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From Cordillera with love: Igorot farmers donate fresh vegetables to Manila’s street dwellers

Covid-19 has not only affected the health of most Filipinos but also their livelihood leaving the poorest of the poor in destitute situations.

It is also in times of crisis that heroes emerge to save the day. And just like in the movies, the good guys may come from unexpected places.

A group of Igorot farmers from Cordillera who sell their produce in Metro Manila did just that to a group of children living in the streets of the big city.

While some street children were sound asleep, Mr. Jake Gayog and his friends placed a tray of fresh strawberries, Baguio beans and broccoli on their cardboard mats so that they wake up to a nutritious and hearty meal.

Amidst the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) set in place, these boys will live a day stronger.

(Photo from Jake Gayog’s FB page) Gayog has posted on social media a photo that may capture what ‘loving thy neighbor’ meant.

When the kids will wake up, even if they did not meet their donor face to face ,I’m very sure it will bring joy to this kids ,they will feel the love of cordillera FARMERS.namiss ko toloy mga anak ko napakaunfair di alam ng mga bata gaano kadelikado ang kanilang sitwasyon kung pwede ko lang kayo maisama sa bundok at mamuhay kayo sa aircon na libre .kung pwede lang sana‘, wrote Gayog in his post.

Most farm producers are experiencing tough times themselves due to the ECQ, but these Igorot farmers can teach us one important life lesson, that everyone has got something to give.

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