- A Pinay OFW in Beirut experienced how the blast was akin to that of a tsunami
- Instead of thinking of her own safety, she prioritized the safety of the children under her care
- She recounted how she shielded the two kids, whom she was feeding at the time of the incident, from broken glass
- The Pinay was already full of blood, but admitted that she did not feel anything at that precise time but saw how bloodied she already was
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A Pinay OFW, Sulit Salvador, earned praises after she bravely sacrificed her own safety in order to save the two children whom she was taking care of.
In GMA's report, the Pinay was feeding the two children when the explosion happened.
She then covered the kids, used her body as a human shield, and was stricken by the glass.
She got bloodied with wounds all over, but she did not feel the pain much because her only concern was the safety of the children.
"Pinapakain ko po 'yung dalawang alaga ko. Nu'ng sinusubuan ko 'yung dalawang alaga ko tatayo sana ako't sisilipin ko kasi may narinig akong biglang pagsabog, bigla na lang nagtalsikan 'yung mga bubog."
"Yung sliding door namin na salamin pabagsak sa amin ng alaga ko kaya sinalo kong gano'n kasi tatamaan 'yung alaga ko. Kaya sa akin lahat. 'Yung kamay ko nabiyak tapos tinamaan ng pintuan. Kung hindi ko (naitulak) 'yung dalawang alaga ko baka patay," said the Pinay OFW.
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OFWs in other countries are confronted with uncertainties daily, including those concerning their safety. Aside from Filipinos working in a domestic capacity, there are other OFWs in foreign countries working as frontliners.
The blast in Beirut somehow shocked the world. In the Philippines, just this year, Taguig City Hall was also shaken after it received a bomb threat.
An explosion always poses a danger to the community. With the recent incident in Lebanon, it may give other countries a chance to look into the regulation of storing chemicals in warehouses.
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