Tag Archives: Dec. 28

LP # 2: Nang Matapos



Mula sa kaliwa: Si Michael, Roselyn at Junior (nasa harapan)


Magandang Araw sa lahat. Pangalawang Huwebes ko na ito ngayon sa Litratong Pinoy.

Ang lahok ko ay tungkol sa pagtatagpo ng tatlong bata at ng kanilang ama matapos ang ilang taon nilang pangungulila sa isa’t-isa. Ang tatlong batang ito ay nakadaupang-palad ko ilang araw bago mag-Pasko noong 2006 sa bakuran ng Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) sa Bago Bantay, Quezon City, kung saan sila ay nanatili sa loob ng apat na taon hanggang sa matagpuan silang muli ng kanilang ama.

Ang mga bata ay inabandona ng kanilang ina na parang tambak na labada. Sumunod na umalis ang kanilang ama upang maghanap daw ng trabaho. Pero hindi na ito bumalik.

Nagkita ang mag-aama noong Disyembre 28, 2006. Ito ang pinakamagandang regalo na natanggap ng mga bata sa buong buhay nila.

Makikita sa kanilang mga mukha ang hindi maipaliwanag na saya habang kinukunan ang kanilang larawan.

Ang buong storya nito ay inilabas ng People’s Tonight noong January 3, 2007.


English trans:

Good Day everyone. This is my second Thursday here at Litratong Pinoy.

My entry is about the reunion of three children with their father after several years of being separated with him. I met these kids a few days before Christmas in 2006 at the Reception and StudyCenter for Children (RSCC) in Bago Bantay, Quezon City. RSCC took custody of the children for four years.

The children were abandoned by their mother like a pile laundry. Their father followed on the pretext that he would be looking for a job. He never returned.


The siblings reunite with their father on Dec. 28, 2006. It was the best, if not the very first, Christmas gift the three children ever received.

Happiness was etched on their young faces while they were being photographed.

The whole story was published by People’s Tonight on Jan. 3, 2007.



Photohunt 3: In Memory

Dolores Laureaga Lavadia
1916-2000

This week’s photohunt’s theme ‘In memory’ is very timely as my family commemorated the 9th death anniversary of my maternal grandmother Dolores Laureaga Lavadia last March. She was born on Dec. 28, 1916 to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian mother.
I had fondest memories of my grandmother. I wish I could have done more to make her life comfortable up to her last moments with us. I love her very much. Happy Mother’s Day Lola, wherever you are. She will forever live in our hearts.