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« on: May 21, 2010, 11:59:43 PM »
Ever since it was diagnosed that I am  having a  possible heart enlargement in the last APE, I have exerted more effort to do physical exercises.  I do jogging during week days and do long - ride mountain biking every Sunday.

But this Sunday is a special Sunday to me. While I was on my way to the mountains of Busay hoping to strengtened  my heart by this exercise, instead, I personally encountered a heart-breaking  scene that changed me.

 

I already passed the  Marco Polo Plaza ( formerly Cebu Plaza Hotel ) when I decided to stop to buy bananas at a small carenderia located along the road. I haven’t taken any solid food that morning  so I need fruits to have the needed energy  to get to my destination - the mountain  top. I almost done eating with the second banana when I noticed two children across the street busily  searching  the garbage area. “Basureros”  I said to myself and  quickly turn  my attention away from them to sip a small amount of water. I cared less for these kind of children actually; to make it straight, I do not like them, and I do not trust them evenmore. You see, several times I have been a victim to these kind of children who are pretending to be basureros looking for  empty bottles  and cans  when in fact the  ‘plangganas’, ‘kalderos’, and ‘hinayhays’ are their favorites.  I remember one afternoon  while I was watching a Mike Tyson fight when I noticed  that the TV screen suddenly became blurred. I checked outside and saw two young basureros running away with my newly installed antenna.

Hatred may be a little bit stronger word to describe my feeling towards these basureros, but I do not like them honestly ? not till I met these three children.

 

 I was about to embark on my bike again when I heard one of the two children, a girl of about 7 or 8 of age saying aloud to the other , a 12-yr old boy , “ kuya si dodong  kuha-a kay  nag-sige’g tan-aw sa mga nagkaon, mauwaw ta” , only then that I noticed a small boy standing  near to me biting slightly his finger. He’s a few inches shorter if compared to my 5 year - old son ( but I knew later that he’s also 5 yrs. Old). Though he did not ask for food to anyone in the carenderia, the way he looked at the customers who were eating , enough to convinced me that he intensely craving for it. The older boy then quickly crossed the  street and gently pulled out the little one who politely obeyed. As I watched the two crossing back the street to the garbage area, I heard the tindera saying “ Lo-oy kaayo nang mga bataa uy, mga buotan ra ba na”. I learned further from the carenderia owner that the children are from a good family , both parents were working before , and that their  father got a stroke 3 years ago and became partially paralized  and  their mother died of heart attack while their father  was still confined at the hospital. The parents were still in their early forties when the catastrophe  happened , and  the children became basureros since then to meet their daily needs and for their father’s medication.

 

Deeply moved by what I heard, I went  to a nearby  bakery and bought 20 pesos worth of bread and  gave it to the children who initially refused including the little boy.  “ Sige lang noy, salamat na lang, magpalit lang nya mi kung mahalinan na mi” the young girl said to me. I explained that they need to go home because it started to rain . “ Naanad na man mi ani “ the girl answered again. Again, I explained that the rain can make them sick and if they’ll become sick there’s no one to take care of their father. Upon mentioning their father, they nodded and acccept the bread but I noticed that the older boy did not ate. When I asked him if he does not like the kind of bread I bought for them he smiled but as he’s about to explain, the little girl, who is the more talker of them interrupted, “ Domingo man gud ron ,noy,  basta Sabado ug Domingo hapon ra siya mokaon kami ra ang mokaon ug pamahaw pero dili na pod mi mokaon inig hapon, si kuya ra. Pero basta Lunes ngadto sa Biyernes, kay klase man , si kuya  ra sad ang seguro-on ug papamahaw, kami hapon na sad mi moka-on “  Pero kung

daghan mi ug halin  mokaon mi tanan.”   she  continued.  “Ngano man diay ug

mokaon mong tanan, bahinon ninyo bisan ug unsa ka gamay?”  I countered.

The young girl reasoned out that their  father wanted that her older brother to come to school with full stomachs so he can  easily catch up the teacher’s lessons. “Inig ka trabaho ni kuya mo undang na man mi ug pamasura , first honor baya na siya  “ the little boy added proudly.

 

Maybe I  was  caught by surprise or I am just overly emotional that my tears started to fall. I then quickly  turned my back from them to hide my tears and pretended to pick up my bike from the carenderia where I left it.

I don’t know how many seconds or minutes I spent just to compose myself; pretending again this time that I was mending by bike.

 

 

Finally I get on to my bike and approached the three children to bid goobye to them who in turn cast their  grateful smiles at me. I then took a good look  at all of them specially to the small boy and pat his head with a pinch in my heart. Though I believe that their positive look at life can easily change their present situation, there is one thing that they can never change; that is , their being motherless. That little boy can no longer taste the sweet embrace, care, and most of all , the love of his mother ? forever. Nobody can refill the empty gap created by that sudden and untimely death of their mother. Every big events that will happen to their lives will only remind them and make them wish of their mother’s presence.

 

I reached to my pocket and handed to them my last 100 peso bill which I reserved for our department’s bowling tournament. This time they refused strongly but I jokingly said to the girl “ sumbagon teka  ron kung di nimo dawaton” . She smiled as she extended her hand to take the money. “ Salamat

noy makapalit gyud me ron ug tambal ni papa “  she uttered.   I then turned

to the small boy and though  he’s a few feet away from me, I still noticed that while his right hand was holding the half - filled sack ,  his left hand was holding a toy ? a worn out toy car. I waved my hands and said bye bye to him as  I drove towards the mountains again. Did he just found the toy in the garbage area ? or  the toy was originally his - when the misfortune did not took place yet? - I did not bother to ask. But one thing is crystal clear to me ? that inspite of the boy’s abnormal life, he did not given up his childhood completely. I can sense it that way he hold and stare at his toy.

 

My meeting with that young basureros made me poorer by 100 pesos. But they changed  me and made me more richer as to lessons of life are concerned. In them, I learned that life can changed suddenly  and may caught me flat footed. In them, I’ve learned that even the darkest side of life, cannot change the beauty of one’s heart. Those three children, who sometimes cannot eat three times a day, still able to hold on to what they believe was right. And what a contrast to most of us who are quick to point out to our misfortunes when caught  with our mistakes. In them, I’ve learned to hope for things when  things seem to go the other way.

 

 Lastly, I know that God cares for them far more than I do. That though He allowed them to experience such a terrible life which our finite minds cannot comprehend, His unquestionable love will surely follow them through.

And in God’s own time they will win.

 

 

by Mark Igot of Lexmark International Philippines.

 

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“At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.” – Job 14:7



 


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 12:01:40 AM »
I cried after reading this story. i realized that i don't have the right to complain coz i am so blessed compared to others.


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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 01:17:59 AM »

 Way_Paki, nagluha ko nga nagbasa aning imong post. I admit nga pobre sad mi nga pamilya sa kami pay mga bata, ug mga gagmay pa pod mi nga wala nay inahan,due to cancer. Pero imagine, mga batang gagmay nang basurero parang dunay ikapalit ug tambal sa ilang masakitong amahan ug pagka-on? I hope & i pray, nga someday kining mga bata-a, mawala sila sa ilang kalisod...

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 09:40:27 AM »
 wai-paki, makaluha man ta ani. di man jud ko dali mohilak, nakahilak ko ani....makabayot man pud ni.  :) :) :)Bitaw oi, just thinking about these three kids, makabuak man ug dughan.  :'( :'( :'( :'( unsa man atong ikatabang? :( :( :(

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 11:00:17 AM »
way__ paki, I was so deeply touched with tears rolling my eyes as I read your post.

Daghang ingon ani nga case diri sa among lugar, bisan asang lugar sa Pilipinas.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 09:18:35 PM »
Morag kinahanglan jud to mga bataa pangitaon ug tabangan sa mga tubigtubigan dire........ looya pod intawn to sila........pwede man gani sa mga users sa tubagbohol magtampo tampo bisan ginagmay lang nga amount monthly para lang makatabang sa mga ingon ana nga sitwasyon labi na jud ug Bol-anon.....

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 11:10:10 PM »
Mao lagi! Unsay gihimo sa atong gobyerno ani.

Ang DSWD, ila baya ng trabaho nga tan-awon ang kahimtang sa mga bata. Mga inutil gyud...



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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 01:16:21 PM »

     DSWD....where are you???? ;D ;D ;D Please don't sleep ....tabang tawn! :'( :'( :'(


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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 06:49:39 PM »
nindot unta ug tagaan gyud ug pagtagad sa gobyerno ang mga sitwasyon nga ingon ani. kay naay daghan nga mga bata nga deserving pero wa naka skwela kay way kuarta. gamay ra kaayo ang mga scholarship programs sa atong probinsya.

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 07:31:04 PM »
kun naay naka-report ani sa dswd, kompleto sa names and address sa mga bata, sure gyod ko nga magpadala dayon ug case officer ug matabangan ni sila. 

sa tinuod lang, labi na sa mga lugar nga dagko sama sa cebu city, di gyod hinoon maatol.  pero kun ma-report lang, naa gyoy magpakabana nga social worker.  sophisticated na ang atong dswd.  bisan anomymous phone call ug child abuse, basta lang kompleto ang basic information, ma-under observation dayon ang child abuser nga mahagit pag kiha ani nga government agency. 

nganong kahibawo ko?  nakasumbong na ko sa una against our neighbor nga nitira sa iyang 6-year-old boy ug stapler para carpentry, kanang morag pusil nga dagkog staple wires.  walo ka buok ang natarok sa luyo sa bata.  bisan iro ang gitirahan di to maantos sa makakita.  da, blacklisted lagi ang amahan sa dswd, with ample warnings. 

this won't help those pitiful kids at the moment nor would this give them their next meal, but i must say they are luckier than that abused little boy neighbor of ours long ago because they are together and are thoughtful about each other.


     
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 08:49:11 PM »
mao gyud. ang nakanindot lang nila is they have each other to lean on. makatandog ang ilang pagtinabangay, mag-ilis ilis ug kinsay makakaon basta way kuarta. i hope, these kids will have a brighter future ahead of them.
about the little boy who was abused physically by his own father, grabeha no, wa nakonsensya iyang amahan? basin naka drugs to kay almost all parents kumuton man ang kasingkasing basta makakita sa ilang anak nga masakitan.

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2010, 10:55:57 AM »
Nakahinuklog ko nga nagbasa ani, tumang kalooy akong gibati aning mga bataa
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010, 12:21:02 PM »
makarealize ta nga daghan kaayong mga butang nga angay natong ipasalamat which sometimes, we just took for granted.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 01:54:40 AM »

I support this opinion...

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2010, 08:37:48 PM »
way_paki, i hope you could read this.  it took me hours to look for this thread again.  (i forgot the title, that's why.)  i wish to look for these children (basureros) in busay, cebu city, as i will be in that city for almost a month. 

may i know if you personally know mark igot of lexmark international philippines who authored what you posted?  i wish to get in touch with him so i will be on the right track; right place, right children.  would you know his contact number?

i told myself last may when i read your post that i will do all i can to visit these children when i get to cebu.  now's my chance.  a christmas gift of groceries and perhaps some cash would be fine, but i also want to give their names to dswd and even go as far as giving a lift to their case officer who may be assigned to these children.  and i will follow things up.  please help me bring my plan to fruition.  this may be the only good thing that i can do this christmas.  thank you very much.


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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2010, 09:30:22 PM »
There is a Mark Igot in Friendster a lady..from lapu lapu city try to start your search there..

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2010, 09:53:05 PM »

thanks for the tip, vrglguaps.  i'll do that even if it amazes me that mark igot just might turn out to be a she!?  but then i knew someone who's named kenneth and she's a she too.  glad my parents didn't call me guapo, hehe. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 12:48:32 AM »
Im sure your parents call you guapA TOO;D ;D


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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2010, 06:56:11 PM »
very inspiring personal encounter with those impoverished kids, it made me pause for a reflection. naay uban nagsobra-sobra ang pagkaon gipanglabay lang while there were these kids who're starving for food, who learned to survive by themselves looking for something to eat in a most decent way without minding of what diseases they can get from the garbage/trashes where they're supposed to be in the classrooms, hassle-free ..tsk.tsk.... hope somebody from Cebu or  TB members who resided in Cebu can assist/ facilitate to find these kids and endorse them to DSWD, it's a noble undertaking, a legacy that somebody helped those kids and become "somebody" in the future...who knows... :)  the story touches my heart too...

nice post way-paki.. bisan sa imong pagka "way-paki..." gipaki-alaman nimo ang among pagbati.. hapit pod ko nimo gipahilak :D
listen to others even the dull and ignorant , they too have their story... desiderata

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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 08:32:20 PM »
Unya matod pa ni Clinton mag himo pa kuno ta ug daghang bata kay maayo sa pilipinas.Wala man gani siya mohatag bisan diyoy.



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