A netizen has put out a warning to fellow Filipinos going home late at night from overtime work to be more vigilant of their surroundings and to avoid a certain spot along Bonifacio Global City going to C5 Service Road after his harrowing encounter with a group of hold-uppers.
On a Facebook post, netizen Alejnel Ortega Agudo shared that on July 3, Saturday, after coming from Market! Market! Taguig going back home to his apartment near C5 he had run into a group who had stolen his wallet with government IDs, his ATM card, and money, his cellphone, and all his belongings.
“During that time hindi na po ako naka hingi ng tulong o ano pa man sa sobrang takot ko po at nginig dahil sa mga Oras na iyon (During that time I wasn’t able to ask for help because of how traumatized I was),” he said in the post.
He added that all of them left right away on a motorcycle, the plate number of which he wasn’t able to catch, after stealing all his things.
He then shared photos of where the incident happened.
“Nais ko lang paalalahanan lahat ng mga umuuwi ng hating gabi galing overtime o trabaho papatawid sa kabila ay hangga’t maari lagi dapat tayo may kasama umuwi o kasabayan at [iwasan] natin ang mag-labas ng Cellphone o ano pa man maaring makuha sa atin o pumukaw ng pansin para ika’y mapahamak o manmanan,” he warned.
“Iwasan din po ang [pagdadala] ng mga mahahalagang ID’s o pera man yan o ATM at mga accessories na magiging pansinin sa mga mata ng masasamang loob. Nais ko rin sana makarating ito sa kinauukulan upang mag pa-roving ng mga gwardiya o ng magbabantay 24/7 sa mga nadaraan dito ng hatinggabi at lalo na yung iba na halos inaabot na ng [12 to 1 AM] ng madaling araw galing sa overtime … para sa kaligtasan ng lahat nawa’y sana maksyunan ito sa lalong madaling panahon para wala na po mabiktima na kagaya ko at ng iba pa na may susunod pa mahoholdap o matatambangan.”
[Translation: “I want to remind everyone who goes home at midnight from work to, as much as possible, have someone accompany you and to not bring out your phone or anything else that can be taken from you or catch the attention of anyone who might harm you.
“Also avoid bringing important IDs, money, your ATM card, and accessories that will attract bad people. I also hope this post reaches the proper authorities so that guards may be put on duty and monitor the area 24/7 for those who pass this way late at night, especially those who just got off from work past midnight … for their safety, and also to assist those who may find themselves in similar situations in the future.”
Stay vigilant, everyone!
Disclaimer: WheninManila.com does not own the photos. Credits go to the original poster, Alejnel Ortega Agudo.
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