LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe…” (Romans 1:16, the Holy Bible)>
GRAB DRIVER LIVES UP TO HIS RIGHTEOUS VIEWS: Johannes Organo Comia is one Grab Philippines-Metro Manila driver who lives up to a code of prompt service, untainted honesty, and unadulterated truth.
Last September 24, 2019, he was the Grab driver that responded to my request for a ride going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on my way to a Central Visayan city for a court hearing, together with my wife, former Judge Angelina Domingo Mauricio.
He was driving smoothly, enough to send me to a short nap. At the NAIA Terminal 2 Departure Area, I got down, got my luggages, and after paying, went inside the terminal to check in.
It was at that point that I realised that my clutch bag containing my IDs and cards, and, of course, my money for the trip, was not with me, and may have fallen inside the car. I immediately called Johannes through his phone and explained my predicament.
Before I finished, he said “yes”, my clutch bag was found by him, and he was just trying to call me to return it. He then volunteered to come back to NAIA T 2. Wow. Was I really glad to receive my bag from him. Thank God in His Name of Jesus, Amen!!!
“MANY FILIPINO DRIVERS ARE ILL-DISCIPLINED”: Lack of discipline among many Filipino drivers as the real reason why Metro Manila is currently experiencing its most harrowing episodes in traffic management was the prime topic of the discussion that I had with Johannes Organo Comita, a Grab Philippines Metro Manila driver who returned to me my clutch bag that I left in his car on September 24, 2019.
According to Johannes, many Filipino drivers have become too ill-mannered and selfish, wanting to always be ahead of all other drivers on the road. No one want to be in line and wait for their turns anymore, so that their cutting lanes every so often contribute heavily to the worsening of the traffic situation, at any given time.
Johannes vehemently claimed that while he himself had worked overseas for quite some time, he never saw the kind of rude and bad mannered, and totally greedy style of, driving he is now seeing among many of his colleagues on the road. This is the reason why, he said, he does not agree when foreigners say Filipinos are a bunch of good people. “Can someone who is good be lacking in self-discipline?” he asks.
WHY HAVE DRIVERS BECOME ILL-DISCIPLINED? What could have caused this malady, I asked Johannes Organo Comia, a driver for Metro Manila of Grab Philippines. Well, I wasn’t surprised when he was unable to give any answer. I told him there is one reason for this: it is the devil which is now in control of a great number of Filipinos today, because they no longer have any training and instruction on the Word of God, disabling them from obeying His commands. Johannes could only manage to smile at what I said.
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