Local folks recently “rescued” a French National just outside Limketkai Mall whose “photo with a caption” circulated over the internet the past few days caught the attention of some kind-hearted individual in Cagayan de Oro.

See the original photo below of “Lawrence” with the caption which summarily translates that …. “he came to the country to meet his chat-mate girlfriend from Pagadian City… who allegedly stole all his money and only left him his laptop…  confused and out of fear, he rode a bus to Cagayan de Oro…and can be seen outside Jollibee Gateway at Limketkai and relies on food donations  and begging… and is losing his mind… The last caption then asks for help and tells how to trace his girlfriend.

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SIYA SI LAWRENCE. ISANG FRENCH NATIONAL. PUMUNTA SIYA DITO SA PILIPINAS PARA E- MEET ANG KANYANG PINAY GF NA NAKILALA NIYA ONLINE PERO NINAKAWAN LANG SIYA NUNG BABAE….TAGA PAGADIAN CITY ANG GF NIYA….. KINUHA ANG LAHAT NG PERA AT MGA GAMIT NIYA. INIWAN LANG SA KANYA ANG LAPTOP NIYA NA LOWBAT PA….SUMAKAY NA LANG SIYA NG BUS PAPUNTANG CAGAYAN DE ORO DAHIL SA TAKOT AT HINDI ALAM ANG GAGAWIN….. KASALUKUYAN SIYANG NAMAMALAGI SA LABAS NG “LIM KET KAI MALL” SA “CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY”.

UMAASA LANG SIYA SA MGA PAGKAING BINIBIGAY SA KANYA NG MGA TAO…NANLILIMOS NA DIN SIYA PARA MAKARAOS SA BUONG ARAW…..YUNG PAA NIYA PARANG NAMAMAGA NA, NA PARANG MAY SUGAT….TAPOS PARANG BUMIBIGAY NA RIN ANG PAG-IISIP NIYA…PARANG MALAPIT NA SIYANG MASIRAAN NG UTAK KUNG MAGTATAGAL PA SIYA SA SITWASYON NIYANG ETO….PERO SA NGAYON KUNG KAKAUSAPIN NIYO SIYA OK PA NAMAN PERO PAG TUMAGAL PA BAKA DI NA NIYA KAYANIN….

PLEASE KUNG SINO MAN ANG MALAPIT SA LUGAR NA YAN, PAKIPUNTAHAN SIYA AT IDULONG SA MAY KINAUUKULAN PARA MATULUNGAN SIYANG MAKABALIK SA BANSA NIYA…MADALI LANG PO SIYANG MAKITA, NASA GATEWAY LANG SIYA NG LIM KET KAI MALL SA LABAS NG JOLLIBEE…..

MADALI DING MATUNTON YUNG PINAY GF NIYA KASI PAG NA ACCESS NIYA ULI ANG ACCOUNTS NIYA ONLINE, MATE- TRACE YUNG BABAENG KA- CHAT NIYA…..

MARAMING SALAMAT PO.

The post quickly spread over the internet until “Laurent- his real name” appeared yesterday on ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol Northern Mindanao (see photo below). Apparently, he was rescued by some kind-hearted soul from Cagayan de Oro. And the truth suddenly came out – his chat mate (not his girlfriend) from Pagadian City had nothing to do with his troubles. In fact, the girl’s family came over to Cagayan de Oro to clear things out after learning that he went to CDO. The girl was shocked that Laurent went to Pagadian. They became friends only online. He reportedly stayed a few nights with the girl’s family and a few more in a hotel. Laurent reportedly roamed around Pagadian until he was never seen again …not until the post of his photo in Facebook. With some help, Laurent has now contacted his mother and will soon go back to France. It was learned from his mother that Laurent is under medication for some mental problems.

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photo by TV Patrol Northern Mindanao; with info from http://www.wheninmanila.com/french-national-lost-and-begging-for-food-in-cagayan-de-oro-saved-by-filipinos/

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