A netizen shared on Facebook a video of an ambulance driver having an argument with a traffic aid after he was accosted for counter-flowing along CM Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on April 13.
The now-viral video taken by Ardy Lira Cabuena and uploaded on The Philippine News’ Facebook page, was captioned with “Nakasakay kami sa ambulansya na may dalang pasyente para dalhin sa provincial hospital ng Misamis Oriental sa pagsingit ng ambulansya namin biglang sinapak ng enforcer na ito (Roads and Traffic Administration – CDO) ang ambulansyang sinasakyan namin nakipagtalo pa ang enforcer na ito sa driver namin at kinuhanan pa ng ID, kahit kita (niyang) hinihingal na ang pasyenteng kailangan namin mahatid. Given naman na sana na dapat mag-give way sa emergency vehicles, but what (happened) here is mismong law enforcement personnel pa ang cause of delay.”
In the video, the driver of the ambulance and the traffic enforcer can be seen arguing with each other on the road until the two moved behind the vehicle to continue their spat. Their dispute cannot be heard clearly as the video was taken from inside the ambulance.
The ambulance driver was later identified as Alvin Carlos, while the traffic personnel was Lee Bersano.
According to the patient’s relative, they came from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and the first ambulance they were riding got broken so they were transferred to another ambulance. When it counter-flowed, Bersano allegedly “tapped forcibly” the ambulance while passing along CM Recto Avenue and Osmeña Street junctions.
GMA Network’s late-night newscast Saksi reported that the spat lasted for a while until the ambulance was allowed to leave to transport the patient who was having a hard time breathing. Sadly, the patient passed away but it was not made clear whether he died due to the delay caused by the RTA personnel’s tiff with the ambulance driver, or due to his existing health condition, prior to the incident.
The Land Transportation Office said that the ambulance should not be pulled over as it is an emergency vehicle. It was also not an issue for an ambulance to counterflow, so the traffic enforcer may be held liable.
The Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) launched an investigation to determine what actually transpired that day.
Dennis Naïve, administration officer of RTA, said that before a person enters their institution, they must undergo a training for one month and that knowing which vehicles they need to prioritize is already being taught at day one of the training.
The family of the deceased will not be filing any suit against the traffic enforcer, as they already accepted the loss of their father, but they do hope that this incident does not happen to other patients.
“Magpapatawaran na lang kami, sir, kasi tao lang naman kami at hindi perpekto. Sa amin lang na sana’y isailalim nila sa pagsasanay ang kanilang mga tauhan,” said Delin Consolacion, sister of the video uploader (translation was provided by Saksi).
The video has now gone viral with 750 thousand views, nine thousand reactions and 16 thousand shares online with social media users as of this writing criticizing both the driver and the traffic personnel’s actions: the former for stopping at all and the latter for pulling over the ambulance.
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In what seemed to be a low-budget movie splice of Final Destination and Fast and the Furious, a now-viral video has piqued the netizens’ attention as it showed a jeepney driver driving recklessly, while ignoring his passengers’ pleas to stop the vehicle.
Usapang Motorsiklo shared Lois Miranda’s video on their Facebook page, which has now garnered over 24 thousand reactions and over 18 thousand comments, most of them condemning the driver.
In the video, the passengers were clearly terrified for their life as it looked like the vehicle could meet an accident anytime soon, with the way the man was driving. And they could not get off the public utility jeepney no matter how many times, and no matter how loud they shouted ‘para’ at the driver.
Other passengers even started saying “Kuya parang away niyo na,” while the one taking the video threatened to file a suit against the driver. In a separate video under the comments section, the plate number of the vehicle can be seen (BWJ 426).
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Netizens did not let the opportunity pass and turned the post into a meme:
Paul Zyron Balunso wrote, “I was today years old when I learned that ‘para’ is short for ‘parang awa niyo na kyah.”
Renz Christopher Dacles commented, “Gigil na gigil ako habang pinapanood ko yung video, tsk, kung ako kasama Jan sa mga pasahero, nako ewan ko lang! Baka mas malakas pa boses ko aay ateng nagvivideo at nakaluhod na akong nagmamakaawa na itigil na ni kuyang driver.”
Bryan Dominguez shared a photo of a bus under the Don Mariano Transit Corp. line, saying “Mas idol ko pa din to! Lalo na pag late na late ka na! Walang binatbat si Manong driver dito!”
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In a sea of heartbreaking videos of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) saying goodbye to their families at an airport’s departure are, a video clip is making the rounds on social media but this time depicting an employer and her family saying their farewell to a domestic helper who had to return to her hometown.
The video, shared by a Chinese Facebook page Kuching Talk, showed a nanny, many believed to be a Filipina, bidding her employer and a young girl goodbye tearfully, which made netizens going emotional as well.
The young girl held the domestic helper closely and was sobbing hard, refusing to let her go. The nanny can be seen crying too and was talking to the girl softly. The child’s mother kept on comforting the little girl, even as she was crying herself.
The tear-jerking clip certainly touched the hearts of Internet users around the world, with views reaching over 1 million and receiving 14,000 reactions on Facebook since its posting.
“When you treat someone from the heart, you will receive a treat from his or her heart, (as well),” commented one Facebook user.
Netizen Lee Ling Phang wrote, “Very close bond with the maid. Good to know the employer treats their maid like family member when some mistreat theirs,” referring to reports that most domestic helpers abroad experience abuse at the hands of their employers.
Jenna Harris, a Filipina who is currently working in Hong Kong, shared what she does to avoid hurting her employer’s children. “That’s why every time I go home for a vacation, I rather choose to leave my employers house early in the morning when the kids are still sleeping so they can’t see me leaving.”
Another Chinese netizen, Karen Ho, also observed that perhaps the “Kakak” or “yaya” is very good, commenting: “Kakak must have treated the little girl very well, otherwise she would not have miss her that much.”
A video of a young boy from Cebu went the rounds on social media after showing off his skills in playing the ukelele, performing covers of hit songs “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and “Buwan” by Juan Karlos Labajo.
The boy, now identified as Jonlie “Tongli” Cabradilla, 11, plays his ukelele to customers outside a restaurant near the Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City.
Netizens were charmed and their hearts were stung when they learned that Cabradilla serenades the public in order to obtain money to go to school and help provide for his family.
He lives in Barangay Lawaaan 2, Talisay City but journeys to Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island every weekend with his mother and father to busk for money.
Cabradilla is the second of six siblings and has told Cebu Daily News Digital that his parents have no permanent jobs which led him to find other avenues where he could help them out.
After learning that he could earn money by busking in populated areas on Mactan Island, Jonlie’s family decided to make it a weekend activity.
Jonlie learned to play the ukelele at the age of four when his father introduced the instrument to him. He would sometimes busk together with his cousins and are usually found outside a mall in Lapu-Lapu City in the morning of Saturdays and Sundays, but one fateful encounter with TJ Clemente gave the young musician the spotlight online due to his viral Facebook post.
It was there that Clemente recounted how he met the boy when they were on their way to a restaurant near Mactan Airport. Jonlie approached them as soon as they stepped-out of the taxi and started playing out of the blue.
“Saludo ako sa’yo! Sana one day ma-discover siya para makapag aral siya at para mas makapag provide sa family niya,” wrote Clemente.