Friday, November 28, 2014

I-Witness’ 15th anniversary Special Features Unwavering Dream of A Typhoon Victim



There are nightmares that you bring even into your waking hours.  Tragedies so deep it seems the hurt may never heal.

For the students of Bayug Elementary School, the horror still grip them, two years after Typhoon Sendong hit Iligan City.

In the documentary “Batch 2012”, I-Witness shared the story of Limuel Gonzaga, who graduated salutatorian despite losing his mother, his home and his entire school to the massive flooding that destroyed his community. He may have lost everything, but not his dreams and his determination. He is now studying in a private school through the help of his sponsors. 

Inside the classroom, Limuel sits in the middle surrounded by classmates much bigger than him. His shy and quiet demeanor belies the strength of a child who has stared death in the face and forges on even though faced with extreme poverty.  Not many of his classmates know that the “little guy” who ranks number one in class, sometimes goes to school hungry and completes his homework in the dark. 

As part of I-Witness’ 15th anniversary series, Sandra Aguinaldo goes back to Iligan City to celebrate the inspiring story of a boy who braved all odds, this Saturday on GMA-7, after Celebrity Bluff.

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