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Guro, may panawagan sa mga magulang matapos paglaruan ang larawang kuha sa loob ng silid-aralan.

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Isang guro mula sa Dasmariñas North National High School ang nagpahayag ng kanyang damdamin sa social media matapos makita ang pinagkatuwaang litrato ng isang kapwa niya guro.

Kitang-kita kasi sa larawan na pinaglaruan ang hitsura ng titser at ang nakakagulat pa dito ay kuha ang larawang ito sa loob ng silid-aralan.




"Mga magulang sana nakikita niyo to. Kaninang umaga, isa lng ang nagpasa ng assignment na ibinigay ko, isang linggo ang nakalipas. Sa isang section pito lng ang nagpasa. Bakit ganun? Yung sinabi nung teacher sa post "wala kang binabastos at ipinahihiya pero ito ang sukli sakin" ang sakit sakit makabasa nito bilang isang guro! Sana disiplinahin niyo ang mga anak nyo. Pakiusap"

Sherwin San Miguel | Facebook

Sherwin San Miguel | Facebook


Ito ang naging madamdaming pahayag ng guro na si Sherwin San Miguel matapos makita ang pamamahiya sa kanyang kabaro.

Bilang mga titser ay sila ang tumatayong pangalawang magulang ng mga bata pero hindi ibig sabihin nito ay kakarguhin na rin nila ang pagdidisiplina sa mga bata. Dapat ito ay nagsisimula sa bahay at hindi sa paaralan.

Nakisimpatya naman ang maraming netizens sa Facebook post ni teacher Sherwin na kasalukuyang umaani ng mahigit 126k na reaction at 38k shares.

Marami rin ang nasasabi na sana'y may batas din na magpoprotekta sa mga guro sa ganitong sitwasyon.

Pakiwari nila ay tila lumalaking walang disiplina ang mga bata ngayon kumpara noon at di hamak na mas tali ang kamay ng mga guro ngayon pagdating sa pagdidisiplina dahil kadalasan ay mabilis silang nahuhusgahan sa social media.

Hindi man tukoy ang pagkakakilanlan ng kumuha ng larawan ay makikita sa post na maaaring isang Grade 11 student ang may gawa nito sa guro.





Mag-asawa mula sa Cebu, nagtayo ng dalawang paaralan; libre ang tuition at uniforms

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Ang edukasyon ang tanging kayamanan na kahit kailanman ay hindi mananakaw sa atin ninoman. Ito rin ang ating magiging pundasyon at susi upang makamit ang ating mga pangarap.
Francisca Tomarong Uy at Jose Alcorcon Uy, Jr. / Larawan mula Facebook

Subalit hindi lahat ay may kakayahang makapag-aral. Ito ay dahil na rin sa iba’t ibang uri ng problema ng kanilang kinakaharap.

Ang pangunahing dahilan kung bakit marami sa atin ang hindi makapag-aral ay dahil sa problemang pinansyal.

Ang ilan ay mas pinipili na lamang maghanapbuhay upang makatulong sa pamilya kaysa ang mag-aral. Kaya naman marami ang bumilib at humanga sa mag-asawang guro na sina Francisca Tomarong Uy, EdD o “Ma’am Franz”, 57 anyos, at Jose Alcorcon Uy, Jr. o “Sir Joe”, 50 anyos dahil nagtayo sila ng dalawang pribadong paaralan para sa mga mag-aaral ng Senior High School sa Toledo City, Cebu, kung saan libre ang matrikula, libre ang PE uniform, at ID sling.

Ngunit ang mas lalong nakakahanga ay naitayo nila ang paaralan noong kasagsagan ng community quarantine sa buong bansa dahil sa pand3mya.

Mapalad namang nakapanayam ng "Balita Online" ang mag-asawang guro. Narito ang nangyari sa kanilang pag-uusap.
Francisca Tomarong Uy at Jose Alcorcon Uy, Jr. / Larawan mula Facebook

Nagbigay ng munting backround sa kanyang buhay si Ma’am Franz, President at Founder ng PAU Excellencia Global Academy Foundation, Inc. (PEGAFI) sa Toledo City, Cebu at ECT Excellencia Global Academy Foundation, Inc. (EEGAFI) sa Balamban, Cebu.

“I live in Toledo City, Cebu Province at around 56 km away from Cebu City and worked at the Department of Education, Toledo City from 1990 to 2012 and at the same time a College Instructor and a Graduate School Program professor at University of the Visayas, Toledo City Campus from 1994 to 2012.”

“I applied for an early retirement in DepEd and stopped teaching in UV just to venture another career opportunity in Cebu City as school Principal at Asian College of Technology, Bulacao Campus, in May 2012 until May 2020.”

“I am until now working at the DepEd, Toledo City and almost 25 years as Administrative Aide but planning to apply for early retirement to focus on helping my wife especially in the new school, EEGAFI (Balamban),” salaysay naman ni Sir Joe, Administrative Aide I, DepEd, Toledo City at Co-Founder, EEGAFI.

Bakit at paano nga ba nila naisipang magtayo ng mga paaralang magbibigay ng libreng edukasyon sa mga mag-aaral ng Senior High School sa kanilang bayan?

It all started with a random thought, maybe a dream? What if I will have a school of my own? I had a thought that if I have my own school, then I can give the young people of Toledo City a fighting chance through a private educational system where they can be mentored, inspired and coached,” ani Ma’am Franz.

“I can also help many relatives and some students who cannot afford private school just like me before. In fact, after knowing that some students from public schools that are already congested and also wanted to enrol in a private school have fueled my desire and passion to establish a school of scholars, a private institution built for the underprivileged students.”

“Thanks to the Father Almighty, my dream school is now realized. We started when the situation was like walking on eggshells due to a pandemic but I put everything in God’s hands. We named it PAU Excellencia Global Academy Foundation, Inc. (PEGAFI). PAU stands for Presentation Alcorcon Uy, the mother of the Uy siblings, now in heaven. My husband Jose A. Uy Jr., asked help from his siblings to help finance the salaries of teachers and we rented a customized school building built by one of his brothers, Arman Neilsin A. Uy.”

“I said to myself, this is a high time for me to serve Toledo through the work I am very passionate about, teaching. The school opened and operated starting SY: 2020-2021. We offered a Senior High School program only with free tuition fees, free PE uniform and free ID with sling. The school relied on the subsidy from the government through the Senior High School Voucher Program. A minimal pay for the miscellaneous expenses are collected to only a very few students who agreed to help with a minimal cost that ranges from ₱1,250.00 per year or ₱125.00/month to ₱ 2,500.00/year or ₱250.00/month.

“PEGAFI is now in its 3rd school year of operation with 1893 students and Thank God! We are doing well. Students are empowered and happy as well as the teachers,” masayang sabi ni Ma’am Franz.

Sa pangalawang paaralan ay iba naman ang kwento nito, subalit nandoon pa rin ang kagustuhan ng mag-asawa na makatulong sa mga nangangailangan sa pamamagitan ng pagtatamo ng edukasyon.

“We have a different story in EEGAFI, Balamban. There I hear God’s gentle voice to start a new school in Buanoy, Balamban the next town from Toledo City and the Patron Saint is St. Francis of Assisi whose feast day is October 4, my birthday. It’s still about my dream to give the youth a fighting chance in life. We started from scratch but God is good, He made everything possible through the help of some close friends and family who invested not just their money but also their prayers.”

Nabigyang-inspirasyon umano ang mag-asawa, partikular si Ma’am Franz, sa mga mag-aaral na nagtatrabaho sa umaga bilang mangingisda o kasambahay. Ang iba pa raw, tinitiis ang paglalakad ng ilang kilometro mula sa kanilang tinitirhan upang makapasok lamang sa pampublikong paaralang malayo sa kanila. Layon din nitong tulungan ang mga mag-aaral na naging biktima ng bagyong Odette.
“My desire to help, escalated when I found out that there are students who are fisherman by night and student by day, some are house helpers, many are from the mountain areas who needs to walk several kilometres to school, crossing rivers, there are students previously victims of the typhoon Odette and homes are still damaged, only to experience the uniqueness of EEGAFI education.”

“I know someday that the sun will shine brighter for these children because we give them this fighting chance to move forward to their dreams. I learned various touching stories from different learners and I said to myself, no matter what happened, I will pour out my energy to help these children in any way I can.”

“It is my desire to help them so they will become a living proof that poverty is not a hindrance to success, and they still can become what God wants them to become. I remember my childhood with these children. Alam ko ang pakiramdam ng walang wala. I can relate. Fulfilment of my dreams to help is now a reality. We got a loan, rented a building, and we tried to meet the requirements set by the DepEd as to facilities, and hired teachers with beautiful souls just to start going.”

“As a new school we have around 349 students that are dependent on the scholarship that the school offers especially, the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHSVP). I now realized why God sent us here in EEGAFI. Joe and I prayed for the school to continue because this is a place where students taught not just to learn but to share.”

“The new school is named after my parents Edilberto Cañete Tomarong and Eduarda Candar Tomarong (ECT), ECT Excellencia Global Academy Foundation, Inc., (EEGAFI) whose love and inspiration I hold. The school offers free tuition fee, free PE Uniform and Free ID with sling and sometimes free school uniform and even free boarding and meals.”

“Both school EEGAFI and PEGAFI, envisions to produce students that are ready for life, leaving not just fingerprints not just footprints but heartprints so, it will stay forever. The school empowers learners to become agents of change, become spiritually and morally upright, responsible members of their families, community and country.”

“The school also provides rich and engaging learning activities for excellent acquisition of knowledge and technological know-how and internalization of values. We integrate in-depth community extension and outreach activities embedded in the curricular program as an advocacy for sustainable development.”

“The school promotes a wide range of research as the basis for planning and development of the school, local community and the country. It is anchored on the three core practices, Instruction, Community Extension and Research. WE always remember to SMILE- Sustainability, Mindsight, Innovation and Integrity, Love and Excellence, our core values.”

“We always say #GugmaLang. Our perpetual slogan “Estudyante Ko, Kapamilya Ko” leaves heartprints to each and every one. I believe that training the mind is good but training the heart is far more important. Above all, our teachers have beautiful souls na ang pagtuturo ay galing sa puso. We all believe that whatever we do, changes t
he world around us. We just have to decide the scale and quality of our purpose in life.”

Ngunit bakit nila naisipang gawing libre na lamang ang matrikula, lalo’t ito ang gagamitin ng paaralan sa iba’t ibang operational expenses?

“Life is too short, what we need to do now is to help. Material wealth will just be left behind. We cannot take it to our grave. When I was young, attending a private school was something I always wanted to do, but due to financial constraints, I was never given the opportunity,” ani Ma’am Franz.

“So, in the back of my mind, I considered what may happen if I built a school that offered nearly free yet it provides high-quality education to students. A school that offers free tuition fees, free miscellaneous to almost all students, free access to the learning management system, free ID, and the free PE uniform. I do not come from a wealthy family, that is why I can relate to the sigh of the poor.”

“The biggest contribution I believe I can provide to my community and future generations is high-quality education that is practically completely free. This is our calling, we want to help. We were taught by our parents to help. I thank God, my husband is very supportive. Pareho kaming galing sa walang-wala. We are focused now on not what our hands can hold, but what our hearts can keep.”

Ibinahagi naman ng mag-asawa kung papaano nila naipagpapatuloy ang operasyon ng paaralan kahit libre ang matrikula ng kanilang mga mag-aaral.

“Our school is a stand-alone Senior High School and the government subsidized private school providers of the program, the SHS Voucher Program (SHSVP) and that is the only source of funds we have.”

“In PEGAFI, my in-laws (Uy siblings) contributed to the teachers’ salaries during the first year of its operation until the billing was released from the Deped through the PEAC. I got a loan from private individuals for the facilities, laboratories and the rental. Thank God, there was a rapid increase in the enrolment that I was able to pay off my loan.”

“In EEGAFI, it is different, Joe and I joined hands and started from scratch and armed only with courage, we got a bank loan and borrowed money from private individuals to cover the teachers’ salaries and benefits and also for the facilities and equipment, for the laboratories and even rental.”

“Most of the students here are under-privileged as I mentioned above. I know that we are in good hands though, Jesus Christ because HE is the reason why we opened another school. I don’t know what the future holds, but one thing is sure the Lord is with us. I’m sure He will make us an instrument to help others, in a mysterious way.”

Sinisiguro rin ng mag-asawa na hindi naman sila magkukulang sa pagpapasuweldo at pagbibigay-benepisyo sa kanilang mga guro, na silang magbibigay ng kalidad na edukasyon sa kanilang mga mag-aaral.

“In both schools, we make sure that we provide our teachers with adequate pay and benefits because we believe that employing qualified teachers is an investment in the future of education.”

Anila, alam nila na hindi mawawala ang mga pagsubok at suliraning kinakaharap sa pagpapatakbo ng dalawang paaralan.

“I don’t know exactly what to say but this is a miracle for me, imagine beginning from scratch while also dealing with a global crisis, as we start our operation during the pandemic last 2020. As the founder of the school, what I did was to serve the institution as president and principal in order to personally oversee and manage all of the school’s operations.”

“Despite the financial limitations, we are able to overcome them, thanks to God and the support of the family because I had in-laws who assisted in running the finances of the school, PEGAFI in particular. In EEGAFI, we are still praying and hoping that eventually one day everything will be okay.”

“For now, the collection of books sa library kulang pa, computer units also hindi pa 1:1, Science lab/Chem Lab medyo kulang pa but I am confident that students are still learning, collaborating, happy and empowered despite some limitations. Students here really need to be more, so I need more prayers to keep going. A heart-warming and very touching stories happen here but I believe in miracles. God knows the situation of our finances. He will surely find ways.”

“I have faith that if you start things right, everything else will fall into place. In my school, I don’t compete with other schools; instead, I compete with standards, which is why I made sure that my students received a quality education despite the havoc of pandemic.”

“And since, we place Christ at the center of our operations; we are able to overcome the crisis. Despite being the owner, I continue to put a lot of effort into achieving our school’s vision, mission, and goals. Our school’s motto is ‘Gugma Lang’, that means let the love lead.”

Kaya naman, hangang-hanga si Sir Joe sa kaniyang masipag na kabiyak na si Ma’am Franz.

“Thank you for having that good heart. Thank you for making the students and their parents happy by helping those who cannot afford to study in a private school lalong-lalo na sa mga galing sa mountain areas na maglalakad pa ng ilang kilometro. You give them shelter by providing a boarding house and even feed them.”

“Dapat sana PE uniform lang at school ID and tuition ang libre pero to some, even school uniform ibinigay mo nang libre. Naghanap pa kayo ng mapasukan para sa college nila one day. Tumutulong pa kayo sa simbahan para mapatayo ulit yong mga bahay na nasalanta sa bagyo. Alam ko tuwang-tuwa si Lord sa iyo… napakabait mong tao. I can only pray for your good health, may your tribe multiply.”

Labis naman ang pasasalamat ni Ma’am Franz sa kaniyang mister na si Sir Joe dahil sa walang sawa nitong pagsuporta sa kaniyang mga adhikain.

“I thank the Lord for all the support that you give to me. For always saying yes, every time I will share to you that I need this and I want something done na kahit bente pesos na lang pera mo sa bulsa mas pinili nating tumulong pa rin. You offer our house to be the temporary dwelling place sa mga estudyante.”

“Sometimes walang-wala tayo at gusto nating manghiram ng pera, na-experience natin na walang maniwala kasi may school tayo. We just laugh and thank God for all the mercies and blessings instead and despite… I also pray for good health to all of us sa familia natin. I know that may purpose si Lord sa lahat na nangyari sa buhay natin. Just be safe and healthy. Stay humble. Just keep on keeping on, God loves you and so do I.”

May mensahe naman ang mag-asawa para sa mga katulad nilang private school owners, mga guro, mga magulang, at mga mag-aaral.

“For the private school owners, let us not stop trying, let us not give up, let us not quit. The God who put us where we are now, knows where we are going. All our asking and request to God should not only be for ourselves, not just for us to become somebody but for our students and teachers to reach their God-given destiny.”

“Let’s stay at the watchtower so we can see who is coming to take our youth away from the path we prepared for them. We are here not for our position and benefits. We are here because there is a pain, and need, a child who is losing hope, a child who needs someone who believes in her dreams. This is a mission.”

“Every leader should be in the business of building strong, collaborative generations. The modern world now needs a leader not only with a head full of knowledge but a leader with a heart full of love.”

“Lately, I realized that there is no such thing as enough for a leader. We must be a leader who prays more, listens more, give more, understands more, because our students need more of us and thank God we have a God of more, more love, more provisions, more mercy, more grace, and more joy.”

“For the teachers, I want you to know that you are truly a blessing to the school. Keep up the good work! I encouraged you dear teachers to serve God through our students. Plant love in the good soil of their being. Live to our ideals and our perpetual motto, ‘Estudyante Ko, Kapamilya Ko’ . I am very proud of you. #GugmaLang.”

“For parents, let us all work hand in hand, side by side, a true partnership in moulding our children and training them in the way they should go. I believe that it is easier to shape a child than to rebuild an adult. We will instill in them a sense of love, compassion, service, thoughtfulness, and most importantly, a God-fearing individual. #GugmaLang.”

“For my dear learners, we are not here to prepare the road for you but to prepare you for the road you will take, a road full of challenges, stumbling blocks, and full of uncertainty. I know that life ahead of you will never be easy, and fate will occasionally put you to the test. However, despite challenges, you must constantly look for reasons to be grateful and to be thankful for each successful day. You must live a life with purpose, so you need to stick to it. Give your best effort in pursuing your dreams”

“Here in PEGAFI and EEGAFI we will help you, our dear students, to become drivers, not passengers in life. The road you travel may be bumpy but it is the most scenic. #GugmaLang.”

Kamakailan lamang ay nakatanggap ng parangal si Ma’am Franz bilang “Outstanding School Head of the Year” sa ginanap na awarding ceremony ng Instabright Publication sa Summit Ridge Hotel sa Tagaytay City, Cavite noong Nobyembre 5, 2022 dahil sa kanilang husay at dedikasyon sa larangan ng edukasyon.

Bukod sa kanilang pamamalakad sa mga paaralan, bukas din ang mag-asawa sa pagsasagawa ng outreach program gaya ng “Bakas Puso”.
Photo credit to the owner

Congratulations, Ma’am Franz at Sir Joe! Sana po ay dumami pa ang mga katulad ninyong may mabuting puso at malasakit sa kapwa.


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Dating sexy star Bridgette De Joya, mas mapait na karanasan ang sinapit bago makalaboso dahil sa ipinagbabawal na gamot.

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Si Michelle Comstock o mas kilala bilang Bridgette De Joya ay isang dating sexy actress na bumida sa mga pelikulang "Kangkong" at "Gigil".

14 taong gulang pa lang ito nang maenganyong pasukin ang mundo ng pagpapaseksi at kalaunan naman ay napang asawa nito ang kapwa aktor na si Miguel Moreno at nagpasyang tumigil na sa kanyang pag-aartista.




July 2013 nang kumustahin ni Korina Sanchez sa programa niyang Rated K ang buhay may bahay ni Bridgette. 16-anyos ito ng maging ina at nagsimulang bumuo ng pamilya. Masaya naman daw ang dating seksi star sa kanilang mga unang taon ng pagsasama ngunit nagbago ang lahat matapos ang 3 taon.

Aniya, pagkapanganak nito at paguwi nila galing sa ospital ay pinagbuhatan na agad siya ng kamay ng kanyang asawa.

Bridgette De Joya | Facebook Public Photos

Bridgette De Joya | Facebook Public Photos


"After 2 years medyo okay okay pa, nandun na kami sa 3rd year namin kasi dumating na yung baby namin eh! Pagkapanganak ko pa lang as in galing pa lang kami ng hospital, sinakäl niya ko nun!" pahayag nito.

Pangungulila ang naging kasunod nito sa dating sexys star ng Seiko films, inilayo na raw kasi ng asawa niya sa kanya ang kanyang mga anak.

Bridgette De Joya | Facebook Public Photos

Bridgette De Joya | Facebook Public Photos


Maaga itong namulat at humarap sa mga hamon ng buhay. Kasama na riyan ng madiskubre niya ang isang malubhang karamdaman na dumagdag sa kanyang paghihirap.

Nagkaroon ng stage 2 breast canc3r si Bridgette. Nakaramdam ito ng labis na pananakit sa kanyang dalawang dibdib.

Mabigat man sa kalooban ang kanyang mga sinasapit, hinarap nito at nilabanan ang sakit kasabay ng kanyang pangungulila sa kanyang mga anak.

Bridgette De Joya | Seiko Films

Bridgette De Joya | Seiko Films


Upang matustusan ang kanyang pagpapagamot ay nagbebenta siya ng cellphone case sa palengke. Makalipas ang mahigit isang taon ay gumaling ito, nagsimulang tumubo uli ang kanyang buhok at nawala ang nararamdamang sakit sa dibdib.

2018 nang muling mapagusapan si Bridgette, ngunit hindi maganda ang balita. Naaresto ang dating aktres o alyas "Tisay" kasama ang kanyang live-in partner na si Bong dahil sa ipinagbabawal na droga.

Nasamsam ang walong pakete ng ebidensya sa ibabaw ng kanilang lamesa sa kanilang tinutuluyan sa Pampanga.
Bridgette De Joya | Rated K

Bridgette De Joya | Rated K



Himas rehas ngayon ang dalawa sa piitan. Gayunpaman, hindi pa rin nawawalan ng pag-asa si Bridgette na muling makasama ang mga anak. Ito lamang aniya ang makapagbibigay sa kanya ng lakas ng loob para makayanan ang kanyang pinagdadaanan.

"Marami pa po akong balak sa buhay ate. Diko lang alam kung paano pa gagawin dahil ganito yung ginagawa samin dito(kulungan)." umiiyak na sambit ni Tisay.

Bridgette De Joya | Rated K

Bridgette De Joya | Rated K


Judy Ann Santos inaming nasaktan noon nang malamang ire-remake ang Mara Clara

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Syempre nung unaparang ah ok, ire-remake ang Mara Clara. Hindi naman ako magpapaka-lastik anoandun yung ouch,” ito ang nasabi ng award-winning actress na si Judy Ann Santos nang tanungin sila ni Gladys Reyes kung ano ang kanilang reaksyon patungkol sa gagawing remake ng Mara Clara.
Judy Ann Santos, Kathryn Bernardo at Julia Montes / Photo credit to the owner

Sina Kathryn Bernardo at Julia Montes ang gumanap na Mara at Clara sa remake ng nasabing teleserye.

Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, ang teleseryeng Mara Clara ay ipinalabas noong 1922 kung saan sumikat sina Judy Ann Santos, Gladys Reyes at Wowie De Guzman.

Umabot ng limang taon ang nasabing teleserye dahil sa dami ng tagasubaybay nito.
Mara Clara cast / Photo credit to the owner
Photo credit to the owner

Taong 2011 naman nang ipalabas ang remake ng Mara Clara.

Naging masaya naman raw si Judy Ann sa kinalabasan ng Mara Clara remake, ngunit aminado siyang medyo nasaktan siya ng malaman ang tungkol dito.

Syempre nung simula, meron kaming push and pull ni Gladys kasi buhay namin yung Mara Clara, ehAlam namin kung paano siya nagsimulaKami ang gumapang kay Mara at kay Clara. Tinrabaho namin si Mara at si Clara so para i-turn over siya, regardless kahit sino hakahit sino yung gumanap nun, it would still be the same feeling,” sabi ng aktres.
Mara Clara / Photo credit to the owner
Mara Clara / Photo credit to the owner

Subalit naging panatag naman ang loob ni Juday dahil nakatrabaho na niya noon si Kathryn sa Krystala kaya alam niyang nasa mabuting mga kamay ang kwento ng Mara Clara.

““Andun yung realization na I guess it’s time already kasi bagong generation na. And there’s the acceptance na ang ganda din naman kasi ng Mara Clara kaya ipinaubaya na namin na i-remake kasi masyadong malakas yung effect nung Mara Clara sa mga tao.”
Mara Clara / Photo credit to the owner
Mara Clara / Photo credit to the owner

Para kay Gladys, walang remake ang makakapantay sa orihinal na Mara Clara na talaga namang minahal ng mga Pilipino.

“We will always be the original Mara and the original Clara ‘di ba. Kumbaga whatever happens, syempre iba yung limang taon. Ibang version naman sina Kathryn and Julia and I must say nabigyan nila ng justice yung roles,” sabi ni Gladys.

Tulad nina Judy Ann at Gladys, naging matagumpay rin ang karera nina Kathryn at Julia matapos nilang gampanan ang role na Mara at Clara.


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Cum Laude, inalay ang tagumpay sa amang PWD na nangangalakal

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Marami ang bumilib at naantig ang puso sa post ni Ross Forbes Mercurio na nakapagtapos bilang cùm laude sa kursong Bachelor of Science in Agri Business Management and Entrepreneur sa Polytechnic University of the Philippines sa Lopez, Quezon kamakailan.
Photo credit: Ross Forbes Mercurio

Sa kanyang Facebook post, inalay ni Ross ang kanyang tagumpay sa amang si Rosauro Mercurio o mas kilala bilang “Totoy.”

Ang ama ni Ross ay isang PWD, ngunit kahit ganun ay naitaguyod pa rin niya ang kanyang pamilya sa pamamagitan ng pangangalakal.

"Katas ng Kalakal... Una sa lahat maraming salamat sa aking mga magulang sa walang sawang paggabay at pagsuporta sakin para ako ay makatapos sa pag-aaral. Lalong lalo na sa aking huwarang ama na laging andyan para sa aming pamilya na ginagawa ang lahat para maitaguyod kaming magkakapatid para makatapos sa pag-aaral na sa kabila ng kanyang pagiging senior citizen at kapansanan ay hindi ito naging hadlang para sumuko, hindi nagpapahinga para maibigay ang pangangailangan ng aming pamilya kahit araw ng linggo andyan sa lansangan naghahanap buhay, minsan inaabot ng init at ulan sa lansangan pero hindi kailanman naisip na sumuko," ang bahagi ng post ni Ross. 
Photo credit: Ross Forbes Mercurio

Ngayon nakapagtapos na si Ross, handa na siyang suklian ang mga paghihirap at sakripisyo ng kanyang ama.

"Pa, this is it! Sobrang proud ako kasi naitaguyod mo kaming magkakapatid sa kabila ng iyong edad at kapansanan hindi ito naging hadlang para matustusan ang pag-aaral naming magkakapatid. Sa loob ng 17 years ko na pag-aaral, nasaksihan ko lahat ng pagod at hirap na pinagdaanan natin kaya sobrang proud ako sa'yo pa," ani Ross para sa ama na tanging edukasyon ang maipamamana sa kanila. 
Photo credit: Ross Forbes Mercurio
Photo credit: Ross Forbes Mercurio

Sabi mo nga ito lang yung maipapamana mo samin magkakapatid ang edukasyon ang makapagtapos sa pag aaral kaya sobrang proud ako kase  nakaya natin lahat. Pa , hayaan mo na ako naman ang bumawi sayo alam ko minsan may nararamdaman kana din . Kunting tiis nalang. Mahal na mahal ka po namin.
 
Ang lahat ng ito ay hindi tagumpay ko kundi tagumpay nyo ni Mama. Mahal na mahal ko po kayo di ko man ito masabo sa inyo ng personal pero sobrang proud ako  sa inyo.

“”Proud ako katas ng kalakal ako””


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Rider, nag-viral matapos i-deliver ang parcel sa babaeng manganganak na

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Mabilis na nag-viral sa social media ang isang babaeng nakatanggap pa ng parcel habang nagle-labor sa kanyang panganganak.
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Kinaaliwan ng mga netizens ang post kaugnay ng isang delivery rider na matiyagang nagtungo sa isang lying in clinic upang ideliver ang order ng kanyang customer.

Sa Facebook post ni Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo, ibinahagi nito ang mga larawan ng kanyang hipag na tinanggap ang parcel habang nagle-labor.

Kita rin sa lawaran ang delivery rider na kinukuhaan ng litrato ang babae kasama ang parcel upang magsilbing proof of delivery.
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Ayon sa post ng Noreen, matyagang nagtungo ang rider sa lying-in clinic kung saan naroroon sila dahil manganganak na ang kanyang hipag.

Naghatid ng katatawanan at good vibes ang mga larawang in-upload ni Noreen kaya naman mabilis itong nag-viral sa social media.
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo

Sa isa pang post ni Noreen, mabuti naman ang naging kalagayan ng mag-ina at kinilala ang baby na si Louisse Nathaniel de la Cruz.
Photo credit: Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo


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James Reid, napilitan daw huminto sa pag-aaral dahil sa sobrang kagwapuhan?

11:07 PM
16 taong gulang pa lang noon ng mapunta sa Pilipinas ang tinaguriang multimedia prince na si James Reid. Ipinanganak at lumaki ito sa Sydney, Australia.

Ang Filipino-Australian actor, model, singer na si Reid ay unang nakilala sa reality show ng ABS-CBN na Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash noong taong 2010 kung saan siya'y nagwagi at itinanghal na big winner ng palabas.




Sa taglay nitong kagawapuhan ay mabilis na sumikat si James, bumida ito sa mga pelikula at mga teleserye na tinangkilik ng maraming Pilipino at talaga namang tumabo sa takilya.

Naging matagumpay man ang karera sa industriya, tila hindi naging bentahe ang pagiging sobrang gwapo ng isang James Reid noong siya'y nag-aaral pa.

Sa isang panayam ay hindi na napigilang ibahagi ng aktor ang kanyang naging karanasan nang siya'y mag-aral dito sa Pilipinas.


James Reid | Facebook

James Reid | Facebook


Kwento ni James, isang buwan lang ang itinagal niya rito dahil hindi na niya makayanan ang araw-araw na pangyayari eskwelahan.

Nariyan ang pagpasok pa lang nito ng gate ay nagsisigawan na ang mga estudyante. Madalas rin na kinukunan siya ng litrato ng mga ito at ang ikinagugulat niya ay ng mamalaman niyang nagkakaroon pa pala ng bentahan ng kanyang larawan sa mga kapwa niya mag-aaral.

James Reid | Facebook

James Reid | Facebook


Dito na niya napagdesisyonan na lisanin ang naturang eskwelahan sa Makati at mag home school na lang.

Hindi naman iniisip ni James na dahil sa pagiging magandang lalake kaya siya pinagkakaguluhan sa eskwelahan. Marahil daw ay dahil naiiba ang hitsura niya dahil sa kanyang lahi pati na rin ang hindi pa lubos na maayos na pananagalog kaya siya kinagigiliwan.

“It’s not even bullying, I just felt so awkward. Some kids would take photos of me and sell them to the other kids. Every time I come to school, people would like, scream,”

'di nagtagal ay nadiskubre na rin ito at kinumbinsi kasama ang kanyang ama na pumasok sa reality show na PBB.

Sa ngayon, si James Reid ay busy sa mga proyekto ng kanyang sariling record label na Careless at bahagi ng LA-based talent agency na Transparent Arts.

James Reid - REIDers | Facebook


Bagong kasal, sa fast-food store ginanap ang reception dahil sa nangyaring pagbaha

1:47 AM
Pinatunayan ng bagong kasal mula sa Cavite na ang tunay na pagmamahalan ay kayang lagpasan kahit ang bagyo at baha.
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner

Ikinasal sina Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias noong kasagsagan ng bagong #PaengPH noong Oktubre 29, 2022.

Ayon kay Cristine, noong una ay medyo panatag pa sila dahil ayon lumabas sa balita na hindi kasama ang Cavite sa mga maapektuhan ng bagyo.

Pagdating ng tanghali, ayun na dumating na ang malakas na ulan. nagaalarm na ‘yung mga phone na signal number 3 na ang Cavite. Wala na, hindi kana pwede umatras kasi lahat nakabihis na. All set na lahat, wala kanang option kung hindi i-push through,” sabi ni Cristine.
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner

“Habang nasa altar kami, kita namin, may maliit kasi na window, talagang humahampas ‘yung hangin, sobrang lakas tas nagtitinginan kaming dalawa na para bang “ayy di pa rin siya tumitigil, ayaw parin niyang magpapigil,” dagdag nito.

Sa kabila ng masamang panahon, itinuloy pa rin ang wedding ceremony. Sa loob ng simbahan na rin nila ginawa  ang ‘post wedding shoot’ dahil malakas na rin ang ulan sa labas.

At nang papunta na sila sa reception ay nakatanggap sila ng mga text messages at tawag sa kanilang mga bisita.
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Photo credit to the owner

“Maya maya may tumatawag na samin na ‘Tin sorry, hindi na talaga kaya, next time na lang tayo magbonding. Bawi na lang kami sainyo.’ Sabi ko anong nangyayari? Wala po kaming idea na ganun kasi sa area namin wala pang baha,” kwento ng bride.

Nakita rin daw ng bagong kasal na unti-unti ng umaalis ang kanilang mga guests.

“Binababa nila ‘yung window nila, nagpapaalam na sila samin. ‘Yun na nashock na kami. Huh? Talaga bang nangyayari ito satin? Hanggang sa wala na din kaming nagawa, hindi mo na controlled ‘yung situation,” sabi ni Cristine.
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner

Inamin rin ni Christine na nadismaya siya sa nangyari sa araw ng kanilang kasal.

“Planned talaga, almost a year kaming nagprepare for that event. All set na nandun po ang cater Fully paid lahat. Talagang bisita na lang po ang kulang at kaming couple,” sabi ng bagong mag-asawa.

Ang ilan din sa kanilang mga bisita ay hindi na umabot dahil hanggang tuhod na raw ang baha.

“Hoping kami na titila. Sabi namin, pag tumila, diretso tayo, pasok, kaya lang wala na po talaga, hindi tumitila ‘yung ulan. Ngayon sinabihan kami ng iba naming family na  “umalis na kayo dyan dahil tumataas ang baha dyan.” Eh ‘yung amin pong bridal car ay kotse, so mababa. Aabutin po ng baha,” kwento ni Cristine.
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Photo credit to the owner

Isang miyembro ng kanilang pamilya ang nag-suggest na manatili muna sila sa isang fast-food chain dahil sa taas ng baha.

“Pagdating ko sa McDo, talagang gutom, pagod, stress. Ang ginawa namin, inorder na namin lahat para sa bisita namin. Hindi kami aware na ‘yung photo and video team, continue pa din ang pagshu-shoot sa’min. Ang concern ko na lang, kailangan itong mga taong ‘to na naabala namin, kailangan mabusog namin sila. Kasi ‘yung abala, ‘yung stress na binigay namin sobra-sobra,” kwento ni Cristine.
Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner
Randolf Diones at Cristine Lavarias / Photo credit to the owner

Mula sa 135 guests, 20 lang ang nakasama sa kanilang “impromptu” wedding reception.

“Nung dumating ‘yung family, dumating ‘yung ilang friends, sumaya kami kasi ang support nila, ‘Di Tin, wag kang mag-alala, di ka namin iiwan, dito lang kami.’ ‘Yun po ‘yung nakapagpalakas samin, kaya ngayon nagcelebrate na lang kami,” sabi ni Cristine.

Sa kabila ng nangyari sa araw ng kanilang kasal, nagpasalamat pa rin sina Cristine at Randolf dahil lahat ng dumalo sa kanilang espesyal na araw ay ligtas na nakauwi.


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Source: Latest Chika