SPO3 Wilfredo Caturza, desk officer of the Compostela police station, said Cheryl Cabarubias, 27, of Sunrise Village, Pardo, Cebu City was pronounced dead on arrival at the Danao City District Hospital.
Cabarubias was the back rider of the Honda Wave motorcycle (with plate number 6799-GO) driven by Marlou Domugho Abrenica, 28, of Saavedra, Moalboal town. Abrenica was also brought to the same hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The police said the El Niño mini bus (plate number GWV790) and the motorcycle were both traveling along the national highway in Barangay (village) Guiwanon, Compostela, going towards Cebu City.
The motorcycle, which was in front of the bus, suddenly stopped when a passenger jeepney it was following stopped to unload a passenger, Caturza said.
The driver of the mini bus, which was running at maximum speed, failed to apply the brakes before it could hit the motorcycle, he added.
Caturza said Cabarubias was thrown under the mini bus and died of fatal injuries in the head.
The driver of the mini-bus, Clint Bryan Paran, 33 of Bagatayam, Sogod town, was detained at the Compostela Police Station.
Caturza said they were waiting for the relatives of the victims to decide if they would file reckless imprudence charges against Paran. (Inquirer.net)