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Duterte to shoulder funeral cost of infant who died of biliary atresia

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoulder the funeral expenses of an 11-month-old baby who died from the complications of biliary atresia in India, his former aide and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said.

Biliary atresia is a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that affects infants.

Go said Duterte was present during the arrival of the remains of Eren Crisologo in Davao Sunday.

“Ang bata is 11 month old na may bilary atresia na anak ng isang sundalo. Inilapit ng tatay sa amin ni PRRD. Ipinadala namin sa India para i-transplant pero nasawi dahil sa komplikasyon. Sasagutin ng Pangulo lahat ng gastos pati pagpapalibing sa bata,” he added.

According to Go, he and the President have sent several other children with biliary atresia to India for treatment.

“May mga bata na kaming naipadala sa India isa from Taguig naging successful ang operation, may isa nandun pa. Lahat ng batang may malalang sakit at kumplikado lumapit pamg sa Pangulo lalo anak ng sundalo, turulungan namin,” he said.

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