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Landslide in Cebu Wipes Out 30 Homes, Traps Dozens of People Beneath the Rubble

Residents in the City of Naga in southern Cebu, Philippines, were about to start their day on Thursday morning, September 20, when a rumbling in the mountains just above their homes filled them with fear.

Seconds later, the mountain came crashing down and filled the village with huge boulders and clayish soil. Several homes were wiped out and dozens of residents were trapped beneath the rubble.

Photo credit: LLC Weather / Facebook

Residents who escaped the landslide scrambled to dig their family and relatives out but many of the homes were covered by rocks and soil several meters deep. There were those who were able to text and call their relatives, telling them to hurry up and save them from beneath the rubble but just minutes later, they were no longer answering their phones.

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Many perished after getting crushed by the boulders but others who were protected by the frames of their own houses were lost due to suffocation.

Actual footage of landslide on Thursday morning, September 20, in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu.

Posted by Jurizz InWonderland on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Heavy equipment were quickly brought to the site as the residents and local government officials scrambled to save the trapped residents. But because the ground was unsteady and rescuers feared that the mountain might still move and send more rocks to the location, not all volunteers were accepted on site to ensure everyone’s safety.

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As of press time, over 2 dozen bodies have been recovered and about a dozen survivors saved but dozens remain trapped beneath the rubble and rescuers needed N95 face masks because the area has started to stink due to the decomposing bodies.

Residents are blaming a nearby cement plant for its mining activities in the limestone-rich area but Apo Cement Corporation denies the claim, saying that they are positive that no mining activities had been performed at the affected villages.

Maniago: May mining rights kami pero walang quarrying operation doon

Apo Land and Quarry Corp. Rep. Chito Maniago: May mining rights kami pero walang quarrying operation doon | #CNNPHBalitaan cnn.ph

Posted by CNN Philippines on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Others are also slamming the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 7 for declaring the area ‘safe’ just days before the incident, saying that the cracks found by the residents had occurred naturally.

Weeks before the incident, local resident Jay Lapitan posted several videos and photos of the huge cracks filmed near his home in Brgy. Tina-an.

Hello po sa inyong lahat . Itong video na ito ay kuha dito mismo sa lugar namin sa Tagaytay 2 , Tina-an, City of Naga , Cebu. May mahabang bitak ng lupa. Mahigit sa 20 na pamilya ang nakatira dito. Sa mga makakakita po ng video na ito , paki share nalang po. Ang gusto lang po namin ay masuri ng maayos ang lugar. Nababahala kasi kaming lahat dito baka gumuho ang lupa. Halos isang buwan na ang itinagal nito at lalo pang lumaki ang bitak sanhi rin ng palaging pag ulan.PLEASE SHARE!THANK YOU

Posted by Jay Lapitan on Saturday, September 15, 2018

On the day before the incident, he sought help from Facebook friends if they knew a place they can rent someplace else in the city as he feared for his family’s life. Just 24 hours later, he was among those injured in the incident! Thankfully, as he fell into a hole, his elder brother managed to save him and he was rushed to the hospital where he is now recuperating.

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Delivery Rider Walks to Bring Customer’s Food after Someone Took His Bike, Receives New One

After a delivery rider walks to bring the customer’s order when someone took his bike while he was picking up the food, his story went viral – and someone got him a new bike!

What a wonderful turn of events…

Delivery Rider Receives New Bike after Walking to Deliver Customer’s Order

It’s sad that there are people who take advantage of others for their own gain.

While that’s a reality that we face every single day, our faith in humanity was restored after learning about the story of a delivery rider who walked to his customer’s houses to deliver their food after someone took his bike.

It all started when netizen Danica Samson shared the story of FoodPanda delivery rider Paulo Tayam Pichay.

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Photo credit: Danica Samson

According to Danica, she was wondering it took so long for her food to arrive from a Jollibee outlet in Malabon.

It was a good thing she didn’t cancel the order because the guy bringing her food was actually walking to their house.

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Photo credit: Danica Samson

The rider (well, hiker now) explained that someone took his bike while he was picking up his customer’s order.

Despite losing his bike, he decided to continue delivering the orders because he felt bad about the money he could earn with the deliveries.

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Photo credit: Danica Samson

A surprised Danica snapped some photos of the tired rider who looked so tired.

Paglingon ko sa kanya, napasandal nalang sya sa pader – hapong hapo at pawis na pawis,” she wrote.

Kinakamusta ko sya kung nakita nya na sa cctv yung nagnakaw ng bike nya, nagdedeliver padin sya kahit naglalakad nalang siya. Nanghihinayang daw sya sa pumapasok na orders sa kanya kaya dinedeliver nya padin kahit lakad nalang.

Photo credit: Danica Samson
Photo credit: Danica Samson

The sad story turned into a happy one after someone got Paulo a new bike. He now has something to use for his deliveries again.

delivery rider
Photo credit: Danica Samson

How to Prevent Someone from Taking Your Bike

A bike lock is the most common option for preventing someone from taking your bike. However, it can be cut or picked by pros.

Another option is to choose a tough lock, then secure the bike to something where it’s more difficult to simply move the chain to take the bike.

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Parcel Delivery to Delivery Room? Pregnant Woman Receives Package in Labor

A parcel delivery to the delivery room (well, lying-in clinic) got netizens laughing – and it’s bringing good vibes on social media.

Both deliveries were safe. LOL

Parcel Delivery for Pregnant Woman Goes Viral

Delivery riders try their best to deliver their packages as quickly as they could so they can maximize their time and complete their deliveries as fast as they possibly can.

But what happens if the delivery date falls on a special occasion or the receiver is busy?

Well, one postman interrupted a wedding to deliver a package to the bride a couple of years ago.

shopee delivery
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Recently, another delivery rider went viral for a similar reason – but the delivery was made even more hilarious because he went to the lying-in clinic (similar to a hospital’s delivery room) to deliver a package to a pregnant woman in labor.

It’s a funny play with words that got netizens laughing.

Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo shared the photos of the J&T delivery rider who also took some photos of the pregnant woman as proof of delivery.

Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Netizens praised the delivery rider for his dedication, and others also made some jokes.

Tapat sa tungkulin nice one kuya,” a netizen praised.

Saan mang sulok ng mundo puntahan ka talaga ni sir J&T rider,” one netizen joked.

While many netizens are laughing over the photos, many also wish that all delivery riders are as dedicated as this one.

Kuya ikaw nlg mag dliver dto samin. lentik kasi ibang rider. RTS agad pag di nasagot tawag,” one of them wrote.

Others had fun suggesting names for the baby.

Some suggestions include “Parcel,” “Shopee May,” and combinations suitable for the nickname “J&T.” LOL

Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Why Do Delivery Riders Take Photos of Parcel Recipients?

Delivery riders usually take photos of the parcel recipients during delivery as proof to protect themselves from false claims that the package wasn’t delivered.

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Mom Shares Hilarious Photo of Kids Sleeping on the Floor While Cat Uses Bed

A mom shares a hilarious photo of her kids sleeping on the floor while their cat uses the bed. You certainly know who’s the boss in this house, right? LOL

Hilarious Photo Shows Kids on Floor While Cat Uses Bed

Pets such as cats and dogs enjoy varied privileges in different homes. While many dogs are left outside the house, others are also allowed to be inside and even sleep in their owner’s bedrooms.

Other pets have their own beds, while others share the beds with their owners.

But in the house of fur mom Maricris Mararac of Trece Mariteres, Cavite, it’s an entirely different story. Like in other homes, their cat sleeps on their bed – but her kids are the ones who sleep on the floor! Oooops. Did the rules change, somehow?

hilarious photo
Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Sa bahay, hindi po mga anak ko nakahiga sa foam, kundi ‘yung pusa po…” Maricris captioned a photo she posted on social media.

She explained that they adopted the now 2-year-old cat, named Anyo, during the pandemic. They found him as a kitten in the streets and took him home.

But the stray cat would soon become a huge part of their family – and the real king inside her kids’ bedroom. LOL.

hilarious photo
Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Kadalasan talaga ganyan sitwasyon sa bahay, lagi ko nakikita sa CCTV, ‘[y]ung anak ko na babae ate ng 2 na ‘yan na sa picture pinapatulog [sila] sa foam pero ‘pag lahat tulog na lilipat na mga bata sa sahig ‘di ko alam kung bakit,” she explained in an interview with The Philippine STAR.

Tapos madalas pusa na lang nasa foam. Male cat po ‘yan, puspin pinulot lang namin sa kalsada nung baby pa siya.

hilarious photo
Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Are your pets also like this?

What’s a Puspin?

“Puspin” is the term Filipinos used for the “pusang Pinoy” or the common cats that don’t have fancy breeds.

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