Nowadays, in spite of the various humanitarian drives against discrimination, there are still a lot of ongoing discrimination issues on our society. People are still judging other people based on the color of their skin, how they speak, how they dress and how they look. Racism is still a big issue for many and unfortunately, there are still a lot of people who experience it.
Recently, during the peak of the Holy Week, a post about an Igorot who was allegedly refused to ride a bus had gone viral. On the photos uploaded, the man was waiting for a bus along with other passengers. However, when a bus owned by Solid North transit came, everyone rushed just to get inside. However, as seen in the photos, only the Igorot man was left and was not able to ride.
Dhrins Laurente Napeek, a netien who was in the same place as the man, said he was shocked when the bus already sped off. The man was supposed to go to Villasis or Rosales to visit a patient during that time. Napeek also believed that the man was not allowed to ride the bus because of his appearance. This started the viral status of the post.
A woman under the username Kim Lauder said she was on the bus that time and said that there were too many passengers and the man was left because there is no more space for him.
Meanwhile, Solid north Bus Company already released their statement and swore to investigate what happened.
This should serve as a lesson for all that no matter what your race is, everyone should be treated the same and equal. If you were in the Igorot man’s shoes, how would you feel towards the incident?