Kristel Tejada’s dad now a gov’t worker

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The father of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila student who killed herself after she failed to pay her tuition due to poverty has been given a job by Mayor Alfredo Lim.

The family of Kristel Tejada composed of her father Christopher, her mother Blesilda and her three younger siblings attended the flag-raising ceremony at Manila City Hall the other day to formalize Christopher’s acceptance of the job he was offered at the Department of Public Services.

“We will never forget the way you helped us. You were one of the first to approach us and offer us help in our time of grief. Thank you,” Blesilda said.

Tejada killed herself earlier this month inside their house in Manila after she was forced to take a leave of absence from her studies at UP Manila when she failed to pay her tuition for the second semester.

The behavioral sciences student had applied for a loan to finance her studies but her application was turned down because it was already the middle of the semester.

When Lim visited Tejada’s wake, he gave P10,000 in financial assistance to her family, offered to shoulder her burial and promised Christopher a job. Erika Sauler

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  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    Ang bilis….ACTION agad..!…ilan kaya ang tulad ni Mayor Lim…!

    • dodong1

      pag alis ni lim alis din yan kaya temporary relief lang yan…sana ihanap ng permanent job..

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        dodong1,…sana nga….

    • nakatutok

      madami yan sila…puro papogi kasi ELEKSYON na naman…

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        OO nga …Ha ha ha !…Once in a blue moon lang nangyayari ito…ha ha ha !

  • cato_the_younger

    While I believe the family should be helped, the timing of this appointment – election time, is a bit too fishy for my taste. Looks like an appointment in aid of re-election. That said, I still believe that mayor Lim is a better person for mayor than that good for nothing thief who goes by the name of Erap Estrada.

    • raptor_d_lonewolf

      during election time…..the government is not allowed to hire personnel whether permanent or temporary. I believe Mr. Tejeda first day of work in the the govt service will be only after the election ban ends.

    • Gu3st

      nothing new dude, they are both trapo… it’s like choosing the lesser evil..

    • white scorpion

      i think otherwise. the incident happened now. and now is the time to offer relief. it is disheartening that a life was lost. somehow, the jesture may have hasten the grief kahit kaunti…..

  • randyaltarejos

    When VP Jejomar Binay was the mayor of Makati City, he also offered free coffins and money to the poor Makati residents. And you can just imagine how many deaths are there in a given time? But this practice goes on and on. Naunahan na naman ni Fred Lim si Erap dito!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      Binay also offered cakes and flowers to senior citizen, guess saan binili ang cake bwahah syempre sa negosyo ni Binay din..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tricia-Juan/100002885604963 Tricia Juan

        The price of the cake is a lot more than what it is worth. Grabe ang mark-up!

      • white scorpion

        yes, you are VERY RIGHT. and also, the construction of the steel structure Gym, Barangay HAll. during the time i was still residing in makati, it was jojalin construction. notice the similarity in the name……

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    I am .

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    election time…and damage control mode ng TEAM PWENOY….GINAMIT NA NAMAN ANG MAHIHIRAP SA KANILANG SARILING INTERES…KAWAWANG MAHIHIRAP NAGPAPAGAMIT SA MGA BUWAYA…

    KUNG TUTULONG, WAG NG I BROADCAST AT IHARAP SA FLAG CEREMONY….napaka BULOK talaga ng presidenteng ito..wala pagkakaiba kay GMA…

    • Mr Moonlight

      hoy buang tonto

      • nakatutok

        typical yellow retort..attacking the one making the comment instead of discussing the issue..

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        bayaran

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    ….meanwhile the majority of fathers, who decide to have enough kids they can take good care of, get nothing from the government….and most likely finance these large poor families through their hard earned income ( taxes ). Then these politicians who are “pro poor” get all the credit.

  • JasonBieber

    There are still plenty of college students an their families paying for tuition. Will all their fathers get jobs be helped by the Philippine government or is having a child commit suicide a prerequisite?

  • Cheryl Joy Estrada-Lumapas

    karon pa gyud intawn nga patay na……

    • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

      Bitaw Cheryl,..hipos nalang intawon ko…ha ha ha !…Saba diha…! tubag akong silingan…!ha ha ha !

  • venfil29

    bakit ngayon lang?too late

  • aspirin200

    I’m just wondering how Mr. Tejada lost his former job to become a part time taxi driver. Did the company closed shop? What kind of job was it? Was it paying correct wages? Was it a legal termination? Was it without cause? was he paid separation benefits? etc.

  • randyaltarejos

    It’s okay to work in government provided you stick to the Civil Service Rules. At least, Mr. Tejada will earn a stable income so that his children can have food on the table and can pursue their studies. But I could have appreciated it more if somebody has offered Mr., Tejada his own taxi cab, which he can drive to earn much more than what any public servant earns. He doesn’t have to pay the boundary on a daily basis. Most of all, wala syang amo but himself.

    • deadlyshooter

      maybe, the good mayor can offer him to be his personal driver, train him also to be one of his bodyguard and earn much higher pay, if the mayor is truly sincere in helping the family…that could be a lifetime job, while he’s very much involve in politics…just a thought.

  • Pio Gante

    pampalubag loob

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005507922072 Pedro Noval Jr.

    Even in DEATH……a DEAD PERSON can become a big political asset. ERAP ESTRADA should now start his own discreet tour of Metro Manila Funeral Homes and make some innovative copying.

  • http://twitter.com/qmanT Armando Asuncion

    how do I get in touch with kristel’s family? does anyone know their address in manila? Please help me get in touch with the family. thanks.

  • deadlyshooter

    precedent? …just hope no more will follow to sacrifice their lives just to earn this kind of alms, will the appointment last for permanent employment or just for the moment while the mayor is mayor?…

    • boybakal

      casual….

  • nakatutok

    electioneering….

  • WeAry_Bat

    Sana regular job yan ha, hindi co-terminus.

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