Hit-and-Run Victim’s Family Says SUV Driver’s Camp Offers Cash “lagyan niyo kung magkanong gusto niyo”
The SUV driver’s camp allegedly offered a blank cheque to the family of hit-and-run victim “lagyan niyo kung magkanong gusto niyo”.
Last week, the video of an SUV driver who rammed a poor security guard named Christian Joseph Floralde while mandating the traffic Megamall between Julio Vargas Avenue and St. Francis Street in Mandaluyong City becomes the headlines of local news outlets.
The guard suffered serious injuries such as fractures in his ribs and breathing difficulty but quickly recovered a few days after the incident. The Land Transportation Office also revoked the driver’s license of the SUV owner after he failed to appear in all hearing sessions.
Recently, Christian Floralde revealed that his family received an offer from the camp of the suspect identified as Jose Antonio San Vicente. The SUV owner offered cash to the victim’s family to withdraw the charges.
According to the victim, two lawyers from Mr. San Vicente’s camp visited his family and give them a blank cheque. The suspect’s camp reportedly instructed them to name their price.
“Isulat/ lagyan niyo kung magkanong halaga ang gusto niyo…” the suspect’s camp said.
However, the security guard refused to accept the offer and decided to sue the suspect for his crime. The latter explained that money can’t buy his dignity and expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported him.
“Hindi ako magpapa-areglo. Itutuloy ko ang kaso laban sa sumagasa sa akin. Nagpalabas ako ng video para pasalamatan ang mga tumulong at nagdasal para sa aking kaligtasan. Kahit ako isang kahig, isang tuka lamang, mayroon akong dignidad. Ilalaban ko ang kaso dahil naniniwala ako sa ating hukuman,” Floralde said.
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