A 28-YEAR-OLD personnel of the Philippine Army died due to an apparent suicide in Calbiga town in Samar.

Authorities said the victim, a resident of Calbiga town is an active member of the 20th Infantry Battalion based in Las Navas, Northern Samar, was found hanging on the wooden beam of his house (in Calbiga) around 1:40 p.m. last Saturday (July 24).

According to the victim’s 16-year old brother, the 28-year-old soldier had been uttering some suicidal attempts before the incident.

The victim had a live-in partner, reports said.

The body of the victim was brought to Calbiga Rural Health Unit for proper disposition. | SWE via Ronald Reyes