 30.

Kanla-on Eruption, 19 Families in Brgy. Ma-ao Evacuated for Sulfur Smell

A total of 19 families in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City evacuated to the Barangay Gym due to sulfur smell after Kanlaon Volcano erupted at about 6:20 p.m., Tuesday.


City Administrator Rommel P. Tam, CDRRMO Jake Aizpuro with CHO Dr. Frances Jalandoni, City Disaster Crisis Management Response Team of La Carlota conduct an on-the-spot actual inspection on the damage brought by the eruption of Kanla-on Volcano to root crops, plants, flowers, bushes, trees, roads, houses and other infrastructure projects and properties for assessment and evaluation report in Sitio Guintubdan, Barangay Ara-al, La Carlota City.* (CDRRMO-La Carlota City photo)

Pickup Driver Who Killed Nurse Now Identified

Bago City PNP has identified the driver of a Mitsubishi pickup who killed a nurse and injured three others 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along Rafael Salas drive in the city.

Superintendent David Cachumbo, Jr., Bago City PNP chief has arrested Rodolfo Salazar, 48 of Barangay Pacol also of the city for questioning.

Salazar alleged he did not know he hit somebody that fateful night.

But Cachumbo said the color and the debris that was left at the tricycle matched with the color of Salazar’s pickup and the debris of his bumper.

Nurse Killed, 3 Others Injured in Bago Mishap

A nurse of Bago City Hospital was killed, her two colleagues and the driver of a tricycle they were riding on were injured when a pick up hit the tricycle along Salas Drive, near the Bago Police Office at about 10 p.m., Wednesday.

They were victims of hit-and-run, according to Police Superintendent David Cachumbo, Jr., Bago chief of police.

He identified the fatality as Berlen Mondia Bedayo, 25, of Mar-El Subdivision in Bago.

Injured were nurses Lina Surmaco, 32, and Paula Oreta, 32.