Sorsogon lawyer paid in crabs for court appearance

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Noel Allen Bose, a Sorsogon lawyer, proudly displays his day's earnings, a fresh catch of crabs. (Source: Noel Allen Bose/Facebook)
Noel Allen Bose, a Sorsogon lawyer, proudly displays his day's earnings, a fresh catch of crabs. (Source: Noel Allen Bose/Facebook)

A lawyer from Sorsogon City made rounds on social media for receiving fresh crabs as payment for appearing in court Wednesday (June 16).

Early this week, lawyer Noel Allen Bose went about his daily routine, attending a hearing in Sorsogon for one of his clients. Following the proceedings, his client admitted that he didn't have enough money to pay his appearance fee and instead offered to compensate him with the catch of the day.

Bose recalled the incident in a Facebook post, “Atty. Wala akong pambayad ng appearance fee mo. Pwede po ba yung huli nalang namin ang ipambayad ko sa inyo? (Attorney, I won’t be able to pay your appearance fee. Is it okay if we pay you with our catch?)” said Bose quoting his client.

Bose agreed, and when he arrived outside court, he was surprised to see a bunch of fresh crabs.

“The best talaga si Atty! Hinay hinay sa aligi, (Attorney is the best! Go easy on the crab coral),” a user commented. 

Bose retorted with another joke, claiming that he is now concerned about his medical bills as a result of his possibly high cholesterol.

Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.

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