By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
AN AUSTRALIAN national is facing criminal charges after he killed the father of a police officer in a road accident in Molo, Iloilo City Thursday evening.
Erwin Massa, a native of Australia but married to a Filipina, was on his way to the downtown area from Arevalo onboard a big bike when he ran over Remy Poral, 59, of Janiuay, Iloilo.
Poral has just attended the baccalaureate mass of his daughter who graduated from college and was crossing MH Del Pilar Street in Molo when the accident happened.
Poral died of massive internal injuries at the Iloilo Doctors Hospital.
Massa was also confined at the West Visayas State University Medical Center for minor injuries but the Molo police arrested him after the accident.
S/Insp. Kitt Flora, head of the Iloilo City police’s Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Section, said they will sue Masa for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.