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Leyte dad stranded in Manila gets help after aiding couple with broken vehicle

/ 12:24 PM December 08, 2020
ferdinan pulido from Judie Aquino and Ayla Conda

Good Samaritan Ferdinan Pulido from Leyte. Image: courtesy of Judie Aquino and Ayla Conda

A man from Leyte who got stranded in Manila after the lockdown, and has been struggling ever since, finally received some help after he himself helped another.

Ferdinan Pulido recently went viral on social media after he assisted a couple fix their motor vehicle when it broke down along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City.

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The couple was headed to a delivery in Cavite when their vehicle broke down. Out of fear, they initially doubted Pulido who was smoking and looking from a distance. When Pulido approached them to help, their doubts and fears were proven wrong as it turned out that Pulido was able to fix the vehicle.

“Maaaring sinadya ng pagkakataon at pinagtagpo tayo, kailangan namin ng tulong at kailangan mo rin ng tulong upang maibsan at makatawid sa gutom,” said one Judie Anne in a Facebook post by Angkas Riders and Passengers Group on Dec. 1.

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(Maybe fate brought us together because we needed help and you also needed help to overcome hunger.)

Also known as Kuya Ferdinan, Pulido used to work at an auto shop in Leyte and tried to find a job in Manila. Unfortunately, he was stranded after the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upon reading about his situation, members of the group Quarantine Tribute Tips decided to extend help to Kuya Ferdinan, and they were able to do so by Sunday, Dec. 6.

“Nag-usap kami na food na lang daw po ang kailangan niya kasi hindi na raw muna siya tutuloy umuwi ng Leyte kasi wala rin daw hanapbuhay doon, iniisip niya yung pang araw-araw ng [three] little girls niya kung uuwi siya na walang trabaho,” said Ayla Conda in the group.

(He told us that he only needed food because he decided not to go home to Leyte yet, since there is no livelihood there. He’s worried about the daily needs of his three little girls if he goes back home without a job.)

With that in mind, Conda said the group members agreed to just buy him food and give him half of the extra money for his fare, to and from his new job in Quezon City. The other half will be sent to his children in Leyte.

Conda added that they are also planning to send goods and financial support to Ferdinan’s daughters, aged 7, 8 and 10 years old.

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Those who are interested to also extend help may still send it through GCash (0916 761 3095) and BDO (account no. 0044 5066 4801 under Jotham Russel C. Campo). JB

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