Suicide Incidents In Region 1

Depression is a silent disease. Lately, the PNP-RO1 recorded some incidents believed to be suicide incidents. Here are some incidents.

When: 8:30 PM, August 16, 2020

Where: Brgy. Aguitap, Solsona, Ilocos Norte

Who: Michael Balaan y Gumaran, 28, y/o, with live-in partner, resident of Brgy. Aguitap, Solsona, Ilocos Norte. How: Maria, 10 y/o, discovered her uncle Michael Balaan lifeless hanging at the ceiling of his room with a nylon rope tied around his neck. Michael was rushed to Solsona Rural Health Unit for medical treatment but declared DOA by Dr Ruth De Lara.

When: 4:30 PM of August 13, 2020

Where: Brgy. Cabalaoangan, San Quintin, Pangasinan.

Who: Mark Anthony Gallardo y Mata, 30 y/o, married, resident of said place. How: At about 2:00 PM of August 13, 2020 said person instructed his wife to verify the money for the SAP at the Brgy Hall, of said place and when his wife returned, she found his partner hanging and lifeless inside their house using a hammock rope. Further inquiry revealed that when her wife left, subject person instructed his 9 y/o daughter and 7 y/o son to go outside their house as the latter will commit suicide. Subject person was rushed to RHU San Quintin but declared Death on Arrival. Further, subject person has an initial litigation at PAO Tayug on August 12, 2020 and agreed by both parties to settle the case wherein victim will pay the damages amounting to PHP 5,000.00 to the offended party however the latter has no source of income.

When: 5:30 AM, August 11, 2020

Where: Brgy. Caoayan, Sual, Pangasinan

Who: Jefferson Regines y Abata, 26 y/o, married, stockman at Cell Bank in Alaminos City, Pangasinan and a resident of Caoayan, Sual, Pangasinan.

How: Invest conducted disclosed that the said person was discovered by his wife, Elamie Regines y Trinidad, 28 y/o, herbal medicine sales promoter, while hanging inside their bathroom with his neck tied with a rope. Further averred by Elamie that Jefferson drink liquor alone inside their house on the night of August 10, 2020 and had an argument with his wife due to jealousy and accusing that Elamie having male chat mates. The cadaver of Jefferson now lies at Lazo Funeral Parlor in Poblacion, Sual, Pangasinan.

When: 6:40 AM, August 10, 2020

Where: Brgy San Jose, Candon City, Ilocos Sur

Who: Alex Budayao Acosta, 24 y/o, single, laborer, resident of Brgy Mabileg, Sigay, Ilocos Sur How: Initial investigation conducted disclosed that according to Maribel De Vera, 21 y/o, single, resident of San Jose, Candon City, Ilocos Sur (girlfriend of the victim) she saw the body of the victim hanged  in a mango tree with the use of nylon cord tied around his neck at the back of the warehouse owned by Arlene Damullan Gaerlan. The incident was immediately reported to Candon CPS. Further investigation conducted by Candon CPS according to his girlfriend their last conversation was last August 9, 2020 at about 10:00 PM and said person telling her that he will commit suicide.

When: 11:40 AM, August 9, 2020

Where: Zone 2, Brgy Catbangen, City of San Fernando, La Union

Who:   Chi Tian Tan, 63 y/o, married, Filipino-Chinese, and resident of said place How:   Said person was found by his nephew Richard Tan y Tian, 34 y/o, married, businessman, also resident of said place hanging inside his business establishment with a pink plastic rope tied on his neck. Dr Rumulo Monico of City Health and Wellness Center asserted that the body has no injury as a sign of struggle and declared dead.

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