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Netizen Expresses Anger after Losing Php29k in BDO Account, Bank Won’t Issue Refund

People put their money in the bank for safekeeping and so they can have something to get in the future, when they need some cash. But there are times when people lose their money in the bank, no thanks to unscrupulous individuals who have no qualms in taking other people’s hard-earned money.

Jester Menes Javierto recently shared his experience in losing over Php29k in his BDO account but the bank won’t issue a refund, telling him the transaction was valid.

Javierto narrated in a lengthy Facebook post that he received an SMS for OTP (one-time password) on his mobile number. Immediately afterwards, someone supposedly from BDO (number +63 918 617 0096) called but because the line was choppy, the call was cut. He clarified that he had not given any details to the caller.

He was shocked to discover on November 5 that someone had taken Php29k from his BDO account! What’s worse, the registered number on his account had been changed without his knowledge!

When he reported the matter to the bank, they refused to refund him after doing an investigation because the User ID, password, and SMS OTP were valid – but that was because the scammer had changed the number linked to the account and was able to receive the OTP without Javierto’s knowledge.

Photo credit: Jester Menes Javierto / Facebook

1st Investigation: In the Letter Below, they said “Transaction type: FUND TRANSFER”. Eh nung nalaman ko ang ginawa nung hacker eh “CASH PICK UP” Via Remittance Centre?? Ito ang name and details nung tao. “JANCEN D. VILLONA – +63 906 922 4645 – 55 Unity Grace Hill Subdivision, Barangay Pagasa Binangonan, Rizal”.

He asked the bank to investigate the matter further. He learned that the registered number was changed through the hotline.

2nd Investigation: So papaano napalitan ang registered number ko na sila na mismong may sabing walang “SYSTEM BREACH”? Nov 4, 2018. Someone called the BDO Call Center Hotline then she/he requested to change the registered number. Ito ang malala, “SOMEONE CALLED AND REQUEST TO CHANGE MY REGISTERED NUMBER WITHOUT USING MY OWN REGISTERED NUMBER” ok they verified it thru “PHONE CONVERSATION” at iyun na pinarocess na nila ang request. REASON FOR CHANGING? “WALANG NAKAINDICATE” ay taragisan naman talaga.

What’s really sad is that BDO marked the case as ‘Closed’, angering Javierto even more. He asked the bank to re-open the case but was told he had to wait 20 banking days for the results of the re-investigation.

For BDO Bank,Sobra kayong nakakaSTRESS!! Oct 30, 2018. May nagsend ng OTP sa number ko and then may tumawag na taga…

Posted by Jester Menes Javierto on Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Heartless Customer Cancels FoodPanda Order, Throws Food at Rider

A heartless customer cancels her FoodPanda order and throws food at the rider for being late in bringing her food! The story has gone viral, with many netizens wishing karma on the woman for her heartless actions.

Delayed Order Gets Canceled

These days, a lot of people enjoy the convenience of simply using their smartphones to order food from their favorite restaurants. So, despite the lockdown and various versions of the community quarantine wherein most people are not allowed to go out, they can still fulfill their cravings for such delicious foods.

cancels her FoodPanda order
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What’s sad, however, is that there are customers who are so impatient with their orders that they get angry or even cancel when the rider takes a long time to deliver their food! But that is not the rider’s fault because the restaurants are usually too busy these days, too.

There are just too many people making orders for takeout or delivery food.

In Cebu City, a certain Mary Paras ordered food worth Php800+ from Chowking. When the FoodPanda rider arrived at her house, however, Mary reportedly refused to accept the order because the rider was late.

Considering that the rider had shelled out nearly Php1k for the food, he tried to insist that Mary pay for the order. But she got angry and threw the food at him! The poor rider had no choice but to leave, knowing that the customer won’t pay up.

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But a concerned passerby snapped some photos and shared these on Facebook where the incident went viral. The heartless customer received netizens’ ire.

Mary would later issue an apology, explaining that the FoodPanda rider is the second to arrive at their home with her order. She claimed that the first time she placed her order, the app was ‘loading’. She had no idea that order pushed through. So, she received the same order twice; thus, she didn’t accept the second one.

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This translates to:

“Good evening sa lahat na nagcomment sa Food Panda. Hindi ko po intension na manloko ng tao higit na sa panahon ito. Magcocomment nalang din po ako kasi nasasaktan na din ako sa mga sinasabi ng mga tao.

Kaya po eh explain ko po yung nangyari noong una nag-order ako pero nagloloading po at matagal yung net at data sa app. Hindi ko po namalayan na naorder na pala iyon at nadalawa na pala yung order ko. Noong dumating ang inorder po namin may tumawag ulit di ko nalang pinansin dahil dumating na yung order.

Kung may mali po ako nanghihingi po ako ng pasensya sa rider, kinontak ko na po siya at handa po akong magbayad sa kanyang pinang abono at nagpapasalamat din po ako sa nagpost po nito para mabigyang linaw ang lahat.”

But netizens are not buying her alibi. Many said that even if that is the case, she shouldn’t have been rude to the rider!

Safety in Food Delivery

These days of COVID-19, it is important to stay safe by staying at home. There are options for food delivery so you can still enjoy your favorite food from popular restaurants. Many restaurants impose many protocols to ensure safety in food delivery.

cancels FoodPanda order
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Food handlers and delivery riders are required to follow hygiene protocols such as wearing masks, washing their hands regularly, using alcohol, and limiting contact with customers as much as possible.

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Old Man Bikes with Training Wheels Amid COVID Transport Restrictions

An old man bikes with training wheels amid the COVID-19 transport restrictions. His photos went viral, with many netizens expressing admiration that he found a way to solve his transport problem even if he did not know how to ride a bike!

Bike to Work

In the Philippines and even in many places around the world, restrictions are placed on transportation to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19.

Back riding is not allowed on motorcycles, with fines reaching to Php5,000! Public transportation also imposed social distancing; thus, most vehicles can only accommodate half or even less passengers than what they usually had.

man bikes with training wheels
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This led to shortage in transportation and many commuters having to wait longer hours to find any vehicle to ride. So, many workers began using bicycles to work.

Biking to work can be tiresome and dangerous, even, yet they have no choice. It is the cheapest option that most people can afford in these trying times. But many people don’t even know how to ride a bike, including a lot of adults! So, many have also began learning how to ride a bike.

An old man recently went viral after someone spotted him riding a bike with training wheels! Most of us associate training wheels on bikes for kids but because he probably didn’t know how to ride a bike without them, the old man had to put them on so he can ride safely to work.

man bikes with training wheels
Photo credit: Maryrose Reducto / Facebook

While a woman in Cebu had to struggle in riding her bike, and her husband had to act as her guide on a scooter, this old man found a way to ride the bike without a guide. Many hope that he would soon learn how to ride without the training wheels, of course, as such could lead to other accidents on the road.

What are Training Wheels?

Training wheels are two extra wheels placed beside the rear wheels of a bicycle to help someone learn how to bike. The wheels stay there until the rider learns how to ride the bike with their own sense of balance.

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After Art Exhibit is Canceled, Senior Baguio Artist Barters Paintings for Food

After his art exhibit was canceled, a senior Baguio artist barters his paintings for food. The move was met with much positivity online – and many people are now lined up to buy more of his paintings. The move worked!

Art Bartered for Food

Senior Baguio Artist Roland Bay-an was supposed to hold an art exhibit but the show was indefinitely canceled due to the on-going national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At his age, he has already created hundreds of artworks.

artist barters his paintings for food
Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

Bay-an has surely sold many of his art in the past. But with the on-going pandemic, it is hard to tell when he can hold another art exhibit or find buyers for his work.

This is where the barter community came in to help him out. These days, barter groups are popular on Facebook. You can barter anything you have for something you might need or want.

artist barters his paintings for food
Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook
Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

He offers his works at Pasakalye Art Space together with other artists along Harrison Road in Baguio City. But others also help him sell the artwork via other avenues.

Friends such as Maricar A Docyogen helped Bay-an share his art online, with the artist offering them for barter with 1 sack of rice or some groceries worth Php5,500 to Php8,000. Amazingly, the barter worked. A lot of people were interested with Bay-an’s art!

artist barters his paintings for food
Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

Aside from the locals who bartered with Bay-an, there are also many netizens who expressed interest in buying the paintings and having the items shipped to their homes. It is a good thing that the local and online communities have come together to help artists and other hardworking folks in need…

Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook
artist barters his paintings for food
Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

How to Barter Online

First, find a barter group to join. This should preferably be in your locality, for easier transactions.

Second, take pictures of the items you want to barter. You can estimate their value so you can also estimate how much you want to receive for your goods.

Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

Third, make a post about the items you have to offer. You can opt to put a list of items you want in exchange for the goods.

Fourth, pick an offer you liked best from the people who commented or you can opt to trade with the first one who commented or anyone you want to trade with, for that matter.

Fifth, arrange for meet-up or pick-up, whichever is applicable.

Photo credit: Roland Bay-an / Facebook

Sixth, complete the deal. Make sure to close the post for commenting or end the offer according to the group’s rules.

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