#KidsTheseDays: Student Sells “Kakanin” On The Street After School To Help Parents



Fan-made page for Billy Crawford posted these photos of a student with a backpack full of things and dressed in school uniform selling “kakanin” or Filipino rice cakes on the street to passersby while peddling his cart. Their post reads a caption “Karamihan sa mga kabataan ngayon ang daming reklamo at tinatamad bumangon sa umaga paramag-aral, pero hindi nyo ba alam na may ganyang Estudyante na pag tapos ng eskwela sakay agad sa bisikleta para mag lako ng panindang gawa ng pamilya nya? ang larawan ay kuha sa Marikina, isang huwaran ang estudyante na’to agree? anong masasabi nyo? share natin para mas maka inspired pa ng ibang estudyante na wag sayangin ang ginagastos ng magulang.”

Rough translation: A lot of kids today complain and feel lazy to wake up in the morning to go to school. There’s this student here in Marikina that hurries after school to ride his bicycle to sell the products that his family makes. We want to share this so that many other students will be inspired to not waste the money that their parents pay for their tuition fees.


Netizen Elma Bantog comments that she knows this student who is from her neighborhood.

Saying that she has known him to sell kakanin and sometimes bread and corn on the streets since he was young. She says that the student is doing this to help his parents.


Many netizens have sent in their positive messages and words of encouragement for the boy.

Please send in your own and we wish that he will also set an example for other students as well.