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Comedian Tado Jimenez among dead in bus crash

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Photo posted on Arvin “Tado” Jimenez’ Instagram account

Another week, another tragic bus accident. This one has claimed the life of comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez, in Bondoc. Comedian and media personality Arvin “Tado” Jimenez, 39, was among the 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a ravine in Mountain province on Friday, according to police.

Police provincial director Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias confirmed that “Tado” was among the 14 persons who died on the spot. Enomodias said that Jimenez was identified by his driver’s license, recovered from his body.

Jimenez previously posted on his Instagram account that he was going on a long trip to Bontoc town in Mountain province. A twitter post said that Tado went to Bontoc for the “40 Mountains Project.”

According to his Wikipedia page, the comedian’s nickname “Tado” comes from a Tagalog expletive that he frequently blurts out. He is primarily known for the TV program Strangebrew and the radio program the BrewRATs!. He ran for the position of city councilor of Marikina’s first district in 2010 as a independent candidate. He was not elected as he finished in 11th place. The first eight in the tally were elected.

Aside from his media career, Jimenez also produced novelty items under the brand name LimiTado (“Limited”). The brand sold shirts, bags, and toy collectibles such as Volkswagen die-cast models.

The latest tragedy should further galvanize support for safety measures for public transport vehicles, and for the LTFRB to shut down for good erring bus firms.

With report by Nestor Corrales

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