The curfew violator who was allegedly asked to do around 300 rounds of pumping exercises in Gen. Trias, Cavite dies of stroke and heart condition.
Reichelyn Balce, the live-in partner of the victim, Darren Peñaredondo, confirmed to GMA News Online that her partner’s died of “cerebrovascular infarct midbrain.”
However, she added that the antecedent cause of death was “hypertensive cardiovascular disease.”
Meanwhile, Alias ”Eugene,” one of the curfew violators arrested in Barangay Tejero, Gen. Trias City, Cavite, detailed the severe punishment imposed on them by the police, allegedly causing the death of Peñaredondo.
According to Eugene, it was Thursday when they were picked up and taken to Gen. Trias police station. He was accompanied by another curfew violator, Darren Peñaredondo.
After giving them a lecture on the COVID-19 guidelines, the police allegedly exercised them, such as squats, which he counted more than 100 times.
They said they finished the exercise order and slept in the plaza, but the next morning they felt pain in the body.
Peñaredondo had to be led by his comrades because of his difficulty in moving.
Peñaredondo was even videotaped by his partner on Friday where you can see the pain his body is experiencing.
Curfew violator in Gen. Trias dies of stroke, heart condition
On Saturday, he was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. The victim later passed away.
“Sobrang nakakabigla. Masakit… Marami pa kaming balak sa buhay… Nagagalit din sa mga taong gumawa niyan sa kanya. Kasi kung hindi pinagod nang husto ang karelasyon ko, siguro naman hindi siya magkakaganyan,” said Reichelyn Balce.
“We never use physical exercise as a form of punishment, community service lang,” said Lt. Col. Marlo Solero, chief of the station.
The barangay sided with the police.
“Nakakalakad siya no’n nun’g hinatid namin. Nagulat na lang kami na bakit ganon ang post nila,” said John Magbanua, team leader at Barangay Tejero.
But in the video sent by a netizen to ABS-CBN News, the arrested quarantine and curfew violators can be seen walking under the sun. Others can be seen still running.
It was taken during quarantine last year, just in front of Gen. Trias city hall and the police station, in the same area where Peñaredondo also exercised.