3 killed in Antipolo City, La Union on Maundy Thursday—NDRRMC


MANILA, Philippines—Three people were killed and 11 were injured were in separate incidents on Maundy Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In Antipolo City, the NDRRMC said that one was killed and four were hurt in a vehicular accident involving a multicab and a tricycle along Bosai Resort in Antipolo City, Rizal at 11 p.m.

The casualties have not been identified.

Earlier on Thursday, two people were reported to have drowned – one in Pangasinan and the other in La Union.

Juniel T. Zamora, 7, from Antipolo died in San Fabian, Pangasinan. His body was recovered along Sitio (sub-village) Sabangan, Barangay (village) Nibaliw Navarte, the NDRRMC said. The circumstances surrounding the incident were not mentioned in the report.

The other drowning victim, who has yet to be identified, was said to have been on a drinking spree with relatives in Barangay Nagrebcan in La Union. His body, which was recovered in the nearby Bauang River, was brought by the police at Joces Funeral Homes for autopsy.

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  • Jack Phalaphitac

    Stupidity and tragedy on a Maundy Thursday. Chaotic was the situation that time there in Antipolo and it’s a minor miracle that only a single casualty resulted on that , or was it the only one reported? Imagine this, feeling heaven coming from doing the Visita Iglesia in those magnificent churches in Laguna, thinking about home and rest, and then without warning you end up in that hell-like madhouse that is Antipolo.

    Pilgrims on foot from the city occupied the whole road going up to Antipolo, vehicles going back to Metro from Laguna and Rizal have to find, on their own, their way home. Nobody thought about making a simple call to officials of the neighboring towns to warn motorists not to pass through Antipolo and instead use the Morong – Binangonan route to avoid the bedlam. Instead motorists got caught up in a nightmarish traffic wasting their time, money and whatever holiness they’ve got in a senseless holy mess.

    If those penitents in Pampanga nail themselves to the cross every Good Friday, it is not too late for those who’s running the show in Antipolo to do the same. On call, we’ve got a group of volunteers who’ll act as Roman soldiers and who’ll see to it that those officials don’t get down from the cross ever.
    Well, on second thought, they should just do it the Judas way. No mess.

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