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Doctor Who Also Passed Bar Exams Earns Praise from Netizens

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to become a doctor or a lawyer, judging from the low passing rates in the licensure exams for both professions. Yet one woman was able to nail both as she passed the Physician Licensure Exams and the Bar Exams! Isn’t that impressive?

Dr. Jean Joan D. Polido, 33, certainly impressed a lot of netizens after she was among the law graduates who passed the 2018 Bar Exams, the results of which were released on May 3 by the Supreme Court.

Wearing a stethoscope around her neck to signify that she’s a doctor, but posing with law books on the table, Polido shared a photo with a simple caption that held so much meaning:

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Atty. Jean Joan D. Polido M.D.

The post has quickly gone viral, gaining over 54k reactions and more than 30k shares on Facebook. A lot of netizens congratulated the new lawyer, with some joining in on a friendly debate as to how she should be addressed now: as Attorney-Doctor or as Doctor-Attorney.

Photo credit: Jj Dela Peña Polido / Facebook

Polido shared that she had always wanted to be a lawyer, but her dad had always wanted her to become a doctor.

Growing up kasi my father would always say na ‘Ito ung anak ko na magiging doctor.’ So it was his dream for me na eventually I came to love also,” she told the Inquirer.

An obedient child, Polido completed her course in medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in 2010. Although she practiced medicine, her dream of becoming a lawyer remained in her heart.

Since she didn’t have a specialty in medicine yet, Polido decided that it might be a good idea to enroll in law to achieve her dream. Thus, she enrolled at the Arellano University School of Law while juggling time to include practicing medicine and also spending time with her family.

Back in her early years in Law School, Polido taught medical technology students at the Trinity University of Asia, but she had to quit on her third year because the Law subjects have gotten more difficult.

Kasi sobrang ibang mundo ang law. Pati terms lahat bago sa akin… yung pagaaral na ginawa ko nuon sa medicine siguro sa law school times two or three,” she admitted.

When she took the Bar Exams last November 2018, Polido was 7 months pregnant. Unsure whether she passed or not, she did not join the crowd waiting for the results to come out in front of the Supreme Court in Manila last May 3. She only went there to have her photo taken after she received confirmation that she was among the 1,800 law students who passed!

There is no best method in studying for the bar,” she said, when asked what she could advice those planning to take the Bar Exams this year.

By the time you graduate, you must have discovered what works best for you. Work harder on areas/topics you are having difficulty of and perfect the subjects that you believe you are good at.

Congratulations!

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Guy on the Way to Meeting Helps Badjao Family, Feels Happy to Feel That They’re His Family

He is on the way to a meeting with fellow Frontrow members, but one guy did not hesitate to help a Badjao family. His act of kindness went viral, with so many people touched by what he felt when he was dining with this bunch.

The still unnamed guy shared that he was riding a jeep on the way to Cubao for a BOM at the Frontrow office when he heard the jeepney driver shouting at the family to get off his vehicle. The driver repeatedly told the family to get off, but perhaps they could not understand what he is saying or they had become numb to this kind of treatment from people. Whatever the reason, the family did not get off the vehicle, leading the jeepney driver to become angrier and continue to shout at them to leave.

Photo credit: Solid Viral Updates / Facebook

Taking pity on the family, the guy told the driver to let them ride as he would pay for their fare. He had tears in his eyes as he watched the family getting this kind of treatment from the driver.

When they reached Cubao, the family also got off, but he heard one of the kids saying he was hungry. He didn’t hear what the parents said to the kid but knowing this bunch most likely did not have money to buy food as they didn’t even have money for fare, he decided to treat them for lunch.

He was a bit disappointed that the family was turned away when they entered the restaurant, but he talked to the manager and told the crew he would vouch for the Badjao family as he would also buy their food.

While they were eating, he felt so happy when he heard them say that they were grateful for his help because most people drive them away. But he was happier that he while he was eating with them, he felt like he had a family even for just a little while.

Photo credit: Solid Viral Updates / Facebook

He hopes that he would see them again in the future.

Badjao People

A lot of Badjao people have taken to asking for money or food in the streets of big cities, instead of their traditional livelihood of fishing in the sea. Many of them have lost their habitats to development, driving them to the cities.

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MMDA Enforcer Goes Viral after Carrying Sick Child Stuck in Traffic to Nearest ER

A family stuck in traffic found help from a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer who offered to carry the kid to the nearest ER because the cars are barely moving on the road.

Mit Javellana shared photos of the still unidentified MMDA traffic enforcer who helped them out. According to Javellana, a young boy named Earl was having chills due to high fever. Thus, they rushed him to the hospital, but the traffic was so bad that they were stuck.

Photo credit: Mit Javellana / Facebook
With the vehicles barely moving on the road, they tried to maneuver the car out of the road towards the hospital, but they were having a hard time doing so. The MMDA traffic enforcer noticed them and went to ask what was going on.

After learning about the kid’s situation, the traffic enforcer gladly offered to carry the boy, instead. They walked towards the hospital which was still a good distance away from where they were stuck in traffic. But this proved to be much faster than waiting for the traffic to let up.

Photo credit: Mit Javellana / Facebook
Thanks to this kind MMDA traffic enforcer, the boy was soon safely under the care of the doctors and nurses at the nearest hospital, Alabang Medical Center.

The kind MMDA traffic enforcer earned praise from netizens who greatly admired what he did for the family. As expected, a lot of netizens wanted to know his name and how he looks. With so many MMDA traffic enforcers and other persons in authority going viral for various reasons, it is great to have someone being praised for going the extra mile to help others in need.\

Photo credit: Mit Javellana / Facebook
Soon, netizens were able to identify him as TE3 Jeremi Jorge Ubana Lukban. Salamat po, Sir!

Photo credit: Jeremi Jorge Ubana Lukban / Facebook

What’s an ER?

An ER or emergency room is a special treatment facility at a hospital or medical facility. This is the place that provides immediate care to patients who arrive even without prior appointment. For non-emergency consultations, patients are directed to the out-patient unit or individual doctors’ clinics.

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Syrian Blogger Cooks Hundreds of Chicken Kabsa to Feed Evacuees of Taal Eruption

He might not be Filipino but for Basel Manadil who vlogs under the name “The Hungry Syrian Wanderer”, he is “The Adopted Son of the Philippines” – and he loves to give back by sharing his blessings to many Filipinos in need.

Recently, Basel went viral for the many things he did to help those affected by the Taal eruption. He gave N95 masks for free and just recently spent 11 hours cooking over 1,100 servings of chicken kabsa, a popular dish in the Middle East, to give out to the evacuees, again for free!

Photo credit: The Hungry Syrian Wanderer / Facebook

It did not matter to Basel that he and his team spent many hours cooking the dish and preparing the meals in packs for easy distribution to the evacuees, as long as he can help many people in need. He bought all the items out of his own money, not even asking for any donations. This endeared him more to many netizens who admired his big heart for Filipinos.

Photo credit: The Hungry Syrian Wanderer / Facebook

A lot of netizens agreed that Basel did not really have to do this; he has no obligation whatsoever to give anything to Filipinos. Yet he has proven so many times that it did not matter to him whether he’s Filipino or not, because by heart he is one – and he is ready to help his fellowmen without asking for anything in return.

Photo credit: The Hungry Syrian Wanderer / Facebook

Many netizens thanked him for his kindness and for letting Pinoys taste the favorite dish from the Middle East, while others joked that perhaps he should also give them some because the food looks so good!

Photo credit: The Hungry Syrian Wanderer / Facebook

And while there were those who took notice of the feathers still on some of the pieces, others commented that it was difficult for Basel and his team to check each piece of chicken because of the volume they prepared. The Taal evacuees could just take the feathers out with ease. What’s important is that Basel is helping out!

Photo credit: The Hungry Syrian Wanderer / Facebook

What’s Chicken Kabsa?

Chicken kabsa is a popular dish that’s thought to have originated in Saudi Arabia but is also picked as national dish among many countries in the Middle East. This dish makes use of basmati rice, chicken thighs or wings (or even whole chicken), carrots, lemon, tomato paste, and other vegetables.

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