The five-year-old daughter of a retired Marine captain died of a monkey bite last Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in General Santos City. Devine Orate, daughter of ex-Marine Captain Orate residing in purok Robert, barangay Labangal, died after more than a week of confinement.
The child was bitten by a monkey owned by neighbor Miriam de Juan last November 25. She was immediately brought to the hospital where she was treated for more than a week.
She died on December 6.
The child’s father said he wants de Juan to be held responsible for the death of his child.
De Juan, however, has disappeared after learning of the victim’s death. A case is now being readied against the monkey’s owner.