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PWD Who Made Artificial Leg Using Bamboo Goes Viral after Fellow Passenger Shares Photo

Born with just one leg and one hand, 24-year-old Darius Senillo of Lambunao, Iloilo experienced bullying while growing up. He used to walk with the aid of crutches but found that it was better if he had a ‘leg’; thus, this creative young man made his own artificial leg using bamboo.

Darius has been using this artificial leg for 3 years now when a fellow passenger at a jeep noticed him and shared his photos on social media. Sheena Ituriaga Gallego took pity on Darius as they shared that jeepney ride in Iloilo City.

Photo credit: Sheena Ituriaga Gallego / Facebook

After snapping some photos of the PWD with a bamboo leg, Sheena shared the pictures on social media. She apologized for not asking the guy’s permission in taking the photos but hoped that she could help him by posting the poctures.

Thanks to Sheena’s post, Darius might find help from many netizens who expressed willingness to help him get real prosthetics.

Photo credit: Sheena Ituriaga Gallego / Facebook

According to Darius’ elder brother, Danny Senillo, he could vividly remember that their mother craved for sardines while pregnant with Darius. Everyone was rather surprised when he was born with just one leg – and one of his arms was also short and doesn’t have a hand.

Many believed that his mother’s cravings for sardines at the time led to him not having complete extremities, similar to the sardines whose tails and heads were cut off before getting cooked and placed inside the can.

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According to Danny, he has been supporting his younger brother for many years. They both hope that Darius could finally get prosthetic legs, not something that is made from bamboo, so that he could walk better and have an easier life.

Darius felt thankful for Sheena’s post, saying that this could lead to him finally finding the help he needed to get a new leg.

Lalaki na gumagamit ng kawayan bilang 'artificial leg,' nag-viral

Nag-viral ang isang lalaki sa Iloilo na gumawa ng sarili niyang artificial leg gamit ang kawayan.

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Monday, October 14, 2019

What are Prosthetics?

Prosthetics or more formally known as prosthetic implants are artificial devices used to replace a missing body part that might have been lost through a medical condition or had already been present at birth.

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Woman Caught on Video Grouping Three Families into One for Social Amelioration

A woman was caught on video as she grouped together three families to answer one form, telling them they would have to divide the money and relief goods they are set to receive under the social amelioration program. When someone questioned why that was so, she told them to choose if they wanted to receive the money or none at all!

Social Amelioration for the Poor

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Under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) “Bayanihan Fund: Tulong Laban sa COVID-19”, financial assistance will be given to families across the Philippines to help them survive the enhanced community quarantine imposed by the president or their local officials to combat COVID-19.

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Priority is given to poor families; thus, the DSWD will still conduct an assessment after receiving all the forms. However, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and also Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano clarified that the financial assistance is not given per house but per household. This means that if there are three families living in one house, they will receive three forms.

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But the woman in the video uploaded by Facebook page cut#share was doing the opposite thing. Instead of giving every family one form to fill up and sign, she grouped three families into one form and told them that this is the proper way to answer the forms.

She went on to explain that the families will receive the first Php2,500, with Php1,000+ of it in relief goods, and the next Php4,000+ in cash. She urged the gathered families to choose who among their relatives and neighbors they choose as groupmates so they can later divide the relief goods and money among themselves.

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Instead of each low-income household getting one form and later financial assistance, they have to divide the money among themselves!

Watch the video here:

Naku po isa nanamang MANLOLOKO na Videohan

Ate saang LUPALOP nanggaling yung 3 TAO o GRUPO sa isang FORM? Ang LAKAS MO KUMITA nyan. (Pakiusap namin sa Pangulo sana may kasamang 1 Pulis at 1 Sundalo ang KAPITAN or DILG kapag nagbigay ng AYUDA sa isang PAMILYA upang maiwasan ang ganitong PANGGAGANTYO.) Video from Mr. Jr JuaHeto ang nakasulat para hindi kayo MALOKO may Video din po galing sa DSWDSOCIAL AMELIORATION CARD FORM1. Nakatanggap ka na ba sa Barangay po ninyo nito? 2. Paano ba magkaroon nito galing sa Barangay ninyo?3. Sino sino po ba ang mabibigyan nito?************************************************Paano makatanggap ng Social Amelioration Card Form?Step 1: Ang lokal na pamahalaan ay namamahagi ng Social Amelioration Card (SAC) form sa kanilang nasasakupan. Gagawin po ito sa pamamagitan ng pagbigay sa bawat kababayan o house to house basis. ( Video Information 👇🎦 ) https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 2: Ang puno ng pamilya ang siyang magsusulat ng kanilang impormasyon na hinihingi sa SAC Form. Kinakailangan ibigay ang kompletong impormasyon na hinihingi sa dokumento. ( Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 3: Siguraduhin na kompleto na inilalagay sa form. Isumite o ibalik ang form sa kinatawan ng lokal na pamahalaan na babalik sa inyong bahay. (Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 4: Ipapahatid ng DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) at ng ibang ahensiya ang tulong sa pamamagitan ng lokal na pamahalaan (Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/ TANDAAN: Ang SAC form ay isang validation tool lamang na naglalayong makita kung sino ang higit na nangangailangan ng madaliang ayuda. Ang lahat po ay nilalayon naming makatanggap ng Social Amelioration Program subalit ang pagpapamahagi po ay naaayon sa lebel ng pangangailangan. Kung kaya't ang inyo pong kooperasyon, pagbibigayan at pang uunawa ay higit na kinakailangan.Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, makipag- ugnayan sa DSWD sa numerong 8951-2803

Posted by cut#share on Friday, April 3, 2020

What is Social Amelioration Program (SAP)?

The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) is a cash assistance program that varies depending on the minimum wage rate of a region. The beneficiary can receive Php5,000 to Php8,000 per qualified family per month.

PANOORIN: Narito naman ang gabay sa pagsagot sa Social Amelioration Card (SAC) alinsunod sa pagpapatupad ng Social Amelioration Measures o ayuda ng pamahalaan para sa mga household.#WeHealAsOne#BeatCOVID19

Posted by DILG Philippines on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Help Pours in for Old Woman Crying as She Awaits Relief Goods

Help pours in for an old woman who went viral after someone shared a video of her crying as she awaits relief goods. Faith in humanity restored…

Relief Goods for the Poor

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In many places put under enhanced community quarantine across the Philippines, a lot of people are stuck at home with very little or even nothing to eat. The government has released funds and allowed local officials to use funds to provide food for their constituents.

Sadly, not everyone received food packs and relief goods from the government. While there are areas wherein everyone got relief goods, rich and poor alike, there are also so many places where only a select few were given due to lack of funds.

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Recently, an old woman was seen on video crying as she watched the people from their barangay passing by, bringing relief goods to the people in their area – but they just keep driving past her. Feeling worried about her family and most likely also feeling hungry from lack of food the past days, the old woman could be seen shaking as she cries.

The man taking the video commented that the old woman was worried because none in their family had work at this time, but the barangay team just kept on passing by and not giving her any pack. The poor old woman broke hearts as her body shook in grief.

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It turned out that only people with stubs were given relief goods. She didn’t have a stub. Thankfully, someone finally took pity on her and went back to give her a pack. Whew!

Here’s the heartbreaking video:

Posted by Bored on Saturday, March 28, 2020

Help Pours In

After the video went viral, help poured in for the old woman. While she and her family are not on the barangay’s list, netizens reached out to help provide them with food.

old woman crying
Photo credit: Pinoy Juander / Facebook

In photos shared by Pinoy Juander, the old woman and another much older lady could be seen happily arranging the food items they received from netizens. Someone sent them a 50-kg sack of rice and there were packs of instant noodles, cans of sardines, some coffee, milk, and condiments.

old woman crying
Photo credit: Pinoy Juander / Facebook

Thank you, kind netizens!

What are Food Stubs?

Food stubs are often given to people as a means of controlling the flow of goods. This is particularly helpful when distributing items like relief goods to, ideally, ensure that the items are distributed fair and square.

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‘Mayaman Challenge’ by Francis Leo Marcos Goes Viral, Sparks Mixed Reactions

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A man named Francis Leo Marcos is now making waves on social media for his ‘Mayaman Challenge’ as he challenged his rich neighbors and politicians to help the poor in this time of great need. While he went viral for his actions, with many people applauding his big heart to help the poor, others say he’s a fraud.

‘Mayaman Challenge’

The ‘Mayaman Challenge’ supposedly began when Marcos’ neighbors at Green Meadows Subdivision in Pasig City allegedly blocked the entry of a big truck carrying sacks of rice into the gated community. Marcos was angry about the block but can’t force the subdivision to let the truck in. So, he used a white Ford Expedition to take the rice from the truck and bring to his house.

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In anger, he dared his neighbors to do the ‘Mayaman Challenge’ so they can help poor people instead of ‘hiding’ in their own homes in fear of the virus. In several vlogs, Marcos mocked his rich neighbors, especially the politicians who are ‘doing nothing’, he said.

Though the videos would soon go viral on his Facebook page, the account was suspended for some reason. He made new videos but was unable to replicate the success of the first one that got 4 million views.

Fake Millionaire?

It is easy to understand that Marcos’ videos angered his neighbors. According to Journal PH, a certain John Robert Raule Pelayo came forward to call out Marcos and reveal him as a fraud. Marcos’ real name was supposedly Norman Mangusin and he isn’t a legitimate owner at Green Meadows, only a co-tenant with a Chinese businessman named Bernard Chong.

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Pelayo claimed that Marcos/Mangusin is a fake millionaire who’s allegedly facing charges of estafa, including a complaint from no less than former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

He has claimed that he is the son of Dr. Pacifico Marcos, the brother of my late husband, and that he has been chosen by the Marcos family as the custodian of alleged wealth which we are not in possession of; he uses my photograph on social media after photo opportunities and has produced a film positioning him as a signatory to the world’s wealth. He targets wealthy Chinese businessmen who want to do business in the Philippines and attracts them thru charitable causes,” the former First Lady reportedly told the NBI, Pelayo said.

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While many doubt whether he is really rich or not, however, there were many netizens who were impressed by his actions in giving a lot of relief goods to poor people – including one sack of rice per recipient family! Fraud or not, he’s helping the poor, anyway.

What is Estafa?

Estafa is a case wherein the offender defrauds someone of money, usually a huge amount. It is different from theft in that the offender actually gains the trust of the other person in order to commit the deed instead of just taking away something from someone without permission.

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