Doris throws 'birthday party' for orphan in "Mutya ng Masa"

Broadcast journalist continues to deliver happiness to ordinary people in “Mutya ng Masa” tomorrow (Aug 13) where she throws a birthday party-like surprise for a ten-year old orphaned boy.

In the episode, Doris goes to Baywalk in Manila where she meets JM, who has been living in the area for two years now after he lost both his parents. When Doris asks JM what would make him happy, he answers that he would like to be taken to Star City and Jollibee as her mother used to take him to both.

Aside from surprising JM, Doris also convinces JM to start living at DSWD’s shelter for children where he will be looked after.

Doris explains that in “Mutya ng Masa,” the people in a particular community such as Baywalk, and not the program, get to choose who among them deserves help the most. Doris says that this refutes the belief that Filipinos no longer care for each other.

Tanong namin, ‘Sino ba sa tingin niyo ang dapat naming tulungan?’ Sila, kahit pare-parehong mahirap, tinuturo ang iba na mas matindi pa ang problema sa kanila. Nakakatuwa na gusto pa rin pala nating magtulungan. ‘Di tayo swapang. ‘Merong mas matindi ang problema; saka mo na ako tulungan’ – yun ang konsepto ng ‘Mutya ng Masa,’” Doris explains.

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