A woman from Dumaguete, who is believed to have survived an attempt on her life in Calamba, Misamis Occidental, was shipped back to the city early yesterday morning on board an inter-island vessel.
Aminah Tactacon Dampac, 43, of Barangay Candau-ay in Dumaguete, arrived on board a stretcher, and can only talk for a few moments, after being hospitalized for more than one month at the Community District Hospital in Calamba, Misamis Occidental.
She was rescued by the Calamba rescue team, headed by Roldan de Villa. A Barangay Sulipat kagawad asked for assistance after he found the woman at the roadside of the barangay near a ravine, unconscious and very weak, and could not talk because of blood coming out of her mouth, at about 7 a.m. on June 8.
At the hospital, attending doctors found burns and wounds on her back and several injection marks on her arms and feet, and she was believed to have been drugged before she was dumped by unidentified persons, De Villa, who accompanied the victim to Dumaguete, said.
When asked by the police, she said she was placed in a room and injected with some substance she did not know. She said she wanted to go home to Candau-ay because she has a son named Omar.
Dampac was received at the port of Dumaguete by Rescue 348 personnel, under the Dumaguete Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office headed by Jose Chu, and social worker Caroline Catacutan. She was then brought to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.
Efforts to locate Dampac's family in the address she gave turned futile, even as Barangay Captain Greg Oira has been going around the puroks to ask residents if they know of her.*JG
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