A 2-year-old child died after he fell into an old well in Mariveles, Bataan, on Monday.
According to the owner of the well in Barangay Alas-Asin, he called the boy’s father to repair and clean the canal in his rental house when the incident occurred.
Unfortunately, the child followed his father, and unfortunately, the son tripped on the old and fragile plywood cover of the well, which was 20 feet deep.
The father managed to get down to rescue the child, but even he struggled when he lost consciousness due to the heat, lack of air, and the pungent odor at the bottom of the well.
It took an hour before two of the rescue workers were caught.
The boy’s father is recovering now.
Two alleged high-value drug suspects were arrested in separate buy-busts in Bicol.
Meanwhile, more than P3 million worth of drugs were seized from the suspects.
According to Police Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, regional director of Police Regional Office 5, a police poseur buyer, bought P600,000 worth of shabu from the suspect. They met in Triangulo, Naga City.
After the transaction, the suspect, a female resident of Silang town, Cavite, and allegedly a drug syndicate member, was arrested immediately.
They also allegedly controlled illegal drugs in Bicol.
About 500 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of more than P3 million were recovered from the suspect.
Meanwhile, in another drug bust in Paracale bay, Camarines Norte, a so-called “regional level priority” drug suspect, was arrested. The target of the operation was alias Rodel.
The suspected drugs worth P30,000 were seized from him.
The suspects have been detained in the detention facility drug enforcement unit of the police regional office 5.