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Hunchback Man Proves Bullies Wrong as He Serves in the Army and Does Volunteer Work

He might have a hunchback and others might laugh at him for looking strange, but Lino B Apante is an impressive man who has been serving in the army for 15 years! He proved his bullies wrong as he lives a good life, even doing volunteer work in silence.

A friend of Apante, Alexis Pedro Ramirez, recalled in a Facebook post how he had always dreamed of serving in the Philippine Airforce and the country. Some people scoffed at the idea, considering that he is a hunchbacked man – he isn’t likely to be accepted in the army.

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

But Apante persevered and has been serving the army as reservist for 15 years now, proving his detractors wrong.

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

I still remember when we are in college how was your life full of struggles with ups and down. Sleepless night, people doubted you (physical appearance). But despite that you pursue your dreams after we finished our college life,” Ramirez wrote on Facebook.

Once you said to me when we are in the PAF ROTC that you will continue and want to served in the Philippine Airforce and our country. I never doubted you cause I see the flame of eagerness in you. You are such an inspiration. YOU HAVE PROVEN THEM WRONG BUD! Personally, I am Happy with what you are now.

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

Another friend, Adrian Nitro Rafuson, also had a lot of praises for Apante.

Not all heroes are featured and recognized everywhere, others are serving our nation silently. Like one of our abled-living warriors. Little did many people know, he is wearing the same uniform, working with us and been serving in our organization for more than fifteen (15) years whose enthusiasm and willingness to help other people is extremely and absolutely phenomenal,” Rafuson wrote.

Let us always spread the spirit of volunteerism…

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

Rafuson also mentioned that he had sent Apante’s story to MMK some 9 months ago but has not heard from the TV show. Still, he hopes that Apante’s story would go viral as he explained, “not to vie for him to gain popularity nor self-aggrandizement but to challenge and inspire others to do more with less…

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

Requirements for Reservists and Volunteers

Photo credit: Adrian Nitro Rafuson / Facebook

In order for someone to qualify in the Army Reserve Command, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and a graduate of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) with serial number. Those without serial numbers can still join but they must undergo the Basic Citizen Military Training (BCMT).

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Kids Go Viral After Buying Gift for Mom’s Birthday at Ukay Ukay Shop

Two kids went viral after buying a gift for their mother’s birthday at an ukay ukay shop. Their sweet gesture made waves on the internet, with many netizens saying that these two are truly nice kids who were surely raised well by their mother.

Kids Buy Birthday Gift for Mom

Often, it is the parents who give gifts to their children, particularly to the small ones. But even young kids also think of giving gifts to their parents, with some even going out of their way to save money and buy the gifts on their own!

Take for example this sweet story of two boys who went to an ukay ukay shop to buy a gift for mom.

Photo credit: Sarah Alexandrea Daculap / Facebook

Ukay ukay shop owner Sarah Alexandrea Daculap was tending to her shop early one morning when she noticed two young boys enter. She was surprised to see the boys picking out blouses from the ladies’ section.

Puzzled why these kids are choosing clothes for ladies, Sarah asked them about it. She was definitely surprised to learn that they were buying a gift for mom. It turned out that it is mom’s birthday that day.

Sarah thought the boys that it was sweet of the boys to do this for their mom. Thus, she posted their photo on her Facebook account. Soon, the post went viral, with many netizens also praising the two for their sweet gesture.

Photo credit: Sarah Alexandrea Daculap / Facebook

Later, after the post went viral, Meilyn Caca posted about it on her Facebook account. It turned out that Meilyn is the mom who got the gift from the boys. But she clarified that only one of them is her son while the other is her nephew.

She added that she was surprised with the gift the boys bought for her and felt thankful to Sarah for helping them pick a nice blouse.

Meaningful Gifts for Mom

  • Scented candles
  • New dress or blouse
  • New shoes
  • Personalized mug
  • Personalized throw pillow with family members’ names
  • Perfume
  • Jewelry
  • Flowers
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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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