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Most Food Poisoning Victims at Marcos Party Released From Hospitals, says Pasig City Official

Majority of victims of food poisoning incident last Wednesday in Pasig City have been discharged, a city official said.

However, at least seven victims remain confined at Pasig City General Hospital, according to Pasig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office acting chief Bryan Wong.

Rescue team carries an old woman who was a victim of suspected food poisoning, during an event at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Photo by Kevin Tristan Espiritu.

Wong also clarified that their department still has to receive an update coming from the hospitals where some 70 individuals were brought to Wednesday afternoon.

A total of 270 persons were brought to nine hospitals in Metro Manila last July 3 due to the contaminated packed breakfast served during the 90th birthday celebration of former First Lady Imelda Marcos at Ynares Sports Complex.

According to the Department of Health, the victims suffered from vomiting and dizziness after consuming a packed lunch of chicken adobo, hard-boiled eggs, and rice served during the event.

Authorities said there were 2,500 people who attended the party, which continued despite of the emergency.

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