MANILA, Philippines – A police officer is getting publicity for all the right reasons.
A Facebook post by Allen Joseph Macario featuring a police officer is going viral.
Saludo ako kay Mamang pulis kanina habang pauwi.. Siksikan na sa jeep kaya nagulat ako sumakay parin at sumabit nalang…..Posted by Allen Joseph Macario on Monday, January 25, 2016
Macario said he was in a jeep when policeman Aldrin Agravante climbed aboard.
Because the jeep was full, the officer could not find a seat, so he decided to hang onto the back of the jeep instead. He only sat down after several people disembarked.
The cop then handed money for his fare, but instead of just paying for himself, his payment included that of an older passenger. The driver refused to accept the officer’s money, but the cop insisted.
When the policeman alighted, another passenger remarked, “‘Yan ang mabuting pulis hindi corrupt.” (That’s a good cop, one that is not corrupt.)
Macario was also impressed with the cop.
“Nakakatuwa lang isipin na kahit maraming naiinis sa mga pulis sa panahon ngayon, eh, marami pa ring pulis na kagaya nya na matulungin at tapat sa tungkulin.” he wrote.
(It’s just nice to know that even though a lot of people are annoyed with cops nowadays, there are still plenty of officers like him who are helpful and honest at their jobs.)
As of posting, the post has 81,000 reactions and was shared 4,495 times. The Philippine National Police (PNP) also shared the viral post saying: “Isang PNP good deed po bago magtapos ang araw. Saludo po kami sa inyo mamang pulis! #PNPGoodDeed”
(A PNP good deed before the day ends. We salute you, Mr Policeman!)
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