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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.

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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.

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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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Wife In Viral Appreciation Post Defends Husband: “I married a great guy”

The wife mentioned in a recent viral appreciation post defended her husband from the judgment he received online.

On Facebook, Mhei Legaspi Nodado aired her sentiments and defended her husband Mark Vincent Yap Nodado. It can be recalled that Mark posted an appreciation post for his wife, who felt like she didn’t accomplish anything 10 years after graduating. The post went on to share how Mark felt grateful for all the support and even the little things Mhei did for him and his family.

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Photo credit: Mark Vincent Yap Nodado

Amid the mixed reactions that the post received, Mhei spoke up and lamented how easy it is for other people to throw judgment at her husband.

She wrote, “The problem with some people is that they are too quick to judge. Never will I ever exchange my life now to anything. I married a great guy. Yes, he is not perfect, but he is a great one. He is responsible, appreciative, loving, soft-hearted, generous and the best there is.”

“Some say stuff castigating him. Saying as if they had known him from the start. But may I ask you, have you ever been married? Have you had children of your own? Or even, do you know him, me, us?
No one deserves harsh words based on a single post which actually meant to appreciate your wife,” she added.

Mhei explained that it was her choice to choose a profession where she gets to take care of her family most of the day. She also feels grateful that her husband didn’t force her to work full time.

She also explained that her complaining about feeling that she didn’t accomplish after 10 years was just brought by hormones and not her husband’s fault.

Mhei shared some of her accomplishments, including being a businesswoman and a financial advisor. However, she said that her biggest accomplishment was being a good mother and a wife.

In the end, she reminded all the mothers that they’re all doing a great job. She also appealed to spread positivity instead of harsh comments.

“To all the moms out there, whether full-time moms, working moms, kudos to you! We are doing a great job and let us all uplift everyone. Let’s share positivity,” Mhei wrote.

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Has Mosang of ‘LenLen’ Series Switched To Being A Kakampink? Direk Darryl Yap Denies & Clarifies

VinCentiments Director Darryl Yap clarified the alleged “switching” of political sides of his actress Rowena Quejada, or “Mosang” in his controversial series, LenLen.

Image by Darryl Yap via Facebook

Recently, social media was abuzz over reports that Rowena or “Mosang” is one proud “kakampink”. This created a controversy as Mosang is part of the series, “Lenlen: The Untold Story.” The series has sparked interest as it focused on a political figure dubbed “Lenlen” with a campaign that focused on “Parang Angat.” Many supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo has slammed the series as they said it was obviously an attack against their candidate.

With Mosang declaring that she’s a supporter of Robredo, many reports surfaced that Mosang had “switched” her support.

However, Direk Darryl clarified that there was no “SwitchToLeni” at all. He said that he had always known that Rowena was a Robredo supporter, but she agreed to take part in the series.

He wrote on his official Facebook page their conversation. He recalled, “‘Mommy? Ok lang ba? Kunin kita sa Lenlen? kasi kailangan ang Role, may alam kay Lenlen, gawin ka sana source si Mosang; eh di ba? MakaLeni ka? Baka pwede ka? Kaya mo ba?'”

‘“…oo naman anak, kayang-kaya, work,'”was the reply of Mosang.

According to Direk Darryl, this shouldn’t be an issue at all. He explained, “VinCentiments’ MOSANG, Our Mommy Rowena Wengkie Quejada has always been a KAKAMPINK. Wala pong #SwitchToLeni, kasi Leni po talaga siya noon pa man. at hindi lang po siya sa grupo ang hindi #BBM, may mangilan-ngilan pong gusto rin sa talo. (charot!)”

He said that despite their differences in political beliefs, they remain professional with each other. Direk Darryl also shared that Rowena even experienced the generosity of Senator Imee Marcos, despite being a Robredo supporter.

“Hindi po totoong nagbago ng isip ang Mommy Weng namin; Talagang pong simula’t sapul siya ay makaLENI. Gayunpaman, walang lamat o bitak sa aming samahan; at siya mismo, naranasan nya nang personal ang kabaitan ni Senator Imee R. Marcos,” he said.

The VinCentiments director said the Robredo supporters are reacting maybe because they couldn’t believe that it’s possible to remain friends and professionals despite having different political views.

He added, “Ngayon, Bakit po gulat na gulat ang mga kapwa nya Kakampink? Kasi po hindi nila alam na pwede pala iyon; ang magpatuloy ang pagkakaibigan at trabaho kahit magkaiba kayo ng paninindigang Politikal, basta manatili ang respeto at pagtanaw ng utang na loob.”

In the end, Direk Darryl continued to defend Rowena and said their political beliefs don’t define their friendship and love for each other.

“Siya po ay 12 years ko nang kaibigan at nanay-nanayan. hindi po si Leni o BBM ang susukat sa aming pagmamahal para sa isa’t-isa,” he added.

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Photo of Man Buying a Doll Straight from Construction Job Warms Hearts

The photo of a man buying a doll straight from his construction job, evidenced by the powdered cement on his legs and feet, warmed netizens hearts. Many loved the idea that a little girl is going to be happy when this man arrives home. Isn’t that sweet?

Photo of Man Buying a Doll for Daughter Goes Viral

Most parents only want the best for their children, even if that means they have to work extra hard or even go abroad just to provide for their family’s needs.

That’s exactly what netizens are thinking after a photo of a man buying a doll for his daughter was posted by SuperMom on her Facebook account.

man buying a doll
Photo credit: Divine B. / SuperMom

It was clear from the pictures that this man came straight from his construction job to find a doll for his daughter. He didn’t even bother to clean up his legs and feet of the cement that clung to them – he appears to be too excited to buy the toy for his daughter!

Although the man wasn’t identified in the post, the post explained that this happened in Tambang, Tinambac in Camarines Sur, and that the man was buying the doll for his daughter.

Photo credit: Divine B. / SuperMom

Kahit na maliit na halaga lang kinikita ko, basta nakakakain ang mga anak ko at naiibigay ko mga gusto at pangangailangan nila, daig ko pa po nanalo sa lotto,” the man reportedly said.

The photos were attributed to a certain Divine B. who said that the man’s smile was priceless as he happily paid for the doll.

Although for some it might seem like the doll was an unnecessary luxury for a family whose head works as construction worker, many were supportive that this man is still thinking about how to make his kids happy.

man buying a doll
Photo credit: Divine B. / SuperMom

We sure hope the little girl knows about her dad’s love and will one day find a way to pay it back.

Best Gifts for Little Girls

The best gifts for little girls can include:

  • Dolls and dollhouses
  • Jewelry (even just the fancy ones)
  • Coloring books and art materials
  • Pretend makeup kits
  • Cute stuffed toys
  • Cute bags and accessories
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