Posted 1 week ago
OLONGOLONGAPO CITY — Two girls drowned in a beach resort here on Wednesday night, police said.
Gielyn Sebastian, 12, and Jocelyn Gallardo, 16, were swept away by strong currents off the Timaan Baloy Beach at 6:30 p.m., according to their 11-year-old companion, Joanna Arturo.
Arturo almost drowned but was able to cry for help and was rescued by villagers there. Sebastian was pulled out of the water and brought to a hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
Gallardo’s body was discovered in a village in Subic town in Zambales on Thursday morning.The two dead girls were neighbors in Barangay (village) Sto. Tomas in Subic.