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Another PMA cadet rushed to hospital for suspected maltreatment

MANILA, Philippines — Another cadet of the Philippine Military Academy was rushed to the hospital on Monday bearing “signs of maltreatment.”

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo told reporters Tuesday that the cadet was taken to V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon City.

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“He also bore signs of maltreatment though he is ambulant,” he said.

Arevalo said cadet fourth class initially complained of stomach ache, which was at first attributed to gastroenteritis when he had a medical checkup.

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“When he returned for the second time, also for stomach pains, there were markings found on his body from possible maltreatment,” Arevalo said.

Two PMA cadets were earlier reported to have been taken to the hospital following the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio.

The 20-year-old freshman died last week after sustaining injuries due to hazing.

The PMA has already identified the cadets and officers directly linked to Dormitorio’s hazing.

Top PMA officials — superintendent Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista and commandant of cadet corps Brig. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro — resigned their positions “by virtue of command responsibility.”

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