Research Papers in Juvenile Delinquency

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Birth may be just a matter of a moment but it is a very unique one. Its irony is that we were born naked and crying while the people around us are all wearing sweet smiles with overflowing joy in their hearts. It was the 8th day of May 1994 when I was cast naked upon this naked earth at Silay City General Hospital. I am the fifth of the six children of Diosdado Mayo who was a carpenter that time and now a specialized Laborer, and Selfa Mayo who was a Balut Vendor that time and now a full time housewife. Though my parents originally lived here in Bacolod, I was given birth at Silay for majority of our relatives were there and it was easy for my parents to ask for assistance anytime we needed some help. We were not financially stable which made my parents decide to let me be under the custody of my grandparents. In other words, ever since I was born it was my grandparents, Tatay Andres and Nanay Kisen, who took care of me. They were both farmers and we were just living a very simple life in a very simple out of the way place in Hacienda Hinicayan, Silay City. I went to kindergarten when I was 6 years old and after a year I proceeded to my elementary education. I was always the first honors in the class since grade 1 to grade 6. Along the way, I was also challenged with different obstacles at a very young age especially the condition of my family knowing that we were apart from each other. When I was in grade 3 our house was burned down and my parents had nothing to do but to live in streets. My other siblings, except our eldest, were distributed separately to our relatives. This is one of the unwanted baggages that I was carrying along my journey away from my parents. Despite all of these conundrums that life gave me still I was able to set my focus on reaching my dreams and goals in life. I made it as my inspiration to work harder and prove to the…...

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