There's no better way to celebrate one's big day than to do good to others. And that's exactly how Daniel O. Cruz (王男立) of Grade 8-B is spending the money that is supposed to be used for his birthday celebration, by helping others in need.
Daniel will be 14 years old this coming April 12. But instead of having a lavish food feast with his family, he suggested to his parents, Philippine Basketball Association player Jervy Cruz of North Port Batang Pier team and Catherine Ong Cruz (王嘉緻), that the money be spent instead to feed street dwellers and military frontliners in Manila.
Just like most of us, Daniel and his parents are on home quarantine. At home, they have been seeing on television how hardworking our frotnliners are andat the same time, how many fellow Filipinos are deprived of decent meals due to loss of income. He then voiced out the idea to his dad and mom, who were very supportive of it.
And so last April 8, more than 200 packed meals, composed of rice with adobo and pancit canton, were distributed by the Cruz family to beggars, street people, and checkpoint personnels along Espana and Quezon Avenues. These were personal delivered by the father, Jervy, who has the quarantine pass to go out.
While it might just be one meal for the recipients, but little help like this, if done collectively, can make a big difference.
Advance happy birthday, Daniel and thank you for your selfless act. Your CKSian spirit truly shines!