Romeo and Juliet, the Ilonggo version: Young lovers attempt to take their own life, end up in hospital

  • Young lovers in Iloilo attempted to take their own life by drinking poison
  • They survived, are recuperating in the hospital
  • Father of girl baffled by the attempt since their family accepted their relationship
  • He said their family loved her very much, noticed no strange behavior before incident

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo — Meet the Ilonggo version of Romeo and Juliet who should thank their lucky stars they survived.

According to a report by RMN Iloilo, a local girl, 15, and her boyfriend, 17, attempted to take their own lives by drinking poison.

 Luckily, both survived but ended up in the hospital and are recovering in good condition.

The girl’s father, Eduardo, said he only knew about the attempt after his daughter — through her boyfriend’s cell phone — texted him about their plans and requested that their bodies be buried together.

He said he is baffled why his daughter and her boyfriend would do such a thing. According to him, there was no reason for both of them to take their lives because their relationship was accepted by their families.

He added that her daughter whom he said was very well-loved by their family showed no peculiar behavior before the incident took place.

For those suffering from depression and are thinking of taking their own lives, please reconsider. Your life is too precious to be set aside. Many people are very much willing to listen and help you. Just call any of these numbers and let them know how you feel:

Manila Lifeline Centre: Call 02-896-9191 or 0917-854-9191.

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation: Call 02-804-HOPE (4673) or 0917-558-HOPE (4673). You may also use their toll-free number for all Globe and TM subscribers, at 2919. Visit their website athttp://www.ngf-hope.org/contact-us/

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