Coronel at his workstationOn the morning of February 1, an electric post along Tomas Morato, Quezon City that a Meralco technician was working on collapsed while the technician was on top of it, and crushed a passing car as it fell. The technician sustained injuries from the fall, while the car’s passengers were dazed but not hurt, even though their vehicle sustained major damages.
Marnel Coronel was walking to work and witnessed the incident. A PC support engineer under SKY’s IT&T division, Coronel also happens to be a trained member of SKY’s Emergency Response Team; he took it upon himself to quickly respond to the accident and do what he can to help.
As the first responder to the scene, Coronel used his emergency response training to assess the situation, check on the accident victim and provide whatever first aid he can. A few minutes after he stabilized the victim, the barangay responders arrived. Coronel continued attending to the victim with the assistance of the other responders as they prepared the victim for loading into the waiting emergency vehicle.
Afterwards, Coronel continued walking to work and went through his day normally. Had ABS-CBN News not featured his deed on their Twitter account, Coronel’s act of heroism would have gone unnoticed by his officemates.
An internal announcement was then sent out to all of SKY that day to acknowledge Coronel’s deed. Good job, kapamilya, for the heroism you showed in attending to someone in need! (Story/Photo by: Dimpy Jazmines)