AT least 19 children from a public elementary school in Marikina City were rushed to the hospital after
they complained of stomach ache after they ate cakes and spaghetti bought from a popular fast-food
chain and bakeshop during a birthday celebration in school yesterday morning.
Reports reaching Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula said the 19
students were brought to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMCC) at 9:30 a.m.
Chief Insp. Eduardo Cayetano, Marikina Police Criminal Investigation chief, said the 19
children are Grade 2 students at the Calumpang Elementary School in Bgy. Calumpang.
Case investigator SPO3 Marlon Maiso said that prior to the incident, a father of one of the
Grade 2 students, whose name was not available, asked for food delivery for his daughter’s birthday
celebration at the said school.
According to Maiso, the spaghetti meal was reportedly came from a popular fast food chain in
Marikina while the cake was ordered from a popular bakeshop in the same area.
Reports said that after about an hour, the 19 school children complained of stomach ache.
Police said school management rushed the 19 school children to ARMMC where they were placed
After thorough check-up, all 19 children were discharged from the hospital at around 3 p.m. No
one was diagnosed in serious condition.
Maiso said the parents of the affected children will not file a complaint.
“Hindi sila magreklamo sa nasabing insidente. Okey na ’yung mga bata nailabas na ng hospital,
wala naman naging sakit,” Maiso told People’s Tonight in telephone interview.