The story of Tatay Tony Villanueva has gone viral, because of how he continues to work despite his old age. And a lot of netizens are touched by it.
On Facebook, a netizen named Rhodz Jimenez Casio-Salili shares photos of the old man, carrying some of his heavy goods while roaming on the streets.
Tatay Tony, 102, is from Barangay Rizal in Babatngon, Leyte. He sells hand made hammocks and bayongs on the street.
In addition to this, he weaves the products he sells himself. And goes door-to-door to sell his goods, hoping for someone to buy them.
According to Rhodz, Tatay Tony does not mind working. In fact, he insists that he is still strong enough to work.
Furthermore, Tatay Tony reveals that the reason why he is still fit is because he only eats healthy food. He does not eat meat and does not put MSG on his food. His diet consists of fish and vegetables.
Although what his doing is admirable, many netizens still express their concern.
They said that Tatay Tony should not even be working at his age. He should be resting at home and family members should be taking care of him instead.
Netizens are also worried for his safety, as his work requires him to be on the road where there are a lot of moving vehicles.
However, it was Tatay Tony who insisted to work. He said he is doing this to not be a burden to his family.
In the Philippines, the government is offering assistance to people who are 100 years old and more. Because of this, netizens are encouraging his family to prove Tatay Tony’s age so he can get the one-time cash assistance of PHP 100,000.