A man was bitten by a rat inside an SM Cinema in Iloilo according to some reports. The incident happened inside Cinema 5 of SM City in Iloilo at around 6 pm on June 5.
The Iloilo Metropolitan Times shared the whole incident on their Facebook page.
At around 8:16, SM Cinema then released a statement.
“An incident occurred inside our theater in Iloilo City involving a male customer. Our Emergency Response Team was immediately on site and took the customer to the nearby hospital. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.”
A witness said that the cinema was dark as usual. The victim then tried to sit down not seeing that there was a rat on the chair. The rat bit the man’s hand.
The witness then said that he heard the victim yell, and the rat squealing.
A photo showed that the victim had some minor bleeding on his left middle finger, and the rat unconscious, probably dead.
props to @IMAX_SMCinema for a one-of-kind theatre experience. Just as the trailer for Dumbo was showing, specifically when the rats were shown on screen, an actual rat passed by in front of us. Better than 4D cinema, 10 out of 10 would recommend. Can u believe????? pic.twitter.com/wkeEWrPCVY
— Out of Context Pola (@HaveYouMetPola) March 17, 2019
May mga daga sa SM CITY ILOILO CINEMA. A young boy was bit on his finger just earlier…. this thing is all over fb now, well my fb… but… DAGA, RATS, PESTS.
— Mayzi L-Y. (@mayziisawesome) June 5, 2019
Snacktime products are the favorite food of the rats inside SM Cinema. Look a viewer was bitten by a rat inside their cinema. Corporate greed. #BoycottSMCinema 📸 credit to Kenjie Jalagpas pic.twitter.com/fy3AchbA99
— Perry Escaño (@perryescano) June 6, 2019
I was at cinema 6 watching Us the movie at sm city and there were hella rats squeaking and scurrying around me it was not enjoyable
— 🤧 SNEEZY AL (@aleesaaah) June 7, 2019
Saw in the news that a guy got bitten by a rat inside SM Cinema in Iloilo. OMG. That plus the food fiasco? @[email protected]
— ariane astorga (@arianeastorga) June 7, 2019
It’s something that could be straight out of your worst nightmare: rats can make their way into your bathroom by swimming up your toilet.
How is that even possible?
Unbeknownst to many, these common house pests are excellent swimmers and have flexible bodies to get in and around pipes—very much like the ones in your toilet. In fact, they can hold their breath for up to three minutes and tread water for up to three days. Even Michael Phelps can’t beat these rodents at that.
Their sharp claws enable them to scale almost any vertical surface with ease, making it easy for them to sneak up a sewer pipe. Navigating your home’s pipes is also possible since a rat’s ribs is hinged at the spine. This allows them to squeeze their bodies into the smallest of gaps.
In case you’re wondering why rats have the urge to make a surprise appearance in your toilet bowl, that’s because a large amount of food is being flushed down a toilet. Also, human feces contains undigested food which rats can consume in a process known as coprophagy.
Netizen Wilj Lau posted a video on May 1 to his Facebook timeline featuring a rat perched on one of the plants in Vikings, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
According to witnesses, his family, along with other guests, was surprised to see a rat fall from the ceiling of the popular eat-all-you-can buffet restaurant and scamper to one of the potted plants.
The video was posted with a call out to Viking’s management, demanding an explanation as to how the incident could have happened. Vikings has yet to release a statement regarding the issue.
The incident, should it be proven, will be an apparent violation to Republic Act No. 10611, otherwise known as the Food Safety Act of 2013, which aims to strengthen the food safety regulatory system in the country by protecting the public from food-borne and water-borne illnesses and unsanitary, unwholesome, misbranded or adulterated foods.