A baby girl drowned in a creek near her home in Barangay Guinpana-an, Moises Padilla, Sunday morning, October 25.
Reynald Horegue, head of the Moises Padilla Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the one-year and three-month-old Princess Joy Eustañio was left under the care of her eight 8-year-old sibling, who momentarily left her unattended to get something.
When the sibling returned, the baby was nowhere to be found. The child thought that Princess was taken by their aunts. When they found out that nobody took the baby, they searched for her at the creek, since their home was located near the water.
Horegue said that their team and the barangay officials immediately responded to the scene.
Later, the body of the baby was fished out of the water a few meters from her home, he said.
At that time, there was no rain, but the current was strong, he said.
He added that it is not known if the baby accidentally fell into the creek.*