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Duterte orders arrest of Dimple Star bus operator

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 04:51 PM March 23, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the victims of the ill-fated Dimple Star Transport in Occidental Mindoro on March 23, 2018, and talks to officers handling the investigation. (Photo from Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go)

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the arrest of the operator of the Dimple Star Bus Transport in Occidental Mindoro during his visit to the victims of the accident  that involved one of the units of the transport firm.

Duterte also visited the crash site in Sablayan town.

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go announced Duterte’s decision, adding that the President has also ordered a crackdown on all colorum vehicles.

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“Pina[hu]huli ni PRRD operator and pinahuli niya ang lahat ng colorum (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered the arrest of the operator and all the colorum),” Go said.

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the family of one of the victims of the Mindoro bus crash. Beside the President is Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go. (Photo courtesy of Bong Go)

The Dimple Star bus was headed for Manila when it clipped the side of the bridge and crashed into a 15-meter-deep ravine in Sablayan town.

The accident claimed the lives of 19 people and injured 21 others. /jpv

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgra III upon his visit to the crash site of the Dimple Star bus in Sablayan. (Photo courtesy of Bong Go)

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