How the government and the COVID-19 pandemic destroyed us

Since the virus outbreak in China, we strongly feel worried. We are very anxious about what happens next. Of course, the outbreak causes us some horrors. It leaves us nothing since we do not know what to do for sure. As we observe the government regulations and the COVID-19 protocols day by day, we lose the track of time. We lose the chance to survive since a few of my friends, parents, and relatives die – not because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of the effect of it.

Government leaders and us

Street people get used to living agonizing moments in life. Under the harsh condition and environment on the street, they survive. And yes, we live. However, we can’t say we can prevent the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic nor surpass its wrath. We felt disheartened when police officers as ordered and mandated by the local government units (LGUs) hold their powers to jam all regions, sites, and zones block by block. The issue of community quarantine takes place that we can’t beg for alms in the streets. If we fail to get some food on the streets, we soon starve. And yes, we die. As government leaders do not know what to do, our simple lives on the streets get shattered.

Prohibited monetary allowance

At some point, we hear some rumors nearby. The government will give monetary allowance to the poorest of the poor. So, we expect much that some people from the government will look for us. Unfortunately, we lose the chance to receive any support from the government. Nobody comes. No government leaders and politicians come to rescue us. Rumors have it that only the poor, the working-class, and the middle-class manage to receive their shares. As we expect support from the government, we receive nothing.

Well, we are not mad. We, as well, cannot blame the government. Government leaders have their unique style of choosing people to receive their blessings. These people may be friends and relatives or those people who are willing to give them a commission profit. Because we cannot beg for money one evening, we force ourselves to cook the best hot meals we can afford to have – a bag of powdery dust and sticky mud combined to form a porridge enough to fill our dirty, empty stomach.

Guards on the streets

And yes, we are street people. We will always be. We cannot blame our parents and government leaders for that. We blame no one or nothing. Additionally, our lives depend on the streets. We survive when we are on the streets. However, this time we barely find a place to beg for alms. Our LGUs block the streets and make some checkpoints. In times like this, we can do nothing. We just hold our temper until we lose our hope. So, we decide to knock on doors to beg for alms and mercy.

Asking for alms

One day, we knocked on more doors. Then, we offered our best smiles and teary eyes of joy to hope that a few of them would give us some food. Some of those households opened their doors only to tell us that we were the carriers of the virus. Many people shut their doors for us. However, other people in their households just peered out in their windows without saying a word. Indeed, they did not like our presence.

Dirty porridge on a plate

Now, we have nothing left on our plate. Of course, we can cook again. With plenty of bags of powdery dust and sticky mud collected on the ground, we can make porridge as our essential food to survive temporarily. However, we do not blame the government. The government is just fine in this circumstance. We only blame ourselves. If we blame others, we can only blame the COVID-19 pandemic since it doesn’t have the power to put us in jail. If we do blame the government, we surely aren’t here to ask someone to write our stories for us.

Furthermore, only the strongest survives. We love to know that our close relatives, the poor and the working-class people, can still advance an inch of their lives for the next day. At least, they can continue to move on without us. For our distant relatives, the middle-class and the elite people can continue living with grace. Indeed, they have the money to buy everything – even the impossible in the world.

At last, we can relax now. As we eat the last sticky porridge made of powdery dust and sticky mud, can we request one thing? Please inject us with some vaccines so that we can die quickly. Don’t worry. We won’t tell the angels in heaven what happened here on Earth.

Del Carmen Beach: Your next beach adventure

Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool is always close to your heart. You may not have any reason, for now, but you can’t rebuff this fact. The moment you visit the place you can’t say no to it. This circumstance happens when you feel the resort to be part of your best adventure.

Entertainment and fun 

And yes, Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool gives entertainment and fun. The resort is located at Brgy. Kauswagan, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental. In other words, it is easy to find the resort without hiring a tour guide. You may be right when you try to visit the place. Once you are there, you can’t resist choosing the same resort.

Amenities at Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool

As well, you will love the resort because of its amenities. Since the resort holds the best facilities in town, you can say no to it. It is magic when you have the following:

    • Beach activities
    • Swimming pool
    • Other entertainment and fun wedding/anniversary/party packages

Here at Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool, you can enjoy its facilities and services. You can even relax to be stress-free. More than this, you can enjoy its panoramic view.

 

Great experiences

Additionally, one can experience the wonder of the place. For some of you, Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool is an ordinary site. You may think of an ordinary venue to enjoy. However, your feelings change when you see the turquoise beach water, the smell of the cerulean pool water, and the air that comes from the beach nearby will always greet you with joy and wonder.

Del Carmen Beach & Swimming Pool and others

Now, your question may be the difference between the resort and others. According to the management of the resort, their caring staff can make your stay more meaningful and unforgettable.

A number to call

Here is the contact number to call 0935 472 0560. Or, you can even contact the management through e-mail as posted on its FB page for your next beach adventure.

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Independence Day: A celebration Filipino people should never forget

Back when all things were normal and before the COVID-19 pandemic, did you ever try to stop your car in front of the school, get off from the vehicle, and put your right palm on your left chest while singing the national anthem? Did you ever stand against the movie viewers in a movie theater and put your right palm placed above your left chest to sing the national anthem? Did ever you participate in the flag ceremony at school to sing the national anthem? Well, if you did all of these, then you just showed your sense of nationalism.

And now, celebrating Independence Day on June 12th should be your chance to prove it. Though there were ways to justify your nationalism, you could, somehow, join the celebration to reveal your nationalism. You could recall the hardship and the strife that most Filipinos like you suffered in the hands of their adversaries. On top of this, celebrating it would serve as a reminder of all those souls who died to fight for your freedom. In other words, June 12th is a celebration that Filipino people should never forget.

A century ago and more, the Filipino people worked hard to claim their independence. They pushed the limit of their desire and interest to be free from invaders. As they fought for their freedom to live, they worked hard to uphold the high morals and values in a democratic country. As such, Filipino people should join hand in hand to celebrate Independence Day and remember the joy of freedom.

However, many of these Filipinos today misplaced their sense of nationalism. The lost trust in the government due to the corrupt officials made them feel unpatriotic. However, they should have faith and hope in others to express joy on Independence Day. When they did, they could show a glance of hope to thrive as people in one country.

In the end, it should not be too late to be nationalistic. You could still show your good deeds as you raised your flags at the poles in front of your houses or schools. You could still sing the national anthem every opening of your school event, party, and more. Doing so would allow you to remember how you and other Filipino people declared Philippine independence. As the gift of independence and as a free country, you should speak through your minds, voice out your opinions, and think for yourselves. You could live through this as you should celebrate the joy of nationalism and solidarity during Independence Day.

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A4J BRENA’S FARM: A walk to remember

Traveling outside Misamis Oriental has been rewarding. It gives you time to relax, sit down, and unwind. It makes you recharge a hundred percent from the ultimate boredom due to COVID-19 and the mind-numbing protocols. Despite this, you can pick your favorite places if you like. You can have Coron and El Nido in Palawan or the famous Samal Islands and Siargao. Now, take your pick because I am pretty sure you decide to travel across the country right after the COVID-19 pandemic.

How about A4J BRENA’S FARM in LAGUNA? Does anyone know about it? Well, I bet you know. You can check your Google Map and spot where it is. Oh, here and again, you are asking why I feature A4J BRENA’S FARM where it is in LAGUNA, not in Misamis Oriental. Again, don’t fret. You don’t have to be naive. You all have to widen your perspectives. There is no wrong to expand your horizon to consider A4J Brena’s Farm.

At this point, traveling makes us alive. During the pandemic, many of us lose faith and hope. We lose trust in the government and in people who promise to help us stay alive. This time all you have to do is to get your bucket list of places to go somewhere.

A4J BRENA’S FARM at BARANGAY LUQUIN FUNNY, LAGUNA is the best place to visit. You can see it for yourself. Guest and visitors across the country pay their visits to it. The calm weather in the morning, the satisfying view in the afternoon, and the verdant emerald grass all around the foothills and the mountains give pleasure to the eyes. Now, you walk up and down the mountain and take selfies with the stoned butterflies and dwarves, and bang, you, finally, find yourself at the moment to relax. As you sit down, you find yourself unwinding while remembering great experiences and memories.

In the end, thinking about traveling keeps us alive. You can tell this one when you get there. So, when you visit the place, you can feel a sense of contentment. All these things give you the pleasure to witness a new place to admire. The Facebook Page of Just Travel features this one, and I love it. Are you with me?

Here’s how to get there.

When you reach Liliw Bayan, you will see a THIS WAY Sign: THIS WAY TO ESMERIS FARM.

Don’t get confused. EMERIS FARM shares one road with A4J BRENA’S FARM. Go straight ahead and stop right there where you see the name of the farm. Well, it’s on the roadside, quite easy to see.

P.S. Please follow the health and safety protocol as the management checks the temperature of the guests and visitors upon entry. Please wear a face mask and a face shield upon entry. One more thing, please don’t forget to bring your bottles of disinfectant or ethyl alcohol. Finally, maintain the social distancing.

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Sicolon Cove Resort: A sojourn to remember

Looking for a beach resort can only be a click away. Most resorts have Facebook pages that customers, guests, and visitors can check up on to book their visits. They scout first, reserve their slots and visit these resorts for their adventures and escapades.

Sicolon Cove Resort is in Mauswagon in the town of Laguindingan in the province of Misamis Oriental. It is just thirty minutes away from Cagayan de Oro City. In other words, it is easy to travel and visit the area considering their geographic distances.

Of course, guests and visitors will be glad that the resort does not require entrance fees. It does not ask for corkage fees on food products and drinks if you rent their cottages between 6 AM and 6 PM at the price ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 pesos for a maximum of 20 people.

Here’s the catch. You need to make an advance booking since the management can’t entertain walk-in guests and visitors. The COVID-19 protocols affect the business transactions, and the management is compliant with the government mandates and regulations.

I bet! You like the place. The displayed cottages, the peaceful vibes, and the moments of relishing the fresh air, by far, captivate your souls. You can’t say no when you visit the place. I tell you that!

And yes, you ask how to get there, right? You just need to take buses from Bulua Terminal in Cagayan de Oro to Laguindingan. When you’re in Laguindingan, you need to stop at the crossing of Barangay Mauswagon. From that crossing, take motorcycles or tricycles and inform the drivers about the resort since all drivers know the resort.

Well, here are the numbers to call 09177712121 and 0908 810 8175. Perhaps, you can check the resort’s Facebook Page or the channel and site of Katawa CDO Doodzkie.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How much are the rates?

A: Answers

    • Overwater cottages are worth Php5, 000 and can hold a maximum of 20 persons.
    • Overwater Cabanas are worth Php5,000 and can hold a maximum of 15 persons
    • Premium Beach Cottages are worth Php3, 500 and can hold a maximum of 20 persons.
    • Beach Cottages are worth Php2, 500 and can hold a maximum of 20 persons.
    • Over the water function rooms are worth Php10, 000 and can hold a maximum of 50-60 persons.
    • Indoor air-conditioned function rooms are worth Php15, 000 and can hold a maximum of 30-40 persons.

Q: Is there any entrance fee or corkage?

A: There are no entrance or corkage fees IF you rent a cottage.

Q: Can we stay overnight?

A: The resort is only operating from 6 AM to 6 PM daily – no overnight.

We are selling clothing products now

Buying new garments and other clothing products online is beneficial. You don’t need to fall in line at the cashier’s counter. As well, you don’t have to mingle with people during this COVID-19 pandemic. Here, you can easily make purchases in the comfort of your home. 

First Set of Products

Please click the links below for details and more about the products.

Triangle All Over Print Shirts, Classical Oil Print Leaf Short Sleeve Shirts, Cotton Gradient Printing Shirts, and Solid Color Loose Casual T-Shirts 

Second Set of Products

Please click the links below for details and more about the products.

65% Cotton Fun Newspaper Print Shirts, Tribal Pattern Print Beach Board Shorts, Men’s Breathable Flax Henley Shirts, and Corduroy Solid Patch Pocket Outfits

 

 

Forget about the nine-to-five jobs: Get your home-based jobs now!

Finding jobs in the Philippines is seriously challenging. You can’t land on your dream jobs – the ones you dreamed of in college. No jobs are available. Somehow, you have to compete with those who are highly qualified for the jobs. Without your transferrable skills, you can’t rival them.

Like you, many others still look for jobs. Try to imagine the statistic: 40% of 111,046,913 Filipinos who look for jobs. That makes around 45 million Filipinos struggle to find jobs. In this case, old and fresh graduates tend to vie for entry-level positions. This situation happens due to low employment rates. The sad thing is, not all job applicants can’t find jobs at brick-and-mortar institutions.

Consequently, many Filipinos choose to work in different pathways. Many graduates, who are accountants, architects, business specialists, engineers, financial managers, teachers, and many more, land their first jobs at the call center industries, department stores, malls, and the like. And yes, finding jobs is searching for needles in the crowd that compels them to wait for miracles to fall.

The good thing is, you acquired your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. You know that these professional degrees can back you up and help advance your future careers. You may not be in the prominent brick-and-mortar institutions; however, you can find jobs online. You don’t need to be someone else to work tasks outside your sphere of influence or scope. You work on projects based on your cup of tea.

Finding jobs online is an opportunity. Many of you don’t like the idea of working in the comfort of your home. Perhaps, you need to change this view. Working from home is beneficial. You can’t count your fingers on the benefits of working online. Though doing so has shortcomings, such as radiation and seclusion from the office environment, you can still find ways to resolve these problems.

And, before I forget, the pay is amazingly overwhelming. Once you try working online, you surely never want to find any more jobs in the large-scale companies in the country. I bet that! You know why? You yourselves can’t ignore the fact that you’re earning higher than your expected salary grades in the brick-and-mortar institutions.

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Overruns at Online Stores: Bogus or authentic?

Are you familiar with clothing overruns? If not, pay attention. “Authentic” or “original” overruns are the same as “fake” overruns.

Ask yourselves. What is “overrun” clothing? Essentially, there is no such thing as “authentic” or “original” overruns. The fact is, factory overruns mean slightly damaged items made of original materials.

However, these authentic products turn out to be fake due to the factories’ failure to meet the brand standards in terms of cuts, sews, and sizes. For example, factories that manufacture overrun clothing products made of original materials cannot sell them to the big stores. The law does not allow these companies to sell overrun products since the latter do not adhere to the brand standards. And yes, they are overruns from authentic materials.

However, online sellers keep on using the term overruns to sell products based on different classifications. They sell some replicas, Class A items, Class B products, and more. In the world of counterfeit or fake products, you have to know that overrun products must be close to the original. Such a case is better since the materials being used are of good quality. However, others sell replicas after original overruns. Then, you have class A and class B products that come along the way.

What kind of overruns are you going to buy? Online stores these days sell overrun products, such as bags, clothes, and shoes. Beware of these stores since they only take photos of the original products and post them on their websites. Meaning, they sell fake products, such as class A, class B, and so on. If you only need original overruns, not the Class A and Class B products or the imitation items, check the product quality: the fabric, the fit, the price, and the stitch.

Of course, beware of online clothing stores. A few of them are available online. These online stores keep on telling their clients that they only sell overrun products – original materials that fail to meet the quality or brand standards. However, they not doing it. They only sell Class A, Class B, and imitation products. Again, beware of them. Please check the quality of the products, and you can tell the difference. The problem is, you just purchase bogus products online.  

Moreover, you must learn a lesson. You ask the sellers the next time they mention the term “overruns.” Are these overrun products made of original materials? Or are these items replicas and class B and class B products?

Without a doubt, factories cannot sell “authentic” overruns in big stores due to brand or quality standards. As buyers, you can buy “original” or “authentic” overrun products. For “fake” overruns, such as Class A, Class B, and Replica products, you need to think about it before buying them. For online sellers, don’t be ambiguous. Be honest. Just mention that you sell replicas, as well as class A and class B products to avoid confusion.