Yass Pressman gave a generous Christmas gift to a Grab driver whose car was hit by the actress' own personal driver.
The driver, Raymart Guinto, detailed the accident in a recent episode of Raffy Tulfo in Action. According to him, he was on his way to a Starbucks branch in Bonifacio Global City when Pressman's driver, identified as Domer Rabi, collided with his vehicle from behind.
"Nagsabi po siya sa'kin nung time na binangga niya ako na nagte-text po siya, so nagmamadali po siya," Guinto recalled. "Hindi ko po pinapaalis 'yung sasakyan niya, ang inaano niya lang sa'kin ay nagmamadali siya."
"Sabi ko po, 'Sir, wag po kayong magmadali kasi binangga niyo po ako sir. Kailangan po natin maghintay ng marshal dito para po makapagpagawa tayo ng police report.'"
Once they were able to have a proper discussion, Guinto learned that Rabi works for Pressman as her personal driver and was able to reach out to her regarding the incident.
The local star promised to handle all of the fees needed for the repair and that she will reduce this from the salary of her driver. Guinto said that the estimated fee reached up to P49,828.
However, several days have passed and Guinto still didn't receive any word from Rabi. Because of this, he wasn't able to work and earn money for his family.
"Eleven days na po akong naghihintay ng response, halos lahat po tinawagan ko na. 'Yung driver po nagte-text lang tapos wala na rin po agad," Guinto said.
"Hindi ko na po masara 'yung trunk. Ibabagsak ko po nang sobra para lang masara ko nang maayos. Kapag bubuksan, hahatakin ko naman po siya pataas para lang po magbukas 'yung trunk," he added.
Guinto, who only has an average income of P2,000 a day, explained that he wasn't able to get the contact information of Pressman, so he only had her driver to communicate with.
Eventually, Pressman contacted Tulfo and revealed that she had fired Rabi from his work as her driver, but explained that it wasn't because of the accident.
She then apologized profusely to Guinto, "Pasensya ka na, tanggal na sa trabaho 'yung kausap mo. Hindi ko naman po alam. Syempre icocover po namin yan, wala kasi ako sa sasakyan nung nangyari po 'yan."
Pressman assured him that she will pay for the fees as well as his lost income, which accumulates to P71,828.
"Wala pong problema. Pati na rin po sa mga araw na hindi po kayo nakapagtrabaho, ibibigay ko na rin po para po hindi [maapektuhan] 'yung pamilya niyo. Alam ko naman po kung gaano kahirap yung araw araw na byahe," Pressman said.
As a Christmas gift to Guinto, the actress increased the payment to P100,000, which she gave to him after the program ended as promised.
Pressman expressed her gratitude to Tulfo for reaching out to her and resolving the issue. Netizens meanwhile praised her for her generosity and down-to-earth personality.
"Sobrang bait ni miss Yassi. Sana lahat kagaya niyo po ma'am, salute to you. Thank din sir Raffy Tulfo and sa staff mo," one user commented.
"Nakakabilib talaga mga ganitong artista. Down to earth pa rin kahit sikat na. God Bless po sir Raffy Tulfo and Yassi," another one wrote.