After 23 Years of Searching, Woman Unexpectedly Finds Long-Lost Dad on SAP Beneficiaries List

Their dad left the family in Zamboanga back when she was still 6 years old but Annabelle Agustin did not expect to find him 23 years later on the SAP beneficiaries list in Novaliches, Quezon City. It turned out that they’ve been living in the same barangay for years but didn’t get a chance to discover each other! Wow.

If not for the lockdown, Annabelle wouldn’t find her dad who had left the family when they were still kids. Tatay Carlos Macrohon Agustin left the family in Zamboanga, following a failed relationship with wife, Rebecca.

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He found a job in Metro Manila and eventually became a truck driver in Saudi. But he came back to the Philippines over 10 years ago and lived at Brgy. Sta Monica in Novaliches, Quezon City since then. He lives along in that house.

Unknown to Tatay Carlos, one of his children is living just a short distance away from his house!

Annabelle had gone to Metro Manila where she met a guy who also hailed from Zamboanga. But that relationship failed. She now lives with her second husband at Brgy. Sta Monica. She had been trying her best to find her dad but wasn’t able to do it the past 23 years. He’s not on Facebook and none of their friends know his whereabouts.

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During the lockdown, Annabelle was among the hopefuls who kept going back to the barangay to check whether she’s included in the list of SAP beneficiaries. She couldn’t find her name on the list, with barangay officials telling her and many others that they might be included in the next wave. But that’s not sure yet.

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While checking out the names on the list, Annabelle was shocked to find her father’s name! Who would have thought that they would be living in the same barangay? Of the hundreds of barangays all over Metro Manila, they would actually be in the same place, huh? It turned out that Annabelle had even seen him in the past but didn’t expect that he’s her dad. Wow.

Thanks to the lockdown, the family is reunited… Watch their story here:

AMA NA 23 TAON NANG HINAHANAP, NATAGPUAN SA LISTAHAN NG MGA BIBIGYAN NG AYUDA?!

AMA NA 23 TAON NANG HINAHANAP, NATAGPUAN SA LISTAHAN NG MGA BIBIGYAN NG AYUDA?!Mahigit dalawang dekada nang nangungulila si Annabelle sa kanyang ama at hindi na siya umaasa na makikita pa niya ito ulit. Kaya laking gulat niya nang makita ang pangalan nito sa listahan ng mga bibigyan ng ayuda! Magkita na kaya ang mag-ama? #KMJS15

Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Sunday, May 17, 2020