Guindulman Mayor Albino Balo denied earlier reports that an ambulance of the town which figured in an accident last week was used for an unofficial function during the said incident.
Balo told media that there were no employees on board the ill-fated van during the accident at Brgy. Basdio of said town last Sept. 23 which resulted in the injury of the driver.
According to Balo, the ambulance was used as standby unit in case of emergencies during the local government unit’s (LGU)Â â€œFamily Day.â€
The Civil Service Commission allows LGUs to organize a Family Day once every year on September, which is the Civil Service Month.
Balo made an assurance that there will be a thorough investigation regarding the incident, particularly regarding reports that the ambulance had other passengers.
However, the driver, identified as Melchor Noranio, could not yet be questioned as he is still recuperating at the hospital.
As recorded in the Guindulman police station blotter, Noriano and two men identified as Premer Olaso and Ramboy Amora, and two unidentified women were on board the ambulance during the accident.
The mayor also denied allegations that the LGU had no ambulance left to respond to emergencies during the day of the accident.
Balo said that they have two ambulance units, the other one was left for emergencies and was even able to transport a patient to Tagbilaran City on the same day. (Allen Doydora)
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