Those who know her thought she had lost her sanity. Sixteen years ago, she gave up a prestigious position and title in a big banking conglomerate, left her Makati condo for a small room in the village, traded mall shops for Divisoria, and downscaled her life from posh to simple. For many years, she was head of house caring for about 25 children. She is Tuloy’s purser who makes sure that all the children’s needs are purchased on time and at the best prices, that the steel bars down to the nuts and bolts for a building under construction are available when needed, and that all eight social workers, 20 teachers, and 40 other personnel needed to run Tuloy get paid on time. She is but one of Tuloy’s many angels spending some of the best years of their lives toiling for the children. Still, she says she receives more than she gives.