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Old Lady Who Sells Food at Just Php5 per Pack Earns Praise in Bulacan

Everyone knows that Php5 these days could not buy a lot of things – and many will tell you that you can’t buy a meal with that amount. But in Meycauayan, Bulacan, an old lady sells packs of delicious food at just Php5!

Nanay Mel was recently featured by Julius Babao as he was quite impressed that someone would actually be selling food this cheap. With Php10, you can already have a full meal of rice and viand, with the rice already placed inside a pack that you can easily bring on the go.

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Each pack of viand is sold for just Php5. What’s admirable is that the food tastes great and also come in many varieties.

What do you expect to eat with Php5? A pack of vegetables, perhaps? Well, at Nanay Mel’s kitchen, Php5 can actually let you enjoy delicious meat meals like tinolang manok, bopis, kare kare, menudo, and many others. A slice of ham also costs the same amount.

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But you don’t need Php10 for a full meal. With just Php5, you can already enjoy fried rice with some hotdog toppings! The ‘sulit meals’ that Nanay Mel sells are perfect for students with just Php5 ‘baon’, she told Julius.

Explaining that she might be poor but she still wants to help, especially young kids who don’t have much baon to school. Even if they only have Php5, they could already enjoy the full meal with Nanay Mel’s ‘chao fan’ or if they were bringing rice, then they have a pack of viand.

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But if you think that Php5 is already cheap, Nanay Mel will surprise you because she also sells food for just Php1 each for those who still could not afford the uber-cheap Php5 sulit meals! This amazing old lady knows that there are students who don’t have Php5, so she offers hotdogs, cheese sticks, kikiam, fish balls, and other food items at just Php1.

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Limang pisong mga ulam ni Nanay Mel, patok sa Bulacan

May mabibili pa bang ulam sa halagang 5 piso? Dito kay Lola Mel, sa halagang 10 o 15 piso busog na busog ka na! Dating maganda ang buhay ni Lola Mel subalit dahil naubos lahat ng kanilang pinagipunan, naghirap si lola. Subalit sa harap ng kahirapang ito, nadiskubre ni lola na sa pagtulong sa mga bata sa pamamagitan ng pagbebenta ng murang pagkain at kadalasan libre pa, matatagpuan niya ang tunay na kaligayahan! Abangan ang kanyang kwento sa #MissionPossible sa Sabado 6AM sa ABS-CBN!

Posted by Julius Babao on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

What’s a Sulit Meal?

In the Philippines, you can often find restaurants offering ‘sulit meals’. These meals are cheaper than standard prices and offer the best value for your money. For example, a sulit meal could already give you rice, a piece of viand, a side dish, and a glass of drink for the price of one viand serving at another restaurant.

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Teacher Seeks Help for Mountain School with Dilapidated Classrooms but Diligent Students

A teacher is seeking help from netizens and the government to improve a mountain school that has dilapidated classrooms they can only access after a 6-hour trek up and down several mountains, passing muddy roads and crossing some streams.

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Renalyn Agcaoili Rivera shared some videos of the roads she and her fellow teacher have to trek just to reach Pindangan Indigenous Peoples Elementary School in the mountains of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

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It takes about 6 hours for the teachers to reach the school; the students also walk at around a similar time frame as their houses are also far away.

Posted by Renalyn Agcaoili Rivera on Thursday, August 22, 2019

But Rivera was impressed that the students rarely skip a day in school because they are all willing to learn.

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A check with the Department of Education (DepEd) shows that the school, with ID number 128986, actually offers Kindergarten to Grade 6 as of School Year 2018-2019, based the Division Memorandum No. 239 s. 2018 by the Schools Division of Nueva Ecija.

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However, in the video shared by Rivera, there are only two classrooms in the dilapidated school. The classrooms did not even have a door or proper windows, the floors are made of soil, and the broken chairs are too few for the students.

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Rivera and her co-teacher, a certain Sir Jerwin, have to walk many hours to reach the school. But their sacrifices don’t end there as they have to provide education to these students despite the limited resources they have. Many of the kids have to sit on the ground because the chairs are too few.

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But Rivera said that the students were eager to learn and even love to go to school despite the lack of facilities. This led her to seek help through her videos.

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There’s nothing much that they can do about the muddy roads and the difficult, dangerous paths she and her co-teacher had to pass to reach the school. However, she is hoping that donations could help improve the school and provide enough chairs plus other facilities for the children.

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Here’s a video of the school:

Palibot ng pindangan elem skul

Posted by Renalyn Agcaoili Rivera on Thursday, August 22, 2019

What are Indigenous People?

Indigenous People (IPs) are ethnic groups that are recognized as the original dwellers or settlers of a given area. Many of them hold on to traditions they inherited for many generations. They also have their own culture, own way of life, own costumes, and a lot of things that set them apart from ‘colonizers’ or recent settlers.

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Husband Reveals More Secrets of Wife Who Refused to Delete Dummy FB Account

A cheating wife who refused to delete her dummy Facebook account despite urging from her husband and Raffy Tulfo got more secrets that her angry husband spilled for the world to know.

Rudyard Borlaza works abroad but took a vacation leave after learning that his wife, Melita Grace Borlaza, had a child with another man and left their 3 children with her mother. Read Part 1 of their story here.

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The woman went viral after she refused to delete her dummy Facebook account, giving many excuses that made her husband think she is not sincere in promising she will change for him.

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When Rudyard went back to Tulfo, Melita faced him this time. She tried to convince her husband that they settle the matter, urging him to accept the baby she had with another man – and she would never do it again.

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But Rudyard has had enough, saying that after their story was aired, some neighbors told him that his wife had been with other guys even before this one he caught her with. They even claimed that the two older children are not actually his children, leading Tulfo to offer to have all the children undergo DNA test for paternity.

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Yet this grief-stricken husband had more secrets to spill, saying that many people came forward to help him after the story went viral.

His wife’s coworkers at RTD Hotel where she works as receptionist claimed that she checked in at the hotel many times with her boyfriend, taking advantage of the privileges the hotel offers to its workers. She did not deny this.

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Towards the end of the video, she tries her best to beg for Rudyard’s love but he seems too angry to accept her again. Even her son appears to not like her, with the kid seemingly just messing up with her hair but didn’t even try to hug her. Even Tulfo had to comment on how her son reacts to her.

Watch Part 2 of their story here:

Are Workers Entitled to Extra Privileges?

Workers have rights and privileges that are mandated by the law, but companies also offer extra privileges to their workers. This could come in health benefits, discounts in products and services, or bonuses for good performance.

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Woman Asks Help to Get Kids from Ex-Partner, Tulfo Refuses She Badmouths Her Mom

Raffy Tulfo is known for helping many people who go to his program every day, connecting families and saving those that needed to be saved. But sometimes draws the line on those who go to program thinking they could outwit him.

Recently, he rejected one woman who sought help in getting her kids back, but later badmouthed her mother.

Alma Ularte went to Tulfo for help in getting her children from her former partner, Danilo Bantang. The kids are in Cavite, she said; they are 7 and 5 years old.

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But things got complicated when Tulfo talked to her former partner. The latter argued that he only got the kids to protect them from their mother who invites another man to their house. While Tulfo sided with Alma at first because, technically, she can accept a suitor since she’s not married to Danilo, he frowned upon learning that this new guy, Enrico, has 6 children.

Moreover, Enrico’s partner allegedly went to Alma’s house to make her stop seeing the guy. Considering that this could further complicate the children’s lives, Tulfo said he’d simply turn over the matter to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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Karen Alanis of DSWD Trece Martires, Cavite said that they would conduct a home visit to determine which home would be better for the children, particularly because both parties claim different things.

Tulfo was willing to tell his staff to accompany Alma to the DSWD to file a report, but things would take a turn for worse when they talked to her mother, Wilma Ularte. Alma said that her parents knew about Danilo being married and had received money from him, but this was denied by Nanay Wilma.

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But Tulfo got angry when the old lady cried after Alma said she made them work at age 10 to get their money, yet Nanay Wilma said it was only because her earnings as laundrywoman could not pay for all the medicines of her sickly husband.

When the old lady cried, saying that Alma wished her ill and cursed her many times, Tulfo made the younger woman leave the studio. He also withdrew any offer for help and asked forgiveness from the old woman for her daughter’s bad behavior…

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What Age Can Kids Choose with Whom to Go?

When relationships turn sour, the kids are often the ones caught in the crossfires. While kids below 7 years old automatically go to the mother, unless there’s probable cause for the father or other relatives to have custody, children 7 years old and above have the right to choose with whom they would go to if their family breaks apart.

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