April 19 -- Uplifting news woke the general population of Looc, Misamis Oriental, as their wager during the current year's Palarong Pambansa (National Games), Erwin Mancao, completed first in the 5000-meter run auxiliary.

Mancao crying after the win.

A year ago, he has accomplishment in the Mindanao Leg of the 21st Milo Little Olympics, and now, Mancao has included yet another honor added to his repertoire.

Beating his own record which he checked -- a record of 16:01.60. He really wanted to wind up passionate as he panted for breath on the end goal of Quirino Stadium's oval track.

Be that as it may, amid a meeting with Mancao who speaks to Villanueva National High School the things being what they are there was a more profound story behind his tears.

Obviously, he was going for the ₱20,000 motivation with the expectation that he could manage the cost of a home for his folks.

"Kasambahay po ang Nanay ko at sa niyugan naman ang tatay ko. Yung motivation ko po dito gagamitin namin upang ipagawa ang bahay namin." (He said that his mother is a maid, and his father is working in a coconut farm. His motivation here will be used in building their own home.) -Mancao

In a report from PTV Ylocos, the said motivation would originate from the Office of Department of Education or DepEd Region 10.

Image from Facebook/PTV Ylocos

In the interim, a large number of netizens who were moved by Mancao's story commended his prosperity via web-based networking media.

Many of the netizens were praising the hard work and the attitude of Mancao.

In spite of having a tough life at home, he is willing to take a risk just to find a way to survive.

Shelter is a very important thing people needed in life to survive.

A house to stay, a house to have a rest with when the day is over, and many more important factors to why a home is one of the people's needs, aside from food and clothes.

Mancao prioritized his family's needs, and that is to have a home. To have a home or fix the home, whatever it is, it is an amazing heart this boy has.

Many young people nowadays would prefer to purchase phone over helping their parents, and this is due to some youngsters think that the parents should be the one to provide their needs.

Yet many young people as well understand the situation (pertaining to their status in life). It is not who's obligation it is, but who has the capacity to do so. If they would like to help no matter how young they are, they will be able to do it since they can do it, and that's the spirit.

Mancao is just one of the great examples that we should be inspired of. His love to his family outshines opponents.

Congratulations Mancao! You deserved it!
 
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