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Woman Finds Long-Lost Dad on Barangay’s List of SAP Beneficiaries

A woman finds her long-lost dad on the barangay’s list of SAP beneficiaries – and it was totally unexpected because they both came from Mindanao but have actually been living in the same barangay in Quezon City for years without meeting each other!

Finding Her Long-Lost Dad

Annabelle Agustin spent the past 23 years looking for her long-lost father, but as fate would have it, she actually found him on the barangay’s list of SAP beneficiaries!

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She was just 6 years old when her father left their home in Zamboanga. The couple had been fighting and Tatay Carlos Macrohon Agustin left the family to find a job in Metro Manila. They later heard that he went to Saudi but never heard from him again.

The children grew up without a father, hating him for leaving them. Yet they also longed to see him again. Annabelle and her siblings tried to find him, but even with new technology, they couldn’t. He’s not on Facebook and there’s really no one in their circles who knew him.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

Eventually, Annabelle went to Metro Manila and got married. But the marriage also failed. She later moved to Brgy. Sta Monica in Novaliches, Quezon City, and now lives with her second husband. After searching for her father for over 23 years, Annabelle had given up. She thought that there was no chance that she would ever meet him again.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

During the lockdown, Annabelle was among those who kept going back to the barangay hall in hopes of getting included among the SAP beneficiaries yet each time she went there, her name wasn’t on the list. But she was shocked to find her dad’s name! Of all the places in the world that he would live, he’d actually be at the same barangay she’s living in.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

Seeking help from the barangay officials, she was finally able to find her dad – and it was so amazing because she had actually seen him before but had no idea that she was her dad. Watch their story here:

AMA NA 23 TAON NANG HINAHANAP, NATAGPUAN SA LISTAHAN NG MGA BIBIGYAN NG AYUDA?!

AMA NA 23 TAON NANG HINAHANAP, NATAGPUAN SA LISTAHAN NG MGA BIBIGYAN NG AYUDA?!Mahigit dalawang dekada nang nangungulila si Annabelle sa kanyang ama at hindi na siya umaasa na makikita pa niya ito ulit. Kaya laking gulat niya nang makita ang pangalan nito sa listahan ng mga bibigyan ng ayuda! Magkita na kaya ang mag-ama? #KMJS15

Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Sunday, May 17, 2020

List of SAP Beneficiaries

For transparency, the government ordered all LGUs to publish the names of the SAP beneficiaries. Only those on the list have been approved to receive the money from the financial assistance program.

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Newlyweds Discover They Were Baptized by the Same Priest on the Same Day

A pair of newlyweds discovered on their wedding day that they were baptized by the same priest on the same day! They believe that this is God’s perfect plan and that they are destined to be together forever. We think so, too!

Newlyweds Baptized by the Same Priest on Same Day

Do you remember the story of the boy who randomly kissed a girl he met in Baguio City and married her 30 years later? Here’s a similar story, but the couple didn’t know they actually met as babies.

When Mr. & Mrs. Marlon and Ken Loyce Panaligan planned to get married, they thought all along that they met on November 4, 2017 – because that’s the date that they can remember and never forget. It’s a beautiful milestone in their lives.

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Photo credit: Philippine Star

However, what they didn’t know is that they had actually “met” as babies as they were baptized by the same priest on the same day.

During their wedding ceremony at the Parish of Sto. Niño de Lipa, they were asked by the priest to confirm when they first met. It was like a quiz, but the two got the same answer: November 4, 2017.

They were surprised, however, when the priest told them that they were wrong because their first meeting was on November 4, 2000! They were both baptized by Fr. Rodem Ramos, the parish would share in a post that amazed netizens.

baptized by the same priest
Photo credit: Philippine Star

This information was confirmed by the dates and the priest’s signature on their baptismal certificates!

Ang galing talaga ng timing ng Diyos!” the parish also added in their post.

What really amazed netizens is that the two met, for the second time, on the anniversary of their first meeting, even if they didn’t even know about it.

Many netizens think that these two are really meant for each other.

Wow!meant to be nga! Minsan lng yan mangyaring sabay bininyagan at pareho din ang pari s binyag at kasal nila,” one netizen commented.

Some netizens also commented that they must be soulmates.

Is Baptism Required in the Philippines?

Baptism isn’t required by law. However, this rite is followed by Christians, with the Roman Catholic Church often requiring a baptismal certificate before a person can go through certain rites, such as becoming a godparent or getting married.

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Student Who Sold Turon and Other Snacks Graduates as Cum Laude

A student who sold turon and other snacks to support self in college recently wowed everyone after she completed her degree as cum laude!

Student Who Sold Turon Graduates as Cum Laude

We can’t do anything about the circumstances with which we are born in, but it’s impressive how so many people are able to change their lives by trying their best to finish their studies. These working students know that they can improve their lives by graduating from college and getting a good job.

One of these inspiring young students is Jogie Macaraeg Papillera, a 21-year-old working student from Laguna, Philippines, who completed her degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy as cum laude.

student who sold turon
Photo credit: The Daily Sentry / Jogie Macaraeg Papillera

What made Papillera so impressive is that accountancy is such a difficult course, with thousands of students failing each year, yet she managed to finish the course while also juggling time to support her studies by selling turon, lumpia, carioca, and other snack items.

Dati, naglalako lang ako dito sa Canlubang ng meryenda, tirik ang araw, sakit ng lalamunan kakasigaw, ang bigat ng dala, tapos kahaggard pa. Pero ngayon, graduate na sa kursong Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, CUM LAUDE pa,” Papillera happily shared.

In her post, she also shared the hardships she and her family faced in life while they were growing up. There were times when they didn’t even have anything to eat. But she promised herself that she would try her best so she could take her family out of poverty.

Photo credit: The Daily Sentry / Jogie Macaraeg Papillera

Her father works at the factory while her mother sold banana cue and turon in the streets. Seeing how difficult it was for their parents to make ends meet, she began selling even as an elementary student.

She sold at a different route from her mom, so they covered more ground and sold more food. This helped the family.

Yet despite the challenges, she made sure to also focus on her studies. So, she graduated as valedictorian in elementary and high school. And now, as a college student, she once again made it with flying colors by graduating as cum laude. Wow!

student who sold turon
Photo credit: The Daily Sentry / Jogie Macaraeg Papillera

Congratulations, Jogie Macaraeg Papillera! We can truly see that you’ll have a bright future ahead of you.

High School Scholarships in the Philippines

It’s more difficult to find high school scholarships in the Philippines compared to the options available for college students.

But you can ask your local government or chosen school for possible scholarships or financial assistance.

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“Pasang-Awa” Student Ranks Top 5 in Medical Technologist Board Exams

A “pasang-awa” student who regularly got barely passing grades amazed everyone after he ranked as top 5 in the March 2021 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination. We’re quite impressed!

“Pasang-Awa” Student Ranks Top 5 in Board Exams

Most people expect board topnotchers to be achievers in their student days, and that “pasang-awa” students are often expected to fail or barely pass the test, like their grades while they were studying.

That’s why everyone is amazed with Francis Jacob Paras, a “pasang-awa” student who received many failing or barely passing grades in college, yet he ended up ranking as the top 5 in the March 2021 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination!

pasang-awa
Photo credit: PEP

The young man completed his degree in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology with 3.00 grades, which are known as the “passing” mark in the college grading system in most schools.

He even shared a photo of a part of his transcript of school records to show that he had so many low grades. But even with those low grades, he was able to amaze everyone when he got a rating of 87.50% in the board exams.

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Started from the bottom now [we’re] here!” the topnotcher happily announced.

Di man maayos ang grades ko at puro tres man ako nung college, pero bawing-bawi pala nung nakapag-boards na ako.

He proved that anyone can truly achieve their dreams, no matter the difficulties and challenges they faced in life.

I’m no laude. I was just a regular student like everybody else trying to pass and survive every sem, but I wanted to be a better version of myself,” he added.

Failures and low grades don’t make you less of a person than those with higher grades. Use that failure to further motivate you to bring out the hidden potential hiding in each and every one of us.

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What an inspiration!

Coverage of Med Tech Board Exams

  • Hematology – 20%
  • Microbiology and Parasitology – 20%
  • Clinical Chemistry – 20%
  • Blood Banking and Serology – 20%
  • Clinical Microscopy – 10%
  • Histopathologic Techniques and Med Tech Laws – 10%
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