Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

6 thoughts on “The old man, the jeepney driver, and the 20% discount

  1. I salute students who ask for that discount (they are entitled for) more so when they make it a point to argue for it. These are the kinds of students who can make a difference in today’s society. We need those who can stand for their rights. No matter how small, I believe that’s one of the best ways to determine whether or not we’re nearing the progress we, Filipinos, are aiming for. But, as long as we tolerate those pig-headed Filipinos (e.g. drivers who deny discount for students, train passengers who cut the line snaking to the Automatic gates during rush hour in the MRT, etc.), the hope for the said progress will be impossible.

    I am not saying though that I am as brave as I should be but one thing is for sure: I am trying really hard to do my part.

    Here’s another post similar to your first post and to the point I was trying to put across: http://yobynos.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/neglected-simple-rules-and-other-rules-for-riding-the-train/

    1. Thanks po for reading my first-ever blog here in WordPress! Mind you, that incident po had a very strong effect on me – to the point of being compelled to write about it. Thanks po for sharing that link!

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