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Fresh Water by the Sea that Tastes Like Softdrinks? Tourists Travel to This Spot for a Drink

Filipinos love to drink softdrinks, but many are traveling to a spot in Mercedes, Camarines Norte after hearing of a well by the sea whose fresh water actually tastes like soda! Aside from the novelty of drinking softdrink-tasting water from a well, people also go there after learning that this particular water can help cure various medical issues!

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On Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, a team visited the spot that’s called “Boro-boro” by the locals, a Bicolano term for “boiling” because the water in that well appears to be boiling. The soda spring has cold water, but bubbles rise from the bottom, leading the locals to call it “Boro-boro” even if the water is cold.

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Those who were able to drink from the well attest that though it is set by the sea and is even covered by seawater during high tide, the water is fresh and sweet. The spring creates naturally delicious water. So, the locals often hang out at the spot to just enjoy a drink. Many bring glasses, pitchers, and bottles to get water from the soda spring – after all, they can enjoy free softdrinks!

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A local shared that this spot has been producing the softdrink-tasting water for decades, with the well actually built in 1962 using 5 culverts. Quite amazingly, the well continues to produce the softdrink-tasting water over the decades.

And while it is a bit difficult to access because of the rough roads leading to the spot, a lot of people continue to visit the place after learning that the water can ‘cure’ various medical conditions. Several of these people shared their stories with the KMJS team.

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So, the water might be fresh, delicious, and can ‘cure’, but the question now is whether the water is actually safe for drinking.

The Camarines Norte Water District took samples of the well water, but the results weren’t as good as everyone expected! Uh-oh… Watch the video here:

What is Soda?

Soda or softdrinks is a carbonated drink that is often made from water, sweetener, and natural or artificial flavoring. Gases are added into the drink; thus, the carbonated drink is best consumed when cold and immediately after opening because the gases eventually ‘escape’ from the drink. Without the gases, the drink does not taste as good.

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Dad Promises to Give Php10k as Reward for Daughter’s Weight Loss in 5 Months

One dad promises to give Php10k as reward for his daughter’s weight loss in 5 months – and netizens could only wish #SanaAll! LOL

Dad Offers Php10k Reward for Weight Loss

Everyone knows how hard it is to lose weight. That’s why many people put “weight loss” as part of their long list of New Year’s resolutions but do this every year because they just can’t lose weight.

Year after year, people try to lose weight but end up gaining more as they just can’t let go of the delicious high-calorie food they love to it. Plus, doing exercises can be so tiresome. But many would say that you can overcome all that with proper motivation. And what’s a better motivation for a young girl than money, huh?

Photo credit: Jeric Paulo De Jesus / Facebook

Dad Jeric Paulo De Jesus feels a bit apprehensive about the weight of his daughter, Jelaine Paola De Jesus. So, he decided to give her the best motivation to lose weight – a whopping prize of Php10k! Wow.

See you in 5 months baboom 🤣🤣🤣. Mapapasayo kaya ang 10k?? Abangan!!!!” this dad encouraged his daughter, sharing her photo and the ‘contract’ they made.

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Nasa 69kg na siya, magdadalaga na kaya ko inalok yong challenge. Pabata nang pabata na rin kasi ang inaatake sa puso eh kaya pinagdiet ko na rin,” Jeric explained.

To make the deal official, they drew up a ‘contract’ that came with a witness to the deal, mommy Annalaine De Jesus.

In the contract, the young girl’s starting weight is at 69kg. The weight goal is 50kg for a duration of 5 months.

Photo credit: Jeric Paulo De Jesus / Facebook

A lot of netizens are unsure whether the young girl can reach the target weight in such a short amount of time without starving herself, but many are also cheering her on!

Ideal Weight

A person’s ideal weight is based on gender and height. For example, a person with a height of 5’0” has an ideal weight of 48.1kg if male and 45.3kg if female. Someone who’s 5’2” has an ideal weight of 53.5kg if male and 49.9kg if female.

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Sick Kid, Mom Ride MRT to Seek Help After Hospitals Kept on Turning Them Away

A sick kid and his mom took a ride on an MRT to seek help after hospitals kept turning them away. Someone taking a ride on the same train shared their story in hopes that someone could help them because the kid really looks so pitiful.

Hospitals Keep Turning Sick Kid Away

It is not easy being sick because you don’t really know whether you might get well or not. But what is really sad is that there are times when the sick person is not even provided with treatment just because the family can’t afford to pay the hospital at all!

Manilyn Palad was on her daily commute when she noticed a mother cradling an obviously sick and weak kid on the MRT. She and the other passengers took pity on the kid and asked his mom what’s happening.

So, the mom showed them her son’s body, saying that he’s been having trouble eating and that some of his internal parts from the digestive system are out of his body. The two had come all the way from Parañaque, walking in some areas as they tried to find a hospital to accept the kid but they kept on getting rejected because they did not have money.

Photo credit: Manilyn Palad / Facebook

According to Manilyn, the two were headed to the Pasig City General Hospital in hopes that the boy will receive treatment there.

Many netizens took pity on the kid and his mother. Donations and any help you wish to provide should be coursed through this number: 09262872534 owned by Rosemarie, the kid’s mother.

Some netizens slammed Manilyn for not helping out, saying that she’s just doing this for likes. However, others defended her and pointed out that Manilyn probably didn’t have the means to help the two financially but her post would have helped them reach more people who might actually be able to help.

Hospital Down Payment Law in the Philippines

Under Republic Act No. 10932, also known as the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, it is unlawful for any hospital or medical clinic to require or demand deposit or any other form of advance payment before providing basic emergency care or medical treatment. The same thing also applies for confinement.

Under the law, “any official, medical practitioner or employee of the hospital or medical clinic who violates the provisions of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months and one (1) day but not more than two (2) years and four (4) months, or a fine of not less than Php100,000.00 but not more than Php300,000.00 or both.”

What’s sad, however, is that most hospitals still require down payment and most patients don’t really have a choice but to comply.

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Woman Looks Down on Breastfeeding Moms, Says They Can’t Afford ‘Real’ Milk

A woman looks down on breastfeeding moms and says that they are can’t afford to buy ‘real’ milk. This earned her netizens’ anger as they pointed out that breastmilk is even called liquid gold and is the most nutritious milk a baby could ever have!

Woman Mistakenly Thinks Breastmilk is for Poor People

In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, an unnamed woman who appears to have ‘Limbak’ as family name tries to lecture another woman for breastfeeding her child.

Writing in the Cebuano language, this Limbak woman slammed someone she calls “Ma’am” for ‘only breastfeeding’ her baby. She adds that she takes pity on the woman for not being able to afford ‘real’ milk. She said that she feels sad that the baby can’t experience drinking milk, insinuating that breastmilk is not real milk.

This woman also angrily told off the “Ma’am” for choosing to give birth to a child when she can’t even afford to provide the baby with real milk. She further claims that breastmilk can cause health problems like stomachache. Moreover, she thinks that breastmilk does not taste good.

The woman ends her tirade with a deprecating note to breastfeeding moms, saying that she really takes pity on babies who are only breastfed because their moms can’t afford to buy milk.

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Screenshots of the post went viral, with many netizens laughing at this Limbak woman and lecturing her about the benefits of breastmilk. Many turned the tables on the woman, saying that they pity her for not knowing that breastmilk is the best milk any baby could ever have.

Photo credit: Netizen Express

Benefits of Breastmilk

Although the woman belittles breastmilk and thinks that it is only for poor people who can’t afford to buy real milk, the reality is that breastmilk has a perfect formula that even the most expensive milks can’t copy.

Providing the ideal nutrition for infants, it is made of a mix of vitamins, protein, and fat. Scientists have also discovered that the actual composition of the breastmilk produced by the mom changes, depending on the baby’s needs.

Breast milk even contains antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

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