Jenny from Taft – we will miss you!

4 Jun

Jenny Taft, RIP, DLSU

Top two funny facts about being a La Sallian are You know who Jenny is and you have 5 pesos saved especially for Jenny. Last thursday, the La Sallian online community swarmed the ‘JENNY from the TAFT (La Salle) – We love you! Rest in Peace!’ Facebook page, extending their sentiments and sympathy to the death (colon cancer) of Taft’s famous beggar: BENITO EBUEN a.k.a Jenny. He surely is gonna be missed.

Rest in peace

During Frosh Orientation Program (FOP), our facilitator introduced him as the most sociable and richest beggar from Taft Avenue. I can even remember playing an old trick with our friend, telling Jenny that it’s his birthday and as expected, Jenny kisses him for five pesos. For 13 years, he acted like a walking ‘formspring’ wearing a sando who you can randomly ask questions, from the schedule of exam, responses to social issues, and news inside the campus. And most of the time, he accurately responds to our question with his same encouraging smile.

With his Charisma from Taft Students, everyone saves a five peso for this 50 year old beggar. “The BIR should tax him,” i said in sarcasm. I always wonder how much he earns after leaving his province, Laguna, and riding a bus from Las Pinas to Taft just to beg and help students.

Above the coins that fills his belt bag, Jenny’s big heart to help students and be a Kuya/Ate is what makes this man memorable. I guess a rainy day in Taft won’t be the same without a Jenny offering his big umbrella and greet you with “Pogi/ganda penge barya”.

The Lasallian Community will surely miss him.
Rest in Peace Jenny!


Fan photo by Kyril Cordeno

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10 Responses to “Jenny from Taft – we will miss you!”

  1. geylii June 5, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    whoah! taga Laguna sya ? dapat pala ganyan na din
    ginagawa ko 🙂 an saya

    • akosiniko June 5, 2010 at 5:09 am #

      yup. sabi nya sa interview video nya, from Laguna sya.
      Maraming makakamiss sa kanya.
      He helped a lot

      • geylii June 9, 2010 at 2:05 am #

        bc ? ang tagal ng mga post mo 😀

      • akosiniko June 9, 2010 at 7:58 am #

        im busy doing something big :]
        Wait ka lang geylii 😉

      • geylii June 10, 2010 at 3:23 am #

        owww. *excited*
        i will^^
        be blessed!

    • jayz June 6, 2010 at 1:52 am #

      censored yung buhay manlilimos wahhhh

      • akosiniko June 6, 2010 at 6:22 am #

        Hello Jayz. thanks for leaving a comment.
        Sayang nga. Buti na lang may subtitle.

  2. marlwin m watanabe June 8, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    maraming salamat sa mga nakiramay kay tito jenny di man namin kau napasalamatan ng personal sa ganitong paraan na lang po kami babawi sa inyong lahat maraming maraming salamat


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