The Colegio San Agustin Makati on Monday said it was mourning the death of one of its students who passed away while participating in a football varsity game outside the school premises.
"It is with deep sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of one of our student-athletes last Sunday, March 26, 2023.The student was participating in a football varsity game outside the school when he collapsed. He was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital, but could not be revived,” CSA- Makati said in a statement issued March 27, 2023.
The school said the cause of death remains “unclear” and that the hospital needed to “conduct further examinations.”
“The school is closely coordinating with the family and the hospital personnel for more details, and for any assistance which the school may provide,” it added.
CSA-Makati also urged the community to pray for the student's family and reminded its learners who may need support that guidance counselors and the Wellness Office are available to provide mental health help.
"If your child is struggling, please do not hesitate to use our communication chanels to coordinate with us."
Unverified news of a student's passing had been circulating in chat groups last weekend.
Colegio San Agustin Makati is a private school located at Dasmarinas, Makati that accepts students from Nursery to Senior High School.
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