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Awra Briguela Sends Dad to College, Proudly Shares His Graduation Photo

It is an ordinary thing for parents to send their children to school, up to college. In countries like the Philippines, this is part of the parents’ responsibility – parents are expected to send their kids to college! But in countries like the United States, kids are often on their own when they reach 18; this also means finding ways to send themselves to college, whether on scholarship, through jobs, through student loans, or a little bit of everything.

While not common, there are also times when the roles are reversed – when the children are the ones who send their parents to school! This happened to teen actor McNeal “Awra” Briguela who sent his dad, Oneal Brian, to college.

Congrats papa! So proud of you!! 💛 Sabi nga nila “its better than late, than never” ❤️ Kaming lahat nang anak mo sobrang saludo sayo! Kase pinakita mo samen kung gaano kahalaga ang pag aaral! I love you papa!! Congrats ulet! 😘” the teen proudly announced on his Instagram page as he shared a photo of his dad wearing a toga.

Awra was smiling from ear to ear in the photo, showing just how proud he was of his father.

Photo credit: Awra Briguela / Instagram

Though Awra did not mention anything about funding his father’s education in his post, comedian-actor Ogie Diaz reposted the photo to congratulate Awra for sending his father to school.

Karaniwan nang kwento na ang magulang ay nakapagpatapos ng anak sa kolehiyo. Sa larawang ito, gusto kong batiin si Awra (ng Ang Probinsiyano), dahil napagtapos niya ang kanyang ama sa kolehiyo,” Ogie wrote.

Congrats, Awra!!!! At ipagpatuloy mo ang kabutihan mo bilang isang anak. Isa kang inspirasyon.

The news surprised netizens; though avid fans already knew about this some years ago.

Parang siya na po yung nagpapa-aral sa akin. Baliktad na,” Oneal Brian had revealed in a television interview back in 2017.

Congratulations, Awra and Dad Oneal Brian!

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Tekla’s Estranged Live-in Partner Asks for Rent Money, Groceries from Tulfo

Michelle Lhor asked for rent money and groceries from Raffy Tulfo!

Their story has angered a lot of netizens these past weeks, but Tekla’s estranged live-in partner drew netizens’ ire anew after asking for rent money, groceries from Raffy Tulfo. A lot of netizens were also angry that Tulfo is siding with the woman and even giving her a lot of help!

Michelle Asks for Money, Groceries

When Michelle Lhor Bana-ag asked help from Raffy Tulfo in Action, everyone was shocked by her accusations against the comedian. But as the story unfolded, many sided with Tekla who appears to be the victim of what netizens believe is a made-up story by his live-in partner because he no longer wants to support her vices.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

In other videos, Tekla and her friends showed the state of the condo that Michelle left – and it’s a complete mess. While Michelle claimed that Tekla made the condo look that way for a vlog, his friends pointed out that you can’t simply add the cockroaches and filth to a place to create that look.

Tekla staunchly denies all of Michelle’s accusations, especially the ones she made on the first episode of their story on Raffy Tulfo in Action. However, Tulfo was able to help the two smooth things out. But that meant Michelle had to live away from Tekla.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

As Tulfo wraps up the interview, however, he asked how Michelle and her child with Tekla are going to live now that they are out of the comedian’s house. Michelle admitted that they don’t have any money.

Eto nga po sana ang pakiusap ko sa inyo sir, kakapalan ko nalang sana yung mukha ko sir. Hihingi sana ako ng tulong kung pwede po sir matulungan niyo kami na mabayaran po yung bahay na tinutuluyan namin dahil magtatalong buwan na pong hindi nababayaran, baka mapaalis napo kami dito,” she said.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

Thus, Tulfo offered to give her money to cover 4 months of rent plus groceries for her and the baby. He pointed out that the food is not for Michelle’s ‘healthy’ sister. However, Michelle added that she also wants food for the 6 children in their care, the sons and daughters of their siblings.

So, Tulfo also promised to provide them with food. And because Michelle said she can’t find work because of her teeth, Tulfo also promised to have that fixed… Watch the video here:

What is the Meaning of Estranged?

Estranged means that the person is no longer someone who holds affection to another person. Such is a term often used for couples, close friends, or family members. For example, estranged husband or estranged daughter.

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Pinoy Pro Surfer Gets Married to Foreigner GF in Australia

A Pinoy professional surfer gets married to foreigner GF in Australia. Their photos went viral, mostly because of the stark contrast between their outward appearance. Netizens are calling it true love while others chided those who unfairly judged the two because of how the surfer looks!

Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

True Love Wins

While it is true that it’s not good to judge people for their appearance, the reality is that people are still amazed when someone simple marries someone with a strikingly gorgeous or handsome face, everyone would say it is true love.

Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

It is the same with Pinoy professional surfer John Mark Tokong and his long-time girlfriend, now wife, Danni Hughes. The two recently got married in Australia, surrounded by Danni’s family and their charming little daughter.

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Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

John Mark shares some photos taken from their wedding in Australia on his Facebook account.

surfer married foreigner GF
Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

And Now We Are MR & MRS 😊. The day we celebrate our love @natureearthlings 💚💚💚 💏💍💫,” he proudly announced, tagging his wife’s account.

Aside from their photos as a newlywed couple, he also shared pictures with their daughter and with Danni’s family.

surfer married foreigner GF
Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

Many netizens say that this is true love!

But while many think that their outward appearances matter and that Danni might deserve a better-looking guy, others told these judgmental people to stop judging the two. After all, looks should not be the basis of falling in love with someone, although most people that way.

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Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

While John Mark might not be a handsome guy for most people’s high standards, he is a well-accomplished athlete in the field of surfing. He has won his fair share of local, national, and even international competitions!

He’s won medals during the South East Asian Games (SEA Games) held in the Philippines in 2019.

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Photo credit: John Mark Tokong / Facebook

Surfing Capital of the Philippines

Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines. It is located at the southern area of the country. Meanwhile, San Juan in La Union is considered to be the Surfing Capital of the Northern Philippines.

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Yamyam Gucong Inspires with Successful Life after Becoming PBB Otso Big Winner

His life story inspired many people as he worked hard to give his poor family a better life, but “Pinoy Big Brother: Otso”(PBB Otso) Ultimate Big Winner Yamyam Gucong wowed netizens anew with what he did with the money he received from winning the show.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

Working Hard for the Family

On PBB Otso, Yamyam shared that he stopped pursuing education at fifth grade in order to find a job to sustain his family’s financial needs. He worked several jobs in Cebu and was not ashamed to reveal that he became a water-delivery man and as a house help.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

He auditioned to be part of PBB, just like many hopefuls across the country who wish to find fame in the reality show and have a career in showbiz. He landed a spot as a housemate on January 6, 2019, later becoming the show’s winner.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

Just like many other show winners, Yamyam had several guestings on various shows on ABS-CBN as well as mall shows and interviews. He also got a supporting role in the Filipino sit-com “Home Sweetie Home”.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

Better Life Back Home

Just like he always dreamed of, Yamyam was able to give his family a better life. Back in his hometown in Inabanga, Bohol, Yamyam built a small bakery for his family – and it’s now a popular spot for his neighbors to enjoy delicious breads while sometimes being able to take photos with the PBB Otso star who travels there from time to time.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

“Yamito’s Bakeshop” is managed by Yamyam’s parents and siblings. Many netizens as well as his friends in showbiz are happy over what this young man was able to achieve, particularly for his family.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

He also received lots of blessings, even outside his stint in PBB. For instance, he shared a photo of the bike he got from Bisekleta Manila. According to Yamyam, he had always dreamed of having a bike when he was still a kid but that dream finally came true now.

Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram
Yamyam Gucong Inspires
Photo credit: Yamyam Gucong / Instagram

What is PBB?

PBB is the Philippine version of the “Big Brother” reality show franchise. Just like the format in other “Big Brother” shows, the contestants live in a house with lots of cameras that record their every move. In the Philippines, the house is often referred to as “Bahay ni Kuya”, the Filipino translation for the show’s name.

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