A few days after being involved in a road accident due to a lorry driver falling asleep, Vice Ganda reaffirmed his call for the service company and the transport service of the former to provide help, while emphasizing the need to take responsibility for the incident.
The actor-comedian expressed concern for the driver during an interview with ABS-CBN News last Tuesday, August 22, when he noticed the driver being “bypassed” by the truck’s contractor and the company he worked for while being questioned by authorities.
“Tinatanong ako ng pulis kung sasampahan ba ‘yung driver. Sino ba sasagot kasi ang sabi raw, hindi raw sasagutin ng (company) kasi sasagutin ng entrepreneur, ‘yung may-ari ng truck. Sabi naman ng may-ari ng truck, hindi raw nila sasagutin ‘yun kasi sagot daw ‘yun ng driver. Oh, Tama. Kasalanan naman talaga ng driver ‘diba, mais nakakaawa rin,” he said.
“Paano niya sasagutin ‘yung Cadillac at Mercedes Benz in May dalawa pa siyang nabangga? Paano ‘yun? Kaya pakiusap ko, sana tulungan naman nila yung driver. Tulungan ng entrepreneur niya… tutal malaking kompanya naman ‘yon. Tulungan diba? Hindi ‘yung biglang… sa driver lang,” he added.
(The police were asking me if I was going to press charges against the driver. Who would be responsible for the accident, since the service company would not be responsible, saying that the trucking contractor would take care of it. However, the contractor Said he would. I can’t be responsible because it’s the driver’s fault. Yes, they’re right. It’s the driver’s fault. But I can’t help but feel sorry. How is he going to handle the Cadillac, the Mercedes Benz and the other two victims? How? That’s why I’m calling for help for the driver. The contractor has to help him. After all, it’s a great company. Help him. Don’t just blame the driver.)
As the ‘It’s Showtime’ host considers legal action against the driver, he stressed that the contractor and the transportation service company should not abandon him at such a crucial time.
“Magsasampa din ako… someone is responsible. Kung ‘yung driver man… but sana bigyan naman ng assistance ng (kompanya) at contractor niya, huwag namang iwanan nang mag-isa ‘yung driver,” he said. “If you know, tutulong or lang bibigay lang sila ng reaksyon kung may namatay? Kung may namatay, diba magre-reaching out to ‘yung kumpanya? So pig walang namatay? Walang gan’un? Nakakalungkot din na parang—Hindi ko alam anong nangyari—but parang naiwan sa ere ‘yung driver.’
(I’m considering legal action. Someone is responsible. But if it’s to the driver, I hope he gets some help from his company and his contractor. He shouldn’t be left alone in the dark. That’s why I said, are they going to help or make a statement when someone dies? Because there are cases where companies reach out if someone dies. But like no one died, nothing? It makes me sad because even though I don’t know what exactly happened, the driver was abandoned by both parties.)
The ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’ star also clarified that the accident involving four vehicles happened on August 20 at around ’12:30 a.m. along Katipunan in Quezon City’, saying he was on his way to a party at the time. anniversary for Wendell Ramos.
Reports of Vice Ganda’s accident circulated on social media after a certain Jeppooyy Bekillyou uploaded a clip of the actor-comedian checking up on other victims, on the latter’s Facebook page. /ra
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