Christmas is always a special occasion for the Columbres family. It is that time of the year that all family members are home. But among all of their children, Mang Lorenzo and Aling Elenita's second daughter, Lankey, was always the most excited about the holidays.
Thirteen-year-old Mark Anthony Perez dreamed of someday becoming a policeman. Mark, or Mak-Mak as he was affectionately called by his family, promised his mother, Rosemarie, that he would someday live a more comfortable life.
It was an exciting day for 12-year-old Rochelle Ingal.