2 killed, 19 hurt as bus rams electric post on way to Baguio | Inquirer News

2 killed, 19 hurt as bus rams electric post on way to Baguio

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 09:05 PM January 22, 2018

Published: 6:00 p.m., Jan. 22 , 2018 | Updated: 9:05 p.m., Jan. 22, 2018

BAGUIO CITY — A Victory Liner bus bound for this city on Monday afternoon rammed an electric post on Marcos Highway in Benguet province, killing its conductor and a passenger, and injuring 19 others, according to the Tuba Municipal Police Station said.


Bus conductor Joseph Ryan Mesana and Melba Suarez were killed instantly when the bus crashed into the post on the national highway in Tuba town in Benguet at about 1:30 p.m., Chief Insp. James Acod, Tuba police chief, said.

The bus driver, Maximo Alday Jr., is under police custody and faces charges of double homicide and multiple physical injuries, Acod said.


Following are the names the injured:

  • Lovely Angeles, 23
  • Rose Marie Buena, 37
  • Carmina Cabantoc, 23
  • Gianne Colleen Catacutan, 19
  • Marilyn Eby, 42
  • Charito Lobo, 23
  • Gemma Lososos, 18
  • Mary Jane Lucas, 30
  • Ricky Joy Malibang, 29
  • Leilanie Pamdi, 45
  • Brenden Pearce, 28
  • Dimple Pearce, 19
  • Sheila Perez, 37
  • Ralph Bryan Rojel, 25
  • Danilo Sagipen, 54
  • Marilou Sagipen, 53
  • Teofilo Singco, 45
  • Lyra Taniala, 53
  • Rebecca Valencia, 65

They were treated at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center. /atm

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TAGS: Baguio General Hospital, Benguet, bus, Electric Post, Marcos Highway, Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Road accident, Victory Liner
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