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Young Lieutenant dies in a landslide brought by Typhoon Nona

CAMP GEN MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – A young 2nd Lieutenant died in a landslide incident due to incessant rains brought about by Typhoon Nona at around 12 midnight on December 16, 2015 at vicinity Brgy. Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon. The late 2nd Lt. Michelle Mae D Delariarte (SC) PA, CMO Officer of 1st Infantry Battalion, 2ID was onboard an Isuzu Crosswind with Plate Nr. XJF 239, driven by Cpl Renato Villanueva (Inf) PA along with two (2) other personnel (1 Officer and 1 EP) while traversing the Marikina-Infanta Road going back to their Headquarters at Brgy. Tongohin, Infanta, Quezon when the tragic incident happened. The two (2) other passengers namely: 1st Lt. Sarah Jane Y Bagasol (OS) PA and PFC Cheryl Ramirez (Inf) PA, including the driver sustained minor injuries and were brought to Claro M. Recto Hospital in Brgy Tongohin, Infanta, Quezon for immediate medical attention, while the remains of the late 2nd Lt. Delariarte was brought to St. Peter Funeral Homes. According to Cpt Vay L Caballero (Inf) PA, Operations Officer, 1st IB, the said Officers and Enlisted Personnel came from Manila wherein they bought supplies and other items for their gift-giving activity to the less privileged individuals in their area as part of their unit’s Christmas Celebration. Meanwhile, necessary assistance for the bereaved family of the late 2nd Lt. Delariarte is now being facilitated by the Officers and men of 1st IB.

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