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Many HS Students in QC School Passed Elementary But Can’t Read or Write

Would you believe that there are many students in a high school in Quezon City who still don’t know how read and write?

Learning how to read and write are lessons offered in kindergarten and lower elementary years, but as the students progress to higher levels, teachers no longer take up those lessons with the assumption that the students already know how to do that.

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Sadly, there are students who are slow learners or are simply not receiving guidance from their parents regarding their lessons. Amazingly they pass the level and go on to the next – and they reach high school even without knowing how to read and write! Can you even believe that is happening?

But this is a sad reality that happens in many schools in the Philippines, especially in the hinterlands where schools are very far and teachers are very few. One would not expect that to happen in modern schools in the big cities, but teachers at Sauyo High School (formerly Pasong Tamo High School), a public school in Quezon City, are actually facing this puzzling problem!

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How did these kids pass elementary at all, when they don’t even know the basics such as reading or writing? Many can’t also recognize colors and shapes!

Having no knowledge of the alphabet, these kids are struggling to read even two-syllable words in both English and Filipino.

The teachers are heartbroken to see these high school students struggling with reading, especially because they live in a big city where proper education is readily available.

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GMA Public Affairs sought to find the answers to why the kids were like this. According to some of the teachers at the school, this could be due to elementary schools trying to outperform each other.

Performance ratings of the school are based on how many children pass each grade level. So, the students are given passing grades despite not really knowing the lessons.

Moreover, teachers who give students failing marks are required to hold remedial classes during summer. They need to render 6 to 8 hours of work in April and May for these students’ lessons, without additional pay.

The teachers at Sauyo High School believe that these two could be the reasons why they now have many students who don’t know the basic lessons that elementary school kids are supposed to learn.

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Unable to make these kids go further, the school decided to create a special section where the kids are taught basic lessons like the alphabet, colors, shapes, and numbers. Their progress is slow but the teachers are hoping they would eventually learn and catch up with the other students.

Watch their heartbreaking situation here:

Pag-asa sa Pagbasa

Ang sakit sa puso. 💔Sa Sauyo High School, maraming estudyante ang nakatutungtong ng high school nang hindi nakababasa o nakasusulat. Bakit kaya?

Posted by GMA Public Affairs on Monday, January 7, 2019

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Delivery Man Accused of ‘Infecting’ Parcels by Licking Finally Speaks Up

A delivery man who was accused of ‘infecting’ parcels by licking finally speaks up – and he slammed the rich people who look down on poor people like him, saying that these rich guys simply make up stories without seeking the truth.

Delivery Man Accused of ‘Infecting’ Parcels

Recently, photos of a delivery man in blue uniform went viral after he was accused of ‘infecting’ parcels by licking the plastic package of an item he was supposed to deliver. This apparently happened outside the gated community of Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.

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In the original post, someone shared photos taken from a CCTV of a house near the gate of the community. The guy was squatting by the sidewalk as he appears to lick the package. There were even photos of him wiping his mouth, leading many netizens to feel scared that there are people who are actually doing this to deliveries.

Amid the COVID-19 scare, there are so many people who fear that packages might get infected with the virus. This has long been the fear of customers, particularly because there are scientific reports that the virus lives on surfaces for hours, even days!

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But after the post went viral, the delivery man in the picture spoke up to defend himself. Justine Rainer Israel wrote:

Ako po yun nasa pic, dinikit ko muka ko oo pero hindi ko naman dinilaan o dinuraan yang item o parcel nyo porket mayaman kayo mahirap kami genyan gagayin nyo post nyo kami may makita kayo kala nyo mali mahigit 20 to 30 mins ako nag aantay sa gate nyo sa ayala alabang sa gitna ng init umupo ako dahil nakakapang hina mag antay sainyong mayayaman para lang madeliver ang item nyo pero bat genyan kayo mapang husga.

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HINDI PA NAMAN PO ATA AKO BALIW PARA GAWIN KO YAN OO NAG TATRABAHO AKO PARA MAKAKAIN NAG TITIIS SA INITAN NAG TITIIS MAGUTOM MA DELIVER LANG ANG ITEM NA KELANGAN NYO DIBAA PORKET BA WALA KAMING PERA KAYO MAYAMAN GENYAN GAGAWIN NYO SA TULAD NAMIN NAG HAHANAP BUHAY.

Hawak ko ang item nyo tinaklob ko sa muka ko para masangga ang init na kinakaharap ko para sa inyo mga buyer na sobrang tagal lumabas ng bahay. God bless nalang po sainyo kung saan kayo masaya sana hanggang buhay kayo maging masaya.

How Long Does COVID-19 Stay on Surfaces?

So much is still unknown or unsure about the COVID-19 virus. There is no confirmed timeline how long a COVID-19 virus survives in surfaces but there are reports that it could stay up to 11 days, depending on the type of material it is on and the conditions around it.







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Teen Seeks Help Against Former Maid-Turned-Stepmother Who Keeps Hurting Her Dad

The woman arrived at their house out of the blue. Her dad hired the woman to be their maid, but she soon became the stepmother and kept hurting the man who doesn’t even fight back! Tsk. Tsk.

Teen Seeks Help Against Stepmother

After seeing her father getting repeatedly hurt by her pseudo stepmother, Kristine Anna Maravilla sought help from Raffy Tulfo in Action so they can find justice.

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In the interview with Tulfo, Kristine revealed that the woman had simply arrived at their house last year asking if she could use their bathroom and also have some food. The kindhearted Tatay Anthony Maravilla readily gave food to the woman named Juwena Dela Peña.

After learning that Tatay Anthony is a widower, Juwena applied for maid at their house – and Tatay Anthony hired her. But Tatay Anthony claimed that just a few days later, Juwena began sleeping in his bedroom.

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Soon, the two had a baby. But even before having the child, Juwena was constantly hurting Tatay Anthony, his daughter said. Because she can’t also fight for her dad, the younger woman chose to just take videos as evidence of Juwena’s actions.

Even if Tatay Anthony is holding their child, Juwena does not even seem to care as she hits him – yet he never even tries to do anything to fight her. Poor Tatay Anthony.

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Taking pity on her father, Kristine decided to seek help from Tulfo. While Tatay Anthony wants to call it quits, Juwena refuses to break up with him even if Tulfo was also backing him up.

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She claims that she wouldn’t leave because every time they break up, it is Tatay Anthony who keeps begging to have her back. But not that Tatay Anthony said he doesn’t want her anymore because she constantly hurts him, she still refuses to go…

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What is a Henpecked Husband?

A henpecked husband is a man who is continually dominated by his partner, physically or emotionally or even both.







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Due to Internet Lag, Girl Accidentally Places Same Order 42x on FoodPanda

A 7-year-old girl was brought to tears after dozens of FoodPanda riders arrived at their house carrying the same order. Apparently, she placed the same order 42x due to internet lag!

Internet Lag Causes Multiple Orders

These days, it is easy for us to order food from our favorite restaurants at the comforts of our own homes, thanks to the many apps that offer food delivery options. But such systems are not 100% fail-proof, as exemplified by the experience of a girl who was brought to tears after dozens of FoodPanda riders arrived at their house to bring her order.

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An app glitch caused by internet lag led dozens of riders to the house of a 7-year-old girl at Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City. Her name is withheld for her privacy and safety.

Apparently, the girl’s parents who are both working left her a smartphone she can use at home to order some food for lunch. Using the phone, the young girl had ordered a box of 2-piece chicken fillet with rice and French fries.

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The order just costs Php189. But due to an app glitch due to internet lag, the girl kept clicking the order because it kept failing. What she did not know is that though the order appeared to fail, each one was actually sent to the system.

Imagine her fright when riders began to arrive at their house. Living by a narrow alley, the commotion caused the neighbors to come out – and they were surprised to learn about the girl’s situation. With the girl left at home with her grandma, the two can’t possibly eat all the chicken fillets.

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Moreover, with 42 orders sent, the girl would have to shell out a total of Php7,938! Taking pity on the child and her grandma, knowing she didn’t do it on purpose, the neighbors pitched in to help. Many bought several orders from the riders, though there were riders who simply left as they also took pity on the child.

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It was a good thing the neighborhood helped out as much as they could, but others said this should serve as lesson for parents not to leave their smartphones with kids to make online orders.

How to Fix Internet Lag

Internet lag is a common problem, particularly in the Philippines where most internet providers have slow service. There are some ways to fix internet lag. Some joke that this is best fixed by moving to a different internet provider, but the problem appears to be applicable to all ISPs.

To reduce lag, stay as close to the router as possible. Also, put the router in a central place in the house, with less walls to block the signal. If possible, connect your device directly to the router using an ethernet cable.

Refreshing the router by turning it off for a few seconds might also do the trick.







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