Honest Driver In the Name of EDUARDO ACULA, Jr

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BIYAHENG PROJ. 2-3 to BUENDIA!

It was just a usual Saturday for me. My law class schedule is from 8am to 4pm. But this morning, as soon as I alighted from the jeepney, I felt that my phone was not inside my blazer pocket. I tried to chase the jeepney but to no avail because he was fast..really fast.

To my dismay, I remembered my phone was on airplane mode. Argh. So there’s no way of contacting it. I had no time to think, moreso cry, for it was nearing 8am already. I was so upset and told some of my classmates about what happened. They were like: “Naku, Che, Iphone yun imposibleng ibalik pa yun”, which actually added salt to the injury.

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During class, I was there with them but my mind was somewhere else flying and trying to figure out if I will immediately cut my line. But then the greatest WHAT IFs came into the picture:

What if mabait yung nakakuha? What if nabuksan nya tapos pinaputol ko agad di hindi ko na sya na-reach? What if hanapin nya ko? What if umasa na lang ako sa goodness? (Umasa? Maliit na bagay! Mahilig naman ako dyan) HAHA.

During our lunch break, out of despair, I called up my phone and to my surprised, it rung. It turned out, the driver got hold of it and he was clever and kind enough to get my sim and insert it on his phone kasi nga daw mine was locked and on airplane mode. (Hindi ko man naisip yun at wala rin sa mga what ifs ko!) HAHA.

Then I met up with manong and his wife at Jollibee, Anonas. A very simple couple with big hearts and the brightest smiles welcomed me. I immediately shook their hands, greeted them and endlessly said my thanks and praise. Then he told me this:

“Kahit yung halaga ng phone na yan katumbas na ng ilang bwan kong boundary ma’am, mas magaan sa loob pag alam mong nakakatulong ka tsaka yung pinapakain mo sa pamilya mo galing sa sarili mong pinaghirapan. Bumalik ako sa UST ma’am umasa ako baka makita ko kayo. Kung di ko nga ho kayo mahanap ipapa-Tulfo ko na po yang phone nyo.”

Saludo ako sayo manong! Pinaigting mo ang paniniwala kong hindi lahat inuuna ang pansariling interes at pinipiling mamuhay ng marangal para sa kanyang pamilya. Bahala na pong gumanti ang taas sa kabutihan ninyo!

Pagpalain po nawa ang bawat byahe ninyo at ipagkaloob na dumami pa ang mga katulad mo!

by: Rochelle Anne Obleno

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