Philippines – Food poisoning downs 50 Pasay City government employees


Fifty employees of the Pasay City Treasurer’s Office, two janitorial staff, and a reporter fell ill after eating pancit Malabon on Nov. 9

Amor Virata, publisher of a weekly newspaper “People’s Lider”, was among the victims of food poisoning.

City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) head Mico Llorca said most of the employees affected by the food poisoning are now recovering at home.

Llorca said Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano ordered an investigation to determine if the pancit Malabon, which was ordered through food delivery service, was indeed the cause of food poisoning.

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