Student found dead in Manila home; police eye suicide


MANILA, Philippines – Another student allegedly committed suicide in Manila before dawn Tuesday although the circumstances surrounding his death weren’t clear, police said.

Senior Police Officer 3 Rodelio Lingcong, identified the victim as Daryl Tolentino, 17, a Computer Science student from the Lyceum of the Philippines.

Daryl’s body was found inside their house at 1842 Velasquez Street in Tondo, Manila around 1:40 a.m.

Jay Tolentino, the victim’s uncle whom he lives with, was quoted as saying that he doesn’t know of any possible reason that may have caused his nephew to commit suicide, adding that Daryl was a quiet type of person.

Lingcong said Daryl may have drank bathroom cleaning liquid and used a razor blade to slash his wrist following an inventory of the items recovered from the crime scene.

He also said that initial investigation didn’t indicate foul play.

The alleged suicide of Kristel Tejada, a Behavioral Science student from the University of the Philippines in Manila, made it to the headlines when it was reported that she took her own life because the university rejected a loan application that would have allowed her to re-enroll.

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  • dabianang_payat

    malamang kasalanan ng school

  • wawa2172

    Baka may failing grades sa school?

    • marionics

      magpapakamatay ka ba kung bumagsak ka sa school?

      • osya

        kung super effort ka at laat binigay mo. maggwa at maggwa ng isang tao ang gnitong bagay. pwede rin po kase ng due failing high expectations. maisip nlng po tlga na mwala, kesa forever ma-hunt ng bashing words.

      • marionics

        medyo may edad na din ako ng konti at marami na akong ssadsad sa buhay pero NI MINSAN ay di ko naisip man lang na magpakamatay

  • Lightning_seed

    this is alarming..kailan lang 2 student sa batangas nag suicide..then now 1 sa manila..mukang idol nila si kristel ahh (RIP). habang buhay may pag asa

  • lagalagdude

    My prayers for the family. Nowadays parents need to talk and advice their children. Don’t let the kids hook on FB and compu games.

    I pity those parents that really work hard for the sake of the children.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    the dumbest and lousiest way to run away from problems

  • nano

    Many young people have few or no frustration tolerance .

  • noyab

    baka naman isisi pa ni abnoy kay gma yan……

  • brandowando

    sana naman hindi DOTA related

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