[WATCH] Final farewell: ‘Paalam, Bulacan rescuers’

[WATCH] Final farewell: ‘Paalam, Bulacan rescuers’
The five rescuers who died in Bulacan during the onslaught of Typhoon Karding are honored for their service

MANILA, Philippines – As a way to honor the lives of five Bulacan rescuers who died in the line of duty, Bulacan officials and rescuers from other provinces gathered for a tribute on Friday, September 30.

George Agustin, Troy Justin Agustin, Marby Bartolome, Jerson Resurreccion, and Narciso Calayag Jr. died in San Miguel, Bulacan, when Typhoon Karding (Noru) ravaged Central Luzon on September 25.

The Bulacan government held a memorial service for the five rescuers at the provincial capitol gymnasium. Public viewing also followed.

Aside from assistance for their families from the government and private organizations, the rescuers also received various posthumous awards from the local and national governments. – Rappler.com

Reporter/ Writer: Jairo Bolledo
Production Specialist: Errol Almario
Producer: Jaira Roxas
Supervising Producer: Beth Frondoso