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Police Officer Gives Money to Hardworking Student Who Works as GrabFood Rider

He thought he would be in trouble after passing at the lane dedicated for frontliners but GrabFood rider and working student Joshua Basa received something totally unexpected, $100 from the police officer who stopped him, PCPL Sirjon Nacino.

Kindhearted Policeman

According to Basa, he was heading to Sta. Mesa to pick up an order when he passed by the checkpoint along España Boulevard. He went to the frontliner lane but received a sermon from the policeman who got angry that he tried to move to the lane despite the barricade.

Photo credit: Joshua Basa (Joshua Read) / Facebook

Basa kept asking for forgiveness, explaining that he’s just a working student who also works as GrabFood rider. He would have trouble paying the fine. Since he can’t produce his student ID, he could only give his OJT ID but the policeman got angry that he has money to buy a motorcycle but can’t pay the fine to get his license back.

Photo credit: Joshua Basa (Joshua Read) / Facebook

Again, he explained that he only got the motorcycle on installment because he had a difficult time commuting from his home in Tondo to Pasay where he studied and then to his job at Shakey’s. At that point, the 21-year-old GrabFood rider burst into tears. He had been having so much troubles the entire day that this trouble at the checkpoint became his breaking point.

Nacino got something from his wallet and handed it to Basa. The young man was so scared and grateful at the same time that he was not even able to ask for the policeman’s name or check what he was given. He thanked the policeman and sped off, relieved that he was not given a ticket.

Photo credit: Joshua Basa (Joshua Read) / Facebook

Sir! Kung alam molang kung gano kona katagal pinipigilan tong mga luha ko dahil sa mga nangyari sakin netong mga nagdaang araw, sa mga problema tsaka mga bagay bagay na iniisip ko gabi gabi. Ikaw lang pala magpapaiyak sakin! Naiiyak kona lahat lahat nakagaan na sa pakiramdan ko, dahil sayo yun sir!” Basa wrote.

Alam ko na naging pabaya ko sa pagaaral ko noon kaya may mga dapat akong balikan, pero pinapangako ko sayo yan lalo na sa magulang ko makakapagtapos din ako! Magkikita pa tayo sir sana makilala mo padin ako. Magiingat po kayo at pagpalain pa po kayo ng Diyos. Maraming salamat po!

The policeman later replied to his post after learning about it from a friend. The two met again when Basa went back to the same checkpoint, bringing food. But the policeman did not accept the food, telling the young man to bring it to his family instead. Basa said he didn’t expect that he would receive money from the policeman – and $100 (Php5,000) is a big amount!

Photo credit: Joshua Basa (Joshua Read) / Facebook

It turned out the cop had Php1,000 in his wallet but he chose to give the hardworking student the $100 he had been keeping for a long time. He said that he prefers to help those who work hard to help themselves…

PANOORIN: Pulis, nagbigay ng 100 U.S. dollars sa nasita nito sa checkpoint

NAKAKA-TOUCH T.T Imbes na ticket, 100 U.S. dollars ang ibinigay ng isang pulis sa nasita niyang working student sa isang checkpoint sa Maynila. Laking pasasalamat ng estudyante hindi lang sa tulong na inabot ng pulis, kundi sa binigay din nitong inspirasyon.Sumama sa patuloy nating pagpa-Patrol, 6PM, sa news.abs-cbn.com, fb.com/abscbnNEWS, youtube.com/ABSCBNNews, Teleradyo, at ANC

Posted by TV Patrol on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Where to Exchange Dollars in the Philippines?

It is easy to exchange dollars and other currencies in the Philippines as there are plenty of money changers inside malls. You can also do so at any bank and there are also options to do that at some pawnshops that offer remittance services.

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Heartbreaking Moment Shows Boy Crying as Stepdad Leaves for Work

A heartbreaking moment shows a boy crying as his stepdad leaves for work – and it has tugged at netizens’ heartstrings.

Late for Work

Parents all over the world know the heartbreak of leaving for work, with their young kids crying as they stop their parents from leaving. Kids simply want to spend more time with their parents and could not understand why they have to leave for work.

Jezza Vasquez witnessed the heartbreaking moment a kid ran after his stepdad, asking for hugs and cuddles. The loving kid did not want his stepdad to go away, especially because his mom had already gone to work as well.

oy crying as his stepdad leaves for work
Photo credit: Jezza Vasquez / Facebook

According to Vasquez, her heart broke after seeing the sweet moment between the two. In her post on Facebook, she shared the pictures and thanked delivery riders such as this guy who works for Streetby Delivery. She acknowledged the sacrifices these riders make each day as they leave their families to work.

Vasquez would urge netizens not to get if the riders are delayed.

Let’s be compassionate sa atong frontliners,” Vasquez added.

Kiana Castillo, the child’s mother, said that her partner is not actually the boy’s dad, yet he loves the boy as his own – and the kid also loves him as his dad!

boy crying as his stepdad leaves for work
Photo credit: Jezza Vasquez / Facebook

Hindi niya po baby ang anak ko pero tinuring niya pong anak at tinulungan niya po akong buhayin ang munti naming pamilya nang walang tanong at panghuhusga sa aming nakaraan,” said Castillo.

Kudos to this rider!

Separation Anxiety in Toddlers

It is natural for children, particularly toddlers, to feel separation anxiety particularly every time their parents leave for work. For these kids, they feel that they might lose their parents, knowing that they would be away for a long time while at work – and those 8 hours you spend at work might already seem like forever to kids!

To ease separation anxiety, try the following:

  • Schedule separations when the child is napping, feeding, or busy playing.
  • Develop a quick goodbye ritual.
  • Leave without fanfare so the kids won’t feel too sad.
  • Make sure the child has a caring, loving, reliable caregiver who will make him/her feel secure and happy while you’re out.
  • Don’t make false promises like buying them something so they will let you leave. If you promise something, follow through with the promise.
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Security Guard Tutors Street Kid, Teaches Him to Read and Write

A security guard tutors a street kid, teaching him to read and write. For his kind deed, this young security guard would go viral, with netizens praising him for sharing his knowledge with this boy.

Security Guard as Tutor

It is not something that one would expect to see in the streets. Thus, when John Robert Flores spotted a security guard giving free lessons to a street kid while he was on duty outside a pawnshop, he quickly snapped some pictures. It was a great act of kindness that deserves to go viral, he knew.

Photo credit: John Robert Flores / Facebook

Flores shared the photos of the security, writing that they had spotted the sweet act of kindness while walking near a Palawan Pawnshop close to Arellano University in Manila. The security guard was patiently teaching the kid how to read and write.

Nakakaproud lang kasi kahit di nya kaano-ano but still tinuruan nya parin kasi may busilak siyang puso ❤. I salute you kuyang SG. Sana patuloy ka pa rin bigyan ng blessings ni Lord dahil sa [may] mabuti at busilak kang puso para matulungan ang batang ‘yan,” Flores wrote.

He would also reveal later that they had seen the same security guard also teaching several other kids, but this is the only time he thought of taking a photo. It seems that this young man has a big heart for the street kids and hopes that he could help them in learning how to read and write. Isn’t that sweet?

Photo credit: John Robert Flores / Facebook

Some netizens commented that if this security guard could teach the street kids, then there is no reason why parents can’t also do it amid this pandemic when everyone is told to stay at home.

What Age to Learn Reading and Writing

For most kids, learning how to read and write begins in preschool but is often only achieved depending on the child’s capabilities. Some kids learn how to read and write as early as 2 years old while others do it by the time they are 6 or 7 years old. Sadly, there are those who learn much later due to lack of resources.

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Old Woman Receives New Electric Fan after Trying to Barter Old Fan for Rice

An old woman receives a new electric fan after trying to barter their old fan for rice. She also received plenty of rice from kindhearted netizens!

Barter Trading

In these days of pandemic, a lot of places have activated barter trading – known as the trading of goods and/or services, without money involved. This is something that was done as opposed to online selling groups where the sellers earn profit from the transaction.

You can barter anything on most of these barter trading sites. Make sure that it is legal to barter, of course. Thanks to groups like this on Facebook, people were able to get rid of stuff they don’t need and find something else in return that they might need at home.

In Bacolod City, 62-year old Aurora Sarcos Dela Torre of Barangay Estefania barters their old electric fan for some rice. The fan is used and has a defect but she’s willing to give it to anyone who might still be able to use it, so they can have some food.

old woman receives new electric fan
Photo credit: SunStar Bacolod News / Facebook

A lot of netizens were touched by the offer. Instead of taking Nanay Aurora’s broken electric fan, they went to their house to bring her rice.

Dr. Jessica Atas, 28, also saw the post and thought that Nanay Aurora and her family would surely need the electric fan due to the heat wave. So, instead of getting her fan, she offered a brand new one!

Then, she simply asked what Nanay Aurora can barter in return. She refused to accept some stuffed toys, knowing the kids in the old woman’s house will enjoy it better. The kind doctor would later accept the old lady’s offer of kamias (locally called as ‘iba’) for the trade. She received 50 pieces of the sour fruit.

It’s wonderful that bayanihan still exists, particularly in this time of pandemic.

What’s a Barter?

A barter is the exchange of goods instead of paying someone using money for the purchase of something. This kind of trading was popular in the olden days, particularly before money was invented. Often, people barter something in exchange for something of similar value. But it is also possible to just barter something you don’t need with something you need, regardless if the value is similar.

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