It was a shock. Just last week this friend and neighbor of ours came to our house with her husband to ask my husband Cio, if he has any job for him like assistant or lightman for his photography business because he said he badly need one. They have 4 kids just like us. The eldest almost same age as our Julia and the youngest is 2 years old just like our little boy Four. Apparently, the owner of the house they’re renting were pressuring them to move out. Two weeks ago this owner cut off their electricity. And when they came home after spending a few days from their province, they were surprised to see their little home missing some parts of the roof. The owner took it away as another ultimatum. Actually, it is not a house. It’s a shanty. There is no room, all of them would sleep cramped on a thin mattress on the floor during night time. Imagine this, yesterday afternoon it was raining hard so kids were probably cramped on one side of that shanty with all their clothing and stuffs to avoid getting all soaked up. Then night time came, and it was all dark and hot, with lots of mosquitoes because they don’t have electricity. When they woke up this morning they were shocked to see their father hanging from the ceiling with a rope on his neck. He is dead. He committed suicidie while they were all sleeping. I feel so bad that I was not able to help when they came asking. They were not even asking for money but for a job. 😭😭https://www.facebook.com/620489097/posts/10156554250434098/
I am reaching out to all the people with kind and generous heart. Let us help the family of the victim. We are hoping that thru your donations they can at least move or transfer to a more decent home. And if we reach the target fund they could open a “Sari-Sari Store” or mini grocery business for them to earn a living.
We are very thankful to those who have sent in their donations for the wake and burial expenses. Mass will be held tomorrow at the Guadalupe Parish. Interment will follow at Calamba Cemetery, V. Rama Avenue, Cebu City. By the way, the name of the victim is Eric Catubig. May his soul rest in peace.