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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MANG PANDOY: Supposed Symbol of the Poor to a Better Life Died Still a Poor Man - Video Sept. 1, 2008

Felipe Natanio or “Mang Pandoy" passed away at the age of 63 due to tuberculosis, a GMA flash report said Sunday.

The report said Natanio became known to the public as "the face of the poor" after former President Fidel V. Ramos presented him in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), promising Mang Pandoy a better life.

During the ‘90s, Natanio, father of eight children, made ends meet with his meager P50 daily earnings.

Natanio hogged the headlines after making a desperate offer to have himself killed in exchange for P100,000 in order to support his family.

The report added that Natanio’s remains lie in his house in Quezon City.

Here's a video from 24 Oras

Some snapshots from the video

Felipe Natanio aka Mang Pandoy

Fidel Ramos government promised Mang Pandoy a better life

Mang Pandoy waves to the crowd when introduced by President Ramos in 1992

Memories of a TV show

after 3 presidents, Mang Pandoy died a poor man, a reflection of the ineffective programs handled by 3 successive governments

I agree with Mr. Ramos, all blames should not be fingerpointed to him or any other presidents. The effectiveness for a beter life still resides in the people themselves. There's nothing truer than the saying "Don't give them a fish, teach them how to fish", if only the government programs would result to a more positive notes.

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