Car in VP Binay convoy falls off highway


Posted at Mar 14 2014 02:35 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2014 05:24 AM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - A back-up vehicle in Vice-President Jejomar Binay's convoy fell off a highway in Banaue, Ifugao Friday, injuring its passengers.

Joey Salgado, a spokesman of the Vice-President, said the Vice-President and his staff were on their way to Banaue for the turnover of medical equipment and inauguration of a new building when the accident happened.

"At around 11:15 a.m., Friday, a back-up vehicle of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay fell off the side of the highway near Banaue town proper. The Vice President was on his way to Banaue to turn over medical equipment and inaugurate a senior citizens' building," Salgado said in a statement.

Salgado said the four passengers onboard the back-up vehicle were taken by ambulance to the Good News Clinic and Hospital where they received immediate medical attention.

"Roman Campita, photographer, will be brought to Manila because of a shoulder injury," he said.

A report by DZMM Correspondent Armenio Supang said the four were riding a Toyota Fortuner with plate number SGR 727 when the accident happened. With a report by Zhander Cayabyab, radio DZMM