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Plastic Barter Store Opens in Cebu, Gives People Food and Other Supplies for Plastic

The problem with plastics is so great that it has affected marine life in the deepest parts of the ocean, places where people had never been to! A lot of marine creatures have become deformed or had even lost their lives due to plastics and other trash that managed to reach the seas.

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While this problem was due to humans, it is great to see that many humans are also doing their best to help solve this problem. One of this is through recycling.

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A plastic barter store opened in Cebu – and it has gained approval online, with many netizens hoping that other places would also open a similar facility. Not only will cleaning the trash save the environment, it will also give food and other supplies to those who are helping out. It’s really a win-win situation.

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Alan Domingo shared photos taken from Balay Samaritano, the place where you can find the Plastic Barter Store.

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At the store, people can exchange various plastic materials such as plastic bottles as well as shampoo and junk food wrappers which should be cleaned first.

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Depending on how heavy the plastic collection is, you could get a pack of rice or some cans of sardines. In the Plastic Barter Store, you can also get slippers, toys, school supplies like notebooks and pencils, and even clothes! Impressive, right?

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Many netizens praised the idea, saying that this would encourage people to stop throwing their trash and simply have them exchanged at get store instead. Moreover, a lot of poor folks who previously had nothing to do but beg in the streets are finding a new way to get food by clearing the streets and waterways of trash in exchange for items they needed.

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The Plastic Barter Store is located on Mabini St., Cebu City, near the University of Southern Philippines (USP).

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The World Garbage Problem

It is estimated that the entire world is producing about 2.12 billion tons of waste each year, with 99% of the things we buy being discarded for trash in just 6 months, according to a report on The World Counts.

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But the World Bank estimates that global waste could increase by a whopping 70% by 2050 as populations and urbanization continue to rise exponentially across the world.

If we don’t take any action it could have quite significant implications for health, productivity, environment, livelihoods,” said World Bank urban development specialist Silpa Kaza.

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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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Yorme Isko’s Billboard is Up! New Model Also Reveals Owner’s Additional Php6M Donation to PGH

Remember some weeks ago when Manila Mayor Francisco “Yorme Isko Moreno” Domagaso announced that he is going to be a model for JAG Jeans and a coffee product? Well, the ads are up!

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In a video that he shared on his official Facebook page, the mayor shares his thoughts about being the leader of Manila and how he strives hard to be deserving of the position because he believes that the people of Manila deserve the best.

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He also shares the things that make him love Manila so much, including its rich history.

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Yorme Isko for Jag Jeans

Maraming salamat po sa Jag Jeans sa pagkuha sa akin bilang endorser niyo. Natodas na po namin para sa PGH C****r Ward yung binigay niyo pong pera.Maraming salamat po ulit!

Posted by Isko Moreno Domagoso on Saturday, November 16, 2019

But in a post on Raffy Tulfo supporters, a more candid video of Yorme was shared – and it made a lot of people laugh and praise him some more. In the video, the mayor was happily talking about the billboard that’s now up at EDSA. He joked that people would soon grow tired of his face because they will see it all the time, what with the traffic situation at EDSA. LOL.

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Yet even as he happily shares his thoughts about the billboard, the mayor jokingly ‘bragged’ about being a model now. More importantly, though, he shares an update on the money that’s involved in him accepting the offer to be the brand’s latest endorser.

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It can be recalled that Yorme Isko told JAG Jeans to send his talent fee (Php1 million) directly to the PGH’s children’s ward as his donation to the sick kids battling serious conditions. Upon learning that the mayor is doing this, the owner of JAG Jeans promised to match the donation and also give Php1 million to the PGH.

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What’s amazing is that the owner did not only give his Php1 million as promised, he also asked his siblings to give Php1 million each – and they agreed! The family gave a total of Php6 million.Wow.

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Nagulat si Yorme

Tuwang-tuwa si Yorme ng makita niya ang kanyang kaunaunahang JAG billboard sa EDSA.Credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso

Posted by Raffy Tulfo Supporters on Friday, November 15, 2019

What is PGH?

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is designated as the National University Hospital. It is the largest government facility and referral center, with patients coming from all over the Philippines to seek treatment. It is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila.

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