Mother dies after rescuing drowning child in Ilocos Sur

On Wednesday afternoon, a 33-year-old mother died after she rescued her 10-year-old son from drowning in Salcedo town in Ilocos Sur.

According to Salcedo Municipal Police Station chief Police Lt. Marc Corpuz, the mother was bathing with her son and nephew in Buaya River in Brgy. Poblacion Sur when she noticed that her son was drowning, so she hurriedly went to save him.

The mother pulled her son to the side of the river, but the victim was unable to save herself because of the depth of the water, which was approximately 10 feet.

The mother did not know how to swim.

“Noong napansin ng mga bata na hindi umaangat ang nanay ay humiyaw na po sila hanggang may nakapansin at ikwinento ng mga bata ang nangyari,” said Corpuz.

Rescuers even tried to revive the victim, but when they could not see any vital signs, they rushed her to the hospital, where she was declared on arrival.

Residents have been banned from going to the part of the river where the incident occurred.


Nine colleges, universities in Cebu City, can now hold

The city’s Emergency Operations Center has already been allowed nine colleges and universities in Cebu City to conduct limited for some of the courses it offers, the mayor said Friday.

The schools allowed to open are:

  • Cebu Normal University (Nursing)
  • Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine (School of Medicine)
  • School of Midwifery
  • St. Paul College (Nursing and Midwifery)
  • SWU-Phinma (Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy)
  • University of Cebu – Banilad Campus (Nursing, Medical Technology, Midwifery)
  • University of Cebu – METC (Nautical and Maritime Engineering)
  • University of San Carlos Talamban Campus (Nursing)
  • Velez College (Physical Therapy)

“ ’Yung palaging ’yung sinasabi ko ’yung ‘WUHAN’, dapat hindi kinakalimutan ’yon — wash your hands, use your face mask, have your temperature checked, avoid crowded places, never touch your face, mouth, eyes, nose I-commit to memory ‘yan,” said Mayor Michael Rama.

“Kasama ’yan, kasi ’yung lahat ng mga teachers naman fully bakunado. ’Yung mga non-teaching, fully bakunado. Dapat na lang we see to it kasi ’yung mga coverage naman ng [12 to 17] hindi pa natatapos natin. Pero pataas, we already have a substantial number of students that has already been vaccinated,” he added.

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