6 injured in 2 motorbikes collision

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By Bong Garcia (SunStar Philippines)

SIX people, including two teachers, were injured in a collision of two motorcycles in the national highway of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre, Zamboanga del Sur police director, disclosed the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, along the highway in the village of Paglaum, Dumalinao municipality.

Ecaldre identified the victim as the following: Armando Casimillo, 28; Rosalie Casimillio, 29, Remark Casimillo, six, and Princess Jean Casimillo, three, Keven Mandayog, 49, and Analie Cabanlet, 38.

Mandayog and Cabanlet are teachers in the municipality of Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.

Investigation showed the Casimillos were aboard a motorcycle on the way from the village of Camanga to the town proper of Dumalinao when a motorcycle with Mandayog and Cabanlet riding tandem bumped them as they turn left towards a gasoline station.

Ecaldre said the Mandayog and Cabanlet tandem were traversing from Lapuyan town to Pagadian City at the time of the incident.

Ecaldre said both motorcycles crash on the pavement brought about by the impact of the collision that injured both the drivers and back riders.

They were rushed to the hospital for treatment.