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Netizens Express Outrage Over Photos of Old Couple Struggling to Stand in Bus

Photos of an old couple struggling to stand in a crowded bus because there were no seats available angered netizens who slammed the other passengers for not giving up their seats for the elderly man and his wife.

Netizen Jovit Je Lim shared the photos which were taken by his wife inside a Ceres bus bound north from Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, central Philippines. According to Jovit, his wife was 6 months pregnant; thus, she was also not able to give up her seat for the old couple.

Photo credit: Jovit Je Lim / Facebook

Jovit’s wife was only able to offer the couple a seat by the time she got off at the bus stop in Manjuyod. Before then, she watched as the old couple pitifully struggled to keep their balance in the crowded bus.

To make sure that they won’t fall down on the floor, the old man who identified as a certain Tatay Berto, kept tight hold of his wife, Nanay Rita. Even at their age, this guy acted as her protector, trying his best to keep themselves safe even as they struggled to balance in the fast-moving bus.

Netizens were angry at the people who did not give up their seats for the old couple, for surely they had seen the two struggling to keep themselves upright. Many pointed out that the people sitting near the old couple appeared able-bodied and could have let them sit.

But many blamed the conductor for letting the old couple ride, knowing there were no seats available inside the bus. After all, it was his job to make sure that the passengers are safe.

Photo credit: Jovit Je Lim / Facebook

However, the post received much anger from a local whose friend was in the same bus. Using Facebook account ‘Bear Hugz’, this person angrily commented on the post and told Jovit they would help find the people in the photos to seek legal action for cyber bullying against him as these people were blasted for not offering their seat…

Is There a Law to Prioritize Old People?

Under the Expanded Senior Citizen’s Act of 2010, priority seating should be provided to the elderly, whether on sea, land, or air transport. The transport sector was also instructed to provide priority seats for the elderly, with clear labels to ensure that the person sitting there knows that he/she should vacate the seat if an elderly person rides the vehicle, unless the first person there is a pregnant woman or a person with disability.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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Pinoy Kid Becomes Chess Champion, After Sleeping at Airport for 3 Days Due to Budget Issues

A Pinoy kid becomes the chess champion at an international competition despite the hardships he faced, including 1) sleeping at the airport due to lack of funds and 2) flying to Thailand without his dad who arrived much later than he did.

Pinoy Kid Becomes Chess Champion

Plenty of our athletes bring honor and glory to the Philippines while competing abroad, yet it’s sad that most of them don’t get enough support from the government.

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Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

Another fine example is the Pinoy kid how recently became the chess champion at an international competition in Thailand.

Bince Rafael Operiano won the championship, going home with the trophy and four medals at the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand last November 4-12, 2022.

Yet his journey wasn’t an easy one.

Sleeping at the Airport, Traveling without Dad

Due to limited funds and while waiting for the plane ticket sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Bince and his father spent three nights at the airport with those benches as their bed,” shared Albay 3rd District Representative Fernando Cabredo.

The little boy had to travel first to Thailand without his father, Mr. Ben Operiano.

With the hardships the boy faced, it wasn’t surprising that he was seen crying during the first day of the competition.

Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado
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Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

He even lost to his opponents that day. But it was a good thing he wasn’t eliminated.

Bince braved the first game with no parent around to cheer him on. He felt pressured and lost to his opponents in the first games,” the congressman added.

Gumanda naman ang laro nito nang dumating na ang ama. From then on, Bince won the succeeding rounds and eventually made it to the top.

Inspired when his dad finally arrived, the kid steadily rose up the ranks and became the champion in the competition.

pinoy kid
Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

He finished at the top for the U-10 (under 10 years old) category, winning matches and outdoing 20 players from different countries.

He’s going to be conferred a National Master when he turns 10.

Photo credit: Bince Rafael Operiano

What’s a National Master Title?

Although not officially recognized by the International Chess Federation, the national master title is a special title conferred for those who excel in chess.

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