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(PART 2 of 3) CONCIERGE, 8:45pm, non-verbatim
ME: Miss, I lost my phone kasi kanina, pero I haven’t seen any security personnel around Terra 28th. Why is that? (In fact even the past two nighs, too.)
MISS: Ano po ba nangyari, sir?
Retells what happened. EVERYTHING WENT CALMLY.
ME: Actually this is the second time nangyari to sa'kin, pero that time, I saw the kid in action, and there is a patrolling security personnel so I was able to report it right away. But this time, I wonder why wala? I am no longer interested na makuha yung phone ko and wallet pero I just wanted to alert the marshalls and know why is there nobody patrolling around.
MISS: Sir magkaiba kasi kami ng admin eh. Pero tatawag ako ng security. Wait lang po ah. (Went away)
She arrived with two High Street security personnel. They asked me a retelling of the story. They radio-over BGC security marshall around. Tagal na walang dumadating. Malamang wala talagang personnel dun sa Terra 28th kasi they could have responded right away to the radio of the High Street personnel. If that’s the case, there must be something wrong. After 10 minutes, a security marshall arrived in patrol motor. He asked me what happened. I asked the name nung marshall. Then I retold the story. EVERYTHING WAS CALM.
ME: Ayoko na sana pahabain pa and I want this off the record na lang pero I am telling you this kasi I want you to report to your office about what happened.
MARSHALL DYOSA*: Mas maganda po kung pumunta na lang po tayo sa opisina para magawan natin ng aksyon.
I didn’t want to prolong sana what happened kasi I wanted to go home na kasi there is a very important personal celebration I have and I don’t want to kill the night- and you know what it is when you try not to spoil your mood. But instead I obliged. Mas mainam nga naman para magawan ng aksyon.
I thank the conciergein-charge and the High Street guards for accommodating my concern PROPERLY . I got the name of the concierge personnel, Ms. Diwata*. EVERYTHING WENT OKAY AT THE CONCIERGE.
Then, we went to the security office thru his patrol motorcycle. He was mentioning that the security marshall in-charge was in civilian.
*Nota: Iniba ko ang pangalan ng mga taong involved para hindi tayo ma-echos. GANUN!