BARAKO Bull star Ronald Tubid went out last week and watched a comedy film, Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako, where he had a cameo role.
It turned out to be a horror experience.
The 29-year-old PBA veteran had answered a call from friend, Marc Pingris, inside the cinema when, minutes later, he discovered that his three-year-old iPhone 4 was no longer in his pocket.
“Nakunsensya nga si Marc kasi sabi niya parang siya pa daw ang dahilan ng pagkawala ng cellphone ko,” he laughed.
Asked if his talent fee for the movie is enough to compensate for the cost of his phone, Tubid answered: “Mas mahalaga kasi sa akin dun yun mga contact numbers. Hindi ko pa naman na-i-back-up. Di ko kasi akalain na madudukot yun, sobrang ingat ko na!”
Tubid, it turned out, was not the only player victimized by petty thieves over the holidays.
His friend, Meralco Bolts forward Carlo Sharma, lost his wallet from suspected Salisi Gang members inside their village in Pasig City.
“Bumaba lang ako saglit sa kotse ko para bumili, pagbalik ko natangay na yung wallet ko. Kaka withdraw ko pa naman nun,” recalled Sharma, who lost P4,000, his ATM, and other important documents.
“Ang lalakas nga ng loob, ang laki kong to, hindi na natakot,” added Sharma, who recalled how a tattooed guy covered his peripheral vision of the car while from the sari-sari store.
“Lookout siguro yung tumakip sa akin tapos may isa o dalawang tumira sa bintana ng kotse," he concluded.