Mindanao Native Commits Suicide

A native of Mindanao committed suicide in Sitio Looc, Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities identified the victim as Ronie Latayada Oblimar, 50, married, native of Initao, Misamis Oriental in Mindanao and temporarily residing in Sitio Looc, Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim was in the house of his sister, Judith Oblimar Laroa when he stabbed himself with a 13-inch kitchen knife.

He was rushed to the hospital in Guihulngan City but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Before the incident, his sister noticed the victim’s unusual silence as if thinking deeply.

She said that his brother had a problem with his land in Mindanao and his work in Ultra Cagayan which is temporarily out.

Judith’s son Jomar informed police operatives and turned over the kitchen knife used by his uncle.

The post mortem examination was conducted by Dr. Mary Rose Sancelan, City Heath Officer of Guihulngan City.*(CMG)