And I cry when I read something like this…
I don’t know GeraldineSustento, but my co-worker/friend does. She belonged to Batch ’98 of Saint Louis Girls’ High School, Baguio City (where I am an alumna), a Baguio-bred girl who settled in Tacloban City.
From my friend’s Facebook page:
THIS IS HEARTBREAKING…PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ.
This is Geraldine “Geo” Sustento together with her husband, Agit Sustento and 3 year old son Tarin Sustento. Geraldine or Geo as everyone calls her was born and raised in Mines View Barangay, Baguio City.
Early this year, they settled in Tacloban City, her husband’s hometown.
“This was what happened to Geo (as recounted by Joanna and DukeDuke Sustento - Agit's siblings):
Last November 8, 2013 @ around 5am in the morning, Geo together with the rest of the family members, were already awake and even had breakfast together. At 7 AM, as the storm continued to get stronger, water started to enter the house. They thought it was only rain water so they blocked the windows and doors with rags but the water started rising in just a few minutes. They decided to go out of their house even if the storm was still at its strongest. In the process, they broke the closest windows and held on to the metal bars for safety as the water continued to rise. Agit and his brother saw a life vest floating so they put it on Tarin. There was even an ice box floating nearby, so Agit said to Duke Duke to get it so he can put Tarin inside. Unfortunately, DukeDuke can't confirm if Agit was able to catch the box and what happened to them at that point because he got separated from them due to the strong current.
Joanna and the rest was still at their house and according to her, as the water got higher and inside the house, there was even a snake swimming with them. The snake bit Geo's hand. Joanna said she sucked the venom or blood from the bite. We are not sure if the snake was poisonous or not but anyway, Geo started to get nervous. The situation is worse than we thought. Joanna said that it was like your body and face are being hit with hard, cold ice. The water was so cold so everybody was already shaking. Tarin kept quiet the whole time, didn't even cry, but you can see the worry in his eyes too. His parents kept him close to them.
The flood happened in a matter of minutes. It rose up to 15 feet high.
At this point, nobody knows the exact details how Geo, Agit, Tito Cesar and Tita Thelma were taken.”
Geo’s sister Genevieve together with husband Karl and cousin Bibeth were in Tacloban City to check on the remains of Geo, Agit and Geo’s parents in laws. The bodies of Geo, Agit and Thelma Sustento have then been buried at Palo, Leyte
Our main concern now is Geo’s 3 year-old Son Tarin Sustento, who was swept away from his parent’s arms during the typhoon. According to a family member, before Tarin was swept away, his father Agit found a life jacket and placed it on him to save him and nobody can tell yet if his father was able to place Tarin on the floating ice box. The family and friends are hoping for miracle that Tarin could make it, that he was just somewhere else’s hand safe and sound. (Taken from Francine Kelly’s Status)
PLEASE HELP US FIND HIM no matter what the circumstance is, as long as her aunt Genevieve will have Tarin in her arms. "
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ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Genevieve Bindo: 0905-663-3401 OR Bibeth Lacaden: 0917-590-9837
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