Jennica Garcia surprised netizens when she was seen joining rescue efforts.
It is for victims of Typh00n Ulysses in Rizal and Marikina as part of the volunteer group Alliance Search and Rescue.
Early Thursday morning, Jennica called for prayers.
As her team was deploy in Rizal, one of the areas hardest hit by severe fl00ding.
“Presence of mind, liksi ng katawan, lakas at ang kakayahan na mag improvise sa mga pagkakataon kung sakaling may kailangan na gamit ngunit hindi sapat. Higit sa lahat panalangin po sana ninyo na wag kami tamaan ng kahit anong uri ng sakit,” she wrote.
By late Thursday night, Jennica shared their experience of retrieving a lifeless body of a homeless woman in Barangay Tumana in Marikina City.
“A few hours ago, we retrieved a lifeless body of a homeless woman who drowned at Dona Petra, Tumana, Marikina. Napag alaman namin na ang kanyang pangalan ay ‘Terry’,” she said.
She narrated how difficult it was to carry the woman to their boat due to lack of equipment and the strong current of flood waters.
“We didn’t have a stretcher and other equipments needed to transport her to land at that exact moment. May alon kaya hindi na namin kinayang balikan ang mga gamit. We had to improvise to get her inside our boat.
“Ang bangka na gamit namin ay hiram lamang at hindi de-motor. Sinagwan namin ito at itinutulak hangga’t kaya pag ang tubig ay mas mababa sa aming dibdib.”
She then earn praises from netizens.
Many said that Jennica is now happy serving people since she left the limelight.
Previously, together with her husband Alwyn Uytingco, they also volunteer for rescue operations for Taal v1ctims.
What can you say?