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Student From Ilocos Sur Wins House and Lot in COVID-19 Vaccine Raffle

A student from Santa, Ilocos Sur couldn’t believe his luck when he won a house and lot in a Covid-19 vaccine raffle.

They always say that winning the lottery is like reaching for the stars. That’s why when Romulo Corpuz received a call that he won a house and lot, he had to jump for joy. Romulo is one lucky “bakunado” when he bagged the grand prize in a Covid-19 vaccine raffle in his hometown.

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Image by Mike Corpuz Jr via Facebook

Romulo shouts for joy

The 22-year-old recalled that he was at the grocery store when he received the call. He shared on sa GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan, “Nagsigaw-sigaw po ako kasi blessing na iyon.”

“’Tapos tumawag yung security. ‘Tapos tinanong niya kung ano yung sinisigaw ko. ‘Tapos sinabi ko na nanalo ako ng house and lot,”, he gleefully remembered.

Romulo’s mother, Mildred Corpuz, couldn’t help but be emotional with such a big blessing. What was supposed to be a normal vaccination day became a life changing event for them. She said winning the house and lot was the best Christmas gift they received.

“Blessing na blessing sa Christmas na ito, kasi yung anak ko nanalo sa house and lot. Ay, talagang excited na excited na…” Mildred shared.

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Image by Mike Corpuz Jr via Facebook

Local government rewards vaccinated individuals

Many local government units have launched initiatives to encourage people to get vaccinated. In an effort to raise their vaccination rates, raffles, games and other rewards are given during “bakuna day”.

According to Mayor Jesus Bueno Jr, the local government was able to acquire a lot where the house was built. He said, “May namana kaming lupa dun sa site. Portion of that pinatayuan namin ng bahay.”

This January, Romulo and his family are now ready to move into their brand new house. Mayor Bueno also assured that the deed of donation will be given to them at the same time.

The local chief also encouraged Romulo to take active participation in youth-oriented programs of their barangay. “Sana pag nakuha niya yun, mas lalo pa siyang sisipag na maging katulong sa isang barangay, lalo na sa youth sector,” Mayor Bueno said.

In a game where the chances of winning is one in a million, Romulo sure did get his lucky stars aligned on his vaccination day!

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Parcel Delivery to Delivery Room? Pregnant Woman Receives Package in Labor

A parcel delivery to the delivery room (well, lying-in clinic) got netizens laughing – and it’s bringing good vibes on social media.

Both deliveries were safe. LOL

Parcel Delivery for Pregnant Woman Goes Viral

Delivery riders try their best to deliver their packages as quickly as they could so they can maximize their time and complete their deliveries as fast as they possibly can.

But what happens if the delivery date falls on a special occasion or the receiver is busy?

Well, one postman interrupted a wedding to deliver a package to the bride a couple of years ago.

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Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Recently, another delivery rider went viral for a similar reason – but the delivery was made even more hilarious because he went to the lying-in clinic (similar to a hospital’s delivery room) to deliver a package to a pregnant woman in labor.

It’s a funny play with words that got netizens laughing.

Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo shared the photos of the J&T delivery rider who also took some photos of the pregnant woman as proof of delivery.

Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Netizens praised the delivery rider for his dedication, and others also made some jokes.

Tapat sa tungkulin nice one kuya,” a netizen praised.

Saan mang sulok ng mundo puntahan ka talaga ni sir J&T rider,” one netizen joked.

While many netizens are laughing over the photos, many also wish that all delivery riders are as dedicated as this one.

Kuya ikaw nlg mag dliver dto samin. lentik kasi ibang rider. RTS agad pag di nasagot tawag,” one of them wrote.

Others had fun suggesting names for the baby.

Some suggestions include “Parcel,” “Shopee May,” and combinations suitable for the nickname “J&T.” LOL

Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Why Do Delivery Riders Take Photos of Parcel Recipients?

Delivery riders usually take photos of the parcel recipients during delivery as proof to protect themselves from false claims that the package wasn’t delivered.

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Mom Shares Hilarious Photo of Kids Sleeping on the Floor While Cat Uses Bed

A mom shares a hilarious photo of her kids sleeping on the floor while their cat uses the bed. You certainly know who’s the boss in this house, right? LOL

Hilarious Photo Shows Kids on Floor While Cat Uses Bed

Pets such as cats and dogs enjoy varied privileges in different homes. While many dogs are left outside the house, others are also allowed to be inside and even sleep in their owner’s bedrooms.

Other pets have their own beds, while others share the beds with their owners.

But in the house of fur mom Maricris Mararac of Trece Mariteres, Cavite, it’s an entirely different story. Like in other homes, their cat sleeps on their bed – but her kids are the ones who sleep on the floor! Oooops. Did the rules change, somehow?

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Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Sa bahay, hindi po mga anak ko nakahiga sa foam, kundi ‘yung pusa po…” Maricris captioned a photo she posted on social media.

She explained that they adopted the now 2-year-old cat, named Anyo, during the pandemic. They found him as a kitten in the streets and took him home.

But the stray cat would soon become a huge part of their family – and the real king inside her kids’ bedroom. LOL.

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Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Kadalasan talaga ganyan sitwasyon sa bahay, lagi ko nakikita sa CCTV, ‘[y]ung anak ko na babae ate ng 2 na ‘yan na sa picture pinapatulog [sila] sa foam pero ‘pag lahat tulog na lilipat na mga bata sa sahig ‘di ko alam kung bakit,” she explained in an interview with The Philippine STAR.

Tapos madalas pusa na lang nasa foam. Male cat po ‘yan, puspin pinulot lang namin sa kalsada nung baby pa siya.

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Photo credit: Maricris Mararac / The Philippine STAR

Are your pets also like this?

What’s a Puspin?

“Puspin” is the term Filipinos used for the “pusang Pinoy” or the common cats that don’t have fancy breeds.

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Pinoy Kid Becomes Chess Champion, After Sleeping at Airport for 3 Days Due to Budget Issues

A Pinoy kid becomes the chess champion at an international competition despite the hardships he faced, including 1) sleeping at the airport due to lack of funds and 2) flying to Thailand without his dad who arrived much later than he did.

Pinoy Kid Becomes Chess Champion

Plenty of our athletes bring honor and glory to the Philippines while competing abroad, yet it’s sad that most of them don’t get enough support from the government.

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Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

Another fine example is the Pinoy kid how recently became the chess champion at an international competition in Thailand.

Bince Rafael Operiano won the championship, going home with the trophy and four medals at the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand last November 4-12, 2022.

Yet his journey wasn’t an easy one.

Sleeping at the Airport, Traveling without Dad

Due to limited funds and while waiting for the plane ticket sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Bince and his father spent three nights at the airport with those benches as their bed,” shared Albay 3rd District Representative Fernando Cabredo.

The little boy had to travel first to Thailand without his father, Mr. Ben Operiano.

With the hardships the boy faced, it wasn’t surprising that he was seen crying during the first day of the competition.

Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado
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Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

He even lost to his opponents that day. But it was a good thing he wasn’t eliminated.

Bince braved the first game with no parent around to cheer him on. He felt pressured and lost to his opponents in the first games,” the congressman added.

Gumanda naman ang laro nito nang dumating na ang ama. From then on, Bince won the succeeding rounds and eventually made it to the top.

Inspired when his dad finally arrived, the kid steadily rose up the ranks and became the champion in the competition.

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Photo credit: Sarah Jane Canalita Robrigado

He finished at the top for the U-10 (under 10 years old) category, winning matches and outdoing 20 players from different countries.

He’s going to be conferred a National Master when he turns 10.

Photo credit: Bince Rafael Operiano

What’s a National Master Title?

Although not officially recognized by the International Chess Federation, the national master title is a special title conferred for those who excel in chess.

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