Close  

2 hospitalized for snake bites

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 01:42 PM October 01, 2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol –– Two men were hospitalized after snakes bit them in separate incidents in Alicia town.

Jonathan Aba, a resident of Barangay Cabatang was reportedly bitten while he was on his way home from a drinking spree at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 30.

ADVERTISEMENT

Aba, 24, could not identify the species of the snake.

At first, he went to a “manayhupay” (folk healer) to remove the poison but he eventually decided to seek treatment at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City.

FEATURED STORIES

Ignacio Etorma, 58, a resident of Sitio Tawid in Barangay La Hacienda was still in the hospital after a venomous snake bit him at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 29.

He said he accidentally stepped on it while he was looking for his carabao in the rice field.

The snake, a Philippine cobra locally known as “ugahipon,” bit him on the foot, leaving his right leg in throbbing pain.

He also sought help from an “albularyo” (folk healer), but he decided to seek medical attention at the same government hospital in Tagbilaran City.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Alicia, Bohol, Local news, snake bites
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.