Here’s Heartbreaking Photo Of Jeepney Driver Begging Along Rizal Avenue, Manila

HEARTBREAKING – Here’s the viral photo of the elderly jeepney driver who begs along Rizal Avenue, Manila.

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the lives of all the people around the world. Millions of Filipino families are struggling to earn some money amid the health crisis.

Last May, jeepney drivers in Metro Manila were seen begging on the streets. They lost their livelihood during the implementation of ECQ due to the pandemic.

Photo Source: AP Images Spotlight

Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo and ‘I Am Hope’ founder Rina Navarro distributed relief goods to the jeepney drivers who are begging money in the streets. She shared photos of the relief operations and thanked TV Patrol for informing the public about the situation of the drivers.

“Thank you TV Patrol for this story. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, hindi namin makikita ang storya nila. Can’t be prouder of our team from I Am Hope who quickly responded and extend help to the jeepney drivers who have lost their source of income because of this pandemic,” she wrote.

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Photo Source: The Hindu

On Friday, July 3, CNN shared a photo of a jeepney driver begging along Rizal Avenue, Manila. Based on the caption, the old man’s Baclaran-Sta. Cruz route is not included to resume operations today.

“A jeepney driver begs along Rizal Avenue, Manila. His Baclaran-Sta. Cruz route is among those not included to resume operations today”

Photo Source: @CNN Philippines FB

The photo of the jeepney driver beggin in the streets broke the hearts of the online community. Here are some of their comments from the post:

@Rhemie Rose Isiang: “This photo is so heartbreaking. God bless you po tatay, Laban lang!”

@Aiza Gustilo Cabenian-Mercader: “This photo really breaks my heart kapit lang po”

@Mary Ceres Porto Brunia: “I noticed that most of the drivers begging are aged. This is heartbreaking.”

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