A young man took to social media to find his mother whom he has not seen for about 20 years.
In his post on Facebook and Twitter, 21-year-old Arvin Rafael Andres said he was only one when his mom left him and his dad.
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“I lost my father when I was 17 because he was murdered and I never had a glimpse of my mother since I was one-year old. And on my birthday, I have a wish/prayer. It is to see or even just to hear from my mom if it is possible,” he wrote as caption when she shared his mom’s photos.
“I’m turning 21 this November 12 and that means 20 years ko na hindi kapiling yung nanay ko… Hindi umuurong ang panahon at tumatanda na rin ako, natatakot ako na magsisi sa huli kapag hindi ko siya hinanap ngayon dahil wala na nga ang daddy ko baka pati ba naman ang mommy ko mawala na din at hindi ko pa makilala,” he added.
In an interview with DailyPedia, Arvin said his mother, Lilia Caber, left them because she wanted to live separately from his father’s family.
He said they were staying with his father’s parents in Marikina City at that time because his dad had no job.
Arvin said his mom initially took him when she left his grandparents’ house, but his dad found them and got him back.
He said his mother returned after two weeks but only to get her things and she never came back.
“Matagal ko pong pinag-isipan ng matindi ang paghahanap sa kanya. May mga taong nangangalaga po sa akin na hindi ko kadugo at tumutulong din po mga kapatid ng daddy ko na nandito sa Pilipinas at sa ibang bansa,” Arvin narrated.
“Pero kahit na po nandyan sila dumadaan po ang panahon na pabigat ng pabigat ang nararamdaman ko dahil alam ko sa sarili ko na may kulang sa akin at iyon ay ang pagkakakilanlan ko sa tunay kong ina. Sa pagdaan ng mga araw baka mawala na ang pagkakataon ko na makita pa ang nanay ko kaya hinanap ko po sya ngayon,” he added.
Arvin said his father told him that his mother was working in Japan before they met and she used to live in Bulacan.
As his post began to gain attention, Arvin said he received a message from his mom’s friend, telling him that he used to be a backup dancer to the dance group of his mom, who had a “screen name Shiela May Dela Cruz.”
He told Arvin not to worry about his mom as they will help him find her.
The friend added that he last saw her in Valenzuela City.
The young man also learned that he had a sister—older than him—from his mom’s side.
Arvin appealed to the public to help him find his mother to reunite with her soon.
He urged the netizens to contact him if they have any information about his mom.