Viral stories

SINCE SunStar Davao began utilizing social media to bring stories to closer to more audiences, it has shared variety of stories that went viral over time.

By sharing photos and videos of Dabawenyos and Davao City, this has become a way to hear the inspiring stories of individuals and the beautiful aspects of the community we are in.

Here are the top trending posts on SunStar Davao Facebook page this year as of August 31, 2019:

1. "Food is life" Boy ng Davao City

If you are in his situation, would you do the same? On the episode of #SunStarChitChat, "Food is Life" boy Eujay B. Regner narrated the story behind his viral photos. Photos of him bringing his plate of food and eating while firemen try to control a fire at a mall went viral over social media. Just like the people who shared, reacted, and commented on the photo, we would also want to know why he was bringing his plate of food. Hence, we got in touch with with to know the story behind this viral photo.

Date Posted: April 12, 2019

Reactions: 23,000

Shares: 10,612

Views: 563,000

Comments: 2,100

2. Honesty Store

Joenel Malanog is an inspiration worth emulating. He is the owner of an honesty store at the University of Southeastern Philippines. He is doing this to be able to support his studies at the school. We were captured by the story behind why he is doing this and featured him in a SunStar Dasig episode.

Date Posted: January 25, 2019

Reactions: 3,500

Shares: 3,216

Views: 146,000

Comments: 412

3. Marvelou Segongan

The man on the viral photo selling peanuts and chicharon outside a hospital in Davao City is Marvelou Segongan. Behind his smiles and positive aura is his daily struggle as a father to a Leukemia patient.

Date Posted: May 3, 2019

Reactions: 1,900

Shares: 714

Views: 70,000

Comments: 124

4. Meningococcemia breaking news

On August 30, messages and screenshots of a child dying of meningococcemia were being shared from one person to another. Many messaged SunStar Davao to verify if these messages were true. We reached out to Dr. Julinda Acosta, technical division chief of Davao City Health Office, to answer the queries of the public. She allayed the fears of the public and clarified the misinformation being spread online.

Date Posted: August 30, 2019

Reactions: 4,700

Shares: 10,000

Comments: 1,800

5. Mugna Kadayawan 2019

As part of the 34th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival, Street walls in Magsaysay Park were transformed into artworks during the Mugna Kadayawan walls in Magsaysay Park, Davao City.

Date Posted: August 7, 2019

Reactions: 2,700

Shares: 778

Views: 61,000

Comments: 57


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