Hello! I know there are millions of Filipinos who suffer worse than I do because of this pandemic. I understand that all of us are going through this hard time. But, being the breadwinner of the family, the coming days will be more challenging for us. I work as a rank-and-file employee for a government agency with just a bit higher than minimum wage income. I live in Bulacan and my work is in Manila. Before the pandemic, a large chunk of my salary goes to my transportation expenses, more or less half of it. With the rise of the new normal, fares would be skyrocketing high and my travel expenses would surely increase as well. Lately, the Department of Budget and Management released a circular that would cut every agency's spending and budget, and one of the affected benefits will be the payment of overtime. I heavily rely on OT pay so much to make both ends meet. Not to mention that I'm currently enrolled in a post graduate course at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with a hefty tuition fee.
Sorry for the long introduction. Bottomline is, I would like to knock on your kind hearts for whatever amount you can donate. I am planning to buy a bike or a manual scooter to ease my travel from Bulacan to Manila and save earnings. Also, with regard to my Master's Degree, I would like to request assistance to fund my tuition for 3rd trimester in August.
This has been one of the boldest moves I've done in my life. I was hesitant at first but nothing will lose if I try. I'm already thanking you in advance. I promise that any amount I will be getting from this fundraising project will be used well and wisely.