Maker Of Deadly Laguna Lambanog Surfaces, Surrenders
LAGUNA LAMBANOG – The maker of the Laguna lambanog that led to the deaths of several people in Laguna recently surrendered to authorities.
Rizal town in Laguna recently declared a state of emergency in lieu of the rising deaths due to palm liquor or lambanog.
11 people have been confirmed dead, while 200 others were hospitalized on Sunday.
The victims all bought the said liquor from the same store. Laguna Mayor Vener Muñoz said that the local government suspended the sale of the liquor after the deadly incident.
According to ABS-CBN News, the deadly liquor was identified as “Rey Lambanog”.
The maker of the said liquor, identified as Fred Rey from the neighboring Batangas province, promised to help shoulder the expenses of victims, according to Rizal police chief Capt. Lindley Tibuc.
As per the report, the police did not arrest Rey since his distillery’s operation is legal despite the complaint of negligence that resulted in multiple homicide.
However, the Candelaria police claimed that his product had no permit from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A maker of lambanog for about 40 years, Rey declined interviews prior to the incident.
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