Barangay councilor killed in Sibonga accident
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A barangay councilor in Sibonga town, southern Cebu died in a road accident that happened along the Sibonga-Dumanjug road on Saturday, July 15.
The victim was identified as Wilson Ortiz Antiquina, 38.
According to Police Staff Sergeant Roland Napire of the Sibonga Police Station, Antiquina was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened.
Police Captain Fort Antony Valdez, chief of the Sibonga Police Station, described Antiquina as a councilor of Barangay Dugoan, Sibonga town.
According to Valdez, Antiquia was driving his motorcycle when he accidentally hit the road barrier that was placed on an unfinished road project along the Sibonga-Dumanjug road around 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Due to the impact, Antiquina was thrown away from his motorcycle and landed with his head hitting the pavement hard. This caused severe injuries to the victim’s head.
Died in the hospital
Personnel of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Sibonga rushed Antiquina to Deiparine Community Hospital.
But he later on succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead by the attending physician.
Sibonga is a third-class municipality located approximately 51 kilometers southeast of Cebu City.
Wear your helmets for safety
Following Antiquina’s death, Napire is urging motorcycle riders to always prioritize their safety by wearing motorcycle helmets.
“Among ika-advice ana nga aware lang gyud ta permi inig [byahe] ug mag sul-ob og helmet. Unya hinay lang sa padagan,” Napire said.
(What I can advice to the motorcycle riders is that they should be aware of their surroundings when they travel and to always wear a helmet. And then, don’t drive too fast.) | Paul Lauro and Angeline Bregondo, CTU Intern with Reporter Niña Mae Oliverio
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