CCPO to Award Nursing Student Who Saved Life of Wounded Vendor in Cebu
The kind-hearted nursing student who helped and saved the life of a wound vendor in Cebu is set to receive an award from CCPO.
Last Monday (January 30, 2023), the 54-year-old Bernadeta Zamora suffered serious wounds and injuries after her live-in partner named Edwin Salazar slashed her. The incident happened across a commercial building in Plaridel Street, downtown Cebu City
The suspect immediately flees after committing the crime. The vendor suffered serious wounds and left bleeding. The incident has been caught on the closed-circuit television camera in the area.
Luckily, a second-year nursing student studying at the University of Cebu-Banilad campus identified as Angyl Faith Ababat quickly respond and helped the poor vendor. She was able to stop the bleeding after applying first aid.
Initially, Ababat was hesitant to respond because there are medical students at that time. However, no one responded and she took the initiative to respond.
“But no one responded, and when I saw Nanay that she was about to collapse, I thought to myself, if no one would help, then who will? That was why I immediately responded,” Ababat said.
Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Col. Ireneo Dalogdog announced that they wanted to recognize the nursing student’s initiative to respond in times of emergency without expecting anything in return. He is planning to give her a plaque of appreciation and make her a role model for putting the lives of others first.
“She acted like a good public servant who, in time of trouble, especially when facing someone who was on the verge of death, never thought twice about helping. That’s a Filipino habit that we appreciate because Filipinos are helpful by nature,” Dalogdog said.
Meanwhile, the police authorities were able to locate and arrest the suspect. Salazar will face frustrated murder in relation to Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
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