2 tourists drown in Casaroro Falls

2 tourists drown in Casaroro Falls

There are 4 comments on the ABS-CBN News story from Nov 2, 2012, titled 2 tourists drown in Casaroro Falls. In it, ABS-CBN News reports that:

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Darryl Lim and 23-year-old Mark Anthony Pataxel, both employed by the Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative .

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Angela Lim


#1 Nov 11, 2012
2 tourists drown in Casaroro Falls
MANILA, Philippines – Two people visiting Casaroro Falls in Valencia, Negros Oriental drowned on All Saints’ Day, authorities said.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Darryl Lim and 23-year-old Mark Anthony Pataxel, both employed by the Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative (DCCCO).

One of the victims’ companions, Maricel Austria, said they arrived at the falls past 8 a.m. on Thursday.

At around 10 a.m., Austria said she and another colleague, Lyn Salvoro, left the two victims, who were taking pictures at the top of the falls.

Austria said the two then went missing and their bodies were recovered hours later. She noted that both were still wearing their clothes, an indication that they did not go swimming.

According to the rescue team who responded to the incident, Pataxel must have slipped while moving around a slippery area where a lot of stones were covered with moss.

Lim must have tried to rescue Pataxel and drowned in the process, said authorities.

Austria said they did not have a local guide with them when they went to the falls.

Casaroro Falls, which is nearly 100 feet high, is one of Negros Oriental's most famous tourist destinations.-- Report from Carine Asutilla, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

San Juan, Philippines

#2 Nov 11, 2012
not suspicious at all huh? anyone check their pockets or their packs?
Truth Be Told


#3 Jul 26, 2013
It took two months of interviews to finally learn that both victims were being extorted by local police when they sought legal advise. Within 5 days of retaining an atty both are found dead at a waterfall yet both were strong swimmers.

The embassy could not find any witnesses to corroborate they had retained the atty. But one of the victim's sisters has a copy of said document.

Coverups abound in Dumaguete so don't believe what is reported in the news.

Quezon City, Philippines

#4 Jul 26, 2013
as long as they are white its ok. they deserve what they got right? just for being white.

is the embassy complicit also? they have a girl who has docs of the lawyers visit? who is the lawyer? police names? swept under the ol carpet yet again? how happy would flips be if there own police started being mysteriously murdered?

guess i was right the 1st time.

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