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By Nestor Corrales
He promised to go back to Bontoc after his recovery. Dino Dimar, 25, one of the survivors of the wayward Florida bus that fell into a ravine in Bontoc town, Mt. Province and killed 15 people last Feb. 7 made this vow during an interview with INQUIRER.net at his hospital bedside.
By Melvin Gascon
Since the past decade, the pink buses of GV Florida Transport Inc., with their distinct floral body marks, have been busy carrying passengers to and from Metro Manila and three regions in northern Luzon: Cagayan Valley, the Ilocos and the Cordillera.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Jose Jimenez, the father of comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez, does not feel any anger toward the driver of the bus that fell into a ravine in Mountain Province, leaving his son and 13 others dead.
The G.V. Florida Transport which owned the bus that plunged into a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province last week has not yet tried to reach out to the families of the dead victims, or at least to one of those killed.
Father hugged me. I was saved. That was the account of Amian Sicam, son of artist David Sicam, as he recalled the moment when the wayward Florida Transport bus they were riding fell into a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province last Friday.
One of the lead artists of Camp Aguinaldo’s famous painted walls was among those killed in the bus accident in Bontoc last week.
By Leila B. Salaverria
, Miguel R. Camus
Two bus companies, including the operator of the bus that fell into a ravine in Mt. Province last Tuesday, killing 14 people including comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez, have been suspended by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
Fourteen people, among them local comedian Tado Jimenez, a Dutch woman and a Canadian man, were killed when a bus fell into a 500-meter-deep ravine on the outskirts of Bontoc, capital of Mountain Province, Friday morning, police said.
By Julie M. Aurelio
“Snow White” and the “seven dwarves” ended up behind bars just shortly after midnight Tuesday after the leader of the robbery group, whom the police arrested earlier, confessed that they were plotting to rob a pawnshop in Quezon City.
By Jamie Marie Elona
Search operations continued on Monday for a female local tourist, who remained missing after she and other Japanese tourists were trapped inside the Sumaguing Cave in Mountain Province Sunday afternoon, police said.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said a Mt. Province town ordered by the Supreme Court to improve its waste facility has failed to heed the order and continues to dump garbage near Chico River.
By Maila Ager
Vice President Jejomar Binay condemned on Friday an early morning ambush on a group of Philippine National Police trainees in Mt. Province, which he described as a “treacherous attack.”
By Jamie Elona
One person was killed and seven others were injured when a group of police Special Counter Operation Unit Training (Scout) trainees were allegedly ambushed in Mt. Province before dawn Friday, police said.