COTABATO CITY: A senior police officer (SPO) assigned with the Highway Patrol Group died while his colleague was injured when a wayward motorcycle hit them while they were investigating an accident in Midsayap town in North Cotabato on Monday night. The Midsayap police chief, Senior Insp. Reylan Mamon, identified the victim as SPO1 Aldren Janoras and his wounded companion as PO3 Jun Alestre. The two were investigating a traffic accident along the national highway in Barangay Poblacion 8 at 8 p.m., when the wayward motorcycle, driven by Kish Cabalinan of Barangay Balike, Midsayap, hit them. Janoras’ head hit the concrete road pavement and sustained serious injuries. He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Mamon said Cabalinan was under the influence of liquor while driving the motorbike. Cabalinan is detained at Midsayap municipal jail as charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and serious physical injuries were filed against him.