VIRAL: Cops help stranded commuter during APEC week
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – During the week of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the police had the unenviable task of maintaining peace and order in the metropolis, where leaders from 21 APEC members economies were gathered just days after a series of terror attacks abroad.
Two police officers, however, went the extra mile by helping a Filipino in need.
Stephen Go Tan, a pastor, shared his encounter with Police Officer 1 JanHero Jimenez and Field Training Officer Romulo Sarabia Jr who brought him to the airport because he could not find any other transportation options.
In his Facebook post, Tan wrote that he was rushing to the airport because he had to catch his flight to Cebu. He initially planned to fly straight to Dumaguete for a Wednesday conference, but because Philippine Airlines cancelled that flight, he had to go to the nearest city.
Tan got stuck in traffic and decided to walk from Coastal Mall to the terminal. He then saw the two officers who told him he would miss his flight if he continued to walk. They noticed Tan’s frustration and decided to give him a ride to the airport. He got on the back of Jimenez’s motorcycle.
‘Just doing my job'
Tan, as well as those who read and shared his post, praised Sarabia and Jimenez, and called them angels and “modern-day good Samaritans.”
As of posting, Tan’s post was shared 1,300 times and received 8,900 likes. Netizens congratulated Sarabia and Jimenez for being “good examples” and urged other Filipinos to follow their example.
For Jimenez, however, it was “really a simple thing, nothing big.”
“I was just doing my job,” he said. – Rappler.com