#KFCProposal: This couple got mocked by a journalist, then social media came to their rescue

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 9, 2019   •   1025

A video of a couple getting engaged at a KFC branch in South Africa has gone viral on social media. One journalist mocked them on Twitter, calling the guy “broke” for proposing in a fast food restaurant.

However, the internet will not have any of that negativity.

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When the fast food restaurant stumbled upon the post, they immediately took action and offered to sponsor their wedding.

Netizens helped track down the couple. Eventually other big brands such as Coke and SA Audi among others joined the buzz offering free services for the couple’s wedding. Even the bands that will be performing on their special day are by famous artists.

Kateka Malobola, who filmed and posted the original clip expressed his delight in a follow up video at how things turned out for the couple.

#KFCProposal became one of the top trending topics on Twitter and everyone is sending good vibes and best wishes to the couple.—AAC

Woman in viral video arrested for violating quarantine protocols

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 15, 2020

The woman who was caught in a viral video was arrested by the Caloocan City Police and is facing charges for violating quarantine protocols.

According to Caloocan City Police Chief PCol. Dario Menor, Mikaela Tahum is facing charges of Alarm and Scandal, Unjust Vexation, Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority, and for violating the City Ordinance on face masks.

In the viral video, Tahum was trying to enter Barangay 156 in Bagong Barrio but was blocked by the police since the said area was under total lockdown. She was also seen not wearing a mask.

Tahum kept insisting, saying she only needed to hand over a bag to someone living in the area.

“Iaabot nga lang (I am just going to hand this over). Wala akong paki sayo, sino ka ba (I don’t care about you, who do you think you are)?” she told a policeman in the video.

Menor said they verified that Tahum was not an authorized person outside residence (APOR).

“Kitang-kita naman na wala siyang mask. Then nung vinerify kung APOR siya, it turned out na unauthorized person outside residence siya kasi hindi naman siya essential workforce (She clearly wasn’t wearing a mask. Then when we verified if she was an APOR, it turned out that sh wasn’t because she is not a part of the essential workforce),” he said.

Meanwhile, the Caloocan City Police Chief also reminds the public to adhere to quarantine protocols and abide by the law. —AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)

LOOK: Pet owners share work from home experiences

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 14, 2020

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, countries have implemented work from home schemes to protect citizens from the spread of the virus.

Aside from being safe from getting infected, pet owners are able to spend more time with their fur buddies.

Several of the pet owners share the ups and downs of working from home with their pets.

Despite the interruptions and shenanigans of these pets, they are still 100% loved and a good company to be with during the quarantine. AAC

Thousands queue for food in locked down South Africa

UNTV News   •   April 30, 2020

Thousands of people queued on Wednesday (April 29) for food parcels amid lockdown in the South African city of Centurion.

Drone footage showed thousands standing a in queue that stretched for 4 kilometres.

Various private businesses donated 8,000 food hampers which were distributed in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas

South Africa has spent five weeks under coronavirus restrictions requiring most of the population to stay at home apart from essential trips, leaving many businesses and individuals struggling without income in the recession-hit economy.

The country plans to reopen its agriculture sector and allow some manufacturing and retail to resume on May 1, as it seeks to balance the need to restart economic output and curb the spread of thevirus.

The country reported another 354 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the most new cases recorded in one day and bringing the total in the country to 5,350, the health department said in a tweet. (Reuters)

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