A rookie policeman sacrificed his own life to fulfill the spirit of heroism, a perfect example of a true public servant that must be treasured for years to come.
Due to heavy rains that triggered massive flooding in Bayawan City and neighboring towns in Negros Oriental, PO1 Rodelyn Abueva Gonzaga was among the 72 trainees of PNP-SCOUT Class 40-2013 deployed to conduct search and rescue operations especially in the areas affected by flashfloods and landslides.
In the course of the operations amidst danger, the trainees without fear and hesitation saved the lives of the victims who were trapped inside their homes. Together, they clashed the overflowed Banga River in Bayawan however, PO1 Gonzaga suddenly lost his grip from the rope he was holding after a strong current of waves hit their group. Some of his colleagues made to recover from the splash except him.