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Former ‘TNT’ contestant killed in hit-and-run

July 10, 2023 Jane Eleda 474 views

AN ex-“Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant on Sunday died in a hit-and-run incident in Davao City.

“Tawag ng Tanghalan” is a singing competition of the ABS-CBN noontime show It’s Showtime!

Police identified the victim as Mark Ken Suarez Mariscal, 28, a resident of Bgy. Indangan in Buhangin, Davao City.

Mariscal was the Mindanao contender for “Tawag ng Tanghalan” in 2018.

An investigation showed the victim, a passenger of a motorcycle driven by Ruben Borgonia, made a brief stop at Cabantian Road in Davao City to use a bathroom at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Mariscal lost his balance while trying to get off the motorbike and fell on the road.

A white vehicle passing by failed to see Mariscal on the road and ran over him.

The “TNT” contestant was rushed to Southern Philippines Medical Center, where he was declared dead on arrival from severe head and body injuries.

The Buhangin Police Station is now hunting down the driver responsible for Mariscal’s death.