Man who confronts grab driver in a viral video got detained: “Pinagsisisihan ko din naman yun”

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A man who confronted a grab driver after they argued about the limit of passengers allowed in the latter’s vehicle is now regretting the things he did.

The video which went viral on September 10 showed the suspect, Jan Jervi Mercado and his girlfriend Rhea Sangil shouting at the driver Ed Tugade after the grab partner refused to accommodate the relatives of the former.

Tugade explained to the suspects that Grab only allowed four people to ride at the same time in their partner’s vehicle.

However, the suspects didn’t listen to Tugade and even hurt the victim, they even damaged the car of the grab driver.

Mercado insisted that a child should not be included in the four-person passenger limit of Grab.

After their video went viral, Mercado, together with Sangil was detained at Masambong Police Station 2.

Mercado, who’s facing charges told the media that he was only got provoked by Tugade.

“Pinagduduro niya [ko] tapos pinagmumura niya yung mga kapatid ko, tsaka yung sasakay sa kaniya na mga babae, tiyahin ko, kaibigan ng girlfriend ko tsaka girlfriend ko,” Mercado said.

Despite defending himself from Tugade’s accusations, he’s hoping that their problem may be solved by settlement.

“Hindi ko naman pinagmamalaki yun sir, pinagsisisihan ko din naman yun, kaya nga nandito ako ngayon sa loob e, una pa lang mapagkumbaba na, moral lesson, yun lang sir,” the suspect said.

However, Tugade said that he would not talk with the camp of Mercado, saying that he wanted the suspect to pay for what he did.

“Huwag na niya akong aregluhin para ano, kasi ‘pag nagsalita siya ng areglo-areglo, sisingilin kita nang hindi mo kayang bayaran.” the Grab driver said.

Meanwhile, Grab Philippines President Brian Cu defended their partner, confirming that they only allowed accepting 4 passengers at the time.

“Lilinawin ko lang, bawal ang overloading. Bata man, matanda man, ‘pag sinabing Grab car, hanggang apat lang na pasahero,” Cu said.

The company also vowed to shoulder the medical expenses of Tugade.

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