Filipinos are known to be family oriented. Our traditional family values are one of the things that makes the Filipinos distinct among others.
Most Filipinos, for example, are close to their grandparents. Grandparents will do everything for their grandchildren.
Just like in this scenario, where an 89-year-old grandmother still sells rags to support her grandchildren.
A concerned citizen named Kathrina shares photos of Lola Porferia, or more commonly known as Lola Ibyang, on a Facebook post.
She saw Lola Ibyang selling rags along Daang Hari SB, just a few meters past the Commerce Avenue T-intersection.
According to Kathrina, old people like Lola Ibyang should just stay home and rest, instead of risking their lives on the streets.
She is hoping that more people will help Lola Ibyang. Just buying these rags worth P100 and a little greeting will bring great joy to the old woman.
Likewise, many netizens are touched and at the same time saddened by the condition of Lola Ibyang.
They also admired her for choosing not to beg but rather to make a good way of earning a living.
On the other hand, Kathrina also sent a message to well-known vlogger, Basel “The Hungry Syrian Wanderer”.
Basel is an international vlogger, known for helping out poor Filipinos. Kathrina said Basel responded and vowed to help Lola Ibyang.
Social media can be a powerful too, if used wisely.