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Title: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on January 08, 2008, 07:49:12 AM
Published by the Bohol Standard
www.theboholstandard.com
(I think PreciousnPolite wrote this article)

What has Tagbilaran, renowned as the “City of Friendship,” done to help a tourist who died inside its territory; in a freak accident involving its government-owned truck?

An American tourist died in a freak accident involving a city government-owned dump truck three days before Christmas. His remains laid in a funeral home for almost two weeks with neither the killer truck driver nor a single city government official peeping at his body or talking with his immediate family.

There was also no word of condolence nor a wreath of flowers sent.

The public only knew about it when the tourist’s fiancée went on air over PULSO-dyRD seeking for help.

The remains of American tourist Zachary Jason Raczok, 24, of Michigan, USA was shipped Thursday morning to Cebu City for cremation as requested by his parents who failed to come to the Philippines for some reasons. His ashes were flown home immediately after the cremation rites through the help of the US consular office based in Cebu City.

Raczok left behind a Boholana fiancée and a 5-month old baby girl.

A photo furnished to the Bohol STANDARD showed a typical happy family; - a scene showing the father and mother playing with their precious daughter days before the tragic

SHATTERED DREAMS

“Now all is gone. I am not certain what future lies ahead of me and our daughter,” Frances Cleope “Pie” Tutor, the fiancée of the dead American tourist said.

Zachary and Cleofe, a native of Mabini, Bohol were supposed to be married this January. The American is an overseas contract worker in Iraq; his company known as the International Transmission Team (ITT) does projects for U.S. ARMY bases,. His work was to set up all the communications systems for U.S. ARMY bases located both in the Middle East and in Africa.

Conflicting reports say the American riding on his motorcycle bumped into the dump truck owned by the city government as it was maneuvering the corner Circumferential Road and Miguel Parras St., this city.

Some witnesses, however, recalled seeing the dump truck hitting the American motorist, who was thrown away some meters into the center of the road upon impact. A witness was even able to take a photo shot on the site which could reveal the actual circumstances of the accident.

The truck driver was believed driving under the influence of liquor as the city waterworks department was having their Christmas party that night. He also had an expired driver’s license. The killer truck was an Isuzu Elf 250 dump truck, color blue, bearing plate number 7CY-665, owned by the Tagbilaran City Water Works, driven by Peter Ermilio Blanco y Polinar, 41 years old married, presently residing at Katipunan St. Tagbilaran City. He has a Professional, Driver’s License No. O2-91-150101 but expired last June 29, 2007.

The police report, however, failed to indicate if it conducted alcoholic breathe test on the driver.

Raczok had a valid Land Transportation Office (LTO-Jagna) authorization to drive while his license application was processed. It was dated December 6, 2007 and will expire January 1, 2011. He was driving a Honda ANF Motorcycle, color blue/black, bearing plate number J7-4510

The accident happened at around 1:45 in the early morning of Dec. 22.

GOOD AMERICAN

Zachary was considered a Good Samaritan by his common-law-wife and her family and his friends where he was temporarily residing at B. Inting Street, in this city.

His fiancée, 25-year old beautiful Boholana Frances Cleope “Pie” Tutor is from Mabini. The American just arrived to see for the first time his new 5-month old daughter that he had just seen for the first time since she was born.

He came to the Philippines for the first time in 2006 to meet with his friend John McLeod also from the United States living in Manila and the two of them together had made a recording studio as his first business venture here in the Philippines.

During this time, he met his fiancé “Pie” on September 5, 2006 at a birthday party of a mutual friend that they shared. Cleofe “Pie” was working at North Edsa SM Mall when the two of them met.

She had become pregnant by Zachary just before he had gone back to work in Iraq, he had left with her his personal American bank “CHASE” ATM machine card so she could get money out of the bank to take care of her needs during her time of pregnancy.

In a special discussion with her at the Holy Name Funeral Home, this city, where Zachary’s remains laid in state for up to ten days, Cleofe told this writer that she wanted to make sure that the body of her late fiancée be handled properly and without any negative controversy.

“I owe it to him and I must make sure everything is handled properly between the American Embassy and the parents of the deceased.”

She went on to say while staring down into the coffin of her late fiancée, that Zachary was so very good to her and her family. The American even gave P20,000 to his future father-in-law to be able to start up a fishing business and make a livelihood for his family and himself.

Not only was he giving to his pregnant fiancée in the past and to his future father-in-law to-be, but he was also helping Ana Lyne Tutor, the younger 20-year old sister with financial assistance to help her take care of her thyroid cancer and goiter.

The accident did not have much media publicity and only two American nationals signed in the guest book at the funeral parlor. This writer spent New Year’s Day and the final day with mourning fiancée “Pie” up until it was time to ship the body to Cebu where the body was then cremated. “Pie” had also included Zachary’s PC lap top, his Nokia cellular phone and various other personal effects in a large suitcase to be sent back home to his parents in Michigan.

The City Waterworks Department of Tagbilaran City or the City Mayor’s Office did not give any assistance to the deceased American visitor who loved the Philippines and had given so much to the people in so short of time.

Today, January 6, Zachary and Cleofe were scheduled to go Cebu and get the Certificate on the Capacity to Marry required for their wedding this month that they were planning for.

According to a representative of the American Embassy, the daughter of the late American victim may qualify for her father’s social security benefits.

NEGLECT?

Not one flower or one bit of word of sentiment had come from city government offices to the victim’s family in Michigan or to the Boholana fiancée and her family here in Bohol. The city government also did not make any effort to get in touch with the proper authorities of the US Embassy on how to handle the deceased American tourist.

Mark Leo Monton, a trusted aide of City Mayor Dan Lim, said that it was the first time he had been made aware that an accident involving an American tourist had taken place. When presented with the city police report and other legal and authenticated documents regarding the tourist’s death, he then asked to get photo copies of them.

A message of transmission from the Police Provincial Director’s Office dated Dec. 22, 2007 informing the Honorable City Mayor about the incident also surprised Monton. The in-charge at the head office of the City Waterworks Department failed to submit the copy of the message to the Office of the City Mayor.

The police only filed the complaint on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 after Atty. Alexander H. Lim, the lawyer hired by the fiancée only last Jan. 2, 2008, called case investigator PO3 Fabio C. Maulas why the delay in filing the case.

Efforts to contact City Mayor Dan Lim for his comment paid-off only just before deadline yesterday.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Brownman on January 08, 2008, 07:59:05 AM
this make me sad, extend my condolence to the family of Jason.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Lorenzo on January 08, 2008, 08:01:42 AM
My condolences for the family. It hits home, since Zack was only 2 yeas older than me. Very sad news, indeed.

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Post by: Scarb on January 08, 2008, 08:54:19 AM
Oh my God watta tragic incident :(
5 mos. old babygirl? she dont know that she wont see her Dad anymore :(


my condolence for the family huuh.
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Post by: C2H4 on January 08, 2008, 09:00:10 AM
Wala ra diay pakialam ning local gov't sa Tagbi sa nahitabo? Gani Amerkano ilang gipatay...unsa nalang kaha ug usa pa to ka uyamot nga Bol-anon? Samot na...

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Post by: lindy on January 08, 2008, 09:50:25 AM
again this is a bad image to our Tourism industry...
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 08, 2008, 10:19:34 PM
Yes Mike is right I was the one to write the story and I stayed with his fiance for two days up to the last moment until his remains were shipped to Cebu.

His fiance is a very beautiful and strong willed Boholana lady.

Every day we talk to one another or we text and she is taking it day to day.

When she comes to visit me next time I will let her see all your well wishes for her.

That's all very kind of you!

Thank You!
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Post by: orChids on January 08, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
Naglagot jod ko.You know Mike what had happen to us some years ago.Pero ako na lang gipa-sa Diyos tanan kay ang mga abogado ra pod ang maka-kwarta kung maghimo mi ug moves.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 08, 2008, 10:42:52 PM
karon pa jud ko kabasa ani,about sa akong  comment ha kini si Peter Blanco badlongon jud ni  nga tawo kay sauna  ga trabaho ni driver sa  police sa tagbilaran sa  panahon  ni  Col. Agas.Taw ni sya sa  City Police ug  iya igsoon  Barkada ni  Dan Lim Mayor sa tagbilaran mao na dugay napasaka ang kaso.Sa tinood ako ni sya  nga  barkada sorry  to mention for that.ayaw mo suko nako ha.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 08, 2008, 10:44:16 PM
mao na dugay ang  kaso if  popular ang nakasala looy jud ang mga  pobre sa atoa .
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 08, 2008, 10:46:02 PM
Naglagot jod ko.You know Mike what had happen to us some years ago.Pero ako na lang gipa-sa Diyos tanan kay ang mga abogado ra pod ang maka-kwarta kung maghimo mi ug moves.

mao na giingon usahay na  the Law  is Blind to the truth.kung way  kwarta wa  gyud   looy lagi
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: orChids on January 08, 2008, 10:46:35 PM
Maila man nga badlongon Vitz,kinsa bay nagpadagan ug expired na ang lisinsya.Pero ang mas sayop,kay nganong gipa-drive man ning tawhana,ug asan man ning agawon niya karon?Ni bulak wala man lang nakahatag.Ani lang ba?
Makarma na ang dapat.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 08, 2008, 10:52:30 PM
inila ni sa tagbilaran orchs lisod banggaon kay dikit sa mayor ni sila
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 08, 2008, 10:54:40 PM
miabot ra pud ang  iyang  kinutuban sa pagka badlongon.Thanks  for the info.
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Post by: orChids on January 08, 2008, 10:58:07 PM
Diha ko nabiktima Vitz,kay duol sa kutsara sa gobyerno ang akong kontra.Di lang ko angay mutingog kay walay koy mahimo kay naa ko sa layo.Pero diha mawad-an ug investors ang atong lugar.Anyway,nakat-on man hinuoon ko.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 09, 2008, 04:05:56 AM
After i had presented the shocking concern with documents of the accident, and the sketch of the police report, and the police report with a copy of the Americans death certificate the Mayor Dan Neri Lim was only left to "JOLT!"

What a slap in the face that an American writer in the local media would have the job to confront the mayor the robust has to have it his way mayor at that and then he reacts in a follow up interview with me that he and the local city government were totally negligent in the way the case was not handled by either the Mayor or the water department.
Last Friday in a discussion with mayor and a follow up to the story  that was also printed on the back page of Sundays The Bohol Standard edition Mayor admits to negligence resulting in the following disciplinary measures; The driver Peter Blanco was terminated for life to work there ever again.
The city water Dept. Eng. Wellington Pilongo was also suspended as of Monday for one month with out pay.
The police have filed a case against the driver.

When I had questioned the mayor on wether or not if Peter was his Barkada he shrugged his shoulders foreward and backwards and said "No thats not even true."

I am confident that i did a great job on aspects reporting everyone side that was involved.

Maybe I will do a follow up with the police tomorrow?

For next Sundays edition  of the news.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on January 09, 2008, 04:26:48 AM
Yes, Priscilla, there must be a follow-up in this story. This news never appeared in the Bohol Chronicle.
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Post by: B:) on January 09, 2008, 02:50:09 PM
o my, to screw up with an American is a big mistake. What I'd like to know is the reaction of the family from Michigan.
My condolences.
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Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 09, 2008, 02:55:11 PM
it was the american's fault why he died. it wasn't the fault of the dumtruck's driver. it's already a filipino culture that when an american died in the philippines though his/her fault, we always blame the poor filipino.

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Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 09, 2008, 02:55:56 PM
by the way, i don't trust reading local newspapers in bohol. they sensationalize things. the bosses covery many people and things for their own vested interested.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 03:00:58 PM
yeah your right  but  we dont have the right  to judge either whose to blamed to the accident.Mostly action came from money talk and with the helping samaritan from the  press.
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Post by: B:) on January 09, 2008, 03:02:18 PM
it was the american's fault why he died. it wasn't the fault of the dumtruck's driver. it's already a filipino culture that when an american died in the philippines though his/her fault, we always blame the poor filipino.



Really! hmmm. Sorry if I didn't make it clear. If it's NOT our "kababayan's" fault, I don't think Americans will question any farther. But according to Precious info...that's when I say about what I mentioned previously. 
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Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 09, 2008, 03:02:31 PM
to preciousnpolite: how long you've been into the bohol media? have you learned of the media culture? it seemed that you're always bragging yourself that because of your coverage officials and other people learn of the incident and other things buzz in bohol.

to tell you, people hate you of always thinking that Americans are better than Filipinos. you are always saying things against Bohol and its people. why don 't you evaporate and go back to US? Just because you can't fool the Americans?

you always claiming yourself that you're a good journalist, you write for local newspapers and you go for scoops. i'd heard from people there in Bohol that you were banned to cover Presidential Visits because of your "unethical" behavior like no respect of authorities. I'd a very good source at PIA that you are banned to cover Presidental visits.

Don't ever think that just because you're American you're better than Boholanos. You are a POOR American in Bohol. You should go back here in the US and make money. Why you can't do that?

You don't have even a degree in journalism that's why your column is a fallacy!!!

Wake up PreicousnPolite! If you want to be banned, PLEASE BEHAVE.
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Post by: Brownman on January 09, 2008, 03:04:59 PM
Let's find out the real score, however, news coming from our place ( Bohol ) might be with basis as to the rule of reporting or else they might be sued.
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Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 09, 2008, 03:09:23 PM
Yes. And Mayor Dan Lim is blaming the driver. Policemen knew how to draw out things that it was the driver's fault.

MY COUSINS ARE TELLING ME THAT THERE ARE MANY ABUSIVE FOREIGNERS LIVING IN BOHOL.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF FOREIGNERS IN BOHOL WHO ARE SELLING DRUGS?

THERE ARE FOREIGNERS IN BOHOL WHO ARE WORKING THERE EVEN WITHOUT A PERMIT.

THERE ARE FOREIGNERS IN BOHOL WHO ABUSE THEIR WIVES.

THERE IS ONE IN PANGLAO WHO WAS CONVICTED IN GERMANY OF PEDOPHILE CASE. WHEN HE BOUGHT A LOT IN PANGLAO THRU THE HELP OF A BARANGAY CAPTAIN, THIS GERMAN IS TOO GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY. HE GIVES SUPPORT AND MONEY TO THE BARANGAY. YET, HE CONTINUES TO VICTIMIZE YOUNG CHILDREN. THERE ARE EVIDENCES, BUT OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE DEAF ON THIS BECAUSE THEY RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THIS FOREIGNER.

WHEN I WANT TO GO BACK TO BOHOL, I WISH THEY CAN BE SOLVED. WE ARE NOT SELFISH OF BOHOL TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO STAY HERE.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 03:10:34 PM
maybe shes trying to helped the  fellow american because they are  like the same skin.I think shes only trying to clarify or  seeking for  justice.
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Post by: B:) on January 09, 2008, 03:13:53 PM
maybe shes trying to helped the  fellow american because they are  like the same skin.I think shes only trying to clarify or  seeking for  justice.

I agree.
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Post by: Brownman on January 09, 2008, 03:15:16 PM
This is the beauty in forum like TB, we ca express what we wanted to as long as it is not offensive to others, nice to hear your smart voice Mr. Woowboholphilip, great ideas.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 03:23:40 PM
in our society  specially in  bohol if you  have money you  can do  whatever  you  want.
Money  can  make people blind,deaf,mute or etc. thats why  our  small island  bohol  is very hard to improve because of  the  corruptions.Bribery is the common used to make  silence of our  fellow boholanos and  the  problem is they like to be  bribe  also by foreign nationals.
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Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 09, 2008, 03:36:10 PM
IT'S TRUE VITO. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS BLAMING THE INCIDENT TO THE POOR BOHOLANO. PRECIOUSNPOLITE IN HER ARTICLES ALWAYS BLAMING THE BOHOLANOS LIKE LACK OF EDUCATION, NO MONEY, ETC...

PRECIOUSNPOLITE IS DOING HER JOB THAT BLAMING BOHOLANOS ALWAYS. AND THAT AMERICANS ARE BETTER.

WHAT THE HELL!!!!! HERE IN AMERICA, WE ARE ALWAYS DISCRIMINATED.

IF THE PRESIDENTIAL PROTOCOL OFFICE AND OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT BANNED HER, THERE'S A REASON THAT IN  THE FUTURE SHE WOULD BE BANNED OR PROCLAIMED PERSONA NON GRATA IN BOHOL. THAT'S WHY SHE SHOULD BEHAVE!!!!!!
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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 03:55:47 PM
yeah i agree with you about  discrimination wowboholphilippine-even in our  place  here the same thing with some  of the americans dicriminating  us they treat us like  poor boy,slaves,TCN is not part of real world as what the other  american says;they havent realize here that  we are the  one who work very hard for them to  earn more money.
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Post by: ben on January 09, 2008, 04:24:22 PM
Enough with the hatred.

I just feel so bad for the wife and especially the baby daughter.
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Post by: lindy on January 09, 2008, 04:34:30 PM
keep calm my paisanos... miandar na sab ang dugo ni Dagohoy da.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 09, 2008, 05:28:23 PM
it was the American's fault why he died. it wasn't the fault of the Dumptruck's driver. it's already a Filipino culture that when an American died in the philippines though his/her fault, we always blame the poor Filipino.

You have some sort of either a lack of manners or some sort of lack of insensitivity, and you are some what biased towards Americans as I do recall the Nicole case about the rape that you Philippines persons totally blew up about with the U.S. Navy man and was she not a willing pick up girl with a background of wanting to willingly date and sleep around with many Americans?
Do you see the Americans lamenting about your slipshod government here?

Or maybe you are the friend of Peter Blanco.

Please show some consideration to Cleofe as she could be reading this.

Also show some respect to the other Americans who are reading this as well.

I have noticed that when bad things are done by your people here that you all try to hide it or white wash it.

If it is a foreigner you blame them and get all over dramatized about it.

Do you see the Americans pointing fingers at you Filipino?

In fact the city mayor admitted the city government was at fault.

Maybe my follow up story with the mayor would of woke you up, if it would of been published in the internet.

How would you like it if a Filipino person had the same thing happen to him in another country and no one gave a rats ass?

Have some cooth!
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Post by: Scott on January 09, 2008, 05:36:05 PM

is this a trial by publicity of sorts. o c'mmon!

lessons for 8-year-olds have a dose of what's fact and what's opinion for crying out loud!
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Post by: Brownman on January 09, 2008, 05:41:34 PM
-Akoy Isang Pinoy
   Florante


Akoy isang pinoy sa pusot diwa

Pinoy na isinilang sa ating bansa

Akoy hindi sanay sa wikang mga banyaga

Akoy pinoy na mayroong sariling wika

Wikang pambansa ang gamit kong salita

Bayan kong sinilangan, hangad kong lagi ang kalayaan


Si Gat. Jose Rizal nooy nagwika

Siya ay nagpangaral sa ating bansa

Ang hindi raw magmahal sa sariling wika

ay higit pa ang amoy sa mabahong isda
Wikang pambansa ang gamit kong salita

Bayan kong sinilangan, hangad kong lagi ang kalayaan

Akoy isang pinoy sa pusot diwa

Pinoy na isinilang sa ating bansa

Akoy hindi sanay sa wikang mga banyaga

Akoy pinoy na mayroong sariling wika

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Post by: Scott on January 09, 2008, 05:50:33 PM
new twist on good old wisdom



ang taong hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay...


YUCK!




bow.

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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 09, 2008, 05:52:26 PM
I am not going to justify myself.

This post has turned in the wrong direction.

I do plenty here.

Philippine persons in my city and county back home are not treated poorly.

In fact many in America are attracted to their physicall beauty at first.

I am not saying always poor Filipinos.

I will say i do allot of positive things here.

You do not see my heart then you do not see the lord.



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Post by: Scott on January 09, 2008, 05:52:42 PM



ang taong hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay...


YUCK!
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Post by: Scott on January 09, 2008, 06:04:18 PM
for you...

a little lesson in Charity:

char·i·ty       (ch?r'?-t?) 
n.   pl. char·i·ties

   1. Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving.
   2. Something given to help the needy; alms.
   3. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
   4. Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.
   5. Indulgence or forbearance in judging others. See Synonyms at mercy.
   6. often Charity Christianity The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.



[Middle English charite, from Old French, Christian love, from Latin c?rit?s, affection, from c?rus, dear; see k?- in Indo-European roots.]

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1137, "benevolence for the poor," from O.Fr. charite, from L. caritas (acc. caritatem) "costliness, esteem, affection" (in Vulgate often used as translation of Gk. agape "love" -- especially Christian love of fellow man -- perhaps to avoid the sexual suggestion of L. amor), from carus "dear, valued," from PIE *karo-, from base *ka- "to like, desire" (see whore). Vulgate also sometimes translated agape by L. dilectio, n. of action from diligere "to esteem highly, to love."

    "Wyclif and the Rhemish version regularly rendered the Vulgate dilectio by 'love,' caritas by 'charity.' But the 16th c. Eng. versions from Tindale to 1611, while rendering agape sometimes 'love,' sometimes 'charity,' did not follow the dilectio and caritas of the Vulgate, but used 'love' more often (about 86 times), confining 'charity' to 26 passages in the Pauline and certain of the Catholic Epistles (not in I John), and the Apocalypse .... In the Revised Version 188


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Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 06:15:00 PM
hello preciousNpolite,i highly appreciated your hardwork  about this.I hope that this will open the  eyes of our city government with you bravery and  courage to put  the  things right.
Peter Blanco is  my friend but  I'm not saying that im on his side maybe its time for  him to  realize that there is always  time  for everything.
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Post by: Lorenzo on January 09, 2008, 09:16:58 PM
After i had presented the shocking concern with documents of the accident, and the sketch of the police report, and the police report with a copy of the Americans death certificate the Mayor Dan Neri Lim was only left to "JOLT!"

What a slap in the face that an American writer in the local media would have the job to confront the mayor the robust has to have it his way mayor at that and then he reacts in a follow up interview with me that he and the local city government were totally negligent in the way the case was not handled by either the Mayor or the water department.
Last Friday in a discussion with mayor and a follow up to the story  that was also printed on the back page of Sundays The Bohol Standard edition Mayor admits to negligence resulting in the following disciplinary measures; The driver Peter Blanco was terminated for life to work there ever again.
The city water Dept. Eng. Wellington Pilongo was also suspended as of Monday for one month with out pay.
The police have filed a case against the driver.

When I had questioned the mayor on wether or not if Peter was his Barkada he shrugged his shoulders foreward and backwards and said "No thats not even true."

I am confident that i did a great job on aspects reporting everyone side that was involved.

Maybe I will do a follow up with the police tomorrow?

For next Sundays edition  of the news.

Good job on the interview. I agree. A follow-up is necessary. For Zach's case.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Lorenzo on January 09, 2008, 09:19:22 PM
it was the american's fault why he died. it wasn't the fault of the dumtruck's driver. it's already a filipino culture that when an american died in the philippines though his/her fault, we always blame the poor filipino.



You can't say that. The fact that there was negligence on the municipal government's part in failing to send apologies for the death of Zach, and the coherent lack of action done on the said situation. The fact that it took couple of weeks for action to have been done? It is unfair and rather insensitive with regards to the family of the victim, all back in the United States.

Please be sensitive about this matter pood.





Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: ligiah on January 09, 2008, 09:30:32 PM
You can't say that. The fact that there was negligence on the municipal government's part in failing to send apologies for the death of Zach, and the coherent lack of action done on the said situation. The fact that it took couple of weeks for action to have been done?



in a case like this, regardless of race, we have to look at the whole situation objectively. we should not easily point our fingers to anyone without a good and reliable evidence. i do not think it is right to blame it on any one if there is no proof. what our government should do is make a thorough investigation of this case so the blame will be on the proper person.

it is not a matter of culture differences whatever... this notion just sucks...
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Lorenzo on January 09, 2008, 09:38:45 PM
Of course. I am totally against this 'blame game', which always seems to be a pragmatic and statist condition when regarding the situation in Bohol. I'm tired of it. The fact is, as evidence and witnesses declares, the blame is on the truck driver, Mr. Peter Blanco, who is a worker of the Municipal government. By that right, it is in the peripheral responsibility of the municipal government to have done something after the immediate pronunciation of Zachary's death.

The right thing to do would have been to offer condolences to the bereaved family, and not staying quiet, as if that would help.

We, members of Bohol and foreign based Boholanos, only know about this because of Mike posting it here on Tubag Bohol and Precious writing about it in the chronicle. I would like to give my thanks to them both to sharing the news with us here. Either than that, the bulk of us, who are stationed and living abroad, would have never known of the said situation.

It is always EASIER for us to know vis-a-vis a hindsight view. Its always easy for us to say "oh we should have done this, done that." In all reality, one cannot simply go back in time to remediate a said error. Be responsible, take responsibility when it is due. People will respect you more that way. Despite the hardships that fall your way.

It is clear who is at fault in this case. That is still not going to bring Zachary back to life, who was only 24 years old, bata pa na (he is 2 years older than I am).

I give my sincere condolences to the family, and to Zach himself.
One thing is clear. He loved Bohol. Bless him for that.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on January 09, 2008, 10:18:19 PM
anywhere you  go  if its your time, your time  na talaga.Ganon lang ka simply  yon.For us naman lagi tayong may presence of  mind if you  drink dont  drive if u drive dont drink.Motto sa mga  lasinggiro.LOL
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 09, 2008, 10:42:30 PM
Lorenzo...................I really like the way you put that. It was allot of work to do the write up, and it was really terrible as Zachary knew how to handle Filipino even in his business in Manila he was stiffed by the management whom he had trusted to run it.
Even tho it happend he kept giving to the people here and to his fiance the beautiful Boholana and for her family to live better as well.

I had her here this afternoon to read the kind messages of condolences from others here in tubag but she teared up and shuttered when she had read the blog that says the insensitive text that "It was the Americans fault........."

I was also insulted by some one here who does not have an aviator picture nor does he go by his real name but he thinks he knows such confident things about me that are not true? (Whats her name is in my picture)
He has comments that are bad but he hides?

The fianci was hurt as I said earlier this morning I was going to have her over to show her that people here cared?

I am so ashamed to what she has read?

Often people try to paint Bohol as a pretty picture they tend to hide and hide and really white wash things when they go bad.

If things are good I say so if bad I also say so.

I say what I see and my publisher is the one handling her case. (Iwrite with The Bohol Standard not in the Chronicle, correction my friend, also Mike has a column in there.)

He is a great atty. and he knows right and wrong also.

He is family to Mike and I as well, (WE are all close to each other).

Lorenzo I can not express myself enough for your thoughtfull insight.

Happy New year

To you!                             


























Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: grazie7y on January 10, 2008, 12:49:46 AM
Hey, wait a minute!  This is the first time I have seen this thread and I read from the very beginning.  But towards the middle, I couldn't understand how this became a Filipino against American thing!  Somebody's dead here and this dead person has family who mourns for their dead loved one, a family who is broken and torn to pieces because of the loss of their loved one!  This is not about the dead being American.  This is about life of a person, a person who has a small girl who is not going to see her father for the rest of her life.  Irregardless of reace, we should feel for the loss of this person's life and not fight over what and who we are.

Wowboholphilippines, I haven't even welcome you yet in Tubag Bohol but please be calm.  This is not about Precious being banned or whatever, this is about a dead person she reported.  If she stirred the government in writing this case, let it be.  It's her job.  If she wasn't reporting well in this case, let the police and other agencies who should be involved in this take care of this case and their job as they are paid for.  I can't believe you had turned this thread into a hate thread between us Filipinos and them Americans. 

If the driver was DUI, he should be punished and punished according to the law and not according to his connections! 
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 10, 2008, 12:55:22 AM
Mike, I had done a follow up but June never put it on the web site. It was at the back page titled just before deadline.

June should of pasted it also made me mad.

Fred Amora really liked the story and said it was also allot of help.

It had two sides the couples side and the city government side.

They do not even put my name on my writing or post up my columns lately?

The write up in regards to the Mayor's reaction was a good one.

The next day he slammed me and the paper on the radio over Mayor's report......when he said he would not.

I am use to persons who try to discredit or hide or white wash what is the truth.

I will send you a personal reply in a moment please reply to it? Thank You!
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 10, 2008, 01:17:52 AM
Happy New year Grazie!!!

Thanks for the support!

I wonder if www.wowbohol has the balls to say that to my face I will be on the hunt but I think I know who it is and I will meet them soon.(Saturday for sure)
One of those persons who has something mean to say but has to hide?
If they are so opionated and know about things said between my cheif editor and i and that person is complaining is one person only?
I am not banned I am not allowed to write about elections, and that kind of stuff. I am not banned.
Everyone was treated terribly by Manila media the last two times ago when she had come to visit.

Not just me.
local media was being shoved and pushed around and pulled away when Manila media was hounding her.

You can ask Chito Visarra how we the local media was treated in the past when Gloria came to Bohol.

My editor at the time was too sick not to show up for the two days up untill the last hour when he had seen me in the corner crying because the woman at the PIA was hounding me about some wrong news she had received from some crab mentality media person who was jealous I had a picture taken with Ate Glo.
So many media here complain that they never had a picture taken with her and it was unfair.
Thats what it boils down too.

We call it an inside job nice to my face and bad at my back?
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Lorenzo on January 10, 2008, 06:37:14 AM
It is clear that WowBohol has some kind of vendetta against one of our members, it became a personal attack on Precious, and placed an anti-western agenda on the said subject. A total 360 on the original meaning of this thread. WowBohol, if you have any problems, please deal with it professionally, and respectfully and talk to Precious vis-a-vis PM. You don't have to spread and spill personal affairs here on the forum. Not all of us want to hear and read such garbage.

Please have some kind of respect pood. If not for us, at least for Zachary.

He at least deserves that.

My warm regards,
Bran Lorenzo
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scott on January 10, 2008, 12:24:53 PM


I have nothing against the West, but a person who writes a column with the hope of shaping the opinion of others, that person must make it a point to capture the nuance of the language and keep in mind the sensibility of its captive audience.

Goodness! The way things are said sometimes draws the thin line between bigotry and prejudice!

I admire preciousandpolite's upfront and confrontational way of doing things but aren't other things supposed to be considered--like getting the other side of the story and all? It's trivial to discuss why BOMBO RADYO is not accredited by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas.

Lets us stop drawing conclusive findings if the case has not been resolved yet. Then, should there be one already, let's discuss things as civilized, mature earthlings. And this is not trying to sound preachy!


Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scott on January 10, 2008, 12:29:40 PM


provided that the truck driver was drunk while driving, then, by all means, full extent of the law! But that's for the court to decide. But aren't "just and fair" all in the books only? And that's another story.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: grazie7y on January 10, 2008, 12:31:11 PM
You are doing good, Scott!  Thanks! :)
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 10, 2008, 12:58:45 PM
Vendetta?  It's not my language lorenzo. But I am just telling here the true story of priscilla. If you are reading her column in a local newspaper in Bohol, she sounds a bitch saying nasty things on Bohol and its people. How you will know when in fact, I believe, you are not reading it online? I'm not judgmental, but you see how this woman is spreading malicious stories that she is maltreated by her editor Fred Amora. And she writes as a hubby because she has no intention to grab the salary for the Boholanos. See, how stupid she is?

I think TubagbOhol members should know that irrational this woman is.

If she claimed that they were hardly treated by the Manila media, it's a fallacy: THE TRUTH IS SHE IS BANNED TO COVER PRESIDENTIAL VISITS BECAUSE OF HER BEHAVIOR. SHE HAS NO RESPECT OF AUTHORITY.

THE MARO, WHICH IS ASSIGNED TO GIVE ACCREDITATION TO LOCAL MEDIA BANNED HER BECAUSE FOR 3 TIMES SHE BEHAVED UNPROFESSIONALLY AS A MEDIAWOMAN.

WELL, SHE IS NOT REALLY A MEDIAWOMAN, IT JUST HAPPENED THAT SHE IS AN AMERICAN AND SHE KNOWS HOW TO SPEAK. BUT IF YOU READ HER COLUMN, IT IS MORE THAN DIRT. SHE SHOULD TAKE UP MASCCOM.

HOW PITY.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 10, 2008, 01:00:43 PM
To SCOTT: Yes, Bombo Radyo is not a member of the KBP. There are other media outifts which are not members of the KBP. Why? They chose not.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: wowboholphilippines on January 10, 2008, 01:01:49 PM
YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUSTIFY PRRECIOUSNPOLITE WHAT HAPPENED. THE FACT IS YOU'RE BANNED BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT A REAL MEDIAWOMAN.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scott on January 10, 2008, 01:13:20 PM
To SCOTT: Yes, Bombo Radyo is not a member of the KBP. There are other media outifts which are not members of the KBP. Why? They chose not.

Thanks for pointing that out Sir. But that's the other side of the story. My esteemed professor told us that Bombo is not a member of KBP because it rules of engagement, so to speak, violates the organization's rules.

Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scott on January 10, 2008, 01:16:03 PM
You are doing good, Scott!  Thanks! :)

Thanks Grazie. My five-cents worth :)
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on January 10, 2008, 01:34:14 PM
Lets see  whats d  next move ;)
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: orChids on January 10, 2008, 01:46:51 PM
Well then,let us just focus to the story,not at the posters.I hope the family of  Zachary is okey  at this time.How I feel sad for his baby who will grow up not recognizing his/her father's face. :-\
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: grazie7y on January 10, 2008, 03:05:57 PM
quote author=Scott link=topic=8333.msg75931#msg75931 date=1199942163]
Thanks Grazie. My five-cents worth :)
[/quote]

Make it at least 50 cents' worth, Scottie! :D
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Spiderman on January 10, 2008, 08:55:27 PM
YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUSTIFY PRRECIOUSNPOLITE WHAT HAPPENED. THE FACT IS YOU'RE BANNED BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT A REAL MEDIAWOMAN.

My 2 cents opinion:

Seems to me this wowbohol is more concern about precious masscom degree than sympathizing with the boholana who just lost her husband.

How insensitive. I wonder if he is a speaker for the mayor or by the truck driver.?

That the public officials in tagbilaran didnt even care to send their condolences and visit the bereaved family is a big scandal.

To me it doesnt matter if Precious is not so well verse in the language she is writing..important thing to me is that she shows compassion and she is after in telling us what the  other media people failed to do. (kay nahadlok)

Remember the sex scandal in one of the school there? Precious was also there to help and console the poor victims where our public officials failed to do.

Kon naa pakoy daghang kwarta magpahimo ko ug TB newspaper (as one member here suggested before) unya usa sa akong i employ ana nga  magsusulat kanang parehas ni precious nga way kukahadlok mosulti sa tinood.

Precious I appreciate what you are doing.

Thumbs up!







Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Spiderman on January 10, 2008, 09:00:30 PM
YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUSTIFY PRRECIOUSNPOLITE WHAT HAPPENED. THE FACT IS YOU'RE BANNED BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT A REAL MEDIAWOMAN.

Morag munamuna na kanang imong kapungot kay capital letters gyod tanan.
Please no need to shout...we hear you clear.

You seem to despised Precious Nepolite and you have something personal against her and you used this thread to attact her.


Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on January 10, 2008, 09:37:34 PM
agree sa way  gikahadlokan
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: ms da binsi on January 11, 2008, 12:09:09 AM
Nangita ra dagway na ug chance si wow bohol sa ijang kaligutgot sukad pa sa una...

it only happen nga diri na wadwad ijang gibati...

BTW, taga amoa diay tawon ang namatyan? asa kaha dapit basi silingan ra namo diri?

who knows!

kamo guys makabalo man mo sa cridibilidad sa news paper agi sa mga manunulat, ingon lang nako manunulat dili journalist kay ang tinuod nga journalist tua nag work sa TIMES! dB
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: lindy on January 11, 2008, 01:19:39 AM
how about a monetary help para sa bata o sa namatyan any volunteer?
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 11, 2008, 04:45:42 AM
First off I would like to say that I really wish that the editors son would of printed inside the web site the follow up I had with Mayor Dan neri Lim last Friday even after hours.

He is a friend of mine do not get me wrong. I just keep my private and my professional separate and report about issues that need to be shared for the public to be awakened on.
I know at times I may come across shrewd or what some one refers to as a name that my mom never wants me to say *****,  (Read female dog.).
Some times media persons come out that way, I usually consider them the shakers and the movers who wake the average persons up from living in a Barbie world.
Look at Bill O'reily he is popular and he is to the direct point.
Look at Geraldo Rivera another hard hitting to the point media man who some years ago got a chair thrown at his nose for saying it out right.....ouch!?
My columns are reviewed by one of the nicest smartest and best attorney's around before they are put to print so as not to be taken as liable and slanderous to persons.

Often what my columns are about are what persons our readers bring to my attention and often i set up a realistic drama in how it can suck in an audience and let them see and feel what i see that hapens here.

I also write about my own convictions how you all do in here as Oaf's abroad and how you feel  and I do not say that your saying mean things about my place.
If thats how you you feel I respect that and I have to understand it as well.
I am not lamenting anyone for how they feel when they are away from home and living in a country that is hard to adopt at times.
We have what is known as democracy and a freedom of speech, as well as a freedom of the press (JOKEX3.)

Even tho I have been at odds with my editor but we are getting along and he is the one who told me on New Years day that one of my fellow Americans has been killed by a city dump truck and to go to the funeral home and talk to the common law wife.
When I reached the funeral home I was heart sickend that it was my American friend from our foereign circle here in Tagbilaran.

I have also discussed crab mentality in my columns here and advised readers it is better to encourage everyone and that you want them to do better always instead of not allowing anyone to be happy in life and move along in life for doing better things.

My goodness people who are so against me in here I have lived here 6 years i know what I am talking about my kids have been in both the public school systems and the private school systems here.

I have many friends in the local city government, and the provincail and the National and when they see me they wellcome me with open arm's.

I am not perfect but here I am darn to to and darn to do not and lately it is just over whelming and confussing on which way is up and which way is down?

I am often asked to encode write ups coming from organizations who want me to get the point out and across.

I actually write for two papers here in Bohol.

I have five years of school journalism from the old school, and that was many moons ago.

I am not into black mail and bribery as a media man here like most here are.


I am not paid to do write ups I do it as my love for the art's to tell it straight and how it really is.

I do not believe in stealing another one's works and encoding it to satisfy my  thoughts.

I write off the top of my head, from what is my heart, and my head.

I did notify PIA today and informed them that wrong information was being given about me and that they were being used for the reference.

My friend at the PIA office was not so happy and wanted to know what to log into so he could make a comment.

He also told me i have no problems with them and I know how he is and he is always good to me.

                                        **************************************

About the baby girl of the victim and his Fancie, we are friends and because i went beyond being a journalist and a media man I spent time getting to know the family more at the final days at the funeral home.

We are always in touch and are almost neighbors in fact. She is a sweet Boholana lady, who has been what I would have to say one of the hardest times and has been one of the strongest and youngest persons to go through what her and her baby are going through right now and it is awful.

I am also receiving emails from Zach's mother and she is ever so thankfull that there is a story such as this and persons here who are Zach's friends who care.

She wants justice for what has happend to her son.

The name of the Zach's mother is Patricia Gibson, they have forwarded me an address in the states.

His remains will be buried this coming Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, located in Grand Rapids Michigan.
The mother also stated it will be a close immediate family gathering for his service as well.

She plans to have the story I have written that speaks of her sons goodness just before he was killed during the service.

I feel so homored that she liked the story and the good things said about her son enough to have it read out loud this Monday when he is being buried.
I am also sad for the entire situation and everyone involved.

If anyone wants to do what Lyndy has suggested it's a sweet and kind ideal.

The fiance told me yesterday that her funds remaining are not enough to get her thru the next month, and that she will have to sell her furniture that Zachary bought last month when he had come back from his work

She has no other work but has worked in the past. She loves her baby and says "Even tho Zachary is no longer here....(pause).......My baby makes me happy!"

Again Thank You, for those who have spoke so nice in here.

God Bless!








Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Lorenzo on January 11, 2008, 04:51:46 AM
Vendetta?  It's not my language lorenzo. But I am just telling here the true story of priscilla. If you are reading her column in a local newspaper in Bohol, she sounds a bitch saying nasty things on Bohol and its people. How you will know when in fact, I believe, you are not reading it online? I'm not judgmental, but you see how this woman is spreading malicious stories that she is maltreated by her editor Fred Amora. And she writes as a hubby because she has no intention to grab the salary for the Boholanos. See, how stupid she is?

I think TubagbOhol members should know that irrational this woman is.

If she claimed that they were hardly treated by the Manila media, it's a fallacy: THE TRUTH IS SHE IS BANNED TO COVER PRESIDENTIAL VISITS BECAUSE OF HER BEHAVIOR. SHE HAS NO RESPECT OF AUTHORITY.

THE MARO, WHICH IS ASSIGNED TO GIVE ACCREDITATION TO LOCAL MEDIA BANNED HER BECAUSE FOR 3 TIMES SHE BEHAVED UNPROFESSIONALLY AS A MEDIAWOMAN.

WELL, SHE IS NOT REALLY A MEDIAWOMAN, IT JUST HAPPENED THAT SHE IS AN AMERICAN AND SHE KNOWS HOW TO SPEAK. BUT IF YOU READ HER COLUMN, IT IS MORE THAN DIRT. SHE SHOULD TAKE UP MASCCOM.

HOW PITY.

I dont want to know your reasonings or the chis-mis; all of what you are saying has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter, which was the death of Zachary. I dont want to hear personal affairs; reasonings etc. If you have a problem with one of our members, please deal with it privately and respectfully. Please let us get back to the subject matter.

-Bran Lorenzo
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 11, 2008, 04:55:07 AM
ooops! OFW's
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scott on January 11, 2008, 11:40:39 AM

a workshop, talyer comes in handy. anyone?
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 12, 2008, 02:05:17 AM
This morning I received an email reply from Michigan state, the home town of Patricia Gibson, who is the mother of the Downed tourist victim Zachary Raczok.
I want that it be known for everyone what is really going on here.
I have pasted her email here and how she feels.
Please read this and remember this is being said to a mother who's one sons life was taken away from him at such a young stage in his life.
Taken away and also mishandled negligently by local city government who has accepted that they wee negligent already.
**********************************************************************
Precious, thank you for asking about us. We as you can imagine are devastated by Zach's death. I can't believe he is gone.
I was so upset at the length of time he had to lie there waiting for an autopsy that I was told he had to have. I never requested it.
I think that if I wanted more info I could have gotten it by calling the
Dr. but did not because I just haven't been able to face it.
Most of all I am alarmed and appalled at the poor care my son received. By what I have heard, he was not even touched for 40 minutes after the accident! I also heard he was conscious, I wonder if he had been in USA if he could have been saved.
I realized he made a choice to be there and I guess that is just a consequence of that choice unfortunately.
I am so sad because I think he was just starting to settle down, he had a beautiful baby and fiancee. Because of this drunk driver, he was robbed of his life, as was his family.
Words can't express how bad his whole family feels, I just am sick over his loss. He was  my first born, he had so many dreams and aspirations. It is a tragedy.
Thank you for caring for him, although it will not bring him back.
Give Pie my love and Christine as well.
 
Patty
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Bambi on January 12, 2008, 03:43:01 AM
I have just read this thread.  My condolences to the whole Family of Mr. Zachary. The whole incident is sad enough for the parties/Fam. involved and it seems that the discussion is  overwhelmed with hatred emotions towards the writer.  Please...try to show respect to the dead one, let's beheave as matured and educated as we are.

Thanks PreciousNpolite for your valued efforts! It is more than as  noteworthy.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: B:) on January 12, 2008, 01:01:38 PM
Precious, thank you for posting the mother's email, I feel for her and knew as I thought she would feel about the loss of her son. Again my condolences to her and their family. And to the fiance and child, may they be filled with love and support they deserve. Thanks again Precious.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 13, 2008, 03:00:04 AM
First off thank you to all of you who have sent condolences out to both sides of Zachary's family.

I heard from the Attorney handling the case on Zachary's side that there is already a scheduled hearing for the third week of this month some time around the 21st or the 23rd.

I will let you all know about any further up dates.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: ligiah on January 14, 2008, 07:55:42 PM
this is very very sad... and condolences to Mr. Zachary's family... 
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 15, 2008, 03:16:58 AM
Until now the Mayor of the city has made no plans as far as contacting the victims families on either side.
The victims Fancie see me on regular basis when ever she needs a shoulder to lean on when having to cope with her common in laws sudden death.
I will do my best to keep all of you up dated any time I know there are steps being made toward justice.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 15, 2008, 03:17:51 AM
(Fianci)
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 20, 2008, 07:09:06 AM
Last Thursday the fiance of the victim and i went to cityhall to visit the mayor.
He was said to be in Manila.

I was given a letter that the mayor had written about the case to the American Consulate in manila explaining why he was not the one to notify them that a city owned water works dump truck and their driver had committed a fatal driver homicide, case.

Mayor wrote the letter to the consulate last January 22nd. 2008.

He also briefed the embassy on the discipline actions taken by him to the ones in charge who should of told him about the death to begin with.

In todays edition of the Bantay Balita newspaper I wrote a story demanding that the mayor help this fiance and 6 months old daughter.

The request I have written were then put into visaya and and it is made into the front page news.

I hope Mike will be able to post it when it comes out in the net in a couple of days.

Mayor was bragging to everyone on the mayor's report that he has been of assistance to both the mother in  the states and to his baby daughter her in Bohol as well as the fiance?

According to the words of Mayor it is all not true, He has not done a thing for them and I have emails from the mom proofing so.

The personal belongings are not yet delivered from the Philippines either, and in that luggage was the lap top and Rolex Watch and many other expensive things of the victim being returned back to his mother in the states.

The victims mother also thanked my friends in here for contacting them and she said she was happy that i have nice friends who care and you know who you are, its the lady with the handsome cat and the parakeet...he he he he!!!

Okay thats the up to date so far and the first trial will be on the 23rd, and the victims Atty, is Atty. Lim.

I am not going to spell check this as i have been up all night thinking of the strategy i will use to approach mayor with the victim and the baby and get those requests that i have asked for.


Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 20, 2008, 07:10:09 AM
correction January 12th, not 22nd.
Title: Reply: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 22, 2008, 01:19:18 AM
This afternoon the wife of the victim and I paid a visit to the cityhall to make a check up on the mayor and what are the steps being done to implement any actions being taken to give assistance to the victim and his family on both sides of the fence.

Until now there have been no apologies given to either side of the family and the victims mother in Michigan State is getting pissed off after one month of mourning from this day.

I wrote down the proposal in front of Mark Monton and he told me to stop worrying about it and squeezed my hand as I firmly squeezed his letting him know that I was serious in making sure Zach's family is treated fairly and with justice.

I requested around P17.000.00 to the cityhall to give the assistance to the girl so she could get to Manila and stay there for a few nights until all documents are made out and the American Embassy has what they need in order to process the paperwork and the baby will be able to get her American father's socail security.

I also offered as a part of the price it was for two I who would accompany her and the baby to Manila and the A.E. I know where to stay that would make it a a one jeepney ride away from the consulate where she will need to go.

I also know where to guide her at the Embassy and help her translate as well.

Thursday i and the victims fiance will go back to Mayor at cityhall and get answer's as it has been long enough time already.

The mom of Zach's baby is running out of money.

The mom of Zach was stuck with a big bill and the loss of her son who can never come back no matter what but can come back only in memory.

The hospital bill was paid with funds from the account of Zack' and whats makes this case more maddening as time mi-anders on is that the blood bank would not release blood when the Dr. had requested the blood in order to save Zacks's life as he was losing it fast.

I could post a picture in here of Zach' laying on the morgue table so you can all take a visual look at what amount of pain he must of went through.

I asked some worker's at cityhall what's going on?

If this was them in this young mother's shoes how would they like to receive the run around?

Will post again another news when I get it.

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Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2008, 01:29:50 AM
Thanks for the updates, Precious. Please keep us updated on further developments.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 22, 2008, 01:44:38 AM
I am glad you like them Lorenzo :)

What gets me kuya is why the Sunday Post and the Bohol Times and The Bohol Chronicle did not ever publish a story about this?

Cute picture by the way!............."Whistle!" :D

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Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2008, 01:46:56 AM
Yea, I mentioned this incident to my relatives when I was back home, and they all were angry about the late/delayed response by the municipal government. Please extend our condolences to the mother and father of the victim, as well as the fiance' and child.

They are in our prayers.

Thanks,
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 22, 2008, 01:55:59 AM
Thank you!

It has been a while since i last brought the victim to this web site after all the shocking things that had been mentioned before that she had read but I will let her know that people here in Tubag Care!

She is from Mabini. Family name is "Tutor".
                                                                          God Bless All!
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 22, 2008, 01:56:55 AM
oops! i mean wife of victim.
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Post by: grazie7y on January 22, 2008, 04:04:34 AM
Thank you!

It has been a while since i last brought the victim to this web site after all the shocking things that had been mentioned before that she had read but I will let her know that people here in Tubag Care!

She is from Mabini. Family name is "Tutor".
                                                                          God Bless All!

We have Tutor in Tubag Bohol, Precious!  Mr. Bene Tutor who is now based in Japan. 
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Post by: Azile on January 22, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
My condolence to the Family and to "Pie" especially to the little baby girl, this is sad indeed, sigh, she will grow  without a father.Take Care.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 25, 2008, 05:04:20 AM
Yesterday "Pie" and I went to have a follow up with Mark Monton from the mayor's office.

Last Monday we set a proposal of what we needed in order to fly to Manila and have room and board payed for as well.
Including meals and ground transportation.

Yesterday Mark Monton from the cities gov. office informed us that when there there is a promo at the airlines with in two weeks and a month from now he will buy the tickets for us to get to Manila in order to process the baby's documents to qualify her for the socail security benefits of her late father life that was taken away by the driver with an expired pro driver's license .
I had asked Mark Monton for a written guarantee on his words and he said no need and that he would live up to his words to assist.

Then Mark Monton Mentioned my banner story I had written that the city needs to act on such matter and demands.
The write up was front story and translated by Rey Daley. http//bantaybalita.150m.com
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Post by: B:) on January 25, 2008, 06:17:07 AM
where would that budget come from?
 How was the investigation about the accident, any news to that?
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 25, 2008, 06:30:23 AM
You would hopefully think that they have a liability fund for such stupididness the hearing is going well.
The driver is saying sori he knows he is the fault but the court still must follow the hearings. the next hearing is going to be on Feb, 1st.

Who cares where it comes from the baby's father is dead can you bring him back for any price?
Do I look like the city treasurer i am just pleased that we are getting some sort of care from the city government at all. Mo ba?
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Post by: ms da binsi on January 25, 2008, 06:34:33 AM
That must be a good lesson to learn for our drivers...

i wish this could open other driver's eyes to have valid DL's and get some insurances and follow rules!

Good job, Prescilla!
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 25, 2008, 06:43:38 AM
Thanks for the compliment.
It has been a lot of work.
The mother of the victim really liked your compassion she emailed me that you had contacted her.
Nice job goes to you also! :D
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Post by: B:) on January 25, 2008, 06:59:55 AM
Who cares where it comes from the baby's father is dead can you bring him back for any price?
Do I look like the city treasurer i am just pleased that we are getting some sort of care from the city government at all. Mo ba?

I beg your pardon?
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 25, 2008, 07:39:57 AM
I do not get the point of your question where is the budget coming from?

I know Mark had mentioned for the time being for this week the budget is not sufficeint enough?

If they are willing to come up with it as part of their apology then why ask questions?

The concern is for the baby here. They lose their apartment this week they are preparing to move out today the wife and the baby.

The accident is caused by the city anyone one knows traveling too close behind the vehicle in front of you and you hit it then you are automatically at fault.

The pictures were presented in yesterdays hearing where the body was laying on the road and where the truck had been in position after the impact.

Many witness's were out at that time and they are the one's who had taken the pictures of the accident scene.

The evidence of damage is in the passanger side smashed out right headlight.

I can not tell if your question is for concern or whether it is being sarcrastic becaause the next question you asked about investigation?

Do you have a doubt that it is not the fault of the city gov't?
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Post by: B:) on January 25, 2008, 08:10:19 AM
I think you misled my questions. The reason I asked was because for me to know from whom, that way we could THANK YOU whoever they may be.

As for being sarcastic, read your reply from my first questions. I think it was you who replied with sarcasm, why would I think you as a treasurer?

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Post by: grazie7y on January 25, 2008, 11:48:02 AM
You would hopefully think that they have a liability fund for such stupididness the hearing is going well.
The driver is saying sori he knows he is the fault but the court still must follow the hearings. the next hearing is going to be on Feb, 1st.

Who cares where it comes from the baby's father is dead can you bring him back for any price?
Do I look like the city treasurer i am just pleased that we are getting some sort of care from the city government at all. Mo ba?

I wouldn't think there should be a "liability fund" for stupidness.  If that happens, it's giving people -  in this case, government workers, the license to be stupid. 

Precious, I understand your frustration but no need to be fighty. The driver should be solely liable for this and if our provincial or city government has fund to help out victims, that is great.  My brother in law was killed while serving his country as a police officer.  He left behind a young wife (my sister, also a police officer) and three young kids - the youngest just turned 1 when his father died.  The government had some sort of pension but it stopped this month because it's is 5th death anniversary already.  It didn't make sense to me but such is life in the Philippines. As for the case of the victim's child, at least this poor child has grandparents  and family in the USA who may be able to support the baby and the victim's fiancee finacially.  Again, this is so tragic news and I know it's very difficult to the victim's parents and family here in the USA and more so to the child and to Pie but things happen beyond our control.  Financial support is very much needed especially to Pie and the baby but we can not demand this to anybody. That's my opinion which of course can be wrong.

And lastly, I and I think most of the TB people appreciate your concern and assistance to the victim's family.  You did good job!
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Post by: B:) on January 25, 2008, 01:22:12 PM
ms. grazie, Thank You!
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Post by: Scarb on January 26, 2008, 03:23:59 AM
Yesterday "Pie" and I went to have a follow up with Mark Monton from the mayor's office.

Last Monday we set a proposal of what we needed in order to fly to Manila and have room and board payed for as well.
Including meals and ground transportation.

Yesterday Mark Monton from the cities gov. office informed us that when there there is a promo at the airlines with in two weeks and a month from now he will buy the tickets for us to get to Manila in order to process the baby's documents to qualify her for the socail security benefits of her late father life that was taken away by the driver with an expired pro driver's license .
I had asked Mark Monton for a written guarantee on his words and he said no need and that he would live up to his words to assist.

Then Mark Monton Mentioned my banner story I had written that the city needs to act on such matter and demands.
The write up was front story and translated by Rey Daley. http//bantaybalita.150m.com

thanks for your efforts Precious!

i pity Pie ang most specially the babygirl :(
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 26, 2008, 07:25:18 AM
A liability fund is not giving. A liability fund or liability insurance often saves you from being over sued.

The truck is a city owned which means logical to me to have liability insurance on it for such accidents and injuries including fatalities.

The water dept. should make sure that the persons working for them are properly licensed and insured for the job they are hired for.

The dump truck was on official business it was being taken home after delivering equipment used at the Christmas party.
The garage was locked to the motor pool so the boss instructed the driver to park the truck at his residence for safe keeping.

The police man story you told about is sad and maddening they should give a life time of assistance to policemen killed on duty.

Jason was not working n a high risk job working when he was killed it was sudden.
What frustrates the system is why they can not release blood to be bought in emergency situations such as Zach's case?
The blood was available for sale at 9:AM that's really stupid procedure when some one is losing blood they do not want to save a life here to bad since the blood is available for sale all 24 hours in a day?
Zach' might have been able to be saved if the Dr. could of administered blood into him  while he was losing it fast.

I do not honestly get the logics of this countries way of thinking when it comes to things such as this?

The system needs to made right for the people to be able to live a normal life and be treated in a humanitarian way.

Thanks Blue Angle for the compliment.

If i was to ask Mark Monton where is funds are coming from I am sure knowing Mark he would not give out that kind of information.

All i know is Mayor had just about every banker management in his chambers having meeting for almost 2-3 hours.
I do not know the kinds of transactions going on inside as I did not ask it is not my business my mission is to make sure people in life who are dealt a bad deal need help in being picked up again to get back on their two feet.
Some People here some times lack compassion for others who are suffering shock and trauma and when this happens and they have no one to lean on when in this condition it can lead into a nervous breakdown and eventually affect that person for life.
If someone in my family is driving negligently in my families business back home and they killed some one on the road bet me my mom's insurance in our restaurants and her own monies would be awarded in a law suit to the family who had lost a loved one.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 28, 2008, 12:21:27 AM
where would that budget come from?
 How was the investigation about the accident, any news to that?

That budget is now coming from my publisher and the clients Atty. Alexander Lim.

Atty. Lim, called me to a briefing session to ask me if I would accompany "PIE" and her 6 months old baby girl to the American Consulate head office in Manila to have the baby's documents filed in order to qualify her for her late father's Socail Security Benefits.
Atty. Lim is the one to shoulder all expenses for us RT food, lodging, transportation while we are there. That's pretty darn sweet of him.

Atty. Lim, knows I am the only one from the media who has taken a specail care to this incident as I have also cared about other things I have written about as well. Some times as a media man and if your heart is into it you give of personal time to something as charitable as this to lend a helping hand.
Atty. Lim, feels that the way that the cityhall is handling both "PIE" and I by always by hiding from us as well as eluding us and let's add dickering with time and being pointed to the middle man in trying to get them to assist and be responsible for their negligence for the sake of the Baby left behind and her darling and more then ever pateint mother has been in this matter.

Atty. Lim Feels strongly along with me that Mayor Dan Neri Lim is just not wanting to put this as a priority matter as it should have been the day it hapend not 12-14  days or even a month after the fact.

1.) The driver of city owned dump truck was drunk at the time of the accident.

2.) Driving on 6 months expired pro license

3.) Driving a city owned dump truck home after the party for personal use of transportation,
after dropping of sound system from a company Christmas Party.

That's where the budget is coming from! Atty. Alexander Lim.

Have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask?

The mother of the victim back in the United States emails me just about every day trying to justify why things have hapend the way they did?

I am also comforting her and passing information onto her so she knows that her grand daughter and "Pie" are in good hands and we are doing what we can to help.

She has not received any condolences from the city water dept, or the city Mayor, even though during last weeks mayor report he mentioned that he wrote a letter to the American Embassy (Late pod).
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Post by: B:) on January 28, 2008, 03:28:25 AM
That budget is now coming from my publisher and the clients Atty. Alexander Lim.

Atty. Lim, called me to a briefing session to ask me if I would accompany "PIE" and her 6 months old baby girl to the American Consulate head office in Manila to have the baby's documents filed in order to qualify her for her late father's Socail Security Benefits.
Atty. Lim is the one to shoulder all expenses for us RT food, lodging, transportation while we are there. That's pretty darn sweet of him.

Atty. Lim, knows I am the only one from the media who has taken a specail care to this incident as I have also cared about other things I have written about as well. Some times as a media man and if your heart is into it you give of personal time to something as charitable as this to lend a helping hand.
Atty. Lim, feels that the way that the cityhall is handling both "PIE" and I by always by hiding from us as well as eluding us and let's add dickering with time and being pointed to the middle man in trying to get them to assist and be responsible for their negligence for the sake of the Baby left behind and her darling and more then ever pateint mother has been in this matter.

Atty. Lim Feels strongly along with me that Mayor Dan Neri Lim is just not wanting to put this as a priority matter as it should have been the day it hapend not 12-14  days or even a month after the fact.

1.) The driver of city owned dump truck was drunk at the time of the accident.

2.) Driving on 6 months expired pro license

3.) Driving a city owned dump truck home after the party for personal use of transportation,
after dropping of sound system from a company Christmas Party.

That's where the budget is coming from! Atty. Alexander Lim.

Have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask?

The mother of the victim back in the United States emails me just about every day trying to justify why things have hapend the way they did?

I am also comforting her and passing information onto her so she knows that her grand daughter and "Pie" are in good hands and we are doing what we can to help.

She has not received any condolences from the city water dept, or the city Mayor, even though during last weeks mayor report he mentioned that he wrote a letter to the American Embassy (Late pod).


Thanks a lot Precious, these are all what I was talking about.
Wish you luck and have a safe trip to Manila.

Peace!
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Post by: Lorenzo on January 28, 2008, 03:59:16 AM
Have a safe trip, Priscilla. I hope all goes according to plan.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 28, 2008, 07:34:51 AM
Thank you everyone I will keep it updated as much as I am able or you guys get a four day vacation from my whinning! lol!
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on January 30, 2008, 03:04:19 AM
Okay there is a change in flight scheldule do to plane conflict we are unable to go tommorow to Manila and next week I am a guest speaker for the provincail WCCD of the PNP seminar Christmas party.
So the airplane ticket will be reschelduled againf for valentines week.

Uhm......some one was not very happy when he said he might have to pay a penalty for me to change the date of the ticket.

Anyways things will be fine as he is depending and knowing that "PIE" will be in good hands at the Embassy in Manila.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 06, 2008, 01:00:46 AM
The trip is postponed Atty. lim purchased the tickets already, and we will be have the appointment on the 14th at the embassy.
Today their was a another hearing with the fiscal and it went alright.

The motorcyclist was going fast because if going slow he would of had a better chance of living.

The truck driver did hit him and the impact was hard to the truck such as mirror's and dooors and one passanger side headlamp taken out.
The case is still on going.
Sorry it has been a while to post.
The internet here is unstable this past month.
Take Care!
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Post by: ms da binsi on February 07, 2008, 09:04:50 AM
Hi Priscilla, I got an email from Patty, (Zach" mom) today, we are planning to have an EB one day in the spring...Ist it amazing how close we live from each other?

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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 10, 2008, 12:31:43 AM
That's great news, yes' I know I receive daily emails from Zachery's mom as well, as I am the translater and helper with Atty. Lim on this case.

Pie is back in Mabini with her baby from Zachery and living with her parents also.

Our tickets are already purchased through my publisher and loding and daily food allowance is already sponsored by him as well.
Thursday on valentines day Pie will have her appointment with the baby at the American embassy, I will also accompany her at the appointment.
I also interveiwed PO3 Fabio Maulas two days regarding the pre limanary hearing.

It's exactly the way I knew it to be all along.

Zachery's mom is upset but she has been very cooperative indeed.

Last Saturday during the Mayor's report I Let mayor Lim have it good over the radio. To avoid from being arrested (Joking) I hung up the phone.

So many were wanting more........Mayor has never been so nice to someone when they have critisized him the way I did.
I think in the history of his reports he truly behaved after that and also his report this morning as maybe he was afraid I might have called him again telling him to do his job as a good mayor for everyone in the city.

He said just because Zachery was an American it did not mean that he has to handle this case as a priority?

Just who does he think he is when it is his city dump truck and driver who failed the right of way to Zachery and then the driver's Atty. Doni Piquero is representing the case?
What I do not get if he is terminated then why does he have a tax paid Atty.?

If Mayor does not want to take the blame then why does he have Doni Piquero the cities Atty. representing a terminated employee.

According to my interveiw with the PO3 who investigated the case he said that Piquero is trying to get Blanco to say things against the investigation.

Mark Monton never did call either Pie or I back in regards to getting any help?

PO3 also felt that Dan Lim was told  way before I had ever mentioned it to him? but is trying to white wash the sittuation. I recorded the interveiw with PO3.

Manila Bulletin has taken an interest to this story and wants me to call them so they can come and interveiw Pie and I and they have instructed me to bring all of my printed media writinings about the case.

They are also curious as to why the other pioneer newspaper's kept silent over a tourist issue?

They also think it is rude of the mayor not to have lifted a finger as well.

I am not going to correct the spelling it is late here and I am tired.

please understand, Thank You and good night everyone.
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Post by: grazie7y on February 10, 2008, 03:52:51 AM
Thank you for the update on Zachery's case and also of Pie and their baby. 
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Post by: swakee on February 10, 2008, 05:38:32 AM
whew!!! karon pa nako nabasa... thanks Precious for all the time & efforts aning case ni Jason... may his soul rest in peace...

p.s. kanang nag-ingon parte sa "descrimination"... hahaha... even if you are in your own country (Phils.), naay descrimination diha... pobre vs. datu... kay sa ato-a either you are rich or poor!!! faets!!!
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Post by: lindy on February 10, 2008, 05:49:57 AM
whew!!! karon pa nako nabasa... thanks Precious for all the time & efforts aning case ni Jason... may his soul rest in peace...

p.s. kanang nag-ingon parte sa "descrimination"... hahaha... even if you are in your own country (Phils.), naay descrimination diha... pobre vs. datu... kay sa ato-a either you are rich or poor!!! faets!!!

klarexs gyud na kaayo...
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Post by: swakee on February 11, 2008, 12:51:54 PM
Lindy, nabiktima ba fud ka sa descrimination diha sa Pinas?
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Post by: lindy on February 12, 2008, 12:37:54 AM
Lindy, nabiktima ba fud ka sa descrimination diha sa Pinas?

diha pod koy kaagi bahin ini Swaks...
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Post by: Happy on February 12, 2008, 07:45:16 AM
Karon pako kabasa ani, luoy pud no, naa pa jud gamay nga bata.

May his soul rest in peace.
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 21, 2008, 05:13:14 PM
Sorry everyone, it has been a while since I updated this post.

I am back from Manila and what a grueling time it was indeed. For Cleofe's part it went well for her baby daughter who is absolutley very darling fat, and cute.

We went to Manila as schelduled for our next day embassy appointment. We brought along also the grandmother who was just paid a plane ticket to take care of the bb after the embassy appointment oh' no instead the poor bb gets dragged all over Manila and ends up getting really sick instead as the grandmother did not do as was promised to have her plane ticked paid for which was just to make sure the baby was looked after and kepf well in between appointments.
While staying at the hotel room where it was clean.
I was correct in suggesting to "PIE" that it would be better to go to the embassy and apply for American national, and to start processing paper's for the bb to receive the bennefits of her late father.

"PIE" still has some things to do for the embassy but she is working hard at getting things done fo her bb and will be heading back to Manila alone this time.

She was instructed by persons at the NSO and the American Embassy that she must only spend the monies received for the bb and nothing more.

If she abuses such priveladge is found not being able to produce the receipts for the bennefit transactions then she will forfeit all monies awarded.

As for the Manila Bulletin Newspaper in Manila "PIE" was absent up to eight hour's due to traffic and getting around for finding things to give the embassy showwing pictures that she was pregnant.
So we did not have time to meet up with the Manila Provincail editor of the Bulletin.
I am so sorry she missed a bigger oppurtuinity to have this news go out of Bohol, since it is a tourist issue.

On the other hand i am happy that i was able to give some help for her and guide her to where she neede to be guided.

I am personaly exhausted from everything and i want to spend some time and energy for myself so i can concentrate on my families graduation this coming up couple of months.

God Bless and if I have further informayoion I will compile and keep you up to date as always.
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Post by: charie on February 21, 2008, 05:37:13 PM
Karon pako kabasa ani, luoy pud no, naa pa jud gamay nga bata.

May his soul rest in peace.

karon pa gyud ko kabasa..luoya sad oi...... nakaka touch...
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Post by: grazie7y on February 22, 2008, 01:51:08 AM
Precious, thank you so much for all your effort in ensuring that Pie and her baby will have a better future now that the baby's father is gone.  It was very noble of you to set aside your own family for awhile just so you could help them.  Way to go, Precious!  And thank you too for updating us.  It makes me feel good that Pie has money for the baby's needs.  God bless you, Precious!
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 23, 2008, 01:49:32 PM
Thank You, grazie and everyone for standing by and being pateint about this topic matter.

Anyways "PIE" has not talked with me since she came back from manila. Maybe she no longer needs me?

I did talk with the Sr. writer from the "PIONEER" paper here in Tagbilaran and and asked him why he never bothered to report about the incident involving the American?

he replied that if he would of written it that his publisher who is the provincail tourism chairman here would of rejected the story, just like he did when the Japanese tourist were robbed near to Sierra boulinas.

His publisher will not publish bad things that happen to tourist here in Bohol?

Maybe he does not care about the safety of tourist from outside the country coming in here?

I just do not get it informing the public is the medias jobs in order to let the community know to be more vigilantin with in different parts of the island where becoming a conveinant criminal victim is more acessisble.
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Post by: Lorenzo on February 23, 2008, 02:06:24 PM
Priscilla,

Thank you for assisting Pie and the family members affected by the loss of Zach. I can only hope that everything goes alright for the baby and the mother. It saddens me that the child will not grow up knowing her father or hear his voice. You have my sincere gratitude and respect for your helpful conviction.

God Bless you, and congratulations to your family members!

Truly,
Bran Lorenzo
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Post by: grazie7y on February 23, 2008, 02:09:17 PM
Thanks for the update, Precious!

Regarding your talk with the Senior writer in the Pioneer paper there, your conjecture that maybe the publisher did not care about the safety of toursts coming in and out of Bohol is kind of unbelievable to me because I always see in the news about tourists being victimized.  Also, tourism has become the lifeblood (I may be wrong) of our Province and I don't think they would take for granted the contribution of the tourists to our economy there.

 I saw this documentary by a guy from the States that he felt safer in Bohol than any place in the Philippines.  He, however cautioned tourists to be careful and not be so "tempting".  In any case, you being part of the media, or that Senior writer, isn't it your obligation to the public to expose this kind of inappropriate behavior by this publisher?  Just asking, Precious. 

By the way, did you say one of your kids is graduating this March?     
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Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 23, 2008, 03:32:10 PM
I am hoping if my Cheif editor is not hadlok about my column for tommorow's edition I have exposed the publisher and the paper some what buut did not mention the actual name I mentioned his title as tourism chairman, and what was said by the sr. writer.

yes' darling I have 3 kids graduating one from second grade elementary, and the other from high school, and another one from a four year course in computer programming,

I am pretty proud of myself to handle it as a surrogate mother and this ids the fourth graduation I have been able to support the kids with.

Thank you Lorenzo for your sweet words always and and for the compliments and appreciation in the help I am able to give here as a media person and friend to all.
Take Care!

God Bless!
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Post by: Lorenzo on February 23, 2008, 03:34:47 PM
God Bless you, Priscilla. May he protect you and keep you in all your days. The Lord watches everything, and I am sure Zach is happy and content with all your work for his family. I misjudged you in the past, Priscilla.

Forgive me for my brashness,

Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Happy on February 24, 2008, 11:47:04 PM
Thanks for the update Precious :)
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Post by: grazie7y on February 25, 2008, 02:34:41 AM
I am hoping if my Cheif editor is not hadlok about my column for tommorow's edition I have exposed the publisher and the paper some what buut did not mention the actual name I mentioned his title as tourism chairman, and what was said by the sr. writer.

yes' darling I have 3 kids graduating one from second grade elementary, and the other from high school, and another one from a four year course in computer programming,

I am pretty proud of myself to handle it as a surrogate mother and this ids the fourth graduation I have been able to support the kids with.

Thank you Lorenzo for your sweet words always and and for the compliments and appreciation in the help I am able to give here as a media person and friend to all.
Take Care!

God Bless!

Wow!  Three kids graduating this March!  I bet you are a proud mother!  Congratulations to you, Precious for being there for these kids!  That's very wonderful that you are instrumental of these kids' brighter future!  God bless you always!

Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 28, 2008, 01:39:57 PM
About three weeks ago I went on of mayor lim over the radio as a call in person of concern. Iuntill today have received the biggest pats on the back for my bravery to let him be told just the way it is seen.

Including compliments from Congressman Chatto and his aide Anthony who will be entertaining me this weekend about the matter with Zachery.

I am prety sure some paper's in Manila will be biting at the bait when they know of some tourist issues that are being kept from media leaks out ..................it's just a matter of time white washing publisher's will get their greedy grubs into deep stinky poo-poo!
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on February 28, 2008, 01:42:52 PM
first sentence should read; "I went off on Mayor........"
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Julai on February 28, 2008, 05:05:47 PM
ohh my..this is soo sad..How come our Govt. hasn't extended any word of condolence to the family?Soo upsetting!!
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 02, 2008, 03:38:23 AM
I was able to text Cleofe earlier yesterday morning she says she was waiting on the American passports for both her baby and the baby's father, before anything else can be done.

I hope to talk with her soon as I have not spoke to her since last time we went to gether in Manila.

I will do my best to keep all you updated with every little tid bit.

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Post by: grazie7y on March 02, 2008, 03:45:01 AM
Thank you, Precious for your unwavering support to Cleofe and her baby, and for updating us.  We hope to be able to welcome them when they get here - even just through phonecall.  God bless you!
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 03, 2008, 02:42:29 PM
hey, just want  to know what  happen to Peter Blanco right now?thanks.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 04, 2008, 02:07:25 AM
Vito, apparently its a mystery to me also i am going to text a friend of mine who is working in the court fiscal area where the case is being handled as of now and ask what is the latest?

All I know is what I was told was that Atty Don Piquero has asked the driver Blanco too contradict the affdavit and make it false some false statements.

What I do not get untill now if the mayor (who is lieing and i know it.) is saying he is the one to terminate the driver then why does he still get to be represented from the city atty and tax dollar's are paying for it?

Why then does mayor and the restof city hall shrug their shoulders and say it is not them and its the driver but yet if it is on the driver then why is the cityhall paying for the attorney to represent the driver?

Reminding everyone that the driver was driving home the city water truck intoxicated after a christmas party because of the garage for the utility the vehicles was already locked up.

When the head engineer had told me that blanco was driving the truck after the party he was to return back the sound system for the party in manga barangay this city of Tagbilaran.

What peeves me is the fact that some one is not 100% friggen honest here and whats new in this type of sad sittuation as I had heard it from the head engineer "NO ONE WAS IN THE TRUCK THAT NIGHT WITH BLANCO?" but according to the investigative affidavit he had persons in the truck with him.

Now this this is a tourism issue at hand and the news never made it out of Bohol as I have mentioned that Sr. writer Kit Bagaipo had told me that he felt himself that it should of been put in the paper of the chronicle and he said he felt bad because he knows Peter Dejarasco the publisher would of discarded the news as he is the tourism chairman in Bohol, and I was the only one who was able to get it published in two paper's?

Now since this is an international tourist it just seems it should be automatic for the province to vs the city on this issue, and case at hand.

Maybe I should take a tippy toe glance into the water department tomorow and take a chance of possibly getting my head shot off (LOL) and ask what are the up dates on Blamnco?

Why should they care what are the up dates it is no longer their concern afterall it was Eng. Wellington Pelongo told me that day of Jan, 4th, that he was the one to terminate Blanco for good?

I am still irked as to Mayor Lims comment that the victims common law wife make an appointment since the begining well she tried that several times throught the mayor's left hand man Mark Monton and to several attempts and no avail the victims common law wife gave up and is having her atty. handle it in court.
(WHat the hell is the baby who is the victim in this case left behind my the dead American sup[pose to just take a number wait her turn while the she was losing the roof and common daily needs that she needs untill now, as mayoy has still done nothing about it?) Make appointment oh dd the baby make an appointment to have her father killed by the water department truck?

Even though Cleofe is not speaking to me latley and lord only knows why (Maybe no load, or she is sick of no one caring?) Cleofe is a beautifull and bright woman I hope and pray that some one can help her and the bb? I know the two mom and bb are staying in Mabini with Cleofe mom.

I had made an appointment with Congressman Chatto to help me stress some points about a particular newspaper outlet that black outs tourist issues that happen bad here and for me to be a domesticated foreigner here and if i was to die out of danger because i was in a dangerous area and not aware of it because no one bothered to warn the public about it and kept it hid I guess I am not of safety and concern to the Boholanos as as a foreigner?

Unfortunantly my appointment was postponed at the last hour prior to meeting the congressman and i also was going to ask him he he was willing also to write a letter of apology and let the mom in the states know that he as a congressman will do his best to follow up and make sure things are handled justily and fairly.

If i do anything else in speaking with anyone about th matter Vito I will be happy to give what ever information I get for you all in Tubag.
Love and God Bless!

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Post by: Vito Andoline on March 08, 2008, 07:40:12 PM
Thanks for the message  preciousNPolite.I know that politics behind  all  of these.In my conclusion its all weather2x.One thing they will say that  just  wait  for thier  turn.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 08, 2008, 07:41:16 PM
There's always  time  for  everything.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scarb on March 08, 2008, 10:49:23 PM
Thanks a lot Precious for the updates

you are great!
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 09, 2008, 10:15:39 PM
yeah.its true and wishing  you a lot of blessings to come and  May the God of Peace will protect  you  everyday.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 10, 2008, 10:42:38 PM
Salamat daghan for the well wishes as much as for the complimens on my probing of this case.
I am so truly let down as a human and a media person and a friend here on two big major write ups that were done by myself and both not having any results and hidden by other media outlets.
I am so pissed off with how I was being talked down to at a press conference by mayor Dan Lim today who thought that he could say some words as if smuggly wuggly and i did not play stupid instead my comments made him silent.

Mayor knows better then to insult this big woman! Over my dako body!

He said the two were not married, "But how to get married when your processing to be married but your fianci and father of the bb was suddenly killed by your driver and the city owned truck? "

That bb was made out of love, so does that mean just because she was made out of love in your country and born in the Philippinese that she has no rights to get help when her father was suddenly taken away?

what is the logic in the thinking around here? The father was just back from work and settling in and making plans for a wedding.
He arrived her in November was killed with in a month that he was here.

Last Saturday I talked to congressman Edgar Chatto and he said he would assist with the embassy in manila if need be but as far as moral obligations it is the mayor.

I also told the mayor that it was his moral obligation to help. .........he went silent and I changed the subject as other media was starting to gather close around the mayor.

It was better as I was on the verge of just about going crazy!

His words were what we in the western world  are what we would call B----s--t in some sense of the matter!

I stopped writing about the case as here the politicians do not care about anything, they make their comments and their jokes and their words ff how good they are so they can get patted on the back.

The words said to me concerning the American and The Boholana mother of the hald American baby leave behind is cold hearted and haunting in some sense.

Here is what took place today during a media pres conference concerning exspired medications from Botika Katawahan.

Prior to the meeting getting under way mayor asked me how was the sittuation with the girl that I was trying to get help for the one who has no personality as he said it several times.

I asked him for a clarity on what he meant by "No personality?" he told me that she was not married to the American so she has no rights to claim anything from the city but instead to go after the driver who was driving the city owned water works truck.

I said to him what saves her as far as rights are concerned is that she had a baby by him and the little girl qualifies for American National.
He said it was not good to ask from the city anything to help the bb and to sue the driver involved. (What does the driver have?) he has no blood to barely squeaze for his own family let alone being sued?

Mayor just keeps nodding his head as if no way does she get or deserve anything.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Scarb on March 11, 2008, 02:27:55 AM
oh my goodness ! what about the baby hmn?
married or not married- babygirl is there
and she has nothing to do with the tragic incident,

fact is, forget "typisch bürokratisch" for the sake of the little Angel-ngoks!


 may the Angels occupy the loveliest corners of their thoughts.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 14, 2008, 02:46:05 AM
By Priscilla Richards

City prosecutor 1. Hon. Bibiana Bautista branch 7 of Tagbilaran city has found probable cause against Peter Ermilio Blanco Y Polinar one quasi offense here which is Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homocide and Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Damage to property.
“Article 365 lies in the execution or an imprudent or negligent act that, if intentionally done, would be punished as a felony.
The law punishes the negligent or careless act, not the result therof.  The gravity of the evidence is only taken into account to determine the penalty; it does not qualify the substance of the offense.
As the careless act is single whether the injuries result should affect one person or several persons, the offense remains one and the same. It cannot be split into different crimes and prosecutions.” (People vs. Buan. Promulgated March 29, 1968, 65 O.G. 6127).
Findings
There is a casualty in this case, Mr. Raczok, a citizen of the United States of America died as of a result of the incident. He was on board a motorcycle when the incident happened. The driver of the dump truck was unscathed.
The extent of the damage at the front portion of the dump truck indicates that a strong impact landed on the right front side of the dump truck with an expired license. In fact he has been driving with an expired license since June 30, 2007.
The motorcycle of Zachery Raczok was also situated at the right side of the intersection.
Generally, when two vehicles approach or enter an intersection at approximately the same time the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right xxx” section 42 of R.A. 4136).
The private complainant claimed that even if the dump truck was not there the motorcycle would still hit the fence opposite its direction with the speed it was driving. It is not in consonance with human nature for a person to ram his driven motorcycle on a fence situated right in front of him by over speeding and driving straight to it.
Probable cause is established against respondent for reckless imprudence.
An investigation was conducted by P03 Fabio Maulas last December 22nd, 2007 around 1:50 o’clock dawn. He had received a call for police assistance regarding the accident that night of Razcok and Blanco.
Blanco was said to be driving home after a party and driving friends home early AM.
Raczok was on his way home after visiting with friends that evening.
Wherefore, premises considered, let a case for Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homicide and Damage to Property be filed against the respondent.
The two separate cases for Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homocide and Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Damage to Property are hereby ordered dismissed.
Court case is still pending for further decisions.

Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 14, 2008, 07:58:37 PM
thanks for the update precious n polite.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 16, 2008, 01:53:53 AM
yOUR ALWAYS WELLCOME JUST SO LONG AS i AM ABLE TO UP DATE AND POST CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK MOST OF THE TIME. :)
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 16, 2008, 01:56:09 AM
OH YEA pIE IS ON HER WAY TO mANILA BLESS HER PEA PICKING HEART WITH NO HELP FROM MAYOR AND A DWINDILN ACCOUNT AND A 32 HOUR TREK TO MANILA VIA BUS AND FERRY FROM UBAY THIS NIGHT TO GET HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THEN OVER TO THE aMERICAN EMBASSY TO GET THE BABY'S PASSPORT.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 16, 2008, 02:36:52 PM
its hard to accept the fact but  what we can do is  to face the reality.(gulong ng palad)
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: superman32211 on March 19, 2008, 10:24:31 AM
My name is Clark Gibson,
I raised Zach since he was about 5 yrs. old. with his mother Patricia. The way he was was treated is criminal!!! I have not weighed in on this till now. The suffering and humiliation. I hope the law will will step up and help with the treatment of Pie and their daughter very soon. Please email with any thoughts or suggestions.

[email protected]
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: superman32211 on March 19, 2008, 10:38:58 AM
You insult me!
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 19, 2008, 01:55:03 PM
You insult me!


who insult  you superman?
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Post by: grazie7y on March 19, 2008, 03:41:06 PM
My name is Clark Gibson,
I raised Zach since he was about 5 yrs. old. with his mother Patricia. The way he was was treated is criminal!!! I have not weighed in on this till now. The suffering and humiliation. I hope the law will will step up and help with the treatment of Pie and their daughter very soon. Please email with any thoughts or suggestions.

[email protected]

My name is Clark Gibson,
I raised Zach since he was about 5 yrs. old. with his mother Patricia. The way he was was treated is criminal!!! I have not weighed in on this till now. The suffering and humiliation. I hope the law will will step up and help with the treatment of Pie and their daughter very soon. Please email with any thoughts or suggestions.

[email protected]

Mr. Gibson, we are all sorry for what happened to Zach.  It is pretentious to say that I know how you feel because I don't think anybody can delve the pain you his parents felt because of his sudden demise.  All I can say, in behalf of the people here in Tubag Bohol is, I am so sorry this thing happened.  We can only offer our prayer that Pie and her baby and you his family can move on and move past this tragic experience.  May God bless you always!  Again, my condolences.
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Post by: Vito Andoline on March 19, 2008, 06:56:13 PM
my  condolences Mr.Gibson.its so hard  to think but relax justice will prevail.lets hear more about the case through precious n polite.i know its not easy,theres always time for them,easy men.hu.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on March 25, 2008, 03:24:51 AM
My update is not much because we here in the Philippines just finished the Holy Week and what a wonderfull one is what at that.
In my six years of being here hard to imagine it was my very first time to stand through a four hour mass and topped off with a procession of the crowning of the Blessed virgin Mary.

Prior to attending mass that evening I had discussed some private matters on what might be the next steps of the case.
I had given My publisher who is Pie's Atty. some advice and I hope it will work and I will keep texting to the every lovely lady Pie as she is in Manila getting her documents completed to work on getting what she needs to get done for the next hearing.
Atty. is fed up with the city govt attitude and had hinted around that he might go after the city next on negligence or something on that line.
Atty. is nice and has been very good with Pie and her family here, he sponsored the trip to Manila after my suggestion to Pie and him that the baby qualifies for American National and also for the benefits of her late father.
When I had accompanied PIE to the cityhall asking mayor to sponsor a trip for Pie and her child and for I to get the darling and very alert BB of their's to manila all Mark monton could do was to scoff and give us the old do not call us we will call you!
Which is total b***.
Mayor then makes a public announcement over the radio that Pie should make an appointment?
b*** call again make an appointment on what should be a priority?

I'm sorry in this country there is way too much leniency given to persons who commit crime and if this was to happen in my country Blanco the driver would be behind bars on day numero uno!

I am glad despite all that has happend and with Pie keeping a strong head, I hope some day Zach's mother will petition for her grandbaby and Pie and have them in America she would love those two precious women close to her forever.
Pie is a strong and very attractive strong minded person who knows what she is doing to make it right.
Hello Mr. Gibson we have never met, but I am happy to see you stepping in to let persons know how you feel.
Please give my regards to your beautiful wife and kids back home. If anything comes up I will keep the readers posted.
Take Care all I am busy this week I have three kids graduating and guest speeches to be worked on so may be some time before I am back on TubigBohol.

Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on April 06, 2008, 03:54:51 PM
I am learning things rather slowly as in why the owner of the dYRD and the Chronicle likes to keep things bad that happen to tourist white washed because he also owns a travel agency here in Tagbilaran.

Other then being the provincail Chairman on tourism. It makes even more sense now.

Whats going on?

Lets keep people honestly informed and warned and educated when it comes to accurate and balanced information of events going on whether they are good or bad.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on May 09, 2008, 11:43:44 PM
This week more evidence was submitted on both attorneys from both sides.

Another court hearing will take pace on May 15th.

American Embassy has ordered DNA samples from both the parents of Zackery and also the baby and her beautiful Boholana mother Cleofe Tutor.

The embassy has seeen pictures with Cleofe pregnant with her daughter but says it is not enough yet to satisfy them that it is her natral mother and he is the natural dad.

DNA samples are no longer attainable from the father as he was cremated in Cebu first week of Janurary before being flown back to the parents home town in United States.

Cleofe Fe was able to open up with more media personalities this week as well for the first time.

Untill now despite what very small monies she is receiving for her and baby she looks terrific and beautifull as always.
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Post by: Happy on May 10, 2008, 12:59:59 AM
Precious, thank you for the updates.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: grazie7y on May 10, 2008, 02:47:05 AM
Thanks a lot, Precious lady!  In no time, the baby can be with her grandparents here in the US.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: kiamoy on May 12, 2008, 12:01:16 AM
sad news.. thank you precious for the updates
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 12, 2008, 11:41:58 PM
Thank you Priscilla for providing us a blow-by-blow update on this incident. I guess Tubag Bohol is the only website that tackles on this issue. There is power in information-sharing.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on May 19, 2008, 11:37:55 PM
Your all very wellcome. i wish we could start a fund to help pie and baby go to and from manila to do the embassy work that is still required the attorney helping her is so good but yet still busy.

The news is hard to get as it is sensitive for the victims remaining behind so i am sorry if some times i am slow in giving out more info.

PLease let me know on what we can do to help with this sittuation since the city still has not done anything regarding this matter to assist.

Take care and thanks everyone for the compliments.
Title: Re: Tagbilaran-owned Truck Kills American Tourist
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on July 09, 2008, 10:40:06 PM
Sad up date its for you to make what you can on this?

I received a very upsetting text from my dear friend Cleofe today who has been keeping me up to date with her case that is being handled by my publisher Atty. Alexander Lim, of the Bohol standard Newspaper.

She told me that the provincail hospital is not able to come up with the log book registry of the guard or any records of the victim before they transferd his live body to Ramiro where he eventually had end up passed away at?

If you recall earlier in the blog i mentioned that i had an interveiw with the investigating traffic cop who sais to me that the driver Blanco should have been the one to yeild on the dominating road.

Now he is a liar in the courts going back on his word to protect himself from the mayor.

Sad but oh so true.

Tommorow I plan to go to the provincail hospital and ask around and come up with some answers as to how can the records of such a  case be not around?
This was an international was it not?