Pinoy nurse helps deliver a healthy baby boy mid-flight
Aileen Cerrudo • July 11, 2019 • 1235
A Facebook post went viral about a Filipino nurse who helped deliver a healthy baby boy in the middle of a flight on Tuesday (July 9).
“Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,” according to Francis Dominic Mendoza, 25 years old.
Francis was on a flight en route to Manila. He was on his way home after working as a nurse in Ireland for a year.
He noticed a commotion after a pregnant woman, 37 weeks in, went into labor. There was no medical doctor on the plane, so they had to improvise medical tools and prepared the first aid kit.
The delivery was successful. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Thailand to makes sure the mother and her son are in a safe condition.
“I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so AMAZING. Nothing more!” according to Francis.—AAC
Before trying to take down Spiderman as the Green Goblin, Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe was at the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor recalled how he marched with thousands of Filipino people who wanted then President Ferdinand Marcos to step down from his office.
Dafoe flew to Manila to work on the film Platoon, for which he was nominated best supporting actor.
“I arrived in the Philippines and my plane was the last plane in because there was a revolution. ‘Sit tight, the movie’s canceled, we’ll get you out when we can.’ So for about three or four days, me and a couple of other people that were there ahead of time were out on the streets with the people.
After the revolution, the movie resumed production and Dafoe, along with the other casts and film crew, returned to the country to shoot the movie.
“It was an incredible feeling because it was a revolution that happened for the most part without violence,” he said.—AAC
This has been a good year for Wish 107.5 as they power through to remain as the number one FM YouTube channel in the country after reaching seven million subscribers on October 28.
It was in March this year when Wish 107.5 reached 5 million subscribers. A few months after, 6 million subscribers was reached and it continued to rise to 7 million.
Wish FM has never stopped to live up to its name as the ‘Gateway to the World’ for local artist as they showcase talents from all around the country through the Wish Bus. This proves that Original Filipino Music (OPM) continues to flourish.
Wish is also known as the ‘Music Station with a Heart’ for their various forms of advocacy, from recognizing talented local artists to providing assistance to their chosen charity.—AAC
Unlike most of the kids his age, Lance Abarquez is not used to playing.
While 12-year-olds like him would run around or play ball, Lance would prefer selling tinapa or smoked fish.
At the tender age of 12, Lance is doing everything he can to succeed in life.
“Hindi po ako sanay maglaro po, iyong nanay ko po kasi mahirap din po (I was never used to playing because my mom was poor),” he said.
Lance started selling when he was eight years old. Similar to some superhero backstory, he never knew his biological parents. Instead, Lance was able to find a home with Soledad Reyes and Eduardo Abarquez.
Unfortunately, his foster mother, Soledad passed away while his father got diagnosed with tuberculosis.
Despite the struggles at an early age, Lance continues to face his everyday life with hope and perseverance—like most superheroes. He wakes up at 6:00 a.m. to study and will go home as late as 9:00 p.m. for selling smoked fish.
His superhero goal? Save up for college and to help his sick father.
Lance said he wanted to give back the love and support he received from his father.
“Masuklian ko siya sa pag-aalaga niya po sa akin dati (I want to repay him for taking care of me),” he said.
Lance recently went viral on social media after a netizen posted his story on Facebook.
Get to know more about Lance’s story on Istorya at 5:00 p.m., Saturday.—AAC
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