In a slum area in Sta. Mesa, Manila one will find the modest tent that serves as home to Lola Ising and her family. Lola Ising is just one of the many Filipinos who came to Manila from the provinces in hope of finding a better future for their family.
Sadly, life has not been easy for Lola Ising. Years after leaving her hometown in Cebu, Lola Ising found herself living in a tent after a demolition took away her shanty. The old woman turned down an offer from the government to move to a relocation site in Bulacan for lack of livelihood in the said area. Today, Lola Ising is 80 years old but is still hard at work—selling balut and doing laundry for neighbors just to earn her keep. After a hard life in the city, Lola Ising wishes nothing but to save enough money for a trip back to the old town in Cebu she once left nearly four decades ago.
Find out if hope endures for Lola Ising in this Saturday’s episode of Wish Ko Lang with host Vicky Morales.
Also in this week’s episode, get to meet Jenny. According to Jenny, obesity has been running in her family ever since she could remember. For Jenny, her weight never really hindered her from leading a normal life—she was able to finish college, work as a teacher and get married—that is, until she gained more weight than her body could handle. At the age of 43, Jenny weighs in at a whopping 400 pounds!
Today, Jenny finds it hard to do even the simplest of tasks. Her weight also makes it almost impossible for her and her husband to have a baby of their own.
Will Lola Ising and Jenny finally find the answers to their wishes? Catch this week’s episode of Wish Ko Lang, Saturday night after Pinoy Adventures, on GMA-7.