Motorist Encounters Good Samaritans From the MMDA at Ortigas Flyover

Motorist Encounters Good Samaritans From the MMDA at Ortigas Flyover

 

Motorist Encounters Good Samaritans From the MMDA at Ortigas Flyover

 

With endless news about corrupt public officials, it’s always a breath of fresh air to read about officials who actually do their jobs, who go out of their way to help citizens without expecting anything in return. It has become such a rarity these days, but we like to believe they exist. Take this incident, for example. We received this story from John Kevin N., who experienced friendly Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officers who helped him when he had tire problems over the weekend.

According to John Kevin:

 

Last Saturday December 6, 2014, I got a flat tire in the middle of the Ortigas flyover, southbound. I tried to drive through the flyover so I can get to the side of the road, but my tires were too busted so I had to pull over just before the flyover merged with the highway. I went to the rightmost lane and tried to set up my car for tire change when two MMDA officers appeared on a motorcycle and offered to help me.

 

MMDA officers have earned a bad reputation through the years, but these two will change your minds:

 

I remember one of the officers told me “Buti po wala pang towtruck na dumadating, Ako na po magpapalit ng gulong. Pakilabas nalang po yung spare tire.” So I was really relieved that for once, an officer approached me not because he needed money, but he wanted to help.

(I remember one of the officers told me “It’s a good thing there aren’t any tow trucks yet, I’ll change the tire. Please bring out your spare tire.” So I was really relieved that for once, an officer approached me not because he needed money, but he wanted to help.)

So I had two officers helping me and I thought I’d snap a picture with them, but then again they approached me proactively and didn’t want them to seem like fame hoggers. So I tried to snap a picture of them at work without them noticing.

 

It’s incidents like these that make us believe that there are people out there who truly care for their fellow Filipinos. This is what happened when John Kevin tried to give money in return:

 

The tire change was almost done when a tow truck came. Officers just waved them away and I was saved for the second time by these incredibly awesome and kind officers. By the end of it I wanted to give them something in return. I was handing them a monetary reward out of my gratitude, and I know that wasn’t bribing because I was giving it after they helped me out, and they were about to go away. They didn’t accept the reward. “Ok na yun boss, wag na po” I remember one saying. They were dusting off their very clean uniforms because they had to kneel on the road to help me out.

(The tire change was almost done when a tow truck came. Officers just waved them away and I was saved for the second time by these incredibly awesome and kind officers. By the end of it I wanted to give them something in return. I was handing them a monetary reward out of my gratitude, and I know that wasn’t bribing because I was giving it after they helped me out, and they were about to go away. They didn’t accept the reward. “It’s okay, boss. You don’t have to pay us,” I remember one saying. They were dusting off their very clean uniforms because they had to kneel on the road to help me out.)

 

We wish more MMDA officers would be like this. According to John Kevin, their last names are Luyun and Miones. Faith in humanity: restored.

 

What do you think of this? Have you encountered MMDA officials like these two? Share your experiences in the comments section below!

 

Motorist Encounters Good Samaritans From the MMDA at Ortigas Flyover






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