Container truck runs over Bacolod city councilor

A man on board his motorcycle was run over by a container truck in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City after 4:00 PM on June 13, 2024.

The motorcyclist tried to overtake the car. However, he lost control of his motorcycle and was run over by the truck.

The motorcyclist was identified as Joemarie Maniego, 60 years old, a “kagawad” (council member) of Barangay Banago. He suffered a fatal head injury.

The Bacolod City Police arrested the alias “Rodrigo,” the 59-year-old truck driver from Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on June 14, 2024. But he was released from jail pending the Maniego family’s decision on whether to pursue a case. reckless imprudence resulting in murder.

“6 p.m. and regulatory period, so ni-release talaga namin. If the family chooses to file criminal charges, we can do so on a regular basis,” said Capt. Rondyl Tapang, chief of Police Station 3, in a telephone interview.