The Reason Why This Boy Brings Baby Brother With Him To School Will Break Your Heart

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Boy Brings Baby Brother With Him To School
Photo of a nine-year old Mateo BaƱo and his toddler brother has gone viral on social networking site, Facebook.

The photo was taken by Shyla Blasico, a teacher from J. Blanco Elementary School in South Cotabato.

The photo was captioned:

Isa to sa mga pupil nmin... His mother pass away last year due to ectopic pregnancy. Dhil walang mag-aalaga sa kapatid nya dinadala nya nalang ito sa klase para d mka absent... Ang tatay nman ay naghahanap buhay kaya hinahayaan nlng namin... Pinapakain nlng nmin cla sa skol pag lunch time para d nlng umuwi tuwing tanghali... Hopefully may mga mabubuting puso dyan na tutulong...
According to the interview of ABS-CBN, Mateo is a grade 3 pupil and also has a 5th grader older brother.

Teacher Blasico added that Mateo and his older brother take turns in caring for their two-year old brother.

Hindi naman makulit ang bata, nakaupo lang. Kung matutulog may divan kami, doon pinahiga ang bata. Lahat po sila pinapakain namin. May feeding program kasi every lunch sponsored by DepEd (Department of Education).

Minsan sa kapitbahay pinaiiwan yung bata. May tumutulong din naman.
More than the money, the teacher is appealing for food for the family, telling:

Mahirap na, baka pagisipan kami na kukunin ang pera.