A Papua New Guinea politician who had gone for medical check in the Philippines has died. The Member for Goilala district in the Central Province, Daniel Mona, was confirmed dead today while undergoing medical attention in the Philippines. The news of Mr Mona’s passing came as a shock to immediate families, relatives, friends and colleagues back home. Mr Mona, a journ
alist by profession and first-term MP was ill and admitted at the Port Moresby General hospital around October last year. According to his close associates, Mr Mona was diagnosed with malaria symptoms and was admitted at the Port Moresby General hospital. He could not recover and was recommended to seek further medical attention overseas. He was flown to Philippines for further medical help but succumbed to the illness. His body is expected to return to the country this week.