Police cadet dies during summer training exercise in Cavite

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — A 21-year-old police cadet died during a training program in Silang, Cavite.

According to the official statement issued by the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), Cadet 4th Class Al-Rasheed Pendatun Macadato from Bukidnon collapsed Tuesday afternoon during a run.

Macadato was 10 days into the New Cadet Summer Training Program.

"The PNPA as an institution is saddened upon learning the death of Cadet Macadato," the statement said,

Macadato was rushed to the PNPA Medical Dispensary and eventually to QualiMed Hospital in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Macadato died Wednesday.

The attending physicians ruled out hazing as the cause of death. The PNPA also clarified that the training Macadato no different from previous years. However, given the hot weather, cadets were required to drink 12-14 glasses of water daily.

P/BGen. Jose Malayo, PNPA director, said an there would be an investigation on Macadato's death and assured his family that all assistance would be extended to them.