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LTFRB suspends bus firm in Bontoc tragedy; faulty brakes seen

The driver of the GV Florida Transport bus that fell off a cliff and killed 15 people in Bontoc, Mt. Province, on Feb. 7 may have been speeding, according to a government forensic team.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended for six months the operations of the GV Florida Transport after it was found that one of its buses had faulty brakes, which resulted in the death of 14 passengers when it plunged into a ravine in Bontoc in February.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Florida bus driver in Bontoc crash granted bail

Police and rescuers retrieve bodies of passengers after a bus veered off a mountain road in Bontoc town, Mountain Province, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

A court granted temporary freedom to the driver of the G.V. Florida bus that fell off a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province and killed 15 people, according to a radio report.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LTFRB surprised with visit to bus garage in QC

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LTFRB. Screengrab from http://ltfrb.gov.ph/

This time around, it was the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that was surprised when they visited a bus company’s garage on Thursday.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bontoc road where Florida bus crashed is in good condition, says DPWH official

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The driver of the GV Florida Transport bus that fell off a cliff and killed 15 people in Bontoc, Mt. Province, on Feb. 7 may have been speeding, according to a government forensic team.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways field office in Bontoc, Mountain Province, has dismissed as “unbelievable” the GV Florida Transport’s claim that poor road condition was to blame for the Feb. 7 fatal accident involving one of its buses, leaving 14 dead and 31 injured.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »

PNP clarifies carjacking charges against Florida Transport

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Photo by Gareth Likigan

The bus unit that plunged into a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province and killed 14 passengers was not actually a stolen vehicle, the Philippine National Police clarified Tuesday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Names of dead passengers in Bontoc bus accident

This unit of the GV Florida Transport Inc fell off a ravine on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014, landing at a small farm in Barangay (village)Talubin, Bontoc town in Mt. Province. The bus came from Manila. The accident killed 14 people, including 2 foreigners and comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez whose remains were driven back to Manila on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/Inquirer Northern Luzon

Following are the 14 confirmed dead passengers of the Florida Transport bus fell into a ravine in the outskirts of Bontoc as provided by the Mountain Province Police Office:

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

List of injured passengers in Bontoc bus accident

This unit of the GV Florida Transport Inc fell off a ravine on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014, landing at a small farm in Barangay (village)Talubin, Bontoc town in Mt. Province. The bus came from Manila. The accident killed 14 people, including 2 foreigners and comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez whose remains were driven back to Manila on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/Inquirer Northern Luzon

Following are the injured passengers of the ill-fated Florida Transport bus fell into a ravine in the outskirts of Bontoc as provided by the Mountain Province Police Office:

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bontoc bus crash may have been caused by loose brakes—LTFRB chair

This unit of the GV Florida Transport Inc fell off a ravine on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014, landing at a small farm in Barangay (village)Talubin, Bontoc town in Mt. Province. The bus came from Manila. The accident killed 14 people, including 2 foreigners and comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez whose remains were driven back to Manila on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/Inquirer Northern Luzon

The bus that fell off a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province and killed 14 passengers may have had loose brakes, according to the preliminary investigation of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police launch air strikes vs rebels in Sagada

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The Cordillera police launched aerial attacks against communist rebels in Mountain Province Friday morning, continuing a conflict that began Thursday in which at least two police officers were injured.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels attack 95 cops on morning jog; 1 dead

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A police officer was killed and nine others were wounded when communist rebels attacked a group of 95 policemen who were out on a routine morning jog in Tadian, Mountain Province, on Friday.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Brrr weather warms hearts of Baguio folk, of DOT,‘ukay-ukay’

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HEARTWARMING Elders from Sadanga, Mountain Province, bear the coldest weather yet in the summer capital as they gather around Baguio Botanical Garden tightly wrapped in their colorful, woven “tapis.” The temperature dropped to 9.5 degrees Celsius in Baguio City on Friday. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Tourism officials and ukay-ukay (secondhand bargain goods) traders in the summer capital rejoiced on Friday when the temperature dropped further to 9.5 degrees Celsius.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

11 die as jeeney slips down ravine in Mountain Province

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Bontoc, Mountain Province

Eleven people died while 10 others were hurt when their jeepney fell 47 meters down a deep ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province on Sunday, police said Monday.

Posted: May 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

From a young boy’s point of view

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(Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from the narrative that won first prize in the 2011 WWII True Stories Contest. Apigo got a Macbook computer. The Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) also opened a savings account in her name with an initial deposit of P10,000. Her teacher-coach, Glynnis K. Ngeteg, received P5,000 from PVB.) IF WAR [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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