56-year-old lines up, waits for 'ayuda' until noon, goes home empty-handed and dies

56-year-old lines up, waits for 'ayuda' until noon, goes home empty-handed and dies

- A 56-year-old died from heatstroke after he went home at around noon for lunch

- He has been waiting for the cash assistance under the SAP at the town hall

- As it was already noontime and as he has not yet received his share, the man opted to go home and eat lunch first

- Reports stated that he was found lying on the ground, lifeless, which the police believed was a case of heatstroke

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A 56-year-old in Barangay Lawaan, Dumanjug, Cebu, died on Friday after he lined up to receive his cash assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP) of the government.

According to the Dumanjug Police, together with the Rural Health Unit, they immediately responded to a call of a number of residents about a male who was seen lying on the road.

KAMI learned that when they arrived at the location, they found that the Lolito Ferrer, the victim, was already dead.

As per ABS-CBN, according to the investigation, they last saw Ferrer at the multi-purpose building where the distribution of the SAP was being made.

The nephew of Ferrer also confirmed that the victim went to claim the assistance under SAP, DWIZ reported .

GMA narrated that the victim decided to go home as it was already noontime and his "ayuda" was not yet given. He fell as he was making his way home, and reportedly suffered from heatstroke.

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