Bohol Media Man Dies in Road Accident in Panglao Island

By Sunday Post

The fractious Bohol media community, for once, was united in mourning the death of a colleague who was killed in a motorcycle accident in barangay Tinago, Dauis town, Thursday evening.

 Part-time reporter of Station DyRD  as Filoteo Layao also known by his radio name as PJ Walker was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a passenger mini-bus Thursday evening in Barangay Tinago, Dauis town.

 He was 49.

 Layao was a part-time reporter of the station's "DyRD Balita" aired 5 to 6 am.

 He was employed as communication equipment officer II of the provincial government. 

 SPO1 Noel Agurang of the Dauis PNP said the station received a report about 8:20 pm Thursday regarding a road mishap in Purok 1, Barangay Tinago, about 6 kms from Poblacion, Dauis.

 PO3 Marlito Ingking, who was with the responding team, said Layao was pinned by his motorcycle when they arrived at the scene of the mishap.

  "We immediately brought him to the (Gov. Celestino Gallares Regional Hospital in Tagbilaran City ) but he was pronounced dead on arrival," Ingking said.

 He said Layao's forehead was severely injured in the accident.

 Ingking said that Layao's motorcycle collided with a passenger bus servicing the Tagbilaran-Dauis-Panglao route. Layao was headed for Tagbilaran while the bus was going the opposite direction.

 The driver of the bus with plate no. FVS 225 identified as one Alvin Malmis, 31, married and a resident of Tinago, Dauis surrendered to the police immediately after the incident.

 Ingking said the Dauis PNP is still completing the investigation.

 The victim was reportedly on his way home after the revelry of the vesper day of the Panglao feast.

 He was with broadcaster Ven Arigo who fortunately declined to ride back to Tagbilaran with him.

 Layao's wife Viviana also works for the provincial government. They have three children.