A single mother with disability in Antipolo City is hoping that this year’s Valentine’s Day would be favorable for her and her fellow sidewalk vendors who are selling flowers.
Minda Tulfo, 59, is selling fresh red, white, and pink roses by the roadside across SM Hypermarket located at M.L. Quezon Avenue in Antipolo City.
Tulfo, who also sells artificial roses and heart-shaped balloons told Manila Bulletin on the eve of Valentine’s Day that she was still hoping that February 14 would come as a good day for her.
“Baka sa mismong araw ng mga puso ay maubos na ang mga bulaklak at iba pang paninda ko para naman mabawi ko ang puhunan ko at kumita ng kaunti (Maybe on Valentine’s Day, all the flowers and other products would be sold out so that I can recover my capital and earn even a little),” Tulfo said.
The lady vendor, a mother of three children, said she has been selling flowers during the Love Month for the past few years now.
During regular days, Tulfo sells face towels in Antipolo City and in Guadalupe in Makati alternately.
She said she wishes to see President Marcos in person so that she can personally request that she and her fellow street vendors would be given a permanent space for their wares.
Tulfo also expressed hope that the government will provide financial assistance to PWDs in the form of capital for their livelihood.
Readers who may want to buy flowers from Tulfo can look for her across SM Hypermarket Antipolo in San Roque, Antipolo City, on Valentine’s Day.