Makati City Mayor Abby Binay on Thursday expressed grief over the death of a 14-year-old killed in a traffic accident and assured that justice will be served.
Jules Villapando was the lone fatality of the accident while seven of his schoolmates from Pio del Pilar National High School were injured after they were hit by a jeepney as they were crossing J.P. Rizal Avenue in Barangay Poblacion in Makati Wednesday night. Police identified the jeepney driver as Crizalde Tamparong.
Binay said she already ordered the police to identify the jeepney’s operator and recommend the suspension of its franchise by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
Makati police are currently investigating the incident, and the jeepney driver will be subjected to a drug test.
She assured the victims and their families that the local government unit will do everything to make sure justice is served.