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2 teens kill selves in North Cotabato town

/ 03:43 PM April 03, 2019

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Two teenage students of the University of Southern Mindanao laboratory school in Kabacan, North Cotabato reportedly killed themselves inside the teen’s house around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Police Major Realan Mamon, Kabacan police chief, said on Tuesday the victims, whose names were withheld because they were minors, were in Grade 10 and Grade 7, respectively.

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Mamon said the family of the 17-year old boy heard a loud burst inside their house and upon checking, found their son and his girlfriend lying in a pool of blood.

Mamon said a suicide note near the victims’ bodies read: “My father cared only for my grades.” Orlando B. Dinoy, Inquirer Mindanao/lzb

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The Department of Health (DOH) earlier said suicide is a tragedy that could be avoided. Those who may need help can contact its Hopeline, a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline in the Philippines, at (02) 804-4673 and 0917-5584673, 0917-5582919 for Globe and TM subscribers.

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