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Lola who falls asleep while selling vegetables breaks many netizen's heart

 

Many netizens felt emotional after seeing some pictures of an old woman who fell asleep while doing her job as a vendor.


In the pictures that surfaced online, it can be seen that an old woman around 70 to 80 years old is lying in a corner in front of her vegetables which she sells for a living.


With this, many netizens cannot help but to express their pity and sympathy to the old woman who still works hard in spite of her age.


"Mga dadaan sa harap ng paninda ni lola bilhan nmn ninyo mlpit lng si lola sa amin bibilhin ko yan khit araw2 akong kumain gulay matungan ko lng si lola," wrote one netizen.


May this story remind us that many vendors are enduring so much just to earn for a living. Instead of us asking for discounts, it is better if we would just support their products especially if their price is reasonable enough.

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Pres. Duterte willing to support local companies in making vaccines

The Government encourages local companies to develop own vaccines in the Philippines. According to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, that government is interacting to the companies.


"So at DTI, we started together with DOST and together with our other agencies, FDA, DOH, talking to companies who can possibly start commercializing and manufacturing vaccines in the country so that we are not totally dependent on vaccine imports," Lopez said on public briefing.


They explain that need something to support the company with speed processing to the documents and they ensure that the government prioritize buying what they can produce rather than importing vaccines.


“Green lane on getting government permits. They will subscribe to all requirements and submit all the documents and need to prioritize speed process to put up the plant here," Lopez said.


"Second, of course, everyone who enters here also has a risk involved, especially if they enter and then the government will also buy abroad. So here we would like to encourage government procurement of locally produced vaccines, subject to standards, specs and prices." Lopez added.


President Rodrigo Duterte said that, this government procurement of locally produced is subject to standard specs and prices, even if it is easy if you work on it. I don’t think it would take about one hour or you work in the office.


They admitted that our government is one of the reason why struggling in getting COVID-19 vaccines bacuase we dont have skill to make our own vaccines, we just depends on supply from manufacturers in the other country.

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DSWD chief admits ‘slow start’ in distribution of cash aid in ‘NCR Plus’

 

Secretary Rolando Bautista of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) amitted that the distribution of cash aid or 'ayuda' in affected area in lockdown that they called National Capital Region Plus said on Monday.


Bautista said during the pre-recorded meeting of the member of Inter-Agency Task Force on emerging COVID-19 diseases together with President Duterte, that merely 8% of funds gave for the program has already distributed.


Over 1.7 million of more than 22.9 million beneficiaries in NCR Plus including Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan.


“As you can see, the rollout was very slow to begin with. Like we saw last year, things got off to a late start this year. However, after four or five days, the quicker delivery of special assistance began,” Bautista explained.


Earlier, President Duterte approves the P1,000 for the individual cash that affect by the lockdwon in NCR Plus and more members of family can recieve the cash aid more than P4,000.

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Man violates curfew hour, gets push up as punishment eventually dies

 

Darren, a man who was only buying water outside and violating curfew hours, was captured by the police and asked for 100 push ups. He eventually became weak and died.

 

According to Reichelyn Balce the wife of Darren , that 6:00 in the evening  he is buying water outside because water station nearby is closed that why he force to find in somewhere and caught by the police because he violated curfew hours.

 

The police punish Darren to pumping and push up 100x but Darren has a heart disease and he did not told to the police that he has heart disease.

 

Based on the interview P/LT.COL. Marlo Solero that they did not command Darren to take the 100 push ups and Raffy Tulfo said that before they go to exercise the police must ask the violators if they can do it or is they are healthy to do it.

 

“ We cannot arrest the ECQ violators if you want to teach them a lesson police don’t have to force the violators to do the exercise, they must perform community service if needed so that they can learn their offenses” PBGen. Ildebradi Usana said on interview in Raffy Tulfo in Action.

 

Raffy tulfo request to Usana to investigate Marlo Solero because he is lying  and other police man involve  in punishing Darren, they need a seminar for the next time thy make it right.

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Tricycle na proudly gawang Pinoy, nakitang tumawid sa Golden Gate Bridge sa Amerika

 

Isang Pinoy-made tricycle ang viral ngayon online matapos itong makitang tumawid sa kilalang Golden Gate Bridge sa San Francisco, California sa Amerika.


Motorcycle lovers na sina Mike Arcega at Paolo Asuncion ang mastermind sa pagbuo ng tricycle na ito doon. Galing pa ng Pilipinas ang sidecar na ginamit dito.


Ang "TNT Traysikel" ay tinagurian na mobile public artwork na nagooperate bilang cultural marker for the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District sa San Francisco.


Gumawa ng history ang TNT Traysikel bilang unang Pinoy tricycle na dumaa sa kilalang bridge sa Amerika, kasama sa ride nila ang 60 pang mga Pinoy doon.

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Larawan: Mike Arcega and Paolo Asuncion

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Father requests 'ayuda' to pay for son's burial in Rizal

 

A father who works as a street vendor from Binangonan, Rizal lost his source of income cause by enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and now is requesting money to bury his son.


The street vendaor is Lerwen Lasac that his only chance to get money is the financial assistance from the national government.


Sadly, he is not on the list of beneficiaries of the national government's financial assistance (ayuda).


Lasac requests ti the govenment officials to include him on the list of ayuda just to pay for the burial of his son.


"We are appealing to President Duterte and the municipal government of Binangonan to include us on the list of those who will get the assistance,”he said.


The grieving father said that the P8,000 burial fee for his son, Anghel, who died a day after his birth on April 2, had not yet been charged.


"I can't go back to vending to cover my debts and no one will buy my stuff because of the ECQ,” Lasac told Manila Bulletin.


Since the imposition of ECQ, the street food vendor said that he wishes to return to work in order to support his family.

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Harry Roque rush in hospital for COVID-19 treatment


On Saturday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was rushed to the hospital after contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).


In a press statement sent to Palace reporters, Roque confirmed the news. “I've been admitted to a hospital for Covid therapy. This means that Covid-19 is now more transmissible, and we must take extra precautions,” he said.


Roque did not say where he is hospitalized or when his most recent Covid-19 test was. He revealed on March 15 that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and that he was asymptomatic.


Roque announced on March 25 that he had recovered from the disease after completing his quarantine and receiving a negative test result.


To avoid contracting the virus again, he said he would restrict his visits to public places, including hospitals.


In the two weeks leading up to his first positive Covid-19 examination, Roque visited at least seven hospitals.


He requested prayers for anyone who has been infected with the coronavirus. “I am requesting your heartfelt prayers for all those affected by Covid-19 in the United States and around the world. “May God continue to bless and protect us all,” he said.


Despite his health, Roque stated that the quarantine status of the National Capital Region Plus (NCR Plus) will be announced after April 11.


On Saturday afternoon, the latest quarantine classification in NCR Plus is expected to be revealed.


Due to the rising number of Covid-19 infections, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, or the so-called "NCR Plus," are under the most stringent enhanced group quarantine until April 11.

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Manager, member of Apo Hiking Society, Butch Dans passes away at 69

Butch Dans, a veteran talent manager who helped establish the Apo Hiking Society and breathed new life into Original Pilipino Music, dies at 69 years old.


His son Anton Dans told ABS-CBN News that his father died peacefully in his sleep at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, surrounded by relatives at their home in Quezon City, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Dans, who fought COPD for more than a decade, is also known for his “tax nicotine to the max” campaign to educate the government and the public of the dangers of smoking cigarettes.


Dans handled the careers of Leah Navarro, Noel Cabangon, Baihana, Lyn Sherman, Bituin Escalante, and Fourplay, among others, in addition to his work as a recording executive. For the past four decades, he has been credited with championing OPM.


A family friend, designer Eric Pineda, recounted how Dans entrusted him with the APO's wardrobe for many landmark shows, including "Dalawampu NAPO Sila," "APO Silver Down," and other concerts. 


“I would miss our long chats, he was a very cool and insightful man," said Pineda, who also coordinated the Dans' bridal attire for their silver wedding anniversary as well as their three children's weddings.


Cabangon also praised Dans' meticulous approach to his work, also jokingly stating that, with Danny Javier's retirement, he might be the next "APO" member. Cabangon and APO first collaborated in 1999, when APO performed his MetroPop Song Festival composition "Dito Sa Kanto." Dans was first and foremost a friend and barkada, he said.


The arrangements of his cremation, funeral, and online memorial are still being worked out by the Dans family. “People who served with my father all over the world are showering us with love,” Anton said. “We appreciate it. My father would like people to treasure his memories rather than miss him excessively.”

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Pres. Duterte honors 'selfless and dedicated' frontliners in pandemic response

 

On Friday, President Duterte paid tribute to the “selfless and dedicated” front-line workers in the country's pandemic response, as well as the country's war veterans' heroism.


He said Araw ng Kagitingan was "a strong reminder of the Filipino's unyielding resolve to triumph over all kinds of hardship" in a video message aired on a state-run TV network.


According to Pres. Duterte that the efforts of the front-liners, represent the heroism shown by Filipinos who fought invaders in the past.


“As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a moment to honor the bravery of our selfless and dedicated front-line warriors, whose unwavering devotion in this fight represents the heroism of the Bataan warriors, who continue to inspire in us a deeper sense of patriotism and unity through these hard times,” he added.


The country's medical staff has been dealing with an influx of patients, and many of them have been infected with the virus.


“Today, we pay tribute to our fallen heroes, whose bravery solidified our determination to protect our most prized liberty. Let this awareness reverberate among us as we aspire to be worthy heirs to the country for which they fought and died,” he said.


Lord Allan Velasco, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, paid tribute to war veterans and modern-day heroes in the struggle against the raging pandemic, and urged Filipinos to do their utmost not to contribute to the burdens of health workers by remaining safe and following health precautions.


Velasco said in a statement that health-care personnel showed the same determination and courage as war veterans by risking their health and lives to help Filipinos suffering from the disease.

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Filipina immigrant was randomly attacked in NYC, security guard shuts doors on her

On Monday, an elderly Filipina immigrant was randomly attacked in New York City's Midtown Manhattan, the latest in a series of racist assaults against Asian Americans.


According to the New York Police District (NYPD) investigation, the 65-year-old Filipino woman was walking along 360 West 43rd Street on Monday when an officer entered her and kicked her several times.


According to authorities that the attacker reportedly made "anti-Asian statements" to the woman while kicking her and shouting “You have no right to be here.”


Bystanders on the scene in a video shared online simply watched without intervening. A security guard from a house nearby, where the incident occurred, even refused to assist the woman and also shut the door behind her.


The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with several injuries and a broken pelvis. The perpetrator has yet to be identified, and authorities have pleaded to those with information to come forward.


Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York said the crime was becoming a national "epidemic" that "must end now."


There have also been many marches in support of Asian-American groups. New York mayoral candidates and the Reverend Al Sharpton, an outspoken Black rights leader, were among those who attended.

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Policeman gives own bicycle, money to young vegetable vendor

 

A young vegetable vendor in Rosario, La Union is now in cloud nine after receiving a bicycle from a police trainee out of nowhere.


The bicycle was owned by Patrolman Joshua Ensano Dimaiwat. He had been using the bicycle for six months already as his mode  of transportation from his boarding house to their office.


When Dimaiwat had to leave the place, he thought of selling or bringing the bike home in his hometown. But unexpectedly, he decided to just give it to a young vegetable vendor so he can sell his products easily.


Aside from the bicycle, the police also gave financial assistance to the boy and his mother to  help them sustain their other necessities.


With this, many netizens applauded Dimaiwat for his generosity. Many hope that he will continue the goodness instilled to him as a policeman and as a person.


“Sir, salamat sa maganda mong ginawa. Pagpalain ka ng Diyos nawa’y malayo pa ang marating mo at saludo ako sa mga kagaya mo na matulungin sa kapwa, ramdam ang hirap ng kapwa!! God bless,” one of the netizens wrote.

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Policemen grant young girl's wish to hug them and ride to their mobile

 

Another child became happiest on her birthday after some policemen granted her one of a kind wish which is to hug them and ride to their police mobile.


Based on the story posted in a Facebook page called "I love PNP," a young girl approached three policemen, Police Corporal l Ronnie Consuegra, Patrol Woman Julie Anne Baniaga, and Patrol Woman Gladys Niña Quimpo of PNP Station 3 Naga City Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5), last April 2, at around 6 pm.


The girl shared that it was her birthday that day and she wanted to hug the policemen and ride to their mobile to grant her simple wish.


With this, the policemen did not hesitate to hug the girl and allow her to ride on the police mobile together with her mother. 


They also brought her some foods from a fast-food chain to celebrate her special day.


Based on the pictures uploaded online, the girl looked happy for the policemen's kindness and generosity to fulfill her simple wish.


Netizens are now sending their appreciation and respect to the three policemen for what they did.


“Bilang ama ng isa ring PWD at bilang isa ring pulis, hayaan n’yo akong ipaabot sa inyo ang aking birtwal na pagsaludo sa ipinamalas ninyong kabutihang loob!” one of the netizens wrote.

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50 young Filipino farmers to depart for Taiwan for agricultural internship and training program

50 Filipino farmers expected to be sent to Taiwan for one year for an agricultural internship program between Taiwan and the Philippines. Both countries enjoy healthy cooperation in the agricultural sector. 


The 50 young farmers from different parts of the Philippines, both male and female already participated in an orientation program for the project.


The farmers will begin to take their basic Mandarin language classes online which will be facilitated by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).


The Filipino farmers will be accommodated in housing or facilities prepared by the host farmers and learn about local farming skills and technologies through classwork and fieldwork, including crop planting and animal husbandry once they arrived in Taiwan.


They will stay in Taiwan for one year and will receive allowances and an eventual deployment to Taiwan in June.


Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Angelito Banayo, expressed his belief that the interns will learn a lot in Taiwan, praising the island for being able to export farm produce of excellent quality despite the limited available arable land.

 

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Pres. Duterte's to choose between Pacquiao, Bongbong, Moreno for presidency if Sarah, Bong Go not running for 2022 election

 

President Rodrigo Duterte will be opted to choose from other politicians as his successor if ever her daughter Sara Duterte and Bong Go will not be running for presidency in the 2022 election, said Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.


According to the report of "24 Oras," Pres. Duterte may pick from  Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, or Senator Manny Pacquiao or former senator Bongbong Marcos for presidential position.


“In the end, kapag hindi tumakbo si Sara, hindi tumakbo si Bong Go, because he will only run for president if the president will run for vice president, the president will have to choose who has the number,” shared Roque.


“He will have to choose from Isko, Manny Pacquiao, and Bong Bong Marcos kasi wala naman nang iba,” he added.


Earlier, Sara has already clarified that she may run for president in 2034 but not in 2022.


According to Roque, the candidate that the President will endorse on the coming election matters because up to now his approval rating remains high.

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Job Hiring: San-Yung Electric Heat Machine Corp in Taiwan now hiring welders


 Summary: 

Company: San-Yung Electric Heat Machine Corp

Location: Taiwan

Products: Metal works

Job Position: Welders

Salary: NT$24,000 + OT

Agency: Japan Maruko International Corporation (Accept walk-in)


Check below job ad from Japan Maruko agency:

About San-Yung:

SAN-YUNG  established from 1970, The technologies are cooperated with Japanese and American consultants further integrate the technical features from eastern & western world. San Yung furnaces are used for industrial fields of fasteners, hand tools, bicycle parts, chains, forging parts, automobile parts, motorcycle parts ect. 


*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

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POEA Hiring to Taiwan: Nan Ya Plastics Corp now hiring factory workers, machine operators

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation will hire Filipino male factory workers, machine operators for under government to government special hiring program of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).


For Registration:

- Passport – with at least 3-year validity upon submission of application  SSS Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)

- PSA Birth Certificate

- 2 pcs. 2 x 2 recent ID pictures

- Copy of Taiwan ARC or NHI Card for ex-Taiwan workers

- Employment certificates, relevant to the position applied for (if any)  PEOS Certificate (log on to www.peos.poea.gov.ph )

- Certificate/diploma of highest educational attainment

- Transcript of Records (if any)

- Printed copy of Worker's Information Sheet/E-Registration 


Schedule of interview will be on May 2021 and deadline of submission of applications will be on April 28, 2021 for POEA regional offices and April 30, 2021 for POEA Main office in Ortigas.


Check below postings from POEA:

About Nan Ya Plastics: 


Nan Ya Plastics Corp has accelerated the research and development of new applications, new materials, and products that meet environmental protection trend and have unique specification, and increased the proportion of production and sales of differentiated and high-value products. 


*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.


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Husband dies after saving his wife in Taiwan's train accident

 

On Saturday, the wife’s one of the victims of train derailment said that her husband saved her life but was unable to save his own.

 

According to CNA, Lee Chia-hsing's  body was returned to his hometown of Changbin Township in Taitung County on Saturday. Lee and his wife were both construction workers in northern Taiwan and during traditional holidays did the pair return to Taitung.

 

Lee's wife said that they had been seated on the floor between the fifth and sixth cars, idling their time away by passing a mobile phone between them. When the crash occurred, her partner pushed her, She made it out with only lumbar sprains, but he did not.

 

Lee's older sister said her brother called her early Friday morning to tell her that he needed to be picked up. She had no idea what awaited her in the shape of her brother's frozen body, she said.

 

Despite the fact that the county government had set up a memorial service hall in Taitung District, Lee's sister said she chose to take her brother home for the funeral because their family and friends all live in Changbin, which is more than an hour's drive away. “Taking my younger brother home is my promise to him,” she added.

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P1,000 to P4,000 financial assistance sa mga ECQ areas, ipapamigay na ng mga LGUs

Ang paglabas ng financial assistance para sa mga household na naepektuhan ng reimposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ay nakatakdang magsimula.


Ang lungsod ng Maynila, Marikina, Navotas, at Quezon ay inihayag na magpapalabas sila ng tulong na cash - P1,000 para sa bawat apektadong indibidwal, na may maximum na P4,000 bawat pamilya.


Target ng gobyerno na ilabas ang halagang P23 bilyon na tulong sa 22.9 milyong mga benepisyaryo sa NCR Plus na apektado ng reimposed ECQ.


Sinabi ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) noong nakaraang linggo na inilabas nito ang pondo sa mga local government unit (LGUs), na siyang mamamahala sa pagtukoy kung sino ang mga bibigyan ng cash assistance.


Kasama sa pondo ng NCR ang P1.336 bilyon para sa Caloocan;  P501.070 milyon para sa Las Pinas;  P517.419 milyon para sa Makati;  P300.175 milyon para sa Malabon;  P364.595 milyon para sa Mandaluyong;  P1.523 bilyon para sa Maynila;  P384.065 milyon para sa Marikina;  P442.191 milyon para sa Muntinlupa;  P199.871 milyon para sa Navotas;  P604.370 milyon para sa Paranaque;  P348.746 milyon para sa Pasay;  P681.743 milyon para sa Pasig;  P52.352 milyon para sa Pateros;  P2.481 milyon para sa Lungsod ng Quezon;  P98.425 milyon para sa San Juan;  P805.835 milyon para sa Taguig;  at P530.716 milyon para sa Valenzuela.


Sa labas ng Metro Manila, P2.967 bilyon ang inilaan para sa Bulacan;  P3.444 bilyon para sa Cavite;  P2.718 bilyon para sa Laguna; at P2.612 bilyon para kay Rizal.


Ang ECQ ay paunang naka-iskedyul na magtapos sa April 4, ngunit pinalawig ng kahit isang linggo hanggang April 11. 

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DILG warns against use of politician's name, photo in distribution of 'Ayuda'

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) gives a warning against use of politicians' names, photos or images in the distribution of the financial assistance "AYUDA" to NCR plus.


Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the guidelines in the distribution of ayuda is P 1,000 per person and a maximum of P4,000  per family in the resident affected by  the ECQ in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal or NCR Plus.


Recently President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approves the 22.9 billion cash assistance. DILG spokesperson, Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that the use of  ayuda for partisan political purposes for the 2022 national elections is strictly prohibited. 


The DILG will not tolerate the politicization of government aid or tolerate the practice when we see it or made aware of it.


Violators may be held responsible under Section 82 of the General Appropriations Act, which forbids the use of any public official's name, visage, presence, badge, emblem, or any other analogous illustration in all government services, events, and initiatives, whether elected or appointed.


In addition, the DILG will establish a Joint Monitoring and Inspection Team (JMIT) in each LGU, which will be led by the DILG City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officer and comprise members from the DSWD, Philippine National Police (PNP), City or Provincial Prosecutors Office, and civil society organizations.

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VP Leni Robredo asked government to rush a website for hospital room vacancies

 


Vice President Leni Robredo said to government that to urgent established a websites for the hospital room vacancies to give the patient a real time updates.


Leni Robredo mentioned on her post in Facebook that most of COVID-19 patients died while finding for vacant hospital rooms.


"Im hoping that urgent website, It is Doable, we need to help our COVID-19 patients many Filipinos died cause of lack of rooms," Robredo said.


Robredo said that the system was overwhelming although she acknowledge that Department of Health One hospital sai it has been helpful.


“The hotlines are difficult to access and in emergency situations, every minute, every second counts,” She said.


“I have been proposing a site where people can just visit to check which hospitals can still accommodate them and how long the waiting line is. I was told there is already an existing one. I checked the site and there are no real-time updates and people won t have an idea which hospitals still have vacancies.”Robredo added.


80 percent of hospital beds in the National Capital Region are occupied, with 72 percent of isolation beds utilized, and 63 percent of ventilators used. 

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Security Guard, returns wallet with money, cellphones, important documents

 

Security Guard Carlo Bolito of Stanch Security Agency returns the wallet with a lot of money inside and cellphones with important documents.


Bolito was located at open parking C in SM City Lucena, According to the News while Bolito is doing his job to protect security of people in the area, he found wallet, important documents like IDs and it has cellphone.



The money inside of wallet is 28,073 Pesos, Bolito immediately give the money to the community Relation Service (CRS Office).


They discovered that the owner of the wallet is from Barangay Mayao Parada, Lucena City  and gives back the money, cellphone and important documents.


Many events like this always happening in the mall but the action of security guard is honesty not just in his work as a protector of people but also his kindness to anyone.

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1-year-old girl died after rejected in hospital

According to the story of Jonald Julian the father of the 1-year-old girl, that was their saddest part in life wherein their little angel passed away after rejecting in hospital.


Jonald said on the interview, On Wedenesday Jonalyn is vomitting and sick that's why they immediately go to hospital but cause of many patient they didn't accepts Jonalyn in hospital.


The ambulance is lack of materials that's why the parents of Jonalyn they pump oxygen themselves to help their child to breath. 


Julian said they are waiting in hospital for almost 1 hour, they did not assist the kid and they did not also check the kid if she in critical condition or what. they just walk around in hospital and immediately said they don't have a vacant on hospital.


When they found another hospital its too late because oxygen level of Jonalyn is getting low and the pump of her heart is getting low too until the kid gives up on her life.


They buried immediately because she is COVID-19 suspected but after a month they found out that the kid did not died cause of COVID-19, she died cause of sepsis.



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OFWs can borrow in DTI up to P100k to start business


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encourages Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) to start a small business and avail loan program in agency Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.)


Since July last year when loan facility launched, the SB corp. Head of Capacity Building group Josefina Flores said that they can only approve 205 loans worth P11.8 million or over a tenth of P100 million budget.


"We are not happy with this update because base on the registration of the arrivals of our OWFs is very high, it is by thousand who comes everyday," Flores said.


Program called as Helping the Economy Recover thru OFW Enterprise Start-ups (HEROES), OFWs can borrow minimum of P10,000 up to maximum of P100,000 free interest. In 24 months of payment term pf loan there will be a charge for service fee of 6% and 8% for loans with 36 months payment term.


This loan facility is willing to help those repatriated OFWs to rebuild their live and give them opportunity to become an entrepreneurs. "The loan should strictly be used for working capital and sustain the business operations," DTI said.


The loan can also used in acquisition, production, sale of products, required inventory, necessary equipment and machinery for building a business.


HOW TO APPLY:

• Complete a free 3-day online training with the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC). Register at http://bit.ly/HEROESRegistrationForm


• Upon completion of the training, prepare the following requirements for your loan application:

 - Scanned copy of passport

 - Video presentation (applicant will be given guidance on how to prepare the video during the PTTC Training)


• Go to https://brs.sbgfc.org.ph/heroes to proceed with your loan application.


For more details, aspiring OFW entrepreneurs may contact 8651-3333 or toll-free nationwide hotline 1 800 10 651 3333.

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48 people dead, 118 injured in derailment of Taiwan Taroko express train


Taiwan Railway Taroko Train No. 408 derailed at Daqingshui Tunnel in Hualien County, causing vehicles to hit the tunnel wall and deform 4 to 5 carriages. At present, more than 30 people are known to have lost signs of life. 


The Taiwan Railways said earlier that the driver was stuck in the carriage and lost contact.  


The express train is carrying about 350 passengers derailed in a tunnel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan.


An emergency task force has been established to investigate the cause of the incident, TRA announced.


The incident occurred on the first day of the four-day Tomb Sweeping Festival weekend, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).

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Taiwan Taroko train derailed, all trains stopped operation


The Taiwan Railway said that Taroko derailed at 09:28 on the Chongde=Herenjian East Line (k51+250), 408 passengers were connected by roads at the northern end and 408B from Hualien at the southern end (DMU Ziqiang). All trains stopped at the scene and passed slowly at 5k/h.


According to the report from the railway station, 9081 rescue single machines entered the Dongzheng line to confirm the situation.  In addition, the driver could not be contacted because he was stuck in the carriage and could not move around.


A derailment accident occurred on the main line, cars 2 and 3 were derailed, and cars 3 to 8 were in the tunnel.  It is currently stuck in the Qingshui Tunnel due to the intrusion of the engineering vehicle into the route.  


The Taiwan Railway said that according to the Hualien County Fire Department's report, there were about 350 passengers hitchhiking. During the rescue of 4 to 5 carriages.




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