She is aware that she is getting old and while she has the strength, she will do her best for their family. Her husband Valeriano is a farmer and they both work as laborers when they are not busy with their own businesses for additional income. They have poor living conditions and keep struggling to live a better way. Their five children are: Rocky – 25 years old, a vocational course graduate; Conrado – 22 years old, grade four; Lorvy – 19 years old, high school graduate; Marlito – 17 years old, who never had the chance to study and Rubelyn – 9 years old, currently in grade two.
They live in a mountainous village of Cabisera in Isabela province. Despite poverty, they manage to have a good relationship in the family and are all hoping to have a progressive life.
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