Netizen Herzon Junta’s viral post about his conversation with three young siblings whom he offered a ride while traveling from Libona to Cagayan de Oro has got the attention of the municipal government of Libona.
Last Wednesday, July 24, Libona Mayor Aurelio B. Lopez sent his Public Welfare Unit led by Ellen Oligario to check on the situation of the three kids aged 11, 10 and 6. Below are some photos (courtesy of Libona Public Info) of their home which has no electricity. Food packs were also given to the family which they can consume for a few days. Mayor Lopez will also release financial assistance and possible employment to the kids’ mother.
The following day, Mayor Lopez personally met the three kids and their mother. Accordingly, school supplies were given and employment arrangement was discussed.
It can be recalled that last July 22, Herzon Junta posted in Facebook the sad plight of the three kids whom he offered a ride which drew reactions from many netizens. As a summary of his viral post, the three kids would walk several kilometers from their house to Libona Elementary School everyday. They are often left alone at home as their mother seldom comes home because she babysits in Kili-og. Their house has no electricity and there are no neighbors. They haven’t eaten rice for a long time and eat mostly fruits. They don’t complain about the distance they walk but their only concern is the afternoon rain when they are always drenched because they have no umbrella or raincoat. Despite the hardships, they don’t want to be absent in school. Read Herzon’s post below.
Kaganina while traveling back to Cdo from Libona , nalabyan nako ning 3 ka bata na nag tutuk sa sakyanan,
Me: asa mo??
Cla : river valley kol
Me: cge sakay, ana ko, sa river valley mo duol gapuyo dong,
Cla: oo kol
Me : layoa adto dong ui,
Cla: lagi kol
Ilang mama daw is nagbntay ug bata sa kili-og din panagsa ra gauli, dn ilang papa daw is wala na cla kabalo ug asa nah, perti ka layo na baklayonon intawon pila ka kilometro , from Libona Elementary school padulong balay nila, pauli duol river valley, dn b4 cla nanaog akong gitagaan ug kwarta.
Me, oh naay kwarta palit mo ug makaon ninyo dn pang balon ugma,
magulang,: kol sa kiliog lang ko manaog kai ipalit nako nig bugas og sud. An. Ipauna lang na clag naog akong duha ka manghud,..
Edad sa Magulang is 11 din sunod nya is 10 dn sunod kinamanghuran is 6yrs old,
Me: nganung palit mana nmu ug bugas, wala diay mo bugas,
Cya: wla kol, dugay nami y bugas
Me: dawbi unsa raman inyong gakaonon? 😢
Cya,: naa man pod mga prutas sa amo kol 🤨😞
While ga byahi me cge mig sturya,
ana cya kami kol bisag wala me kaon usahay, gapaningkamot gyud me ug skwela ba, dli gyud me gaabsent, dn ang maka shock is cla rang tulo sa balay nila permi, wlay kurenti, wala pa gyud silingan 😟😟 , ana xya na, ok raman kol ang lau na baklayon, problima lang is, pagka hapon, gaulan, walay payong or rain coat man lang, cge me ug kabasa sa ulan,..😓😓😓
Calling the Attention of all vehicle na gaagi ug river valley, pls lang ug inyo ni clang malabyn sa dalan, palihog pasakya tawon ninyo kai louy kaau, perti ka layo sa gabaklayon, dn ug naa mo gamay na matunol, cash or Food, tagae..
And by the way, Herzon recently visited the kids at school and gave them some initial food supplies from CDO White Eagles Club.
Mabuhay ka sir Herzon! God bless you! May your tribe increase!