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Sablayan Vice Mayor Bong Marquez lauds bayanihan spirit to provide a home to a couple

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The bayanihan spirit is alive and well in Sablayan.

And Sablayan Vice Mayor Bong Marquez is grateful for this as it was able to provide a roof over the heads of elderly couple Conrado and Emma Esbieto.

In a Facebook post, Marquez shared a video of the couple recounting their hardships in life, especially after their house was wrecked.

The couple had been living amid the wreckage, until concerned neighbors got in touch with Marquez’ office to seek help for the them.

People came together to build the couple a decent home, said Marquez.

He lauded their efforts and said a good home reflects the dignity of a person.

He thanked them for their help and wished for them to be blessed for their good deeds.

Long live the bayanihan spirit!

“Diwa ng Bahaynihan at ang pagtatayo ng pang-6 na tahanan.

Ang pagkakaroon ng bahay ay isa sa mga karapatang pantao,

Ang maayos na bahay ay sumasalamin sa dignidad ng tao.

Salamat sa mga Kabahaynihan sa payak na tahanang alay,

-kina Lolo Conrado at Lola Emma Esbieto ng Sitio Aplaya, Barangay Burgos.

Sapat ang tulong na inyong ipinagkaloob. Dama nila ang inyong pagmamahal.

Nawa ang walang hanggang pasasalamat at pagpapala ng Panginoon ay sumainyo,” Marquez posted.