3 Grade 11 students ‘possessed’
(The Freeman) - July 19, 2016 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - At least three students in a Cebu City public school allegedly got “possessed” by evil spirits while attending class yesterday morning.

The school’s guidance counselor, however, believed it was just a case of seizure caused by other factors.

The Grade 11 students were in the middle of their class in Tejero National High School when two of them allegedly suddenly began showing signs of possession. It was allegedly the second time for the one student.

Ramon Lyndon Daydora, designated guidance councilor of Tejero National High School said it was the two students who were allegedly possessed, showing hysterical movements and murmuring something, while the other one behaved strangely because of what she witnessed.

“Nag-wild ang students then gitabang siya sa mga classmate and nagsiga iyang mga mata. Bisan unsa nalang ang iyang giyawyaw. Naa siyay giyawyaw nga patyon kon dili mokuyog,” said school guidance counselor Ramon Lyndon Daydora, referring what happened to the two female students.

He said the third one, seeing what was happening to her classmates, also began acting strangely.

Daydora, though, believed it was only a case of seizure brought about by lack of food intake or high level of stress.

The students, he said, looked pale.

“Basin sa kinaon pud na nila ba.  Wala ta kahibalo if unsa na ilang kinaon, basin wala nay nutrients,” he said.

He said the parents of the students were not cooperating when the school decided to supposedly call for help from the Cebu City Health, as they instead immediately brought their children home.

“Gipugngan man mi sa ginikanan nga dili patawagon, basin siguro kay wala silay ikabayad,” he said.

Rico James Villacanos, uncle of one of the students, told The FREEMAN that it was not the first time it happened to her niece. A faculty member said the first incident happened last month.

School librarian Inocenta Dizon, on the other hand, said she was convinced it was a case of possession since the students stiffened and their eyes grew so wide they seemed to pop out of their sockets.

“Diha gyud ko sa panghitabo.  Niingon pa gani to ang usa nga patyon kung dili mokuyog,” Dizon said.

The FREEMAN tried to get the side of the school but the administration opted to keep mum about the incident. The other students, on the other hand, were said they were restricted from giving details about what occurred.

In a separate interview, Department of Education-Cebu City Schools Division Superintendent Bianito Dagatan said he directed already Dr. Theron Aranas of his office’s schools governance and operations division to visit the school and verify the report. (FREEMAN)

 

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