IRIGA CITY -- Photos of a young "kakanin" vendor became viral after being shared thousands of times on social media network Facebook.
Netizens who shared the photos of 9-year-old Jiro Pagalunan noted the boy's good looks and his noble desire to help his family in selling kakanin in Iriga City.
Pagalunan had been selling kakanin every afternoon after classes for three years now.
"Mabait po siya. Matulungin tapos marunong na po siyang tumulong sa gawain sa bahay, mangahoy, manguha ng panggatong, mamulot ng pili, tapos nagtitinda po siya. Gusto niyang maka-experience po habang bata pa siya," the boy's mother Ana said.
(He is a good kid. He helps in household chores such as gathering firewood, picking pili nuts and selling food on the streets. He wants to experience these while he is young.)
According to his father, Pagalunan has endeared himself to his customers.
"Masyado siyang malambing sa mga customer niya. Kaya mabili po yung product naming na puto. Masyado siyang magaling sa pakikipag-usap," said his father Joel.
(He is sweet to customers. That is why many buy rice cakes from him. He knows how to talk to customers.)
Pagalunan said he wants to become an actor someday. - with a report from Mylce Mella, ABS-CBN News