- A PWD was lauded by the online community after he donated all his earnings from begging for the benefit of typhoon victims
- The kind-hearted PWD went to the city hall in Marikina and personally handed over his "savings"
- The coins and bills were packed in plastics and were all turned over to the government office
- Many netizens were touched by the gesture of the PWD, which showed that when it comes to generosity, it would still boil down to the heart of the person
A PWD man known as Mang Romy, touched the hearts of many netizens after he went to the Marikina City Hall and personally handed over his donation for typhoon victims.
The donations were from his earnings from begging.
The photos and his story were shared on social media by Facebook user Jazz Pher Justo.
Mang Romy was a stroke patient who lives in Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo City.
He gave the donations to Mayor Marcy Teodoro, who has been among those who actively helped his constituents during the flood.
Mang Romy would beg in the streets to sustain him. This time around, instead of using his earnings for his own sustenance, he chose to give the P12,390 he earned, as a donation for flood victims.
The post was captioned with:
"Hindi hadlang ang karamdaman para makatulong.
Si Mang Romy ay isang PWD (Stroke Patient) na taga Brgy. Mambugan Antipolo City nagtungo sa Cityhall ng Marikina upang personal na i-abot kay Mayor Marcy Teodoro ang kanyang nahingi sa panlilimos sa kalsada na nagkakahalagang P12,390. Imbes na para sa kanyang mga pangangailangan ilaan at gastusin ito, bagkus ito ay kanyang ibinigay para sa mga taga Marikina na nasalanta ng Bagyong Ulysses. Sobrang nakaka inspire sana tularan pa ng iba."
Filipino resilience is truly 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 also exhibited generosity amid adversity.
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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