Jalosjos shoulders burial, medical expenses of Boy Scouts in accident PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 September 2011 16:37

Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Rommel  A. Jalosjos has shouldered the medical and hospitalization expenses of the 16 injured Boy Scouts and the burial of three others and two other persons who became victims after the dump truck that was taking them to Ipil for the regional jamborette figured in a vehicular accident  in Barangay Monching, Siay  on Wednsday last week.

The victims came from Olutanga town to join the 7th Western Mindanao Regional Scouts Jamborette and 1st Zamboanga Sibugay Associate Council Jamborette scheduled September 23-26, 2011 at the Provincial Capitol Hills Ground in Ipil.

Gov. Jalosjos  told nesmen that his administration will file a criminal complaint against the driver of the dump truck .
“The driver must be held accountable,” Jalosjos said.

He said the province will also give daily allowance of P 300 to each of the Boy Scouts who are hospitalized. 

During the opening program, Jalosjos told the different contigent that the leaders and the people of the province are still in  shock and mourning over the unfortunate incident.    He said the accident will not stop the Boy Scouting activities in the province.

Jalosjos said they will continue the activities because when he was a kid he was a Boy Scout and the BSP’s motto  is “Laging Handa”.

He thanked Atty. Wendell E. Avisado, Senior Vice President of the Boy Scout of the Philippines, Jose Rizal Pangilinan Secretary General , Mannix Dalipe, Regional Chairman Gov. Rolando Yebes, contingents from Region 10, Region 9 and Region 12 and others for the success of the event.

Prior to the vehicular accident. Highway Patrol Group 9 Sibugay Provincial Team Chief  SPO4 Nestor Bandigan and PO3 Juvie Dalogdog  told this reporter that based on their investigation, it was gathered that  before the contingent departed Olutanga, the driver was reminded by the local officials to drive safely and take good care of the Boy Scouts.    While they were mobile,  the  Scoutmaster again reminded the driver to drive safely, but the latter did not listen until the accident happened.
The Boy Scout Jamborette was attended by contingents from Regions 9, 11 and 12 and from Basilan and Sulu.. — Allen Abastillas