Facebook user Jeijei Arabe has a very strong and powerful message for young fathers like him who experience criticism and discrimination.
These are the powerful words Jeijei wrote when he decided to encourage young parents like him through a Facebook post. He shared his life story and the difficulties he and his partner encountered when they entered the world of parenting.
“Wag kang magpapadala sa mga chismis. Tulad namin. Pinanindigan naming dalawa na kahit maraming sinasabi yung iba eh wala pa din kaming pake sa kanila. Hindi masisira ng mga makakating bunganga nyo yung panindigan namin sa magiging anak namin. Hindi magiging masaya ang pamilya kung wala ang ilaw at haligi.”
Jeijei claimed that they received baseless judgments and discrimination from the people who viewed themselves as ‘righteous’ and ‘sinless’. With the pain and struggles they had to endure, Jeijei learned how to stand up and fight for his family.
He did not let other people pull him down and make him think that his partner’s early pregnancy was a mistake. Despite the painful words from his critics, Jeijei and his partner still managed to share words of encouragement for other young parents who are in the same situation.
Our country was known for being critical when it comes to young people having kids. The country's conservative values make it so that having children when you are still young is extremely frowned upon.
Read his full post here:
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