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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

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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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Singaporean Gets Scammed by Cousins as Both Married, One Husband Wants to File Case

A Singaporean guy who tried to seek help from Raffy Tulfo found himself in deeper trouble than the ex-GF he’s complaining about, because she brought the husband of his current girlfriend! The husband now wants to file a case against the Singaporean – and unlucky for the latter, Tulfo is willing to help the guy out and provide him with a lawyer. Uh oh.

See: Singaporean Goes to Tulfo for Help Against Ex-GF, But She Brings Husband of His New GF to Studio

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Choo Chai Huah originally wanted to seek help from Raffy Tulfo against his former caregiver and girlfriend, Mary Jane Desamito. He wants to get all his money back, amounting to over Php11 million, but she insists that she worked hard for it and wouldn’t return anything. After all, the properties and money she received were supposed to be her reward for the good work she did for him and his business.

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But Mary Jane brought the husband of Mr. Choo’s current girlfriend, Jonalyn Fronda – and she happens to be her cousin! It turned out that Jonalyn lied to Mr. Choo, saying she’s in the process of divorcing her husband.

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The husband is sure that he will file a case against Mr. Choo and Jonalyn; thought he told Jonalyn he wouldn’t do that when they were given a chance to talk. He later told Tulfo it was just ‘usapang kalye’ because he was afraid as he didn’t have money and no capacity to file a case. Tulfo laughed, saying he has no problem with providing him with a lawyer should he want to pursue the case.

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The Singaporean was rather shocked to learn that Tulfo is helping Jonalyn’s husband, saying that he was the one who went for help first. Tulfo explained that it doesn’t work that way because the program will help anyone with a valid complaint. While Mr. Choo’s complaint is valid, his evidence is too weak to hold water in court – but he could face more trouble if Jonalyn’s husband will pursue the case.

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What is ‘Usapang Kalye’?

‘Usapang kalye’ is the term used by Filipinos to mean something that sounds real but shouldn’t be taken seriously because the person who said was not serious in making the statement. This also refers to really absurd stories and claims of things they are supposed to do, but won’t actually follow through.

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Pregnant Teacher Walks for 2-3 Hours, Goes Through Rocky Sea and Cliffside Paths to Reach School

She’s already 9 months pregnant and could actually give birth anytime, but Jay Ann Salibio continues to serve the students of Patag Elementary School Annex in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro because there’s still no substitute teacher to fulfill her place.

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But what’s so challenging is that the teacher has to walk 2-3 hours just to reach the school, passing through a rocky sea portion and cliffside paths. When it is high tide, the water reaches up to the chest and could get rather difficult for them to walk because the sharp stones could hurt their bodies and feet.

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Moreover, one wrong move on the cliffside paths could send them plunging several feet below! Obviously having a difficult time walking towards her school but having no choice, Teacher Jay Ann could only hope that the Department of Education (DepEd) would send her a substitute teacher as soon as possible.

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At the time the video was made, she’s 12 days to her due date; however, moms know that the due date isn’t a sure date – she could give birth anytime soon! The other teachers in the school are willing to substitute for her classes, if the need arises, without additional pay.

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Teacher Jay Ann recalls that she was actually quite excited to learn that she got accepted at Patag Elementary School some 4 years. But she was surprised when the ‘patag’ (flats or plains) turned out to be not ‘patag’ at all!

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They had to walk several hours to reach school. This pushed her and her fellow teachers to pay for a bahay kubo to be made at the school where they could stay for the entire week, so they don’t have to walk every single day.

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Thankfully, a substitute teacher was finally approved to replace Teacher Jay Ann. Watch the continuation of the video here:

What’s a Substitute Teacher?

A substitute teacher is someone who temporarily replaces a permanent teacher who is on leave for some reason, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, or a study leave.

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‘Seamanloloko’ Complains after Wife Chooses Policeman, But Netizens Side with Wife

When a seaman tried to seek help from Raffy Tulfo over his wife’s relationship with a policeman, netizens would soon side with the wife as his ‘seamanloloko’ tendencies unfolded.

Michael Angelo De Jesus sought help against his wife Glenda De Jesus who is in a relationship with Patrolman Joatham Baket. While they have been married for over 14 years and have two kids, a pair of twins, together, he claimed that Glenda threw that all away by having a new guy.

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Now that his family is broken, Michael Angelo felt that he has nothing else to do but to ask help from Tulfo. This surprised Glenda and her family, especially because Michael Angelo was the one who picked up her mother the previous day – and he didn’t talk about the problem.

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Also, Glenda said that she and Michael Angelo had a rather civil breakup. In fact, according to Glenda, there were times when she was the one who sent him money the previous year as it took him a long time before he got back on his job. That time, the money came from Joatham. She claims Michael Angelo knows the money came from the policeman.

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But as the Michael Angelo said he will file a case against Glenda and Joatham, his wife reminded him that he was the first one who had a girlfriend. When Tulfo asked if that’s true, he smiled and admitted that he had one because he’s a seaman.

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This got Tulfo scratching his head as netizens slammed the guy for having double standards. If he was alright with cheating on his wife, then he shouldn’t complain now that she also has a boyfriend of her own. According to Tulfo, they are now ‘quits’.

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What’s a Double Standard?

A double standard is when a rule or principle is unfairly applied in different ways to different people. For example, people often think that it is alright for men to cheat but ladies aren’t forgiven that easily.

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