A scavenger recently sought help from Raffy Tulfo after his wife left him for an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia.
Gilbert Martinez came all the way from Piat, Cagayan Valley so he could bring his concern to Raffy. He shared that his wife, Merry Jane Martinez, is also an OFW but she had arrived in the Philippines back on January 2, 2019 yet she did not go to their home.
She claims she is living in Metro Manila at a friend’s house, but Gilbert strongly believes she is living with her lover, Leo Fernandez. According to Gilbert, he even saw his wife’s live video with Leo as they were hanging out at a bar.
The staff also invited Leo’s wife, Maricel Fernandez, to the show – and Raffy would soon express his amazement over this lady’s outlook in the situation.
While Gilbert was obviously broken by his wife’s betrayal, Maricel seemed so cool about things and was just laughing as this guy wiped away his tears.
It turned out that Maricel had experienced so much heartaches with her husband in the past that she no longer cares about this new issue, as long as he sends support to their children.
When Merry Jane didn’t honor her promise to be on the show to face her husband, Raffy decided he would simply support Gilbert so he could have a better livelihood option to support his children.
Instead of returning to being a scavenger, Raffy surprised Gilbert with a livelihood showcase. He planned to build him a sari-sari store, with an initial capital provided for rice, feeds, and other items he could sell.
Merry Jane finally faced her husband at the barangay hall, but Raffy’s staff and many netizens were angry that she wanted to have the sari-sari at her mother’s house instead of their conjugal home, claiming she could better manage it. The staff pointed out that if that is the case, then the store will not be for Gilbert but for her!
Because she wouldn’t allow her husband to build a sari-sari store at their home, someone offered to let him use their abandoned house for free.
Raffy’s staff quickly hired carpenters with the help of the barangay officials. They also bought a lot of stocks for the store, including several sacks of rice and feeds, canned goods and easy-to-cook food, toiletries in sachets, candies, and other stuff needed in a store.
While the carpenters were busy building the store at the abandoned house, however, Merry Jane changed her mind.
She now wants them to move the store they built at the abandoned house to the house she previously shared with Gilbert!
What made her change her mind?
Check out this video to find out what happened next:
Skeptical about Merry Jane’s new decision, the barangay captain made sure the couple signed an agreement that she would not take the store and make Gilbert go away. After all, Raffy had given the store to Gilbert, not to her!
Watch Gilbert’s meeting with Raffy in this video: