Hello. My name is Ariel Cesar S. Antonio. I am from the Philippines. I was a U.S. Green Card holder but unfortunately I got deported from the U.S. I served in the United States Navy. I met my wife while I was in the service. One morning I received a phone call from the hospital telling me that my wife was being hospitalized because she had a fight with another woman on base. She had a fight with a woman whom we know and before their incident I went and talked to this woman and ask her to please stay away from my wife because my wife was pregnant at the time and she agreed with my pleading. Next thing I knew my wife was being hospitalized because they had a fight and our unborn child almost got aborted because of their fight so I went and confronted the woman and I ended up beating her so badly to the point where she almost died. I panic when I found out about their condition at the hospital and I made a very horrible decision at that time. Because of that the military Judge sentenced me 22 years for Attempted Premeditated Murder. Usually in the court martial, attempted premeditated murder carries life imprisonment with the possibility of parole but I was only given 22 years because of the mitigating circumstances of my crime. I got out last year and the U.S. Immigration deported me because of a violent crime. I really really regret what I had done. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would, and I would never ever do such a heinous crime and that I would definitely be still serving in the United States Navy right now. I joined the service having a green card only but after 90 days in I could have filed for citizenship but I procrastinated. It is one of those that I truly regretted. One thing I am very proud of is that I served the greatest nation on earth. I love being in the United States Navy. During my time in the service I received numerous ribbons and medals, to include; 1 Good Conduct Medal, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbons, 3 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, 1 Meritorious Unit Commendation, 1 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and 1 National Defense Service Medal. Of all the ribbons and medals I received, National Defense Service Medal is what I treasured the most because of what it represents. It represents the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who went to war after 9/11 terrorist attack. That day was one of the darkest days of the United States but it united the country even stronger and I am very proud to say that I am one of those that went to war and defended the freedom of the American States and was awarded such a prestigious honor. One month after 9/11 attack I was deployed to Afghanistan War which is Enduring Freedom (2001-2002), and after that I was again deployed to Iraqi War which is Iraqi Freedom (2002-2003). I loved the United States and will always be. I loved serving in the United States Navy and will forever be grateful to have been given the chance to serve the greatest nation on earth. Now that I am here in the Philippines, I don't have anything to start my life over that is the reason I am here on this site. I am here asking for 134,000 pesos which is equivalent to $2,500 because I would like to plant lots of vegetables mainly onions on my fiancé's 2500 square meter lot and then ultimately to lease a small store at Cauayan City public market, just like the one on the picture above. The cost to lease a store indefinitely is 200,000 pesos plus 50,000 pesos worth of items to sell at the store, which is my ultimate goal. But for now my main focus is to grow lots of onions, a harvest of around 800 to 1000 kilos of onions out of that 2500 square meters of land. That harvest is at the low end based on per hectare output. Here's the breakdown of why I need that much of money to grow onions: 17,000 pesos for seeds, pesticides and fertilizer ; 21,000 pesos labor, 3 person for 20 days, 350 pesos per day per person to help me till the land because the land is so over grown ; 15,000 pesos hand pump installation, 3" pipe 55 feet deep, to include 6 person laborer plus meal ; 10,000 pesos water tank 4' x 4' x 4' for irrigation; 35,000 pesos nipa hut, 15' x 20' for me to sleep at night because there are a lot of people that steals here in the Philippines because the house that me and my fiancée are renting is over a kilometer away and need to watch over it ; 28,000 pesos my monthly expenses for the next four months, 4 months is what it takes from seed to harvest ; 8,000 pesos for tools such as rake, watering can, 20' hose, gloves, pick axe, shovel, etc. After 2 or three years of cultivating and planting this land I should be able to lease a small store to where I will sell my own produce there to maximize profits. I am blessed that I have now found a new partner in life. Her family has a 2500 square meter land that's just sitting there and no one is tilling the land for a long time now, I was told, so I ask if I can till and cultivate the land and they gave me permission to do so. The only problem now is that I don't have any capital to start anything so please help me. My son is about to finish High School and I would like to send him to college in order for him to finish higher education but I don't have any source of income so please I sincerely ask for your help. I can't use my profession in the U.S. Navy here in the Philippines. I could drive a tricycle but it costs almost 100,000 pesos itself without registration and all that and I don't have any money to buy one plus it only makes around $6 a day barely enough for myself, if that. So please help me rebuild my life back again. I have been institutionalized, if you would, I don't know how or where to start my life over after being locked up for 14 years at a U.S. Federal prison. Life inside that place is unimaginable, I could honestly say that there is actually hell on earth. I am here kindly asking for donations but if you can't donate to me, please lend me and I will pay you back after 1 year. Give me your email and I will keep in contact with you, sending you updates; pictures and videos about the progress of my plantings. Please help me start all over. Thank you so very much. God bless always.
Ariel Cesar S. Antonio
Former SSN: 576-81-5433
Served onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)