MRT hero is now a ‘Women of Significance’ awardee

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED December 11, 2017 12:39 pm
Photo from PTV

(Inside Manila) As they say, not all heroes wear capes and fly high in the sky. Some good fellas keep their feet on the ground and ride the train with us—just like Charleanna Jandic who helped the woman who lost her arm in an MRT incident on November 14.


Jandic was one of the women awarded by Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “Women of Significance” award on Saturday, December 9.


Jandic assisted Angeline Fernando after her arm was severed after she felt dizzy and fell on the tracks at the MRT-3 Ayala Station.


Despite praises, the medical intern said that she finds it “weird” to be called a hero. She believes that anybody with a medical background would have also helped Fernando.


Aside from Jandic, Aileen Apostol, a special education teacher from Tacloban; Nadine Casiño, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao; Sol Balbero, Kanlungan sa ER-MA executive director; SPO1 Esnairah Lucman of the Marawi policewomen contingent; filmmaker and screenwriter Baby Nebrida; Nurture Wellness Village founder Catherine Brillantes-Turvill, and former tourism secretary Mina Gabor were bestowed the same award.


DOT Secretary Wanda Teo thanked the said women for their contribution in women empowerment and for the promotion of Filipino values.


Teo also said that this award is given to women who have done something for the society but has not been given due acknowledgement.

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