Eight days after his mother reported him missing in Borongan City, east Samar, a 10-year-old boy was discovered who triggered a provincial police search.
The mother told local police that her child went missing on Friday morning, October 15, 2021, after a friend invited them to play outside their home.
According to the police, they had tried to locate the child, but without success.
When the mother was cleaning up the boy’s bedroom on Saturday morning, October 23, she was surprised to find her child hidden under the bed.
The child went into hiding for fear of being scolded for a minor violation, according to information provided by East Samar Governor Ben Evardone.
The authorities are investigating the incident. (SunStar Philippines)