With minimal traffic, someone driving a private car from Bacolod City in Negros Occidental would take around 6 hours to reach Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental which is 210 km away. But can you imagine walking this distance, carrying some belongings and taking care of your pets at the same time?
That’s what one dedicated mother has done, as she searched for her missing child.
Some locals noticed an old lady in the streets, with her dogs wearing cute dresses. With her thick jacket over several layers of clothes (in this hot tropical weather!), grimy appearance, and bundle of belongings, a lot of locals thought she was crazy and paid her no heed.
This changed when netizen Sheena Cordova Buquiran spotted her on the highway. At first, like most of the locals, Sheena thought the old lady was crazy. She saw the woman walking with her dogs, dragging her bundle of belongings, at Lalaan, San Jose which is around 17 km from Dumaguete.
The following day, Sheen was surprised to see the old lady some 10 km from where she saw her first. This time, the woman and her dogs were in Tandayag, Amlan.
Feeling a little bit curious, Sheena told her father, Nelson Buquiran, about her. She even joked that she would wait for the old lady at their home in Tanjay. True enough, after several days, Tatay Nelson spotted the old lady in Tanjay!
The family soon learned that this lady wasn’t really crazy. She had gone to Dumaguete to search for her lost child but after weeks of fruitless search, she’s on the way to Bacolod.
Sheena’s post went viral, with several people saying they also saw the old lady and thought she was crazy as well. They mentioned where they had seen her – and it seems that the old lady had gone to many places, including towns and cities south of Dumaguete City.
This could only mean that this lady has walked more than 300 km just to look for this missing son/daughter! Sadly, the local netizens forgot to ask her name, her missing child’s name, and where they are from but with the post going viral, we hope she finds help – and her missing child! – soon, before she gets sick from exhaustion and being exposed to harsh weather.