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Pinoy Nurse Loses Housekeeping Job in Canada, Becomes COVID-19 Frontliner

A Pinoy nurse lost his housekeeping job in Canada but becomes a COVID-19 frontliner, finally working in a job that’s close to his profession.

Nurse Turned Housekeeper

It is not a secret that many Pinoys dream of finding a job outside the country to give a better life for their families. But landing a job in your profession is a big challenge. That’s why many go to these foreign countries to work as unskilled workers, using this as stepping stone to eventually finding a job in their profession.

Pinoy nurse lost housekeeping job Canada
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Frank Pangan worked for over 10 years as nurse in the Philippines. He dreams to follow his mother and sister in the US, but his visa keeps getting denied. After his fourth try to get to the US, he changed his dream and applied for Canada where he applied as international student.

Pinoy nurse lost housekeeping job Canada
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Pangan finally fulfilled his dream of going to a foreign country to work. As an international student, he was allowed to work part-time. Thus, he found a job as a housekeeper at a hotel, earning $14 to $15 per hour.

Mahirap magkudkod din ng mga kubeta. Tama lang naman ‘yung mga kikitain namin just to pay for the house rent,” Pangan admitted.

A manager at a rehab facility in New Jersey, Pangan’s mom Generosa did not approve of his choice of work.

Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Franklin, hindi ako nagsakripisyo, nagpakahirap para makatapos ka [tapos] ipinagpalit mo bilang housekeeper.’ Masakit sakin ‘yon,” she said.

Pinoy nurse lost housekeeping job Canada
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Pangan was determined to work, despite being a housekeeper. He felt that he was one step closer to his dream. But the COVID-19 crisis hit. The university was closed and Pangan lost his job at the hotel. He didn’t know what to do and thought about giving up, unsure about his future now.

But he weighed his options and decided to try find a job. With the pandemic affecting so many places, there’s a shortage of healthcare workers. Thanks to a friend, he landed a job as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at a retirement home.

Pinoy nurse lost housekeeping job Canada
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The retirement home had several positive cases but his training as nurse came in handy. As a frontliner handling COVID-19 positive patients, he has to work covered with PPEs. He remains optimistic that he would live through the crisis and see his family again, whom he had not seen in over 8 years.

Pinoy nurse lost housekeeping job Canada
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Nakakapangamba, kasi s’yempre ‘yung paa mo, parang ‘pag papasok ka sa trabaho, ‘yung isa nasa hukay. Pinagpe-pray ko every day, sana matapos na ‘to. Sana matupad ‘yung pangarap ko, nag-iisa lang ‘yun, makasama ko ‘yung nanay ko, makasama ko ‘yung kapatid ko,” Pangan said.

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What’s a Retirement Home?

A retirement home is a facility that is specifically designed for old people. It sometimes has an overlapping function with a nursing home as the healthcare needs of the residents might also be catered to.

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Tekla’s Estranged Live-in Partner Asks for Rent Money, Groceries from Tulfo

Michelle Lhor asked for rent money and groceries from Raffy Tulfo!

Their story has angered a lot of netizens these past weeks, but Tekla’s estranged live-in partner drew netizens’ ire anew after asking for rent money, groceries from Raffy Tulfo. A lot of netizens were also angry that Tulfo is siding with the woman and even giving her a lot of help!

Michelle Asks for Money, Groceries

When Michelle Lhor Bana-ag asked help from Raffy Tulfo in Action, everyone was shocked by her accusations against the comedian. But as the story unfolded, many sided with Tekla who appears to be the victim of what netizens believe is a made-up story by his live-in partner because he no longer wants to support her vices.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

In other videos, Tekla and her friends showed the state of the condo that Michelle left – and it’s a complete mess. While Michelle claimed that Tekla made the condo look that way for a vlog, his friends pointed out that you can’t simply add the cockroaches and filth to a place to create that look.

Tekla staunchly denies all of Michelle’s accusations, especially the ones she made on the first episode of their story on Raffy Tulfo in Action. However, Tulfo was able to help the two smooth things out. But that meant Michelle had to live away from Tekla.

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As Tulfo wraps up the interview, however, he asked how Michelle and her child with Tekla are going to live now that they are out of the comedian’s house. Michelle admitted that they don’t have any money.

Eto nga po sana ang pakiusap ko sa inyo sir, kakapalan ko nalang sana yung mukha ko sir. Hihingi sana ako ng tulong kung pwede po sir matulungan niyo kami na mabayaran po yung bahay na tinutuluyan namin dahil magtatalong buwan na pong hindi nababayaran, baka mapaalis napo kami dito,” she said.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action / YouTube

Thus, Tulfo offered to give her money to cover 4 months of rent plus groceries for her and the baby. He pointed out that the food is not for Michelle’s ‘healthy’ sister. However, Michelle added that she also wants food for the 6 children in their care, the sons and daughters of their siblings.

So, Tulfo also promised to provide them with food. And because Michelle said she can’t find work because of her teeth, Tulfo also promised to have that fixed… Watch the video here:

What is the Meaning of Estranged?

Estranged means that the person is no longer someone who holds affection to another person. Such is a term often used for couples, close friends, or family members. For example, estranged husband or estranged daughter.

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Young Vlogger Gains Over 100k Subscribers after Celebrating Just 2 Subscribers

A young vlogger gains over 100k subscribers in one day after celebrating just 2 subscribers! Netizens happily supporting the young girl, despite her not having a lot of videos on her channel.

Young Vlogger Gains 100k+ Subscribers

These days, a lot of people have turned to vlogging to earn money. After all, there really is money in vlogging, with lots of vloggers building mansions and going on trips around the world with their earnings on YouTube and Facebook.

But before you can earn money on these platforms, you must have a lot of subscribers and views on your channel.

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We hear so many celebrities who are celebrating their millions of subscribers but one girl, a newbie vlogger, touched hearts as she celebrated having 2 subscribers on her channel!

Happy 2 subscribers,” wrote Mary Grace Escober as she shared photos of the simple celebration she had to celebrate her YouTube channel. It might not be a monumental feat for many but for Mary Grace, it was something that made her really happy.

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Her innocence and sweet photos touched the hearts of many netizens who quickly shared the story so the young girl can have more subscribers.

While she was only celebrating her 2 subscribers on October 12, the channel had grown so quickly and now has more than 123k subscribers, as of press time. The number is expected to grow as her story has gone viral. So many people are trying to help.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

Having this many subscribers mean that Mary Grace might not need to wait for a long time for her channel to start earning. However, she still has to reach 4,000 watch hours before that happens.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

Requirements for Monetization on YouTube

The following are YouTube’s requirements before a channel can start earning:

  • At least 1,000 subscribers.
  • At least 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months
  • Adherence to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, YouTube spam policies, and the Community Guidelines
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Photos of Handsome Cops at Checkpoint Go Viral

Handsome cops at a checkpoint go viral after netizens saw their pictures. Many are wishing that these guys can also visit other areas so they can take pictures with these handsome policemen and be inspired. LOL.

Handsome Cops Go Viral

While it is said that it is not a good thing to judge people based on their looks, it is really human nature to do that, anyway. That’s the reason why most actors and actresses all have good looks, no matter in Hollywood or local showbiz screen.

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For many people, the handsome and gorgeous ones should go for jobs like in modeling or being popular stars. Yet there are also a lot of people who do ‘ordinary’ jobs yet also look fantastic, obviously!

Take for examples these young cops in Escalante City, Negros Occidental in central Visayas. The three were identified as Patrolmen Jesus Burgos, BJ Laurel, and Bryan Garcia who are all assigned at the same checkpoint location in the city.

Looking snappy in their uniforms and each holding a tall order of what looks like iced coffee or perhaps milk tea, the three cops actually appear to be models of the brand wearing police costume, rather than being real cops. Cute!

Photo credit: Sun Star Bacolod / Facebook

A number of netizens joked that they wished these guys would be sent to other checkpoints in the Philippines so they can also meet them! Others joked that they would surely ask for an autograph or have their photos taken with these cops.

Wala ng intro intro fan sign fan sign na this hehe snappy salute brave warrior frontline heroes…long live!” one netizen joked.

But some netizens said this is stereotyping and that people should stop sharing these handsome guys’ photos on social media if they can’t also appreciate the frontliners who don’t look handsome. Eeeep. Do you agree?

What’s a Fan Sign?

A fan sign is a sign or message written on a board or piece of paper that you take a picture with. It could be viewed as an upgraded autograph because the star or celebrity actually takes a photo with the sign before sharing it online or sending to the fan.

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