|Ponciano Alferez,86 aka 1st Sgt. Ponciano Nazarino Castillo|
An 86 year old man, believed to be abandoned by his family - brought by his feet in Tupi,South Cotabato some nine years back. With nowhere to stay, Gerendio Jolotjot of Purok 10 - B, of Poblacion, this municipality took care of him.
Though known for his generosity as church worker, he could no longer withstand the sacrifices. His patience was put to the limit. After having a hard time in identifying the old's man real name as well as his relatives.
He introduced himself as Ponciano Alferez, sometimes as 1st Sgt. Ponciano Nazareno Castillo. On many occasions, Jalotjot tried to locate the old man's relative but to no avail. This morning- he went to the local Social Welfare Office here to seek assistance. "I could no longer extend futher assistance to the old man which is not our relative, in the first place, Jalotjot said. He was seeking the help of all possible medium such as Television and Internet - with the hope that the old man's relative would be able to identify and locate him. (article from- www.tupi.gov.ph)