Occidental Mindoro vice governor hurt in Plaza Miranda fall

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MANILA, Philippines—The vice governor of Occidental Mindoro fell off the stage during the proclamation rally of the Team PNoy senatorial candidates at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila, Tuesday night.

Singer Dingdong Avanzado was singing on stage when Vice Gov. Mario Gene Mendiola, who will be running for governor in the local elections, fell and hit his head on the pavement behind the stage.

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo, one of the spokesmen of the Liberal Party campaign, confirmed the incident.

President Aquino, who was apparently taking a cigarette break at the time, was reportedly nearby when Mendiola fell.

In a text message to the Inquirer, Quimbo said the President “was with (Mendiola) all throughout until we were able to lift him to a stretcher.  He was bleeding but conscious.”

A cursory inspection of the stage where the proclamation rally was held showed that four rows of white plastic chairs were lined up for the use of the 12 senatorial candidates and other VIPs, including local officials from several provinces.

Aquino and the senatorial candidates were in the front row.

A source from the Liberal Party said Mendiola was in stable condition despite suffering a four-centimeter laceration “at the left occipital area” and bruises.

The source, who asked not to be named, added that Mendiola complained of an aching back but had been provided with the medicine necessary for his condition.

Originally posted at 06:38 pm | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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  • Sugbuanon86

    Just like the racist president’s ratings, nag babagsakan na ang mga kandidato niya, sa entablado pa lang.

    Yan kasi ang nangyayari kapag nagpapang-gap ka.

    Take this as a sign, PNOY.

    Ibahin mo na ang gimik mo.  Yang “Daang Matuwid” mo, alam na ng taong bayan, na para lang sa mga kalaban mo sa pulitika.

    Alam ng taong bayan, na kung crony mo, ikaw pa ang nag babayad ng piyansa para hindi makulong.

    PNOY’s Daang Matuwid gimik will miserably fail this time around.

    Natututo na ang mga botante.

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    • sakinlang

      AMPALAYA!!!

    • lennonpaul

       ganun ba? mabuhay c enrile,maceda,binay at erap!!!:(

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQPOCGSITYMSD2UTYIN4TJP56U Rene

      siguro ikaw tumulak ke vice gov ano? nakahanda na yung post con likes mo, no. 1 ka naman pero sino ang niloloko mo di ba sarili mo lang?

    • Bekok

      magbago ka na…from unggoy magsa-manok ka na.

  • Febien Lopez

    Three years ng Presidente si Aquino pero wala paring pagunlad. Ano ba puro bola lang. Noong umupong Presidente nariyan na ang mga tulay hospital, nlex, slex mga kalsada dinatnan na nya yan. Aalis sya sa pwesto na walang naipagawa. Saan ginagastos ang pera ng bayan? hulog din ang performance as President ni Aquino.

    • lennonpaul

       read more,objectively and unbias

    • Bekok

      puro ka reklamo, eh di naman kayang pagsabay sabayin ang problema sa bansa ng 3 taon lang.  magtrabaho ka kasi at wag umasa lang sa gobyerno…TAMAD ka.

      • sigena

        ginagaya lang nila si pnoyy tamad

  • DGuardian

    Hindi natin dapat ikatuwa ang aksidente na nangyari sa ibang tao. At saka si Presidente Aquino ay hindi magnanakaw kaya’t may karapatan siyang maghangad ng Daang Matuwid. At ang mga botanteng sinasabi mo na sa kahirapan ay ipinagbibili ang boto ang siyang nagdadala sa puwesto sa mga corrupt at magnanakaw na mga kandidato. Nakakalungkot na silang ipinagbibili ang mga boto ang nagde-decide ng destiny ng Pilipinas at ng milyung-milyong Pilipino. Hindi na tayo kailanman makakaahon sa kumunoy na ating kinasasadlakan dahil sa mga mahihirap mismo nating mga kababayan na nananatiling mahirap hanggang kaapu-apuhan at sa darating pang maraming henerasyon dahil imbes na gastahin ang mga pondo at resources ng gobyerno para maisa-ayos at mahango sa hirap ang ating mga mamamayan at magpagawa ng mga infrastructure at pagandahin ang ating bansa ay ninanakaw ng mga opisyales ng pamahalaan na ibinoto nila ang government funds. At lalo tayong naghihirap dahil gumagasta ang gobyerno ng bilyung-bilyong piso kada tatlong taon para lamang magluklok ng mga mangungulimbat sa pera ng bayan. May pag-asa pa ba ang bayang ito na puno ng mga magnanakaw, katiwalian at krimen? Ikaw, tunay mo bang mahal ang bayan mo?

  • buttones

    This is sooo funny! It’s hilarious ! A Candidate falls of his very platform and is rushed to hospital ? Can’t the guy stand up straight? OMG! Only in PH,,,

  • bogli_anakdami

    ‘bakwet na ang gung gong yan sa ‘merka >>> for medical reasons, ka mo…

  • bongarroyo

    nahulog na naman??

    kanina nabasa ko na ito dito ngayon inulit na naman…

    hoy PDI bakit ba paulit -ulit ang news niyo ?

  • mulanay

    baka naman staged lang ang paghulog ni mendiola para makilala sya. 

  • wawa2172

    Well sa dami ba naman nang politico na nakisabay sa rally tiyak accident could happen. Well, its seems that Drillon, the Team PNoy campaign manager allowed the stage to be packed. Sana nalimitahan naman ang candidates na tumuntong sa stage perhaps sa senatorial candidates lang.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

      wow, napaka smart ng komentaryo mo, napaluha ako.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QXRY5FFJHVBW2THD226CSOAXVA JanB

        Sa tawa ! LOL

  • dequis

    talaga pala ang plaza miranda
    kung hindi pinapuputakan ng granada,
    may mahuhulog sa entablada.
    get well soon vice gov. mendiola.

  • kismaytami

    Masamang pangitain.

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