Pinakyaw! Mayor Isko buys all unclaimed orders of viral parol maker

  • Max Simon, a parol maker, was emotional after an order was left unclaimed by a supposed buyer
  • The order was worth P100,000 and he will be left in debt over the unfortunate incident
  • Lucky for him, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno provided assistance and offered to buy the parols

A parol maker was left in tears after a supposed buyer failed to claim the order worth P100,000.

Image by Arlene Simon via Facebook

Many netizens worked together to try and ask for help for a parol maker named Max Simon. His family makes parols (lanterns) for P70 each in their place in Central Market, Sta. Cruz, Maynila.

On a viral post by Arlene Simon on Facebook, she shared that Tatay Max was disheartened to learn that the order he painstakingly completed  will no longer be claimed by a buyer. The order amounted to P100,000. What’s even more disheartening is that the failed order will leave the maker in debt.

On the caption of the video, it said, “Hindi na kukunin ‘yan ng buyer. Sayang 100k lahat ng bayad ‘yan paano na ako baon na naman ako sa utang.”

In another post, Tatay Max showed a photo of him in tears with the caption, “Di ko mapigilan umiyak.”

Much to Tatay Max’s delight, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno heeded the call. According to the latest update on the post, Mayor Isko reached out to the viral parol maker and offered to buy the unclaimed parols. With smiles on their faces, Tatay Max and his family posed for a photo as they held the parols and thanked the generous mayor.

They wrote on Facebook, “Maraming salamat, mayor.”

Image by Arlene Simon via Facebook

On Mayor Isko’s Facebook page, they also shared the story and struggles of Tatay Max.

He said they’re happy to be of help to the hardworking worker. Yorme wrote, “Agad po tayong naghatid ng tulong kay Tatay Maximino Simon matapos pong hindi na kunin ng kanyang buyer ang pinagawang humigit 700 na parol.”