There’s More Than Meets the Eye by Jay L. Leccio

There’s More Than Meets the Eye by Jay L. Leccio

  “I believe, in order to assist the elderly people to maintain the highest quality of life, we must enhance their self-esteem by letting them feel that they are still needed and loved”.   This is a story of a man who always captures my attention and my heart as well. “Manong” (a common Filipino […]

Rusty the Recycler – Chapter 2

Rusty the Recycler – Chapter 2

  “I am completely blown away by a 5 year old boy who travels the streets collecting recyclables to buy food for his family and even more that he was the one who took responsibility to distribute food to others before he had some for himself!” Both Cel and I were very impressed by 5 year […]

Lanie the Rice Cake Vendor – by Jereza Bondad

Lanie the Rice Cake Vendor – by Jereza Bondad

“It was such a heartwarming experience knowing that there people like Lanie who earn a very little amount of money  but still continue to hope that better days are in store for them through their faith and hard work”. I used to buy my favorite native delicacy/snack from Lanie, the Biko vendor here in Consolacion, […]

Money from the Sand- by James

Money from the Sand- by James

Last week our family went to Boracay Island to have our annual vacation. We are going out of town for a week of vacation to have some time to rest and relax after a year of hard work. This is my second time in Boracay and like what we always do, we take a walk […]

Peping and the Pearls – by James Garcia

Peping and the Pearls – by James Garcia

Peping and the Pearls We went to Taal Batangas last weekend to help my sister and her fiancé have their pre-nuptial photoshoot for their wedding. It took us 3 hours of land travel and then transferred to a boat which will take us to an island where we will have the photoshoot which took us [...]
Eddie Boy – by Michael Marino

Eddie Boy – by Michael Marino

Eddie Boy Edwardo was a 16-year-old boy from our village. He is widely known as Eddie Boy the Pandesal vendor. Every morning of every day routine he roams around the village to sell pandesal to every household. One morning, while I was outside, Eddie Boy passed by our house. One boy of his age emerged [...]
The Flower Girl – by Michael Marino

The Flower Girl – by Michael Marino

THE FLOWER GIRL It was late in the afternoon last Feb. 5 when I came out of Megamall in Ortigas, Pasig City. I saw a little girl, probably around 7 years old, selling Sampaguita flower by the sidewalk of the parking space. She looked clean, her clothes don’t look tampered and isn’t ripped as well, [...]
The Burgos Scrap Collector – Abish Barata

The Burgos Scrap Collector – Abish Barata

The Burgos Scrap Collector The first time I met Virgilio and his wife Norma, I can’t help but get intrigued at how they are able to make ends meet. They have a large family and they recently welcomed a grandchild. Their work routine, as I found out, is that “Mang Virgilio” who works as a scrap [...]
Jake the Flower Vendor

Jake the Flower Vendor

Jake the Flower Vendor This is Jake a 7 year old flower vendor on streets. He is one of the recipients of Dycom’s contribution to society. I was walking by trying to get home when he approached me and said “Big brother may you please by some flowers so I can buy myself a dinner”? [...]