My father is the oldest of 9 children who hails from Bicol. At a young age, he went to Manila to work and follow his dream. He did not finish high school so he ended up working in a small grocery store owned by the young Chinese couple as their boy/ helper. The store did make it good until the owner switched to a small canned factory with my father as their st employee and mechanic. My father did master the mechanic job through experience that saves the company s a lot of money.
His company number is "1", the companies 'LUCKY CHARM". He is well love by the owner and is considered as one of their relatives who got all the privileges that an ordinary worker cannot get, like free housing, tuition fees for all of his 7 children, free products like corned beef, meat loaf, etc. All these were given free, not a loan.
He retired at age the age of 65, after 47 years of hard work and dedication to the company and now enjoying his life with children, grand children.
Happy Birthday Papa. You are a Blessing to everybody. The best son, sibling, friend, father and provider.
I made a contest about his age and it seems that somebody got the right answer. Congratulation to the winner.
My father at 71.Still strong and healthy.