Good Samaritan: Cop spends own money for beggar's meds

Netizens have been giving good samaritan-cop PO2 Jalandoni a big salute after he spent his own money to buy medicine for an old beggar.

Photos posted by Facebook user Celine Anne Giguera Hugo showing the policeman lining up at the cashier's counter in San Lazaro Hospital and giving an elderly woman an anti-rabies drug have gone viral on social media.

In the caption, the uploader narrated that Jalandoni decided to donate the medicine to the old lady, who was bitten by a dog while asking for alms in the streets.

The compassionate police officer paid P1,200 for a vial of anti-rabies medicine, Hugo shared.

Reports online said Jalandoni had a little over P300 left in his pocket when he left the medical facility.

According to broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna, host of ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda," he heard that the good samaritan-cop was supposed to buy his own anti-rabies medicine after he was attacked by a cat, but he made a sacrifice for the beggar's sake.

Hugo's post was shared by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on its official Facebook page. It now has more than 100,000 likes and 22,000 shares.