CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando is now in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency due to overfatigue and dehydration while speaking at an event here as part of Singkaban Festival 2023.
During the event held on Monday at the Bulacan Capitol gymnasium, Fernando suddenly halted and canceled his speech, apparently feeling unwell. He was immediately brought to a hospital.
Fernando was attended to by his cardiologist, Dr. Berwyn Flores, who confirmed on Wednesday that the reason for the governor’s “irregular gestures at the event was exhaustion, overfatigue and dehydration.”
An official statement of the provincial government dated Sept. 13 said, "Sa ngayon po ay kasalukuyang nagpapahinga at maganda na ang kalagayan sa tulong ng Panginoon. Ayon po sa kanyang doktor ay nasobrahan lamang po sa pagod at dehydrated ang ating People's Governor (At present, [the governor] is resting and already in good condition by the grace of God. According to his doctor, our People's Governor was just overfatigued and dehydrated.”
His doctors also advised Fernando to undergo medical workups to ensure his overall good health.
In the past couple of weeks, Fernando had been actively conducting daily relief operations in various locations all throughout the province to ensure the welfare of his constituents affected by a series of typhoons and monsoon rains.
The provincial government's statement said Fernando expressed deep gratitude for the good wishes, prayers and messages of concern from his family, friends, fellow public servants and his constituents.
Flores said the governor, even while resting, is able to carry out his public duties “without disruption” and is expected to come back in full swing after a few days of adequate rest. (PNA)