Charleanne Jandic, the medical intern who rescued an MRT passenger, received a Kabayan Bayani Award on Monday, November 20, from the Kabayan Partylist Group.
Jandic was not really into recognition but Kabayan Representative Ron Salo encouraged her to receive the award for her act of heroism.
Jandic together with PO2 Danilo Agustin of the Eastern Police District are among the first recipients of this award.
These two were among the firsts to respond and give Angeline Fernando immediate aid; the 24-year old girl who fell on the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) where her right arm got severed.
It is because of their volunteerism and decisiveness that made it possible for Angeline to have a successful reattachment of her severed arm at the Makati Medical Center.
Jandic immediately looked for the detached arm and requested it to be placed inside an icebox to raise the possibility of a reattachment.
Aside from the plaque of commendation, she also received a cash incentive. In the plaque is written, “Sa kanyang ipinamalas na kabutihan at pagmamalasakit sa kapwa. Ang kanyang pagtulong sa kapwang nangangailangan nawa ay maging inspirasyon sa bawat Pilipino”.
Jandic’s response to those people who commended her was very simple.
She said that as a physician-in-training she was just doing what she knows and what needs to be done that time. She also felt fulfilled upon learning that the victim’s arm was successfully attached.
Jandic’s heroism motivates Kabayan Rep. Salo of Kabayan party list to rename his proposed law, the Emergency Medical Services System Bill to “Charlie Jandic Law”. The proposed law will mandate the installation of permanent emergency responders in each city in the country.
May Jandic inspire us to do acts of heroism every day and everywhere we go.
Watch her in this video shared by GMA News via YouTube: