Police cadet dies of heatstroke during summer training

Al-Rasheed Pendatun Macadato. Photo: ABS-CBN News
Al-Rasheed Pendatun Macadato. Photo: ABS-CBN News

A Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadet died yesterday morning after suffering from heatstroke during summer training in Silang, Cavite province.

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Al-Rasheed Pendatun MacadatoABS-CBN News reported.

PNPA director Brig. Gen. Jose Malayo said that Macadato and other cadets were jogging at the PNPA Oval inside Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda when he collapsed at 4:45pm on Tuesday, The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Macadato was first brought to the PNPA Medical Dispensary for first-aid treatment and then was transferred to a hospital two hours later. However, he died yesterday morning. PNPA spokesperson Lt. Col. Byron Allatog said that the victim died of heatstroke.

Macadato was reportedly only 10 days into the summer training program when the incident happened.

His family blamed PNPA authorities’ alleged “lapses” for the victim’s death, GMA News reported. The victim’s mother said he should’ve been brought to the hospital immediately. The family added that they were not informed that Macadato was in critical condition.

Malayo, however, assured Macadato’s family that they would investigate if there were lapses on the part of the PNPA.

Macadato’s remains were brought to his hometown in Kalilangan, Bukidnon province earlier today.

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