Graduating student hangs self in Dagupan


Posted at Mar 13 2014 08:07 PM | Updated as of Mar 14 2014 04:08 AM

DAGUPAN CITY -- A 20-year-old graduating student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside their house in Brgy. Bonuan Boquig in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on Monday, authorities said.

Quenard dela Torre was a graduating BS Marine Transportation student.

His mother, Cecilia, said she doesn't know what pushed her son to commit suicide.

She said her son was a good student and got good grades.

She said he even helped her collect garbage to earn allowance money.

Cecilia said that her son mentioned that a teacher humiliated him because he can't pay for his on-the-job training.

However, Dr. Joseph Toledo, the school's vice-president for administration, said Dela Torre was included in their list of graduating students, and on-the-job training is not a requirement for graduation.

Toledo said they will investigate the incident. -- report from Melanie Heng, ABS-CBN News North Central Luzon