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Three suicides in one week in province

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TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains stories of suicide and images that might cause distress.

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Three suicides, all involving males, two in their 20s, have been reported here and in the northern town of Calatrava over one week, days before the first phase of the Enhanced Community Quarantine ends over the province.

Paramedics in Calatrava town take the body of a man who hanged himself today in San Isidro Village, Calatrava town.  Photo by Hometown Radio Broadcasting Services
Paramedics in Calatrava town take the body of a man who hanged himself today in San Isidro Village, Calatrava town. Photo by Hometown Radio Broadcasting Services

All hanged themselves.

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The latest is a man who was found hanging from a coconut tree near noontime in the village of San Isidro, Calatrava town.

The noose used by a young man in Barangay 6. | BCPO Photo

The victim was a resident of Village 1 in San Carlos City, a report by dyAG correspondent Boy Morales on his Facebook account said.

He was reported to have been visiting relatives at the village where he hanged himself.

No other details are available.

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Police are still probing the case.

Two similar incidents happened in Bacolod days ago, one on April 9, the other on April 12.

The April 12 incident was reported in Village 6, the victim. A 21-year-old man who left a suicide note asking forgiveness from his family.

The comfort room where the Taculing man was found dead April 13. | BCPO Photo
The comfort room where the Taculing man was found dead April 13. | BCPO Photo

On April 12, police reported another suicide in Taculing village.

The victim was a 27-year-old man who hanged himself inside a comfort room.

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For those in emotional crisis, please don’t hesitate to call:

NCMH CRISIS HOTLINE:

0917 899 8727 (USAP) and (02) 989 8727 (USAP). Hotlines are operated 24/7.

The Natasha Gouldbourn Foundation also has the following numbers for those experiencing emotional and mental health crisis:

(02) 804-HOPE (4673)
0917 558 HOPE (4673)
2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers)

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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