What comes first into your mind when you hear the acronym "MMDA"? It's probably something negative, no thanks to all the bad news we've heard about the government agency and its people.
But as the saying goes, "It's not nice to generalize."
Such is the case with MMDA constables Tetchie Carmona and Maria Sol Acosta, who did something seldom shown in the news: go out of their way to help a motorist in need.
According to a motorist named Jomai Moreno, the two approached him after he bumped into another car along EDSA Guadalupe. The female driver of the other car was asking P2,000 for damages.
Video via GMA News and Public Affairs
In a heart-warming twist though, the MMDA constables helped him negotiate the payment. Carmona said they felt pity for Jomai, a 19-year-old college student who didn't have enough cash to pay up.
"Naawa ako sa bata. Sabi ko, 'Abonohan ko na lang kaya. Magkano nga, ma'am?' Two thousand daw. Sabi ko, 'Baka puwedeng babaan naman po sa P1,500 kasi hindi naman ganoong kalaki ang tama, kumpara mo kay sir, talagang dent na dent 'yung hood niya.' Kung gusto raw naming tulungan si sir, tulungan daw namin," said Carmona in an interview with 24 Oras Weekend.
And help him they did. The two shelled out P1,500 from their daily allowance to pay for the damages, an act that earned Jomai's gratitude.
Good job, ladies! Not only did you prove it's not all bad apples in the MMDA, you've also earned for yourselves a ton of fans in the Internet. May good karma come your way!