- Two film students from Bulacan State University were found dead in Bakas River in Norzagaray
- It was reported that the victimswere to shoot a short film for the Sine Bulacan Film Festival
- Locals have warned the students about the perilous state of the river but ignored them and pushed through to take a dip
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The bodies of two students from Bulacan State University where pulled out from Bakas River in Norzagaray on Monday, January 9.
Supervised by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, the rescue team retrieved the remains of 19-year-old Jaycie Ronwill Balitaosan at around 5 am while the body of 17-year-old Jericho Burgos was recovered at 11 am.
As reported by Tempo, the two students was set to make a short film for the Sine Bulacan Film Festival. Along with them were members of the Journalism Society Group of BulSU.
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The group allegedly ignored the warnings from the locals about the unsafe state of the river and went on to take a dip at the waters.
Chief of the Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction management office (PDRRMO) Felicisima Mungcal confirmed the report to Inquirer.
Retrieval operantions were conducted over the entire weekend.
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Meanwhile, on Saturday at around 2 pm, two girls were also swept away and drowned from the Angat River in San Rafael town as per Mungcal.
The victims were identified as Nikki Cruz, eight years old and Mykka Nicolas, 16 years old.
It was learned that the two went with their uncle to the river to wash his truck.
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