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69-Year-Old Dutch Man Petitions Court to Legally Change Age to 20 Years Younger

It’s the first of its kind but a 69-year-old Dutch man is currently petitioning a court to legally change his age to 20 years younger, claiming that if one can legally change genders these days, why not also allow people to change their age to something they identify with, huh?

Self-acclaimed ‘positivity guru’ and media personality Emile Ratelband, 69, recently petitioned the court in Arnhem, Holland to legally change his age to 49. He claimed that he felt he was 20 years younger and that taking off those years from his legal documents would have a ‘huge positive impact’ on his life.

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We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” Ratelband explained.

When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car, I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.

Of course, changing genders on paper is really easier than erasing years from the records. After all, if his petition was granted by the court, which years of his life would be taken off the record? This would lead to a lot of confusion, especially when there are things that needed to be traced in his record and history.

Photo credit: YouTube / Omroep Gelderland

Ratelband is unfazed, however, and still trying his best to legally change his birthday from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969. But if that’s the case, there would be more problems with his records, considering that most of his school records would have been at the time he wasn’t ‘legally’ born yet – and his employment records happened at the time when he was still ‘legally’ a baby!

In an effort to convince the judges to rule in his favor, Ratelband claimed that a medical check-up supposedly showed that his biological age is 45 years old; thus, he describes himself as a ‘young god’.

A court ruling on the matter is expected within a few weeks. Do you think the court would agree to make him 20 years younger? According to Ratelband, he is willing to renounce his pension to prove that he is serious about this matter…

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Ultimate Anime Fan? New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Would dare name your child after an anime or cartoon character? A new dad angers his family after naming his baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” – but he’s got a good explanation for it. He’s definitely the ultimate anime fan, huh?

New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Finding the right baby name for your baby can be a challenging task for new parents. There are so many things to consider, especially when it comes to the name meaning, how to spell it, how significant it can be for the child and the family, the potential for bullying or embarrassment, etc.

But one dad threw caution to the wind after deciding to name his child after anime characters. His decision angered his family, but netizens are divided over praising and bashing him for what he did.

Before you take your side in this “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” issue, it’s a good idea to ask why he did it in the first place. For sure, he had his reasons.

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When Jamesey Bolivar Maribojo, 29, knew that he’s going to be a single dad for his new baby, he decided to name his baby with this rather unusual name. Not only does he love anime and the Naruto series, but he explained that he felt like he could relate with the experiences of the protagonist who grew up without a family.

Mahilig ako manood ng anime, mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kung alam niyo ang Naruto: Shippuden, ang kuwento niya ay wala siyang pamilya na kinalakihan. Bilang single parent, 24/7 akong nag-aalaga sa anak ko. Bago kami naghiwalay ng nanay niya, nagpasya kami na ipangalan siya kay Naruto,” he explained.

Pero ako di ako nakontento sa ‘Naruto’ lang. Isinama ko rin ang apelyido ng nanay ni Naruto na si Kushina Uzumaki at apelyido ng tatay niya na si Minato Namikaze. Ang naging name ng anak ko, Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze P. Maribojo.

Jamesey said that his former partner allowed him to pick the name, but his family got angry. They told him that the kid could be up for bullying and might have a difficult time writing such a long name.

With that background story, we can all agree that the unusual name does appear impressive, right?

Naming Rules in the Philippines

There aren’t any restrictions on what you can name your kid in the Philippines. It’s not even unusual to find people with real names like “Baby,” “Don,” “Doña,” “Jesus,” etc.

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This ‘Baby-Faced Boy’ With 4 Ex-GFs Is Already an 18-Year-Old Teen

Many are surprised to find out that this “kid” already has four ex-girlfriends. But, even more surprising is that he is actually an 18-year-old teenager. Ralnhero Dacasin has intrigued netizens not just for cute looks but how he didn’t seem to age through the years.

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Screengrab: KMJS via Facebook

In an episode of GMA’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Ral was first introduced as a young boy whose cute looks has captivated many girls. According to Raln, he already had four relationships because of his charms.

The interesting story continued to share that while he looks like a young boy, Ral is already 18-years old. Ral recalled that it was when he reached 6 years old that his mother noticed that he didn’t seem to age.

According to Ral’s mother Glenda, she didn’t experience anything odd while pregnant with Ral. However, she recalled how much she enjoyed watching a spider with thin legs stuck on a wall. While Ral looked like he stopped aging, he revealed that he still experiences changes in his body.

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Screengrab: KMJS vis Facebook

Because of his looks and height, Ral became a center of bullying in school. He was called names such as “tiyanak” and “nuno.” Ral said what helps him get through the ridicules is the love from his girlfriend.

The KMJS team took Ral to be checked by a medical practitioner. This was the first time the teen was evaluated by a doctor. According to Dr. Philip Banas, except for the obvious height problems, Ral’s extremities and vital stats are normal. He called Ral’s health problem as “Stunting”.

Dr. Banas explained that Ral was born with abnormalities in the brain that hindered him from growing. It is related to hunger and unfortunately, the effect is no longer reversible. Ral could not have been given the right nourishment while growing up.

While Ral currently has no other health issues, the experts suggest that his brain be checked and his bone density evaluated.

In the end, the teenager remarked that he hoped the criticisms for his looks would stop. “Huwag po kayong mag-judge kasi parehas po tayong tao na nilikha ng Diyos na pantay-pantay,” Ral said.

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Wife Claims Deceased Husband Appeared to Show Location of P3M Savings

A widow from Pampanga claimed her deceased husband, Manuel, appeared to show them where his savings worth P3 million was located.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA YouTube channel

When Manuel Canilao died due to heart attack, his family had to face several financial problems. They were already considering selling the house Tatay Manuel built for them. However, it looks like the deceased patriarch has other ways to help his family out.

According to Nanay Mercedes, since her husband Manuel passed away, she would constantly dream of him. In the recent episode of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” Nanay Mercedes recalled how her husband has always been financially prudent. As a fisherman, Tatay Manuel would always set aside some of his earnings as savings.

His discipline in keeping money allowed him to buy his own fishing boat worth P1 million. Until eventually, he was able to buy his family a house.

Money in unexpected places

When Tatay Manuel suffered a heart attack, he told his children he had money under the pillows and on the shorts he was wearing. His children were surprised to find over P300,000 cash in unexpected places. When he eventually passed away, all that money was used for his funeral.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA’s YouTube channel

But it looks like not even death could stop Tatay Manuel from taking care of his wife and 11 children. According to his family, they would still feel his presence around the house, especially in his bodega.

Tatay Manuel’s family started selling his things to earn money. But when they decided to sell his hard-earned house, it seems like the deceased didn’t agree.

Tatay Manuel gives instructions

According to Nanay Mercedes, she dreamt of her husband instructing their children to destroy his bodega because they will find something there. At first, his children were hesitant because the shed was newly built. But they eventually heeded their mother’s request.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA’s YouTube channel

While inside the bodega, the children stumbled upon a hidden compartment. They decided to dig further until they found something that surprised all of them. Inside were glass jars of money, mostly P1,000 bills. When they decided to count them all, the money amounted to over P3 million.

Despite the joys of the savings left behind by Tatay Manuel, Nanay Mercedes couldn’t help but be tearful. She said that Tatay Manuel could have taken himself to the doctor instead of saving the money.

Nanay Mercedes decided to split the money among her 11 children, giving them P100,000 each. The rest she kept in a bank as savings.

You can watch the rest of the video via GMA’s YouTube channel:

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