ABS-CBN news reporters Maan Macapagal and Dominic Almelor narrate the story of a struggling married couple with disabilities this Wednesday (March 20) in “Pinoy True Stories: Saklolo.”
Roberto and Marivic were former overseas Filipino workers who came back home in the Philippines to build a family. They, however, couldn’t bear children.
Roberto eventually stopped working because his left eye lost vision due to diabetes. Because of his medical expenses, Marivic had to earn more money by selling pansit aside from working in a factory. Until one day, Marivic got hit by a tricyle then run over by a delivery truck. After the horrific accident, one of her legs had to be amputated. Now hampered by disabilities, Marivic and Roberto don’t know how to get by with their condition.
“Saklolo” accompanied Marivic to a rehabilitation doctor who gave her an artificial leg for free. It will take Marivic a long time to get used to walking her artificial leg but for her, each step would lead her to a better life with her husband.
Broadcast journalist Karen Davila, meanwhile, explores the clash between Jesil and her mother-in-law in “Pinoy True Stories: Engkwentro” tomorrow (March 19). Jesil is trying to get back her house from her parents-in-law who sold the house without informing her.
Don’t miss “Engkwentro” tomorrow (March 19) and “Saklolo” this Wednesday (March 20), 4:45 PM in ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold. Catch the other programs of “Pinoy True Stories” produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs namely “Bistado” with Julius Babao on Mondays, “Demandahan” with Anthony Taberna on Thursdays, and “Hiwaga” with Atom Araullo on Fridays. For updates, follow @PinoyTruStories on Twitter.