In times of killings and chaos, it is very rare to see a pearl amongst the rubbish.
A heartwarming video was recently shared on Facebook by a journalist named Josephine Jaron Codilla, who is currently at the Marawi crisis area. Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, from dead bodies to fallen heroes, airstrikes and casualties, this one is different from the rest because it promotes life, love, and caring.
The video shows a soldier performing initial emergency medical management on a two-month old baby who was trapped for 13 days, along with 37 others, at the house of a Marawi prosecutor who offered them shelter when the Marawi crisis broke out on May 23, 2017.
Soldiers, as we know, are tough and with a ‘macho’ image. When we see them on tv and movies meticulously cleaning their rifle which they seemingly treat like their own wife, we sometimes forget that they are people, too. Some of them are fathers back in their homes, and that exact care just came out naturally from this anonymous soldier.
This story reminds us that heroism comes in various acts. Sometimes, you don’t have to kill, or die; you just simply have to be human.
Salute to all troops out there, and also to live-action journalists who are risking their lives to share the stories from different angles of the issue.
Facebook post of Josephine Jaron Codilla:
Watch the video:
This is such a heartwarming scene of a soldier performing initial emergency medical management on a two-month old baby who was trapped for 13 days, along with 37 others, at the house of a Marawi prosecutor who offered them shelter when the Marawi crisis broke out on May 23, 2017.The 42 teachers and staff of Dansalan College Foundation Inc. (DCFI 42), although only 38 by account of LRC personnel, were received/rescued by a composite team of the Joint Special Operations Unit 2 (JSOU2) composed of Light Reaction Companies,14th Scout Ranger Company, 1st Mechanized Battalion, RPSB 10, Special Action Force and CMO Battalion. Among those rescued in the group of Loloy Dando was this two-month old baby as well as Mrs. Pearl Apilan who was celebrating her birthday that day. I stand corrected in my earlier statement attributing it to the Marines who actually apprehended 16 suspected Maute members who swam across a river. In my postings, I usually include the names of units who have done the efforts which, in a way, boosts their and their families' morale. ?
Posted by Josephine Jaron Codilla on Sunday, June 4, 2017