- An ice cream vendor in Davao del Norte passed away from heart attack after learning that he was not a beneficiary of social amelioration program
- He was identified as Lolito Estelloso, Jr., 49 years old, a resident of Barangay Apokon, Tagum City
- According to a resident who was able to record the incident in a video, Lolito felt really upset because almost all of his neighbors were given assistance
- His family is currently in contact with the Tagum City LGU for assistance
An ice cream vendor in Tagum City, Davao del Norte died on Friday due to heart attack after learning that he was not included in the list of beneficiaries of social amelioration program (SAP).
In a report by ABS-CBN News, the man was identified as Lolito Estelloso, Jr., 49 years old, a resident of Barangay Apokon.
The incident happened at the Department of the Interior and Local Government office at the Capitol compound of Davao Del Norte.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but later on, died.
According to Ryla May Lapudji, another resident who was able to record a video of the incident, Lolito was frustrated because they were not included in the list of recipients of the cash subsidy.
Ryla recounted that Lolito felt really upset because almost all of his neighbors were given assistance.
It was explained to Lolito that he was not chosen to be a beneficiary for he has a livelihood, being an ice cream vendor.
His wife shared that Lolito was not taking maintenance medicine even though hypertension was in his family's lineage.
Meanwhile, his family has been in contact with the Tagum City LGU for assistance.
According to Philippine Information Agency, SAP is a cash emergency subsidy program for millions of Filipino families whose lives are greatly affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It is mandated by the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, signed by the President last March 25, 2020.
In a previous report by KAMI, a frontliner in Rizal has recently passed away due to heatstroke while he was on duty.
At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an ECQ to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.
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