A dead man was found on the roof of a house in Caloocan City after residents were disturbed by its foul smell.
Ronnie Buendia, a resident of Phase 8, Barangay Bagong Silang, said they found the man’s corpse lying on the roof of his neighbor’s house after another neighbor discovered it at their terrace around 8 in the morning.
The man was almost unrecognizable because he is already bloated and swollen.
Buendia said they have no idea how the dead man got into the roof, although, on Sunday, he said they hear a thump and a voice from an unknown direction.
He added the are had been stinking since then until the smell became unbearable on Friday.
“Ayon sa mga family ko na nandito [noong Sunday], meron nga po raw sila narinig at pati boses po,” Buendia said.
(According to my family members who were here in our house on Sunday, they heard a thud and a voice.)
Buendia said they also heard an apparent gunshot in the neighborhood where the dead man was found.
He added the police already took the corpse, and his supposed family already came.
“Noong Sunday, birthday daw po ng tatay nya at nakabonding pa po nila [yung lalaki]. Sumunod na mga oras na iyon, hindi na bumalik sa kanila,” he said.
(His family said that on Sunday, his family celebrated his birthday, and they also had bonded with the victim. However, after that, he no longer came back to their house.)
Low level of dissolved oxygen caused fish kill in Manila Bay
Low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water are considered the cause of death of fish in Manila Bay that floated on Thursday morning near Baseco Beach in Tondo, Manila.
Unang Balita on Friday reported that based on the water sample obtained, there are 0.11 milligrams per liter of water dissolved oxygen in Manila Bay.
According to experts, the “acceptable” level of dissolved oxygen is five milligrams per liter, the news added.
Based on the interview of GMA News reporter Mai Bermudez with the residents, some members of the Baseco Compound pick up dead fish and cook it. According to an interviewer, some residents also sold the fish they picked up at the market.