CPPO chief to recommend temporary closure of Tinubdan Falls from tourists

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 27,2021 - 06:02 PM
CCPO Chief Engelbert Soriano plans to recommend temporary closure of the Tinubdan Falls in Catmon town in northern Cebu.

| CCPO Director Engelbert Soriano | File Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The director of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) said that they would recommend the temporary closure of the Tinubdan Falls in Barangay Tabili in Catmon town following the tragedy which left two dead and one still missing.

Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, CPPO chief, said that he was still waiting for the assessment from the town’s chief of police there before they would recommend the temporary closure of the particular falls to the local government unit in Catmon town and the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office.

On Sunday afternoon, September 26, a supposedly family reunion turns tragic after floodwaters from the highland swept at least three individuals who were enjoying the cool water of the Tinubdan falls.

Other relatives, who were able to escape the onrushing water of the flashflood, tried to rescue those who were swept by the floodwaters, but they failed to do so.

Around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, the 17-year-old boy identified as Kent Jude Monterolla was found near the spillway of Katambisan in Barangay Corazon of Catmon town, an adjacent barangay of Tabili where the Tinubdan Falls is situated.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 27, the body of the seven-year-old girl  Princess Alastra, was recovered along the river in Sitio Kulo, Barangay Duyan also in Catmon town.

READ: Catmon tragedy: Body of girl swept away by flashflood found, her mom still missing

As of now, the CPPO chief said that they would be deploying police personnel in the area pending the ongoing retrieval operation of the missing body of the 32-year-old mother, who was swept away by the floodwaters together with her 7-year-old daughter and her 17-year-old nephew.

Soriano said that these personnel would also help in securing safety in the area as the investigation continues.

The CPPO chief, however, said he had no exact number of the personnel to be deployed in the area yet pending his coordination with the station commander of Catmon Municipal Police Station.

RELATED STORIES

Search continues for mother, daughter who were swept away by floodwaters in Catmon

‘Presence of mind’ when visiting natural attractions

/dbs

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: 1 missing, 2 dead, Catmon town, retrieval operation, temporary closure, Tinubdan Falls

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.