How far would you be willing to go for your family?
After he was fired from his job as a construction worker in Valenzuela, Manila, Virgilio walked 260 kilometers to make it home to his family in Isabela, traversing highways and steep, unpaved roads all while pushing a rickety kariton.
Viewers were inspired by the devoted dad when he was featured on ABS-CBN’s Bandila. Not having enough money for bus fare, the resourceful dad decided to pick up junk on the way to sell so he could have money for food.
photo: Bandila youtube video
By the time he reached Nueva Ecija, a motorcycle rider helped him and gave him food. The kind man shared Virgilio’s story on facebook, which inspired a group of motorcycle riders to help the determined man make his way to Isabela by finally giving him a ride to complete the last stretch of his nearly week long journey.
photo: Jehova Olpindo Facebook
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