By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Police officers in Lanao Del Norte have been earning praises in the social media after they helped a woman safely deliver her baby inside a restroom in the municipality of Kauswagan on September 11, 2021.
The pregnant woman was about to go to the rural health unit in Kauswagan when she stopped by a restroom beside the Kauswagan Municipal Police Station. Little did she know, she would give birth inside the restroom.
She was still able to ask for assistance from the personnel from the police station, prompting the police officers, Police Corporal Arturo Quitoras and Patrolwoman Clare Aboc, to help her.
The police officers also informed the nurses from the municipal health unit about the incident. The woman and her baby were given further medical assistance.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar praised the police officers for immediately responding to the situation.
“Marami na ang napabalita na mga pulis na tumutulong sa pagpapaanak sa mga buntis. Nakakataba ng puso na patuloy pa itong ginagawa ng iba pa nating kapulisan upang makapagbigay ng tulong sa mga babaeng nangangailangan,” Eleazar said. (ai/mtvn)