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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte – Three people died in separate drowning incidents on Sunday, November. 19, in the Ilocos region.

Reports from the Police Regional Office-1 showed that the victims were from the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan.

In Pangasinan, police said John Paul Mislang, 5, drowned in a pool at a resort in Polong, Buggallon town, while swimming with his relatives.

Responding personnel attempted to revive the boy, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital.

Also in Pangasinan, the body of John Jomar Nepacena, 17, of Dagupan City, was found floating in a river running through the village of Malaued.

Police said Nepacena disappeared on November 17 when he and his friends went swimming in a river in the village of Quisban.

Mary Jessel Gabor, 3, also drowned while swimming in a river in the town of Lidlidda.

Investigators said a resident saw Gabor’s body floating in the river, prompting him to rescue the child.

Gabor was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. INQ


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