MANILA, Philippines?A student of a computer school jumped to his death from the third floor of a mall in Quezon City on Friday night reportedly because of personal problems.
The apparent suicide, Danilo Jadd Coronel, 18, landed on the ground floor food court of the SM Fairview mall on Quirino Highway after taking the plunge at around 6:45 p.m.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Joycelyn Marcelo of the Quezon City Police District?s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said the victim was a student of STI College and a resident of Camus Extension in Malabon City.
?The victim had a personal problem and he also left an alleged suicide note for his parents,? Marcelo said without providing details.
Initial investigation showed that Coronel and a friend, Crystal Enriquez, were walking in front of Story Land on SM Fairview?s third floor at around 6:45 p.m. Friday.
Coronel suddenly jumped from the third floor and crashed on the ground floor food court, sending his friend Enriquez to seek help from mall nurse Jennifer Subjano.
Subjano, along with customer relation service supervisor Chona Lopez and building official Bryan Balino, rushed Coronel to the FEU Medical Center.
However, the victim was declared dead on arrival by attending physician Dr Eden Lazala at around 7:20 p.m.