Tumigil mag-aral si JL upang suportahan ang tatlong nyang kapatid
JL dropped out of school months ago to help support his three siblings, his mother Luzviminda said. The teenager worked as a water delivery boy but lost his job in November when his boss downsized his staff.
Luzviminda, who works as a manicurist, admitted they barely make ends meet. On nights when money is short, JL would eat dinner at Jefferson and Wang’s house.
On the ill-fated night of the attack, JL ate his last meal of instant noodles and rice there, his mother learned from neighbors.
“Kumakain po siya ng pancit canton. Nakita ng mga tao, nagkalat po doon iyung mga pancit canton at kanin,” Luzviminda said in a flat voice. “Nasa Bulacan po ako, namamasko kami ng mga anak kong maliit.”
Luzviminda said she had warned her son to stop visiting Jefferson and Wanda amid rumors that they were involved in drugs.
She said she feared her son would get in trouble after hearing that seven people, including 5 teenagers, were killed by masked men at a suspected drug den in their barangay last week.
JL, she added, had never dabbled with narcotics.
“Hindi po talaga siya involved sa droga. Wala po siyang trabaho pero hindi po siya nagtitinda ng shabu, ni gumamit po, hindi po talaga,” Luzviminda said, her voice finally cracking.
—from ABS-CBN News