- A 60-year-old man walked from Pampanga to Manila to seek help from his brother amid the economic effects of the quarantine
- He had no food nor money when he left his home in Pampanga and only picked mangoes on the road to sustain him
- A kindhearted doctor saw him walking along NLEX and after learning the old man's ordeal, offered him a ride
- According to the doctor, it was already the old man's second day on the road and within 5 minutes from getting inside the car, he fell asleep
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A desperate 60-year-old decided to leave his home in Pampanga and go to Manila to seek help from his brother as he no longer had any money nor food to eat.
Since transportation has been suspended, the old man walked from Pampanga, relying only on mangoes that he gets to pick on the road for his own sustenance.
Dr. Win Enriquez, a doctor from PGH, saw him at NLEX while he was on his way to Manila to report to work on Saturday, April 4.
He stopped and asked the old man, and upon learning about his plight, and that he was headed for Cubao, Quezon City, where his brother lives, the doctor offered him a ride. Dr. Enriquez noted that he was still holding a peeled mango on his hand, with more mangoes in a plastic bag on the other hand.
Five minutes later, the old man was already sleeping.
At NLEX Bocaue Toll Gate Office, the doctor decided to turn him over to the authorities, so that they could duly give him the assistance he needed, as well as in deference to quarantine protocols.
The doctor also gave him some cash and packs of biscuits.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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