Friday, October 25, 2013

Kassel Condominium Taft Avenue Suicide: Leo Torres - AUF Student Jumps to his Death near DLSU campus

Deepest Condolences to the family of Leo Torres as his classmates from AUF are tweeting about the tragedy.





His wake is being held at Saint Rich Funeral Services as authorities continue the investigate the case.



Updated: The man who jumped is not a DLSU student but an AUF student (Angeles University Foundation) The 19-year old Physical Therapy student was staying over at the Kassel Condo while doing his OJT stint in Manila.

An unidentified man or unconfirmed DLSU student jumped from the 26th floor of the Kassel Condominium along Taft Avenue this afternoon.


Friends and the Kassel building management were unable to dissuade the student from jumping. According to SPO2 Ronald Gallo of the Homicide Division Manila Police, the student jump from the 26th floor of the Kassel Condo and landed on an LRT power grid below.


Photo by Andrew Pamorada
Ang sad naman.. to die like this  :(  Mabigat lang siguro talaga ang pinagdadaanan.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal
LRT spokesperson Hernando T. Cabrera confirmed the suicide report, saying that the victim’s face was wrecked after the fall.



Photo by Alecs Ongcal

So may notorious history na pala ang Kassel Condo sa student suicides... Hmm...


61 comments:

  1. Title is very misleading. As of time of posting, whether or not the person is from DLSU has yet to be confirmed.

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    1. no way dont your life isnt urs but God's who gave it to you

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    2. Hooray God! He let the man jump off the building.

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    3. No, the man made himself jump. He felt hopeless and alone. Isolation is a self-defeating dream.

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    4. Bro, I'm sure God is longing for a relationship with you. Kung ano man situation mo ngayon kung bakit mo nasabing "I'm next", It's just a challenge and I know God is more than willing to give His Grace for you to get through it. God's helping hand is already in front of you. All you have to do is grab it, let Him help you. Try having a relationship with God, nakaka adik! :D And don't be too much attached to the things of the world. Peace yow!

      Matthew 6:19
      Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

      Matthew 6:21
      21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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    5. you too? good luck with that make it more exciting for us.

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    6. To Anonymous October 25, 2013 at 3:23 AM, I hope you aren't just trolling. Masamang biro yan.

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  3. Im next as well.

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    1. dont!! whats with this people who wants to suicide??

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    2. Trust God bro, He loves you.

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    3. no. God is there for you no matter how hard the problem is

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    4. go! suportahan ka namin kung yan gusto mo...

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  4. Im not following XD .. Condolence to his family .. May he Rest In Peace

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  5. as far as I know walang PT ang DLSU. What's with kassel?

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  6. Kassel is the name of the condo.

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  7. Illuminati. Another human sacrifice? Kassel must be another building full of evil.

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  8. Nanaman? 2 of my friends jumped of kassel a few years back...nung pangalawa may idea na kami na baka meron something sa building. This brings back painful memories...

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  9. Maybe it's because of the architectural design of the condo. Minsan kasi nakakaapekto sa isip ng tao ung ambience ng tinitirahan niya.

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  10. Could you all please stop thinking bout curses and the building being an illuminati of some sort. You all are full of bullshits!

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  11. ACADEMICS IS NOT WORTH DYING FOR. Ewan ko ba kung bakit ang kelangan mag pakamatay dahil sa bagsak ka o wala kang pang enroll. Ehh unlimited naman ang pagasa hindi nga lang agad agad dumadating. Oo mahirap at nakaka depressed pero kung nasa katinuan ka hindi naman ma aattemp eh. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. SHOULD I FEEL SO SORRY BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID OR TO GET PISSED BECAUSE OF THAT POINTLESS SIN. but still, condolence to his family and may his soul rest in peace.

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  12. We don't know what is going through his mind when he jumped. Pwedeng super depressed na siya, to the point na everything is hopeless at hindi na siya makapagisip ng solution. It's DEFINITELY WRONG to commit suicide, pero wala tayo sa sitwasyon nya. Pwedeng sobrang nahihirapan na siya, madaling sabihin na "Pwede ka namang humingi ng tulong sa iba or sa friends mo." again, pwedeng hindi na niya maisip yun kasi sarado na ang isip nya to take his own life. Condolences to his family, may your soul rest in peace. It can also be the building itself, kasi nakakaapekto yan kung ano ang atmosphere sa building. I hope the management of Kassel will do something about this. Ang dami ng history of suicide sa condo nila, they should take immediate action.

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    1. I agree that leo is in the state of BEING TOO DEPRESSED... thinking and feeling that he is alone and no one is there to help him... I hope the people around him known his situation and somehow have helped him surpass his situation...the video I watched was really scary and left me goosebumps.... I wanted to cry after watching it... I'm the depressive type but I am thankful that my friends have helped me go through my problems and listen to me endlessly...

      Guys, if you came to a point na depress kayo at feeling niyo AYAW NIYO NA TALAGA... PLEASE LANG PO, LAPITAN NIYO MGA KAIBIGAN NIYO... kung kailangan na umalis kayo ng bahay at mag-stay sa house ng friends niyo to feel better DO IT.. don't lock yourself inside your house/room and drown yourself in sadness...

      I am here for those who needs someone they can turn to... I KNOW HOW IT IS TO BE DEPRESSED AND IT REALLY IS SCARY... email me, I'M WILLING TO HELP AND LISTEN: Marialigaya06@gmail.com

      - Ate ML

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    2. Our neighbor is his classmate. Sabi niya very weak daw sya pagdating sa problems. Kahit konti lang daw sobra niang dinaramdam. Sobra daw siya magself pity. The reason behind his act was not about grades. Its beacause of the sudden change sa sched nia. Nahirapan daw sya sa sched niya. E mahina daw talga loob nia

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  13. gusto kng makita ung mga pics nung ng suicide jan.. ung koreano,c gio javier, c wilbert tonogbanua kaso wla akong makitang pic nila..nkta k ung pics ng condo cmula sa labas pati ung loob naramdaman ko na parang ang bigat sa pakiramdam pag tinitignan and parang ang lungkot and madilim. .

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  14. Real talk, if you have the guts to kill yourself then cool, be my guest. Good riddance to bad rubbish, choosing death over life is a totally fine option. Hindi kailangan ang ganyang tao sa mundo. Papatayin sarili dahil sa school? Stupid. Napaka self centered.

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    1. how can u say na self centered? end na nga nya ung life nya self centered pa? do u even know there are people going through depression? can u search it so u will know what this persons are going through before you call them that?

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    2. ive been tru depression and everything , pero whats the point para mag pakamatay ka di ba eh mas mrami pa akong kilalang homeless , di nkpg aral may kapansanan sa knya eh,

      tama ung nsa taas, self centered. wlang kapatawaran ung ginawa nya. sana wag tularan

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    3. MADALING SABIHIN NA SELF-CENTERED SIYA.. pero nararamdaman niyo ba mismo yung nararamdaman ni leo at the point that he committed suicide? we don't have the right to call him negative things, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT IN HIS SHOES.. and we even don't know the real story other than the school reason that was stated...

      isipin niyo na lang kung kadugo niyo ang gumawa nito, kahit kadugo niyo yan, pag yan kinain ng depression at di na niya kinaya ang bigat ng saloobin niya... can you still say na SELF-CENTERED SIYA?

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    4. dumaan ako sa matinding depression when I was in college and totally wala akong options to resolve my issue, that time marami akong iniisip, family ko iniwan ako, studies ko napabayaan, friends ko din ung asin ka close ko di man lang ako napamper or at least i can talk to them, im living alone sa apartment (di kami mayaman na may condo) pero sa high rise din un, i went to the roof top and mag attempt na ganun but I tried my self to look upon other people just to compare ano ba nasa akin na wala sa kanila, I cried the whole day sa rooftop and I just then realized na, no this is not the ending, I know pagsubok lang to but I have to be strong and not to choose to die because may purpose pa akong kung bakit ako nandito sa mundo......

      lesson is you are more blessed than other people who doesn't have the luxury to go to school and live like what you are currently enjoying... also it all boils down on how you respect yourself and how you were being treated way back before as you grow up as an adolescent.

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    5. ^True. :) dumaan din ako sa depression dati.. And to the point of wanting suicide. Hindi ako masyadong open with personal problems kaya dinala ko lahat yun... Family ko naapektuhan.
      There even came a time na umiyak nlng ako ng umiyak, and I was thinking, how much better it was na wala na ako sa mundo. Then after a few days, may nag-invite sakin na pumunta sa isang Christian camp, dahil christian mom ko. At first, ayoko kasi natandaan ko nun, bineblame ko pa si God sa mga nangyayari sakin. But then again, I decided to go parin. So pagdating dun... Ginroup kami, at may leader sa bawat group... And noong time na yun, inencourage kami na magshare kung may mga pinagdadaanan ng problema.. Hindi ko maishare yung akin, pero naiyak ako nun just thinking of these problems I'm carrying. And sobrang cinomfort nila ako... Then after, may nagbigay na message na Pastor.. Talking about Loving God, and loving myself... And later on, I discovered more, na I was missing something BIG sa buhay ko. I discovered God's wonderful love.. Yung relationship we can have with Him. And since then, I tried praying to God more, and ibang kalidad talaga, yung love na ipapakita Niya sa iyo. Na kahit sino ka man, yung great God na ito, mamahalin ka Niya parin ng lubos. And yun, it changed my life forever. Not only yung suicide thing. But everything about life... Na hindi ko man talaga nakita dati. Grabe lang talaga ngayon. And yun nga... May malaking magandang plano si God para sa iyo, sa bawat isa sa atin and you don't wanna miss it. :)

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    6. Para kay Anonymous October 28, 2013 at 6:31 AM: You've never really been through depression kung ganyan ang pinagsasasabi mo. Ang ibang tao kasi, basta-basta na lang ginagamit ang term na "Depressed" without really knowing its real clinical definition. Kung totoong pinagdaanan mo rin ang depression dati, you would feel for this person na nagpakamatay dahil alam mo firsthand ang feeling of hopelessness to the point na mas maigi na lang na magpakamatay. Bago ka magcomment nang hindi maganda, siguraduhin mo muna ang sasabihin mo.

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    7. And para kay Anonymous October 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM, hindi mo alam ang kuwento niya kaya huwag kang mapanghusga.

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  15. Kung naranasan niyo nang ma-depress at magkaroon ng suicidal thoughts dahil sa pressure at iba pang bagay hindi kayo makakapagsalita ng ganyan. People should co-exist and don't blame him because no one lent him a hand. You people should shut your fucking mouths and stop being such ignorant judgmental pricks.

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  16. We definitely don't know what's the real reason why he did it, unless he told someone or he left a note about the things that he's going through that might lead him to that decision. He might have decided that that reason is worth throwing his life away.

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  17. Why would people "Like" this kind of story on Facebook. These people are sick and may have suicidal tendency too!

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  18. When i was a first year medicine student, ive been through tough times, to the point suicidal thoughts ang nagtatake-over sa aking isip at hindi ako makapag aral, i understand the maddening situation this person has gone through, and im also at the brink of doing the same.... but i believe theres more to it... my stage was a bit minor to what he experienced... what saved me was the thought that my parents are there... believe me, in this stage, kahit anong bagay hindi nakakapagpaligaya... pilitin mo mang maglaro o manood ng movie, its just plain tasteless shit.. and then i learned the "so what" mentality which healed me... hindi ako papasa? so what... ako ang pinaka bobo? so what.. (genetic din ang suicidal attitude, my mom attempted suicides) so what mentality... i dont give a fuck anymore

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  19. when I was younger, pag sumasagi sa isip ko ang 'suicide'. I always think about spaghetti and other favorites that I would not be able to experience again. Always makes me reconsider. Now I always think about my wife and kids, how I need to survive longer for their security and guidance. In essence, LOVE is the key.

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  20. Depression is an illness of the mind. Please take note of that. There comes a point when depressive people become unable to make rational decisions like when schizophrenic people find it hard to identify reality from not. I consider myself highly scientific and practical. I preach the same things like suicide is bad and selfish, that there's only one life for us to celebrate, and that we have family and friends to hold on to. But when I'm in a state of depression, which happens from time to time, almost every few months, all of things disappear from my mind until all I can think about is ending this madness and loneliness. That is the suicidal thought part. It's not just the ambiance of a place or the collective problems of the person that trigger this behavior, but moreso the sole idea that he/she/I can end it now, right at this moment.

    So don't you dare make this topic or news ridiculous.

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  21. "Wala kayong idea kung gaano kahirap ang course na ito" Just want to say that this statement is stupid as fuck. Physical therapy? Pshh! Anyway, condolence.

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    1. I agree. Lahat naman ng courses may kanya-kanyang difficulties. 'Di reasonable na sabihin mo na yung course mo ay mahirap. Lahat tayong nag-college dumaan sa ganyan. Iba't-ibang paraan nga lang.

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    2. Talagang may mga ibang course na mas mahihirap/stressful talaga. Baka ang difficulties na tinutukoy mo ay trivial lang and hindi academic. Icompare mo for example yung population ng isang batch of a certain course nung nagstart as freshmen with the same batch pagkagraduate. Kung mas mababa ang number ng regular grads and malaki ang percentage ng shiftees/irregs ng course na yun kumpara sa isa pang course chances are, mahirap ang course na yun. Unless mababa ang standards ng school and ipinapasa na lang lahat. And then magkaka-alaman na naman sa board exams. Kung maliit lang ang percentage ng mga pumapasa compared sa population ng examinees, mahirap ang course na yun. Or marami lang bobo ang ipinasa na lang ng schools nila ang nakapagboards. Bagsak nga lang.

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    3. Lahat ng course sa college mahirap.. walang madali.. lahat pinaghhirapan at lahat dumadaan sa butas ng karayom sabi nga nla.. I'm a PT student from La Salle.. PT course is not a joke.. if ikaw yung nsa lugar namin and you're taking PT you'll surely take it seriously.. PT is not what usually people thinks about it.. akala nyo kasi ang PT e masahista.. be professional enough to think na we're studying 5 years of this course pra labg tawagin kaming ganun.. you don't know how bad it feels kapag ganun lagi ang perception samin.. well lahat naman ng course my misperception but it's up to theperson kung anu ung alam nya about the course.. This guy was one my batchmate's co-intern.. and they said depression nga daw ung reason.. nkakadepress naman tlga ang PT and ibang course siguro naman napagdaanan mo din yun.. don't degrade us PTs coz in time kakailanganin mo din kami.. I ASSURE YOU THAT.. and my final words to you PT IS BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN IMAGINE..

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  22. I will not judge what he did, as a depressed and suicidal person, I know how it feels being alone and helpless. Well, at least you're now rested.

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  23. for my own opinion, mahirap talaga ang pinag daanan nya, for sure may friend sya may family sya, karupukan na lang talaga ang nagdala sa kanya dun, well RIP na lang din sa family nya, sana sa mga magiging anak ninyo, ituro ninyo hindi lang ung kung pano yumaman sa mundong ito, kung ung wisdom na pwede nila manahin para magamit pag dumating ung ganitong kalituhan sa sarili at pagkawalang pag-asa. Again RIP to his family

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  24. correct ko lang ung nasa taas bobo kase ako eh, RIP kay torres hindi po sa family nya, sorry po sa maling grammar bobo lang po ako talaga,

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    1. I think the guy was trying to bash the family :)) lol. k.

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  25. dasal nlang natin cya para tumahimik kaluluwa nya.

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  26. no one said he was a DLSU student. What I heard he was a Thomasian. "UAAP wars again hahaha

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  27. Guys, aq naman naiisip ko din yan minsan in my case I'm a cerebral palsy case and studied at ust in four semesters, naisip ko hindi aq dapat magpatalo sa depression dahil I have my family will help me and si lord xmpre. Kudos sa mga anonymous na nagpahayag ng positive comments, add nyo aq sa fb.

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  28. C aniagers kasi may kasalanan

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  29. Tignan mo tong mga rescue team magagaling lang mag si picture pag tapos na yung eksena.

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  30. That Building is a Curse. Keep yourself away from quite depressing condition while passing Kassel Condo cuz a bad spirit demon will trick you out guiding and blinding you all the way to the rooftop as if you thought you are just normally going with a friend peacefully but in a different dimension without your knowing that death would come your way. Beware of evil spirits roaming around and always be strong in the LORD.

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