GUIGUINTO, Bulacan — At least sixteen persons were treated in two hospitals in this town after allegedly eating a cake given by the local government of this town to a birthday celebrant on Friday.
The birthday celebrant who was celebrating her 49th birthday was identified as Loreta Vales from Barangay Santa Cruz and was brought to the Ospital ng Guiguinto on Friday evening together with her two grandchildren Alden and Vershelle Anne both surnamed Vales aged six and three years old respectively.
The elder Vales was released from the hospital on the same night while the two children are still confined at the said hospital as of yesterday morning, their mother Lina confirmed to reporters.
Other food poisoning victims were brought to the Polymedic Hospital also in Guiguinto.
Five of the victims in the said hospital were identified by their relatives as Renz Tolentino, Jan Carlo Evangelista, and Pia Evangelista.
Alfonso Tolentino, the father of Renz, said the victims were rushed to the said hospital after eating the cake given by the local government to the birthday celebrant that is customary for the LGU to treat birthday celebrants in the community.
The elder Tolentino said Guiguinto Mayor Ambrocio Cruz is helping them shoulder their medical bills.
Hospital officials refused to give details on the other food poisoning patients.
The author texted Felicisisma Mungcal, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Bulacan but did not reply the inquiry on the food poisoning incident. (RONDA Balita Online News)