Teenager so courageous
I AM pleased to see that Allen Palitz, who tragically died last month, will receive a commendation.
He showed great courage on May 8, during the Baguio Villa landslide. Allen and his brother helped to carry children out of the damaged building and then assisted in evacuating neighbouring blocks.
I was working at the time as a Park'N Shop manager in Baguio Villa, when the tragedy struck. Allen had no thought about his own safety; only those of others.
He showed tremendous courage. Both Allen and his brother would have saved many lives that day had the building collapsed. My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes to Allen's family. But I'm sure they will always be proud of their son. I know he will be remembered as a hero amongst the Baguio Villa residents.
K. ELLIOT Discovery Bay