PMA cadet dies after vomiting

A PHILIPPINE Military Academy (PMA) cadet died after vomiting and complaining of stomach pain while inside their barracks on Wednesday, September 18.

The PMA cadet was identified as Darwin Dormitorio, 20, who was on his first year in the academy.

He hailed from Cagayan de Oro City.

PMA Superintendent Ronnie Evangelista said investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“Under investigation pa. Hindi pa tapos kasi ‘yung medico legal kaya hindi pa tayo makapagbigay ng conclusive statement,” he said.

(It's still under investigation. The medico-legal is not done so we could not give a conclusive statement.)

Initial investigation by the Scene of the Crime Operative of the Baguio City Police Office led by Police Lieutenant Aileen Kiwalan showed that at 1 a.m. Wednesday, the cadet started vomiting inside their barracks and was complaining of stomach ache.

At 4 a.m., he was seen unconscious and observed stiff by his barracks mate and was brought to the PMA Station Hospital for treatment.

Dormitorio was later pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. by Captain Florence Apple Apostol.

He said they are were already interviewing several cadets to determine what happened that might have led to Dormitorio's stomach pain.

PMA spokesperson Major Reynan Afan said the academy will be according the necessary assistance to the family of Dormitorio as the academy mourns the passing of the cadet.

Afan vowed to disclose the result of the ongoing investigation.

The PMA Host Parents Incorporated headed by former Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, meanwhile, announced the postponement of the launching of the host parents program on September 21, for another date to allow PMA to attend to the concern of Dormitorio. (SunStar Philippines/Jonathan Llanes, SunStar Baguio)


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