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Scammed by Bogus Buyer, Grab Rider Donates Php1,200+ Worth of Food to Frontliners

Scammed by a bogus buyer, a Grab rider who spent 2 hours searching for the person who ordered Php1,200+ worth of food from Army Navy decided to donate everything to frontliners – and netizens would soon pitch in to give him donations for the kind act he did despite being scammed.

Scammed by Bogus Buyer

Jobert Quiambao shared the story of how a Grab rider asked them for directions and would later end up giving them food that the bogus buyer ordered.

Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook

Jobert is part of the Emergency Response Team at Southside Fire and Rescue in Makati. They were on duty last April 10 when a Grab rider asked for directions to an address that was located near their station.

He was rather surprised to see the same driver come back to their station after 2 hours, with the food still undelivered! The driver looks dismayed, especially because he had shelled out more than Php1,200 on the 4 bags of chicken that the buyer ordered from Army Navy.

Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook

Jobert talked to the other members of team – and everyone agreed to contribute money so they can come up with Php1,200 for the Grab rider. But even before they could give him the money, the guy gave them the food when he realized that they are frontliners.

The rider told them that they should just accept the food because he and his wife can’t eat that much chicken. He insisted on giving them the food for free, even if they already had the money ready. He refused to accept the money that the fire and rescue tried to give him, no matter how hard they insisted.

Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook

The team insisted he bring back a bag for his wife, but the Grab rider only got half of the contents as he really wanted to also honor the frontliners. They, in turn, told him that he is actually a frontliner, too! He did accept some relief goods the team had prepared.

Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook

After learning about the story, a lot of netizens offered to help out and send donations to this honorable and kind Grab rider. Jobert posted an appeal for people to help them find the rider, identified as Jose Munoz, so they can give him the donations from netizens. Wow.

Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook
Scammed by a bogus buyer
Photo credit: Jobert Quiambao / Facebook

What’s a Frontliner?

A frontliner is a person who works in the frontlines. In customer service, frontliners are the ones who represent the business as the first ones to interact with the customers. For example, the front desk staff at a hotel.

The same term is also used to mean the people who are in the frontlines of battle or a fight against something, such as the doctors and nurses working in hospitals as well as the soldiers and cops manning the checkpoints amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taxi Driver Praised after Rescuing Stray Cat in the Middle of Highway

So many animals are getting hit by vehicles along the world’s busy highways, but one cat was saved by a taxi driver who stopped his vehicle to save it from the middle of the highway! Isn’t that wonderful?

Taxi Driver Saves Stray Cat from Highway

It is really so sad that there are millions of animals that get hit by vehicles along the world’s busy highways because these creatures have no idea that these fast-moving machines are heading to their direction.

But it is nice to hear stories of people who stop to help these creatures to safety.

Photo credit: Kenn Migan Vincent Gumonan / Facebook

Kenn Migan Vincent Gumonan was driving along a national highway in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City in southern Philippines last January 13, 2021 at around 9:47 AM when he saw the taxi ahead of him stop all of a sudden. He was curious why the driver stopped.

Moments later, the driver of the said taxi went out of the vehicle to check underneath. Whatever it is under the car was not yet visible to Gumonan at the time, but the taxi driver drove the vehicle a bit forward and revealed a cat!

Photo credit: Kenn Migan Vincent Gumonan / Facebook

Gumonan watched happily as the taxi driver tried his best to catch the cat without spooking it. After all, if the cat gets spooked, it might suddenly run across the street and get hit by the other passing vehicles that might not notice the small figure moving in that highway.

Photo credit: Kenn Migan Vincent Gumonan / Facebook

It was a good thing that the taxi driver managed to catch the stray cat. He left his vehicle as he crossed the street, bringing the cat to safety. Unknown to him, Gumonan was cheering at his actions and would later share the video on Facebook where his heroic deeds went viral.

Photo credit: Kenn Migan Vincent Gumonan / Facebook

Kudos to this kindhearted taxi driver!

Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions (WVCs)

Increasing automobile speed has contributed a lot to the rapid rise in wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). This is also due to many roads being created along places that have once been home to many animals. Moreover, a lot of drivers in recent years don’t pay too much attention to the road as they are distracted by their mobile phones or just want to move at higher speeds to reach their destinations more quickly.

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3-Year-Old Kid Wows with Savings of Php77k, Parents Claim They Don’t Spend His Gifts

It is a common joke that parents often ‘keep’ their children’s monetary gifts, but actually spend it for food or something else! But a nearly 3-year-old kid wows with savings of Php77k because his parents claimed that they don’t spend his gifts at all. Wow.

Kid Saves Php77k from Gifts

A lot of ninongs, ninangs, and even family members prefer to give monetary gifts instead of buying something because they have a hard time picking the right gift that the receiver might like. After all, kids (and even adults!) can be so picky when it comes to things they want.

But it is also a common joke (and reality) that parents tell the kids they will ‘keep’ the money but actually spend it for the household needs, such as food or paying for bills.

While that’s a worthwhile way of spending the money, there are also parents who disagree with this arrangement. After all, the giver had given the money for the child/receiver to buy something that he/she wanted.

Photo credit: Jarlo Manalad / Facebook

Jarlo Manalad recently shared how their nearly 3-year-old son has Php77k in savings because they don’t spend any of the monetary gifts that he received. The money came from so many people who love the kid – ninongs, ninangs, relatives, and family friends.

Even if someone gave them something for the child’s birthday or special event, the couple decided to keep the money as the child’s savings. Manalad promised that any money given by anyone in the future will also go to this savings fund.

Aside from this money, the couple also saves Php200 per pay day for the child’s future educational funds. They hope that they could fund the child’s college education with their salaries but might use the money they saved for it.

The post has gone viral, with many people expressing admiration to these parents for the kind of attitude they have for their son’s money.

Building an Educational Fund

It is a big reality that college education can be so expensive. That’s why it is best to start saving for it when your kids are still small.

First, set your tuition fund goals. Create a savings strategy such as setting aside the money for savings before budgeting the rest of your salary. Some would suggest investing the money to grow it but others believe it is best to put it in the bank. Make sure to track your progress to inspire you to continue saving.

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Teacher Goes Viral after Replying to Student Before Going to Her Wedding

We all know that most teachers are dedicated to their jobs and are often spending a lot of overtime work to finish lessons, grades, and various reports. But one teacher recently went viral after replying to a student before going to her wedding! Now, that’s truly dedication…

Teacher Replies to Student Before Her Wedding

It is said that teaching is a noble job because their work does not stop when they go out of the classroom.

More often than not, they still spend lots of hours after school is done because there are still a lot of lessons to prepares, papers and projects to check, assignments and seatworks to be corrected, grades to be made, reports to be submitted, and so much more. Even during weekends, teachers still have a lot of things to do.

Photo credit: Irish Jeanne Bautista / Facebook

Recently, a teacher showed that their work really isn’t done even outside their duties inside the school. Irish Jeanne Bautista wowed netizens after she replied to a student’s message even if she was busy preparing for her wedding.

The student was asking about something related to a submission of a paper; though it was not indicated whether the paper was an assignment, test paper, or project. Apparently, the teacher was able to check this student’s paper but the others were reportedly not there. However, the student was puzzled because the paper was submitted along with the others.

Photo credit: Irish Jeanne Bautista / Facebook

Though she was already busy at the time with wedding preparations, the teacher took time to reply to the student. She was not able to resolve the girl’s query, but the teacher made sure that the student did not feel that she was being ignored.

Wait lang, Larah… Ikakasal lang si Ma’am. Replyan kita later,” the teacher replied, with matching emojis.

What are Emojis?

Emojis are digital icons or images that convey an emotion, idea, profession, logo, animals, expressions, buildings and places, etc.

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