Fact Check: Did this student really commit suicide due to learning modules?

MANILA, Philippines – The death of a 21-year-old student from Bohol allegedly due to learning modules have sparked the curiosity of netizens.

Did this student really commit suicide due to learning modules

According to reports that have surfaced online, the 3rd year college student commited suicide by hanging after he failed to submit his learning modules on time. It was said that the victim felt frustrated when his teacher refused to accept his late module.

The victim was a student taking up Bachelor of Technical Livelihood Education at Bohol Island State University (BISU) – Clarin Campus.

However, in a fact check report obtained by The Filipino Times, it was revealed that there was no mention of such incident related to the victim's death.

Major Bonifacio Lucerna, chief of Sagbayan Police Station confirmed that the victim, a resident of Sagbayan town in Bohol, committed suicide by hanging inside his home. The police report stated that on Monday, October 5, the victim went home after attending an online class. He was living alone in a house away from his parents.

The suicide incident was discovered by his father the following day, October 6 at 10:00 in the morning. The father found the lifeless body of his with a nylon tied around his neck.

The authorities dismissed the idea of foul play as there were no indications that lead to it. “No foul play relative to the death of the victim except of the strangulation of his neck,” Lucerna quoted a medical report from the municipal health officer.

Did this student really commit suicide due to learning modules?
Photo Credit: The Filipino Times

While it cannot be proven to be the reason for the suicide, the parents of the victim admitted that before taking his own life, the victim asked for a laptop for online class. His parents' who were farmers told him they couldn't afford it and they needed time to look for enough money for it.

Reminder: If you feel you are in an emotional crisis and having thoughts of suicide, reach out for help. You may contact the 24/7 HOPELINE at: (02) 804-HOPE (4673), 0917 558 HOPE (4673), 2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers).

— Sally, The Summit Express

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