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‘Student Died of Dengue, Not for Sniffing Perfume’

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Dengue may be the cause a student’s death and not because she inhaled the perfume of her classmate at Victorias City National High School.

Josephine Martinez, class adviser of victim Aira Verdajo, a 15-year old student and resident of Hda. Yawi, Brgy. 13 in Victorias City.


NFSP President Enrique D. Rojas (right) and UNIFED President Manolet Lamata (left) converse with Vice-President Jejomar Binay during the American Independence Day Celebration at the US Embassy in Manila last July 3.*

Martinez said Verdajo was found to have rashes on her skin after she collapsed inside her classroom after she inhaled or sniffed the perfume of one of her classmates.

The teenager was rushed to the Ikaayong Lawas Foundation in the city and was brought home after she regained consciousness.

She however collapsed again at home and was subsequently rushed to the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City where she was pronounce dead on arrival.

Her death certificate indicated she died of cardiac arrest.

Prior to the incident, Martinez said the student was absent for a week due to high fever, and was able to return to school on June 30.

"It was because her parents’ failure to seek medical attention to determine her sickness," Martinez disclosed.

Reports from the same school said Verdajo’s case was the second time such event happened there.

DOH Extends P8-M for Cadiz Health Care Program

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Regional Health Office Director in Western Visayas, Dr. Marlyn Convocar extends P8-M assistance for Cadiz City Health Program centered in its birthing program.

Convocar made the pronouncement as guest, on behalf of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona in the inauguration of Cadiz City Health Office along Cabahug Street here Friday.

The activity coincides with the 47th Charter Anniversary of the city.

Convocar said, the P3-M will be intended for construction of birthing facilities in hinterland and seashore barangays in the city.

Brgy. 35 Loses Anew in 8th Monico Cup

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Barangay 35 of former Negros Slashers’ village chief Maui Huelar loses anew yesterday in the losers bracket and faces elimination with one more game left next week in the 8th Monico Cup at Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

Brgy. 35 lost to Brgy. 19, 75-72, in the lone match in the loser’s bracket yesterday.

In the knockout quarterfinals Saturday, Brgy. 19 lost to Brgy. 18, 98-86 top scored by University of St. La Salle varsity player Nike Montalbo producing 9 points.

Candoni, San Carlos to Hold District Elims in 5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup

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Candoni will hold the 6th District elimination of the 5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup on August 9 to 10, 2014, while San Carlos City the 1st District third week of same month.

The 6th District composed of Cauayan, Hinobaan, Ilog, Kabankalan and Sipalay placed fourth last year finals held in La Carlota City.

The 1st District boxers composed of Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, San Carlos City and Salvador Benedicto top the tournament.

New Cadiz City Health Office, ‘Patient Friendly’

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The first impression of Regional Health Officer, Dr. Marlyn Convocar upon seeing the new Cadiz City Health Office building is "it looks like a hotel," but Mayor Dr. Patrick Escalante was quick to say that it is a "patient friendly" hospital.

Mayor Escalante justified his notion of having the edifice look like a hotel to be "patient friendly", citing his observations that patients look at hospitals as another place where they are going to endure pains and odorous smells.

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