New Teacher Rips Pants on the Way to Oathtaking, Finds Help in Hero Taxi Driver

Everyone knows how embarrassing it can be to experience wardrobe malfunction, particularly in big events like an oathtaking ceremony! But a new teacher who ripped her pants on the way to the ceremony found help in a hero taxi driver who was too humble about the deed that he didn’t even give her his real name but only his code name…

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Novie Joy Balete Venteroso was on the way to the oathtaking ceremony for newly licensed professional teachers at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) in Iloilo City when she noticed the huge rip on her pants. It was already 7:30AM and the call time was at 8AM; she would be late if she returned home to change.

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

She asked the driver to find a dressmaking shop, but at that early in the morning on a Sunday, he told her that it would be impossible for one to be open. He suggested that they go to the market, instead, to buy thread and needle.

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

But Novie was so nervous that her hands were shaking and she felt like crying, thinking that she would be late for the ceremony and would be wearing that embarrassing pants. She was unable to even put the thread inside the needle. So, she requested the driver to buy superglue. He hurried to the market, but the superglue didn’t work.

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Seeing that she was on the verge of tears, the hero taxi driver told her he knows how to sew and would fix the pants for her! He even offered his extra t-shirt so she can cover herself while he fixed her clothes! What a gentleman.

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

After he fixed her pants, she asked for his name but he only told her his code name is “Magic” and allowed her to take a side-view picture as he was a bit shy. Awwwww. You’re so humble, Manong!

Photo credit: Novie Joy Balete Venteroso / Facebook

But he would later be identified as Remy Surita Jr. of Light of Glory Taxi Services. Novie happily shared the story on her Facebook account – and netizens hailed this taxi driver a hero. Thanks to Manong Remy, Novie was able to attend the oathtaking ceremony.