Connect with us

News

Student’s Heartbreaking Excuse Letter Goes Viral, Cites Lack of Rice as Reason for Absence

In the Philippines, there are a lot of people who live below the poverty line. Sadly, many of them have nothing to eat for days, especially because the parents don’t have jobs or are just earning a meager income.

Recently, a teacher named Jen Dullente shared on Facebook the heartbreaking excuse letter of her student who had been absent for several days.

A Public School Teacher at the Department of Education – Division of Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines, Dullente felt really sad after receiving the student’s excuse letter. She would later share a photo of the excuse letter on Facebook where it quickly went viral.

Dullent wrote:

“As I read my students’ excuse letter, a magnitude of realization slaps me!

That’s why I choose to be a TEACHER.

To lend a hand to students like them and make them perceive that poverty is not a wall to break but an opportunity to climb and see what’s lies behind.”

She ended the post with a crying emoji.

Photo credit: Jen Dullente / Facebook

In the excuse letter, the mother asked for the teacher’s understanding that her child had been absent for 3 days because his father was not able to drive his sikad. Since the head of the family did not have income in those days, they did not have rice to eat.

Thousands of netizens could not help but cry along with the teacher over this sad excuse letter. Many said that it really is difficult for a student to go to school with an empty stomach. Others pointed out that this is a common problem among many families in the Philippines.

What is a Sikad?

A sikad or traysikad is a tricycle that uses a bicycle pedaled by the driver. It is a cheap option for public transport in a smaller area, often inside a village or at a población (town center) where the passengers’ destination is just around or less than 1km away.

News

Tulfo Asks Tekla’s Live-in Partner If She’s Playing Cards During Live Interview

In Part 4 of their story, Raffy Tulfo asks the live-in partner of comedian Super Tekla, real name Romeo Librada, if she was playing cards during the live interview. It can be recalled that Michelle Lhor Bana-ag sought help from Tulfo regarding personal issues with the comedian, angering a lot of Super Tekla’s fans.

Was Tekla’s Live-in Partner Playing Cards?

Raffy Tulfo in Action has long become the “sumbongan ng bayan”, with people asking the veteran broadcaster’s assistance with various problems they are facing. In recent years, many complainants even go there for domestic issues!

Photo credit: YouTube / Raffy Tulfo in Action

Recently, comedian Super Tekla was embroiled in the issue wherein his current live-in partner, Michelle, accused him of withholding financial support if she won’t let him sleep with her. She also claimed that he would do other things to her, even if there were children sharing their room.

Though Tulfo appears to side with Michelle on this issue from the start, a lot of netizens are saying that Michelle is making up stories against the comedian to ruin his career, just because she and her siblings are lazy and he isn’t giving them enough money to fund their vices.

Photo credit: YouTube / Raffy Tulfo in Action

Since the issue has blown up, there were netizens who claimed that Michelle was playing with cards during the live interview with Tulfo. After all, she appears to be holding something fanned out on one hand and looked like she was mixing something (netizens assumed these are cards) at one point.

Photo credit: YouTube / Raffy Tulfo in Action

To clarify the issue and in the spirit of fairness, Tulfo asked her side regarding this issue and Michelle claimed that she was holding a face mask, not cards. Tulfo agrees with her but netizens still think they are right!

Check out this video and tell us whether Michelle was really playing with cards:

Who is Super Tekla?

Born on January 13, 1982, Romeo Librada grew up to become Super Tekla, also known simply as Tekla. He is a comedian, actor, and TV host. Although he often plays to role of someone who is gay, Tekla admits that he is male.

Photo credit: YouTube / Raffy Tulfo in Action

He is currently living with a female and also had other female live-in partners in the past.

Continue Reading

News

New Batch of 10+ Delivery Riders, Pranked with Fake Orders in Las Piñas

A new batch of 10+ delivery riders were pranked with fake orders delivered to the same address in Las Piñas, angering netizens anew. Many are calling for the government to hasten the national ID system and called for SIM registration so pranks like this won’t happen again.

Delivery Riders Pranked by One Customer

Some weeks ago, netizens were angry to learn about the prank that one customer did to over 10 delivery riders asked to bring food to one address in Las Piñas. But many did not expect that it will happen again in the same area!

Photo credit: ABS-CBN News / Facebook

According to the housewife living at the address given by the fake customer in BF Resort Village, Las Piñas, the person who made the order is a certain “Marl dela Cruz”. However, many doubt that this is the prankster’s real name.

The house owner was surprised when several riders arrived at their house asking for “Marl”. She told the riders that there is no one living in their house with that name. But one of the riders even showed her the instruction from “Marl” that an extra Php100 will be given to the delivery rider because the customer was unable to change the pin on their location.

Photo credit: ABS-CBN News / Facebook

With more riders arriving at the address, they were shocked to learn that the prank orders amounted to over Php20,000! The housewife took pity on the riders but can’t also pay for these orders. There’s just too many food for them to pay for, even if they wished they could help out these poor guys who fell victim to the prankster.

As of press time, the identity of the prankster remains a mystery but many are hoping that he/she will be apprehended soon!

Photo credit: ABS-CBN News / Facebook

House Bill Seeks Jail Time for Bogus Buyers

With so many stories about delivery riders getting pranked by bogus buyers, Ako Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr. filed House Bill No. 6958 or the proposed Food and Grocery Delivery Services Protection Act. This bill aims to protect delivery riders as well as their corresponding service providers from bogus buyers, prank customers, and last-minute cancellations.

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Singer Gets Blocked by Groom Who Wanted Her to Sing 20 Songs for Free at Wedding

A singer gets blocked by a groom who wanted her to sing 20 songs for free at his wedding! The guy told her that she is greedy for asking payment because she is “just going to sing”! Tsk. Tsk.

Singers Gets Blocked by Groom

These days, a lot of singers get exposure from TV and online shows. They gain followers from these shows, allowing them to make a name for themselves and also make money. Since many of them become singers for a living, they do need to earn money from their shows and invitations.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

Patricia Joy Peñano became part of the “I Can See Your Voice” TV show on ABS CBN as “Secret Songer”. Since her stint on the show, she received a lot of messages from fans, asking her to sing at their wedding or some other special event.

Since she enjoys singing and can also earn from these events, she does not mind guesting in these special occasions.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

But back in May, she had an encounter with a groom who demanded that she sing 20 songs at his wedding – for free! He actually got angry that she wants to be paid for singing 20 songs because he thinks that she should do it for free because “she’s just going to sing”.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

While singing is easy for singers, of course, doing it as someone’s wedding (especially someone they don’t even know) is a job, not something that one should expect to be free of charge! Tsk. Tsk.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

The groom name-dropped a Mayor, saying he is their relative and that if Peñano will sing at his wedding, he can help her become popular because he will share their videos for his followers and friends.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

Peñano politely declined but he got so mad that he said so many hurtful words at her, then blocked her! The singer only posted about the incident recently, saying that this should be a lesson for others, too.

Finding a Wedding Singer

Finding a wedding singer can be tricky but if you know someone who can sing well, you can invite him/her to sing at your wedding. Don’t expect them to do it for free, however, especially if you want them to sing several songs.

Often, wedding coordinators will recommend a good singer or may already offer a package that includes everything, such as the wedding singer and reception emcee.

Continue Reading

Trending