A netizen couldn’t hide her disappointment after a parent of one of her godchildren or ‘inaanak’ became demanding while asking for gifts.
It’s part of the Christmas culture in the country for godchildren to visit their godparents every holiday season to ask for gifts, also called as ‘Pamasko’.
Netizen Dyanne Montiero was aware of this culture, however, she was upset when the mother of her ‘inaanak’ asked her to just remit her gift for her godchild.
She even posted the conversation between the parent several days before Christmas.
According to the conversation, the parent of Dyanne’s godchild told her that they couldn’t go to her house personally because they were busy.
The parent was even asking for the Christmas gift in advance.
When Dyanne suggested that they should go to her house personally, the parent refused, saying that do not want to spend money to travel.
Dyanne refused to send the money to the parent of her godchild.
However, after the Christmas season, the parent sent a message to Dyanne again and reminded her about the birthday of her godchild.
This time, they were asking Dyanne to give the godchild a brand-new bag and similar to their previous conversation, the parent wanted the netizen to remit the money.
Dyanne couldn’t hide her frustrations anymore so she made a public message to the parents of her godchild, saying that she was not obligated to send money to them.
However, Dyanne was making an effort to save money for her godchildren but she was also expecting for their parents to visit her personally as a sign of respect.
“Ako, hindi po ako tumatanggi magninang. Kaya nga ang dami na ng inaanak ko. 30 na yata. Naglalaan ako kahit tig-kokonti para mabigyan sila tuwing pasko. Para mapasaya yung mga inaanak ko. Pero to the point na kelangan ko pa ipadala sa Smart Padala? Hindi po ako bangko. Sa totoo lang, wala po akong trabaho ngayon pero nagtabi ako para sa mga inaanak ko.” she said.
“Wala po kayong patago sakin. Nagninang po ako para magguide sa kanila habang lumalaki. Hindi para maging financer. Although syempre pag nakakaluwag luwag, at nangangailangan ang inaanak e pwede mo din naman tulungan financially. Pero hindi po ako ganon. Mahirap lang po ako. Haha.” she added.
“Alam ko po yung essence ng Pasko na magbigayan at magmahalan. Kaya di niyo na po ako kelangan iremind. Haha. Basta sakin lang po, pwede niyo naman po akong puntahan pag pasko. Or pag nagkasalubong tayo at dala ko yung papasko ko e ibibigay ko naman po,” she also said.