Young Commuter Shares Inspiring Story of “Millennial Version of Bayanihan”

Commuting in Manila can oftentimes get boring especially if you have to spend so much time stuck in traffic, but sometimes, with a little dash of chance and adventure combined, an ordinary bus ride can turn out to be quite an unforgettable one.

That is exactly what young female, Veron Mendoza, experienced one afternoon on the way home riding a bus. It’s quite a great story, so read on to see the interesting tale narrated on her social media page.

Young Commuter Shares Inspiring Story of "Millennial Version of Bayanihan"Veron Mendoza’s Facebook

Veron wrote:

“What an experience! It’s just an ordinary day turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences in riding a bus. The usual rush hour, pila, siksikan at tayuan para makauwi.

Route: Market-Market to Pacita.

While standing, I heard this couple (wife is pregnant) with their 5 year old son (I think) debating over something. I took my earphone off, it occured to me that what their discussing is something serious.. Found out Manganganak na si Ate!! Husband looked worried, wife started to deliver between Sucat and Alabang.

We’re not supposed to exit in Alabang, but we had to. To our surprise, she delivered her baby in Alabang-inside the bus (Worthy). Kudos to Ate na nurse who works in St. Lukes. Good thing, she was just standing beside the couple. She was able to respond immediately. We clapped to rejoice with them. Some of us prayed and some of us were in tears.

I’ve witnessed the Millennial version of Bayanihan:

The driver started to honk the horn to signal that we’re having an emergency. Passengers including me, gave kuya driver directions to Asian Hospital. Passenger mommies had this brilliant thought to use the curtain in the bus as blanket to cover the pregnant woman, while delivering. Passenger fathers initiated to help kuya kundoktor. Never would i imagine in a real emergency pala Tatays could use their voices as a Siren. ????

We finally reached Asian Hospital. Doctors came to assist.

It was a heart warming feeling for everyone who did their part… I’ve realized that each of us has an important role to play to be united. I think we can all learn from this experience. ????”

It’s great to know that bayanihan is still alive! Kudos to all these kind people who helped out. Just proves that great things can be achieved when Pinoys work together. 🙂


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