Cop Aklan cop-hero Patrolman Lhar Talaga Source: Facebook

Carlos praises Aklan cop for helping woman give birth

January 30, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 180 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos yesterday commended an Aklan policeman for helping a woman safely deliver her baby last January 27.

“This is a concrete example that every person may have other skills and niches that can be maximized to render service to the public. Patrolman Lhar Talaga is a living testimony to the many wonderful deeds that go beyond the call of duty,” the top cop said.

Talaga, the assistant Police-Community Relations Officer of the Aviaton Security Unit 6 assigned at the Caticlan Airport in Aklan turned out to have quickly responded to an old woman’s call for him to help her granddaughter who was about to give birth in Afga Tangalan, Aklan last Thursday.

The cop, Registered Nurse before he entered the police force, rushed to the woman’s house where he discovered following an internal examination that the latter already had a 9-cm cervical dilation — a sign she is due to deliver her baby.

Talaga wasted no time and helped the woman identified as Rachel Mae Pangsagan normally deliver her child.

Superiors of the nurse-turned-cop said he actively conducts activities aimed at bringing the police much closer to the community and is even known for using his savings and combat pay to help people who are in need.

ANOTHER BABY BORN AT KIANGAN QUARANTINE FACILITY

Another good news from the Kiangan Quarantine Facility was relayed to the Journal Group om Sunday: a COVID-stricken 30-year-old policewoman successfully delivered her baby in the treatment center for police personnel last January 9.

Patrolman Melrose Capones was admitted to the facility last January 6 and was subjected to frequent monitoring by treatment nurses due to her condition, said PNP Health Service director, Brigadier Gen. Antonino R. Cirujales.

Around 11 p.m. last January 8, the policewoman started having labor contractions in her room.

PNP-HS nurses led by Lieutenant Arlene Adriano, also a patient in the same facility, and Staff Sergeants Jende Ravanes and Magnum Dulawan took care of the policewoman.

PNP medical doctors, Lt. Colonels Gary Paredes and Ma. Elijza Tajon later arrived and helped facilitate the successful delivery.

Brig. Gen. Cirujales said Capones was well monitored after delivering a healthy baby boy.

It was the 2nd successful child delivery inside the Kiangan Emergency Treatment Facility.

Last September, two COVID-19 patients assisted a Manila policewoman in giving birth to a healthy baby boy. The boy was later christened with then PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar and his wife Rosalie acting as among the principal sponsors.

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