MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide cash assistance to the family of the Grade 5 student in Antipolo City who suffered a fatal brain injury after a teacher allegedly hit him and pulled his hair .
DSWD spokesperson Rommel Lopez said Tuesday that the 14-year-old student’s family will receive a “minimum” of P10,000 in financial assistance for medical bills and funeral assistance.
“We will work closely with the authorities and relevant agencies to ensure the well-being of the relatives,” Lopez said in a statement.
On September 20, the unidentified teacher allegedly pulled the male student’s collar and hair and then punched him, the victim’s mother said.
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Following this, the student complained of dizziness, headache and vomiting, prompting them to rush him to the hospital on September 26.
The student fell into a coma and eventually died on October 2, with the doctor also discovering internal bleeding in the brain.