Six of them were confined.
Nancy Divinagracia, administrative aide of the municipality, told Sun.Star Cebu that the students arrived at the hospital at 10 a.m. yesterday.
Divinagracia said the students started complaining of the symptoms at home.
The ones confined in the hospital are grade 3 and grade 4 students.
Students who were advised to go home were given medications.
Dr. Eric Gerozaga, of Badian District Hospital, said contaminated water might be the cause of the illness.
Rudy Celestial, rural health inspector in Badian, will be at the Integrated Provincial Health Office today to have samples of the water examined.
Divinagracia said the situation was immediately controlled, with Badian Mayor Robburt Librando leading the efforts.
She said Librando and Tubod Barangay Captain Luisito Bitangga fetched three students from their houses to take them to the hospital.
But the parents were hesitant due to financial reasons besides the fact that the barangay is eight kms. away from the town proper where the hospital is.
The three are included in the six students that were confined.
Librando said he is grateful for the assistance the barangay received.
Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, third district), said in a text message that medical assistance is being given to the patients.
Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, through Dr. Cristina Gianggo, provincial health officer, sent the Provincial Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (PESU) team to assist the patients.
Rep. Pablo Garcia (Cebu, second district) also sent medicines to the victims.
Barangay Tubod is being provided with gallons of mineral water from the municipality while its water is examined.(FMG)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 07, 2012.