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Teener biked 10 days to get home from Metro Manila to Eastern Samar

Elmer Recuerdo



Without money to pay for a fare, a teenager went on a 10-day bike ride from Metro Manila to Eastern Samar to come home to his family.

Peter Roncales, a 19-year-old resident of Oras, Eastern Samar, arrived at the boundary of Taft town at around 7 in the evening on Monday 21 September.

According to a social media post of Christian Evardone, Roncales told the staff manning the checkpoint that it took him 10 days to travel by bicycle from Paranaque to the boundary of Eastern Samar.

He said he decided to come home by bicycle because he has no money to pay the fare and he lost his job in Metro Manila.

Roncales was picked at the checkpoint of Taft by personnel of the local government unit of Oras and was immediately brought to the town’s isolation facility for a mandatory 14-day quarantine.