‘Drunk’ laborer drowns in Coron river


A laborer who was last seen in a drinking session with his friends was found dead in a river in Coron on Wednesday morning.

Senior Insp. Ric Ramos, the Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPO) information officer, identified the victim as 32-year old Roy Balicol, a resident of Sitio Poquit, Barangay Guadalupe, Coron town.

His lifeless body was discovered floating in Umaya River in the same barangay, Ramos said.

Ramos said the victim’s body was discovered by local resident Romeo Fabia, who immediately reported it to a barangay councilor of Guadalupe.

He said based on initial investigation, Balicol’s death was due to drowning.

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