July 22, 2018, 10:44 am
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Trapped in a cave/car

THE emergency drama inside a cave in Chang Rai, northern Thailand ended as a success last Tuesday with the rescue of the final duo from a group of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped for 18 days some four kilometers from the entrance of the cave, several sections of which were cut off by floodwaters.

As this happened during the monsoon season in tropical Thailand, chances were great that more water would swamp the cave and the group could die of any of the following reasons:  lack of food and drinking water, insufficient oxygen, or drowning. 

Rescuers from the Thai Navy, private citizens, divers from various countries and other experts contributed their best efforts to save the boys.  The dangers and risks were ever present during the days and nights of the rescue effort, evidenced by the death of a retired Thai Navy SEAL who ran out of air in the flooded Tham Luang cave complex while on his way to fulfill his part of the rescue mission.

This unique saga in Thailand, which galvanized many individuals in that country, in Australia and the rest of the region, showed humanity’s innate propensity to help people in distress.  

Imagine every one trying to help the rescuers and the Thai authorities in weighing up several options to save the boys, including keeping and sustaining them in the cave through the rainy months, teaching them the basics of swimming and scuba diving, and boring holes and identifying crevices in the cave complex through which they could be extracted from above -- a rather long process but worthy of consideration because the mission was to save as many lives as possible using whatever means.

While empathy prodded action in many individuals in Thailand and in other countries, stoked by daily print and TV reports made by the international media on the status of the rescue, no one pointed out the grave remissness of the boys aged 11 to 16 and especially their young coach, 25, for putting their bodies and their lives in harm’s way.  The event that captivated a global audience for two weeks became just a reason for celebration following the happy ending.

While all these were going on, a two-year-old boy was left unattended inside a parked car with all windows closed, in the Metrowalk parking lot in Pasig City, crying profusely and shouting for help, obviously having difficulty in breathing.  

Mr. Jasper Pascua noticed the emergency situation, called the security guard, who immediately looked for the parents or owners of the car.  

Found inside a restaurant-bar she owned and manage, the toddler’s mother acknowledged her fault, but was unrepentant and even considered suing Pascua for doing the right thing and saving the life of her toddler.  This is because the mother received all the tirades, curses and vitriol from local netizens who were agitated and enraged by the video of the incident posted in social media by Pascua.

Kilometers apart, these two simultaneous cases of boys being trapped in menacingly closed spaces brought out the best and the worst among us humans.
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