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Top Advantages of Using Solar Power at Home

Just like other sources of energy, solar power has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. But even if the costs are usually high in putting it up, there is a great return on investment and you could actually save a lot of money in the long run.

Here are some of the top advantages of using solar power at home.

Lower or Eliminate Your Electricity Bills

Depending on what system you are planning to set up on your roof and the actual usage, you could either lower or eliminate your electricity bills. It is possible that you won’t generate 100% of the electricity you need but you’ll certainly see a huge slash from your monthly bills.

Power Even on Brownouts

Not all solar power systems work this way because there are those that are still connected/tied to the power company and doesn’t store the electricity produced during the day. But if you truly want to save money and have power even on brownouts, get the one with batteries. It costs higher but will be more useful in the long run.

Harness the Power of the Sun, Save the Environment

According to SolarGain, installing a 1kW solar power system helps reduce your carbon footprint and prevents the release of 1.5 tonnes of carbon a year. This sustainable system lets you harness the power of the sun and help save the environment.

Great Investment

Most suppliers offer a warranty for 20 to 25 years on your solar power system. This makes it a great investment for your home. Moreover, having solar power adds value to your home.

In some places, the government offers a subsidy or tax breaks or even cashback options for those who set up solar power at home. Take advantage of such offers if available in your area.

Incentives may actually go away and it may not actually pay to wait for too long,” says Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage.

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Pinay Steals $14.6 Million from Employer to Live Lavish Lifestyle in PH

A Pinay domestic helper in Hong Kong pleads guilty of stealing $14.6 million (Php69.8 million) worth of gold bars, jewelry, and other valuables from her employer in the span of 14 months. Then, she lived a lavish lifestyle in the Philippines, with two grand mansions and many cars in her hometown.

Pinay DH Steals Millions from Employer

The Pinay domestic helper was identified as Carmelita G. Nones, a native of La Union. She was employed by New World Development executive director David Liang and his wife, Helen Frances, in Deepwater Bay.

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The series of thefts were discovered by the Liang couple when they noticed that their matching Piaget watches worth $200,000 were missing in September 2019.

Because their pieces of jewelry were placed inside a locked safe in their bedroom, they had no idea that Nones had been stealing from them for several months already.

They were shocked to discover that many jewelry pieces were already missing from the safe! An inventory showed that many items were missing that the DH took from May 2018 to August 2019.

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The following are among the first batch of items she took from May to June 2018:

  • 1 pendant
  • 3 bangles
  • 7 bracelets
  • 2 pairs of earrings
  • 3 single earrings
  • 1 pendant
  • 2 necklaces
  • 4 rings

From June 17 and July 27, 2018, she took the following:

  • 8 necklaces
  • 7 bangles
  • 11 pairs of earrings
  • 1 earring
  • 2 bracelets
  • A 50-gram gold bar
  • A 187-gram gold bar
  • 10 rings
  • 31 gold coins

The following went missing from June to December 2018:

  • Another luxury watch
  • 1 necklace
  • 2 bangles
  • 7 pairs of earrings

The following were estimated to have been taken anywhere from June 2018 to February 2019:

  • 6 necklaces
  • 9 bangles
  • 6 rings
  • 4 pairs of earrings
  • 2 bracelets

Then, she got the following from June 27 to August 11, 2019:

  • 2 Piaget luxury watches

When the theft was discovered, Nones’ sister Marina G. Biala handed a bag to Mrs. Liang on September 5, 2019, saying that her sister made her keep it. The said bag contained the following:

  • 23 necklaces
  • 3 bracelets
  • 2 bangles
  • 11 pairs of earrings
  • 1 piece of earring
  • 11 pendants
  • 5 rings
  • 1 brooch
  • 3 watches
  • Chanel jewelry pieces
  • various jewelry pieces
  • cash worth $4,000

Lavish Lifestyle, Pleading Guilty

Upon investigation, the court discovered that Nones lived a lavish lifestyle in the Philippines. She owned at least two grand mansions and several vehicles in her hometown.

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She pleaded guilty to all counts of theft. Her cousin Cristina N. Alagna and niece Maricris G. Nones also pleaded guilty to acting as her accomplices. Nones reportedly gave them the items

They remain in jail until their sentencing at the Court of First Instance. They could face ten years in jail, the maximum sentence for theft under Hong Kong laws.

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Although also accused in the case, Biala pleads not guilty.

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OFW in Saudi Arabia Reportedly Loses Sanity, But No One Knows the Reason

An OFW reportedly lost his sanity and ran to the highway, chased and protected by his friends and co-workers. It’s a good thing there were no cars at the time or he could have been hit in his daze.

OFW Reportedly Lost His Sanity for Unknown Reasons

The family and co-workers of Lester Domasin are stumped over the reasons why he appears to have lost his sanity all of a sudden.

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They have no idea what the young man is going through because he doesn’t talk about his problems or worries with them.

Lester has been working as a tea boy at the Tree House Café in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for nearly 2 years. According to his mother, Novelita Domasin, her son is kind and would regularly send them money from his salary. But they have no idea if he is facing any problems.

Lester’s sister Christine Domasin and his friend Junrey Villasotto also said the same thing.

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According to Junrey, they saw signs that Lester seems to be having some mental issues. But they know that he’s not being maltreated or overworked at the company because he only goes on duty for the usual 8-hour shift.

They tried telling their higher-ups about Lester’s situation when it started, but they were told that Lester is alright and doesn’t seem to be a danger to others. But Junrey and their other co-workers had to chase after Lester when their dazed friend just wandered to the highway.

Photo credit: Raffy Tulfo in Action

According to Junrey, they already informed their recruitment agency, International Recruitment Company, about Lester’s situation. Thankfully, he is now under medication and his agency is already processing his exit visa.

Raffy Tulfo promised assistance for Lester and his family. Watch the story here:

What’s an Exit Visa?

An exit visa is a government-issued document that grants permission to an individual to legally leave the country. Most countries don’t require an exit visa but others, such as many areas of the Middle East, require an exit visa.

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Manila Bay Looks Like Boracay in This ‘Dolomite Update’ Video by a Vlogger

A portion of the Manila Bay now looks like Boracay in a video made by a vlogger to update people about the controversial dolomite sand ‘dumped’ on that spot.

Manila Bay Looks Like Boracay

A lot of people have so many bad things to say about the dolomite placed at the Manila Bay, with clamors to divert the funds for other useful things such as vaccines and food for the poor.

Photo credit: Junriel Llander

Others are saying that the dolomite ‘dumped’ on that spot is useless and does nothing to make the place look any good.

But a video update by vlogger Junriel Llander shows that these naysayers are wrong. Yes, this dolomite project might be expensive but it has made the place look great!

Photo credit: Junriel Llander

Gone are the trash that used to cover this area. The usually murky waters and the dirty sand have been transformed into a piece of paradise that you could only see in areas with white sand beaches, such as the world-famous Boracay Island.

On May 24, 2021, Llander went to the spot with the dolomite sand to take a video of what’s happening at this area. There were a number of workers at Phase 1 Beach Front, all busy with keeping this place looking great.

Photo credit: Junriel Llander

Though the heavy equipment and the busy thoroughfare at the background betray the location, this place still managed to look like a slice of Boracay from some angles.

Llander credits the development to the ‘probinsyano’ president, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte who was able to make this place look beautiful.

Photo credit: Junriel Llander

No matter how bashers might say bad things about this spot, those who have actually gone to the area are saying that this spot at the Manila Bay certainly looks so much better than the dirty, grimy, garbage-filled dump it used to be!

Watch the video here:

What’s Dolomite?

Dolomite is a type of ornamental limestone rich in magnesium and calcium carbonate. Because of its white color, crushed dolomite could be mistaken for white sand. The sands at the beaches all over the world are mostly made up of quartz and feldspar.

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