Hills View Mountain Villa: A place to relax

We’ve been searching for the best place to enjoy ourselves. We’ve been doing this to escape from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has created excruciating pain and stress, and it has been torturing us for months. For example, we’ve been feeling boring for months because we stay at home. We couldn’t earn money because some companies stopped their operations. We’ve been thinking of when this crisis would end; however, we couldn’t think of any signs when this quandary concluded. We’ve been closing our eyes and wishing this plague to end. As we’ve been thinking about all of these, we’ve been planning to go far from our town. We’ve been trying to reach out to places we’ve never visited.

For others, we welcome you to Hills View Mountain Villa. We know that you want to ask its complete address – Barangay Datu Salumay, Marilog District, Davao City, Davao Del Sur. We know for sure you want to contact the owner of the place, so we give you its mobile phone dial at 0939-918-7195. You can also enjoy the towering view where you can say you only need a peso to heaven. You can smell the fresh air and see the sea of clouds beneath your feet or at your sight when you go there in the morning.

Eat your breakfast while watching the sea of clouds

As well, Hills View Mountain Villa is majestic on its own. Its gigantic expanse gives guests and companions the sea of clouds and the breathtaking adventure. You surely enjoy yourself watching the panoramic view and the picture-perfect creation of the world. Now, if you are from Cagayan de Oro, you only spend six (6) hours by bus to Hills View Mountain Villa – Marilog District, Davao City. Its entrance fee is only 50 pesos. However, you can check its entrance fee from time to time since the price varies. At this time, you can also check Airlink Travel Services at 0917-709-9141.

Now, you’ve been thinking of what to anticipate at Hills View Mountain Villa. For sure, you can have peace of mind, excitement, and a sense of adventure. However, you may have a different perception, right? Please visit Hills View when everything is ready.

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Lagoon Beach Resort: A new place to sightsee

There’s a new vacation place in town. You probably don’t know Lagoon Beach Resort; however, this one is in Pangayawan, Gitagum in the province of Misamis Oriental. It opens its services to all tourists, whether local or international. It attracts more tourists due to its welcoming ambiance and its enchanting spots where tourists can enjoy the view. As well, it has been spectacular to witness a distinctive lagoon in the province. It has created a chance for all tourists to experience another one-of-a-kind lagoon and a beach resort at that mercy of creation and design. Dear Readers, we’ll bring you, Lagoon Beach Resort. You’ll probably and surely be happy with Lagoon Beach Resort as it highlights a sequestered beach area, an outdoor swimming pool, and a magnificent garden.

Such a great pool water to dive in…

Lagoon Beach Resort can also be your hotel and beach resort. You can visit it more often than not since it is based in an unclouded and bright venue of Gitagum, Misamis Oriental, and adjacent to Laguindingan Airport. As well, Lagoon Beach Resort is quite pleased to open its doors to both inhabitants and intercontinental tourists.

Subsequently, when you decide on giving you and your family and friends the best time of their lives, you can book your reservations now. It is very simple. Please visit its website. Over and done with some of the entertaining activities, good food, and a beautiful view of the ocean, you’ll probably be excited to see it for yourself. Once you’re there, you’ll probably think of your next vacation getaway.

Lagoon Beach Resort during Sunset

Moreover, Lagoon Beach Resort takes you to the delightful Filipino and international gastronomies at its brand-new restaurant. You can’t deny the truth that its dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients. It, as well, serves with a smile by its hospitable staff.

Finally, Lagoon Beach Resort serves breakfast to all of its hotel and apartment guests. At the customers’ convenience, customers can reserve a table with the resort for lunch or dinner. They can do that by cherry-picking the service on the booking endorsement page.

A meditating Lagoon Beach Resort at this time…

For more information concerning booking reservations and prices plus other activities, please contact the resort owner at+63 927 640 0728 and visit its website at https://lagoonbeachresort.com/

RR Family Spring Resort: A paradise to treasure

You’ve been thinking lately. You’ve been deciding on where to go after the pandemic. You’ve been telling yourselves where to find a retreat after this period of desolation. However, it seemed obvious that you’ve been staying at home for months. You’ve been used to staying at home. It appeared funny though that you managed to keep your distances against friends and strangers alike. It would be pretty clear that you lost a little bit sense of balance and sense of ordinariness. As things changed due to the pandemic, you couldn’t go back to the ordinary world as you lost in space and time. However, you could always change things. After the pandemic, you could go back to normal whatever you liked. Since the COVID-19 pandemic continued to balloon in horror, you would have so much time to plan and think of your next adventure.

The RR Family Spring Resort in Tubigon, Maramag, Bukidnon offers you the best place to relax. You can dive deep down to the cool and refreshing pool water. For ₱50.00, this unsurpassed resort in Bukidnon has 9 swimming pools. You can travel via Airlink Travel Services or contact them at 0917-709-9141 / 0917-707-0690 or email them at <airlink.cdo@gmail.com>.

Cottages at the RR Family Spring Resort, Maramag, Bukidnon

How to get to RR Family Spring Resort in Maramag, Bukidnon:

    1. Take a bus with these liners Davao, Wao, Don Carlos, Tacurong, Kadingilan, Banisilan, Cotabato, Valencia, Maramag, and Kibawe from Agora Bus Terminal to Barangay Tubigon, Maramag Bukidnon.
    2. Prepare an average fare ₱200 for air-conditioned buses.
    3. Take 4 to 5 hours travel time from Cagayan de Oro depending on the traffic situation,
    4. Stop at the junction at the Highway of Barangay Tubigon, Maramag Bukidnon to see the signage board of the said resort.
    5. Take a single motorcycle going to the resort from the national highway. However, you can walk if you want to go to the resort.
RR Family Spring Resort – A place like in the computer game, so mind-boggling!

RATES & SERVICES

    1. Entrance Fee: ₱50 / per person ( Starting 3 yrs. old & above )
      • Open Cottages: ₱300, 500, 800, 1,000, 1,500,
      • Tables: ₱250
      • Note: Day Admission – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    1. Night Swimming:
      • 1st 10 persons – ₱700
      • In excess thereof – ₱55 / per person
      • Note: Night swimming is from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM only
    1. Day & Night Room Rates:

Dormitory type room – ₱4,000 for first ten persons and ₱350 per person in excess thereof Maximum of 12 – 16 person

      • Double-deck type beds
      • Air-Conditioned Room
      • Private Bathroom
      • Television
      • Private Front Patio
      • Note: No towels and other consumables
    1. Duplex Type Cottage:
      • ₱3,200 / room (good for 2 persons)
      • ₱500 per person in excess thereof a maximum of 4 persons
      • Free Breakfast
      • 2 Twin Size Beds
      • Air-Conditioned Room
      • Hot and Cold Shower
      • Refrigerator
      • Television
      • Private Bathroom
      • Private Front Porch
      • Note: Check-in time: 3:00 PM and check out time: 12:00 noon
    1. Others

Function Hall (Pacifica Function Hall) – ₱10,000 / Day

      • accommodates up to 300 person
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs

Dome (Margarita Hall) – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates 100 persons
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs

Conference Hall – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates up to 30 persons
      • with air-con, sound system, tables, and chairs

Mini Function Hall (Lance Hall & Amhyrra Hall) – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates up to 50 persons
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs
Welcome to RR Family Spring Resort

Corkage

      • Soft drinks / Beer in Case – ₱100 / case
      • Soft drinks / Beer in Bottle – ₱10 / bottle
      • Hard Liquors – ₱300 / bottle
      • Outside catering outfit – ₱5,000 / occasion
      • Lechon Pig or Goat – ₱200 / head
      • Lechon Cow – ₱500 / head
      • Lechon Cow Leg – ₱200 / leg

Convenience & Security

      • Perimeter fence enclose the
      • 24 hours Security Services
      • Stand-by Power Generator
      • Lifeguard Services
      • All areas closely monitored by CCTV cameras

Future Facilities

      • Chapel
      • Retreat House
      • Tennis Court
      • Canoe
      • Aircraft Showroom
      • Additional Dorm (Close Cottages)
      • Campsite
      • Badminton Court

RR Family Spring Resort

Airlink Travel Services FOR YOU TRAVEL NEEDS, BOOK NOW at Airlink Travel Services

      • or contact them at 0917-709-9141 / 0917-707-0690
      • or email them at airlink.cdo@gmail.com
      • or visit their Facebook page Airlink Travel Services
      • or visit the office at Zone 7, National Highway, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro

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For Inquiries:

      • Please Contact: Aileen or Glenda
      • Cell No. 0916-9900015 / 0912-8300333
      • E-mail: info@rrfamilyspringresort.com or visits their official website: www.rrfamilyspringresort.com
      • Final Note:  Get ready with your legs to stroll around the resort.

Tell the Truth: Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 Part 2

Other’s Vantage Point

The Daily Tribune (TDT) took its side of the argument bit by bit. It highlighted that the Anti-Terrorism Bills (Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875) underwent “tremendous deliberations in the Senate.” If this statement was the case, then there should be no loopholes of the Bill. If the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was a correction for the Human Security Act of 2007, then, there should be no problems with this Act.

Firstly, the broad definition of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 would asphyxiate, reduce, and securitize civic space and rights of individuals at work. It meant that they would place workers, trade union activists, and other human rights players and protectors under dangerous situations. They would agonize from baseless attacks, harassment, undiscerning and groundless rounds of capture, intimidation, and killings at the hands of the law enforcement agents, the military officers, and security agencies.

Secondly, the broad definition of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 highlighted many provisions of the bills that seriously contradicted international law. Under the international labor standards, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 could only dwindle or destabilize the implementation of the right to establish, including the right to strike, interrupt the principles of freedom of association.

The Ever-Changing Labels of Threats

Thirdly, in Section 9 of both the Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875, readers should know that these Bills would outlaw individuals who expressed an opinion or other forms of expression in support of the unproven terrorists. Even if these people did not take part in the commission of a terrorism act, police officials would charge them and seize them by expressing their opinions and views. Considering the broad definition of terrorism in the Bills, any individuals who expressed their sentiments or embrace paraphernalia encouraging a demonstration or mass action would be at risk of the provision.

Fourthly, there have been plenty of drawbacks or pitfalls of the Act. Government leaders should know it instead of passing it urgently. This time when COVID-19 pandemic strikes, what place on Earth did these people have space and time working on this Act. How on Earth did these Bills or Act of 2020 come to realize when pandemic produced panic in all of us.

My Perspective

If the government of the Philippines knows what it is doing, then it does or will not allow any harm to the public. The government leaders should not devour the last shadow of democracy that left in us. The government officials should serve as role models of the people and citizens. The people are watching despite the horror and tension. Intelligent people, not the trolls on Facebook and YouTube, are listening. They are not blind, deaf, and mute. Oh, gosh! I am scared. If things do not seem right, who else is fixing this hullabaloo?

For further details, please continue reading here and there.

References

    • The Daily Tribune. (2020). ABS-CBN fuels misinformation on legislation. Retrieved July 7, 2020, from https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/06/08/abs-cbn-fuels-misinformation-on-legislation/
    • Burrow, S., & Yoshida, S. (2020). Anti-Terror Bills (Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875) violate international labor standards. A letter to President Duterte. Retrieved July 7, 2020, from https://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/ituc_letter_on_anti_terrorism_law_philippines.pdf

Tell the Truth: Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 Part 1

The Tribune’s Side

The report from The Daily Tribune (TDT) concerning the Anti-Terrorism Bills (Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875) charged ABS-CBN of misinformation. Before we proceed, we need to define what misinformation is.

The term “misinformation” refers to incorrect or imprecise information. For example, people commit this misinformation when they spread false rumors, do insults, and make pranks. However, the term “disinformation” refers to the use of hateful and malevolent content, such as computational propaganda, deceptions, swindles, and spearphishing (The Daily Tribune).

So, TDT charged ABS-CBN of committing and endorsing half-truth. According to The Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN along with Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, and many others persuaded the multitudes to dishonor the House of Representatives. TDT targeted Anne Curtis and her deceptive act of reading the Bill without understanding it. It also mentioned that Anne Curtis incorporated the link to the Committee Report of the House bill on its website. Additionally, it included the names of the celebrities, such as Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, and many others by highlighting their relations to ABS-CBN (The Daily Tribune).

The Ever-Changing Labels of Threats

TDT asserted that ABS-CBN and its propaganda machine grew mobilized. It used the term blind followers for those who listened to those celebrities. It then mentioned that terrorism has been a real menace. It accentuated that the President’s move to sign the Bill was urgent. It pointed out that government information on national security has been highly classified. It ordered the people or the public that they should not have any second-guess in terms of the government’s intention. It asserted that there would be no problems if people could read the provisions.

Also, TDT emphasized Section 4 of Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875. It cited that the Bill about terrorism should not include the following:

    • Advocacy
    • Protest
    • Dissent
    • Stoppage of work
    • Industrial or mass action, and
    • Other similar exercises of civil and political rights, which are not intended to cause death or serious physical harm to a person, to endanger a person’s life, or to create a serious risk to public safety.”

Moreover, TDT underscored that articulating disagreements and viewpoints have never been considered terrorist acts. It made sure that strikes and rallies have never been terrorist acts. Besides, it mentioned that exercising free speech has never been terrorist acts.

Finally, it concluded that the Bill underwent intense scrutiny by Congress and the Senate. Then, it talked about the media frenzy that worked hard to destroy the integrity of the House, while ending its report to warn, most likely, the fate of ABS-CBN franchise.

For further details, please continue reading here and there.

References

    • The Daily Tribune. (2020). ABS-CBN fuels misinformation on legislation. Retrieved July 7, 2020, from https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/06/08/abs-cbn-fuels-misinformation-on-legislation/
    • Burrow, S., & Yoshida, S. (2020). Anti-Terror Bills (Senate Bill 1083 and House Bill 6875) violate international labor standards. A letter to President Duterte. Retrieved July 7, 2020, from https://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/ituc_letter_on_anti_terrorism_law_philippines.pdf

Siargao Island: The Philippines’ surfing capital

If you’re searching for the great experiences this year, probably after the COVID-19 pandemic, you get the chance to consider surfing in Siargao Island. This place like a paradise gives you an exhilarating experience. It can be your greatest adventure to paddle and surf the waves.

Quite interestingly, surfing seems the perfect physical activity to experience. You’ll get some experiences like diving underwaters and witness the magical creatures underneath. Surfing is like scuba diving and sky diving because of the danger in the air and the water. It is like doing yoga in which you need to concentrate and focus on things. Despite this risk, you’ll enjoy the feeling and the experience that you manage to create a great masterpiece of happiness that money surely can’t buy.

Doing Yoga by the Sea

Why surfing? It isn’t right to think that surfing is a plain physical activity. Surfing is life. It is an experience of a moment that you can be part of it. It is a way of overcoming challenges and fears of facing life. Well, you look stunning when you poise yourself on the surfboard, and do your moves as the approaching waves will flash your very eyes. As the arching waves form like a hole moving toward you, you’ll see yourself happy to move a muscle and push yourself into a race against the waves. It is so stunning moment. That is an absolute joy.

Why Siargao is the best place for surfing?

Well, you can surely call Siargao as the surfing capital of the Philippines. You can include the dreamy 15 spots for catching the perfect waves. Oh, you are not an expert in surfing. It’s not a problem. You can learn surfing since surfing schools are just right there. Plus, you can rent your surfboards and join for the newbies. I tell you this. You like Siargao since its crystal clear water offers you the perfect place to learn paddle boarding, diving, and swimming.

Where can I sleep in Siargao? At this point, you can pick your finest places to stay in Siargao.

    • Reef Beach Resort
    • Isla Cabana Resort
    • Patrick’s on the Beach
    • Bravo Beach Resort
    • Romantic Beach Villas
    • Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
    • Nay Palad Hideaway
    • Sandy Feet Siargao

Is Siargao safe? Are there sharks in Siargao?

Siargao Island is open to tourists. The management makes sure that it gives its guests and tourists the best surfing experiences. The management can vouch for the safety of the tourists since no predatory animals like sharks wade deep into the water.

How much is the plane ticket from Manila to Siargao?

Well, international tourists can go to Siargao via plane. The cheapest return price from Manila to Siargao is probably P5,000. Please note that this price changes from time to time. There can be 15 flights per week with average flight time and a total distance of 750 kilometers.

Is there a direct flight from Manila to Siargao?

Going to Siargao from Manila takes two hours or so. Only one airline goes to Siargao Island from Manila Ninoy Aquino.

Siargao Island Location map, Source Photo: fromjessie.com

CDO-RTC, to Issue TRO to Stop Public Spending: A Dilemma to Confront

CDO – Misamis Oriental (5 July 2020) – The provincial government operations had halted when Cagayan de Oro City Regional Trial Court Judge Vincent Rosales issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on June 29. It happened when Vice Governor Jeremy Jonahmar Pelaez and board members Jerry Khu and Jessa Josephine Mugot filed a complaint against the preparation of the 2020 Annual Budget on June 26. According to the camp of Vice Governor Jeremy Jonahmar Pelaez and his associates, the annual budget infringed on the current rules of not posting the documents, as mandated by law.

Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano mentioned that the 20-day TRO would expire on July 19. He lamented over the TRO since its impact would affect the stable measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the TRO restricted Misamis Oriental to execute ₱3.5 billion yearly budget for 2020 to sustain the operations, the Misamis Oriental provincial government struggled to find other means to provide financial solutions to the entire province and its expenditures.

Due to this issue, the MO Governor ordered the postponement of all expenditures until the CDO RTC lifted its order. As well, Attorney Jeffrey Saclot, the representative of the anti-COVID-19 task force in the province, said that they had to suspend all viable activities that dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.

Moreover, this TRO could affect the following:

    • Operations in the provincial jail operations with 600 prisoners
    • Operations of the eight provincial hospitals
    • Operations for the financial aid to indigents
    • Operations on a 50-bed isolation facility

For further details, you can view this link https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/

Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

On July 3, 2020, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 known as the Republic Act No. 11479. This Act intends to inhibit, outlaw, and punish terrorism in the Philippines (1). In other words, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, in general, would curtail any actions and measures that promote terrorism.

What Covers the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The definition of terrorism as prescribed by the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 would mean the following (1):

    • Developing, manufacturing, possessing, acquiring, transporting, supplying, or using weapons; and
    • Engaging in acts intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to any person or endangers a person’s life;
    • Engaging in acts intended to cause extensive damage or destruction to a government or public facility, public place, or private property;
    • Engaging in acts intended to cause extensive interference with, damage, or destruction to critical infrastructure;
    • Releasing dangerous substances or causing fire, floods or explosions when the purpose is to intimidate the general public, create an atmosphere to spread a message of fear, provoke or influence by intimidation the government or any international organization, seriously destabilize or destroy the fundamental political, economic, or social structures in the country, or create a public emergency or seriously undermine public safety

Exclusion of Safety Measure against Illegal Arrest

This Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 eliminates a section under the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007. It removes the duty to safeguard against the wrongful charge and detention of the accused. Under HSA, any person would receive compensation for wrongful detention. The police agency or the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) that brought the sanctions would provide financial obligations.”(2)

The Establishment of the Anti-Terrorism Council

Under this Act, the law can form appoint an organized body by the president, the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC). This ATC would designate the persons to arrest targets “terrorists.” These arrested persons would stay up to 24 days without any compensation for wrongful imprisonment. In contrast, the accused persons could file a case against those who wrongfully charged them.

Protesters in the Philippines during the Independence Day

Warrantless Arrest

Based on this law, ATC and its associates could arrest their targets without a judicial warrant of arrest. The law, as well, could allow ATC and its associates to detain their targets for 14 days plus an extension for 10 more days under surveillance for 60 days. Moreover, this law can detain targets when usual criminal charges require further technical considerations. Lastly, the law does not have any obligation to provide the remuneration of the targets for the inconvenience they caused.

In conclusion, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Act on July 3, 2020, to replace the Human Security Act of 2007. Howard Calleja, the De La Salle brothers led by former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro and other civic groups stood to challenge the law in the Supreme Court.

References

    1. https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200703-RA-11479-RRD.pdf
    2. https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/the-trouble-with-the-new-anti-subversion-act-push-for-the-philippines/
    3. https://www.bulatlat.com/tag/human-security-act-anti-terrorism-law/
    4. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6791657/philippine-protest-slams-anti-terror-bill/?cs=14232#gsc.tab=0