By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – A five-year-old boy choked to death on a wafer biscuit inside their house at Barangay Gil Montilla, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Tuesday.
Dionilo Bogtae, the city’s executive assistant for public safety, withheld the name of the victim upon the request of the family.
When they responded to the call for assistance, Bogtae said they saw the victim’s mother trying to save her son, who was already unconscious.
Bogtae said the incident happened when the victim’s parents were preparing dinner that night and probably left their child unattended while eating the biscuit in their living room.
He said they applied first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the child but he was already unresponsive.
The child was brought to a hospital but was already declared dead on arrival.