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Isang bata, sa tulay gumagawa ng assignment habang nagbebenta ng sampaguita

5:18 AM

Sa panahon ngayon kung saan marami sa mga kabataan ang hindi binibigyan ng sapat na halaga ang pag-aaral, isang batang hikahos ang namataang gagawin ang lahat maipagpatuloy lamang ang pag-aaral.

Lumutang sa social media ang mga larawan ng isang bata na nagsusumikap makapag-aral sa kabila ng labis na kahirapan.

Base sa larawan na in-upload ni Aaron Joseph Yulde, makikita ang bata na nakaupo sa overpass habang matyagang ginagawa ang tila assignment o gawaing bahay nito.

Kaharap ng bata ay ang kanyang mga nakalatag na bulaklak ng Sampaguita na binibenta.


Sa pagtingin pa lang sa mga larawan ng nakakaawa ngunit nakabibilib na musmos, malalaman agad na ang pagtitinda ng mga bulaklak ang tanging paraan ng bata upang masuportahan ang sarili sa pag-aaral.

Dahil sa sipag at tyaga para maabot ang kanyang mga pangarap, hindi kagulat-gulat na umani ng papuri mula sa mga netizen ang chikiting.

Hindi lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat na talaga namang mahirap pagsabayin ang pag-aaral at trabaho lalo na sa murang edad ng batang ito na napaka-pursigido sa buhay.

Sa kasalukuyan ay trending ang nasabing Facebook post na ngayon ay may 5.7k shares na.

Tignan ang mga larawan:



Source: Luluboy TV

Polio Stricken Father “Drives” His Son On A Wheelchair To School Daily

1:00 AM
Photo from Front Row
A father's love is undeniable. Some would go to such lengths just to give their children a good future. It's not uncommon for parents to take their children to and from school everyday but this one dad took the attention of the netizens for being a hero to his child despite his disability.

Unique ride

You see, Tatay Alejandro, the hero in our story is wheelchair-bound. But he doesn't let that become a hindrance in giving his child everything he can give.


Front Row Facebook page posted some photos of the dad and son tandem which quickly became viral.In the post, it was stated that Tatay "drives" his son to school everyday even if it's a hot or rainy day. Now, talk about unconditional love and dedication.

Safety and practicality

When asked, Tatay Alejandro says that he is doing this for two things. To ensure that his son is safe, and to save up on fare expenses to and from school.

Photo from Front Row

Photo from Front Row
Now that's a hell of a father, if you ask us. Imagine rolling his wheelchair with his son on his lap daily. If you look at the photos, his son is quite big already and carrying him daily is surely not an easy feat. How much more if it is raining with all the cars and commuters hustling and bustling around them.


Alejandro's childhood

When he was 5, Tatay was stricken by polio. He said he sees himself as a lucky person to have been able to get married in his later life.

Respect is all we got for this man right here. Despite having his disability, he still does his best to be the best father he can be for his family.

There are totally no doubts that his son will also live up to be a great dad for his family in the future.

Source: Elite Readers

Tulog at tubig, sagot para mapababa daw ang tyansang madapuan ng nCov

2:46 AM

Sa gitna ng pangamba na makapasok sa bansa ang nakamamatay na sakit na dala ng 2019 novel corona virus o 2019-nCov, mahigpit na pinaaalalahanan ang publiko na mag-ingat.

Nauna nang pinayuhan ng DOH o Department of Health ang lahat na bawasan ang tyansang mahawa sa sakit na dala ng nCov sa pamamagitan ng mga sumusunod: madalas na paghugas ng kamay, pag-gamit ng face mask, at maging ang pag-iwas sa mga matataong lugar.

Ngunit isang eksperto ang nagbigay ng impormasyon tungkol sa mas mabisang paraan para mas mabawasan ang tyansang madapuan ng sakit na dala ng killer virus.

Ayon kay Dra. Susan Mercado, pangunahing paraan ng pag-iingat ay ang pag-iwas sa mga taong may sakit.

"The only thing that will help us fight off the disease is not interact with those who are sick," ika nya.

Ngunit binigyang diin din ng nasabing eksperto ang kahalagahan ng sapat na oras ng tulog at water therapy o pag-inom ng maraming tubig araw-araw.

Bukod pa dito, ang 'good physical exercise' at ang pagkain ng prutas at gulay ay makakatulong din para manatiling malusog at malakas ang pangangatawan laban sa virus.

"This virus is in human beings. What we need to do is limit the movement of those who are sick and avoid those who are sick. If they get well and they fight off the virus, the virus dies in them," dagdag pa ni Dra. Mercado.

Panuorin dito:


Beso-beso at kilawin, dapat munang iwasan ayon sa DOH

2:39 AM

Mahigpit na pinaalalahanan ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque ang publiko na iwasan ang mga bagay na ito para sa kaligtasan ng lahat.

Lunes ng magbigay ng babala ang Department of Health Secretary na iwasan munang makipagbeso-beso, bukod sa pakikipaghawakan ng kamay.

Ito ay bilang pag-ingat para hindi basta-basta mahawaan ng nakamamatay na sakit na dala ng novel coronavirus o 2019-nCoV na nagmula sa Wuhan, China.

“Avoid shaking of hands this time. At the most, fist bump,” ” ika nya.

Binigyang diin din ng Health Chief na maiging iwasan pati ang pakikipagbeso-beso sa ngayon habang may mga ilan nang mga pinagsususpetsahang carrier ng killer virus sa bansa.

Umabot na sa mahigit 80 ang namatay sa Wuhan dahil sa bagsik ng naturang virus.

Nagpaalala din si Duque na umiwas muna sa mga hilaw na pagkain.

“Make sure that the preparation is adequate. It should not be half-cooked or have meat that is pinkish,” paliwanag nya.

“Rule number one: Never eat raw meat,” sabi nya.

“A lot of illnesses start with animals or zoonotic transmission.”

 “Yang mga kilawin, tigil na muna natin yan. Maraming mikrobyo kasi yang mga yan,” giit ni Sec. Duque.

Pero ng tanungin ito kung ligtas bang kumain ng ibang hilaw na pagkain gaya na lamang ng sashimi, iba ang naging sagot ni Duque.

Sagot kasi nito, ayos lang na kumain ng mga ganoon basta ito ay galing sa restaurants na kilala at subok na ang reputasyon sa pagiging malinis.

“You just need to cook it well since coronaviruses are sensitive to heat. If you cook it at 53 degrees centigrade, they will be neutralized,” sambit pa ni Duque.

Mahilig sa milk tea? The danger of drinking too much milk tea

2:26 AM
Milk Tea
The Danger Of Drinking Milk Tea

Excessive drinking of milk tea harms our body according to the experts.  It could lead to diabetes or excessive body fat.

Too much sugar

Nowadays, drinking milk tea is trending, especially for teenagers. Because of its sweetness, many Filipinos are addicted to it. They consume milk tea at least once a day. With that, an endocrinologist warns the public of the dangers that milk tea could bring to one's health.

In a TV program called "Salamat Dok", Dr.  Nemencio Nicodemus of Philippine General Hospital, explains the danger it could bring. According to him, despite the health benefits of tea and milk could bring, the amount of sugar is still higher.

 A single serving contains typically five teaspoons of sugar. That's not all, because sugar is also present in the milk and other "sinkers" of the milk tea such as pearl, tapioca and nata de coco.

"Ang pag-inom ng milk tea, added calories 'yan, hindi kailangan ng katawan natin. Kaya kung iinom ka niyan, dagdag-calories 'yan sa katawan mo," he said

"Mayroon namang nutritional value ang gatas pero kasi ang nilalagay naman natin dito sa ating milk tea, hindi lang gatas, mayroon pang iba. Mas marami iyong ibang nilalagay, lalo na 'yong asukal,"

The danger

According to him, a large serving usually contains 11 to 20 teaspoons of sugar which are equal to 400 calories. Based on the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the daily consumption of sugar should not go higher than six teaspoons. Too many calories could lead to excessive body fats and diabetes.

Doctor's Advice

Dr. Nicodemus advised the public to limit their consumption to once a week if they cannot avoid drinking it.

'Yong milk tea, kung talagang hindi maiiwasan, hangga't maaari, limitahan lang natin ng siguro once a week lang para hindi tayo madagdagan ng sobrang calories sa katawan natin,

Source: ABS-CBN News

A heartbreaking open letter from a Wuhan resident: “Not all Chinese are bad people”

5:14 AM
Ms. Helen Chen
The open letter of a young woman posted via Facebook highlighting the challenges the Wuhan people are facing now has gone viral, with thousands of people sharing her observations and heartbreak.

Ms Helen Chen referred to people saying that the city’s residents deserved what had befallen them and called that “heartbreaking”.

In her open letter, she said: "And I’m so sorry the virus has now spread to other countries. I truly am very sorry. But not all Chinese are bad people. Not all are selfish and entitled and just downright disgusting human beings. I don’t think it’s fair for you to say that we all ‘deserve’ it because of the terrible behaviours of some.”


Read her full open letter below:

I’m one of the millions in Wuhan right now who is affected by this. It is heartbreaking to see comments here saying how we deserve it.

Yes. Some people are disgusting and uneducated, they eat everything that moves and have total disregard for health/safety regulations. But most people aren’t like that. Most of us are just normal folks living a normal life. We are just as angry at those exotic animal traders as you are, if not more.


It’s CNY, and in case you’re not familiar with the Chinese culture, let me first put into perspective it’s importance. It’s like thanksgiving and Christmas combined. Historical/Traditional significance aside, for millions of people, CNY is the only time of the year where families get to reunite and have a home cooked meal together. It is more common than not for chinese people in more rural areas to go to cities to find better work opportunities. They work hard for the whole year, sending home the little money they earn to support their children and parents. Families don’t get to see each other for a whole year and reunion dinner on CNY eve is something everyone looks forward to.



The coronavirus is taking away the only time of the year that families get to reunite. Doctors and nurses are working around the clock, many of them have not gone home in weeks; healthcare professionals across China are flying voluntarily to Wuhan to help; factory workers have resumed work due to the shortage of masks and protective suits; 3M and other companies are donating masks too; hotels across Wuhan have offered free accomodation to healthcare professionals whose home are too far away; chain convenient stores are providing free hot meals to hospitals and workers; delivery man have to give up their holidays to deliver food to families because we can’t leave our homes; construction workers are working around the clock to build new hospitals... do all these people working tireless to save lives deserve to get affected and die too??? Those selfish exotic animal traders have taken away precious family time from all these people who are literally putting their lives in danger to help others, and yet on the Internet, these unsung heroes are being lumped together with them, criticised condemned and humiliated. It’s really heartbreaking. Those people don’t deserve any of it.



As of now, most of our fridges are still fully stocked from CNY, but what about in a week or even a couple of days when we run out of food? My parents just came back from the supermarket and many shelves are empty. Public transport have shut down completely, from today onwards vehicles unrelated to the containment of coronavirus will not be allowed on roads too, no one is allowed to leave Wuhan. So let me ask you, do all of us deserve this too? Especially during a time of supposed celebration. I’m not even a permanent resident here, I am just home for the holidays after being away for more than a year. But now I can’t leave to go back to Uni. I’m sure there are many people in similar situations as me. I hope I’m not coming off as playing the victim. I’m merely trying to tell my side of the story. And I’m so sorry the virus has now spread to other countries. I truly am very sorry. But not all Chinese are bad people. Not all are selfish and entitled and just downright disgusting human beings. I don’t think it’s fair for you to say that we all “deserve” it because of the terrible behaviours of some.


Source: Helen Chen

Filipina Doktor, hindi nakapagtimpi sa mga nagmamarunong tungkol sa nCoV

3:48 AM

Deretsahang pinatulan ng isang doktor na ito ang mga netizen. Ito ay sa gitna ng mainit na diskusyon sa social media tungkol sa paglaganap ng sakit na dala ng novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Matapos subukang manahimik para hindi na makasali sa gulo ng magulo nang usapin, hindi na nakapagtimpi si Dra. Lotis Casiple-De Guzman na ibulalas ang kanyang saloobin sa opinyon ng mga netizen; para na rin tuldukan ang maling paniniwala ng mga ito.

Sa pamamagitan ng isang Facebook post, idinetalye ng doktor ang kanyang punto.

"I have been trying to hold my peace for quite sometime regarding the issue on nCov. Ayoko sanang pumatol sa mga maraming nagfe-feeling all-knowing, overnight experts, giving their left and right baseless opinions." panimula nya.

"Mga sobrang triggered, that others even blatantly wish death for our dear health secretary and his family. Meron ding mga walang bukang bibig kundi “wala kayong ginagawa!”. Patola ako ngayon. Isa-isahin natin." paliwanag pa ng doktora.

Basahin ang kanyang patas at lohikal na eksplanasyon:

I have been trying to hold my peace for quite sometime regarding the issue on nCov. Ayoko sanang pumatol sa mga maraming nagfe-feeling all-knowing, overnight experts, giving their left and right baseless opinions. Mga sobrang triggered, that others even blatantly wish death for our dear health secretary and his family. Meron ding mga walang bukang bibig kundi “wala kayong ginagawa!”. Patola ako ngayon. Isa-isahin natin.

Una: “Hindi tayo handa. Walang ginagawa ang DOH. Heightened alert daw sa airport eh wala namang talagang ginagawa at kulang sa gamit. Thermal scanner lang. Paano pag walang lagnat, eh di nakapasok na ang mga intsik at magkakalat na virus! Walang guidelines!”


Kung marunong ka lang makinig ng totoo mula ng pumutok ang balita sana naintindihan mo na ang DOH ay umaksyon agad. Inalerto ang lahat ng points of entry. Quarantine people manning our ports and airports did not think twice or even consider their safety and carry on w/ the orders given to ensure that all passengers coming in are symptom free. Wala po kayo dun. Wala kayo sa frontline. Hindi nyo nakikita na 24 oras ang pagbabantay na ginagawa. Iniisa-isa ang pasahero. Pag may sintomas, ini-examine. May guidelines po (opo meron!) na sinusunod kung sino ang dapat ipadala sa hospital at hindi. Pinaliwanag na rin yan. May lagnat, ubo, sipon, at galing sa mga lugar sa china na may outbreak ay classified as person under investigation (PUI) at siguradong ilalagay under quarantine. Napanood mo sa TV yan hindi ka lang nakinig! Kung walang sintomas at hindi pasok sa criteria wala tayong karapatang pigilan ang sinoman makapasok sa bansa. Intsik man sya. Wala pa po tayong travel ban for china same with other countries . (Yes, hindi lang tayo!)
Hindi tayo handa? Eh sino ba ang ready sa pagdating nito? Kaya nga even other countries like US are still trying to cope up with it.

“Paano kung nakapasa sa examination? Papapasukin ng bansa ng ganun-ganun lang?” Friend, hindi mo alam ang effort with a capital E bago sila pakawalan. Pipilitin na ipaliwanag ng mabuti... kahit na madalas lost in translation (dito ako nagpapasalamat sa english to chinese Google translate!) na kailangan pumunta sa pinakamalapit na hospital pag nagka-sintomas. Dito pumapasok ang di matatawarang serbisyo ng mga kapatid natin sa mga hospital institutions.


Pangalawa: “Sige pagtakpan nyo pa! Marami ng positive sa nCov ayaw nyo lang sabihin!”

Hala! Tigil-tigilan nyo na kasi ang pag-iisip ng ka-etchosan na conspiracy theory. Masyado na atang na-apektuhan ang karamihan ng mga telenovela na pinapanood kaya akala lagi may cover-up. Again, from the beginning the DOH posted news bulletins regarding nCov and regularly holds press briefing about PUI cases and their status. The department has been transparent....Ayaw mo lang talaga maniwala! Mas pinaniniwalaan mo pa ang mga fake news. Zero (0) confirmed case in the Philippines. Ayaw mong maniwala! Gusto mo meron?! Mag-isip ka naman. Bakit kailangan pagtakpan kung meron? Anong special sa atin para pagtakpan even ng WHO? Tuwing magsasalita si Sec. Duque, kasama nya si Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, Officer-in-Charge and Acting WHO Representative just to assure everyone that we are coordinating with them and following the organization’s protocol.
O ayan meron na positive case! Masaya ka na?
Hala eto pa, after hearing the announcement: “Sinasabi ko na nga ba may pinagtatakpan kaya ngayon lang sinabi na may positive na!” Pssst... hindi mo ba narinig kakarating lang ng result from Australia. Mainit init pa.

Pangatlo: “Ano ba yan, wala tayong pang test ng nCov! Kailangan pang isend abroad?! Eh blood sample lang naman ang itetest!”

Galing. Tsk tsk... Friend, basa din pag may time. Ang ibig sabihin ng nCov ay NOVEL Corona Virus. Novel virus sabi ni Wikipedia (dahil mahilig naman kayong mag refer kay Google) “Is a virus NOT SEEN BEFORE. It can be a virus that is isolated from its reservoir or isolated as the result of spread to an animal or human host where the virus had not been identified before.” Yan ang dahilan kaya po wala pang available na specific test dito sa atin. Ganyan din po ng nagsimula ang SARS, MersCov na ngayon ay meron na tayo. Yan ang dahilan kaya need natin isend sa reference laboratory abroad. Hindi rin po tayo ang tanging bansa na ganito ang sitwasyon. Hinihintay lang po nating dumating yung mga kailangang reagents at primers for nCov para hindi na natin ipagawa ang test sa iba.

“The RITM has the skills and capacity to do testing but we must acquire the reagents and the primer of this novel coronavirus,” according to Sec. Duque. Totoo po yan kasi Biological Safety Laboratory Level 3 (BSL3) Facility po ito. Hindi mo maintindihan? I-google mo na lang para naman makapagbasa ka ng tama. Narinig mo ba yan kahapon sa Congress inquiry? Hindi. Kasi mas na-appreciate mo ang sinabi ni Senadora na gusto nya i-ban ang mga chinese because she values the health of the Filipino people.
Hay. At nga pala ang test po para sa nCov ay hindi simpleng blood test lang. kung nakinig ka sa sinabi sa congress kahapon nalaman mo sana na SIPON ang kinokolekta (nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab).

Pang-apat: Bakit handwashing?
Eh nasa hangin ang mikrobyo? Hay. Ayan ka na naman. Ang mode of transmission po ay respiratory droplets. Di hamak na malaki at mabigat kumpara sa mikrobyo na airborne kaya malamang na maiwan sa mga bagay at puedeng mahawakan mo ito pag may bumahing o umubo. At dahil mabigat sya hindi kayang tangayin ng hangin, kataas-taasan ay isang metro ang puedeng landingan.

How can we protect ourselves? It all boils down to basic handwashing, cleanliness, keeping ourselves healthy and proper protection.
Opinyon ko lang ang mga ito. Sana kesa maging negatibo tayo dapat maging mapanuri, appreciative at matalino.

Kudos to all healthcare workers. We are on the frontline of this battle and we are doing our job the best we can.

Source: Lotis Casiple-De Guzman

Dalawang Chinese national, namimigay ng libreng face mask sa Makati

2:40 AM

Dahil sa lumalaganap na sakit dala ng coronavirus o 2019-nCov, labis-labis na lamang ang pag-iingat ng publiko dahil sa takot na mahawaan ng nakamamatay na virus.

Nagmula ang virus sa Wuhan China kaya naman marami ngayon ang nag-aalala sa tuwing may makasalubong na Chinese — ang unang papasok sa isip ay baka sila ay carrier ng virus at baka makahawa ng iba.

Isang netizen ang namangha sa kanyang nasaksihan sa Makati. Dalawang Chinese ang namimigay ng libreng face mask, ayon kay Precious Ann Patiño.


Narito ang buong post ng netizen na nakakita sa magandang loob ng dalawang Chinese:

Free mask from these two Chinese Men ❤️🙏🏻

Di ko masyado nabasa yung naka flash dun sa cp ng naka black na chinese pero parang mag nakalagay ata dun na “hug” then yung naka white sya may hawak ng mask sya taga abot

Sa mga madadaan dyan ng PBCOm Makati. Tanggapin nyo na lang po yung offer nila na mask sa ganyang paraan na lang sila makakabawi sa mga sama ng loob sa kanila at para makatulong na din sila. 😢❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 keep praying guys. Marami ng nangyayare ngayon para sabayan pa natin ng galit tulungan na lang.