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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, April 1, 2016
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Excited supporter
suffers stroke, dies

A man in his 60s who danced and sang along with the rest of the enthusiastic crowd to rock music at a rally of Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4 th District), who is running for vice governor of Negros Occidental, succumbed to a stroke at the Hinobaan gym at about 4 p.m. yesterday after the solon had already left the premises.

Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao said Abing Docto, a relative of his wife from Barangay 2, Hinobaan, suffered from diabetes and hypertension and he had been helping him with his medical expenses as he was sickly.

But yesterday Docto was excited and insisted on going to the rally of Ferrer at the Hinobaan gym that was packed with about 5,000 people, the mayor said.

Docto was very happy and even joined the crowd who danced as Ferrer ended the rally by singing “Narda” and “Pagsubok”, Estrao said.

Estrao said Ferrer had gone to his office to rest after the rally when they were told that someone at the gym had a stroke.

Ferrer said he was thankful for Docto's support for him and felt very sad to hear that he passed away.

The congressman condoled with the family of Docto and provided them assistance.*CPG




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