KAMI was left teary-eyed when we saw the dedication for his work of this half-paralyzed vendor in RCBC Plaza. Mr. John Rene Fernandez shared the story of Moises and inspired others.
Mr. Fernandez named the album "Moises Lives On". Moises with a paralyzed arm is a regular sight in Tower 1 in RCBC Plaza from 10am to 1pm every week day except Wednesday. He offers employees his snacks for sale at 3 packs assorted items for only P50.
"Moises with a paralyzed arm is a regular sight in Tower 1 in RCBC Plaza from 10am to 1pm every week day except Wednesday. Until January this year, he could go up to higher floors occupied by RCBC. Now that RFID is required as access pass to higher floors, he confines himself to the discreet end of the reception counter on the ground floor, greeting familiar RCBC faces and offering them them his snacks for sale at 3 packs assorted items for only P50.
Moises is 52 years old, married with 5 school-age children and a wife who makes halo halo as income source. He had a stroke 6 years ago. When he recovered, he went back to selling snacks. It is not easy for a half-paralyzed vendor with a bulky luggage to commute from Taguig to RCBC Plaza almost every day. Sometimes, he had to make a detour because he could not climb up to the elevated pedestrian. Jeepneys would bypass him when he hails them because he has a huge luggage.
I trailed him today in RCBC Plaza and followed him out of the building until he was pushed into a jeepney bound for Guadalupe by a caring bystander. Moises proceeds to ABC building in Guadalupe to buy more goods for sale the next day. Only when he gets home at past 2pm will he be able to eat lunch.
Handicap cannot stop Moises from making a decent living for his family. I salute this survivor.
If you want to help him, you can drop by the front desk of Tower 1 in RCBC Plaza 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday except Wednesday."
Disclaimer: Michelle Ortiguero
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