Old Bread Vendor Cries After Cops Impounded His Motorcycle Receives Help From Netizens
The social media users helped an old bread vendor who was seen crying after the police authorities impounded his motorcycle.
An old bread vendor identified as Ruel Leong was apprehended by the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) for not having a license and other traffic violations while selling bread in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
The 48-year-old man wakes up early every morning to sell bread using his motorcycle to earn money for his wife who recently give birth to their child. Tatay Ruel is just earning a very small amount every day.
Due to poverty, Tatay Ruel had no choice but to use his motorcycle to sell his bread although he didn’t have a driver’s license. He also admitted that he needs a license to drive a motorcycle but he can’t afford the hefty fees required to get a license and to register his motorcycle.
However, the authorities had no choice but to apprehend the vendor and impound his motorcycle, which is just a part of their job to implement the traffic rules and regulations. Leong had only P200 income that morning and cried because his bread would go to waste if he could not sell his products.
The Facebook page DYWC RMN DGTE shared his story on social media prompting the netizens to immediately went to the police station and buy his products.
A certain netizen named Jhae Calma also asked help from riders’ charity group in Mindanao to help Tatay Ruel to pay his fines and get him a license as well as to provide the registration of his motorcycle.
“I am Jhae of Charity Riders for one Mindanao, it came to my attention when my wife tagged me about this tatay who crossed my timeline early today, may I ask where I can reach this tatay and what police station or HPG station so we can talk to the chief of HPG so we can pay the penalties and help tatay register his motorcycle and help him back on the road for his daily living,” Calma said.
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