Niño, daughter reach home in Bacolod, netizens send help

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Netizens here have shown an outpouring of support, sympathy and offers of help for a 44-year-old man and his daughter from La Castellana town who were left homeless after a marital spat.

Robecarl Jalbuena and friends deliver help to Niño Datiles | Photo courtesy of Robecarl Jalbuena
Robecarl Jalbuena and friends deliver help to Niño Datiles | Photo courtesy of Robecarl Jalbuena

Niño Datiles had already reached home in the sub-village of Balabag in Granada after his relatives fetched him and his daughter Rose (not her real name), 7, from the Government Center here yesterday.

Granada is one of the villages in the eastern part here that still has significant farming areas.

Datiles had earlier told DNX that he has a cousin in Granada with whom he and Rose will live with after his second wife in La Castellana town forced them out of their home.

He said they had been living with his wife’s relatives in the central Negros town six months before quarantine levels were raised over the city and the province.

Robecarl Jalbuena, an employee of the city government here went to Nino’s house today to give cash and groceries that he bought using contributions from his friends, Sunshine Ferasol and Pearl Joy Dizon who are overseas workers.

Robecarl’s wife Shilla Mari and Tau Omega Mu Fraternity member Johnie Rizaba and its Ladies Circle and Gideon Forkadilla also chipped in.

“They sent help through me and I gave it to Niño,” Jalbuena told DNX.

More of his friends have pledged to help, he said.

The Monday interview of DNX with Niño Datiles who attempted to walk the entire 70 kilometers to Bacolod City from La Castellana town but was assisted by DSWD La Carlota City.

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