MANILA - Acoustic pop rock act Stephen Speaks got an experience in Manila that any famous personality may be familiar with.
In a Facebook post, the band said their Grab driver was pulled over by a traffic enforcer for a violation but was let off in exchange for a favor.
"Our Grab (like Uber) driver just got pulled in Manila over for running a red light, and my tour crew bribed him with a selfie with me to let us go. He said he sings Passenger Seat at the karaoke bar," said the band led by singer-songwriter Rockwell Ryan Ripperger.
"I was like…. I can’t believe that actually worked."
Speaks is in the country for the fifth time to visit several places, release a single, and launch the vinyl version of his “greatest album.”