A security guard from Cotobato, Philippines, ate junk food and rice during his evening work breaks. A Facebook user named Ralph Reymond Hermano Getanes posted his photos and shared their conversation that evening.
Eventually, netizens caught Getanes’ post and shared it online. The security guard’s story then went viral, and netizens have been praising him for being willing to sacrifice his health to provide for his family.
The unnamed security guard is working under a “straight duty” schedule in one of the companies in Mindanao when Getanes saw him eating his dinner on a plastic bag – and it’s just rice with Ding Dong Mixed Nuts.
Later on, another F Facebook user revealed that the security guard’s name was Aries Abas.
Ding Dong Mixed Nuts is popular junk food in the Philippines which contains salted peanuts, corn bits, green peas, corn chips and curls.
Getanes approached the security officer and asked him why he was eating junk food and rice for his meal.
“Yes sir, I’m supporting several of my family in Cotabato,” the security guard said in Filipino.
Getanes said that he might get sick, especially he is working under a “straight duty” schedule, which meant a 24-hour work duty.
His response was heartbreaking – he used to eat junk food and rice, and he hopes one day, he will no longer have to consume these unhealthy meals when his children finish college.
Getanes then shared the story on social media and reminded the security guard’s family not to waste his noble “effort and sacrifices” for them.
Several netizens asked for his information and expressed a desire about giving support to the security guard.
Some offered prayers.
Abas works in a popular Davao department store owned by a Filipino-Chinese business tycoon.
Based on the JobStreet website, a security guards’ salary in Mindanao, Philippines is roughly Php 11,219 ( approximately US$224) a month or Php370 (approximately US$7) per day.