Man falls from PBCom Tower in Makati

MANILA, Philippines – A man fell to his death from the Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom) Tower in Makati City on Wednesday, December 27. 

The Makati City police identified the man as Rissan Alarosa, a helper at the Megacity General Construction and Development Corporation. 

In an initial report sent to Makati Police chief Senior Superintendent Gerry Umayao at 9:06 am, Alarosa “allegedly fell” from the building, his body landing on the sidewalk along Ayala Avenue corner V. A. Rufino Street. 

“Thus, [his body] hit on the concrete pavement that caused his instantaneous death,” said the initial police report. 

It remains unclear if Alarosa had jumped off from the building or accidentally fell. – 

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Mara Cepeda

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