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Duterte Vows Pay Hike for Teachers after Promise to Soldiers and Cops

MANILA, Philippines – Much has been said about President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to double the salaries of cops and soldiers, especially after Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno declared that such was not possible because it was not included in the budget – for after taking over in the middle of the year, this new government is still working on the budget created by the previous administration.

But Duterte recently reiterated his promise that cops and soldiers will have their ‘incremental’ pay hike, with the first tranche coming in by August.

Now that the salary increase for the country’s armed forces is in the works, Duterte had another good news to announce: a pay hike for teachers will be next!

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Photo credit: FilipiNews.PH

It can be recalled that a lot of netizens were not happy with the news of the pay hike for soldiers and cops, opining that if the armed forces will get a salary increase, all sectors of government should also get a pay hike.

Of course, that is impossible at the moment; thus, many netizens also urged others to let the president do his job as they believe that pay hikes for other government workers will soon be on the way as well. It seems, with this latest news, that such is really going to happen – if not soon, at least in some near future.

How and when will cops and soldiers get their pay hike?

The DBM is still mum on the details of how the pay hike for soldiers and cops will be implemented or where they will get the money to fund the increase. Even presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said, “I don’t have the details for the first tranche. Although he did give the assurance that it will be fulfilled. Kaya lang talaga, this year is still the budget of last year (It really is due to this year’s budget being a budget prepared last year…) so he cannot really impose upon it. But he did say that there will be incremental increase and I believe by next month.

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Triplets Wow Netizens after Graduating from College, All as ‘Cum Laude’

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Triplets Ace Pagaran, Jack Pagaran and King Pagaran, have wowed netizens recently after graduating from college, all with the flying colors as ‘cum laude’!

Certainly, this was something that they can all be proud of.

In a post on Facebook, Ace Pagaran shared photos of him and his siblings, proudly sharing that they were told they made history when they all graduated as ‘cum laude’ from college.

The three finished their Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honors at the Isabela State University Cabagan Campus of the Provincial Technical Institute of Agriculture (PTIA).

Graduating as cum laude is certainly a great honor but sharing this with your siblings, as triplets, makes the honor thrice more awesome!

Photo credit: Ace Pagaran / Facebook

In the post, Ace thanked their parents Leliza Pagaran and Sonny Pagaran for the support given to them all. According to Ace, their parents were deep in debt but never failed in supporting the three of them and sending them to school.

He also thanked their grandparents, uncles, aunties, and all relatives and friends of the Baldugo – Pagaran Family. He said that the words “Thank You” are not enough for everything that these people had done to them; but he wants to thank them a lot for the help they bestowed upon him and his brothers.

Ace ends his post with words of thanks to their alma maters, schools that had helped shape the three of them to what they are today: Naganacan Elementary School, The Sisters of Mary School Boystown Adlas Campus, and, of course, the Isabela State University Cabagan Campus of the Provincial Technical Institute of Agriculture (PTIA).

A lot of netizens congratulated the three, saying that they were greatly amazed by these triplets’ triple achievement. Surely, this was not a common thing – and that makes their achievement even better!

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Netizen Shares Creepy Experience as ‘Ghost’ Rides Grab Taxi

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Do you believe in ghosts? While many of us no longer believe in ghosts, saying that those are just products of someone’s vivid imagination, there are also things that are difficult to explain — and some can even be detected by the lens of a modern camera! Wow.

Pilipino Star shares the creepy experience of netizen Sam Andrew Lee when a ‘ghost’ rides the Grab taxi he got.

The post has since gone viral — and for good reason.

Photo credit: Facebook / Sam Andrew Lee

According to Lee, he was just heading to Oasis and had hailed the Grab car at exactly 12 midnight last June 11 when he noticed that there was another passenger inside the vehicle when he got inside.

A few minutes into the ride, after checking that the other passenger was still sitting at the third row, he asked the driver why he was sharing the ride with another passenger when he didn’t actually choose GrabShare but a GrabCar!

Much to his surprise and fear, the driver was actually surprised with his question and told him there was no other passenger in the car, only him. When Lee turned around, the other passenger was gone!

Photo credit: Facebook / Sam Andrew Lee

That was the first hint that the other passenger was a ghost or some lost soul; however, minutes into the ride, the other ‘passenger’ appeared at the back row again! While he did feel a bit scared now and could feel the ghost’s strong presence at the back, Lee was actually brave enough to take a selfie and really wished the ghost would manifest itself in the picture.

When he finally took the photo, the entity could be clearly seen in the background; though it was grey and was looking rather grim.

Photo credit: Facebook / Sam Andrew Lee

That’s rather scary, right? Lee showed the photo to the driver who got really scared at this point, admonishing him for showing him the photo and telling him he should probably get off near the driver’s house, then the driver will just find another GrabCar for him — but Lee was too scared as well to agree to that. Oooops.

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Daughter of ‘Basurero’ Graduates from College, Inspires Netizens

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How much does a ‘basurero’ (garbage collector) earn from his job?

For 51-year-old Tatay Cristito Quimado, it is actually around Php500 per day – and he uses this money wisely to send his five kids to school! Last April, one of them graduated from college, and this superb dad could not help but cry over their collective success.

In a feature video on GMA Public Affairs’ #DigiDokyu, Tatay Cristito cried as he admitted that he tries his best to send his children to school because in his poverty, education is the only thing that he could ever give them as a form of inheritance.

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Alas-tres pa lang ng umaga, namamasura na ang 51-anyos na si Tatay Cristito. Mahigit dalawang dekada na niya itong ginagawa hanggang sa nito lang Abril, napagtapos na niya ang anak sa kolehiyo! Maantig sa kanyang kuwento ng pagsusumikap at sakripisyo sa video na ito!” the video was captioned.

Poor as he might be, Tatay Cristito was proud that he was able to send his daughter, Jenny Rose Quimado, to college.

But Jenny Rose’s graduation isn’t the end of Tatay Cristito’s financial challenges as a dad because he still has to send the rest of his children to college as well.

Sa awa ng Diyos, isa na ang napatapos ko. Apat pa. Hanggang malakas ako, pipilitin kong makatapos sila. Iyong pag-aaral nila, hindi ko pinababayaan kasi iyon lang ang ano [maibibigay] ko sa kanila, makatapos sila,” he added.

Mahirap kasi marami akong anak, e. Pero kahit mahirap kinakaya ko. Minsan nga, wala kaming makain, e.

Tatay Cristito admits to having mixed emotions every time he hears someone ask his children what their father did for a living; however, his children are always proud of his job!

Pag tinatanong, ‘Ano’ng trabaho ng tatay mo?’ (Ang isasagot niya ay,) ‘Basurero.’ Hindi siya nahihiya,” he said.

Indeed, Jenny Rose is proud of her father.

Proud ako kasi napagtapos niya ako sa pagbabasura niya and alam kong mapapagtapos niya rin ang mga kapatid ko,” she said.

Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Diyos kasi siya iyong naging tatay ko. Kasi hindi naman po masama iyong trabaho niya at marangal po siya, kahit maliit po iyong kinikita niya, at least, wala po siyang ginagawang masama.

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