A Grade 5 student from Butuan City has gone viral recently after he was seen having rice with soy sauce and vinegar for lunch outside the school. The poor kid was spotted by netizen named Fhieljoy Curiba eating by the roadside on a school day. The 10-year old boy simply ate by the road for he seemingly ashamed that the food he was eating was not the same as those eaten by his classmates.
On Monday, September 29, President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the 10-year-old student named Giltler Yañez and his family during a meeting at VJ’s Sports Bar and Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurant, Butuan City. Secretary Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President arranged a meeting for Gitler and the President after the Grade 5 student has gone viral. The President’s most trusted aide then committed to provide monthly allowance to the family.
President Duterte committed to provide employment for the boy’s father and housing assistance courtesy of the National Housing Authority.
Many netizens praised the President for his action. Here are some of the comments from netizens: “Naiyak nman aq sa tuwa kc mismong c President du30 pa ang nagsadya sa pamilya ng bata para bigyan ng tulong.”
“Napakabuting pangulo my malasakit sa kapwa. Mabuhay ka po Mr. President. God bless you always”
“Yan ang tunay n presidente sa pilipinas alam nia ang hirap ng buhay”
“I salute doon po sa mga tumulong sa bata at kay Presidente Duterte. Mabuhay kayo at pagpalain pa nawa ng Diyos.”