According to a 24 Oras report, a woman named Regina Sunit gave birth in an abandoned jeepney along Agham Road in Quezon City.
Fireman Ray Anthony Turallo from the Agham Fire Substation was first to respond on Monday morning, August 29, 2016.
The fireman, who also happened to be registered nurse, managed to tend to the baby after she was born inside an abandoned jeep.
Using his medical background, Turallo immediately checked on the condition of the newborn, baby girl who they named Loraine.
“Kinuha ko agad yung baby. Chineck ko kung may difficulty siya, suddenly umiyak which means okay yung respiration niya,” recounted Turallo.
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Knowing that maintaining a good temperature is essential after birth, Turallo swaddled the newborn to keep her warm. “Binalot ko na siya. Yung available na t-shirt ni ma’am tapos humingi pa ako ng isang lampin para mas mainit,” he said. “And then pinatong ko sa kanya bilang first bonding nilang magnanay.”
Not having the necessary tools on hand, Turallo called the Quezon City emergency medical services for help.
“Kami na rin po ang nagputol ng cord tapos ni-wrap na po yung bata, dineretso na po namin sa East Avenue (Medical Center),” Fire Officer 2 Katrina Marie Consolacion of the QCFD told GMA news.
Regina’s live-in partner, Carlito Habalita, revealed that she had been experiencing stomach pains for two days.
“Noong kukuhanin ko na yung pera namin, e yun. Pagbalik namin nanganak na siya,” he told GMA.
In the brief interview, he took the time to thank the fire fighters who came to his partner’s aid.
“Maraming salamat sa kanila dahil tinulungan nila kami… Lagi naman ‘yan silang ready tumutulong, Habalita said.
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