High school student commits suicide after breakup

By Kenneth Ladigohon, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Dec 11 2012 03:22 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2012 12:17 AM

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) -- A third year high school student died after jumping off a bridge in Iloilo City before dawn on Tuesday.

The victim was a student of Oton National High School. She drowned after jumping into the Iloilo river at around 2 a.m.

Her body was found after 30 minutes of search and retrieval operations.

The victim's friends said she had been drinking before the incident.

They said she was depressed because her boyfriend of one week broke up with her.

They refused, however, to give details on the reason for the breakup.