Thousands of people die each year due to drowning accidents – and there were reports of strong swimmers also dying in the water due to failed rescue attempts on those who are drowning or because they were battered by the waves and taken by a riptide to deeper, more dangerous parts of the sea with no hope of getting back to shore without assistance.
At a beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a dramatic rescue was caught on camera.
It was easy to see on the video that the waves were strong and big that day. At a distance, several swimmers could be seen struggling to keep themselves afloat and were waving for help.
Immediately, a lifeguard swims towards the group bringing a floatation device. Two more lifeguards rushed to help the struggling swimmers but the waves were too strong for them to make quick progress.
Soon enough, they were able to reach the group and help them back to shore but the going was slow. Even with three lifeguards assisting the group, it was soon clear that they are still struggling to bring the people to shore.
Seeing this, several beachgoers rushed to help the lifeguards save the group. They formed a human chain to ensure that no more people will get drowned by the huge waves.
Indeed, it was a heartwarming moment that proves us there is still hope in humanity – and that we still live in a world where people can care for strangers enough to risk their own lives to help them out.
Watch the heart-stopping moment in this video:
What is a Lifeguard?
A lifeguard is a person, male or female, who is trained to rescue people from drowning in water facilities like a swimming pool, river, water park, or beach.
Lifeguards are also trained to provide first aid, including CPR to revive drowned victims.
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Netizen Shares Creepy Experience as ‘Ghost’ Rides Grab Taxi
Do you believe in ghosts? While many of us no longer believe in ghosts, saying that those are just products of someone’s vivid imagination, there are also things that are difficult to explain — and some can even be detected by the lens of a modern camera! Wow.
Pilipino Star shares the creepy experience of netizen Sam Andrew Lee when a ‘ghost’ rides the Grab taxi he got.
The post has since gone viral — and for good reason.
According to Lee, he was just heading to Oasis and had hailed the Grab car at exactly 12 midnight last June 11 when he noticed that there was another passenger inside the vehicle when he got inside.
A few minutes into the ride, after checking that the other passenger was still sitting at the third row, he asked the driver why he was sharing the ride with another passenger when he didn’t actually choose GrabShare but a GrabCar!
Much to his surprise and fear, the driver was actually surprised with his question and told him there was no other passenger in the car, only him. When Lee turned around, the other passenger was gone!
That was the first hint that the other passenger was a ghost or some lost soul; however, minutes into the ride, the other ‘passenger’ appeared at the back row again! While he did feel a bit scared now and could feel the ghost’s strong presence at the back, Lee was actually brave enough to take a selfie and really wished the ghost would manifest itself in the picture.
When he finally took the photo, the entity could be clearly seen in the background; though it was grey and was looking rather grim.
That’s rather scary, right? Lee showed the photo to the driver who got really scared at this point, admonishing him for showing him the photo and telling him he should probably get off near the driver’s house, then the driver will just find another GrabCar for him — but Lee was too scared as well to agree to that. Oooops.
Daughter of ‘Basurero’ Graduates from College, Inspires Netizens
How much does a ‘basurero’ (garbage collector) earn from his job?
For 51-year-old Tatay Cristito Quimado, it is actually around Php500 per day – and he uses this money wisely to send his five kids to school! Last April, one of them graduated from college, and this superb dad could not help but cry over their collective success.
In a feature video on GMA Public Affairs’ #DigiDokyu, Tatay Cristito cried as he admitted that he tries his best to send his children to school because in his poverty, education is the only thing that he could ever give them as a form of inheritance.
“Alas-tres pa lang ng umaga, namamasura na ang 51-anyos na si Tatay Cristito. Mahigit dalawang dekada na niya itong ginagawa hanggang sa nito lang Abril, napagtapos na niya ang anak sa kolehiyo! Maantig sa kanyang kuwento ng pagsusumikap at sakripisyo sa video na ito!” the video was captioned.
Poor as he might be, Tatay Cristito was proud that he was able to send his daughter, Jenny Rose Quimado, to college.
But Jenny Rose’s graduation isn’t the end of Tatay Cristito’s financial challenges as a dad because he still has to send the rest of his children to college as well.
“Sa awa ng Diyos, isa na ang napatapos ko. Apat pa. Hanggang malakas ako, pipilitin kong makatapos sila. Iyong pag-aaral nila, hindi ko pinababayaan kasi iyon lang ang ano [maibibigay] ko sa kanila, makatapos sila,” he added.
“Mahirap kasi marami akong anak, e. Pero kahit mahirap kinakaya ko. Minsan nga, wala kaming makain, e.”
Tatay Cristito admits to having mixed emotions every time he hears someone ask his children what their father did for a living; however, his children are always proud of his job!
“Pag tinatanong, ‘Ano’ng trabaho ng tatay mo?’ (Ang isasagot niya ay,) ‘Basurero.’ Hindi siya nahihiya,” he said.
Indeed, Jenny Rose is proud of her father.
“Proud ako kasi napagtapos niya ako sa pagbabasura niya and alam kong mapapagtapos niya rin ang mga kapatid ko,” she said.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Diyos kasi siya iyong naging tatay ko. Kasi hindi naman po masama iyong trabaho niya at marangal po siya, kahit maliit po iyong kinikita niya, at least, wala po siyang ginagawang masama.”
Watch their story here:
Alleged ‘Tanim Bala’ Investigation Results Released, Bullet Found in Bag Still Wrapped in Plastic
This week, netizens were angered by the recent ‘tanim bala’ incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), especially because such incidents were often linked to the previous administration, that of Ninoy Aquino’s son, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Even before President Rodrigo Duterte took office, he vowed to make the ‘tanim bala’ perpetrators eat the bullets they ‘planted’ in the passengers’ luggage!
After this warning, the incidents of bullets found inside passengers’ luggage has certainly gone down and if there were any found, these no longer resulted in the passengers missing their flight because they were no longer detained. Instead, they were just asked to sign a logbook and ‘surrender’ the bullet found in their luggage; then, they were allowed to go.
But the recent incident with Kristine Bumanglag-Moran last June 15 seemed to show that the ‘tanim bala’ modus operandi was far from over! This has angered netizens who called for the Malacañang Palace to look into the matter.
A lot of netizens expressed excitement over the issue, saying they are expecting to see a video of someone or some people from NAIA who will be eating a bullet.
SAP Bong Go issued a marching order for the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to quickly investigate the matter.
Today, MIAA and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) released a joint statement, announcing the release of the investigation results.
Based on the investigation, it was revealed that Bumanglag-Moran, her mother, and her daughter passed without questions through the initial security screening at Gate 2. But her brown bag was searched after the x-ray operator saw what looked like ammunition inside.
The statement stressed out that at this point, the bag was still wrapped in plastic.
A baggage inspector and a police personnel were asked to assist the operator in inspecting the bag. Pictures were also taken for evidence and documentation. A screening personnel also took a video.
After Bumanglag-Moran took the plastic wrapper, the bullet was later found inside the bag. It was live ammunition for caliber 9mm.
Although they were assured that they are free to go after signing the logbook, Bumanglag-Moran created a scene which she also admitted in her Facebook post.
“The DOTr-MIAA firmly maintains that there was no irregularity on the actions of screening personnel, who simply strictly followed standard operating procedures,” the statement read.
They also added that background research showed that Bumanglag-Moran’s father is a retired Marine while his brother is in the Philippine National Police (PNP); however, the statement did not expound on this connection.
“We ask the public to refrain from making assumptions as investigations are being conducted. Let us also bear in mind that there are airport personnel —- hard working Filipino workers like the rest of us —- whose livelihood, name, and dignity are put to question because of unfair allegations,” the statement ended.
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