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Kid’s Answer to “Bring Family Picture” Assignment Breaks Teacher’s Heart

A teacher who told his students to bring their family picture to school as assignment was surprised after one boy wrote a heartbreaking essay. The teacher would soon share the boy’s story on Facebook where it went viral, with many netizens offering words of encouragement for the young kid to never give up.

Teacher Arnold Legara Cuevas assigned his class at T. Awad Echevarria Elementary School in Barangay Mandug, Buhangin, Davao City to bring a family photo. In school, the kids were instructed to write an essay about their family.

Photo credit: Arnold Legara Cuevas / Facebook

This was a regular assignment for many of the kids, but it was heartbreaking for Rheann Khinn Cabahog who lost his entire family to a fire just last March 12, 2019.

“Ang aking pamilya noon ay saya-saya naming nagsisimba kami. Kumakain sa labas. Pero dumating ang araw na bigla akong lumongkot kasi ang Mama at Papa ko ay kinuha ni God. Pati mga kapatid ko iniwan na nila akong nag-iisa. Super lungkot ng buhay ko.”

Photo credit: Arnold Legara Cuevas / Facebook

The teacher learned that while Rheann stays with his grandmother in Davao City, his parents and siblings were living in Isabela. Last March, his father tried to transfer Rheann to Isabela but his class adviser Josephine Echavez Sumarago strongly opposed this, saying it would be best for the kid to complete the school year.

Sadly, his family was lost to the fire just a few days later. He would have been included if the teacher did not stop his transfer.

Photo credit: Arnold Legara Cuevas / Facebook

According to Rheann, his entire family was sleeping when the fire happened. So sad.

Class Schedules in the Philippines

A tropical country with hot summers, schools in the Philippines typically have breaks during the hot months of April and May. In recent years, however, some schools have changed their schedules for various reasons, including aligning with the class schedules abroad and to supposedly avoid the typhoon season.

Photo credit: Arnold Legara Cuevas / Facebook

A number of private schools have already moved the beginning of classes to July or August instead of the usual June.

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Frustrated Citizen Puts Plants in Potholes, Jokes About ‘Eco-Friendly’ Road

Have you noticed that there are so many places in the Philippines with roads that look good and sturdy, yet these are destroyed and rebuilt? What’s sad is that there are so many muddy roads that need to be cemented yet the cemented ones are getting destroyed!

Citizen Puts Plants in Potholes

In the Philippines, you will find a lot of cemented roads that have little holes that were actually drilled by government contractors! If you happen to pass by a road that has those holes, then you will realize that the rest of the road is usually sturdy and cemented but the little holes are a sign that this street is up for demolition.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

But a lot of Filipinos also know through firsthand experience that there are so many other roads in their locality that need to be cemented yet these seemingly alright roads are being destroyed.

Moreover, having those holes drilled does not also mean that the street will be redone soon. There are many times when it still takes years before the purposely damaged road gets reconstructed. Tsk. Tsk.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

Glenn Cui Infante from Quezon City happened to be among the people who had seen too many of these little holes in the road. Since the holes are truly an eyesore, the frustrated citizen decided to take action by making the place pretty and ‘eco-friendly’.

Because the government might not be rebuilding that road anytime soon, Infante decided to put plants inside the little holes. The results are hilarious but also an eye-opener to the government officials, not just in his city but across the Philippines.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

Tinubuan na lang ng damo dipa tapos haha,” one netizen observed.

Mukhang ayos pa yang kalsada pero binutas butas na. Ganyan na talaga dumiskarte ang DPWH/LGU(Engineering Dept.) Mula pa noon,” one netizen commented.

Sumobra naman pagiging plantitos mo hahaha,” another netizen joked.

Eco-friendly Roads

There are many ways to make eco-friendly roads. A lot of places plant greenery at the sides and make sure to maintain the plants. Many plant trees at the roadside. The materials used for the road can also be modified to include eco-friendly options, but this is subject to consultation with experts to ensure that the streets remain sturdy.

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Dog Carrying Hollow Blocks in Mouth Goes Viral

Photos of a dog carrying hollow blocks in its mouth have gone viral, with netizens sharing their fears of getting bitten by such a fierce-looking dog. But it sure does look cute, huh?

Dog Goes Viral for Carrying Hollow Blocks

A lot of people fear dogs because these animals could bite them, especially the breeds that are known to be fierce. Many owners feel safer in homes with these kinds of dogs, particularly if these are just free to roam around the yard.

But one dog recently went viral after its owner shared photos of it carrying hollow blocks while appearing to be patrolling from the balcony.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

Juneth Bognot reposted the pictures on Facebook group DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES with the funny caption:

Bisita: “Nangangagat ba yang aso niyo?”

Ako: “Hindi. Nambabato lang.”

Netizens had a good laugh over the photos, saying that they are sure to avoid such a house if a dog like this is standing guard – and most especially one that carries a hollow blocks on patrol!

Kung ganyan makita ko sa daan. Baka hahanap na lng ako ng ibang daan lol,” one netizen commented.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

Pakipost po ang address nyo para iwasan na po ng sambayanang Filipino 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hello there babies… you are still cute and adorable despite of hollow blocks. 😍” another joked.

Lagot ang mga magnanakaw o akyat-bahay, may bantay na kayang-kayang mangagat ng buong buto o kaya naman hulugan lang ng hollow blocks,” another pointed out.

Others were concerned over the dog, especially because the hollow blocks might hurt its mouth.

Bakit ganoon? Paano nasubo ng aso yung ganiyang kalaking hollow blocks? Baka naman gutom na gutom yung aso at hindi napapakain hahaha. O baka naman ang tingin niya sa hollow blocks ay malaking-malaking buto kasi halos pareho ng kulay at parehong matigas,” one netizen commented.

Indeed, dogs are man’s best friends and they also make the best guards at home! But we just hope this dog is alright and that no person will be hit by that big chunk of hollow blocks. Ouch.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

What are Hollow Blocks?

A hollow block is a type of concrete block used in construction to make boundary fences, walls, and other structures that use cement for building. Hollow concrete block saves time in building walls due to its large dimensions but also saves money due to the reduced volume of concrete needed to build the structure.

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White Castle Whiskey Trends with 2021 Calendar Featuring a Guy for the First Time

White Castle Whiskey is long known for it calendars featuring beautiful ladies. But the whiskey company surprised everyone after rolling out its 2021 calendar featuring a guy for the first time – Ninong Ry! Whoa.

Whiskey Brand Features Calendar Boy

Though White Castle Whiskey has been releasing calendars since 1969, all of the models were females – and they were often riding a white horse or posing next to one. Moreover, the calendars often feature one of the most popular stars of the year.

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Beautiful ladies like Peachie Veneracion (1978), Lorna Tolentino (1982), Carmi Martin (1984-1985), Roxanne Guinoo (2006-2007), RR Enriquez (2009-2011), and Aubrey Miles (2014) have graced the calendar as the year’s model. Sylvia Lichauco-de Leon was the brand’s first model.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

But the whiskey company appears to be rebranding its calendar image by featuring a guy for the first time: YouTuber Ryan Morales Reyes or more popularly known as ‘Ninong Ry’.

Balikan ang nakaraan, at kilalanin ang panibagong model ng White Castle Light. Hehe,” the brand wrote, sharing a series of photos featuring many of their previous calendar girls and showing their first-ever guy model.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

They added, “Syempre new era na tayo lods.

The funny vlogger also shared the calendar on his page, confirming that he’s really the whiskey brand’s new model.

Break the norm, mga brodie,” Ninong Ry wrote.

While there were quite a number of netizens who felt dismayed that the whiskey company changed its calendar from the pretty ladies to this guy, a lot were amused that the brand actually changed its calendar image now.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

For the first time, mukhang umiinom talaga ng whiskey and model,” one netizen pointed out.

Bat nawala po yung puting kabayo sa dulo #NasaanAngKabayo,” another netizen joked.

Who is Ninong Ry?

When White Castle Whiskey featured Ninong Ry, their first-ever male calendar model, in their 2021 calendar, a lot of people were wondering who he might be. Avid fans know, however, that this funny vlogger is someone who loves to use catchy and witty titles to his YouTube videos.

His videos have titles like “sinigang na liempo sa kamias para sa jowa mong maangas”, “paksiw na liempo para sa ex mong di kuntento”, “binagoongan pero maarte”, and “mabilis na pasta para s amabilis magsawa awts”. LOL.

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