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IN THE KNOW: Deadliest crashes in Northern Luzon

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 Aug. 18, 2010 – Sablan, Benguet: 42 dead A La Union-bound Eso-Nice bus plunged into a 45-meter ravine in Sablan, Benguet, killing 42 of its 50 passengers. The crashes led then Department of Transportation and Communications to investigate the “kabit” system, an illegal arrangement where a bus company allows other bus owners to operate using […]

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Father-daughter reunion eases pain in road tragedy

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – A 3-year-old girl had been sitting quietly in a hospital bed for about 30 hours with a fractured arm, one of the 44 survivors of the horrific bus crash on a mountain road in Nueva Ecija this week. The staff at Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong had no way to […]

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Bus crash kills 32 in Nueva Ecija

Philippine Red Cross Nueva Vizcaya chapter via AP

At least 32 people were killed when their bus plunged into a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday in one of the country’s deadliest road crashes in recent years, police said. Initial reports said the driver failed to stop the bus because of malfunctioning brakes, but investigators later saw that one of its […]

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Bus drivers limited to 6 hrs per trip to prevent crashes due to fatigue

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To prevent road crashes caused by “driver fatigue,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered bus companies to limit their drivers’ time behind the wheel to just six hours per trip. The order was contained in Memorandum Circular No. 2017-012 released by the LTFRB on Friday and will take effect on Monday, when the Holy Week break […]

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7 dead, 1 hurt in Batangas road crash

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BATANGAS CITY — Seven people, including a 10-year-old child, died while one was in critical condition in a road crash in Santo Tomas town in Batangas province Saturday night, police said Sunday. Senior Inspector Erickson Go, the Santo Tomas deputy police chief, quoting investigations, said Rodolfo Mandac Jr. was driving a 10-wheeler aluminum wing van along […]

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Chinese man shot dead after road chase

Crime scene investigators secure the vehicle where Chinese national Ben Chua was killed Tuesday night on Pacific Avenue, Parañaque City. —RICHARD A. REYES

A Chinese man was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen who chased and sideswiped his sport utility vehicle in Parañaque City on Tuesday night. Ben Chua, a resident of Binondo, Manila, died from multiple gunshot wounds inside his silver Toyota RAV4 (XRK 301). Investigators said they were determining if the shooting stemmed from a road […]

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Did You Know: QC road crash cases

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Quezon City posted the biggest number of road crash cases among local governments in Metro Manila in 2016, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Of the 109,322 cases, the city recorded 33,717 crashes, 116 of which resulted in fatalities. —MARIELLE MEDINA, INQUIRER RESEARCH

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Fish dealer killed in vehicular crash with Cebu car racer

The Nissan sports car driven by David Go Lim Sr. which figured in an accident early Saturday that killed a fish dealer. Lito Tecson/CEBU DAILY NEWS

CEBU CITY—A fish dealer was killed after the motorcycle he drove crashed into a sports car driven by the younger brother of Cebu businessman Peter Lim around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Philip Pogoy, 26, and a resident of Mandaue City, was rushed to the Cebu City Medical Center along Natalio Bacalso Avenue here but did […]

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Did You Know: NCR road crashes

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According to the latest Road Crash Statistics Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System, there were 109,322 road crashes in the National Capital Region in 2016. Of this figure, 426 were fatal; 16,416 resulted in nonfatal injuries while 92,480 resulted in damage to property. —MARIELLE MEDINA, INQUIRER RESEARCH

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Motorcycle rider falls off Edsa-Buendia flyover

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A motorcycle rider fell off the Edsa-Buendia flyover in Makati City on Thursday morning, according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In an advisory, the MMDA said the accident took place on the northbound lane of the flyover at 10:30 a.m. In an interview with radio DZMM, Charlie Nozares of the MMDA Metrobase said […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to