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Blind Old Man Living in ‘Roof House’ Gets New Home from Kind Netizens

A blind old man living in a ‘roof house’ gets new home from kind netizens who raised enough money and building materials so he can have a better, safer place to live in.

House That’s All Roof

Rogelio Tabangcura, 68, lives on his own inside a ‘roof house’ in Barangay Nanerman in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur. His house is really just a roof over the ground. He has to crawl inside to reach his bed which is only made of a thin mat and a cardboard box.

blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News

There is very little possession inside Tatay Rogelio’s house, but he thinks he does not need much because he is blind. He lives on his own inside that makeshift house but gets food from his siblings from time to time.

blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News
blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News

The poor man had lost his home after a typhoon 2 years ago but did not have means to rebuild it and could not also do it on his own as he had already lost his sight.

Taking pity on Tatay Rogelio’s plight, a kindhearted netizen named Krishna Tobia who now works in Washington, USA, decided to send him some money and also do a donation drive for the old man’s house. Soon enough, they were able to gather over $2,000 (Php100,000) for Tatay Rogelio’s home! Wow.

blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News

There were also many who donated sacks of cement and various construction materials needed to build this blind old man a new home. Quite a number of people also arrived to help build the house. They’re making great progress on the house. This will surely be finished soon, before the rainy days arrive.

blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News
blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News

The donors had given so much that for sure, when the house is completed, Tatay Rogelio will have a nice, comfortable bed to rest on, enough food to last him for weeks, and a cozy place to stay where he will always be safe.

blind old man roof house
Photo credit: Krishna Tobia / ABS-CBN News

Best House Materials in the Philippines

In many rural places in the Philippines, people could only afford to build nipa huts. Though such are cool and easy to build, they don’t last a long time. In this country where typhoons always strike each year, concrete homes are a better option.

The best house materials to use are hollow blocks with cement and steel bars. These can be more costly compared with nipa huts but they typically last a lifetime, as long as the house was properly built.

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Mayor Isko Donates Php8.8M Talent Fee to Give Gadgets for Online Learning to Poor Kids

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso decided to donate his talent fee worth Php8.8 million to buy gadgets that poor kids can use for online learning.

Together with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, he donated 1,010 pieces of Samsung Galaxy Tab A devices to the ‘poorest of the poor’ in the city. Isn’t that fantastic?

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

Mayor Isko Donates Talent Fee for Kids’ Gadgets

Last year, Mayor Isko donated the talent fee he received from many brands to the sick kids at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). He went viral for the kind deed, but the kind mayor did not stop the donations from his talent fees.

Recently, the mayor of Manila joined hands with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna so they can donate 1,010 pieces of Samsung Galaxy Tab A devices to the students of Universidad de Manila who come from the “poorest of the poor” families.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

Mayor Isko used up a total of Php8.8 million in talent fees from the following companies: Chooks to Go, Powerhouse Tools, I Am World Coffee, Fruitas, Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, and Better Option Pharmaceutical.

Growing up poor, Mayor Isko understands exactly what it feels to not have any money to buy the things that the kids need for school. So, he thought of helping out these children and their families by using his talent fees for a good cause.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook
Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

The tablets can be utilized by these poor students to attend their online classes now that the Department of Education (DepEd) makes use of blended learning to provide education to these young minds.

Mayor Isko’s kind deed earned praise from netizens, with many wishing that their mayors and other local officials would also help out to ease the burden off the parents’ shoulders.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook
Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is the type of learning delivery that makes use of asynchronous and synchronous learning activities in one course. This could mean that there will be synchronous learning activities such as video conferencing to promote learning while also utilizing printed modules and various asynchronous activities.

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Guy Honors Girlfriend Who Stayed with Him Through Difficult College Days

A guy honors his girlfriend who stayed with him through his difficult college days, supporting and encouraging him all the way. In return, he promised that she will be there in his success, now that he finally graduated from college.

Guy Honors Loyal Girlfriend

Danniel Tubal shares how much he loves his girlfriend, Mariatherese Palma, as she had been there for him through the most difficult times in his life. Though she’s the high school campus crush, she chose him – and she had been there for him right from the start.

Photo credit: Danniel Tubal / Facebook

While many guys would say that girls are really just after their money and would pick a rich man over a poor guy anytime, Mariatherese proved that she does not need his money. In fact, it is she who shares her money with him because she knows that he only has Php20 to spend the entire day.

Mariatherese would share her own allowance with him but would often slip the money inside his bag instead of giving it to him directly. Perhaps she didn’t want him to feel embarrassed, but she would wait until he is in school to message him about the money she put in his pocket.

Photo credit: Danniel Tubal / Facebook

The civil engineering graduate expressed his appreciation that his girlfriend’s lover never faltered, even if he did not have any money to treat her to fancy restaurants because all he could afford is kwek-kwek for their date.

She was with me even I cannot afford to buy her gifts on our anniversaries. She was with me when failed 3 subjects in midterm and almost lose hope. And I will make sure that SHE WILL BE WITH ME IN MY SUCCESS 🔥,” Danniel promised.

Congratulations on you both!

Photo credit: Danniel Tubal / Facebook

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Guys

  • Book for his collection
  • T-shirt
  • Hobby accessories such as a new tent for guys who love camping
  • Customized poster
  • Framed photos
  • Personalized photobook
  • Smartwatch
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Help Pours in for Old Man with Dilapidated Bike

Help pours in for an old man who was spotted fixing his dilapidated bike. Soon, netizens helped him get a new bike and even sent money so he can buy food for his family. Wow.

Netizens Help Old Man with Dilapidated Bike

Biking is a popular sport. But while many of the bikers are doing it for fun, there are also those who have no choice but to use a bike. For example, this has become more popular these past months after people bought bikes so they can go to work amid the transport restrictions due to COVID-19.’

Photo credit: Roswel Placigo / Facebook

Yet there are also those who have been using a bike as primary mode of transportation because it is the cheapest option.

Tatay Jhonny Cuevas from Brgy. 39 in Calvary Hill, Tacloban City, was recently spotted fixing his dilapidated bike by the road.

Photo credit: Roswel Placigo / Facebook

A pastor named Roswel Placigo shared photos of Tatay Jhonny trying to fix his old bike that’s so dilapidated it has bamboo sticks and tie wire to hold the parts in place. Even the wheels are made of discarded tubes and an old wheel exterior that are stuck in place using tie wires as well.

Photo credit: Roswel Placigo / Facebook

Taking pity on the old man, the pastor shared his photos – and the post quickly went viral. Dozens of netizens offered to help. They sent money to the pastor so he could purchase a new bike and some groceries for Tatay Jhonny.

Photo credit: Roswel Placigo / Facebook

As Pastor Roswel personally brought the new bike to Tatay Jhonny, he was able to take a picture of the old man looking so happy with the blessings he received. It is wonderful that the community came together to help someone in need.

What Does Dilapidated Mean?

A dilapidated object or building is one that is in a state of disrepair. It could be broken and broken down due to old age or neglect.

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