Select Page

Bishop Antonio ‘well and safe’ after car accident

Bishop Antonio ‘well and safe’ after car accident

Bishop David William Antonio’s vehicle lying on its side after an accident in Luna, Isabela on April 12, 2021. PHOTO COURTESY OF FR. ANGOBUNG

By CBCP News

April 12, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Bishop David William Antonio of Ilagan is “well and safe” after figuring in a vehicular accident on Monday afternoon, his diocese said.

The bishop did not sustain any injuries after his tire blew-out along the highway in Luna town at about 1:30pm, causing him to lose control of the pick-up truck.

“Bishop David is safe now,” said Fr. Ric-Zeus Angobung, the diocese’s chancellor.

The priest also said that Antonio’s x-ray results “did not show any alarming indication”.

“We thank all the people who manifested their concern and rendered assistance to him,” he said.

The prelate was on his way back to his residence in Gamu town after a brief meeting with Angobung in San Mateo town when the accident happened.

“The bishop is now at his residence while under observation for the next 24 hours for any physical and neurological symptoms,” he said.

“We remain ever hopeful through your continued prayers,” Angobung also said.


CBCPNews is a church-based news agency operated by the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.  This apostolate aims at helping the work of the new evangelization through the news media.  This is non-commercial and non-profit.  That being the case, it totally depends on generosity of its readers and supporters.

Should you wish to donate kindly press the donate button.  Thank you.