According to PNP Director for Police-Community Relations, Director Lina C. Sarmiento, the PNP chief is seeing to it that policemen involved in the SAR operations will be given the proper medical attention noting the dozens of police personnel who have become sick or were injured in the SAR operations.
After wading thru knee-deep floodwaters in Catmon, Malabon the other day, Sarmiento
, the PNP's
first 2-star female general, said she
noticed the presence of some policemen who have been wounded trying to rescue residents who are in grave danger of drowning in the city.
"I saw one police captain whose sole was punctured by a nail.
There were many too who suffered from deep lacerations in their feet and legs while rescuing residents," she
said the police rescuers prefer to wear their blue shirts and shorts to make it much easier for them to move thru the floodwaters.
"But unknown to many, everybody faces grave danger when moving thru deep floodwaters.
There is always the possibility that you may fall into an open manhole, hit a sharp stick, a nail or a scrap metal or any unseen object, or worst, even bitten by a snake," Sarmiento