This is 64-year-old Lolo Manuel of GMA, Cavite. We met him along Benavidez in Makati around 9:30pm. He was on his way to Ayala station, hoping to get a free bus ride home, as he was left with nothing else but his clothes, IDs, and a battery dead Nokia 3310. Unable to pay for the coffin of his child who died 8 or 9 days ago, the remains are now in his house wrapped in a blanket, as advised by the funeral parlor. He left Cavite for Manila 3 days ago to seek Sen Jinggoy Estrada’s help, whom he worked with when he was still mayor of San Juan. He also tried going to his ex-colleagues from a construction company in Pasong Tamo, which turned out to have closed down already. He has also previously sought the help of his local officials, as well as Jolo Revilla, a candidate for vice governor in Cavite. They all turned him down saying they had no funds left to help him. Starving and sleepless since leaving Cavite, his trip made him realize it’s easier to rob someone and try to run as fast as he can, just so he can bury his child, than to ask for what little help he needed from people whom he thought he could run to. Tonight, he said, his only wish was to make it home. Tomorrow, just as any other day since he died, Lolo Manuel hopes to give his child the burial he ought to have.