'Dirty' ice cream downs 52 in Bataan
By Jaime Laude Home Updated May 24, 2012 05:00 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Forty-four children and eight adults were rushed to the hospital in Balanga City, Bataan after eating “dirty ice cream’ from an unaccredited dealer on Wednesday.
Reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the victims were participants of “Brigada Eskwela” of the Department of Education (DepEd).
The Balanga Rescue Team, headed by Engr. Dennis Mariano, rushed to barangays Cabog and Tonato after receiving a report that people are showing signs and symptoms of food poisoning.
The victims were immediately brought to the Bataan General Hospital for medical treatment.
The local police are still conducting a thorough investigation on the incident.
In Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 26 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairmen from Metro and Bulacan and Baguio City were also rushed to the hospital the other day after they were apparently poisoned by the food they took the night before.
The victims complained of severe stomachache, loose stools, and vomiting the night before they were rushed to the Palawan Adventist Hospital, the NDRRMC reported.
NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said doctors are still trying to determine the cause of the incident. – Aecaya Calero (Trainee)