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Friday, September 27, 2013
TODAY we salute another person who has relentlessly showed compassion and helped needy people, although he himself is not wealthy.
Meet Emegdio G. Yosores Sr., president of the Doña Pilar Tricycle-Operators Drivers Association (Dapitoda) at Doña Pilar Village, Sasa, Davao City since 1987.
He is also the vice president of the Davao City-based drivers group Transmission Piston in Southern Mindanao.
Yosores is known for his compassion. Since 1987, he and his family have welcomed five members into his family who are not of their blood.
They were homeless people whom Yosores and his family took care of and tried to find their kin.
They met George Estrella in 1987 when he rode on Yosores' new tricycle. Since then George has been living with them, there are times that he would leave the house saying that he needs to go home to General Santos, Polomolok, and to Bansalan. George also says he has a home in Ecoland. But he keeps returning to the Yosores household, claiming he finds love there.
Recently George, suffered a stroke and is currently bed ridden and they are helping him in his medications. They hope that he will meet his family before he passes away.
Yosares and his family are calling on private agencies and institutions to help them in Tatay George's medication.
Here is a translated version of our interview with Yosores.
SUPERBALITA: How does it feel to help strangers?
EMEGDIO G. YOSORES SR: It feels good and it makes me happy. Everything happens for a reason, and with that, there is a reason on why he is with us.
Sb: What part of the teachings in the Bible can you relate to this situation?
EGYS: Love. Because if you do not have love, It will be hard for you to meet the people along the road. These are the people who will thank God because you have touched their lives, even if they are already in their last breath.
Sb: Who are they in your life?
EGYS: Not only George but also the others who have been with us, have played a huge part in our life. What we only ask is that we hope that George will finally meet his family and relatives so that they will assist us in his medications.
In life, wealth is not the most important thing but it is our relationship with other people and accepting them for who they are.
Whoever knows George Estrella in General Santos, Polomolok, and Bansalan contact: 0907-824-2854.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 28, 2013.