Medical student Joyce Torrefranca noticed the boy whilst walking home late at night and felt so moved, she took a quick photo and shared it on her social media page.
It's believed to be of Daniel Cabrera, a young boy who dreams of becoming either a doctor or a policeman, and does his homework on an improvised desk, using the light of a local McDonald's.
Daniel had two pencils, but one was stolen. It is believed he lives with his mother and brother in a food stall after his father died in prison. Despite his life condition, he is committed to his studies,
Giomen Probert Ladra Alayon also saw the boy studying in the street and managed to have a quick conversation with him.
Writing on his social media page, Giomen praises Daniel:
'His example leaves us to ask ourselves, 'If this kid can do it, why can't we? Why do we need to go to coffee shops, study centers, etc. to pay much if studying only requires study materials and your own will power?
A fundraising page has been set up for Daniel, intended to reward the young boy's dedication to his studies by encouraging people to help fund the young boy's education.
Joyce later wrote: 'I didn't think that a simple photo can make a huge difference. Thank you guys for sharing the photo. With that, we were able to help Daniel in reaching his dreams.'