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Displaced construction worker walks 900-km to return home to Eastern Samar

 A heartbreaking photo of a displaced construction worker who lost his job in Metro Manila went viral.  27-year-old Roel Natividad decided to walk 900-kms. for over a month just to get home to MacArthur Eastern Samar.


Photo Credit: Vince Yadao


Armando Andor, the Department of Health (DOH) border personnel revealed that Natividad started his journey through his foot from Manila to Sorsogon last August, where he was quarantined for 14 days. 



He was released September 16, after securing the documents he needed to go home. Natividad continue to walk until he reached Matnog Port where he rode a boat to Northern Samar.


From Allen, Northern Samar he was able to rode the truck from a kind driver where his next stop was Jiabog, Samar. Again, Natividad had to continue walking for two days going to the border control point in Taft, Eastern Samar.



He finished his tiring journey on September 29, at the border he eat and rest before he was fetched by the local government unit vehicle of MacArthur. He will then again required for mandatory 14-day quarantine at a local facility.


Previously, on the same province in Eastern Samar, a man Peter Roncales also risked to go home by pedaling 1000 kms. From Manila and he was able to arrive after ten days in his home town.

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