The “Iba Yan” team led by actress Angel Locsin turned the spotlight on the plight of jeepney drivers, who are still unable to make a living.
For the longest time, our jeepneys have always been one of our main modes of transportation, and our beloved jeepney drivers who have relentlessly brought us to our destinations.
But since the pandemic has brought chaos to the country, our jeepney drivers, the ones we call “mga hari ng kalsada,” were nowhere to be found on the streets.
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These heroes who used to provide service for everyone could not provide for their loved ones, not even for themselves.
Recently, in the latest episode of “Iba Yan” with host Angel Locsin, they decided to extend help for jeepney drivers.
Angel met Jimmy Escalante, a member of a group of jeepney drivers from Balintawak, Quezon City. Jimmy and his co-drivers have been stuck in their terminal for almost four months because of lockdown.
Until life goes back to normal for them, “Iba Yan” thought of treating them for a whole day so they could forget about their problems even just for a while.
Iba ‘Yan gave each one of them a driver kit, rice supply for one month, and a business package.
The last surprise was given to Mang Jimmy and his wife Emilia Escalante.
As their house got demolished two years ago, the couple has no choice but to spend every single day inside their jeepney – where they eat, sleep, and do everything for survival.
Iba ‘Yan made sure that it would still come true as Angel and the whole team had it furnished for them, and even put a mini store which can be an additional source of income for them.
Watch it below:
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