The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bohol lauded on Friday the heroics and courage of Boholano taxi driver shown at the height of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, early this month.
The provincial board approved the resolution en masse lauding the effort of hero taxi driver Winifredo “Wennie” Maquindang, a native of Loboc town in Bohol.
Loboc town is about 39 minutes from capital Tagbilaran. It is the home of the world-famous Loboc Children’s Choir and known for its relaxing river tour.
The board hailed the courage of Maquindang and for his selflessness in extending help to the wounded victims of the horrible shootout in Las Vegas.
Based on reports, Maquindang was waiting for passengers near the hotel where the gunman started shooting at an audience watching a concert nearby.
He heard loud noises, which he realized later as gunshots and not just firecrackers.
He then asked the wounded to hop into his cab and brought them to the hospital.
The proponent of the resolution, Board Member Jane Acapulco Bautista relayed the account of Maquindang, during the shootout.
The taxi driver recounted having transported at least six victims to the hospital unmindful about the danger and risks that may come along the way.
Bautista said the exploits of Maquindang only made the “Boholano proud.”
The board member further said she is commending Maquindang for risking his own life to help those in need.
At least 58 people died as scores got wounded in the deadly shooting that shocked the world.