Arlyn Nobleza: Dakilang Tagatawad
Arlyn shared that she was flagged down by a traffic police due to her dim head lights.
I asked her, “Naglagay ka?”
She said, “Oo, Fifty pesos.”
I was shocked, because for me the average bribe is Php 100.00. I then asked, “Ang mura naman!?”
“Mahal pa nga ‘yun eh,” she answered, “‘Di ko natawaran. Minsan nga bente lang.”
I jokingly asked, “Pa’no tumawad sa pulis? ‘Magkano dito?’ Pwede ho ba bente na lang?’”
She jokingly answered, impersonating a policeman “Singkwenta talaga pero may libre nang isa pang violation para maka-bargain ka.”