Netizen thanks honest taxi driver for returning phone
Aileen Cerrudo • November 12, 2019 • 410
Amid the severe traffic, long work hours, and other difficulties in life, sometimes it only takes a simple act of kindness to turn a bad day into a good one.
Lawrenz Sierra was late for work on Saturday (November 9) morning, so he took a taxi. Unfortunately, he left his phone inside the taxi. He asked his manager to call his phone but no one was answering.
“Hindi ko na din nahabol si kuyang driver. Halos mawalan na ako ng pag-asa na makuha iyong phone ko (I was not able to catch the driver. I almost lost hope of getting my phone back),” he said.
A few moments later, the taxi driver called back the manager saying he will return Lawrenz’s phone.
“Nagpapasalamat ako siyempre. Kasi nagkusa siya ibalik. He even looked for another taxi driver kasi hindi daw siya marunong gumamit ng smart phones (I am very thankful because he returned my phone. He even looked for another taxi driver because he does not know how to use a smartphone),” Lawrenz said during an email interview.
Unfortunately, Lawrenz was not able to get the driver’s name but he gave him a gift as a form of gratitude for his honesty.
“Well deserved naman po si manong sa mga papuri (He is well-deserved of the praise),” Lawrenz said.—AAC (with details from Cianell Camposano)
Mit Javellana and her family were on their way to the hospital. Her son, Earl, was having chills due to high fever and was in need of medical attention.
But their car was not moving due to the severe traffic and they had no choice but to forcefully make their way through just to get to the hospital.
An MMDA officer, Jeremi Lukban, noticed and approached them.
“Nung malaman niyang papuntang ER, nag-offer siya na buhatin si Earl at naglakad na lang pa-ospital (When he learned that we are going to the ER, he offered to carry Earl and walked to the hospital),” Mit said in her Facebook post.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim lauded Lukban’s action and reminded the public to never hesitate to ask the MMDA for any assistance.
“Lagi tayong handang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan (We are always ready to help our fellowmen),” he said in his Facebook post.—AAC
The Cebu Provincial Police has reported that they arrested 21-year-old student on Tuesday (December 3) for posting fake abductions by men in a white van on his social media.
Cebu provincial police director Colonel Roderick Mariano, on Wednesday (December 4), identified the fake news culprit as Brigs Granada Alvaro.
Mariano reported, Alvaro was arrested in their home in Sitio Taboc, Barangay Lo-oc, Danao City and was brought to the police station for investigation. He also said that the culprit has caused alarm to the public by posting fake news.
Danao City Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Maribel Getigan said they are preparing the criminal case to be filed against Alvaro.
“We are preparing a criminal case for violation of the Revised Penal Code, particularly Alarm and Scandal in relation to (Cyber Crime Law), Section 6, Republic Act 10175,” Getigan said in a statement.
She also added that Alvaro was immediately turned over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) for psychological examination.
“He is up for psychological assessment whether or not he is on his normal state of mind,” she said.
Getigan also said that the minor admitted to posting the falsified news.
“Alvar voluntarily offered a statement that the post was a mere false story and his intention is to give warning only to those young adults who are always roaming around the city during night time,” she said.—AAC
There really is no limit to Filipinos’ love and support. Not only are they showing their heartwarming support to our local athletes in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, they also cheer for other countries.
In the recent medal tally as of December 3, 12:00 p.m., netizens cheered as the Philippines remains on top with a total of 78 medals (41 gold, 23 silver, 14 bronze).
Meanwhile, they also noticed Timor-Leste’s standing—the country has yet to win their first medal.
To show their support, netizens began cheering for Timor-Leste.
The SEA Games has not only proved the talents and skills of all Southeast Asian nations, it also showed the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie between the nations.—AAC
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