September 9, 2009

Dennis Trillo’s Boracay Vacation Ends in Tragedy

A friend of Kapuso star Dennis Trillo, Jollibee “JB” Bordajo, was killed in a freak accident in Boracay Wednesday afternoon, Sep 9, according to radio reports.

According to Popoy Caritativo, manager of Dennis Trillo, it was the actor’s first time in Boracay.

The trip was supposed to be business and pleasure for the actor. Dennis is a guest for an event for Discovery Shores and he wanted to take the opportunity to take a vacation after wrapping up his GMA Network comedy series “Adik Sa ‘Yo.”

Dennis went to Boracay on Sep 8 with friend Jollybee "JB" Borbajo, who is also the road manager of singer Gian Magdangal.

After lunch on Sep 9, Dennis and JB, accompanied by young actress Maxine Eigenmann, daughter of Mark Gil, went swimming at Station 1.

“Apparently, malakas daw yung alon, yung mga waves. They were on this area na maraming bato, matatalim daw na bato. Tinanong ko naman siya [Dennis] kung umuulan, hindi naman daw.

"Tapos, parang si JB, nag-dive. He jumped from the rock, then when he was about get up again to the rock formation, may malakas daw na alon na humampas sa kanya. So, humampas siya sa mga bato. He asked for help, so Dennis dove in, he tried to save JB. Nahawakan naman daw niya. But then nahampas silang pareho dun sa mga batuhan at nagkahiwalay sila."

Sa lakas daw ng pagkahampas ng alon, tumama sila sa mabatong bahagi ng dagat. Nagkasugat at nagkapasa sa maraming bahagi ng kanyang katawan si Dennis, gayundin si Maxine. Samantalang tumama naman sa bato ang ulo ng kaibigan nitong si JB na siyang dahilan ng pagkamatay nito.

Dennis and companions tried to revive JB but the head injury sustained by JB from getting slammed against the rocks rendered the first aid futile.

Trillo and Eigenmann, along with Bordajo and an unidentified companion, were brought to the Metropolitan Doctors Medical Clinic for treatment, according to the dzRH report. The two were allowed to leave the hospital at 4:30 p.m. A white van fetched the two celebrities, who covered their heads with a white blanket to avoid getting mobbed by curious onlookers.

Dennis has been discharged and is scheduled to return to Manila on Sep 10.

Dennis’ manager said "He’s very distraught, shocked. He was crying all the while I was talking to him. He was crying kasi parang he was asking, bakit nangyari ‘yon... He had a lot of questions. Parang he was very confused kasi they were just having fun, e, they were having a good time. Kasi it was his first time in Boracay, to go into vacation in Boracay. And he’s always looking forward to go there. So, naano lang, alam mo yung instant na..."


  1. Anonymous6:25 PM

    jollibee totoong pangalan nya. nick name nya jb.

  2. Anonymous6:27 PM

    borbajo ung last name.

  3. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Jolibee or JB is a good friend and a student of mine here in Bacolod. They have a band here called Gadfly with his older brother Jasper. He performs in various cause oriented event here n bacolod like saving the forests and against impacts of climate change. We were shocked about this news. that is life i guess. An acoustic cum tribute night was organized for him here in Bacolod. Goodbye and we will see you again JB.

  4. It's unfortunate every time a young life is cut short. RIP JB

    Just got back from Bacolod. Nice city.

  5. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Here With Me (Plumb)... last song we did together during the USLS's freshmen night 1999. WE WILL SURELY MISS YOU JBEE.../kar

  6. Oh really, Jolibee is his name? how sad to hear that accident. You must be careful, whatever you do in your life.

    Tanya Gemarin