HANDUMANAN Handumanan food poisoning victims seeking help at the barangay clinic. *
( Aksyon Radyo Bacolod photo)

Food poisoning hits 100
DepEd suspends classes at 2 Handumanan schools

About 100 pupils from the Handumanan Elementary School 1 were admitted to public and private hospitals in Bacolod City due to suspected food poisoning in the school.

As of 10 last night, 104 patients had been rushed mostly to the Corazon Locsin Memorial Regional Hospital and a few to Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital and the Doctors Hospital, due to stomach ache, vomiting and loose bowel movement, Brgy. Handumanan Captain Ma. Febe Legaspi said.

Most of the patients were rescued by the barangay rescue car and some were walk-ins brought personally by their families. moremoremore

City gov't provides assistance

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday instructed the head of the City Health Office to check on the condition of the students of Handumanan Elementary School 1, who have been admitted to different hospitals in Bacolod City due to alleged food poisoning, and to take care of them.

Leonardia, who was in Manila to attend an official function yesterday, said he had directed CHO head Ma. Carmela Gensoli to make sure that something like this does not happen again and also instructed Sally Abelarde of the Department of Social Services and Development to attend to the needs of the patients.

He said he was informed that City Administrator John Orola and Councilor Em Ang, chairman of the Committee on Health and Sanitation, also visited the hospitals where the students were confined to check on their status. moremoremore


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Security tightened
for Buglasan Fest

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental has tightened security, especially in Dumaguete City, with the start of the Buglasan Festival yesterday.

This, as police noted an intelligence report of possible terrorist activities by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) after one of its leaders was reported missing.

Acting police provincial director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, downplayed the report, but said both the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines have mobilized intelligence units to provide extra security for the duration of the Buglasan festivities, which are being held until October 23. .