Aside from being “man’s best friend,” the two dogs showed heroism when they died after rescuing two siblings in their burning house in Upper Bicutan, Taguig.
In a report in Unang Balita on Thursday, uploader Rommel Tuyay said that Sakura and Berry rescued their sleeping young owners in the middle of the fire.
The dogs approached and bit the children to wake them up.
Tuyay said they were going down the stairs when the fallen galvanized iron ran over their fur babies.
“Sila po ang gumising sa dalawa kong anak noong kasagsagan ng sunog. Hindi nakaligtas ‘yung mga aso matapos silang mabagsakan [ng] yero. ‘Di na po sila nakalabas,” said Tuyay.
The siblings even tried to rescue the pets, but they could not because of the extreme danger.
The dogs did not make it out of the burning house.
Although sad, the children’s family is very grateful for the sacrifice shown by Sakura and Berry.
“Paalam sa dalawang pinakamamahal kong alaga, hindi bilang hayop, kundi bilang tao ang turing namin sa kanila… Salamat, hinding-hindi ko kayo makakalimutan dahil sa kabayanihang ginawa niyo para sa mga anak ko, wala man kaming naisalbang gamit, naisalba niyo naman ang buhay [ng mga anak ko]. Mahal na mahal namin kayo. Hanggang sa muli ‘Sakura’ at ‘Berry’ nandito kayo sa puso namin,” said Tutay.
For those who want to reach out to the family of Rommel Tuyay, who is struggling to recover from the fire, here is their GCash number: 09951368286.
Cabuyao COVID-19 isolation facility closed because there were no more patients
A central COVID-19 isolation facility in Cabuyao City, Laguna, was temporarily closed because no more patients were brought along with the drop in cases of the disease.
The 80-person capacity LIGTAS COVID Center used to be filled with patients from all over the Calabarzon region and Metro Manila.
According to facility manager Dr. CJ Cofreros, the guards at the LIGTAS COVID Center have been temporarily assigned to vaccination centers.
There are only 20 patients in the regional isolation facility in Calamba City, with a 399-bed capacity.
According to Laguna Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rene Bagamasbad, even the hospitals are loose as well.
There are also only 380 active COVID-19 cases in Laguna, far from the previous more than 10,000 in September.