Fruit vendor gets help after FB post on money he lost to a man who duped him went viral

By: Immae Lachica April 22,2019 - 01:59 PM

Kind-hearted individuals have been visiting Solomon Alfanta at the Mingalanilla public market since Sunday to offer help to the old man. /Contributed Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Solomon Alfanta, 76, lost his Sunday morning earnings from selling fruits at the new Minglanilla public market to a man who duped him with a fake P1, 000 bill, but he received so much more from netizens who took pity of what happened to him.

Netizens visited Alfanta at the public market to offer help after reading his story from another netizens Facebook post.

Ang maayong taw kung mabawsan labaw pa gyud sa nawala nya. Si tatay Solomon Alfante nag edad ug 76 anyos tindero ug saging gikan sa bukirang bahin sa Naga nahimotang karun sa Minglanilla New Public Market kun diin cya namaligya. Giilad ni c tatay ganinang sayo sa buntag. Human gi post sa usa ka concern citizen ang nahitabo nya naagni ang mga humok ug balatian sa pag hatud ug tabang ni tatay,” Jessielle Gimena in a Facebook post at 11:38 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.

(A good man will always get more than the amount that he lost. Solomon Alfanta, 76, is a banana vendor who came form the mountains of Naga (City) and now sells at the new Minglanilla public market. He was duped earlier today (Sunday). After a concerned citizen posted the incident (on social media), several kind-hearted individuals already came to help him.)

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Gimena also posted photos of those who visited Alfanta to offer help which included a sack of rice, cash and food.  Her post generated 17, 000 engagements; 6, 100 shares and 63 comments as of noontime today, April 22.

Lipay na kaayo si tatay guys sa inyong mga ghatag. As of now, napa ko dri ky e sure sah nko nga naay mukuha nya para dungan ug pauli para masigurado iyang safety.  Again! Thank you so much guys . God bless your heart. 😘” Gimena added.

(He is very happy with all the help that he received. As of now, I’m still with him (Alfante) to make sure that a relative would fetch him and accompany him home to ensure his safety.)

Daghan na kaayo ug ni tabang ni tatay. I know gituyo ni sa Ginoo ang nahitabo nimo tay para matabangan kag sakto. Tigulang nka angay unta naa naka sa balay mag relax2x.” Gimena said in another FB post Sunday night.

(Many came to help. I know God has a reason why this had to happen to you because he wanted more people to come to help you the best possible way. You are already old and should already stay home to relax.

“God bless u more and more tay. God is always watching you. Thank u so much sa tanang nitabang,” Gimena added.

Princesz Sherica Crismundo Tamang said that “Maka pahuway na jud c tatay of pila ka buwan ana (he will now be able to rest for a few months after all the help that he received).”

Kahilakon ko ui. Ge kumot ako dughan nagbasa ani ganina. Salamat momsh isa ka sa taw nga naka ara jud og nitabang ni tatay. Ginoo nalay bahala sa nangilad ni tatay,” said Althea Franzyn.

(I’m  trying to hold back my tears. I felt pain in my heart while I was reading (social media posts on) what happened. Thanks to you because you were one of those who immediately sent help.  God will be the one to repay you.) /dcb

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