2 Dutch nationals die in separate incidents in Mandaue, Angeles
CEBU CITY, Philippines—A Dutch national died around 6 p.m. on Thursday due to a still unknown cause in his bedroom inside his rented apartment in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City.
Senior Inspector Wilson Abot, chief of Basak police station, identified the foreigner as Hendricus Andrianus, 44, and divorced.
Only house helper Jumar Icot was present when Andrianus died, according to the police report.
Icot told the police that at 6:20 p.m., he saw Andrianus, who was inside his room, grimacing. But Andrianus had no pulse when he checked, he added.
Icot told the police that Andrianus has been drinking since his Filipina girlfriend allegedly left him early this year.
About half an hour before Andrianus died, he was reportedly feeling chest pain, the police said.
Instead of taking medicine, Andrianus drank a canned soft drink.
Police found no signs of foul play. When they checked the rented house of Andrianus, the Scene of Crime Operatives team did not notice any disarray or struggle inside his room.
The police have requested the regional police crime laboratory to conduct an autopsy on Andrianus to determine the cause of his death.
In Angeles City, a Dutch was found dead on Wednesday at the garage of the house he was renting in Balibago village, police said.
The body of Johannes Franciseus Maria Noordhuizen, 65, was found by his maid seated on a chair at the garage of his house on Surla Street at around 11:45 p.m.
The maid sought police help after she noticed that Noordhuizen was not breathing. Police ruled out foul play in Noordhuizen’s death. Chito Aragon, Inquirer Visayas; and Jun Malig, Inquirer Central Luzon