Driver of ill-fated Florida bus posts bail

Posted at 02/22/14 11:32 AM

MANILA - The bus driver of the ill-fated G.V. Florida Transport that fell off a ravine in Mt. Province is now free on bail.

The bus company's legal counsel Atty. Alex Versoza posted the P50,000 bail set by the Bontoc Municipal Trial Court for the temporary release of driver Edgar Renon.

The bail was initially set at P80,000. But Versoza said they were able to request, and the court agreed, to lower the amount.

Renon has been detained at the Mt. Province District Jail after being charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and serious physical injuries after the bus he was driving (TXT 872) fell off a deep ravine on the morning of February 7, leaving 14 passengers dead.

Among the fatalities were comedian Tado, whose real name is Arvin Jimenez, and two foreign tourists -- Canadian national Alex Loring and Dutch national Anne Martina Adriana Van De Ven.

The bus came from its terminal in Sampaloc, Manila and was bound for Bontoc, Mt. Province when the accident occurred.

The accident prompted the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to impose a 30-day suspension on the bus operator, G. V. Florida Transport. Report from DZMM