Most six-year-olds today can be seen flicking through the screen of their own iPad or cellphone, but this child is a game-changer. When we asked him about what he likes to do at home, his response will melt even the coldest heart:
“Tinutulungan ko si Mama, nagwawalis ako.”
Darrel James Vidal is the firstborn of Liza, a domestic helper from Dipolog. She brought her sons along with her friends to Luneta for a quick stroll before they go on a one-month vacation in the province. We asked Liza if she’s planning to take her sons to Dipolog and little Darrel can’t help but butt in:
“Iiwan ako ni mama eh. Iiwan ako ni mama sa probinsya.”
Darrel is currently enrolled as a grade 1 student and dreams of being a soldier when he grows up.
Words by Airen Petalbert
Photos by John Mervin Borja