Tado Jimenez, a prominent Marikenyo, was one of the victims of the fatal bus accident in Bontoc Mountain province early today.
According to a new article on Yahoo Philippines:
Tado Jimenez, best known for co-hosting various noontime shows on ABS-CBN in early 2000s, was among the 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a ravine Friday.
Bontoc police chief, Senior Inspector Benjamin Challoy confirmed to Yahoo Southeast Asia that Tado, whose real name was Arvin Jimenez, was among the fatalities. Challoy said the 39-year-old comedian was dead on the spot.
“Mahaba ang buhok at ako mismo and naglagay sa kanya sa black bag. Base sa identification card, Arvin Jimenez ang pangalan niya,” Challoy said.
The accident occurred around 7:20 a.m. in Bontoc, Mountain Province.
On Thursday eve, February 6, Tado even posted on Instagram that he has a long journey going to Bontoc.
Here’s a video from GMA News:
Gareth Likigan shares a photo of the crash site
Here in Marikina, Tado has a shop called LimiTado where he sells shirts, books, and accessories and LimiTattoo , a tattoo shop.
He is known here in Marikina as a friendly and down to earth person. He can be seen driving around the city on his bike.
> His shop here in Marikina, has already been visited by fans.
> From Ogie Diaz, Tado’s Manager:
At nito ngang huling usap namin last Jan. 30 ay may inquiry ako ng guesting niya para sa MMK na isu-shoot sana sa Feb. 12,13,14 sa Baguio.
“Tado, okay ba sa ‘yo sa Baguio ang taping?”
-“Oo naman, boss. Kahit wala pang uwian.”
At ang role sana ni Tado:
Isa siyang konduktor ng bumibiyaheng bus.
> Tado’s remains are on its way to Marikina from Bontoc.
> Shared by Dino Manrique:
“Pauwi na si TADO, expected arrival 10pm. Ang public view ay sa Paket Santiago Funeral Homes, Dela Paz St., San Roque, Marikina City, near Our Lady of the Abandoned church, malapit lang sa shop niya.” (text message from Merck Maguddayao and Larry Pascua)
Public viewing of Tado’s remains starts tmrw [Feb 9] afternun
Here’s Paket Funeral homes on the Map.
May his soul rest in peace.