A viral video showing a woman falling flat after ripping on the luggage of an unknown man had been going around Facebook since it was uploaded by Charlotte Lopez Hofilena in January 26, 2015. The woman who was tripped is her mother Rosario Hofilena.
According to the description accompanying the video, the incident happened in Bacolod-Silay Airport on April 2014. Neither the said airport nor the Cebu Pacific had made contact with them and there seemed to be no effort to identify the man who owned the bag that tripped her mother. Her mom was said to have suffered serious injuries and needed to have therapy and medications.
In the CCTV footage, Rosario Hofilena is seen waiting in the predeparture area at the airport waiting for her luggage. The man in yellow shirt got his bag ahead of the lady and put it beside her.Hofilena soon got her bag but accidentally tripped with the man’s bag who instead of helping her decided to just walk away.
Many netizens expressed their disappointment over the airport management. Many say that the airport should have helped with the man’s identification and with the victim’s hospitalization as the incident happened in its vicinity. Many also commented that the man should have helped the woman rather than just walking away like nothing happened.