A 49-year-old elementary school teacher died after being bitten by a Philippine cobra right inside the school in San Luis, Aurora.
In a report by King Guevarra on GMA Regional TV “Balitang Amianan” on Thursday, the victim was identified as Rizza Laureano.
According to the victim’s sister, the teacher was coming out of the toilet when she was bitten by a snake in the cabinet.
“Nag-CR lang siya. Paglabas niya ng CR mayroon cabinet na katabi. Ngayon hinawi niya ang kurtina, yung kamay niya na pinaghawi niya ng kurtina, doon siya natuklaw ng ahas,” said Michelle Donato.
The victim was immediately taken to the hospital but the hospitals did not have anti-venom so the teacher passed away three hours later.
The hospital has yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.
The Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis) also called northern Philippine cobra, is a stocky, highly venomous species of spitting cobra native to the northern regions of the Philippines. The Philippine cobra is called ulupong in Tagalog, carasaen in Ilocano, and agwáson or banákon in Cebuano.
The Philippine cobra’s habitat include low-lying plains and forested regions, along with open fields, grasslands, dense jungle, agricultural fields, and human settlements. This species of cobra is particularly fond of water, so it can be found very close to ponds, rivers, or large puddles of water.
2 holduppers stab veterinarian in Quezon City
Two holduppers were arrested after they allegedly stabbed a veterinary doctor with a screwdriver, James Agustin reported in Unang Balita on Friday.
CCTV captured the incident outside a veterinary clinic in Barangay Mariana, Quezon City.
The two suspects were arrested after they were chased by barangay tanods and the people. One of them hid under the van but was also seen by his pursuers.
The two suspects were identified as Mico Carlo Ereve and John Patrick Deonaldo, both 18-years-old. They have been turned over to the police.
Although the victim was stabbed in the neck and side, the victim was safe.
The suspects said they did the crime because of poverty.