POLICE Corporal Aimarie Boadilla Chumacog, a Baguio cop assigned at the Camdas Police Station, keeps a steady supply of her breastmilk inside a refrigerator.
The 27-year-old police officer from Guisad barangay is still on maternity leave and nursing her infant..
Someone approached her about an infant with a rare case of liver cancer whose mother cannot nurse her.
Aimarie began giving her milk. She also started buying blue breast milk pouches where she collected her milk and stored them in her refrigerator.
Later, she started giving them to other mothers who were unable to nurse their own babies.
The Baguio City Police Office Station 2 in Camdas barangay wrote about Aimarie on their FB page a few days ago and this caught the eye of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar who gave her a commendation.
“Ang kagaya ni PCpl Boadilla ang nagpapatunay na likas sa mga pulis, lalo na sa mga personnel natin na nanay rin, ang pagkakaroon ng malasakit sa kapwa, lalo na sa mga bata (It’s those like Boadilla who prove that the police, especially the mothers in our personnel, have an inherent compassion, especially to children),” said PGen Eleazar.
“Ipinakita ni PCpl Boadilla na ang kagaya niya na isang nanay na pulis ay hindi makasarili at handang tumugon sa pangangailan ng kanyang kapwa (Boadilla showed us that those police officers who are mothers are selfless and ready to answer the needs of others),” he added.
“Ipakita natin sa publiko na handang tumulong ang kapulisan sa kahit anong paraan (We should show to the public that the police are willing to help in any way),” PGen Eleazar said.
This was also shown last June 12 by the Natonin municipal police in Mountain Province when they carried a pregnant woman from their remote village to the Anastacia Rafael Sage Memorial Hospital in Poblacion.
The police carried her using the “ambulansiya de paa” or the “cradle swinging ambulance” for hours until they reached the hospital.
The baby was successfully delivered last June 23 at the hospital. – Frank Cimatu