A former Tawag ng Tanghalan contestant passed away after being run over by a vehicle on July 9, 2023, along Cabantian Road in Davao City.
According to the report, Mark Ken Mariscal, 28, was on their way to Barangay Idangan when they decided to take a bathroom break.
However, Mariscal, trying to get off his motorcycle, suddenly lost his balance and fell.
Unfortunately, a speeding white vehicle didn’t stop while Mariscal tried to stand.
Instead of stopping to check Mariscal’s condition, the vehicle fled the area.
After asking for 911’s help the singer was rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) but the doctors failed to save him.
“It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Mark Ken Mariscal, announce the passing of our dear son. It is so sudden that we are still in the process of accepting the fact that we can no longer be with him. To the families, friends, colleagues, and to all who have been part of Ken’s journey in this world and maybe touched by his kind soul, we can’t thank you enough for the messages of comfort and no words can express how grateful we are.” The mariscal family said in a statement.
Mariscal joined the Tawag ng Tanghalan to represent Mindanao in 2018.
The authorities are now reviewing the CCTV footage showing the white car of the suspect and trying to trace its location.