The only kind of work a child should be doing is school work. Children should be free to play and learn as they go through childhood.
Sadly, that’s not the case for many children in the Philippines who are forced to work due to poverty.
On the Facebook page ‘All about the Philippines’, a young boy and his sister were caught on camera selling corn by the street side.
In the photos and video, the siblings were seen carrying around a sack of corn. They appeared to be very tired.
Despite being fatigued, the children were dutiful in their job. They appeared very polite to the person recording the video who bought a few pieces of corn from them.
Watch these nice young children try to make the best of their situation here!
As of this writing, the viral video has since garnered over 3.1M views with 13K reactions and 2,253 shares.
Netizens shared their varied responses to the heartbreaking video of the hardworking kids. Some netizens even shared their own experiences with poverty and wished the kids luck.
ChiMigz R. Catapang wrote: “Ang sarap bilihin lahat ng mais na tinda nila para makauwi sila ng maaga at makapag laro pa. Makapag pahinga ng maayos, ma enjoy ang kanilang pagkabata. May God guide you and keep you from harm. Godbless”
Tess Guyagon wrote: “Napakabuting mga bata, nakakalungkot na isipin na yung panahon nila ngayon na dapat inienjoy nila ng kabataan nila hindi nila maexperience .....sana balang araw madoble ang saya nila ....God bless you mga anak....siguradong kasama nyo si Lord Jesus sa lahat ng oras...”
Einag Rodad wrote: “Ganito rin ako noong highschool pa ako nag lalako ng tinapay at ice candy sa bario para makaipon ng pambili ng notebook sa bawat pasukan.. ang ganitong mga bata madiskarte malayo ang mararating.. taga saan kaya ang mga batang eto pa PM pls. Salamat sa makaka basa. God bless”
This just proves that poverty is still very much a serious problem that should be addressed by our government.
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