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Mom Leaves 6-Year-Old Daughter with Taxi Driver for 2 Months’ Worth of Fare

Everyone knows that mothers would do everything and anything to ensure their kids’ survival but there are a lot of exceptions to this rule, such as the ones who give away their children – or is it because the mother thought things would be better off for their kids were with someone who could better provide for their needs?

Such is the question in the mind of 28-year-old Japanese-Filipino artist Yuki whose number left her with a taxi driver back when she was still 6 years old.

Photo credit: Yuki / GMA News

It was back in 1996 when Yuki’s mother, Debbie Lopez Garcia, left her with taxi driver Mang Ramon in exchange for 2 months’ worth of fare so she could find her family. Debbie was an entertainer in Japan who was deported along with her children to the Philippines.

Mang Ramon was the taxi driver they met at the airport who would ferry them around as they searched for family but weeks passed and they found none. Debbie would leave her youngest daughter, Chimmy, with the DSWD and Yuki has no idea what happened to her little sister since then.

Later on, when Debbie could no longer pay Mang Ramon, she bartered her eldest daughter with the driver and even drew up a contract that she would return to pay him Php20,000 equivalent to 2 months’ worth of fare but she never came back.

Yuki has no idea as well what happened to Shoe, the middle kid.

As the years passed, Yuki rebelled against Mang Ramon and would run away to live with friends; although the taxi driver had been kind and was actually quite proud of his ‘alagang Hapon’, referring to Yuki.

Photo credit: Yuki / GMA News

When she had three kids of her own, Yuki finally got the idea of trying to find her mom after her child asked where her mom is. She asked help from Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) whose writers were able to connect her with her Lola Rosita and Tita Minica, the one who cared for her when she was little before her mom took her to Japan after being petitioned by her Japanese dad.

Yuki was shocked to learn that her mom’s name wasn’t actually Debbie but Rowena. She also learned that the last time the family had seen her mom Rowena was when the latter had taken her from Minica to bring her to Japan.

The family, Yuki especially, remains hopeful they could find Debbie/Rowena not just to answer the many questions she wanted to ask but also to finally get the chance to bond with her long lost mother…

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Photo of Dog Sitting Like a Human in the Jeep Goes Viral

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Dogs are man’s best friends; there is no doubt about that. But did you there are times when dogs sometimes mimic their human best friends? And that’s the most adorable thing, really.

On Facebook page Doggie Fun Fair, photos of a dog had recently gone viral because this canine seems to think that it is a human being. Why is that so?

Well, as can be seen in the pictures taken by a certain Derick Anne Mariano, a dog can be seen sitting like a human being while riding a jeepney. Isn’t that cute?

Photo credit: Derick Anne Mariano / Doggie Fun Fair – Facebook

According to the Facebook post, the photo first appeared on the Philippine star last year but has obviously gone viral again because of its hilarious image.

Mariano narrated that the dog sat alongside its owner, much like a real human being would do if riding a jeep. While dogs might have stayed on the floor of the jeep, this one climbed up to the seat and sat like a human, even putting its head out the window to look at the sights.

This happened on a jeep going to Lardizabal Street in Manila.

But before netizens could complain that the seat is only reserved for human beings (is it really?), Mariano added further that the owner actually paid for the dog’s seat.

Photo credit: Derick Anne Mariano / Doggie Fun Fair – Facebook

It really seems like these owners are treating their dog like a human being – and the dog must have thought he’s really a human being and is very much part of this family, doing things like what this family does. Cool, isn’t it?

Some people commented that it was good that the other passengers did not complain about this dog as there are others who actually would, saying they are afraid of dogs or are allergic to one or simply do not want to be in the same place with a dog, especially if it is a public transportation.

What can you say about this dog who sits like a human at the jeep?

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Woman Shares Husband’s Compassionate Reaction after Baby Gets Scalded with Boiling Water

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Parents love their children so much that they would surely get angry when someone harms their kids! But what if the incident was not intentional? How would you react?

A mom named Jinghan Naan of Singapore had a first-hand experience on the matter when her daughter got scalded with boiling water by their new helper. As expected, she was furious about what happened but her heart changed after hearing her husband’s compassionate reaction.

According to Jinghan, their helper had just been with them for a week. The woman had just finished pouring boiling water into a thermos when Masha, Jinghan’s daughter, looked at her. In an attempt to amuse the kid, the helper began shaking the thermos, forgetting that she had not covered it yet. This resulted in the boiling water splashing all over the place, hitting the kid on the arm!

Photo credit: Jinghan Naan / Facebook

Jinghan’s husband Aizat immediately took Masha to the bathroom to run cool water on her arm but while both of them had gotten soaking wet in the process, blisters were already forming on the child’s arm. So, they took her to the hospital for treatment.

Seeing her child suffering, Jinghan felt anger and frustration. She was very furious at the new helper, with her anger growing each time the baby cries.

Hours later, as Masha slumped on Aizat’s shoulder out of exhaustion, the couple had a talk. But it wasn’t something Jinghan had expected.

Instead of saying they should fire the helper, Aizat told Jinghan to ask if she was alright. The shocked wife wondered why that was so and Aizat explained that they were so focused on Masha that they had forgotten the helper must have suffered injuries, too. For sure, she was also shocked and had felt guilty about what happened but it was all an accident.

Jinghan insisted at first that the helper was to blame for the accident but Aizat gently reminded her that the woman was human and makes mistakes; she did not want it to happen.

Photo credit: Jinghan Naan / Facebook

Realizing that her husband was right, Jinghan did what Aizat said. She later shared that both Masha and the helper are doing fine now – and the woman is still with them.

What a beautiful lesson about compassion

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Teen Taking A Selfie Left Severely Injured By Train That Rushed Past Behind Her

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It has long been established that selfies can be dangerous. Especially if you become addicted to it that you forget to be careful about your surroundings, in your attempts to shoot the perfect selfie.

May we remind you about the most dangerous selfies that have been posted? Or do you want to read about the man who lost his life because he wanted a selfie with a walrus? Or what about the guy who accidentally killed himself because he wanted a selfie with an unpinned grenade? See, the list is endless.

Adding to that list is this young woman from Indonesia who were taking photos with her friends near the train tracks in Purworejo on December 6.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

Ely Hayati, 16, and her friends stopped by the railway track while they were having a stroll along it. They decided to take a selfie, with the girl in front holding a selfie stick when a train rushes past behind them.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

Not mindful of the possible danger, the teen was thrown forward for a few meters from where she was by the force of the train. Causing her to bump her head into the concrete slab.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

She suffered heavy bleeding and her friends immediately asked for help from the residents around the area.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Line

Hayati was quickly rushed to the hospital where she underwent an emergency surgery in order to stop her bleeding.

Although she is still in the ICU, World of Buzz, it is lucky that she survived the incident and nothing more tragic happened to the girl from South China who decided to take a selfie with an upcoming train who seconds later, eventually killed her on the stop.

The girls managed to take photos of the incident, one while Hayati was still upright and another one where she was already down and have probably already hit her head.

May this incident serve as a warning to those who are taking their selfies. Remember that no matter how “cool” your selfie is, it won’t matter much if you are not alive and well.

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