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Newly Opened Public Market in Bataan Looks Like a Mall

In the Philippines, everyone expects the public markets to be wet and a bit smelly, with most facilities and stalls that had seen better days. That is to be expected because public markets are funded by public funds – and most government projects aren’t exactly allowed to spend a lot of money to fund all the projects to make them state-of-the-art.

But a public market in Bataan recently went viral for looking like a mall! You might think the stalls in this public market are part of a grocery store inside a popular mall by the looks of the tiled counters and the colorful ceilings.

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Mark Anthony Muico Millare shared photos of the new public market in Limay, Bataan. In his post, Millare joked that the photos were of the Limay Public Market (Mall).

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The beautiful public market was opened just this June 26, 2019. According to Millare, this new public market is located just beside the old one. It turned out this was placed at the area that was previously occupied by a tennis court.

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In the comments section, Millare clarified that the old public market will still be used but would be designated as the wet market while the new one will be for the dry goods. The second floor of the mall-like market will also be allocated as a canteen.

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One could just easily imagine hanging out at the canteen on the second floor as if they were in a mall, before heading to the market below to do some shopping.

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Many netizens were quite impressed by this market – and everyone is hoping that the people there could maintain its beauty and cleanliness…

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What is a Public Market?

As its name implies, the public market is a year-round facility that features shops for various goods, particularly food items like fish, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and even dry goods like home products and clothes.

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“Manok na Pula”, Taken from Someone Else? Original Composer Seeks Help from Raffy Tulfo

The parody song “Manok na Pula” is one of the most popular songs since 2018, up to now, in the Philippines. But someone sought the help of Raffy Tulfo, claiming that he wrote the original lyrics and the YouTube vlogger just got it from him! Uh-oh…

Joemarie Torillo, a 47-year-old security guard from Bacolod City, went to Raffy Tulfo in Action for help against Vic Desucatan who went viral for the funny song “Manok na Pula”.

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The funny song tells the story of how a guy was asked by his wife to send money to Palawan, an allusion to Palawan Pawnshop, a pawnshop that also offers money remittance. But on his way to the pawnshop, the husband passed by a cockpit and saw a red rooster (manok na pula) that he thought looks so good it might actually win.

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So, the husband put all his money in his bet on that red rooster, thinking this is his chance to double his money. But moments later, the strong and brave-looking rooster lost the fight – and the      husband also lost all his money! Uh-oh. So, he sang the “Manok na Pula” as he tells the story.

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Torillo claimed that he drew inspiration from his neighbors. He shared that he had neighbors back in Bacolod City who often fought because the husband keeps losing their money at the cockpit. Then, when he moved to Manila, he had a driver neighbor also loves cockfights; each time he loses, he would tell his wife that he was held up and had lost his money to the thieves. LOL.

But while Torillo wrote the lyrics of the song, the melody is actually something that’s copyrighted by Anne Murray, “Just Another Woman in Love”.

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Desucatan apologized to Torillo, admitting that he just made a parody from the song. Tulfo made them do a duet! Because Desucatan didn’t earn money from the video, even with 14M views due to the copyright issue, Tulfo suggested he make “Manok na Puti” with his own lyrics and melody…

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What’s a Cockfight?

A cockfight is a popular betting sport that involves two roosters fighting in a ring called a cockpit.

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American BF Visits Adora’s Wake, Shows Php3M House that Burned Down to Tulfo’s Team

Netizens following the story of kind American RJ Russel and his girlfriend Adora Ramos were surprised when he still wanted to go to her wake, despite the possibility of encountering problems with the family. He’s being blamed over what she did to ‘solve’ her problems because he went to Raffy Tulfo for help.

See: Pinay Dubbed as “Queen of Gold Diggers” after Taking Php25M from American BF

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But RJ was determined to go, to pay his last respects to the woman who had been part of his life – even if she scammed him big time.

In La Union, RJ showed Tulfo’s team the house that burned down last May 23. The concrete posts and beams plus one wall were all that’s left of the house on the 671 sq m property. It was worth Php3 million, but the family was unable to save anything from that building.

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RJ shared that the structure to the left of the house, still intact and not included in the fire, is a bike shop that they planned to the combine with their home. Meanwhile, the house they had lived in actually had a convenience store and eatery, plus a garage filled with nothing but drinks.

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Before heading to where Adora’s wake is held, the team bought flowers. They also passed by the police station to request for escorts; the police readily provided assistance. While they were allowed inside the house, the Tulfo team was requested not to take videos inside, to let the family grieve in private.

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In talks with the family, the team learned that they also had no idea about the troubles she and RJ were facing, and that they didn’t also know where her money went. In the note she left at the bathroom door, she vowed that she didn’t have another man or spent the money in casinos. However, she also didn’t tell where the money went.

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Taking pity on Adora’s children whom he also considers as his own, RJ promised to stay and provide comfort as much as he could. He also wants to provide for their education at the private school they are studying at, as well as other things they might need.

The police advised him, however, to stay away from the family for a while as they might still be angry at him over what happened to Adora – despite that not being his fault!

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Private Versus Public School

The government provides public schools wherein students can study for free, while private schools are owned by private individuals or company and charge tuition plus other fees. A lot of parents who can afford to send their kids to private schools choose to do it under the notion that private schools provide better education than public schools. However, a lot of students who graduated from public schools still lived successful lives as adults.

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Yorme Isko Tries to Clean Graffiti in Manila, Angrily Schools Vandals

Cleaning up Manila is one of the major goals of Mayor Francisco “Yorme Isko Moreno” Domagoso when he started his term, but there are still a lot of things that needs to be done to make the city clean – and to keep it clean!

Recently, an angry Yorme Isko tried to clean the graffiti written at a telecom box near Manila City Hall. Using paint thinner, the mayor scrubbed on the graffiti as best as he could, but the made very little difference on the surface.

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As he scrubbed the surface of the telecom box, trying his best to clean up the structure, he angrily schools the vandals who are making the city dirty with their writings. He asked whether they are happy with what they are doing and if they really want their elected public officials to spend more time cleaning the city instead of focusing on things like providing medicines to sick people as well as working to provide homes for the poor.

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Yorme Isko also pointed out that in cleaning these vandalized places, the local officials are using taxpayers’ money on cleaning materials and paint thinners – money that could gave been used to buy medicines and other much-needed items!

The mayor also asked the vandals if they really think, in all honesty, that their graffiti looks like art because the reality is that they are simply making the place look dirty.

Netizens praised the mayor for what he’s doing but said that everyone else should do their part to help out.

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Kung lahat iisa ng isipan na kagaya ni Isko Moreno, Tapos ang problema ng pilipinas. Pero hindi eh, hindi ganito ang pinoy pagdating sa kaayusan. Iba ang isip ng pinoy?! Kaya pala may 1st world class country. Walang pagbabago habang ang isa gustong mabago?! Isa laban sa ilang milyong pilipino?!” a netizen wrote.

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Mayor Isko Moreno, sinubukang maglinis ng graffiti sa Maynila

"Ito ba ang gusto niyong pagkaabalahan namin?" Tanong ni Mayor Isko Moreno habang sinusubukan, pero bigo, sa paglinis ng graffiti sa telecom box malapit sa Manila City Hall. Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Sunday, November 17, 2019

What’s a Graffiti?

A graffiti is a writing or drawing that’s made on the wall or any surface of a public place.

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