BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON | BUKIDNON ONLINE – The son of former Bukidnon congressman now Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III figured in a car accident early today, Friday, September 9, 2011.
According to news reports, Guingona’s 18 year old son Pieyter Norman Guingona crashed his Isuzu Alterra onto the center island of the Katipunan flyover in Quezon City. Guingona had just driven his girlfriend home in Pasig City and was on his way home when the vehicular accident occurred.
Guingona’s son got stuck on the wheel. Authorities believe that he may have fallen asleep while driving and lost control of his car.
There are allegations, however, that Guingona may have been texting while driving. According to a witness, Guingona’s car was traveling fast before it crashed onto the center island. Reports say that there was no sign that the son of the senator had been drinking.
In a statement, Senator TG Guingona said: “It was unfortunate that it happened, it was a self accident, no civilian was hurt, we’ll keep you updated as to the condition of my son.”
If it’s true that the son of Senator Guingona, Pieyter Norman Guingona, was texting while driving, then this is not setting a good example. Guingona, famous for his campaign tagline “Galit Ako Sa Buwaya,” might as well launch an investigation on this and see if his son needs proper reprimanding. The people of Bukidnon will be monitoring this.
What about you? What are your thoughts?