2020 has been a big year of reflection. With COVID-19 which has defined 2020, everyone's life got a different twist. It has been a rough year, but here Are 5 of truly inspiring local viral stories in the Philippines in 2020.
1. The story of a dedicated educator
A daughter shared the photo of her father who was a teacher, sick, and was admitted to the hospital. The father, despite his condition was trying to finish the grades of his students. He was trying to make sure that he would complete the grades even though that he was already sick at the hospital. The daughter said, a day after, her father passed away, and she wished that she could have closed the laptop.
2. Andi Eigenmann earns praise for holding huge water tub while riding motorcycle
Andi Eigenmann showed everyone how simple and truly "walang keme" she is. A netizen took a photo of her, riding on a motorcycle with husband Philmar. She was holding a huge water tub while making sure that she does not fall at the back of the motorcycle. The netizen said that Andi did not have any 'keme' and she was still classy and gorgeous even if she was not all dressed up.
3. The inspiring story of a humble lawyer
A humble lawyer who is dropped off at her office by her father would often take a tricycle on her way home. She took to Facebook and recounted how she was told to buy a car because she was riding a tricycle. People would often tell her that a tricycle does not befit her and in response she would often just smile. For the humble attorney, she said that being a lawyer does not mean that she should look rich or have a car to justify her profession.
4. Bar Exam Top 1 offers to help 6 detained jeepney drivers to set them free
The controversial issue regarding the 6 jeepney drivers who got detained after protesting or the “Piston 6” has been making the rounds on social media. The Caloocan Police said that the jeepney drivers will only be released if they post bail. This prompted 2019 Bar Exam topnotcher Mae Diane Azores to offer legal assistance for their release. Azores is also known to be an accountant and a proud daughter of a jeepney driver.
5. Heroes in action
Typhoon Ulysses battered the Philippines, particularly in Luzon. Many families cried out for help on social media. A video of soldiers carrying out a heroic rescue of residents trapped on roofs has gone viral. It could be seen that floodwaters have risen and rendered the area impassable, causing residents to seek shelter on the roofs. The soldiers made use of helicopters to go near the stranded residents and to render help.
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