His family took all of his hard-earned money and forced him out of their home.
People join the military for all kinds of reasons. But one thing is for sure, soldiers want to serve their country and learn to live with honor and respect. Sadly, not every soldier’s sacrifice is rewarded, and some even return home with nothing to show it for. But what is more heartbreaking is that these soldiers are not even treated as heroes by their own families.
Narciso Dela Cruz Alpas, better known by locals as “Tatay Isok” was left in the streets, homeless and hungry after he retired from being a soldier. Apparently, his family took his monthly pension and never gave him a single penny until he was forced out of his home.
– BAYANING RETIRADO, PINABAYAANG MAWALA SA KATINUAN AT PAKALAT KALAT SA LANSANGAN HABANG KINUKUBRA NG KAANAK ANG KANYANG…
Posted by All about the Philippines on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
According to a post by Facebook page “All About the Philippines,” he was once part of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) with serial number 695184 enlisted personnel and was assigned to 356 ES of the 355th Aviation Engineering Wing (AEW), before he was assigned to the 730 Combat Group (CG) in Nasugbu, Batangas. He was soon assigned as a member of the 710 Special Operation Wing (SPOW). The 710 SPOW is an elite combatant unit of the Philippine Air Force.
“We are deeply saddened about the condition of one of our retired personnel, Staff Sergeant Narciso ‘Tatay Isok’ Dela Cruz Alpas PAF, who was seen roaming around uncared for and even sleeping on the streets of the Municipality of Sibalom, Antique,” the PAF said in a statement through social media. “The case of SSg Alpas (ret) is a serious matter that we in the Philippine Air Force cannot disregard.”
Apparently, his family took everything he had and left him in the streets. Tatay Isok started sleeping anywhere he can, including in canals. He was also hit by a tricycle and is now having a hard time walking.
PAF’S STATEMENT ON RETIRED SSG ALPAS We are deeply saddened about the condition of one of our retired personnel, Staff…
Posted by Philippine Air Force on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thankfully, Tatay Isok was taken out of the streets by his comrades with the help of the Philippine Air Force, and was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region VI for legal custody. With regards to his pension, the PAF said that they already sent their personnel to take care of some pertinent documents.