Authorities identified the fatalities as Juvelyn, Jose Bernard and Jacob Alon, children of Pio and Theresa Alon of Barangay Liang, this town.
The children perished due to food poisoning from turtle meat, according to Dr. Maxima Gonzales of Irosin District Hospital.
Their parents, meanwhile, are confined at the Irosin District Hospital, and are still recovering as of press time.
The meat of sea turtles is considered poisonous for humans. The poison, known as chelonitoxin, is from the sea sponges that the turtles ingest.
This is not the first time that sea turtle meat poisoning has been reported in the Philippines. Deaths from eating pawikan meat have been recorded in parts of Western Visayas.—BICOLSTANDARD.PH
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