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Kara David’s Mangyan Scholar Graduates from College, Passes Teachers’ Board Exams

A Mangyan scholar supported by veteran journalist Kara David has graduated from college – and recently passed the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET).

In a post on Instagram, Kara David proudly shared the Mangyan graduate’s achievements.

Congratulations to our Project Malasakit scholar Patrick Reyes of Mindoro Oriental for passing the LET exam for teachers. I met Patrick many years ago when I did a documentary on the indigenous peoples of Mindoro, the Mangyan tribe. Patrick comes from a very poor Mangyan family.

He is a hardworking young man who dreams of becoming a teacher to help spread the gift of education to his community. Bravo Patrick! We are very proud of you! Salamat sa lahat ng donors at higit sa lahat, salamat Panginoon sa biyaya ng malasakit.

Just like many indigenous communities around the Philippines, the Mangyans don’t have easy access to education. Many of them are not willing to leave their close-knit communities to go to school in faraway towns and cities, not only because they are afraid to venture away from their homes but also because they don’t have money to do it.

Photo credit: Kara David / Project Malasakit – Instagram

Thanks to organizations and scholarship programs such as those by Project Malasakit, the Mangyans and other indigenous people are able to improve their lives through education.

Project Malasakit’s first scholar had been Myra Demillo back in 2006. The project has since sent several students to school and has currently 15 scholars all over the Philippines.

Patrick graduated from Bachelor of Elementary Education. He hopes that through his college degree, he will be able to help improve the lives of the people in his community. He would be among the Mangyans’ teachers, encouraging their community to also send their children to school so they can have a better future.

Congratulations Patrick and more power to Project Malasakit!

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Sisters Try to Take Old Brother Not Cared for by Wife, Tulfo Sees Through Their Complaints

Two sisters went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help for their old brother who was allegedly not cared for by his wife, but Tulfo sees through their complaints as something fueled by money.

Norberto Guinto is now 67 years old but was said to be a former farmer in San Miguel, Bulacan. His sisters Estrelita Guinto, a 58-year-old housewife, and Josephine Guinto, a 52-year-old businesswoman, want to get him back from his wife who was allegedly not taking care of him anymore.

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The sisters both claimed that their brother was not fed properly by his wife, Emelinda Guinto. Instead, she is supposedly giving him urine and excrement as food – and the claim was vehemently denied by Nanay Emelinda.

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The old woman revealed that in their 30+ years of living together, she had always been the one who was working as she sells vegetables to make ends meet. Her husband never worked; instead, he would often go out drinking with friends and giving her a headache.

This was confirmed by Chairman Eduardo Yuson of Brgy. Calumpang in San Miguel, Bulacan who said that this happened before Tatay Norberto was wheelchair-bound.

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As the sisters scoffed, they told Tulfo that their sister-in-law has a lot of money, has three motorcycles, and a ‘big house’. They even alleged that Nanay Emelinda has Php1 million that someone in her family was holding for her.

They want to get their brother back and get half of that money plus half of any property the couple owned so they could have money to take care of Tatay Norberto. Tulfo had a good laugh at this, telling the two in their face that they are just after Nanay Emelinda’s hard-earned money.

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Netizens also agree, saying this guy should go to his sisters if he wanted, but he shouldn’t have a single cent of the money Nanay Emelinda earned!

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Pinapakain daw ni Lola ng dumi at ihi si Lolo, ayon sa mga sumbong. Panuorin kung paano nabuko ni Idol Raffy ang mga sumbungera!

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Posted by Raffy Tulfo in Action on Monday, June 24, 2019

Savings Goal: Php1 Million

In life, it really is difficult to save Php1 million, especially for ordinary people who could barely make ends meet and feed their family good meals. But many still hope to save Php1 million in their bank accounts.

To start saving for your first million, save any amount. The first step really is to make saving a habit. Then, find an extra job or open a business from whose earnings go directly to your Php1 million goal.

While it might sound so unrealistic, but who knows? Just believe you can do it!

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Wedding Coordinator Finally Faces Angry Bride, But Claims She Filed Cases Against Bride

A bride, accompanied by the caterer, emcee, and photographer, went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help against a wedding coordinator who ruined the wedding and didn’t pay the providers for the services they rendered and the food they served.

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Ruby Rubillos, a 32-year-old teacher, angrily reported Ma. Elisa Cabeso of Sofia Richest All About Events for ruining her wedding and even asking her to pay for the excess in the wedding guests.

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The bride paid Php159,000 for all the services included in the list, plus catering for 150 people, but the coordinator only ordered food that’s only good for 100 from the caterer. She tried to deny this, but the caterers went with the bride to Tulfo because they have not been paid for the order yet!

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Ma. Elisa agreed to go to Tulfo to face the bride; she arrived accompanied by her daughter, Juzella Cabeso. She brought photos as evidence against the bride, saying they were able to fulfill what the bride had paid for but want to be paid for the excess of over 150 people who arrived and ate at the wedding reception.

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The bride insists she wouldn’t pay for the excess because the caterer had only provided food for 100 people and it was impossible that 250+ had been fed at the event because there were only 100 chairs prepared.

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The wedding coordinator kept changing the subject or would not directly answer the bride and the others. When asked whether she would pay the caterers, photographer, and emcee, she said she had not yet received the photos and she didn’t eat the food… Tsk. Tsk.

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What Does a Wedding Coordinator Do?

A wedding coordinator acts as liaison officer between the couple and the wedding suppliers. The aim here is for the bride and groom to simply enjoy their wedding, while the wedding coordinator is the one in-charge of all the behind-the-scenes activities to ensure that everything goes as planned.

More often than not, the wedding coordinator is the one who contacts all the wedding suppliers, orders everything and makes sure the suppliers deliver, and ensure that the wedding guests also feel welcomed through ushers provided.

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Heartbreaking Photo of Kids in Outdoor Wake Goes Viral

Permanently losing someone is a truly heartbreaking thing – but one photo of an outdoor wake was more heartbreaking still, especially because two kids were photographed in the area and were believed to be the children of whoever was placed in that box.

Netizen Mohan Schzeik shared a photo of the outdoor wake located at the basketball court in Sambat, San Pascual, Batangas. He called the attention of local officials and other people who might be able to help the grieving family have a better way to pay their final respects to whoever this person might be.

Photo credit: Mohan Schzeik / Facebook –  John Carlos Acab

The heartbreaking photo went viral, with many people slamming the local government for letting this happen and pointing out that the wake was being help beside a chapel. A lot of netizens could not help but question why the wake was not held at the chapel.

After the post went viral, the family was approached by local councilor Jun Chavez to provide them a better place to hold the wake. Tents were set up and plenty of people came – and it really was a good thing that this went viral.

Photo credit: Conrad Magbato / Facebook

A number of netizens sent donations to the family while many neighbors also pitched in to help.

While the wake was still held outdoors, many were happy that at least the tents provide shelter for the family and those who are paying their last respects.

Another netizen, Conrad Magbato, shared that the wake was being held for Tatay Rolando Gonzales, an old beggar who loved his children and grandchildren. According to Conrad, Tatay Rolando passed after complaining about intense stomachache.

Photo credit: Conrad Magbato / Facebook

What Does Going Viral Mean?

Going viral means that something (an image, video, or link) spreads rapidly on social media and blogs through shares of a high number of individuals.

This could have a positive or negative impact on the individuals involved in the viral post. For instance, a lot of people found help after their story went viral, with many people sending them donations or helping them find money or whatever it is that surrounded the circumstances of their viral fame.

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