By Julius Mariveles and Mira Nicole Magbanua
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Leonilo Borbon did a lot of lasts before he died.
He had a last early breakfast. He had a last reunion with his siblings last New Year’s eve 2022 and he had a last run with his taxicab.
By 3:45am, only a week into the new year, he was dead. (READ Also: 3:45am@Araneta Street: Student looking for post-alcohol food hits, kills taxi driver about to go home)
Hit by a speeding car driven by a student, Miguel Jomari Gialogo, who had just gone home from a drinking spree and slept a bit but woke up to look for food.
It has been three days since Leonilo was killed on the day of his daughter, Janjan’s birthday.
Regina, his elder sister, told DNX Janjan, now based in Manila, is one of his children, some of whom are now working abroad.
“Mapisan, maayo,” was how Regina described Leonilo using the Hiligaynon words for hardworking and good.
The Borbon siblings saw each other on New Year’s eve, 31 December 2022, she said, a last fond memory for her of her brother.
As Regina remembered his brother, she told DNX they are also seeking justice for him, contrary to what a police station commander had said yesterday.
Police Major Joery Puerto, in an interview today, took back his earlier statement that an affidavit of non-interest had already been signed by the family of Gialogo.
He said they are waiting for the victim’s family to decide if they will charge Gialogo who is a Medical Technology student.
As the probe on the road accident continues, Puerto said it is possible that Gialogo could have been staring at the dead man’s head that got stuck in the windshield after he hit him in front of Goldenfields, a popular night spot here along Araneta Street, five kilometers away from the gasoline station along Lacson Street where he finally noticed the dead body on his hood.