BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A minor was reported to have drowned May 22 in Purok Margarita, Brgy. To-oy, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
The 12-year-old female victim, whose identity was withheld, and her friends, had been playing in the river when she went missing.
After almost an hour of searching, her body was discovered underwater. She was brought to the Himamaylan District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, the Himamaylan City Police Station reported.*