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Teen embarks on food delivery via rollerblades to support ailing dad

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:33 AM August 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kean Arcilla Ramos, 18, went viral on social media after he was photographed delivering coffee-based beverages while on his rollerblades to help support his ailing father amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Photos uploaded on Facebook by Cherry Arcilla Ramos showed Kean carrying a food delivery bag on his back as he glided on his rollerblades.

According to Cherry’s post, Kean delivers coffee jelly and other products in Barangay Tunasan,Muntinlupa City.

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Netizens expressed admiration to Kean for his unique way of delivering his products.

But more than the roller blades, Kean said he sells coffee and chocolate jelly to help shoulder the medical bills of his father who is “unable to work.”

“Ako po ay nag bebenta ng coffee and Chuckie jelly upang makatulong sa tatay kong may sakit (enlargement of prostate) na naka-catether and unable to work,” Kean told INQUIRER.net Thursday.

(I am selling coffee and Chuckie jelly to help my father who is sick, diagnosed with enlargement of prostate, and is on catheter and unable to work.)

“Ninasa ko pong tumulong sa aking tatay na nagshoshoulder lahat ng bills dahil kami ay natatambakan na po ng bills,” he further said.

(I wanted to help my father shoulder the mounting bills.)

Kean said a friend of his father is also helping them with medication expenses.

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Since several parts of the country were placed on lockdown in mid-March, many Filipinos started their own small businesses including food delivery and online selling to cope with the pandemic.

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