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'Eskwelaan' Singer Jason Blaza Lost in Tragic Road Accident

"Eskwelaan" singer Jhay Blaza, a 42-year-old band vocalist from Kalinga, passed away after succumbing to injuries sustained in a road accident.

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Tabuk City, Kalinga - The Kalinga community, as well as fans throughout the Cordillera region, are in mourning following the tragic passing of a beloved local artist, Jason 'Jhay' Blaza, aged 42, who lost his life due to injuries sustained in a road accident on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Beloved local artist, Jason 'Jhay' Blaza, aged 42, lost his life due to injuries sustained in a road accident on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Blaza, known as the vocalist of a local band, tragically passed away at 3:00 a.m. while receiving medical care at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC).

The artist, famous for his hit song 'Eskwelaan,' was involved in a road accident on the evening of September 10, 2023, along the National Highway in Bulanao. According to the Tabuk City police report, Blaza was traveling on his motorcycle from Block 3 towards the white carabao when the accident occurred at the Rotonda Circle. The collision resulted in severe head injuries, multiple lacerations on his face, and abrasions on his knee.

Immediately after the accident, Blaza was swiftly transported to the Kalinga Provincial Hospital. However, due to the severity of his injuries, he was later transferred to CVMC, where he fought bravely for four days before succumbing to his injuries.

Jason 'Jhay' Blaza, originally hailing from Pasil, Kalinga, but a resident of Tabuk City, leaves behind four grieving children. His legacy as a talented artist who had touched the hearts of many throughout the Cordillera region will continue to shine through his music and the memories he created through his artistry.

Blaza's songs, including the beloved 'Eskwelaan,' will forever be a cherished part of the Cordillera's cultural heritage, a testament to his passion for music and his ability to connect with people through his heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice.

Blaza's songs, including the beloved 'Eskwelaan,' will forever hold a special place in the Cordillera's cultural heritage. They stand as a testament to his unwavering passion for music and his remarkable ability to forge connections with audiences through heartfelt lyrics and a soulful voice. Although he is no longer with us, his music will endure as a timeless tribute to his lasting impact, resonating in the hearts of fans not only across the Cordillera region but also beyond.

On behalf of the Igorot community, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Jhay Blaza. His music transcended boundaries, uniting people with its heartfelt melodies. His passing is not only a loss to our community but also a poignant moment in the broader world of music. Let us remember him fondly and continue to celebrate the rich cultural heritage he shared through his artistry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this challenging time.

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