We have heard about local traffic officers engaged in ‘kotong’ (extortion) and oftentimes, it leaves us with bad impression on them.
But there are also stories that will truly inspire us and make us believe that there is still hope in humanity.
On September 28, Facebook user Byx Buyoc shared his experience with officers of MMDA Apec Mobile Unit when the engine of his car suddenly stopped while he was driving along C5 Pasig. Three MMDA officers approached him, checked his vehicle and later found a leak on his car’s engine.
Two tow trucks already came but the three officers Cernates JQ, Albis DT and Singayan, LC Jr suggested to bring his car to the nearest gasoline station and helped him fix it. They stayed until they made sure that it is already working and they even volunteered to buy the part needed for the car to work again.
Last Sept 25, 2015 (Friday) around 11:00am, Me and my wife are on the way to Bonifacio GLobal City when the engine of my car suddenly stopped at C5 Pasig. Three minutes after, an MMDA APEC mobile unit came and approched me. When I explained what happened they helped me checked the engine and they found out that theres a leak. A rubber part(sorry dont know the name) that blocks the water has been busted. That is the reason why the water has been drained. One MMDA even went to the nearest gasoline station to get a water while the two of them helped me check the engine of my car. Two tow trucks already came but these MMDA gentlemen insisted not to tow me and said to the towing personal that the water just need to be refilled. One of the mmda even said to me “Sir 4500 ang towing, dalhin na natin sa gasoline station at dun natin ayusin”. Feeling greatful of their act of kindness, we went to the nearest Gasoline Station. They even volunteered to buy the said part and when they came back, they helped me replace that part. They didnt leave me til my car works properly. I asked them how much would it cost, the parts and labor. But they said “Wala Sir, Ginagawa lang namin trahabo namin”. Wow! what a great people we have here. I insisted to give them something but they dont want to accept anything in return. I rushed in a mini mart any buy a snack for them. They are quite hesitant to accept it but I insisted. Maraming samat po Sir CERVANTES JQ, ALBIS DT, & SINGAYAN LC Jr. of MMDA APEC UNIT. SALUDO po ako sa inyo! You all need to be commended for what you’ve done for simple individuals like me. I hope and pray na marami pang maging katulad nyo! God bless you and your family.
Buyoc asked them how much would it cost but the three officers politely declined and said: “Wala Sir, Ginagawa lang namin trahabo namin”.
Such an amazing story of good samaritans! Salute to all three of them. And hoping that their story will inspire the rest of their colleagues. Don’t forget to share this!