Jeepney Drivers Ended Up Begging Along Balintawak Cloverleaf Due to Poverty
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Several jeepney drivers have been spotted begging for money along Balintawak Cloverleaf.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic severely affects the global economy leaving thousands of people jobless and without source of income. The health crisis placed some of our countrymen under the line of poverty.
Numerous street dwellers and some jeepney drivers have been spotted begging money along the streets of Quezon City due to poverty. The less-fortunate drivers are braving the busy streets filled with vehicles just to earn a little amount.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has already opened new routes for public utility vehicles. However, numerous drivers were still begging along the major roads in EDSA Cloverleaf-Balintawak.
A jeepney driver identified as Alberto Cabaya who is a former Overseas Filipino Worker ended up begging in the streets. He tried to apply a new job in South Africa after spending his savings to build his family’s house in Leyte.
Alberto went to Manila and worked as a jeepney driver but the coronavirus pandemic put him and his fellow drivers in a difficult situation.
The poor drivers are now occupying the Southbound of Balintawak while the street dwellers are occupying the northbound with their tents.
What can you say about this? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this article.