Edrian was a former child laborer.
He was featured in the Iwitness documentary “Pulot-Pukyutan” about a small community in Abra whose main livelihood is to gather honey from the forest. Honey gathering is a dangerous job, one can get very painful bee stings. But Edrian and brother Charlie need to endure this to be able to have enough money to send themselves to school. He is also an honor student from elementary to high school. Since 2014, Project Malasakit has taken both brothers as scholars. They have also transferred residence in Batangas with their other relatives.
Edrian dreams of becoming a seafarer one day. He is currently in senior high school. His perseverance and determination to succeed was featured in the documentary Sa Mata ng Bata
- Scholar since 2014
- Grade 11
- Tuy Senior High School, Tuy Batangas