MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) on Tuesday said an investigation is now underway on the alleged suicide of a 25-year-old female officer.
The victim was identified as 2nd Lt. Stephanie R. Rebellon.
PA spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said the victim was found lying down in the comfort room of her quarters with a gunshot wound in her head at around 11 a.m. on Sunday.
“The 25-year-old female officer was assigned at Headquarters CMOR and undergoing orientation for her future role in the CMOR’s Civil and Public Affairs Center. 2nd Lieutenant Rebellon, who belongs to the Philippine Military Academy ‘Bagsik Diwa’ Class of 2022, was promptly rushed to the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician,” he said in a statement.
Trinidad said the PA leadership has given instructions for an internal investigation of the incident.
“CMOR was directed to look into all possible angles of the incident as it conducts a thorough and impartial probe. The Army ensures close coordination and cooperation with the Philippine National Police in its investigation of the apparent suicide case,” he added.
Trinidad said the PA has extended its condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim. (PNA)