Thursday, November 8, 2007

Prayers for Atty Rene Saguisag's wife

Former senator Rene Saguisag was in critical condition while his wife died before reaching the Ospital ng Makati after a dump truck hit their van in Makati City before dawn Thursday.

The former senator remained in critical condition but his vital signs were already stable at the Makati Medical Center where he was transferred following arrival at the city hospital.

His wife, Dulce, who served as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development during former president Joseph Estrada's term, died of multiple injuries to the body. She was declared dead upon arrival at the Ospital ng Makati.

Reports said Saguisag and his wife were on board a white Toyota Grandia when the dump truck hit them at the intersection of Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road) and OsmeƱa Highway in Makati past 2 a.m.

"He is in a critical condition, but he is fighting. He is moving and very responsive...," Estrada said.

The senator said he would have to wait for the doctors' declaration that Saguisag is already out of danger before he tells his father about the incident.

The senator said the couple was on their way home after a night of ballroom dancing at Mike's Cafe when the accident happened.

The senator said that according to Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, who was able to talk with Ubong, the victims were on traveling on the right lane of the roadwhen the speeding truck hit them.

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