Photo of the Day: March 27, 2017
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Jhunnel Sarajan, a real estate agent, took this powerful photo in a fast food restaurant, Jollibee. The father, Ryan Arebuabo, unable to afford a meal for himself, watches as his two daughters enjoy their meals.
From Jhunnel Sarajan via Facebook:
“I can’t contain my emotion when I saw them in Jollibee. This is a photograph of a father’s love. A depiction of genuine selflessness.”
In 2015, it was estimated that 26 million people in the Philippines live below the poverty line, while 12 million of these live in extreme poverty. In 2011, the government initiated the Philippines Development Plan (PDP) with the goal of taking poverty levels down from 33.1 percent to 16.6 percent. Unfortunately, as of 2015, poverty rates in the Philippines rested at 21.6 percent.
UPDATE: If you want to help this man, you can click here.
Also, you can visit the official page of Tatay Ryan to monitor the activities of the developmental program.