LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
Monday, 15 February 2010
Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez, Philippine Navy Flag Officer In Command expresses the condolences of its personnel to the three students of Specialization Course who succumbed in a vehicular accident in North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). The incident happened in KM 43 Northbound between Sta Rita and Pulilan, Bulacan past 3 p.m. Sunday, 14 February 2010.
Incident report submitted by Rear Admiral Vicente Agdamag, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to VADM Golez reveals initial details of the untoward incident. Nine students undergoing training were on their way back to Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales on board a Tamaraw FX when they met the accident.
Two of the passengers were declared dead on the spot: S2YN Christopher C Lumaban and S2DP Marlon A Bay while S2DP Reymund A Tañag died at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Pulilan, Bulacan. One of the passengers was brought to Manila Naval Hospital for treatment of head injury while five others were brought to Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui Hospital (NSLGH) in Zambales for treatment of minor injuries. The alleged loss of control of the driver while the vehicle was traversing NLEX was the reported cause of the accident.