Published: Tuesday 01 May, 2018

‘Tisoy’ Fil-Am Boy Begging in the Streets Wants to Find American Father

His name is Jhonsy Melchor, aka Jhonsy Holden, a Filipino-American boy who is begging in the streets of Angeles City, Pampanga. Ten-year old Jhonsy, alias Tisoy, the breadwinner of his family at such a young age, hopes to find his American father someday.

Netizen Docx Zaiclen spotted Tisoy begging to support his family – a mother and two step brothers, and posted his story on Facebook. The story has since gone viral. Several readers have already extended help to Tisoy and his mother.

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According to GMA News, the young boy and his family live in a public park in Angeles City. His mother, Cynthia, revealed that Jhonsy’s father left them when she was still pregnant with the boy. She tried to run after him and went to the apartment he was renting in Angeles but Jhonsy’s father was already gone.

The young boy grew up with her and a stepfather. But after two more children, he,too, left them. Since then, Tisoy has been begging to support the family. He told Cynthia that he would do everything so that they won’t go hungry.

“Sabi niya sa ‘kin, ‘Mama, gagawin ko lahat para hindi tayo magutom,” said Cynthia.

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