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Tatay Danilo finally found his new home


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HOME FOR THE AGED would be a soothing place for the elderly people and senior citizens, and this is now the new home of Tatay Danilo (Danilo E. Padiño in real life), especially that he has not found yet his true family.

It would be heart-breaking for both Tatay Danilo and Raiza Cuenca Mari, whose been taking care of the old man since he was rescued at the DVsoria in Cagayan de Oro. But the local government has more resources to take care of Tatay and get him a new home, where he will be assisted by professional nurses and caregivers.

The local government of Cagayan de Oro has established a home care for the elderly in Barangay Puerto, some few miles east of Cagayan de Oro. The facility is eqipped with gadgets and most-modern equipment especially designed for elderly people rescued in the streets, among other cases.

NEW HOME. This is now the new home of Tatay Danilo, the Golden Homecare for the Elderly located in Upper Puerto in Cagayan de Oro.

“It hurts that we have parted ways. But it would be good for him. Tatay Danilo needs more meds for his maintenance and the City has enough resources for this,” says Raiza, adding that she was saddened that they need to part ways for the sake of the old man.

Raiza has only limited resources and she only depended upon small donations for the continuing needs of Tatay for medical treatment and his daily food subsistence.

But Raiza promises to visit ‘Tatay Danilo’ in her spare time as the old man was also hurt that the only woman who have showed an unconditional love and took care of him at the provincial hospital for months, is going to leave him now.

PERFECT EXAMPLE. Tatay Danilo and Raiza Cuenca Mari are perfect example of a patient and a caregiver. Raiza cleanse Tatay everyday, changes his diaper and feeds him. Filipinos whose parents are caregiver abroad will know how hard it is to take care of the elderly overseas.


The support and free caregiving that Raiza did to Tatay Danilo could not be compensated by money and other material things. First, she could be earning dollars if she works as a caregiver in America or Europe.

But Raiza has chosen Philippines for a free caregiving service.

Who would ever think she has the courage to clean Tatay Danilo, changed his large diaper, feed him and provided him all the caregiving he needs. An old man with acute Tuberculosis that he’s been keeping for himself for many years.

Without his siblings and immediate family, Tatay Danilo managed to live in the streets of Cagayan de Oro at 74. What a pity. But the old man’s real sufferings in the streets was also rewarded by the Lord with the entry of Raiza Cuenca Mari, a happy-go-lucky woman in her younger years but is looking for true happines. And there, she found Tatay Danilo at DV selling candies and cigarettes.

Raiza was amazed at how an old man feeds the pigeons (kalapati), and there, she found her calling. I don’t know if she’s an angel sent from above but Raiza has learned to love the old man she doesn’t even know.   


SO MUCH LOVE. Tatay Danilo would never forget how he was loved by Raiza, his newly-found angel who took care of him and shows unconditional love, as if her own biological father.


Kristine Gem
Kabalo ka te, maka inspire kayo imng kada post nga akong gka kita. Maka heart melt kayo ma klaro gd imong sincerity sapag tabang kay tatay danilo. God bless saimo, proud kay ko saimo.
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Selena Dela Cruz Atoc:
God bless your kind heart. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Rita LM:
“Never worry for support, for as long as you are doing God’s work, you will never be alone”

Farrah Melchor Tejano
Keep it up ma’am! I’m sure dli mahurot ang mga taong gamiton pud sa Ginoo to help you with your advocacy.
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Hebrews 13:16 NIV


2 weeks nako kapin dre sa hospital.
Gaubanan si Tatay Danilo na dili nako ig unsa, na naila ra nako sa DV kay na cute-tan lang ko kay namahog ug kalapati.
Tapos ang pan kay gikan pa sa kita niya sa iyang pagpamaligya ug yosi tas candy.

But karun, gina ubanan sa check up, gipa admit ,gibilaran gyud, ginahinloan, ginapakaon, gina diaperan, gina alima like mura jug papa nako, palangga kaayo na murag baby, kanang dili gyud mabyaan.
Mura rag wala nako, pero para sa uban grabe na daw kay akong ginabuhat.
Kung bout hunahunaon, trabaho na daw nis barangay, sa social worker, sa hospital, sa unsa pang gina mention sa uban basta kay anytime pwede ra jud unta nako siya byaan.

But I choose to stay.
Not because to gain praises from people.
Not because for self glorification.
Not because I can market our business.
Not because he wanted me to stay with him.

but because, everything that Im doing right now makes me happy ❤️❤️ ❤️
Sa mga nahitabo nko sa una.
Galisud jud kug kuha ani nga joy.
Abi gani nakog makauyab ko, malipay nako.
But wa man ghapon

Worst was, I cried over this, asking God to give me happiness na maoy maghatag nakug gana na mabuhi pa and di na mag cgeg attempt ug pakamatay.

But before pa nako ni na feel?
He empty me.
Kanang bisag kwarta di na makapalipay nako.
Hubas kaayo ko nga to the point luha nalang akong ma contribute sa akong self.

Sometimes we need to be empty, so that God can pour in a lot of blessings and learnings to us.

Unsa daw mahitabo if maplastar na nako si Tatay Danilo?

Mao ra ghapon, mutabang ghapon ko, taman sa makita sa akong mata na mapahiluna nako, iplastar.
Bahalag muabot ang adlaw na wala nay musupporta nako, mupadayun ghapon ko.
Kay ngano?
Mao may makapalipay nako. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Basta one thing is for sure, mamatay ko na mag serbisyoha sa laing tao.
Muhatag ug himaya sa Ginoo.
Enough na ang pagpaka toxic
If we have nothing to offer,
Then let’s be a blessing to all ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

READ PART 1 – A Heartwarming Story of ‘Tatay Danilo’

READ PART 2 – God Sends ‘Tatay ‘Danilo An Angel

READ PART 3 – Raiza Cuenca: Champion Caregiver for ‘Tatay Danilo’

Joel Escolhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_sKdGFs0ewIh9R-iAskDg
Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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