- TikTok videos that were taken by one of the survivors of the C-130 crash have gone viral
- They showed the soldiers laughing and at a happy state before they rode the plane
- A video taken from inside the plane was also on TikTok and all of their laughter just showed that they do not have an idea of what was about to come
- The survivor said that his kin even thought that he was among those who died, but he also took to TikTok to inform his relatives that he is alive
In the 24 Oras report by Marisol Abdurahman, it was revealed that Private First Class Nathaniel Bongcayao had several TikTok videos that showed the events that transpired on the ground, at the time that the soldiers were boarding the C-130 plane.
In the video that was taken during the boarding process and on the plane, the soldiers could be seen laughing and their laughter could be heard as well.
"Sobrang saya ng mga mukha namin doon. Kasiyahan po talaga," said Bongcayao.
He then appealed to his colleagues.
"Pasensya na kayo. Kahit gusto ko kayong matulungan noon, hindi ko magawa kasi ako sa sarili ko nahirapan din ako noong panahon na 'yon," Bangcayao said.
"Sana 'wag kayong magalit sa akin kasi kung mayroon lang ako magawa noong panahon na 'yon, buhay kayo ngayon," he said in GMA's 24 Oras.
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