Ivana Alawi surprised some delivery riders with helmets and cash gifts as her “own small way of giving back and making them happy.”
In a 25-minute YouTube vlog, the actress-vlogger decided to gift each of the eight riders with a brand-new helmet and P10,000 cash as recognition for their hard work amid the pandemic.
She said she was also affected by stories of riders sometimes falling victim to online scammers.
“Yung reason talaga kung bakit ko ito ginagawa is because marami akong nakikita na scammer na mga tao na akala nila nakakatawa na pagtripan nila ang mga driver na nagpapakahirap magtrabaho,” said Ivana.
Ivana used a different name in booking the deliveries online so the riders wouldn’t have any idea about the surprise gifts.
“Maraming way na maglokohan kayo pero huwag mong pagtripan ang isang tao na nagtatrabaho ng marangal. Kaya ako, I’ll try to help in my own small way,” Ivana addressed the scammers.
“Stop it. Kung gusto niyong tumulong, tumulong kayo. Huwag kayong mangti-trip ng ibang tao by using their money, by making them sad. Kasi hindi niyo alam ang mga private buhay nila eh, may mga anak,” she added.
The riders, in turn, couldn’t believe their eyes and turned emotional after meeting Ivana in person and even receiving a surprise from her.
Watch the full vlog here: