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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

'No drowning recorded in Kalinga during Holy Week 2024' – PNP

Tabuk City, Kalinga - Drowning is one of the leading causes of tragic incidents during the Lenten season, as families venture out to the waters for picnics.


As of March 31, the Philippine National Police documented 34 incidents of drowning, resulting in 29 casualties across the country since Holy Wednesday, March 27.


Fortunately, in Kalinga, no drownings were reported during this period. This information comes from Kalinga PNP Spokesperson, PCapt. Ruff Manganip.

“No untoward incidents, especially drownings, occurred. It was a very peaceful Holy Week,” he told GURU Press Cordillera.


Manganip attributed this to the collaboration of various government agencies in Kalinga, local government units, and barangay officials who worked hand in hand to maintain peace and order in the province.


“We can see that the barangay watchmen and officials were very active in monitoring their areas of responsibility,” he added.


Last year, a man drowned on Good Friday in the Chico River.