The EDSA traffic has been a woe to many people in the City but for Ivy Gonzales, the traffic was a blessing in disguise as this paved way to finding her missing cousin.
For Gonzales, the EDSA traffic has indeed brought miracle as she found her cousin who was lost since December amid the hellish Hi-way.
The lost boy, according to reports has a hydrocephalus and was reported missing on December 26, 2016. His mother, Juvy Pagay, an OFW in Qatar, went on-air on DZMM’s Lingkod Kapamilya program on January 27 to seek help.
But thanks for the EDSA traffic as it paved way to the end of the search. On February 5, the missing Pagay was found.
Allegedly, fate made a way when Gonzales boarded a passenger bus along Ortigas-EDSA on Sunday.
“Namili po ako ng sasakyan. Tapos yung sasakyan ko po, tatlong beses po akong palipat-lipat ng upuan. Yung last na pinaglipatan ko po ng upuan, saktong traffic tapos sabi ko may bata pong naka-jacket na itim, nakadamit ng kulay yellow. Sabi ko parang kilala ko. Tapos nilingon ko ulit. Sabi ko si Leo ito!” Gonzales said in an interview on DZMM on Tuesday.
Continuousloy narrating, Ivy said that the bus was then slowly moving when she asked the driver to let her out.
“Tinakbo ko po si Leo at hiniyawan ko po at lumingon sa akin,” she said.
She immediately asked the boy how he ended up in Manila. The boy said he boarded two buses from Aurora province.
“Nung nakita ko siya kinakausap ko siya. Sabi ko kilala mo ba ako? Sabi niya hindi. Gusto mong umuwi na sa inyo? Sabi ko halika, sumama ka sa akin. Sabi niya nagugutom na ako. Hindi pa ako kumakain. Naghanap po ako ng pwede bilihan ng pagkain niya,” Gonzales said.
Without knowing where he was, the boy told his cousin that he slept on the streets and begged for alms to survive.
The mother of the who is currently in Qatar shared how she was being relieved after her son who was lost and found amidst EDSA traffic shared how happy she is.
“Nung una kong mabalitaan, grabe ang talon ko dito. Sabi ng amo ko anong nangyayari sa iyo,” Mrs. Pagay said.
As per reports, Mrs. Pagay added that Dipaculao Mayor Joana Salamanca personally went to Manila to fetch the boy.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga taong nagdasal para sa kaligtasan ng aking anak at lalung-lalo na sa pamangkin ko, kay Ivy, na nagmalasakit siya, hindi siya nagdalawang isip para tulungan yung pinsan niya,” Mrs. Pagay said.