NORTH COTABATO - Thirty students from Perez National High School in Kidapawan City were rushed to a hospital after falling ill on Thursday morning.
According to head of the school, Christine Geonzon, the students may have fallen ill after inhaling insecticide mist that was sprayed near the school.
"Ininda nila yung sakit ng ulo, sakit ng tiyan, pagsusuka, at iyung iba hinimatay na. Nagkansela agad kami ng klase kasi may mga teacher na rin sumakit ang ulo," said Geonzon.
Grade 9 student Jayca Balnaja said she was about to enter their classroom when they noticed a foul odor.
"Nakaamoy kami ng masangsang na amoy. Amoy medisina," said Balnaja.
Renato Mollianida admitted that he was the one who sprayed the insecticide . He bought it in a agrivet store together with a herbicide.
Mollianado sprayed the insecticide and herbicide all over their house.
"Nag-spray kami kasi maraming kuto ng aso at sa manok kaya napilitan kami mag-spray kasi umabot na dito sa bahay namin," Mollianado said.
Authorities are now investigating the incident.