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DOTA, Mobile Legends in Palarong Pambansa?

With so many students playing online games like DOTA and Mobile Legends, is it really time to include e-games into the Palarong Pambansa?

While many might say that this is nonsense because these online games are ‘useless’ and ‘nothing’, DOTA fans don’t think so. After all, The International DOTA 2 Championships had a whopping prize pot of $25 million in the 2018 championship games!

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A number of Filipinos believe it is time to update the Palarong Pambansa to include new games like DOTA and Mobile Legends, but this has been met with criticism on social media. Several gamers agreed that such games should also be included, if the committee would just check how many students actually play these games compared with the ones currently included in the medal games.

But other gamers disagree, saying that though they are gamers who love e-games, these are a different category altogether and should not be included in the national competition.

Palarong Pambansa 2019 secretary-general and DepEd undersecretary Revsee Escobedo agrees, saying the Department of Education (DepEd) wants to focus on games that help develop strength as well as motor and physical skills of the athletes.

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Escobedo revealed that the Palarong Pambansa committee had not discussed having e-games yet; however, they are planning to add Larong Pinoy games as demo events next year following a suggestion from Secretary Leonor Briones.

The secretary wants to include larong Pinoy in the regular Palarong Pambansa sports. Maybe next year, we have larong Pinoy as demo sports with other sports. But not online games,” Escobedo told ABS-CBN News.

There are positive and negative observations with regards to online games. What is important is we have to balance. What is important to us, the officials of DepEd, is the holistic development of our lifelong learners.

Many netizens and gamers pointed out that e-games are actually recognized and included at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which will be hosted by the Philippines.

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Escobedo clarified that though the committee has not discussed the matter yet, they are not completely closed off to the idea and might tackle the matter in the future.

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Yorme Isko’s Billboard is Up! New Model Also Reveals Owner’s Additional Php6M Donation to PGH

Remember some weeks ago when Manila Mayor Francisco “Yorme Isko Moreno” Domagaso announced that he is going to be a model for JAG Jeans and a coffee product? Well, the ads are up!

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In a video that he shared on his official Facebook page, the mayor shares his thoughts about being the leader of Manila and how he strives hard to be deserving of the position because he believes that the people of Manila deserve the best.

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He also shares the things that make him love Manila so much, including its rich history.

Watch the video here:

Yorme Isko for Jag Jeans

Maraming salamat po sa Jag Jeans sa pagkuha sa akin bilang endorser niyo. Natodas na po namin para sa PGH C****r Ward yung binigay niyo pong pera.Maraming salamat po ulit!

Posted by Isko Moreno Domagoso on Saturday, November 16, 2019

But in a post on Raffy Tulfo supporters, a more candid video of Yorme was shared – and it made a lot of people laugh and praise him some more. In the video, the mayor was happily talking about the billboard that’s now up at EDSA. He joked that people would soon grow tired of his face because they will see it all the time, what with the traffic situation at EDSA. LOL.

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Yet even as he happily shares his thoughts about the billboard, the mayor jokingly ‘bragged’ about being a model now. More importantly, though, he shares an update on the money that’s involved in him accepting the offer to be the brand’s latest endorser.

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It can be recalled that Yorme Isko told JAG Jeans to send his talent fee (Php1 million) directly to the PGH’s children’s ward as his donation to the sick kids battling serious conditions. Upon learning that the mayor is doing this, the owner of JAG Jeans promised to match the donation and also give Php1 million to the PGH.

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What’s amazing is that the owner did not only give his Php1 million as promised, he also asked his siblings to give Php1 million each – and they agreed! The family gave a total of Php6 million.Wow.

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Nagulat si Yorme

Tuwang-tuwa si Yorme ng makita niya ang kanyang kaunaunahang JAG billboard sa EDSA.Credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso

Posted by Raffy Tulfo Supporters on Friday, November 15, 2019

What is PGH?

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is designated as the National University Hospital. It is the largest government facility and referral center, with patients coming from all over the Philippines to seek treatment. It is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila.

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Pinay Dubbed as “Queen of Gold Diggers” after Taking Php25M from American BF

A Pinay is being called as “Queen of Gold Diggers” for taking Php25million from her American boyfriend. But everyone is scratching their heads in puzzlement (even Raffy Tulfo!) why she would do that when her boyfriend is so handsome, kind, rich, and generous, while she looks rather simple.

Brothers RJ Russel and Kevin Russel from Dallas, Texas went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to ask for help against Adora Ramos, RJ’s girlfriend.

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According to RJ, he met Adora when they were both working in Kuwait. But after some time, he had to move to a new job in Afghanistan. Since he couldn’t bring her there, he decided to send her back to the Philippines and that he would simply support her.

Adora has four kids with her ex-husband; RJ gave her money to file for annulment, worth around Php150,000. He thought that problem was already taken care of. He would also begin sending her money so they can start a business, a sari-sari store, for him to move to the Philippines for good. But it was only recently that he discovered that she had been scamming him all along.

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About 4 years ago, the IT consultant sent a huge amount of money to Adora. At the time, she claimed that there’s someone dealing them a 9-hectare farm for Php2.75 million. It was near the Php3-million house that he bought for her and her family in La Union.

Thinking that they are getting a good deal out of the transaction, RJ first sent Adora $120,000 (Php6 million) to cover the farm, the sari-sari store, and the inventory for the business they decided to put up 4 years ago.

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Over the years, he would find properties adjacent or near the farm that they could buy to grow their business. He would transfer the money to Adora’s account so she could take care of the transactions. When he found out that she actually bought no farm and they didn’t have any land, despite the many ‘transactions’ they had supposedly done with the dealers, he was rather shocked.

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They also had gold and silver coins worth $30,000 (Php1.5 million), but he found that nothing was left in the safe where he left them. But he’s puzzled over what she might have done with the money, because she doesn’t even have flashy cars or other properties, except for their Php3-million house.

But the house burned to the ground, nearly including RJ, Adora, and Adora’s four kids – and everything in it. Later, RJ realized that it might be possible it was Adora who caused the house to catch fire.

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As the nightmare unfolded, RF asked his bank how much he had sent Adora – and was shocked to learn that he already sent her a total of $510,000 (Php25.8 million)! But he’s left with no property, no business, and not much money left in Adora’s bank.

Watch Part 1 here:

Here’s Part 2:

Annulment in the Philippines

Under Article 45 of the Philippine family code, a marriage can be annulled if one spouse wasn’t mentally sound at the time of the marriage or was forced into it. This might be contested, however, if the person seeking annulment continued living as husband and wife after regaining mental competence or the threat of force disappeared.

UPDATE

Here’s a sad update on Adora’s situation…

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Tatay Alex Withdraws Case Against E-Jeep Driver, But Continues Case for Alyas Linda

Netizens have been awaiting what would happen next to the case of Tatay Alexander Gutal against Dimple Morcillo, known on Raffy Tulfo in Action as ‘Alyas Linda’. Recently, the show posted an update – and netizens were quite happy to hear that Tatay Alex will still continue with the case against her and her family.

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Weeks after the ill-fated moment that brought Tatay Alex to fame, he and his son Christian went back to TV for an update. They happily shared that their business is booming, thanks to Tulfo’s help. If before the incident happened Tatay Alex earns around Php800 to Php1,000 a day as driver, the business is going great that they earn an estimated Php5,000 a day. Wow.

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During the course of the investigation over the incident, e-jeep driver Jowel Espiritu got involved in the case after netizens pointed out that he was the one who told ‘Linda’ to go after Tatay Alex. After learning about that, Tatay Alex decided to include him in the case.

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But the e-jeep company suspended the driver because of the case he is facing. This led Tatay Alex to hesitate about the case against the driver. After Tulfo explained to him that the driver must have done that to protect his passenger, a female one at that, who claimed that someone had touched her. Other drivers, particularly dads, would have acted the same way.

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With that in mind, Tatay Alex changes his mind and withdraws the case against the e-jeep driver. But for Linda, it is “Tulo ang kaso!” Tulfo and netizens cheered after learning that he’s still so sure about filing the case against Linda and her family, knowing that they did him a lot of wrong.

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The driver could now breathe a sigh of relief, but Linda and her family are not getting off the hook…

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What’s an E-Jeep?

An e-jeep is an update to the jeepney, a common mode of transportation in the Philippines. Instead of consuming diesel or gasoline like the old jeep, the e-jeep runs purely on electricity supplied by rechargeable automotive batteries. It is a ‘cleaner’ mode of transport compared to the old model.

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