Eric Fructuoso reacts over his viral tricycle driver photo.
Thousands of Filipinos lost their jobs amid the pandemic. They lost their jobs due to flexible working arrangements and closures.
Most of them want to return to their provinces. Unable to earn, some of them were forced to live on the streets.
Amid this, Eric Fructuoso in an Instagram post on Tuesday said that he got no room for “kaartehan” during these trying times, stressing that as long as he’s earning income through legal means, he will do everything to provide for his family.
“Times like these hindi pwedeng kaartehan ang paiiralin! Basta ligal na pagkakakitaan para sa mga anak, tirahin lang ng tirahin!”
Netizens commended Eric’s attitude, agreeing that everyone needs to find ways to be able to cope with the current situation.
But reacting to some comments on his Facebook account, Eric clarified that he is not literally working as a tricycle driver.
“Hindi po totoong namamasada ako ng trike sa Naic, Cavite… Dine ako sa Lipa, Batangas namamasada mas malaki ang kita! Akalain mong p200 ispesyal hanggang Rowbeensons?”
He also dedicated an online post to the tricycle drivers out there, “Huwag niyo po ismall-in ang mga tricycle drivers.
“May kumpare akong trike driver sa BF Homes at nung nag garage sale ako dati e yung mga kasamahan niyang trike drivers na tropa ang bumile ng mga Ralph Lauren at Ferragamo ko. Kaya nga “barya lang sa umaga” dahil buo buo pera nila.”
He further said in a video he posted on Facebook that he was just trying to set an example by reminding people that one should not belittle whatever one does in order to make a living.
Watch the video below:
Queens of the SouthBaked Chicken Wings w/ Cheesy Beef Nachos
Posted by Frederick Magdaluyo Fructuoso on Saturday, August 15, 2020
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