- A police officer earned the praises of netizens after she stopped to breastfeed a 5-month old baby she found crying loudly
- Lt. Jean Aguada said she was walking on her way to work when she heard the plaintive wail of a small child
- Upon inspection, she found a small dwelling where the cries were coming from, and to her surprise, she found a small baby alone and looking very uncomfortable
- Without any degree of hesitancy, she immediately cradled the baby and started to breastfeed it
Lt. Jean Aguada earned the praises of netizens after the police officer stopped to comfort and breastfeed a little baby she found crying very loudly.
According to the police officer, she was walking on her way to their clean-up drive and feeding program in Quezon City when she heard plaintive wailing from somewhere.
Aguada, upon closer inspection, found a small dwelling where the sounds were coming from.
She found a small baby, no more than several months old by her estimate, looking hungry and uncomfortable.
“His hands were clenched, probably because he was hungry and he had no clothes. He was just wearing a diaper,” Aguada said.
Being a new mother herself and having some milk in her breast, the police officer decided to breastfeed and comfort the baby, which went on for around half an hour until the baby’s parents returned.
“I guess I had a mother's instinct because as a mom, you will really feel that he needed help and I saw that his diaper was also full of dirt. I transferred my love from my own child. I thought of the child because it’s like it was my baby that I saw,” the police officer revealed.
She then reminded the parents that children, especially babies, shouldn’t be left all by themselves.
When PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar learned of Aguada’s good deed, he commended her quick action.
“We saw that in any situation, the police are ready to serve. I salute you,” Gen. Eleazar said.
PNP officers and personnel, while always the subject of bashing because of the actions of some of their members, are always on hand to extend service even beyond the call of duty. There have been many instances where the assistance of such police officers and personnel was no longer part of their job description. Last year, a police officer assigned in Pasay City was on her way to work when she noticed a pregnant woman who was in labor outside the swabbing center. Perceiving the life-threatening situation that the mother is in and being a former nurse herself, the police officer immediately helped deliver successfully the mother’s infant.
As far as services are concerned, there appears to be no limit to what PNP officers and personnel can do. At times, it can be humorous even in life and death situations. Take for instance the request of one civilian who was trapped in one of the fast-food restaurants during the Commonwealth shootout made a request to one of the police officers. It was not a request to let them go but a request for the police officer to secure her donut. She even directed the officer where her donut was and the officer also obliged. Other civilians immediately followed suit in requesting for their belongings until it came to a point when the police could no longer grant their requests as the situation was already tense.
Certain groups of people have also branded the Philippine National Police as administration lackeys. However, it disproved this notion when it gave its statement on the call of a certain group of supporters of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte. PNP spokesperson. Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac was the one who gave the statement on the stand of the PNP. The announcement came after PNP Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa received an invitation to attend the meeting that pushes for the establishment of a revolutionary government. The PNP said that it will remain true and loyal to the country's Constitution.
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