Davao City – An initial result of an investigation conducted by the City Government showed that spoiled leftover food may have caused the poisoning of 38 members of the Mati City contingent to the Davao Regional Athletic Association (Davraa) meet, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said in a press statement yesterday.
“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,” Duterte said.
She also disclosed that the same set of leftover dinner from the previous night could have also been served for lunch and dinner Saturday.
A total of 38 members of the Mati delegation, including 34 student-athletes, were admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Saturday night after they complained of headache, and bouts of dizziness, diarrhea and vomiting.
Duterte likewise bared that the initial report showed that the student-athletes may have also been “allowed to drink from water sources not cleared for human consumption.”