BEWARE: #BudolBudol Lures You in the MRT by Answering Survey

Angelo sent us his experience when he was victimized by 4 unidentified men with their age ranging 16-45 years old. He narrates what he remembers from the incident.

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He was on his way home from work one afternoon. He rode the MRT from Buendia to Quezon Ave. When he got to Quezon Ave, someone approached him asking him to answer a “school survey” from 2 boys who claims to be from UP Manila. Since he had recently done a survey himself as a Marketing graduate, he obliged their request. What may have transpired after, he could not recall. Next thing he remembers is he was standing without his bag and no recollection of him handing over his belongings to the men. Read through his experience:

BUDOL BUDOL: It happened to me.

DISCLAIMER: All of the suspects are not from where they are really as what they mentioned. So, alam niyo na. Budol budol lang talaga.

October 13, 2015, 3:45 in the afternoon pauwi ako from work.

So sumakay ako ng MRT from Buendia to Quezon Ave. Pagdating ko ng Quezon Ave, may lalaking kumalabit sakin. Tinignan ko pero di ko pinansin. The second time around he approached me bago ko makalabas ng Centris (sa may escalator pababa going to Quezon Ave). “Bro, pwede ka bang makausap mabilis lang? Survey lang for our commuunity service. From UP Manila ako.” So ako, sige. Naiintindihan ko naman yang mga survey survey na yan since galing din ako jan kasi Marketing grad ako. Habang hinatid niya ko kinausap niya ko ng kinausap. Tinanong niya ko san ako nag wowork, san ako grumaduate. Meron din daw kasing silang mga nakaaway na tiga ‘Mapua’ recently lang daw so baka makatulong din daw ako na ma-identify ko yung tao if ever kakilala ko. Nung bumaba na kami ng escalator (going sa exit papunta sa Eton Centris sa may gitna ng Chowking and Jollibee), there was a guy na naka white shirt din. Lumapit sakin and kinausap ako. May mga pinakitang paper sakin na yun yung survey nila – at may logo pa ng school (kapal ng mukha). Nung sasagot na sana ko, kinausap lang nila ko ng kinausap, sabi daw may mga babae daw na nasaktan from the incident between them and Mapua tapos baka makatulong daw ako. Then after nun, there’s this guy who is 35-45 years old na dumating he said that he is a graduate from UP Manila din. Sabi nung dalawa, siya daw yung ‘supremo’ nila. Nung tinext ko na girlfriend ko na sinabi ko may mga kausap lang ako for survey, sabi nung isa na ibaba ko daw phone ko para respect naman daw sa supremo nila. Tapos may dumating pa na isang bata, about 16-18 years old and he was from CEU daw. Kasama din daw siya dun sa mga mag susurvey since may hawak na siyang paper. ITO TALAGA. REAL TALK. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. Basta ang alam ko lang, kinausap nila ko ng kinausap hanggang sa naibigay ko na pala lahat ng gamit ko sakanila without me noticing it (WTF). Oo na, tanga na or bobo pero iba talaga pag nandun ka sa situation na yun. THE NEXT THING I KNOW IS I ENDED UP DUN SA EXIT GOING TO QUEZON AVE WITHOUT ANYTHING ON MY BODY – body bag, watch, wallet, phone. Tumakbo ko pabalik kung san nila ko kinausap (kasi yun naalala ko), and when I got there, WALA NA SILA.

I panicked. Called my parents and girlfriend for help and so on.

There were four suspects:
2 people who are currently 20-25 y/o.
1 person who is currently 35-45 y/o.
At ang nakakalungkot, bata pa. 16-18 y/o lang.

LESSONS LEARNED:
1. Walang mali sumagot ng survey. Just make sure na may dala silang SCHOOL ID for proper identification.
2. DON’T TALK TO SOMEONE UNLESS YOU REALLY KNOW THEM. Delikado na panahon ngayon. Kaya please, continue to apply what our parents taught us which is DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS. Sumabit nga lang ako dito, aminado ako dun.
3. Kung masyado na nila kayong kinakausap ng matagal and nageenjoy ka na sa kwentuhan kasi nga approachable sila, THINK AGAIN. Move your ass.
LAST: Magdasal bago umalis. Papunta man yan o pabalik. Ask God for guidance and protection.

I’m in shock. But thank God nothing happened bad to me.
Please TAKE CARE ALWAYS. God bless us.

To my friends and relatives, you can reach me here sa Facebook. I don’t have my phone as of this moment. Thanks!

Paki share. Hope this helps for awareness.

What do you think of this? What are other necessary precautions to protect yourself?






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