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Their Dreams fades Away

Updated on March 9, 2015
The Limbagos before the tragedy.  (L to R)  Marc, Juanita and Edwin
The Limbagos before the tragedy. (L to R) Marc, Juanita and Edwin

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Their cherished dreams

The young Filipino couple Edwin, 35, and Juanita, 31, lived in West Rembo, Makati City. Their marriage was blessed with Marc, 8, and an 8-month old baby boy who died in early infancy.

Unable to pursue college because of poverty, they led a hand-to-mouth existence by selling real estate, books and other odd jobs. Both ambitious and dreamers, the couple planned of living in a house they can call their own and provide their son a good education.

The venue to achieve their dreams

As was the trend, they planned of seeking jobs abroad. Luckily, Edwin landed a job in Qatar Logistics. Meanwhile, Juanita was left at home to care for their son, but her idea of seeing their dreams fulfilled someday kept burning inside her. As fate would have it, her break came. She hold on to it. With the blessing, backing and consent of her beloved husband, Juanita set sail to Kowloon, Hong Kong for a 2-year contract as domestic helper. According to OWWA, her employment was to take effect March 2, 2011.


However, that June 10, a Friday, about more than 2 months in Hong Kong, tragedy struck OFW Juanita while officially performing her duty. Tasked to bring her employer’s 6-year old son to school, they were hit and dragged by an on-coming bus while crossing the street. Instinctively, Juanita, disregarding her personal safety, turned her back against the oncoming vehicle and put her arms around the boy to protect him, said an OWWA representative based on testimonies from witnesses.


Interrogated, the driver reasoned out he was unaware of the accident. He stopped the bus only when onlookers shouted and made signs at him to stop.

Rushed to Hong Kong’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Juanita succumbed to severe internal injuries. The boy was visibly shock but was pronounced physically fine.

Huband Edwin

The bereaved husband Edwin, who had last talk to his wife Juanita a few days back, enplaned the Qatar-Hong Kong- Manila route to see the remains and pay his last respect to his dear wife.

Burial place

In Makati, on June 25, a Saturday, with family and friends, Edwin buried in the cemetery his beloved wife Juanita Agustin Limbago, who wrote in her facebook 2 years before her death about the need in this world for self-sacrifice after watching the movie “2012”. (Source)


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      Gio 2 years ago

      Wow, another loelvy offer of candy. Thanks to SSS and you for this. The title is a bit of a tongue twister today isn't it.. I kept repeating it over and over to see if I caught myself out..LOL!!!! Hey, don't laugh, its early and I'm tired, so a bit daft!!Hope your well. Linda

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      Tarok 2 years ago

      Ahh Edwin is lovely and often gets netlecgled, but i wont ever neglect him, LOL....thanks for the chance to win him Bev, and im a naughty girl as i have only one 4 cards for christmas, i hate the run up to christmas at the best of times but now i make cards i hate it even more!!! sorry, but i need edwin, lol......good luck everyone, hugs to you Bev, Vick xxxx

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      nick071438 6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      Thanks for the visit, loren...

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      lorenmurcia 6 years ago

      Another hero, yet another family that lost a loving and beloved mother. The only consolation is that she is now in the arms of the Truly Great. Bless her soul. Moving hub..