Socialite Cita Abad-Dinglasan falls to her death from her condo with a calling card stapled to her shirt

Socialite and Inquirer contributor Cita Abad-Dinglasan fell to her death from the 19th floor of the Tuscany Condominium in Brgy. Urdaneta, Makati yesterday, reports Her body was found on the ground pavement with a calling card stapled to her shirt. She was 65.

Initial police investigation showed that Dinglasan jumped from the balcony of her unit, where a Monobloc chair and a pair of slippers were found. However, Makati Chief of Police Senior Superintendent Froilan Bonifacio said they have not ruled out foul play. As a possible motive for supposed suicide, he added that they are looking at monetary problems after they received information that Dinglasan was not able to pay rent for the past few months.

The calling card found on Dinglasan’s body bears the name C&D Consultants, a real estate firm she reportedly used to work for, according to On the back of the card was the number of her driver for the past five years, Melino Ebon Jr.

Ebon told that Dinglasan was crying when he last spoke to her on Tuesday. "She had been depressed for a long time and could no longer bear it. I offered to bring her to the doctor but she said the doctor was in America... I had no inkling that she would commit suicide. I was so shocked."

He claimed that she told him about her last will in a book that she placed by her bedside. "In case of a problem," she supposedly instructed him to show the book to her children, siblings and Fr. Larry Tamunan of the Don Bosco Parish. The police now have the book.


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