Monday, October 27, 2008

Priest brother killed in an accident

SAN PABLO CITY – The elder brother of the newly appointed priest-secretary of the San Pablo Bishop Leo M. Drona was killed in a motorcycle accident in the early morning on Friday at the national highway near his residence, said the parish secretary of St. James parish in Paete town.

Michael Cadapan, assistant secretary of Paete parish identified the victim as Leo Fadul, 34, single and the elder brother of newly ordained priest Fr. Francis Eugene A. Fadul, a native of Paete.

Fadul was appointed by the Bishop as his personal secretary just about two weeks ago.

Cadapan said there were two versions circulating about the victim's death.

One is that, at about 6:00 to 7:00 am, the victim mounted his motorcycle and was leading into the municipal market. But few meters away, along Barangay 7, Bagumbayan, the motor suddenly experienced trouble causing the motor and the victim to crush into the road sustaining severe head injuries which resulted to his fatal killing.

Another version was that, the motorcycle –riding victim was bumped from behind by a speeding vehicle that sent him and motor crushing into the concrete road that caused the victim's instant death.

Due to his severe head injury, the victim expired before he was being brought into the nearby hospital for treatment, said Cadapan.

It was noted that the Fadul family's patriarch had just died of natural causes about five years ago.

Meanwhile, two more separate motorcycle accidents had caused the deaths recently of the Bishop's kin in Pangil town and the demise of the parish secretary of Our Lady's Nativity Parish in Pangil.

Killed in the motorcycle accident last July 25, 2008 was a former Overseas Filipino Worker and husband of the Pangil Church choir member, the late Toyti Drona, a relative of the prelate.

Reports said, that Drona was then heading home early in the evening of July 25, after attending the Fiesta Celebration in Paete when he and his motor had crushed into the national road in an accident. He went on coma right after the accident and died a week later in a hospital.

The parish secretary of Pangil Parish named Benilda "Nhyl" Baybay, 30, had died when her newly bought motorcycle which she was driving together with a passenger friend had cause some imbalance while in motion, that suddenly sent the victims crushing against a concrete cement inflicting Baybay severe head and body injuries which caused her eventual death, later during the day in the hospital.

Her passenger who sustained some fractures in her legs had luckily survived the fatal accident.