Meet Jacob De Tagle, 31 years of age. He is a product of chaotic life and grows up longing for his father’s presence.
Jacob’s mother is just a vendor of home cooked dish outside their house. His mother’s income was spent for their needs because their father is not responsible for his obligations as the head of the family.
During his grade school years, Jacob suffered from the maltreatment of his father. He is always hurt whenever his father gets drunk and takes prohibited medicines.
By the time his mother decided to separate with Jacob's father when it almost kills his mother. His heart gets hard to forgive his father and promised to give his family a better life.
He finished his study as HRM and the only child who completed in college. He accomplished it through helping in the market during his vacant time.
It takes almost six years without communication with his father. One day, he knew that his father died because of being bumped by a bus. Although Jacob went to his father burial, he did not even cry for him. Instead, Jacob was blaming his father for its absence.
According to Jacob, ‘Pumunta kami sa burol nia dahil pinilit ako ng mga kapatid ko. Pero pagpunta ko dun di ako umiyak sinasabi ko sa kanya bakit nia kami pinabayaan at di binigyan ng maayos na buhay sa kabila ng hirap. Mas inuna mo pa ang tropa mo at ang alak kesa samin. Hanggang huling araw nia di ako umiyak. Dahil ang tigas ng puso ko dahil sa galit xia nagturo sakin pano maging matibay.’
Fifteen years after, Jacob became a chef and has his own family. He is a loving father to his children and a responsible husband on his wife.
‘Siguro naging ganito ang buhay ko dahil lumaki ako na isang mabuting tao, Kahit lumaki ako puro bugbog sa kamay ng tatay ko, Opo Maayos buhay ko sa kabila nun hindi ko sinira buhay ko. Alam ko madami din dumanas ng ganito sa ibang sulok ng pilipinas sana makayanan din nila kasi di madali. Suguro sampo balde luha nailuha ko dati kasi sobrang bagsak na bagsak pagkabata ko nun.
Naghilom na ang mga sugat, masaya nako at masaya din nanay at mga kapatid ko.’ Jacob stated.