Jeffrey Catayas, a resident of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, drives a “habal-habal,” a motorcycle with modified seat to allow more passengers. This type of vehicle for hire is common in the provinces particularly in areas where jeepneys and tricycles cannot enter narrow or rough roads.
8 months after saving coins little by little, Jeffrey Catayas of Barangay Tisa in Cebu, a ‘habal–habal‘ driver was able to afford a brand new motorcycle paying in cash after saving up five and ten peso coins in his bamboo-made bed.
The story was shared by Super Balita Cebu as employees of Honda Center in Cebuproves so after they helped Catayas count the coins.
Catayas earned praises from Filipino netizens on social media for his perseverance and determination.