Help Pours In For MMDA Traffic Aide

It's pouring blessings for Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic aide Saturnino Fabros, who was slapped by a motorist for doing his job dutifully.

After being promoted, Fabros now gets a makeover of his bungalow house in Payatas in Quezon City, courtesy of his superiors and colleagues in the agency.

A team from the agency's general services division took the time out yesterday to extend their helping hand to start the repair of the house of Fabros, who was berated and hit by motorist Robert Blair Carabuena in altercation two weeks ago in Quezon City.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that in recognition of Fabros' character, some employees of the agency contributed to extend their support to help their colleague, a father of six children.

Apart from construction workers, General Administration Service Division engineer Winston T. Besa said they brought construction materials and other basic necessities for the restoration of the house.

Besa said they will fix the roofs, toilet, pave the flooring, among others.

"When my wife was still alive, her plan was to renovate the house and add a second floor for our growing family," Fabros recalled.

Fabros, who remains on vacation leave, could not contain his gratitude to the agency and the public who have been supporting him upon learning of his plight.

"Gusto kong magpasalamat sa agency at sa publiko na sumusoporta sa akin, napakalaki nang naitulong nyo sa akin," Fabros noted.

MMDA Traffic Discipline Office chief Yves Gonzalez said a concerned citizen also sent him a message through the MMDA account on a social networking site that she would donate a 29-inch second hand television to Fabros.

"She (concerned citizen) has heard that Fabros does not have a television, she messaged me that she would donate her television," Gonzalez said.

Fabros, who gained public sympathy because of the incident, said he's willing to forgive Carabuena but stressed that he is determined to pursue the case against him, along with his brother who also helped in attacking him.

From Traffic Constable 1, the agency gave Fabros a merit promotion - to Traffic Constable 2, for his commitment to his job. Fabros has been working with the MMDA for 27 years.

Despite the terrible incident he encountered, Fabros said he will continue to work as traffic constable.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger
    Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

    Indonesia on Wednesday executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad despite a storm of international anger, reports said, but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour. Authorities put the seven plus a local man to death after midnight (1700 GMT Tuesday) on a high-security prison island in central Indonesia. Eight convicts -- two Australians, one from Brazil and four from Africa, as well as the Indonesian -- were put to death on Nusakambangan Island, MetroTV and …

  • Philippine woman drug convict execution delayed
    Philippine woman drug convict execution delayed

    CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's attorney general says the execution has been delayed of a woman Philippine convict, one of nine people who had been due to face a firing squad. …

  • Mother of Filipina spared Indonesia execution hails 'miracle': radio
    Mother of Filipina spared Indonesia execution hails 'miracle': radio

    The mother of a Filipina drug convict reprieved at the 11th hour after facing execution in Indonesia told Philippine radio Wednesday: "Miracles do come true". Mary Jane Veloso was spared after someone suspected of recruiting her and tricking her into carrying drugs to Indonesia turned herself in to authorities in the Philippines, MetroTV and the Jakarta Post reported in Indonesia. "We are relieved that the execution of Mary Jane Veloso was not carried out tonight," said spokesman Charles …

  • Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution. …

  • Indonesia delays execution of Filipina drug convict
    Indonesia delays execution of Filipina drug convict

    The execution of a Filipina drug convict by an Indonesian firing squad was delayed at the last minute after one of her recruiters surrendered to police in the Philippines, the attorney general's spokesman said on Wednesday. "The execution of Mary Jane (Veloso) has been postponed because there was a request from the Philippine president related to a perpetrator suspected of human trafficking who surrendered herself in the Philippines," said Tony Spontana, spokesman for the attorney general. …

  • Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather
    Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

    Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is confident he can beat American arch-rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday with the power of God, after abandoning a life he said was packed with sin condemning him to hell. Pacquiao is in top form both in mind and spirit after he traded his boozing, gambling and womanising ways for a devout life of prayer, his spiritual adviser, Jeric Soriano, told AFP in a recent Manila interview. Except the world got to him," Soriano said of Pacquiao's …

  • Mary Jane, family say last goodbyes
    Mary Jane, family say last goodbyes

    Filipino death convict Mary Jane Veloso and her family went to mass yesterday morning, had lunch and bade each other tearful goodbyes. Veloso admonished her family not to do anything that would damage relations between the Philippines and Indonesia, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). They were her family in the past five years,” the Philippine embassy in Indonesia said. Her family, while they hoped for a miracle, seemed to be resigned to her fate. …

  • Heat index to reach 40ºC this week
    Heat index to reach 40ºC this week

    Take precautions against heat cramps and exhaustion as the heat index is expected to reach above 40 degrees Celsius later this week, the state weather bureau advised people in Metro Manila and in Laoag and Tuguegarao cities in Northern Luzon yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the heat index is expected to hit 40.2 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila and 40.7 degrees and 40.2 degrees in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte and Tuguegarao …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options