polic eofficer gave cash to settle the unpaid school balance of one student he happened to block at a checkpoint because of multiple violations
- He was moved upon learning that the student could not join the graduation due to unpaid tuition and graduation fee
- His financial assistance made it possible for the student to fulfill her wish and that is to graduate
poli ce officer was so kind to share the financial burden of one student he interrupted at a checkpoint.
On July 24,
Polic e Master Sergeant John Hay Macapulay called the attention of Eunie Subaran and her brother, who were blocked at the checkpoint due to some violations. Both are minors and were riding a single motorcycle, not wearing helmets and has no license to show.
Subaran pleaded that they are just going to school to witness her classmates’ graduation, wherein she is not joining because of unpaid balances. They also begged for consideration because they do not have money to pay for the penalty.
On that day, they planned to pass through a supermarket going to school and to ask if she could be included in the graduation. But unfortunately, they got screwed at the checkpoint.
But instead of issuing a violation ticket, Macapulay asked if they have already eaten.
He treated them to a meal. While eating, the officer shared about his past li
fe. From their conversation, he learned that Subaran is a graduating student. He told her that their meal would be his gift for her. But she said she isn’t joining the occasion because she still has unpaid balances in school. Macapulay made a thoughtful gesture that turned her emotional.
“Sabi po niya, kumain lang daw po kami nang kumain kasi daw po may iba pa po siyang regalo sa akin,” Subaran narrated in an interview by Homer Teodoro. She continued,” Doon po. Bigla na lang po niya akong sinabihan na ihahabol daw po niya ako sa mismong graduation ko.”
The officer accompanied them to school and wholeheartedly paid the remaining P3,900 balance. With that, she will be able to graduate which is scheduled on August 5. Not just that. The senior high student from the New Christian Academy is set to graduate with honors!
Macapulay admitted in a separate interview by Homer Teodoro that he really has a soft spot for people in that situation because he experienced the hardships of being a student too. It took him seven years to finish high school because of pov
erty. He felt he needed to do something that day because he does not want to regret not helping her.
Macaulay is equally happy in return.
“Ang joy po na naramdaman ko noong time na ‘yon ay hindi po kayang bayaran ng ano mang uri ng pera,” he described.
Watch Eunie Subaran’s interview here.