IT SUCKS TO DIE POOR

6 Feb

Bing Antoque: Acute Toxic Goiter

In 2006,  Bing was suffering from acute toxic goiter and she was due for radioactive treatment.

Jun, who was then an Electrical and Communications Engineering (ECE) technician in Davao was encouraged when he saw that his wife got better after drinking the Vitaplus powdered orange drink. Then her health greatly improved.

Bing and Jun Antoque

Encouraged Husband

Sabi ko, magaling itong First Vita Plus, baka pwede kaming maging dealer. Sinubukan kong i-part time. (I said, this First Vita Plus seems good. Perhaps we can be dealers. I tried it part-time.)

Nag undergo ako ng maraming trainings. Nakita ko na maraming opportunities to earn, na pwedeng maging maganda ang kita mo kung magsisipag ka.” (I attended several trainings. I saw that there are many opportunities to earn, that a good income is possible if one is hard-working.)

Resigned From the Job

To his surprise, Jun’s part-time earnings soon surpassed his regular income.

It was then when they decided to go full-time as First Vita Plus dealers. “In a span of one year, nakabayad kami ng lahat ng mga utang namin. Hindi na kami baon sa obligasyon!  (we were able to pay all our debts. We weren’t buried in debts anymore!)

“On our second year as dealers, nakabili na kami ng Starex (we were able to buy a Starex). Last November 11 of 2010, binigyan ko naman si Misis ng brand new Honda Jazz (I gave my wife a brand new Honda Jazz).

Dati nga, yung bahay naming naka-loan sa SSS, maiilit na. Nakatanggap kami ng notice from the sheriff. Pero dahil sa First Vita Plus, nabayaran ito ng cash!” (You know, before this, our house was on loan from social security, and was about to be foreclosed. We received a notice from the sheriff. However, due to First Vita Plus, we paid it in cash.)

Helping Many

Jun says that he sees the most benefit in his children. “Napakalaking tulong sa 3 naming anak. Yung mga bata, nag-enrol so private school, lahat ng gusto nilang bilhin nabibili namin. (It’s such a big help to our three children. They’re in a private school, and we can buy whatever they want.

Nakakatulong din kami so mga magulang namin na matatanda na.” (We can also help our parents who are old now.)

Their secret?

“We focus on the product. Hindi pera kundi produkto. (Not on the money but on the product.)

Makakatulong ito sa pamilya mo, lalo na sa kanilang karamdaman. Proteksyon ito laban sa sakit. (This helps your family, particularly their health. This is protection against illness. )

At kapag naging interesado sa produkto, then may bonus, at ito ang negosyo sa pagiging dealer. (And when one is interested in the product, then there’s a bonus, and that’s the business of being a dealer.)

Even Doctors

Napakadami na naming natulungan, maraming bumuti ang kalusugan, at nawalan ng sakit. Lalo na sa Davao Oriental. Kung kaya naman pati doktor naniniwala na. (We have helped so many, their health improved, disorders disappeared, particularly in Davao Oriental, that’s why even doctors now believe.)

“In terms of kita, dati may tinulungan kaming driver ng habal-habal (single motor tricycle). May disability pa sya, may polio. Pero sa loob ng 2 taon, nakabili na sya ng Honda Civic.” (Speaking of income, we had helped a motorcycle driver. He was disabled with polio but, in two years, he was able to buy a Honda Civic car.)

Dying Poor Sucks

“Our advice to others: Kung gusto mong baguhin ang buhay mo at ang buhay ng iba, ito ang makakatulong. Maganda ang produkto, maganda ang sistema. (If you want to change your life and the lives of others, this can help. The product is good, the system is good.)

Alam mo, hindi masama na pinanganak kang mahirap, ang masama, ang mamatay na mahirap. Maraming paraan na pwedeng gawin at itong First Vita Plus ang nagbibigay ng opportunity.  (You know, it’s not bad that you were born poor; what sucks is dying poor. There are many possibilities, and this First Vita Plus offers one opportunity.)

Kung ano man ang buhay mo ngayon, desisyon mo noon. Kung ano man ang future mo, nakasalalay so desisyon mo ngayon. Kaya magdesisyon kang huwag maghirap habang buhay.  (Whatever your life is now, it was your past decisions. Whatever you future is, that depends on your decisions now.)



Text and image courtesy of First Vita Plus 
Translation by Jaime Cabrera

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