You remember Christopher Lao, the UP College of Law student whose car floated when he drove through the flooded Mother Ignacia St.? He was able to turn that misfortune into gold by being the star of the new BPI Auto Loan that offers Free Insurance with Acts of Nature Coverage.
Christopher Lao was in a hurry that day in August because he was going to pick up his daughter from school. He didn't realize that the flood in Mother Ignacia was that deep when he decided to cross the water with his car.
He blamed the traffic enforcers of that area for not blocking the flooded road. Lao also blamed the bystanders for not even telling him that the flood couldn't be crossed.
Lao issued a public apology for his rants that was shown on national television via GMA-7's 24 Oras. In the statement, he also said that being laughed at on the internet has caused wounded feelings and sleepless nights to him and his family.
But it was a great maneuver that he was able to turn the incident to his favor. In a recent interview with GMA News, Lao even said it became an opportunity for him and that he can now pay for the tuition of his daughter.