- A netizen shared the sad plight of an otap vendor, Tatay Romy, who would station himself at Market Market in Taguig
- The netizen said that there are many people passing by but they did not even bother to buy a pack from Tatay Romy
- When she bought the first pack from Tatay Romy, her heart was broken upon hearing Tatay say that the pack that she bought would be used to buy rice
- She also encouraged others that if they could see Tatay Romy, they would try to buy otap from her since it would be a small help for Tatay Romy
A netizen Diane Espinueva Garcia shared the story of Tatay Romy. She said that she has already seen Tatay Romy on FB before and when she got to pass by Market Market in Taguig, she recognized him.
She saw how so many people were passing by, with none of them buying an otap from Tatay.
So Diane bought a pack of otap from Tatay and was surprised when she heard that the money that she gave for the otap will be used by Tatay Romy to buy rice.
It is really nice to help out even in the smallest way. Hopefully, more people would see the post and help Tatay Romy whenever they would see him.
Filipino resilience is evident in times of crisis. Many have shown that they can make it through a pandemic. Filipinos abroad have also shown this kind of resiliency. This old man clearly showed this trait. He still tried his best to ensure that he would have a teeny bit of income in order to survive the pandemic.
One very good example of Filipino resilience is how people looked for ways and means to live after they lost their jobs because of unexpected circumstances. For instance, a stewardess turned to online selling when she lost her job. She showed that there would always be a way.
Artists, like Gladys Guevarra, also put her skills in making Filipino delicacies to good use. A decent income from selling food will go a long way. Another artist who also turned to online selling is Gloc-9.
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