I was running late for the Sunday service. Upon arrival in Libertad, I hailed a cab and asked the driver to take me to Greenbelt 1 the fastest as he could. To my satisfaction, he did speed up while I busied myself sending the cab's plate number to a number of friends. Then, the vehicle came to a screeching halt. I looked up and saw a pedestrian clumsily pick up what's left of his bagful of bigas (uncooked rice) in the road and limped his way to the sidewalk. We were somewhere in Buendia, before LRT.

What's going on? The cabbie informed me that the CR-V flying ahead of us hit the poor guy and left him as rapidly as the driver could in broad daylight. The next thing I knew, we were already chasing after WJW 386 as the cabbie was curious if the person behind the steering wheel happened to be the owner him/herself or a hired driver. I didn't know what to feel upon the discovery that the passengers inside looked like a family. With their sunglasses on, it's hard to predict if they were feeling guilty or if they were simply clueless about what just took place.

I pinged a friend about it and she encouraged me to report it to the authorities. However, I didn't witness the hit-and-run incident myself. I just saw the aftermath and, sadly, I didn't ask the cabbie to stop over and extend a helping hand to the victim. I asked the cabbie what his plans are about this lead. He didn't see himself recounting the details to the police either. Instead, he was firm to reach out to newsman Tulfo for action.

Now, I'm not sure which of the Tulfo brothers he intended to approach. I hope it's NOT Mon Tulfo. He has bigger issues to take care of.

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