Heartbroken tanod in Tabango, Leyte took his own life after being rejected

A barangay tanod in Tabango, Leyte took his own life after being rejected by the woman of his dreams on Thursday night. Photo for representation purposes only.

TACLOBAN CITY — A 52-year-old barangay tanod committed suicide in front of his nephew and friends after allegedly being spurned by his love interest on Thursday night, September 2, in Barangay Manlawaan, Tabango, Leyte.

According to a report from Tempo, The victim was identified as Hilario Salino, 52-year-old, a barangay tanod, and a resident of the said town. 

Tabango Municipal Police Station (MPS) chief Police Major Ronald Espina told the news organization that the victim died on the spot.

Based on the statement of the victim's nephew and friends, they were drinking coconut water when the victim passed by with sadness on his face.  They were surprised when Salino suddenly took his .45 caliber gun and then shot himself.

Salino was holding a picture of the woman he was courting before the incident happened. 

If you know someone suffering from depression, Hopeline, the 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, may be reached at (02) 8804-4673 or 09175584673. You may also check below for other hotlines:

I. National Center for Mental Health

1553 (Luzon-wide landline toll-free)
Globe/TM: 0917-899-8727 (USAP); 0966-351-4518
SMART/SUN/TNT: 0908-639-2672

II. In Touch Philippines

Call Crisis Line any time
+63 2 893 7603 (Landline)
+63 917 800 1123 (Globe)
+63 922 893 8944 (Sun)

III. Philippine Red Cross

24/7 suicide prevention hotline, toll-free HOPELINE 2919 (for Globe & TM Subscribers)
091 7558 4673 or 8044673

IV. Manila Lifeline Centre

Contact by: Phone
Hotline: (02) 8969191
Hotline: Mobile phone: 0917 854 9191

—Tacloban News Update (Source: Tempo)
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