When grandma cannot afford to retire

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Posted at Nov 07 2018 01:06 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2019 04:41 PM

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The streets can be relentlessly unforgiving to those who haven’t memorized its ins and outs. But to 82-year-old Anatalia Tabason, this area in Muntinlupa is her turf. She knows every nook and cranny like the back of her hand, because this is her second home.

“Nanay Ana,” as her family and customers fondly call her, has been selling cigarettes and candies for 23 years now. This allows her to support her children and grandchildren, even in her twilight years. It wasn’t a favor they asked from her, but a responsibility she took upon herself.

Time may have slowly consumed her vigor, but Nanay Ana remains sharp and determined. After all, what’s one to do with the gift of long life, but to live it with a purpose?

Catch the story of Nanay Ana on Mukha, Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. only on ANC 24/7.