Cancer patient dies of heart attack on a Manila-bound PAL


A Filipino cancer patient who was returning home from a cancer treatment session in the United States died on a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight en route to Manila.

A report filed by PAL in the Manila International Airport Authority said  Daniel Samson, 59, suffered cardio-respiratory arrest on flight PR-103 about an hour and half before the plane made a  stopover in Guam.

Doctor on board

According to the report, a fellow passenger, Purificacion Marquez, a doctor, tried but failed to revive Samson through manual cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and defibrillator gadget.

It was later learned that Samson had stomach cancer and went to the US for treatment. His wife accompanied him in the trip.

Special arrangement

The PAL pilot, Capt. Jessy Bautro, reached a special arrangement with Guamanian authorities allowing Samson’s body to be brought to Manila on the flight.

The flight, which originated from Los Angeles, arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival at the airport, Samson’s body was brought to the ramp clinic to await funeral service arrangements.

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  • DakuAkongUtin

    Sobras excited na makarating sa bayan , lalong bumibilis ang pusong kayumangmang. Dapat matulog muna.

  • Detective_Tox

    Please be aware that most of your food ingredients are imported from a “toxic neighboring country” famous for its toxic food products. The tomato sauce in  spaghetti sauce & canned sardines are imported from that toxic country. This toxic country don’t wash the pesticides on their produce & they don’t care if you die as long as they sell their product cheap. Cooking oil could have been filtered from a dirty used oil and re-used.  Faked soy sauce using salt & human hair to dye it black. Siopao made of card board boxes, at iba pa. The pet food from this country was withdrawn in the stores worldwide because it killed the pets. Please read the label on the country of origin or plant your own small backyard garden. Gardening is very relaxing and a good exercise. The govt. & concerned citizens should implement a strict monitoring & control.

    • F alonso

      Bat dimo pangalanan yang neighbor country mo?Sana dika nalang nagsulat pa.

      • Iggy Ramirez

        That’s China. You can say anything bad about China and it will still be true.

      • Komen To

        Beware that China is slowly conquering the world in all aspects, – from contaminated Maling, contaminated toys, substandard tools and even Asian islands. If you look at their ancient history, their original territory is the area inside their great wall. Outside of it does not belong to them

    • DakuAkongUtin

      Anong binibili mo na ngayon , tetanus toxoid?   Hindi ka na ba kumakain ngayon para kanang katawan ipis ? Ang daga mas mataba pa sa yo kasi kumakain ng leafovers sa basurahan. 
      Pero kumakain ka ng botchang asado at barbeque sang sarap sa paligid sa pamagitan ng lutong kayumangmang, ano? Pati inum ng inum ka ng dinuguan , dugo ng baboy loaded with Ecoli at ibat ibang swine parasites, diba ? Pati tinae ng manok na tawag isaw loaded with e coli , tapeworms at parasites, at salmonellabacter, okey lang sa yo, diba ? At yang kain ng kain mo sa turoturo at kalyeng kainan ay loaded sa ibat ibang bakterya mga yan. Pati plato at kutsara ay walang tamang hugas, poor food handlers pa ang gumagawa ang labas magka hepatitis A< B at C ka, okey lang yan diba ? Ang puntahan mo dyan ay patay bata ka maging kulay dilaw. 
      Baka hindi mo alam yan. Hepatitis a, B and C ranks as no 1 cause of death s Pinas.

    • gagokayonglahat

      Unggoy mo! 

  • Komen To

    There are good doctors and facilities here which can handle cancer, but US has a better reputation. I condole with the family who had to spend extra for the treatment abroad. At least they have given their best for their loved one. RIP

    • gagokayonglahat

      They went in the US to take care of his cancer because he will be sure that he will be admitted there without any cash deposit or whatever payment required by the hospitals and doctors here prior they admit you. 

  • gagokayonglahat

    Sa US pa nagpagamot, ang mahal mahal doon lalo na pag wala kang insurance. Siguro katulad din ito ng mga ibang Pinoy na nagpapagamot sa States tapos di na babayaran yung medical bills. hahahhaa

  • chitetskoy

    saved from cancer, died from heart attack. ouch.

  • ADD

    This is the glaring reason not to buy China-made food, stomach cancer is inevitable.

  • palakasantayo

    Wrong medical advice to the patient. You may receive good treatment abroad but, make sure your heart will take you there and back.

    • Tamarindwalk

       Perhaps PAL should have determined if the patient was fit to fly, too.

  • Tamarindwalk

    A defibrillator is not a “gadget”, it’s a defibrillator.  Perhaps you could explain what it does, that is if you are capable of looking it up!

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