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Woman dies in tour to see Whang-od in Kalinga

  • Written by Cesar Reyes
  • Published in Provincial
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KALINGA — A local tourist from Quezon City on Saturday died during a tour to Tingalayan town to visit  
famous indigenous tattoo artist Whang-od in this province.

Tourism officer Bernardo Ramirez identified the victim as Agustina Ng Delos Reyes, a 55-year-
old widow residing at 19 Bataan Road, Garcia Heights, Bgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City.
    
An investigation by the Tinglayan Municipal Police Station showed that a group of local
tourists arrived at Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga at 12:31 p.m. on Saturday to see Whang-od, a national
artist.
    
The group hired Raffy Ba-od, 27, a  resident of the barangay as their tour guide.
    
Delos Reyes suddenly felt dizzy and collapsed while resting at Raffy Souvenir House in Bgy.
Buscalan. Her daughter immediately applied first aid on her.
    
Village officials and residents helped the daughter revive her mother but to no avail.
    
Authorities have yet to determine the cause of Delos Reyes’ s death.