Girl attempts to jump off mall railing, gets rescued

By Apple Ta-as, Jhunnex Napallacan |March 21,2016 - 10:55 PM

A safety officer of Ayala Center Cebu approaches a girl who attempted to jump off railing on the third floor of the mall. (Video grab from Youtube)

A15-year-old girl who attempted to jump from the third floor of the Ayala Center Cebu at past 11 a.m. yesterday was rescued by the mall’s safety officers.

In a 16-second video uploaded by a certain The Morefield on YouTube, a video sharing site, the girl who was wearing a t-shirt and shorts, was seen walking on the edge of one of the steel railings on the third floor of the mall, causing panic among the mallgoers.

Luckily, one of the safety officers was able to rescue the girl.

Lawyer Jeanette Japzon, Cebu Holdings Inc. corporate communications manager, named the safety officers as Dommar Guera, Grace Cambo, Edmar Bulawin, Edwin Jimenez.

In a text message to Cebu Daily News, Japzon said it was Guera who was quick to grab the girl and pinned her down on the floor. Then two other safety officers came to help subdue the girl.

On the first few seconds of the video, Guera approached the girl and immediately grabbed her despite the latter’s resistance.

Japzon told CDN that they are withholding the name of the victim since she is a minor. She said they are not in the position to disclose further information about the incident, and as to why she attempted to jump.

The girl was brought inside the mall’s medics office  where she was attended to.

The mall management also gave her lunch as she waited for her guardian to fetch her.

Suicide in Ginatilan

Meanwhile in Ginatilan town, southwest Cebu, a 45-year-old man committed suicide after his grandmother refused to give him P5 to buy cigarette.

Albert Torres of Barangay Poblacion was pronounced dead on arrival at Ginatilan District Hospital.

PO3 Meric Panfilo of Ginatilan police station said the victim was seen by his grandmother Cerela Sagayno already hanging by a nylon rope inside their house around 9 a.m last Sunday.

Prior to the incident, the victim asked P5 from his grandmother to buy cigarette but the old woman refused.

But Sagayno must have nothing to do with her grandson’s death.

Torres’ live-in partner went to the Ginatilan police station yesterday morning and narrated that she and Torres often argued due to financial problem.

Minglanilla suicide

In Minglanilla town, a 27-year-old man also committed suicide inside the house of his girlfriend in Barangay Tungkop, Minglanilla last Sunday night.

Jimmy Española, single of Barangay Inayagan, City of Naga City was found dead inside the comfort room in kneeling position with a nylon rope tied to his neck.

PO2 Nicky Carlo Plarisan of Minglanilla police station said they are still determining the motive behind Española’s death.

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