Pastor, a municipal administrator told The STAR today that Mayor John
Rodney Arcinue issued the order after a family with
six members was hospitalized at the
The oldest among the victims was a 60-year old retired head teacher while the youngest was her three-year-old grandson.
The victims complained of dizziness, vomiting, and numbness after eating badong-badong gathered from the coastal water in Barangay Baybay Norte. They were discharged from the hospital the following day.
The mayor's order remains in effect pending result of the test conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) based on samples collected in the affected area. The samples were submitted to the BFAR central office in Metro Manila.
Pastor described badong-badong as somewhat similar to tahong (mussel) but it is bigger.
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