Student reminds us you don’t have to be rich to help those in need
Aileen Cerrudo • November 14, 2019 • 841
Grade 12 student Jasper Mallari never knew he would have another chance to help the same stranger he helped a year ago.
He was riding a jeepney when he noticed a kid who kept staring at him. He ignored it at first until their eyes met, the kid gave him a smile.
He smiled back.
In his Twitter post, Jasper recalled he could not remember who the kid was at that time. But he smiled back anyway. When they both alighted the jeepney, the kid approached him.
“Kuya, thank you po nag-aaral na po ako,” the kid said. That’s when Jasper remembered. He gave the kid a set of school supplies last year.
Jasper couldn’t help but shed a few tears. Who knew that someone like him, a student, could have a lot of impact to another person.
He never expected the kid to remember him or even thank him for the small thing he had done.
Jasper decided to give him more school supplies and was happy to have found another opportunity to spread kindness.
“Hindi mo naman talaga need ang super yaman kasi kung willing ka talaga tumulong for them tutulong at tutulong ka no matter what. Kasi iba iyong pakiramdam na tumutulong sa kapwa (You really don’t need to be super rich because if you are willing to help then you will help them no matter what. Being able to help someone is really a different feeling),” he said.—AAC (with details from Cianell Camposano)
Twitter on Tuesday (May 26) for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact-checkers.
In a tweet responding to the company’s move, Trump accused the company of interfering in the 2020 presidential election. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” he said.
Trump on Tuesday also said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper needs to decide within a week whether the Republican National Convention can take place with full attendance in North Carolina in late August as planned.
“We need a fast decision from the governor,” Trump told reporters at a Rose Garden news conference on negotiations with pharmaceutical companies over insulin for U.S. seniors on Medicare. “If he feels that he’s not going to do it, all he has to do is tell us and then we’ll have to pick another location, and I will tell you a lot of locations want it.”
The convention is set to start on August 24 in Charlotte.
In the news conference, Trump also repeated his claims that mail-in ballots would lead to fraud.
Earlier in the day, Twitter placed a notification fact-checking Trump’s tweets claiming that mail-in ballots will be “substantially fraudulent” and result in a “rigged election.”
The notification, which displays a blue exclamation mark underneath the tweets, prompts readers to “get the facts about mail-in ballots” and directs them to a page with news articles and information from fact-checkers debunking the claim. (Reuters)
Celebrities and fans of Kobe Bryant took to the internet to express their shock and grief at the sudden loss of the 41-year-old Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna who died in a helicopter accident on Sunday (January 26).
Mit Javellana and her family were on their way to the hospital. Her son, Earl, was having chills due to high fever and was in need of medical attention.
But their car was not moving due to the severe traffic and they had no choice but to forcefully make their way through just to get to the hospital.
An MMDA officer, Jeremi Lukban, noticed and approached them.
“Nung malaman niyang papuntang ER, nag-offer siya na buhatin si Earl at naglakad na lang pa-ospital (When he learned that we are going to the ER, he offered to carry Earl and walked to the hospital),” Mit said in her Facebook post.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim lauded Lukban’s action and reminded the public to never hesitate to ask the MMDA for any assistance.
“Lagi tayong handang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan (We are always ready to help our fellowmen),” he said in his Facebook post.—AAC
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