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64 Year-Old Man Earns Praise For Still Working As A Jollibee Crew In HK Despite His Age

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In the Philippines, most of us are raised to be family oriented. Most of the time, when the parents of a household is already 60 or older, their kids usually let them stay at home and then take care of the bills and expenses.

On the other hand, there are parents that we can’t help but admire for working hard to be able to provide for their family even when they are already old.

More so when they are working abroad and are sacrificing the hardship of being far from their family. This is the story that one netizen who is working in Hong Kong shared.

Facebook User, Amelou Saqueza shared photos of her and an old man who appears to still be a Jollibee crew despite his age.

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Saqueza’s post confirmed it that the old man, whom she said was called Tatay Tony was indeed a Jollibee crew in Hong Kong where she is currently working.

Tatay Tony has been working in Hong Kong for 28 years already and is now assigned in Jollibee Mongkok.

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Saqueza expressed her pride and respect to the people who are still working for their family despite their age.

She also mentioned that in Hong Kong there is no age discrimination. Tatay Tony shared to her that there are some that are still working in Hong Kong even if they are already 74 years old.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

Comments on her post confirmed that senior citizens are indeed helped by most Asian countries so they can still work if they still want to.

Posts like this bring out the pride and respect that we have for OFWs who are working hard far from their families.

What is age discrimination

In some countries, people are forced to resign from their work when they reach a certain age (commonly 60 years old) even if they are still strong enough to work.

Some companies also prefer younger workers even if the older one is more established and qualified.

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Mila’s Lechon Issues Official Statement on Trending Lechon Photo, Reveals Scam

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Over the New Year celebration, social media had been abuzz about photos of a skin-and-bones lechon allegedly from Mila’s Lechon ordered by a netizen who was furious after receiving such a small roasted pig that did not even reach 5kg!

Photo credit: Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim / Facebook

What irked the family of netizen Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim is that they had supposedly ordered the lechon from a reputable company to ensure they have the best roasted pig for their media noche but they ended up with something that was so small they even had to put a piece of tomato instead of the usual apple in its mouth.

See – Thin Lechon Weighs Less than 5kg, Angers Another Family on Noche Buena

After the post went viral, a lot of people expressed anger at Mila’s Lechon for cheating the customer of their cash but a few days later, the popular lechon company issued an official statement regarding the issue.

It turned out Mila’s Lechon had no hand in this order as the customer did not buy from their official website or Facebook page and had not been dealing with them at all. In short, Noy and his family had been scammed!

What’s bad is that the scammers had used the popular lechon company’s name to sell, later dragging it unfairly to the controversy.

Mila’s Lechon assured its customers that they are investigating the matter and that they would always issue an official receipt to the buyers, unlike the fake company that delivered the lechon to Noy’s family.

Photo credit: Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim / Facebook

The customer later acknowledged the error, admitting that they had no idea that the site they were buying from was not the real Mila’s Lechon; although he should not also be blamed considering the lechon company has a lot of branches and the scammers had used its name, even delivering the product with the trademark brown paper printed with the brand’s name.

Both Noy’s family and Mila’s Lechon were victims of the scam. We hope the scammers will be apprehended soon.

Read the lechon company’s full statement here:

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Clever Fisherman Makes Simple but Effective Trap to Catch Fish and Crabs

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Catching fish can be hard work if you do not have the proper tools to do it and have no knowledge about how to go about with the task. But some fishermen in Cambodia have found an easy way to catch fish by creating a simple yet effective trap that they can just leave for some time near the river or lake.

Of course, there are many different ways that one can catch fish – and most would involve a net but for poor folks who can’t afford a net, here’s an alternative to try on your next fishing trip.

In the clip shared by Amazing Video on YouTube, a step by step tutorial to make the trap was shared.

Bamboo poles were used for this trap. While the YouTube video showed the bamboo poles being cut by a cutting machine, using a simple saw would also do the trick here. Of course, you have to remove the partitions inside the bamboo pole so the fish can get in and out of the trap.

But your trap is only half finished. You have to dig at the side of the river, lake, or swamp to create your trap. The hole should be big enough for your expected catch.

Photo credit: Amazing Video / YouTube

Submerge half of the pole in the water, making sure the other end reaches the trap. As much as possible, keep the angle at a minimum to ensure the fish will drop into the hole. Then, add the bait at both ends of the trap.

To finish off the trap, cover the spot with leaves. According to the video, you leave it for 1 day.

Photo credit: Amazing Video / YouTube

A day after making the trap, the fisherman went back to the spot and found the hole filled with fish, eels, and even crabs! Seems quite effective, right?

Check out this tutorial and try it for yourself:

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Thin Lechon Weighs Less than 5kg, Angers Another Family on Noche Buena

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On Christmas Eve, a lot of Filipino households celebrate ‘Noche Buena’ (midnight feast) with lechon which is considered a staple in every Pinoy celebration.

Not everyone was happy with the lechon they received because there were those who were quite angry that the roasted pig they got turned out to be something they did not expect to get. For example, a family in Bacolod City received lechon filled with leaves and did not have much meat. This lechon did not have ribs as well.

But after that lechon went viral, another one has surfaced.

Photo credit: Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim / Facebook

This time, the lechon retained its ribs but the pig was so thin that the lechon as literally just skin and bones. It also looked like a rather dried-up version of the lechon, with skin that was no longer crunchy, wrote netizen Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim whose family supposedly ordered the roasted pig from Mila’s Lechon.

What angered them more is that after an aunt decided to weigh the lechon they got, which they had actually paid for a total amount of Php7,500 plus Php400 delivery charge, they discovered that it did not even reach 5kg – and that weight already includes the bamboo tray it was placed on! Ooops.

Photo credit: Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim / Facebook

While it is understandable that the prizes of commodities do rise up during the holiday season due to the law of supply and demand, the family was not happy that their lechon order worth nearly Php8,000 in total turned out to be this thin and unappealing.

Photo credit: Noy Cayanan Roque Rcrim / Facebook

According to Noy, they immediately called Mila’s to ask for a refund. He was able to speak with the owner’s granddaughter Aika Salanguit who told they can keep the lechon and get a refund of Php5,500 but they were only refunded with Php3,500 on December 29; thus, they did not take the money and are reportedly planning to file a case against the lechon company.

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UPDATE:

Mila’s Lechon Issues Official Statement on Trending Lechon Photo, Reveals Scam

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