BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The holy days proved fatal for four men in Negros Occidental who died due to separate causes in separate places.
In the northern Negros city of San Carlos, police reported the death of Sukhwinder Singh, an Indian national who was found dead on 10 April 2023, a national holiday, in the residential subdivision of San Julio in Barangay 2.
Police said Simgh was found with no signs of life on his bed inside his room in the morning of that day.
Village officials who responded to the emergency call later reported that Singh was dead and was eventually brought to a local funeral parlor.
Meanwhile, a man from Bago City suffered a similar fate in a downtown motel here after he reportedly checked in with his cousin, a woman, on Maundy Thursday, 6 April 2023.
Police records said a helper reported the man, 54, was found dead after his cousin, 42, reported that she found him unresponsive inside Room 201.
DNX has withheld all identities to protrect the privacy of the families of those involved.
Two days later, on Black Saturday, Stephen Bachoco III, 32, was shot dead in Kagaykay, a crowdee community in Barangay 2, a village noted for the illegal drug trade due to the number of arrests there related to drug peddling.
A day later, Easter Sunday, Richard Paborada, 38, was on an excursion with his cousin, John Paul Valespin, when he got stuck in a rock’s hole in a river in the upland village of Camindangan in Sipalay City.
A doctor declared him dead at the local infirmary where he was rushed for treatment