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Fresh-Grad Worker Goes Viral for Sharing How She Budgets Salary

A fresh-grad worker recently went viral for sharing how she budgets her salary – and many netizens were impressed that she gives most of it to her parents.

But others are also commenting on how she’s spending her money. Is that just a case of “you can’t please everybody?”

Fresh-Grad Worker Goes Viral for Salary Budget

It’s important to make a budget, whether your main plan is to save money for an ipon challenge or just something that you’re doing to make your new year’s resolution work.

Of course, how you budget your money depends on so many factors, but for fresh-grad, single, and work-from-home Athena Trixia, most of her money goes to her parents and bills.

She only gets to use around 20% of it, but she’s glad that she can at least give back to her parents for the sacrifices they made for the family and to also help fund her dad’s treatment.

Trixia also explained that she’s the youngest in the family.

In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, Trixia shares a photo of how she budgeted the Php16,000 salary she received for her January 15 payout, her first salary of the year.

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Photo credit: Athena Trixia

Apparently, this is only half of her monthly salary because she added that she’s also going to share a breakdown of her January 30 payout.

Knowing that people might not understand why she budgets her salary in this manner. Trixie also provided an explanation:

  • Her mother’s budget is for daily expenses, including a portion for her dad’s dialysis
  • She gives her father allowance because he’s sick and she feels sad whenever his wallet is empty
  • The Shopee payment is for the gifts she bought for Christmas
  • The food allowance is used to treat herself during payday
  • The “paluwagan” is something she manages and joins with a group of friends

Many netizens pointed out that it’s good she’s earning Php16k in just half a month or Php32k in a month because many of them don’t even earn what she gets every 15 days.

Others also pointed out that she should increase the food budget, but Trixie already explained in the post that the grocery budget is included in her January 30 payout.

She also saves every month and even has a PAG-IBIG MP2 savings account.

What is PAG-IBIG MP2 Savings Account?

The PAG-IBIG MP2 savings account is a special, non-mandatory but higher-yielding savings facility offered by PAG-IBIG (or the government-owned Home Development Mutual Fund).

This account earns higher interest and dividends than the regular, mandatory PAG-IBIG fund. It’s open for all PAG-IBIG members, including OFWs.

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Energetic Teachers Give Away Free Breakfast and Allowance to All Students

Energetic teachers give away free breakfast, vitamins, and allowance to all their students – and netizens can’t help but applaud their efforts.

Many also wish that other schools can also have a similar program for their learners, especially in the poorest areas where many kids go to school on an empty stomach…

Energetic Teachers Go Viral for Big Hearts

Lots of families in the Philippines live below the poverty line, and countless kids go to school without eating anything at home because they don’t have enough money to eat three times a day.

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Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel

In Bag-ong Anonang Diut Elementary School in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, some energetic teachers led by Sir Jeric Maribao of Jerics Channel provided food for all the learners, plus some extra cash or snacks they can enjoy.

energetic teachers
Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel
energetic teachers
Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel

The video shared on the teacher and content creator’s page showed that the students were asked to answer certain class-related questions, such as addition or multiplication (depending on their level). They get money for getting the right answer but still have a consolation prize if they got it wrong.

energetic teachers
Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel

The kids are also provided with breakfast – isn’t that wonderful?

You can watch the video of these kind teachers with big hearts for their learners:

Teacher Regularly Provides Breakfast for Learners

This isn’t the first time that Sir Jeric went viral.

Several times in the past, his videos gained national attention for how he goes the extra mile for his students, including creating lessons that truly catch their attention.

Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel

He regularly provides them with breakfast out of his own pocket! This gained him much attention on social media, leading some netizens to send money or goods to help fund his heartwarming project for his learners.

Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel
Photo credit: Sir Jeric Maribao / Jerics Channel

There are even times when he wakes up as early as 3AM just to prepare the food for his learners. He’s truly an admirable and dedicated teacher!

Feeding Program in Schools

Some schools have a feeding program, sometimes funded by the government but others are provided by the teachers or the parents need to contribute and prepare food for the students.

Considering the sheer volume of students in public schools, however, many of these feeding programs don’t last long unless the parents or teachers can continue covering the expenses.

There are also government-funded feeding programs but in many places, these are only available for a limited number of learners.

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Whamos Gets Life Insurance for Baby Meteor from 2022 Savings

Social media personality and content creator Whamos Cruz recently got life insurance for Baby Meteor from the money that he and his partner saved in 2022.

He encourages other parents to do the same and think of their children’s future, gaining praise from netizens who are happy that he’s teaching financial literacy and saving to his followers.

Whamos Goes Viral for Savings and Baby Meteor’s Life Insurance

Time and time again, we hear of former actors and artists who are now living dirt poor, having squandered the money they earned from the peak of their success or losing their hard-earned money in wrong investments or through bad managers.

That’s why it’s refreshing to see new-generation stars who are trying their best to secure their finances by opening a business or setting aside money, including getting an insurance policy, for their children and themselves.

Photo credit: Whamos Cruz

Recently, content creator and social media personality Whamos Cruz shared that he and his partner Antonette Gail Del Rosario got life insurance for their baby, to help secure Baby Meteor’s future.

Photo credit: Whamos Cruz
Photo credit: Whamos Cruz

He explains that they were saving money in 2022 – and that seems like a couple savings challenge; although he also added that the contents of their individual savings were roughly the same amount.

After opening both containers which are made of glass and wood, Whamos counted the money – and it totaled as much as Php650,000! Wow.

Photo credit: Whamos Cruz

The TikTok star explained that he isn’t sharing this to brag about his money but to encourage other parents to save for their children’s future.

He added that it might even be better if other couples begin saving money even before having any children. That can help them jumpstart their children’s future.

Insurance for Children

There are many perks of getting life insurance for children – and one of these is getting the policy at a lower amortization than if the child gets the policy as an adult.

There are lots of different insurance companies offering various products for children and families, including SunLife, PruLife UK, and Manulife.

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First Aeta to Pass Criminology Board Exams, Plans to Join Police Force

The first Aeta to pass the Criminology board exams plans to join the police force – and everyone’s cheering him on.

His feat even got the governor’s attention.

Aeta Passes Criminology Board Exams

The Aeta community is celebrating the win of Dexter Santos Valenton, a 23-year-old guy who recently passed the Criminology Board Exam conducted by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission).

A resident of Barangay San Ramon in Floridablanca town, Pampanga, the young Aeta is believed to be the first to pass the Criminology board exams.

Gov. Dennis Pineda said that Valenton might also be the first member of the indigenous community, not just the Aeta community, to be part of the police force in their province.

Photo credit: Gov. Dennis Pineda / Inquirer

The chief of the provincial social welfare and development office, Elizabeth Baybayan, also confirmed the young Aeta’s achievement.

We have many Aeta who passed the licensure exam for teachers. Dexter was the first to pass the criminology exam,” she explained.

Like many Aetas, Valenton’s family hardly had enough money to send him to school. They were farmers but were deep in debt from traders, known as sakadoras, and have nine children to send to school and feed.

But these challenges didn’t stop Valenton from dreaming of becoming a policeman – even if that means walking for hours so he can attend his classes in elementary and high school.

He was able to go to college, thanks to the provincial government’s scholarship program.

When he finally graduated from college, he still had another hurdle because he needed to pass the Criminology board exams. Thankfully, the governor also shouldered the review fees plus his board and lodging expenses.

I am elated. My only goal was to pass, but I am being praised for bringing honor to the Aeta [community],” he told the Inquirer.

His plan now is to become a policeman so he can help his tribe and his family.

Who are the Aetas?

The Aetas are the aborigines or the original people that inhabited the Philippines. They are considered the first migrants to the Philippines, having done so during the last glacial period or around 20,000 years ago.

This was when the land bridges appeared after the sea level sank nearly 100 meters.

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