In an interview with Pia Guanio, Jay-R’s mom Ampy Sillona said she was terrified because the older sister of Jay-R’s girlfriend died and Jay-R is having a hard time recovering from the trauma he had experienced.
This was how she related the incident:
“Last Sunday, the 11th [of January], they went hiking in the afternoon after church tapos [then] nag end up sila doon sa [there in the] canyon. Meron [there’s] tunnel doon [there]. It looks abandoned. Before they came in, before they talked to other people, may mga bata na nag [there were kids who went] in-and-out sa [of the] tunnel na yon and then they were able to talk to a lady with a child.”
According to the Sillona, the group asked the woman what they could find inside the tunnel. To which the woman replied: “Nothing, except for bats and graffiti.”
Out of curiosity, the group went inside the tunnel. But as they were walking, Jay-R and his friends heard a train coming.
“And it so happened na ang distance ng train and nung wall like three feet [And it so happened that the distance between the wall and the train was just three feet],” she said.
This caused the group to panic. Myra, the older sister of Jay-R’s girlfriend, was hit and died on the spot.
Ampy Sillona said everybody was devastated by the incident.
“Right now, it’s indefinite,” she said when asked if Jay-R was planning to extend his vacation in the US. “We’re doing our best to move on with our life and he’s trying to be strong for himself for Lisa’s family.”