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DepEd clarifies death of 2 teachers in Iloilo not due to heatstroke
DepEd clarifies death of 2 teachers in Iloilo not due to heatstroke
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DepEd clarifies death of 2 teachers in Iloilo not due to heatstroke
by Christhel Cuazon24 April 2024

The Department of Education (DepEd) has refuted a report about the two teachers in Iloilo who allegedly died due to heat stroke, saying it was "highly inaccurate and misleading."

In a statement, the DepEd said the 2 teachers reportedly have died while at home. One of the teachers passed away in February 2024 due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease, while the other one died in March 2024 due to an aneurysm.

"Based on official records, one of our teachers in Sta. Barbara passed away last February 2024 due to Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease, while another teacher passed away sometime in March 2024 due to Aneurysm. In both instances, the teachers were reportedly at home," DepEd said.

The department made the clarification late Tuesday night following the report made by an Iloilo-based radio station about the two teachers dying of heat stroke while conducting classes.

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"It is unfortunate that certain news outlets resort to sensationalizing the death of our teachers at the expense of true and factual reporting," DepEd said.

They also sent their condolences to the bereaved families.

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