Mindoro exec falls off stage in Team PNoy launch

Posted at 02/12/2013 7:29 PM | Updated as of 02/12/2013 8:09 PM

MANILA - Team PNoy senatorial candidates' campaign launch Tuesday suffered a freak accident when a local government official fell off the stage at Plaza Miranda in Manila.

The official was identified as Mindoro Occidental Vice-Governor Mario Mendiola, Team PNoy spokesman Rep. Miro Quimbo said.

Quimbo said Mendiola was bleeding but conscious after the accident.

"PNoy stayed with him till he was wheeled to an ambulance," he added on Twitter.

The campaign season officially started Tuesday, with administration and opposition senatorial candidates launching their respective bids in Manila and Cebu. - with ANC