Five teenagers drowned after going for a swim in a beach early Saturday in Dumangas, Iloilo.
A radio dzBB identified the victims as Stephen Lopez, 14, and 16 year-olds Jan Karlo Lopez, Ken Sidora, Roger Bautista, and Volther Jade Derutas.
The Grade 9 students from Dumangas National High School went to the beach at around 7 a.m.. The tragedy struck at around 10 a.m..
Sidora, Bautista, and the Lopez siblings were declared dead on arrival at the Ramon Duremdes District Hospital.
Derutas was initially declared missing, and his body was discovered three hours after the incident. —report from Eddie Coo/Jessica Bartolome/ALG, GMA News