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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.

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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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American BF Visits Adora’s Wake, Shows Php3M House that Burned Down to Tulfo’s Team

Netizens following the story of kind American RJ Russel and his girlfriend Adora Ramos were surprised when he still wanted to go to her wake, despite the possibility of encountering problems with the family. He’s being blamed over what she did to ‘solve’ her problems because he went to Raffy Tulfo for help.

See: Pinay Dubbed as “Queen of Gold Diggers” after Taking Php25M from American BF

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But RJ was determined to go, to pay his last respects to the woman who had been part of his life – even if she scammed him big time.

In La Union, RJ showed Tulfo’s team the house that burned down last May 23. The concrete posts and beams plus one wall were all that’s left of the house on the 671 sq m property. It was worth Php3 million, but the family was unable to save anything from that building.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

RJ shared that the structure to the left of the house, still intact and not included in the fire, is a bike shop that they planned to the combine with their home. Meanwhile, the house they had lived in actually had a convenience store and eatery, plus a garage filled with nothing but drinks.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

Before heading to where Adora’s wake is held, the team bought flowers. They also passed by the police station to request for escorts; the police readily provided assistance. While they were allowed inside the house, the Tulfo team was requested not to take videos inside, to let the family grieve in private.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

In talks with the family, the team learned that they also had no idea about the troubles she and RJ were facing, and that they didn’t also know where her money went. In the note she left at the bathroom door, she vowed that she didn’t have another man or spent the money in casinos. However, she also didn’t tell where the money went.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

Taking pity on Adora’s children whom he also considers as his own, RJ promised to stay and provide comfort as much as he could. He also wants to provide for their education at the private school they are studying at, as well as other things they might need.

The police advised him, however, to stay away from the family for a while as they might still be angry at him over what happened to Adora – despite that not being his fault!

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Private Versus Public School

The government provides public schools wherein students can study for free, while private schools are owned by private individuals or company and charge tuition plus other fees. A lot of parents who can afford to send their kids to private schools choose to do it under the notion that private schools provide better education than public schools. However, a lot of students who graduated from public schools still lived successful lives as adults.

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Yorme Isko Tries to Clean Graffiti in Manila, Angrily Schools Vandals

Cleaning up Manila is one of the major goals of Mayor Francisco “Yorme Isko Moreno” Domagoso when he started his term, but there are still a lot of things that needs to be done to make the city clean – and to keep it clean!

Recently, an angry Yorme Isko tried to clean the graffiti written at a telecom box near Manila City Hall. Using paint thinner, the mayor scrubbed on the graffiti as best as he could, but the made very little difference on the surface.

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As he scrubbed the surface of the telecom box, trying his best to clean up the structure, he angrily schools the vandals who are making the city dirty with their writings. He asked whether they are happy with what they are doing and if they really want their elected public officials to spend more time cleaning the city instead of focusing on things like providing medicines to sick people as well as working to provide homes for the poor.

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Yorme Isko also pointed out that in cleaning these vandalized places, the local officials are using taxpayers’ money on cleaning materials and paint thinners – money that could gave been used to buy medicines and other much-needed items!

The mayor also asked the vandals if they really think, in all honesty, that their graffiti looks like art because the reality is that they are simply making the place look dirty.

Netizens praised the mayor for what he’s doing but said that everyone else should do their part to help out.

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Kung lahat iisa ng isipan na kagaya ni Isko Moreno, Tapos ang problema ng pilipinas. Pero hindi eh, hindi ganito ang pinoy pagdating sa kaayusan. Iba ang isip ng pinoy?! Kaya pala may 1st world class country. Walang pagbabago habang ang isa gustong mabago?! Isa laban sa ilang milyong pilipino?!” a netizen wrote.

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Mayor Isko Moreno, sinubukang maglinis ng graffiti sa Maynila

"Ito ba ang gusto niyong pagkaabalahan namin?" Tanong ni Mayor Isko Moreno habang sinusubukan, pero bigo, sa paglinis ng graffiti sa telecom box malapit sa Manila City Hall. Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Sunday, November 17, 2019

What’s a Graffiti?

A graffiti is a writing or drawing that’s made on the wall or any surface of a public place.

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Yorme Isko’s Billboard is Up! New Model Also Reveals Owner’s Additional Php6M Donation to PGH

Remember some weeks ago when Manila Mayor Francisco “Yorme Isko Moreno” Domagaso announced that he is going to be a model for JAG Jeans and a coffee product? Well, the ads are up!

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

In a video that he shared on his official Facebook page, the mayor shares his thoughts about being the leader of Manila and how he strives hard to be deserving of the position because he believes that the people of Manila deserve the best.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

He also shares the things that make him love Manila so much, including its rich history.

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Yorme Isko for Jag Jeans

Maraming salamat po sa Jag Jeans sa pagkuha sa akin bilang endorser niyo. Natodas na po namin para sa PGH C****r Ward yung binigay niyo pong pera.Maraming salamat po ulit!

Posted by Isko Moreno Domagoso on Saturday, November 16, 2019

But in a post on Raffy Tulfo supporters, a more candid video of Yorme was shared – and it made a lot of people laugh and praise him some more. In the video, the mayor was happily talking about the billboard that’s now up at EDSA. He joked that people would soon grow tired of his face because they will see it all the time, what with the traffic situation at EDSA. LOL.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

Yet even as he happily shares his thoughts about the billboard, the mayor jokingly ‘bragged’ about being a model now. More importantly, though, he shares an update on the money that’s involved in him accepting the offer to be the brand’s latest endorser.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo Supporters / Facebook

It can be recalled that Yorme Isko told JAG Jeans to send his talent fee (Php1 million) directly to the PGH’s children’s ward as his donation to the sick kids battling serious conditions. Upon learning that the mayor is doing this, the owner of JAG Jeans promised to match the donation and also give Php1 million to the PGH.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo Supporters / Facebook

What’s amazing is that the owner did not only give his Php1 million as promised, he also asked his siblings to give Php1 million each – and they agreed! The family gave a total of Php6 million.Wow.

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Nagulat si Yorme

Tuwang-tuwa si Yorme ng makita niya ang kanyang kaunaunahang JAG billboard sa EDSA.Credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso

Posted by Raffy Tulfo Supporters on Friday, November 15, 2019

What is PGH?

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is designated as the National University Hospital. It is the largest government facility and referral center, with patients coming from all over the Philippines to seek treatment. It is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila.

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