Street Vendor Earns Praises After Donating Instant Noodles to Community Pantry
The street vendor who donated three packs of instant noodles to a community pantry in Quezon City earned praises from the online community.
The balut vendor identified as Alberto Calanza becomes an inspiration to the public and donors in Maginhawa Community Pantry in Quezon City after donating instant noodles to help the less-fortunate Filipinos.
Tatay Alberto lost his small canteen business due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and ended up selling goods to earn money. He is selling goods from 8 am up to 10 pm just to support his family.
Alberto’s daughter said that her dad is earning P300 on a lucky day. The street vendor selling chicharon still manage to donate three packs of noodles despite his small income just to help his fellow countrymen.
“Tiningnan ko yung aking paninda, di ko pa naman kailangan, kaya nagbigay ako ng kusa sa loob ko,” Calanza said.
At first, Calanza explained that had no plan to donate at the community pantry but something inside him is urging him to help the needy ones during this time of coronavirus pandemic.
“Wala ako plano na magbigay, pero habang lumalapit ako, may nagbubulong sa akin parang natuwa ako. Yun, bigla ko lang inabot sabay alis. Gusto ko sana parang bula lang ako na iaabot ko. ‘Yun lang, tapos tuloy-tuloy ako sa hanap-buhay ko,” the balut vendor said.
The 52-year-old man’s family is also seeking help from the public to get a new cart for their livelihood and for the medical consultation of Mang Alberto.
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