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Teacher Makes Students Register as Voters for “Principles of Democracy” Class

Voting is one of the most important aspects of democracy. For a teacher in the Philippines, there is no better way to teach democracy to his students than to make them register as voters and be responsible citizens of the country!

Teacher Makes Students Register as Voters

Living in a democratic country, students in the Philippines get to learn the principles of democracy in school. This is usually taught in high school, but students learn more about democracy as a separate subject for a political science class in college.

With the Department of Education (DepEd) implementing the K-12 educational system, students taking the Humanities and Social Sciences strand (HUMSS) also have a separate lesson for Principles of Democracy.

Teacher Marco Paolo M. Lovendino recently went viral after his unique way of making his students best understand the principles of democracy discussed in their class. Instead of giving the students of his HUMSS class a long exam about the principles they learned, the teacher told them to go to the nearest COMELEC office to register as voters.

He happily shared a screenshot of his class’ video conference call as the students showed off the registration receipts that they received from the COMELEC.

Photo credit: Marco Paolo M. Lovendino / Facebook

…AND THEY ARE ALL REGISTERED!

We were discussing the principles of democracy in my HUMSS class. But instead of giving them a long test, I just asked them to register as voters for the 2022 elections. Pwede kong ipamemorize sa kanila lahat ng facts about democracy. Pero mas magiging meaningful yung learning kung magagamit nila sa reality. And that’s the true essence of democracy.

Our country deserves better. Sa 2022, TAYO NAMAN!

The teacher went viral for what he did, with many netizens saying that this is the best, most practical way of letting students exercise their right to democracy.

What is Democracy?

Democracy is a type of government wherein the people have authority to choose their leaders through a process called voting or election. Control of the organization or democratic government comes from majority of its members.

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Frustrated Citizen Puts Plants in Potholes, Jokes About ‘Eco-Friendly’ Road

Have you noticed that there are so many places in the Philippines with roads that look good and sturdy, yet these are destroyed and rebuilt? What’s sad is that there are so many muddy roads that need to be cemented yet the cemented ones are getting destroyed!

Citizen Puts Plants in Potholes

In the Philippines, you will find a lot of cemented roads that have little holes that were actually drilled by government contractors! If you happen to pass by a road that has those holes, then you will realize that the rest of the road is usually sturdy and cemented but the little holes are a sign that this street is up for demolition.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

But a lot of Filipinos also know through firsthand experience that there are so many other roads in their locality that need to be cemented yet these seemingly alright roads are being destroyed.

Moreover, having those holes drilled does not also mean that the street will be redone soon. There are many times when it still takes years before the purposely damaged road gets reconstructed. Tsk. Tsk.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

Glenn Cui Infante from Quezon City happened to be among the people who had seen too many of these little holes in the road. Since the holes are truly an eyesore, the frustrated citizen decided to take action by making the place pretty and ‘eco-friendly’.

Because the government might not be rebuilding that road anytime soon, Infante decided to put plants inside the little holes. The results are hilarious but also an eye-opener to the government officials, not just in his city but across the Philippines.

Photo credit: Glenn Cui Infante / Facebook

Tinubuan na lang ng damo dipa tapos haha,” one netizen observed.

Mukhang ayos pa yang kalsada pero binutas butas na. Ganyan na talaga dumiskarte ang DPWH/LGU(Engineering Dept.) Mula pa noon,” one netizen commented.

Sumobra naman pagiging plantitos mo hahaha,” another netizen joked.

Eco-friendly Roads

There are many ways to make eco-friendly roads. A lot of places plant greenery at the sides and make sure to maintain the plants. Many plant trees at the roadside. The materials used for the road can also be modified to include eco-friendly options, but this is subject to consultation with experts to ensure that the streets remain sturdy.

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Dog Carrying Hollow Blocks in Mouth Goes Viral

Photos of a dog carrying hollow blocks in its mouth have gone viral, with netizens sharing their fears of getting bitten by such a fierce-looking dog. But it sure does look cute, huh?

Dog Goes Viral for Carrying Hollow Blocks

A lot of people fear dogs because these animals could bite them, especially the breeds that are known to be fierce. Many owners feel safer in homes with these kinds of dogs, particularly if these are just free to roam around the yard.

But one dog recently went viral after its owner shared photos of it carrying hollow blocks while appearing to be patrolling from the balcony.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

Juneth Bognot reposted the pictures on Facebook group DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES with the funny caption:

Bisita: “Nangangagat ba yang aso niyo?”

Ako: “Hindi. Nambabato lang.”

Netizens had a good laugh over the photos, saying that they are sure to avoid such a house if a dog like this is standing guard – and most especially one that carries a hollow blocks on patrol!

Kung ganyan makita ko sa daan. Baka hahanap na lng ako ng ibang daan lol,” one netizen commented.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

Pakipost po ang address nyo para iwasan na po ng sambayanang Filipino 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hello there babies… you are still cute and adorable despite of hollow blocks. 😍” another joked.

Lagot ang mga magnanakaw o akyat-bahay, may bantay na kayang-kayang mangagat ng buong buto o kaya naman hulugan lang ng hollow blocks,” another pointed out.

Others were concerned over the dog, especially because the hollow blocks might hurt its mouth.

Bakit ganoon? Paano nasubo ng aso yung ganiyang kalaking hollow blocks? Baka naman gutom na gutom yung aso at hindi napapakain hahaha. O baka naman ang tingin niya sa hollow blocks ay malaking-malaking buto kasi halos pareho ng kulay at parehong matigas,” one netizen commented.

Indeed, dogs are man’s best friends and they also make the best guards at home! But we just hope this dog is alright and that no person will be hit by that big chunk of hollow blocks. Ouch.

Photo credit: Juneth Bognot / DOG LOVERS PHILIPPINES – Facebook

What are Hollow Blocks?

A hollow block is a type of concrete block used in construction to make boundary fences, walls, and other structures that use cement for building. Hollow concrete block saves time in building walls due to its large dimensions but also saves money due to the reduced volume of concrete needed to build the structure.

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White Castle Whiskey Trends with 2021 Calendar Featuring a Guy for the First Time

White Castle Whiskey is long known for it calendars featuring beautiful ladies. But the whiskey company surprised everyone after rolling out its 2021 calendar featuring a guy for the first time – Ninong Ry! Whoa.

Whiskey Brand Features Calendar Boy

Though White Castle Whiskey has been releasing calendars since 1969, all of the models were females – and they were often riding a white horse or posing next to one. Moreover, the calendars often feature one of the most popular stars of the year.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

Beautiful ladies like Peachie Veneracion (1978), Lorna Tolentino (1982), Carmi Martin (1984-1985), Roxanne Guinoo (2006-2007), RR Enriquez (2009-2011), and Aubrey Miles (2014) have graced the calendar as the year’s model. Sylvia Lichauco-de Leon was the brand’s first model.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

But the whiskey company appears to be rebranding its calendar image by featuring a guy for the first time: YouTuber Ryan Morales Reyes or more popularly known as ‘Ninong Ry’.

Balikan ang nakaraan, at kilalanin ang panibagong model ng White Castle Light. Hehe,” the brand wrote, sharing a series of photos featuring many of their previous calendar girls and showing their first-ever guy model.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

They added, “Syempre new era na tayo lods.

The funny vlogger also shared the calendar on his page, confirming that he’s really the whiskey brand’s new model.

Break the norm, mga brodie,” Ninong Ry wrote.

While there were quite a number of netizens who felt dismayed that the whiskey company changed its calendar from the pretty ladies to this guy, a lot were amused that the brand actually changed its calendar image now.

Photo credit: White Castle / Facebook

For the first time, mukhang umiinom talaga ng whiskey and model,” one netizen pointed out.

Bat nawala po yung puting kabayo sa dulo #NasaanAngKabayo,” another netizen joked.

Who is Ninong Ry?

When White Castle Whiskey featured Ninong Ry, their first-ever male calendar model, in their 2021 calendar, a lot of people were wondering who he might be. Avid fans know, however, that this funny vlogger is someone who loves to use catchy and witty titles to his YouTube videos.

His videos have titles like “sinigang na liempo sa kamias para sa jowa mong maangas”, “paksiw na liempo para sa ex mong di kuntento”, “binagoongan pero maarte”, and “mabilis na pasta para s amabilis magsawa awts”. LOL.

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