Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Paano kung ikaw ito?

The title says it all but I made this article to stress (again for the nth time) something that needs repeating again and again because it continues to happen.  I have touched on this issue in a recent post but I would like to focus this article specifically on our fallen comrades in arms.

Having said that, I would like to ask you:  What is wrong in these pictures?













There are several wrongs in these pictures.  The first one is that a policeman is dead and that in itself is a very big wrong.  Somebody has to pay.  But the even bigger wrong is that the comrades of these policemen—the first responders—did not give them the benefit of the doubt of their chances of fighting back against death, or at the very least, the dignity to be grieved upon by their loved ones in the privacy of a hospital or even a morgue.  They were declared dead on the spot by the first responders and instead of calling for an ambulance or bringing the fallen cop to the hospital themselves, the first responders called for the SOCO and the funeral parlor ambulance.  This is ridiculous because only a doctor has the competence to declare someone dead!  Ang isa ay tinakpan pa ng dahon ng saging lang!  Saan naman ang respeto at malasakit dyan mga kapatid?

Have they read the story of Jim Brady?  He was the Press Secretary of Ronald Reagan who was injured during the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, more than 30 years ago!  Half of his brains were blown off yet he survived because the Secret Service brought him to the correct hospital!  And it was 30 years ago.  Ano na kaya ang magagawa ng mga ospital natin ngayon?




Here are pictures of several other people who would have been given up for dead by our PNP first responders:








Regulations actually mandate that first responders should immediately cause the evacuation of injured people to the hospital.  The Rule 18, Section 1, Item b of the PNP POP (2010 Edition) states:



But more than the regulations, when a PNP member is the one injured, this is what I always emphasize:  unless he is headless or decomposing, bring him to a hospital and let the doctors pronounce him dead.  This is because we are accomplishing two things when we do this:  first, were are giving him the benefit of the doubt for his fighting chance and second, even if he turns out to be dead in the first place, at the very least, we had given him the dignity to be grieved upon by his family in a hospital or a private place and not on the streets…

Because again I will ask you:  What if this happens to you?  Would you prefer to be those guys above or this guy below:





PS.  Give me your opposing ideas but please never mind mentioning as argument the need for the SOCO to gather evidence including the body because it is just bull.

8 comments:

  1. Napakagandang article yan, only doctors can pronounce them dead... kaso WALA TAYONG PAGGALANG sa propesyon sa bansa natin.

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    1. baka tulog sa klase yung mga first responders na yan nung ituro ang Rule 18. Dapat siguro eh everyday may review ng mga rules para alam nila gagawin sa anumang sitwasyon.

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    2. kaso andami naman yatang tulog? sunod sunod yan at eto ang isang article ko about sa training: http://pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/2015/07/what-you-do-in-training-you-do-in-battle.html

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  2. napakagandang article nito kabaro. Naalala ko tuloy yong bayaw ko na 9 beses binaril sa loob ng sasakyan niya sa Rodriguez, Rizal. Tanong ko sa tumawag sa akin bakit hnd dinala sa ospital? Ang sabi e hnd n raw kc sinabi n daw ng mga rumespondeng kabaro ntin na patay na. Lalo akong naiyak dahil naisip ko pano kung na-revive sa ospital? e d sana buhay pa hanggang ngayon at masaya kasama ang pamilya. Sana mabago ang ganyang isip ng mga kapwa nating pulis dahil hnd tyo doctor pra magdeklarang patay ang isang tao.

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    1. sana mabasa ng ibang mga kasama natin. pakishare na lang. salamat sa visit!

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  3. I think most cops know the procedure pero ayaw na lang dalhin sa hospital dahil sa katamaran. Pag mukhang patay na, they will just pressume na ganun na nga and would not bother to bring an injured to the hospital. There are also many cases na walang patrol car or sira and the first responders wont volunteer their personal cars or dont atleast have the initiative to ask help from LGU or private individuals. It boils down to laziness and lack of concern or conscience.

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    1. wow you hit the nail in the head when you said "katamaran." sana huwag mangyari sa kanila at "tamarin" din ang mga first responders!

      pakishare para mas marami ang makabasa at maliwanagan!

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