By Eugene Y. Adiong & Cyrus M. Garde
At least four died and 43 were injured when two buses of Vallacar Transit
Inc., accidentally hit each other along Highway Moñumento, Brgy. Sto. Niño,
Enrique B. Maga-lona town, Negros Occi-dental yesterday about 8:00 a.m..
Senior Inspector Conrado Rances, EB Magalona police chief, said he identified
three of the fatalities as Nina Paceno, 19, of Hacienda Pula, Barangay Kapitan
Ramon, Silay City who was a pharmacy student of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod. She
was also a working student and scholar of Simag Foundation in Brgy. Alicante, EB
Magalona. The other identified fatalities are bus conductor Ronnie Barrios
Javarro of Victorias City and Ignacio Cañete, 55, of Brgy, 13, Victorias City.
SCENE OF THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT. Four persons were killed here, while 43
passengers were injured as two Ceres Buses (Nos. 5160 and 5126) hit each other
on the national highway along Barangay Sto. Niño in EB Magalona, Negros Occ.*(Aksyon
Elements of Police Station 2 headed by PSI Lanel Mae Lee Lanado, conduct buy
bust operation at Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City on July 21, 2015 around
8:20 pm. Apprehended in the watch list were Janet Filoteo y Duadores, 45, and
her son John Mathew Filoteo y Duadores, 25. Recovered from Janet were 1 small
and 2 big heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu.
While from John Mathew recovered was 1 elongated heat sealed transparent plastic
sachet containing suspected shabu.* (Malou Flejoles/DYAF)
They succumbed to multiple body injuries.
Rances said the area is a four-lane road at KM 22, Brgy. Sto. Niño. He also
reported that some passengers got pinned down when the buses fell on their side,
while others were thrown out of the vehicles and landed on a nearby drainage
canal and field.
He said Leo Ciocon, driver of Ceres Bus 5126 bound for Escalante City from
Bacolod City, executed an overtake on the right side of a vehicle he was
He did not have enough space to completely overtake the other vehicle,
prompting him to return to his lane but he lost control of the wheels.