The funny video of the clever social distancing measures implemented of a sari-sari store recently went viral.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the Philippines, more and more people are taking the matter more seriously – as they should, of course! But it is also difficult to follow all government directives, particularly for those who need to buy food and to those who need to earn money to feed their family.
Clever Social Distancing Measures
In Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines, a sari-sari store has gone viral for the clever ‘social distancing’ measures they are implementing at their shop.
They are still open for business to continue earning money and providing basic services amid the community lockdown period. But because the government tells everyone to practice social distancing, the owners found a good way to implement this without having to remind their customers every time someone wants to buy something.
The sari-sari store locked its gate but put a bucket that the customer can pull to place their money or receive their goods.
Funny Video Goes Viral
In a funny video that has gone viral on Facebook page Katawa CDO Doodzkie, a young lad could be seen buying from the store. He was surprised to see that though the store was open, the gate was closed. When told that he had to pull the string to put his money to pay for the ice candy and junk food he bought, the boy had a good laugh.
The sari-sari store owner laughed, too, but explained that they are simply imposing ‘social distancing’. The boy laughed about them being too serious about it, but this shop owner is not swayed as they simply want to protect everyone and themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.
But it’s actually a good idea, huh? Check out this video:
Part 1 Social Distancing 🤣😂😉👍 Mabuang ko ani 🤣🤣Busshit ka CORONA !!!#covid19#coronavirusPART 2 https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPageKATAWACDO/videos/675539319886667/Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoA6LshUYqBj0JLn6yo6Ehg?view_as=subscriber
Posted by Katawa CDO Doodzkie on Saturday, March 21, 2020
What is Social Distancing?
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the term ‘social distancing’ has become a common term. Social distancing actually means physical distancing. It is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions such as standing apart for at least 1 meter. This is intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease.
Corporal Seeks Help from Wife After Mistress Got Pregnant
A police corporal recently went viral because he sought help from his wife after getting his mistress pregnant! This shameless guy did not even tell the mistress that he has a wife when he took her out on a date, but he’s now hiding behind his wife after the other woman got pregnant. Tsk. Tsk.
Policeman Seeks Help from Wife over Pregnant Mistress
Yvonne Sandoval went to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help in asking financial support from her ex-boyfriend, P/Cpl Christian Peter Garino of Station 7 of the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD).
According to Yvonne, the corporal got her pregnant but now refuses to provide financial support for her and the baby. She also added that she did not know he was married. He only told her about being married when she got pregnant because he refuses to accept that the child is his.
Yvonne added that they only saw each other in person twice, on July 10 and July 16, 2020. The due date in April 2021 but Yvonne also says she is currently 8 months pregnant, based on her ultrasound results. This got the policeman suspicious that the baby might not be his.
Christian admits that he duped Yvonne and didn’t tell her he’s married but he denied that a courtship happened. Since he had only asked to go out with her the first time but it was her who asked for a second time, he thinks that she was already pregnant with another guy’s kid by then.
Zel, Christian’s wife, was calm as she talked on the show. She appears to have forgiven her husband for the infidelity but wants to make sure the baby was her husband’s through a DNA test. She promised that she won’t bar any allotment for the baby as long as the child is her husband’s baby.
Watch the video here:
Prenatal Paternity Test
These days, it is much easier to establish maternity/paternity through DNA testing. The standard test costs around Php15,000.
It is actually possible to test the baby’s DNA in the womb through a prenatal paternity test but the procedure is very costly and could go as high as Php75,000. That’s why many choose to wait until the child is born before doing the DNA paternity test.
Video of Workers Scrambling to Get Cash from Office Floor Goes Viral
Every office or company has its own gimmick to give money to employees or to create a fun activity. But one office recently went viral after a video showed its workers scrambling to get cash from the office floor!
Office Goes Viral for Yearly Tradition
Businesswoman Joreen Cuerdo Ruzol shared a video of their workers scrambling on the floor, carrying plastic bags and trying their best to gather as much cash as they could! According to Ruzol, this has been their yearly tradition on the first day of work after the long Christmas break.
Though they had been doing this tradition for 10 years, they were surprised when they recently got viral after the video earned both positive and negative reactions from netizens.
At the start of the video, someone could be seen standing by the door of an empty room. The foreground shows money on the office floor, scattered around and showing different coins and bills alike.
After the door was opened, in fly the workers as they scrambled to get as much money as they could off the floor. The target is to get the bills with bigger value, of course, but getting more of the bills is also a good thing.
It is quite obvious in the video that the workers are having a good time as they tried their best to get as much money as they could. They were scrambling on the floor but it was all for fun.
While there were many netizens who jokingly wished that they were part of this office, there were others who slammed the administration for letting their workers do this. Some think that it would be better to just give the money in envelopes to the workers so that it would also be fair.
Responding to the attention the video has received, Ruzol said that they had been doing this for 10 years as tradition and had no plans to quit just because they received negative reactions from some netizens.
She explained that the workers had already received their bonus (in envelope) every December during their Christmas party. This activity is simply a yearly tradition they do to have fun.
Watch the video here:
Is Bonus Mandatory in the Philippines?
Employees are entitled to a 13th month pay which can be given in full in December or split into two. But in practice, there are many companies that give out additional bonuses, with the 13th month pay given in full by the middle of the year and another bonus, called the “14th month pay” provided in December.
Sitti Responds to Netizen’s Post about Her Song and Chicken Cordon Bleu at Weddings
“Ito yung pineplay sa kasalan habang nakapila ang tao sa buffet. Hayss miss ko na [chicken] cordon bleu,” a netizen jokingly lamented while alluding to Sitti’s “Para sa Akin” song. LOL.
Sitti’s Song Popular in Wedding Receptions
Pinay bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro recently went viral after responding to a netizen’s post about her song and chicken cordon bleu at weddings. The netizen was simply having some wishful thinking about attending a wedding to eat chicken cordon bleu while Sitti’s song, “Para sa Akin”, plays in the background as the guests choose food from the buffet table.
The singer laughed at how people have come to associate the song with wedding buffets (and chicken cordon bleu since this is a popular reception menu). She also admits that she misses attending and singing at weddings or other special events. Though she did not mention it, Sitti refers to the lack of events due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Amused over the netizen Ron Ron’s comment about her song, Sitti promised to sing at his wedding. She also jokingly promised to pay for the cordon bleu, adding that she will definitely not scrimp on that order.
Soon, the post reached the netizen who commented on the post. It turned out to be a certain Ron Aldwin De Ramos who wrote, “Salamat Ms. Sitti Navarro at dun sa ig user na nakapansin ng post ko! Hahaha sana po kayo ang kumanta sa kasal ko at isang tray ng cordon bleu ang inyo hahahahaha char!!”
Meanwhile, a lot of netizens commented that they feel the same way that Ron Ron does when they hear Sitti’s song because this is often played in the weddings that they had attended.
“Pag pineplay to naaamoy mo yung mga handa sa buffet. Hahaha,” one wrote.
“Kanya kanyang plate kasi sa buffet kaya bagay yung song na “Para sa kain”(Akin) 😂😂😂,” another joked.
Who is Sitti?
Sitti Navarro, popularly known simply as ‘Sitti’, is a bossa nova singer in the Philippines. She started her professional singing career as one of the winners of “MTV Supahstar: D’ Super Search” that led to her recording contract.
“Tattooed On My Mind” is one of the most popular songs that Sitti released on her debut album, Café Bossa. Sitti has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live albums. She won “Favorite New Artist in a Video” for “Para sa Akin” in the 2006 MTV Pilipinas Music Awards.