PNP SAF Men – Modern Day Heroes


 A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

Watching the news these days is just beyond frustrating. 44 policemen died as they tried to capture known terrorists/bomb experts Zulkipli bin Hir alias Marwan and Basit Usman, who has a  $6 Million/$3 Million reward if captured, dead or alive.

A police general was quoted saying that this was a tragedy in the making. Indeed, it was. 44 lives lost. 44 families lost  a loved one, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend. As you watch the news, you can see how these families grief knowing that the person they love the most is forever lost.

#Nasaanangpangulo trended worldwide as President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III chose to attend a plant inauguration for Mitsubishi rather than honoring the fallen PNP-SAF members.

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SAF Chief  Getulio Napeñas claims full responsibility on “Oplan Wolverine”.

“I trust you and I need to say that those boys died thinking not of the money but of the many more people who could become Marwan’s victims. The death of my men pains me. I love them. I am their chief, but we as a command stand with pride that we took down a very dangerous man,” Napeñas said.

These men died to protect us. We have lost so many lives and I am not losing hope that one day we will all learn from these. I know this issue would die months from now, but let us not let their heroic deed go to waste. We must pursue peace and give them the justice they deserved.

The whole country would forever be grateful for the bravery and selfless act that the PNP SAF men had shown. You are our modern day heroes!

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**Malacanang declares today, January 30, 2015, as the National Day of Mourning for the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (SAF) members in Maguindanao.

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Thank you, 2014!

I always say that 2014 is my favorite year because I became a wife and a mother. I know it is quite late to post my supposedly year end blog, but hey, it’s better late than never, right? Here are the five memorable events of my 2014. 🙂

MandC tied the knot!

After three years, Mark and I were finally married. That feeling when you walked down the aisle and see the man of your dreams in tears was just surreal. My first dance with my husband was truly unforgettable. I just couldn’t believe that everything was happening. The wedding was memorable because all of our friends and our loved ones were there. It was worth all the stress we needed to go through. 🙂

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Batanes Adventure

For our honeymoon, Mark and I went to Batanes. It was the perfect place to be. 🙂

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Our First Car

Hello there, Shinichi! Welcome to the Family! 🙂

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FYI: I named our car Shinichi after my favorite anime Detective Conan.

Ama joined Nanay in Heaven

The greatest man I had ever known passed away. I will forever miss you, Ama. Now you and Nanay can continue your love story in heaven.

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Liz Audrey

I gave birth and became a mother to a beautiful baby named Liz Audrey. Now I know what love at first sight means.

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Thank you Lord for an amazing 2014! I am truly blessed! 🙂

 Love Chezkie

10 Things Motherhood Had Taught Me

I gave birth a few months ago to a lovely girl named Liz Audrey. She was an answered prayer to us, because my husband and I wanted to have a child right after getting married. Being a mother is the most fulfilling job and I learned a lot of things when I became one.

There is such thing as LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

I love Liz the very first time I looked at her, and I knew back then that I would do everything to protect her and keep her safe, to make her happy and to give her a happy and comfortable life.

 I can look at her all day, and will never get tired of it.

Looking at her is a hard habit to break and I will never get tired of it. She was just too perfect, and I can stare at her all day, all night.

 I will live for her, survive for her. She is my motivation.

I managed to walk and carry my child a day after giving birth because I wanted to take care of my daughter. I was able to do household chores in less than a month because I wanted to be the one to wash her little clothes and feeding bottles. I wanted to be the one who looks after her. She was my motivation.

It hurts but its okay.

Your child, no matter how tiny she may be, can hurt you in her little ways. When she kick you right exactly where your stitches are, when she scratch you with her long fingernails, or when she hit you with her head whenever she’s crying. It actually hurts, but that’s okay. 🙂

My tears were not enough.

I cried the very first time I found out I was pregnant. I cried when I saw her tiny little hands waving at me during her ultrasound. I cried the very first time I saw her. I cried even when I am just looking at her. My tears are not enough to express my happiness, fears, and joy of having her in my life.

My daughter gave me happiness and fears that I never knew existed.

Having a child would give you happiness beyond measure, however, this will also give you fears that you never knew existed. I was scared that life would not be nice to her, or she would meet bullies on her first day of school. Random thoughts on crazy nights.

You would say your longest prayer for your child.

I probably said my longest prayer while watching my child asleep. I prayed that the Lord would bless her and would give her all the strength she needs to go through life. I prayed that the Lord would give me all the patience and wisdom I need to be a good mother for her. I prayed that even though its not possible, life would be fair to her.

Having a child would make you become selfless.

I am more excited to buy things for my child rather than for myself. Having a child would make you selfless. I just realized that I hadn’t check the newly opened H&M stores here in the metro because I’d rather visit Mothercare and Baby Company instead.

You can survive a day having only two hours of sleep.

I needed to feed my child every two hours, so that only means I need to wake up every now and then just to be there for her. But to matter how sleepless my nights are, I still manage to have the energy to be with her and run some errands in the morning. Talk about being a wonder mom! 🙂

Being a mom will make you master the art of multitasking.

Since there are days wherein my daughter wants to be carried all day, I managed to master the art of multitasking. I can open the television and other appliances at home with my feet and do a lot of things using one hand.

I just love being a mom and I am very much excited with the new experiences that awaits me.❤

Love Chezkie