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74-year-old woman cancels birthday party to donate relief goods to Taal Volcano victims

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY PO INAY BELEN MAHAL PO NAMIN KAYO,” she concluded.

  • Belen Mulingtapang is about to turn 75 this January 24
  • She decided to cancel her birthday party and instead donate relief goods to those affected by Taal Volcano’s activities

A 74-year old woman is going viral on social media for spending her money on donating relief goods to those affected by Taal Volcano instead of throwing herself a big birthday party.

Sherwin Mulingtapang went on Facebook and shared how proud she was of her mother.



His mother, Belen, had already planned to throw a big birthday party for herself as she will be turning 75 this January 24.

Everything was already set, they had prepared the band, food, lights and sounds, etc. They even hired a gown designer.

But Belen canceled everything and decided that the money for her birthday will be better spent to buy relief goods for those affected by Taal Volcano’s recent activities.

“LAHAT NG YAN EH DI NA TULOY.. MAMIMIGAY NA LANG DAW CIA NG MGA RELIEF GOODS AT MGA SAKO NG BIGAS.. PACENCIA N PO PERO PROUD LANG PO TALAGA KAMI SA NANAY NAMIN”

Photos show a variety of goods. From noodles to rice, biscuits, etc.

Sherwin said that she was inspired by other people she saw on social media helping those who were in need. This only made her happier because she was involved in something that inspired her.

“KAHAPON NAIIYAK AKO TUWING MAKAKAKITA AKO NG MGA ACTS OF KINDNESS SA SOCIAL MEDIA KC NAAANTIG AKO SA MGA PAGTUTULUNGAN NG MGA TAO.. NAKAKATUWA LANG NA MAY CHANCE DIN KAMI PARA ISHARE ANG BLESSINGS SA IBANG TAONG NANGANGAILANGAN.”

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY PO INAY BELEN MAHAL PO NAMIN KAYO,” she concluded.

Netizens were also inspired and praised the senior citizen.

“Happy birthday nanay. Kasama mo kaming mga Batangueño sa inyong kaarawan. Salamat po ng madami. At sa iyong pamilya na suportado ka sa iyong hiling. Kasama sa panalangin namin ng mahabang buhay at madami pang pagpapala.”

“Advanced happy blessed birthday po nanay God will bless you po Good health and long life po”

“More Blessings to you Ma’am! Commendable Gesture!!! Thank you!”

“Happy brthday po godbless po snyo nay sana bgyan pa kau nang malusog na pangangatawan at mahabang buhay godbless po.”

“Happy birthday po nanay… Salamat po sa kabutihan nio po… More bdays po and blessings to come”

Written by Jo-Est Tan

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