- The Davao bombings have claimed the lives of 14 and injured more than 60
- As Vice President Leni Robredo made her rounds at the hospital, she met Fatima Manalo
- The heartbreaking story of Fatima is just but one among the many of the victims of the devastating Davao attack
It is heartwarming to see Vice President Leni Robredo comforting and visiting the victims of the Davao bombings.
One girl she visited in the hospital is Fatima Manalo.
During the bombings, Fatima was hit by shrapnel, which penetrated her abdomen and tore her intestines.
Fortunately, she was rushed to the hospital in time for a life-saving surgery. Fatima is currently bedridden and will have to take several days to recover.
According to Leni, Fatima sells barbecue at the Roxas Night Market. After her husband was incarcerated, Fatima had to become the breadwinner of her 7 children. Her children ranges from the ages of 2 to 14 years old.
When Fatima saw the Vice President approach her, she started crying. She told Leni that she was extremely worried about her children, as her injuries would not allow her to work.
Leni told Fatima not to worry, saying that her mother is there to help her. Fatima’s mother nodded in agreements.
But when Leni was about to leave, Fatima’s mother pulled the VP aside and confessed that she has no idea what to do to support the 7 children.
Leni promised to do what she can to help out the family.
Leni was touched, posting on her facebook status that the “love of a mother to her children is incomparable. In pain, Fatima was still more concerned of the welfare of her children over her own. Her mother, despite her own worries, only showed strength when she promised her daughter that shell take care of her grandchildren.”
The post of Leni also touched the hearts of netizens around the Philippines, many calling for prayers for the victims of the blast and hoping for the speedy recovery of Fatima.
Others expressed their pain for the victims and prayed that the family of Fatima would be able to go through this heartbreaking moment.
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