Woman saved from bridge jump

August 22, 2019

FIVE policemen manning their post at the Marcelo Fernando Bridge in Mandaue City late evening Wednesday saved a woman who was about to jump off the extradosed cable-stayed bridge connecting the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, the Journal Group learned yesterday.

Police Regional Office 7 director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas said that 28-year old Naomi Tumulac, a resident of Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City, was about to jump off the bridge when she was spotted by the policemen.

Immediately, the officers identified as Corporals Greggy Padar, Ernesto Ortiz Jr., Gilbert Labiste and Elson Delostrico and Patrolman Fernando Gabales rushed to save the depressed woman.

“She was about to jump off the bridge when the officers managed to grab and bring her to safety,” said Sinas.

Meanwhile, a woman who abandoned  her 7-month-old baby girl in a vacant lot in Mandaue City in Cebu province last Wednesday has surrendered to the police and will be facing criminal charges, Police Regional Office 7 director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas said.

The 21-year old mother, a native of Pinamungajan, Cebu was accompanied by her employer to the Mandaue City Police Station 4 on Wednesday afternoon feeling remorse for what she had done, said the Central Visayas police director.

Before she surrendered, the woman left her baby girl in a vacant lot along M. Ceniza Street in Maguikay, Mandaue City. The sound of a crying baby attracted the attention of Romeo Navaja, a local resident who was passing in the area around 6:48 a.m. Wednesday.

The man immediately informed patrolling officers about his discovery. The baby girl was taken to the Vicente Sotto Hospital for a medical checkup while her mother will be facing a case for child abandonment.