Man arrives home in Eastern Samar after 10-day bike ride from Parañaque City

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Tacloban City (CNN Philippines, September 22) - A 19-year-old man arrived at his Eastern Samar hometown after riding his bicycle for 10 days from Parañaque City.

Peter Roncales arrived at the border checkpoint of the Municipality of Taft on Monday evening, which is 1,000 kilometers away from Parañaque City in Metro Manila.

Roncales decided to take the risky journey after losing his job due to the quarantine restriction brought by the pandemic.

Since he did not have enough money for fare to travel to Samar, Roncales decided to leave Metro Manila using his bike.

Upon arrival at the provincial border in Taft, he rested for a while as he awaited for personnel from his hometown, the Municipality of Oras, to fetch him. Oras is one hour away from Taft.

A vehicle of Oras local government drove him from the checkpoint to a quarantine center for locally stranded individuals, according to the Philippine News Agency. He will stay there for 14 days before he will be allowed to reunite with his family, it also said,