What happened to Pegeen Sararana? How did the journalist of Cebu die? Cause of death explained

Pegeen Sararana, a journalist from Cebu who was returning home after documenting the events surrounding the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and eight others, was struck by a truck and suffered severe brain damage. Let’s see How did the journalist of Cebu Pegeen Sararana die and Pegeen Sararana Cause of death in detail.


How did the journalist of Cebu Pegeen Sararana die?

Pegeen Maisie Sararana, 24, a multi-media journalist with Cebu Daily News Digital, passed away on March 13,2023 at 9:14 p.m. in the Negros Polymedic Hospital in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

Cebu Daily News Digital mourns the loss of Pegeen,



Pegeen Sararana Cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Pegeen Sararana has passed away. Pegeen Sararana was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Pegeen Sararana cause of death in light of the recent news. The Pamplona massacre, which claimed the life of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and eight other people, was covered by Sararaa while she was in Negros Oriental, according to CDN. Around three o’clock on Sunday, March 12, Sararaa was riding along with her boyfriend, Niel Ian Balcobero, on his motorcycle. At a junction in Barangay Tampi, San Jose, they were going to make a left turn when an elf truck struck their car as it passed a long-bed truck. Sararaa and Balcobero were admitted right away to the Municipality of Sibulan’s Negros Polymedic Hospital. Sararaa lost consciousness until she passed away, but Balcobero survived.

CDN wrote in their statement,

“Pegeen succumbed to head injuries.” 

According to police sources, the elf truck’s driver was Nielric Tano Gaso, a local of Amlan town. After the completion of the 18-hour mandatory time, he was released from custody at the San Jose Police Station.

CDN wrote,

“The police investigator said that since the family is yet to file a formal complaint against the suspect, they were left with no other choice but to release the driver.” 

Late on March 12, Sararaa’s father and sister Claire arrived in Negros Oriental. Claire told the Inquirer,

“She still has a lot of plans for us. She was a family-oriented person who always remembers us even if she was away for work,” 

“It’s very hard to believe what had happened to my sister.”

Unfortunately, Pegeen Sararana passed away on March 13,2023. Pegeen Sararana cause of death has left the community inconsolable.


Who was Pegeen Sararana?

In 2020,Pegeen began a career as a writer for CDN Digital, producing articles about crime and police activity in Cebu City. She was a young reporter for the Cebu media who specialized in reporting on police and armed warfare. Because of her gentleness and generosity, she was well-known and adored by her friends in the media. Pegeen was quiet but always ready to help. She persevered and discovered a deeper purpose in journalism despite everything she had been through and the challenges she had overcome.

Donations can be given to Pegeen Sararaa’s Security Bank account No. 0000041174010, to support her family.


Tributes to Pegeen Sararana

The passing of Pegeen Sararana has sparked an outpouring of sympathy for the Pegeen Sararana family from the Journalism community and beyond.

Renzo Del wrote,

“Rest well in the loving arms of our creator. Thank you for the articles and breaking news moments about Cebu City DRRMO that are worth telling to the people. But this is a breaking news I never expected from you. Cebu lost one of a kind journalist. Deepest condolences to the family. 😭

DYLA Cebu Newsbreak wrote,

“Our condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Pegeen Sararaña. Pegeen was a former dyLA intern.”

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines remembers Pegeen Sararana, a journalist for CDN Digital, who passed away on March 13th.

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.

Kindly use the comment box below to honor the death of Pegeen Sararana by leaving a tribute.


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