Accidents

Accidents that kill pinoys the most

Published by rudy Date posted on January 2, 2018

BY TOPTEN.PH Accidents do happen, and in the Philippines – they can be very fatal. Here is a list of top 10 accidents that end up killing many of our kababayans.

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Vehicular accidents in NCR rise in 2016—MMDA

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2017

by Joel E. Zurbano, Manila Standard, Feb 12, 2017 THE number of vehicular accidents in the National Capital Region rose in 2016 by 13,707 to 109,322 from the 95,615 the previous year, an annual report from the Metro Manila Development Authority showed.

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Traffic mishaps kill 593 in first half of 2012

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Vehicular accidents have claimed the lives of almost 600 persons nationwide during the past six months of the year, the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) said yesterday.

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Road accidents top other causes of external injuries, deaths

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2012

THE Department of Health on Wednesday called on all enforcement agencies to strictly implement both the Mandatory Helmet Act of 2010 and the Seatbelt Use Act of 1999 as the agency recorded that road accidents topped other causes of external injuries and deaths in the country.

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Cars still figure in most road accidents, says PNP

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Despite the proliferation of motorcycles on major roads, a large number of accidents still involve cars, statistics from the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group show.

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DOH: Motorbike mishaps have 18% fatality rate

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – At least 18 percent of motorcycle accident victims are killed, many before reaching a hospital, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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AQUINO GOVT MOVES TO END SEA TRAGEDIES

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2010

President Benigno Aquino 3rd has given marching orders to once and for all end within six years the vicious cycle of sea tragedies that plague the archipelago, an official said.

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Aquino to continue roro program

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2010

The touted Nautical Highway project launched by the unpopular previous government will apparently push through under the term of President Benigno Aquino 3rd.

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Big shipping companies on ‘bad’ list

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2010

Not even two of the largest the shipping companies in the Philippines—Aboitiz Transport Corp. and Sulpicio Lines Inc. —have been able to avoid being linked to the country’s appalling maritime safety record.

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Strict laws to limit accidents

Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2010

(Editor’s note: Without appropriate control by legislation more deaths from accidents will follow as noted by the author.) The death of five more PUB passengers in Pagbilao, Quezon, won’t be the last in the remaining months of 2010. We have hundreds of unexamined, untouched, and uninspected PU buses/jeepneys all over RP.

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How to solve the ‘rolling coffins’ problem

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Transportation authorities are stepping up their watch on the condition of buses on the road in the wake of recent bus accidents in the country.

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Auto group produces video on safe driving

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2010

SAN FERNANDO City, La Union, Philippines – The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), with the assistance of the University of the Philippines Center for Transportation Studies, has produced a 10-minute video on safety driving tips for bus and taxi drivers in the country.

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Drug tests alone can’t curb road accidents

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2010

Leaders of various public transport organizations over the weekend said they are willing to encourage their respective drivers to undergo drug testing as suggested by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Dionisio Santiago, but claimed that such move is not enough to curb the escalating incidents of deadly road accidents in the country. According…

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34 people involved in daily road accidents, says DOH survey

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-four people were involved in a road accident every day during the first quarter of the year, according to the latest survey conducted by the Department of Health (DOH). The latest National Electronic Injury Surveillance System showed a total of 3,077 injuries sustained from road accidents in the first quarter of 2010.

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Carcidents

Published by rudy Date posted on July 21, 2010

A car nearly rammed into the side of ours as we were driving home along NLEX after a weekend sortie. The other car had been abruptly crossing from the rightmost lane to the leftmost where we were, rudely cutting other motorists, and didn’t slow down until we honked the horn at him. He would’ve hit…

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Vehicular accidents top cause of injuries – DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2010

The Department of Health on Tuesday said that 3,077 vehicular accident-related injuries were reported for the first quarter of 2010, according to its National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. The report shows that there were 9,521 injury cases in 77 government and private hospitals.

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Whatever happened to the PGRSP?

Published by rudy Date posted on March 19, 2010

Alarmed by the 2008 rise in automotive crash-related death and injury, the Philippine government in 2009 entered into a national road safety partnership with civil society groups and private companies. It is called the Philippines Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP).

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Human error caused 57% of accidents

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2010

BAGUIO CITY – At least 57 percent of the over 20,000 vehicular accidents that occurred nationwide last year is due to human error, thus, the need for a more aggressive driver and road safety education, Assistant Secretary Arturo C. Lomibao of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said here Saturday morning.

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Fatal shipping accidents in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2009

The sinking of the ferry MV Baleno-9 near the Philippine city of Batangas, which has left at least three dead and 22 missing, is the latest in a long list of shipping accidents across the Philippines. Millions of Filipinos, many of them too poor to afford air travel, use the seas and waterways to travel…

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Philippines has deadly track record

Published by rudy Date posted on December 25, 2009

A collision that sank the wooden-hulled Catalyn B at the mouth of Manila Bay on Thursday, leaving at least four dead and dozens missing, was the latest in a long list of shipping accidents across the Philippines. Millions of Filipinos, many of them too poor to afford air travel, use the seas and waterways to…

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Message sent: Cell phone distractions can kill

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2009

Last week’s article on the possible health dangers of cell phones elicited a deluge of comments from our readers — including my colleagues in the medical profession, even my own patients, former classmates, and friends. They raised more valid concerns on other health issues about cell phones that I decided to devote an additional article…

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5 dead as shipping container falls into van

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2009

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  – At least five people were killed and eight others were injured when a 40-foot shipping container carrying hundreds of boxes of Cavendish bananas fell into a Mitsubishi L-300 passenger van along the highway in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Tuesday afternoon.

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DILG chief says traffic accidents up 30-40%

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2009

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines—Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno expressed alarm over a sharp increase in the number of traffic accidents in the country, especially in Quezon province.

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Senseless lives lost on the roads

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2009

Yes, there is a law that stipulates in plain and simple words that there are speed limits to be observed when driving a vehicle. But heck, who exactly wants to follow these. Driving, or crawling, on EDSA and C-5 can make these speed limits irrelevant.

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9,000 road accidents in early ’09

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2009

Drivers asked to follow traffic rules MANILA, Philippines–Highway cops have noted more than 9,000 vehicular accidents for the first three months of 2009, prompting authorities to step up its campaign against erring drivers.

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Child-friendly walks pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2009

A group batting for child-friendly roads wants its advocacy for minors to take a major role in preventing accidents.

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UNICEF:Child dies every hour in RP from accident

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2009

TARLAC CITY, Philippines—A Filipino child dies every hour from accidental injuries. Some 200,000 others get hospitalized for the same reasons and 8.2 million more youngsters need medical attention.

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Poor incur more traffic-related deaths, injuries than rich–WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2009

GENEVA: The poor are disproportionately victims of road crashes, with the number of deaths set to nearly double in two decades, according to the first global assessment of road safety released on Monday.

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Curbing surging road accidents

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2009

TEN-YEAR-OLD Julian Carlo Miguel “Amiel” Alcantara, a Grade 4 student, died of severe head injuries on February 24 after being run over by a Toyota Hi-Ace in the parking lot of Ateneo Grade School in Quezon City.

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