LTFRB offers aid to crash victims

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on Friday visited the survivors and kin of those who perished during the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, which claimed 32 lives.

The LTFRB team, led by Edgar Soriano, visited various hospitals in the province where most of the 46 surviving crash victims are being treated.

Soriano said they are in the process of determining the assistance to be given to the victims based on the guidelines of the agency’s passenger insurance program.

“We are calling on the relatives of the victims to visit our office in front of the provincial capitol in Bayombong town on Saturday and Tuesday to facilitate the processing and release of your passenger insurance benefit,” Soriano said.

He also advised the patients to prepare legal documents to facilitate the immediate release of their insurance benefits, such as death certificates, residence certificates or “cedula,” and medical certificates for those being treated, among others.

Most of the crash survivors are confined at the Veterans Regional Hospital in Bayombong, the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang town, the Dupax District Hospital in Dupax del Sur town, and the Indigenous People’s Hospital in Aritao town.

The LTFRB will also be offering a Catholic Mass at the VRH for all victims of the crash on Tuesday, when the 45-seater Leomaric bus plunged 80 feet into a ravine at the Dalton Pass section of the Maharlika Highway here.

Soriano said the bureau would also hand out financial assistance in the afternoon. LTFRB regional officials are expected to attend that event.

“We will also put up an assistance center in this province to facilitate the release of financial benefits for the bus tragedy victims,” he added.

The fatalities were identified as Dysabel Lianas, 20, of Aurora Province; Gladys Pacada, 39 of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija; Ruperto P. Maddawin, 66 of St. Thomas, Isabela; Luisa Sanches Palunag, 56 of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya; Rosalie M. Bondoc, 40 of Santiago City, Isabela; 

Catherine Manglapus, 30 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Gilbert Mariano Sr. of Cordon, Isabela; Jovita O. Retovan, 56 of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; Cherry Mae S. Suarez, 21 of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya; Angelica Militao Gamboa, 19 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Irene Anne Mandapat of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; 

Alfredo Rivera Lucero, 59; Heidee Gabugen, 24 of Cuayan Alfonso Castañeda; Maximo Esperon, 56 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Julie Galvez of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Jayvee Militar Andrade, 1 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Judy Marquez Bacudo, 50 of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; Pedro Realigue of Cordon, Isabela; and Cesar Perang and Rocando Mangaong, both with unidentified addresses. 

Officials of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office identified the injured victims confined at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang as Jennifer Umangal, 27 of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya; Angel Martin Bontoc, 8 of Santiago, Isabela; Jenrey Gabugen, 11 of Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya; Mark Anthony Santos, 27 of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; 

Edgardo R. Dua. Jr., 20 of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; Jonathan Ramos, 26 of Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya; Ruby Anne Valdez Simues, 29 of Almager, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Loui Jay llamas, 2 of Cabanatuan, Castaneda; Ralph Reymond Gradio, 16 of Alicia, Isabela; 

Mark Jay Galves, 8 of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Juanito Daniwan, 42 of Cabuan, La Union; Jannette Valdez, 25; Jay Anne Ligudon; and Edwin Alawang Jr., 24 of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.

Those recuperating at the VRH in Bayombong are Hannan Cloe Gabugen, 1 of Alfonso Castañeda; Lorna Obana, 44 of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; Jaimee Tuguinay, 54 of Kiangan, Ifugao; Pauline Baldovino, 16 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Maureen Baldovino, 16 of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; 

Marivic Flogores, 32 of Poblacion, Tarlac; Marie Rocafor, 21 of Sison, Pangasinan; Fernandez James, 8; Sherwin Non, 29 of Balagtas, Bulacan; Rofelia Silvano, 46 of Marilao, Bulacan; Jovelyn Esposo, 9of Mauan, Bambang; Walter Obra, 24 of Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya; Jaybro Barbero, 10 of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; 

Ballalal Estalila, 19 of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Vladimir Pacada, 16 of Talaveria, Nueva Ecija; Remedios Fernandez, 30 of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Kevin Jardin, 16 of Cordon, Isabela; John Melvin Llamas, 5mos of Dinalungan, Aurora; Shirlyn Padilla Bautista, 30 of Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya; Reynaldy Framil, 35 of Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya; 

Ian Fernandez, 31 of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Emerlito Pacada, 42 of Munoz, Nueva Ecija; Glydel Pacada, 20 of Munoz, Nueva Ecija; Ross Van Sinues, 6 of Bambang Nueva Vizcaya; Frederico Framil, 19 of Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya; Rhecille Daniwan, 17 of Luna La Union; Reynold Bondoc, Jr., 9 of Silver Land Santiago City; Maxion Benito, 18 of Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya; Gialyn Almandre, 1, of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

Topics: Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board , Bus crash , Carranglan , Nueva Ecija
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