Posted by: Mer Pints | May 16, 2008

Filipino Family Forgets Child at the Airport (Kawawang si Balong)

It is unthinkable for a family to have accidentally left their child at the airport. I know travelers have many things to attend too, bagages, passport, tickets, etc., while traveling but this is no excuse to leave your children at the airport while you parents are already aboard the plane and on your way. Children are more important than your baggages and documents.  

Ay, kawawang si balong naiwan sa airport. Di pa man din makapagsalita ng English. Mabuti na lang may kababayan na nagtatrabaho doon at siya ang umalalay kay balong. Ngayon mayroon na namang baby na naiwan. Ano ba naman iyan, ate at kuya, nanay at tatay, etc.?

Filipino family forgets baby at Canadian airport

Agence France-Presse

OTTAWA – Tickets, check. Passports, check. Luggage, check. Baby … oops.

A Filipino family boarded a flight on Monday in westernmost Canada, and forgot their tot at the Vancouver international airport, media said Tuesday.

The 23-month-old boy’s family had just arrived in Canada from the Philippines, but they were forced to repack their overweight bags before catching a connecting flight to Winnipeg, causing them to run late.

In their sprint to the gate, the family became separated.

The boy’s father Jun Parreno, told local media he had thought his son was with his wife and the boy’s grandparents, who ran ahead. They thought the boy was with his dad.

On the plane, the family members were seated separately and so did not immediately realize they had left the child behind.

Sometime later, a security guard found the boy, who speaks no English, wandering near the departure gate, and Air Canada officials tracked down his shocked parents on the flight.

Because the boy was so young, he was not issued a boarding pass and would have sat on a parent’s lap during the flight, so airline personnel did not notice a passenger was missing.

According to the Vancouver Sun, airport security found a Tagalog-speaking Air Canada agent who looked after the child while his father flew 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) back to Vancouver to pick him up and then return to Winnipeg to rejoin the immigrant family on their first day in Canada.

The baby was kept in Air Canada’s offices and staff found him some toys, said local media.

“Air Canada took good care of him,” Parreno told the daily Winnipeg Free Press upon arrival. “I’m grateful.”

Huwag Gawa nang Gawa ng Bata Kung Hindi Kayang Alagaan

Huwag kayong gawa nang gawa ng bata kung hindi ninyo sila  kayang alagaan, iyan ang laging paala-ala at payo ng mga taga POPCOM at mga nasa Family Planning Clinic para sa mga kababayan nating mahilig magparami ng bata. Nakakalungkot isipin na sa dami ng anak ng mga mag-asawa ay may mga nakakaligtaan diyang pakainin. There are so many concerns in raising a family; health, education, moral upbringing, and physical protection. Kaya dapat na manganak lang ng kayang-kayang alagaan, di ba? 

Nakakatawa na tuwing may kapistahan dito sa Pinas, may mga batang nahihiwalay sa mga magulang habang nakikipamista. Kahit sa mga paglalakbay, may mga bata din na nakakaligtaan ng mga magulang; pinababayaan lang na gagalagala diyan hanggang maiwanan sa biyahe. Mabuti na lang at may Media diyan at mga  taong may malasakit na nakakatulong upang matuntun kaagad ang mga naiwang anak o kapamilya.

Dahil hindi maiiwasan nang mag-asawa sa pagsisiping (iyan lang naman ang kaligayahan nila), kailangan na maging maingat upang maiwasan ang pagbubuntis. Dito papasok ang kahalagahan ng Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning na serbisyo ng gobierno. Walang mawawala sa atin kung sundin lang ang prinsipyo ng pagpaplano ng pamilya. May mga ibat-ibang paraan diyan na magagamit na hindi naisasakripisyo ang pananampalataya. 


Responses

  1. as responsible parents, we should take good care of our children . They should be prioritize. Ako nga may sinat lang ang baby qoh e worried to the max na ako.

  2. Hi Melinda salamat sa pagbisita.

    Sa maternal and child health, ang payo ay tudong pagbabantay sa mga anak lalo na kung maliliit pa lang sila.

  3. Marami ang pabayang mga magulang sa kanilang mga anak talaga.May nangyari nga na naiwanan ang anim na buwang sangol sa loob ng kotse at namatay dahil sa init.Ayun nakulong ang nanay dahil sa kanyang kapabayaan.Mas mabuti ay inawan na lang sa bahay kapag di nila kayang bantayan.

  4. Tito Cocoy salamat po sa pagbisita at comment.


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