Two separate suicide incidents involving two college students were reported in Batangas last Friday, ABS-CBN News reports.
Police identified the fatalities as Daveson Beron, 22, of Batangas City and a Mechanical Engineering student at Batangas State University; and Don Benedict Pamintuan, 17, of Nasugbu town and a first year student of De La Salle Dasmariñas in Cavite.
Reports said Beron was found by his mother Analiza inside his room in Purok 3, Barangay Bolbok, Batangas City with a gunshot wound to his right temple around 12:30 p.m. Police said he used a caliber .38 revolver found beside his body.
Also beside him was a laptop with the message "I'm sorry I quit." The family found out the victim was not included in the list of graduates this year, which might have caused his severe depression which led to his suicide.
His cellphone was also recovered with the notes written as - "MA, PA, KUYA, DANICA, DEK, DENICE, IM SO SORRY, DI KO ALAM KUNG BKT NGKAGANTO, DI TALAGA AKO GGRADUATE, AT NAUBUSAN N AKO NG PARAAN, PRA PGTAKPAN UN, LAGI KO N LNG KAU NDISAPOINT, AT AYOKO N DAGDAGAN PA UN NG MAS MAS MADAMI PNG DISAPPOINTMENT ALAM KO HINDI NIO AKO MAIINTINDIHAN AT MAARING GALIT NA GALIT KAU SKEN, SORRY KUNG NABIGO KO NA NMAN KAU PERO SANA MAPATAWAD NIO AKO, MAGMAHALAN KAU LAGI HA, MAUNA NA AKO, HINTAYIN KO NA LANG KAU DUN, SALAMAT SA PAGGABAY NIO SKEN, AKO NAMAN GGABAY SA INYO NGAUN..MAHAL NA MAHAL KO KAYO…IPAGDASAL NIO AKO LAGI HA"
Meanwhile, Don Benedict was found lifeless inside a bathroom by his brother Michael Pamintuan at around 4:14 p.m. in Nasugbu town.
Found beside him is a 12-gauge shotgun owned by the family's security guard manning their hardware store.
"The said firearm was routinely deposited by the guard to the victim's father after rendering night duty that usually starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends the following day," a report said.
Don Benedict's family said he could have experienced severe depression after he found out he got failing grades in four subjects in De La Salle Dasmariñas. He was about to be transferred to Batangas State University.