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Feb. 19, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

Official statement of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio re the food poisoning incident affecting 38 Mati City delegates:


The Davao City Government responded to an emergency yesterday, February 17, 2018, wherein 38 members of the Mati City contingent in the DAVRAA 2018 were admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center because of stomach pains and loose bowel movement.


The initial report by the City Health Office revealed that the people in charge of the contingent served the leftover food from the previous night for breakfast to the athletes. The leftovers for breakfast were served for lunch and then the same happened for dinner.

It was likewise reported that they may have allowed the athletes to drink from water sources not cleared for human consumption.


I recommend to the Department of Education and the Local Government Unit of Mati to investigate the teachers and the persons in charge of the group. This reckless action resulted in the injury of 38 individuals, many of whom were children entrusted by their parents to those who purported to take care of them.


This obvious cost cutting on the budget for the meals is tantamount to corruption and should be dealt with severely. Limited resources should not be an excuse for reckless behavior which endangers the lives of people, especially children.


We would like to remind all contingents that the Davao City Government as host of the DAVRAA is ready to assist anytime and let us know immediately how we can help them to make their stay comfortable.



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