In the Philippines, pensioners are required to accomplish the so-called Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) of the Social Security System (SSS) to ensure that the pensioners (especially the old ones) are still alive and receiving the benefits they needed.
While it is understandable that this is something necessary for the agency to ensure they are not sending pensions to pensioners who had actually been dead for years, many families find this difficult to accomplish, especially when the pensioners have already become bed-ridden and the family could not afford to bring them to the SSS office or the nearest bank in a comfortable, easy manner.
Netizen Jarra Cortez Garcia shared a photo of a woman carrying an old lady inside a public vehicle. It was obvious that the woman was having difficulties carrying the old lady but she revealed that they didn’t own a wheelchair.
The two were on their way to the SSS office to accomplish the ACOP.
Finding their situation rather difficult, the woman said she wished someone could help them out, perhaps a news network; thus, Garcia took a photo and shared it on Facebook, knowing that the family would surely get the help they needed if the post goes viral.
The old lady was identified as Nanay Estella Sarmiento who hails from General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite.
It was also revealed that Nanay Estella has diabetes; she had lost a big toe to the condition. According to her daughter, Nanay Estella had started becoming really weak when the big toe was amputated.
The family was so poor they didn’t have enough money to buy Nanay Estella’s medications or bring her to the hospital. No one else is helping them and they have to go to the SSS office in this manner.
This angered many people but some netizens pointed out that Nanay Estella doesn’t have to personally go to the SSS office or bank, especially because of her condition.
What are the Documents Required for ACOP of Disabled Pensioners?
Disabled pensioners and those who couldn’t personally go to the bank or SSS for the ACOP can refer to the following table for the documents they need to accomplish:
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Woman Who Stole A Family Parking Space Bragged That She Has 3 Cars And “Money To Burn”
We have seen a lot of people argue about parking spaces but none like this! In Singapore, a woman who was clearly alone stole a parking space form a family who was supposed to park in a family lot.
Family lots are for drivers who carry families with them. If you have an elderly or a kid in the car, then the space is reserved for you and you have all the right to park there.
Unfortunately for this family of 3 kids (1 baby) who wanted to go to the mall to enjoy a nice movie, the parking space that was meant for them was stolen by this Singaporean woman.
The woman was caught on video. When the man confronted him, she became very arrogant and boasted of her 3 cars and even told him that she has “money to burn” and that is known for being rich. In the video, she doesn’t seem very well.
Such attitude infuriated the male driver not just because of the parking space, but because privileges like this can be easily taken advantage by people who are not deserving– and she is not even apologetic.
The Facebook post garnered 2,700 likes, 8,500 shares, and 169 comments as of writing and the netizens have a lot to say!
Many criticized the woman for having “money to burn” but no money to have her teeth fixed! It is a hilarious comment but it makes sense.
While others, pointed out her being a lonely individual. Stang Cheng, a netizen, commented that she knows the woman because she is her neighbor. She did confirm that the woman has 3 cars but parks in the loading/unloading area. The woman has given her the same attitude as well but, she feels pity for her because she has no family she can take with her in her cars.
What the woman did was really rude that she even made it to their local newspaper’s headline! However, the third comment above makes sense as to why she only has her money and cars as her refuge.
Lucky for the man because he has a family to take to the movies to.
Watch the video below:
Driver and Honest Passenger Praised for Returning Php400k Cash to OFW Owner
Everyone knows how stressful it can be to lose money, especially if the amount is big; thus, those who return valuables or money they find often earn praise from others. After all, these people might have chosen to keep the items for themselves but still do the right thing by returning what isn’t theirs.
That’s what happened to an honest passenger and driver who returned a bundle of money in US dollars, worth Php400k, to the rightful owner who turned out to be an overseas Filipino worker.
Erwil Payangdo Agyapas, the honest passenger, spotted the bundle of cash inside the jeepney driven by Jimmer Antos Denson in Tublay, Benguet. Instead of pocketing the cash for his own use, something he could have easily done because jeeps have no CCTV and there were no other witnesses to say he stolen the money, Agyapas told Denson about the bundle of money.
The two decided to take the cash to Tublay Municipal Police Station. The policemen were able to trace the rightful owner, an overseas Filipino worker from Kapangan, also in Benguet.
For their honest actions, Tublay Mayor Armand Lauro commended Agyapas and Denson, especially after learning that this was not the first time Agyapas returned money he found. Agyapas said he knows the pain of losing money and valuables; thus, he always returns anything he finds, knowing the owner will be hurt if the item is not returned.
The mayor told the two, “With what you did, it made me believe that there are indeed people like you who return money without second thoughts. This is a good reflection for our constituents this Lenten season that there are still good and honest people in this world, worthy to be emulated.”
Mayor Lauro rewarded the two with some money and had them included in the list of people who will receive special commendations in November, in time for the town’s annual foundation day celebration.
Domestic Helper in Saudi Arabia Escapes From Her Abusive and Manipulative Employer
Being an OFW means enduring the feeling of loneliness and homesickness as you are away from your family. However, there are a lot of Filipino workers who are determined to endure the hardship of their professions just to earn money. A lot of them are willing to sacrifice their happiness and comfort if it means giving their families back in the Philippines a better life.
Overseas Filipino Workers are having a difficult and tough life while working abroad just to give their families a bigger and brighter future. They are forced to seek opportunities abroad to sustain the growing needs of their loved ones.
There are many OFWs who are lucky to find their fortune abroad. But there are still some who are struggling with their cruel and abusive employers, especially in the Middle East.
Domestic Helper Escapes Employer
A video is now catching the attention of many netizens who instantly felt pity for the Filipino domestic helper. The domestic helper were intreviewed by other Filipinos who rescued her after she escaped from her male employer’s house in the video uploaded by a certain bOjOy sa Macau on Youtube.
According to the Overseas Filipino Worker, whose name was not revealed, she choose to escape from her employer’s house because she cannot withstand the bad character of her male employer. She revealed that the said employer questioned her several times after seeing photos of men on her smartphone.
The domestic helper kept wondering why the male employer was strangely reacting to things she’s doing since as per her, she is only a maid and they are not in a romantic relationship. Eventually, her employer confiscated her phone and later on destroyed it for reasons she does not know. So when she finally had a chance to escape, she immediately took the opportunity.
Threatened to Kill Her
The unnamed OFW also added that he even threatened to kill her. She eventually learned that her employer is still single after his wife left him and she thought that the reason why he cannot find a partner and start a family is because of his rude and manipulative attitude.
The Filipino worker had been working in Saudi Arabia for a year and 5 months before she escaped. However, before she served her current employer, she was with his mother. This is not surprising as there are a lot of employers in Saudi Arabia who are selling or passing their domestic helpers to another family if they are no longer happy with their services.
Watch the video here:
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