A doctor is in hot water after he was seen on several videos belittling and cursing the driver of an L300 van in a road rage incident that really angered netizens. Many sided with the L300 van driver and his family, saying that this doctor is rude and arrogant.
Santiago Paredes, 49, from Mandaluyong City went with his wife Merly Paredes, 46, to Raffy Tulfo in Action. They sought action against the doctor, identified as Tomas Joaquin Mendez.
“Anong number ng boss mo? Operator ka lang! Anong number ng boss mo? Ginigitgit mo ‘ko! Bastos ka!” Mendez kept repeating.
Despite several explanations from the Paredes couple that they did no such thing and that the doctor had thrown something at their vehicle, he continued berating and belittling them. He also keeps telling Merely to keep quiet because he’s not talking to her.
“Nanggigitgit ka! Akala mo kung sino ka’ng angas. Ang dumi-dumi mo!” the doctor shouted at the driver, adding curses along the way. This got him the ire of netizens who could not believe that someone like him, especially a doctor, would act in this manner.
He also laughed at the couple for saying he threw something at their car, asking them whether they had video evidence that he did it.
On Tulfo, it was pointed out that Mendez had also gone viral last year for a similar incident.
According to Tulfo, they will help the couple have the doctor’s driver’s license suspended. They will also help have this doctor’s PRC license revoked because this is a conduct unbecoming of a doctor, particularly a surgeon. They could also file a case of unjust vexation and other charges.
The couple have four children with them in the van, with the third year high school being the one most affected by the incident and was the one who took the videos.
Here are the videos from the child’s phone:
Here’s the video on Raffy Tulfo in Action: