So here’s a concept. Imagine leaving your house without even rushing. You go to the Metro Manila Rail Transit line 3, fresh and dressed properly. People are well-disciplined; they follow the rules and regulations and they are all patient with each other. You calmly entered the train and bumped into a prominent person. But then, you removed your ear pods only to realize these things can’t be true here in Metro Manila. However, the last one can actually be a reality. Kapuso star Betong Sumaya is the one to prove that.
Due to the nature of their job, it’s safe to assume that most celebrities own a vehicle. However, there are some who still choose to experience the life of common people who can’t afford to purchase their own cars. Recently, “Bubble Gang” mainstay Betong Sumaya took to Instagram to share a simple photo of himself with hundreds of people on the MRT-3.
Many of his fans and followers were impressed that despite being a celebrity, Betong Sumaya has managed to keep his feet on the ground.
In a report published by GMA, it showed that it was not the first time that Betong joined the crowd of MRT-3. Back in September 2016, the comedian took a selfie while he was on the train. In the caption, he wrote, “Amazing MRT ride, sakay na hehehe :).” This happened again in November 2017. Along with the common passengers, Betong posed with a big smile on his face.
Betong Sumaya rose to fame after he participated in GMA’s purchased reality game show, “Survivor Philippines.” Since then, many noticed his talent in making people laugh. This gave him an opportunity to be part of the longest-running gag show in the local showbiz scene. He has also starred in numerous TV series with supporting roles.
After all, public transportation isn’t exclusively for common people. It’s a good thing that some who are privileged enough would know what it feels like to immerse in a daily scenario.
What can you say about Betong Sumaya riding the MRT-3? Have you ever encountered someone prominent on public transportation? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!