MANILA, Philippines — Ricardo Camral, a taxi driver, was one of thethousands of Filipinos who were forced to leave their work due to thecoronavirus disease pandemic.
Before Camral was laid off from work, it has been a habit of his to regularly dine at acanteen in Pasig, owned by Cheenee Reyes, before looking for passengers.
However, on that fateful day, Camral told Reyes that he has been fired from work, and askedif he could still eat in the canteen despite not havingenough cash to buy food.
Camral was allowed inside the eatery but after having a few bites ofthe food, he collapsed. Nearby citizens immediately called for help,contacting the nation’s emergency hotline 911.