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Hit And Run!


Last Monday, March 10, oil tanker M/T Damar – which was on its way to Cagayan de Oro City rammed our beloved Marcelo Fernan Bridge [ironically, the topic of a previous post] and just left like nothing happened.

Although there were no visible damages to the column [Mandaue City side], the Mactan-Cebu Bridge Management Board still wants to make sure that the 8 year old bridge is sound and stable below the water line.

The board indicates that the owner of the tanker, Sea-Tech Transport Inc., will face criminal, civil, and administrative charges if it refuses to pay for the repair/exploration/inspection expenses. An inspection team will be composed of members of the coast guard, the navy, and the company which supervised the construction of the bridge.

It is said that the license of Alex Gelacio Ipanag, the captain of the vessel M/T Damar, has been suspended.


The nerve to run away just like that!


 – photo by JOEY NACALABAN of Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro

- news here

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8 responses to “Hit And Run!

  1. Takdol March 16, 2008 at 7:32 am

    I hope they didn’t leak oil into the water. Oil cleanup is horrid.

  2. Luisa USA March 16, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Kudos to the board for taking actions! Hopefully this ones will not be influenced by you know what……. “palusot” or under the table deal. Cebuanos like you, me and everyone should actively take part of the province progressive future and be productive citizen…..thanks for the info Ley.

  3. tikboy March 16, 2008 at 11:47 am

    nice topic, Ley “Hit and Run”. . the truth is, she can run but can not hide. the issue should be taken seriously, nobody knows if the foundation was shaken during that incident. if it does, then the bridge is no more strong.

  4. Inday Myrna March 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Sound scary when i read about it in the Sunstar Superbalita Online last Tuesday. Yan pala ang M/T Damar, nahuli ka rin. Hindi ka pwedeng magtago no?

  5. ianne March 16, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Shame on that oil tanker! Doesn’t want to take responsibility of their own action by running away? Cowards!

  6. LYN March 17, 2008 at 12:12 am

    thanks sa info ley!
    wala pa gani ko makakita in person ani, unya duna nay nahitabong aksidente…

    teka, unsa man diay ang gitas-on sa bridge? nakahibawo ba ang tanang mga boats nga mosulod ani sa gitas-on sa bridge? duna ba gyud procedure nga limited size or meters ( approximate distance?) ba sa pwede ra nga makasulod diri? if nakahibalo man tanan nga mga boats ani, then ang may responsibilidad gyud sa incident ang nakahimo ra ug damage. pero kung wala….hmmmnnn…mataas gyud ang demandahan ani…kay daghan man ang mga may labot sa nahimong construction project.
    pero sa hit and run, gikinahanglan gyud macharge penalty ang captain.( hala! mora naman kog korek nga abogaga paminawon ani oi! LOL)

    maayo unta ok lang ug dunay makaprove nga safe ug dili kahadlokan ang bridge. kay kining ubang mga tawo usahay baya lain man ang panghuna-huna maghimo lang ug rumor ug mangdaut lang…

  7. mike December 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Congressman Rufus Rodriguez is seeking re-election in his district of CDO, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and a situation has been brought to our attention that we want to inform him of.

    Rufus Rodriguez owns a rental property in CDO that he rents out to a American expatriot of questionable agendas, records and past. I highly doubt Mr. Rodriguez knows of the kind of people his house is harboring so have decided to inform both him and the internet community in hopes of enlightening the situation during this campaigning period.

    The American national currently residing in the house is one Gordon Elletson who goes by Gordy and posts on many internet forums using the name TexKano. Gordon Elletson is of a deffective mental state and is a admitted child abuser and basher of the Filipino populace. Please see link below of how Gordy Elletson , using his TexKano nic, admitted to hitting Xavier Madlangbayan with a cane and then proceeding to call the boys grandfather, Dr. Severino Madlangbayan, (who is seeking a city council seat in Iligan City) a banana eating monkey. Is this kind of elitest American truly the sort of expatriot that a elected Congressman wants to be connected to? Well Gordon Elletson seems to think the congressman loves him and will washover any mess he gets himself into. I find it hard to believe a elected congressman will forsake his constituents , who elected him, in a effort to protect a abusive foreign national.

    The second expatriot, now deceased, is one Randall Chester Goings who goes by Bubba and posted on net under nic Bubbabobbaker. This fellow had a lengthy criminal record which included multiple drug charges. Randall Goings was brought to the Philippines by Gordon Elletson where he lived , together with Gordy, in the proprty owned by Congressman Rufus Rodriguez of CDO, Cagayan de Oro. This property is located on 69 bong bongon street CDO and even before Randall Goings moved to such property he was allready posting perverted things all over the internet. One example of his perversions took place on a internet dating site where he searched for a 4′ tall bi-sexual and stated in his ad “the smaller you are the more I will love you”. Evan smaller than 4′? Yikes, Was he looking for a dwarf or a underaged girl?

    Anyway, I hope this message reaches Congressman Rodriguez and he can see below link for proofs regarding the accutations of the kind of expatriot he is harboring and who states the Congressman is protecting him. I feel the congressman has the right to know the facts in below link.

  8. Accu Chek Mobile December 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hey leylander – That is great! Being a diabetic really can have its good days and bad days, but information like this is really welcome to make it a little easier. Can\’t say thanks enough for sharing this!

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