Duka Bay Resort: A love to find in Misamis Oriental

Life, as it seems, will never be the same again. It is sad to say that we can never turn back times. The global pandemic, which I cannot mention its name out of frustration, gives us a horrifying effect. It puts our daily tasks on hold. It destroys our lives – out of jobs, bloated and inflated economies, surged prices, and frustrations. Despite this, looking at the bright side of the world – like visiting Duka Bay Resort – seems to be the option to make.

Duka Bay Resort holds these miraculous vibes. It welcomes us to the calm, cozy resort to watch the awe-inspiring and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It will, also, give guests the moments to enjoy chic, well-designed, roomy cabins and cottages, open-air diner, and opulent coral life. As well, it allows us to make use of our scuba diving gears or anything for glass bottom boats and kayaks. Perhaps, we can never ask for more excitement and fun.

As a silent, relaxed town of Medina, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, Duka Bay Resort gives us a new taste of adventure. It may eliminate stress as we unwind ourselves from the buzzing cities or the chattering neighborhoods. Well, Duka Bay Resort gives us all these exciting adventures and activities.

Indeed, the bay resort is waiting for us. We can give them a call to see for ourselves the welcoming sandy shorelines near the hills, as well as the relaxingly dappled area by a gathering of enormous ancestral trees. As we take some ambles around the area, we can count through our fingers the nine capacious, well-designed, and fully furnished villas. And yes, we feel the soothing bay air and sense its ambiance. Just right there, we see from afar the spectacular view of the inlet and the Camiguin Island.

To note, here is the address of the bay resort:

    • Medina By-Pass Road, Barangay Duca 9013 Medina, Philippines
    • Guests can check the rates and the booking reservations, as well as the inquiries at its website. 
    • For Bookings and Inquiries, guests can contact the management through its mobile phone dial at (+63) 917 794 2759.

Maka-Survive Ba ang Minyo nga Lalaki sa Sweldo Nga ₱365.00 A Day?

Sakto na ba ang ₱365.00 na sweldo kada adlaw sa Region 10 sa Mindanao, Philippines? Is ₱365.00 enough for a married man to feed himself and his family? Is it enough for him to survive? To answer these questions, it is proper to consider discussing this paralysis of dreams and reviewing how a married man with one child struggles to survive daily.

Ang Kita Nga 365.00

And yes, you are a married man, and you do have a job. You earn ₱365.00 a day. However, you cannot feed your wife and your daughter as you struggle to feed them. This condition is what you call extreme poverty. Di ba kulang siya ang 365?. Nakita na ba kini sa gobyerno? Ug sa karon nga pandemic, unsa na kaha ang kaonon ani nga mga tao. Ang kilo sa karneng baboy ay ₱400.00; sa karneng manok ay ₱200.00; sa karneng baka ay ₱350.00. Daw bi, unsa na ba ang presyo sa mga gulay? Let us see sa Table 1 kung unsa ang magasto sa usa ka amahan sa pamilya. Don’t mention that he has to go on a diet or that he has to tighten his meal expenses a bit. Ang ₱25.00 nga sud-an sa merkado ay usa lang ka gulay ug gamay kaayong hiwa sa karne.

Dawbi Kung Walay Trabaho

Ang mga walay trabaho, mag-nganga sila. Daw bi ang kita sa uban nga ₱25.00 a day? Kausa na lang lugar sila mukaon. Okay lang lugar na nimo nga sila gigutom, tapos daghan imong kwarta sa graft and corruption… Dili na lang nako i-mention ang ahensya kay dilikado. Dili ko sure kung kinsa ang gabuhat sa sakto. Tarong man kuno pud sila?

Basta, don’t blame those poor Filipino people. Blame those people nga nadato ug kalit ug daghan ang mga sakyanan sa easy money lang nga gikan sa mga modus operandi nila and those politicians nga nakadawat daw ug Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Unsa kaha ning SOP? Basta, don’t blame the poor people. Basin wala siguro sila naabot sa programa sa family planning. Kung naabot man, unsay nahitabo kaha sa implementasyon. So, wala silay knowledge sa birth control. Kung mutukar ilang gana; mag-kuan pud na sila. Mao pud managhan sila. Aduna bay programa ang gobyerno para ana. I don’t know. As well, I don’t want to comment sa implementation sa family planning program.

Andito na tayo. We are here to witness the outcome of the actions of those people who do so and so and such and such. Daghan ang kwarta sa gobyerno. Daghan ang kwarta sa mga ahensya. Dili na lang ko mag-mention ug mga ahensya. Basta, the government has plenty of financial resources.

Unsay Sakto Lang Na Sweldo

Sana ang basic pay sa lahat ng rehiyon ay dapat nasa ₱1,000.00. Don’t sue me ha. Opinion ko lang ito. Then, calculate ₱1,000.00 a day times 26 days kasi may day off for one month salary. A married man can have ₱26,000.00. Aba, parang okay na ito. Hindi pa kasi kasali sa gastusin ang education, healthcare and medicine, fare and snacks sa mga, at iba. Kunti pa nga ito; pero parang medyo nakakakain na ng tama ang isang pamilya. Iyong mga professionals, syempre kikita sila ng malaki ng kaunti.

Sa huli, sa sobrang mahal ng bilihin at sa daming babayarin, it became a paralysis of dreams. Hindi “Build, Build, and Build” ang nangyayari, parang “Bill, Bill, and Bill” na ang dating.


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Apo Island Beach Resort: A great chance to travel

Are you looking for a place to enjoy, relax, or unwind? Are you thinking of it right now? You may forget to consider this one; however, Apo Island along with its beach resorts gives fun and excitement.

Apo Island Beach Resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines becomes one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. It brings you to the next level of experience. The enthusiasm and fun come alive as couples, friends, family members, and relatives come together to witness the enjoyment. It operates to serve guests and visitors within the country and across the globe. As well, the resort, surrounded by thousands of species of aquatic life, seems the jewel of the under-the-sea world.

Well, you may be happy to explore the vast horizon and see the peculiar scenery in the vista in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Some of you may have different ideas in mind; others can have unique diving experiences at the deep-sea level. However, you may feel glad to see and spot the fine-looking reefs or ridges right beyond the shorelines. As you dive into the water and play with the sea turtles, you seem to accomplish great wonders underwater.

Moreover, Apo Island Beach Resort is a beautiful white beach to travel for life. You can do whatever you want with friends and family members. You can get a chance to travel for personal enjoyment. At Apo Island Beach Resort, you can do some beach activities and personal camping and bonfires. It helps you create cavernous memories and happy lifestyles.

Finally, visiting Apo Island Beach Resort is an opportunity. When you get a great chance to travel, grab it before it is too late to do.

    • Apo Island Beach Resort
    • Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    • (035) 225 5490
    • (035) 421 2271 (Globe)
    • (035) 527 1538 (PLDT)
    • (+63) 939 915 5122 (Smart)
    • (+63) 917 701 7150 (Globe)

Canoeing and Kayaking at Dakak Park and Beach Resort

Dakak Park and Beach Resort, positioned in the southern part of the Philippines, gives a new record as one of the tourist attractions and destinations in the country. Surrounded by several mountains in its west, Dakak Park and Beach Resort can charm visitors from all walks of life. It fascinates guests and visitors and gives them some sense of excitement and fun. It is situated at Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte and it perceptively dodges the typhoon belt. It means that Dakak Park and Beach Resort makes an impeccable all-season destination for holidaymakers, trekkers, or vacationers.

At Dakak Park and Beach Resort, guests and visitors can canoe or kayak. What are these sports by the way? Well, canoeing makes use of an open vessel. The paddler who sits or kneels inside the canoe will use a single-bladed paddle. He or she uses the paddle to push the craft through the water. Conversely, the paddler in kayaking makes use of an enclosed vessel. The paddler, who sits inside the kayak with extended legs, makes use of a double-bladed paddle.

Moreover, paddlers prefer canoeing more than kayaking. Generally, canoes are more stable than kayaks. It happens because of the width of the vessel. Paddlers say that they find it easier to enter and exit in the vessels in canoeing than they do in kayaking. As well, paddlers can load many stuff materials in canoeing compared to kayaking. In other words, they can bring several gears. Finally, paddlers can watch pleasant views of their surroundings while canoeing better than kayaking.

Indeed, the main difference between kayaking and canoeing falls under the use of the paddle. The paddler is canoeing uses a single-bladed paddle; whereas, the paddler in kayaking uses a double-bladed paddle. Of course, the obvious difference between the two sports falls on the paddling technique.

Again, here is the address of Dakak Park and Beach Resort: Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, 7101 Zamboanga del Norte. If you want to call for booking and reservation, you can contact this number (065) 213 6813. Please verify first and visit its website.

Camping on the Mountain Hills on Valentine’s Day

It isn’t your Valentine’s Day yet. You still have days before the big day. However, you can’t just ignore you don’t know what to do to prepare for everything. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day with your loved ones or your 8th, you need to take the challenge to alter the ordinary way of celebrating it this year.

And then, you need to forget the boxes of chocolates and roses, the bottles of wine, or the white tablecloth dinner reservations, as well as the heart-shaped and red candy box. As a replacement for it, you need to throw your tent, camp stove, and two folding chairs into the back of your cars to head for the mountain hills or the falls.

Does it sound good? Well, you just need to spot some safe locations like Gumataan Falls, Daygon Falls, Kipilas Falls, and the like, and then book in advance. Then, you can prepare to enjoy your evening camping. Right then, you can grab a bottle of beer, enjoy the sparks, and celebrate in your romance department. 

During camping time, you need to bring everything. You don’t have to spend on expensive gears and tools. You can have the following gears:

    • Reliable Tents
    • Knives and Axes
    • Heavy-Duty Flashlights
    • Handheld Emergency Generators
    • Camping Tools for the Camping Trip

Well, you don’t need to forget your foodstuffs. Do you grill fish and pork meat? It is nicer to cook with your loved ones, right?  What are you thinking? Are you going to camp in the woods or on the mountain hills? You decide. However, you need to get ready and pack some stuff!

SANSVILLS Café: Celebrating the local delights

This puzzling photo requires you to speculate. You may ask yourselves where you see this. And then, you imagine. Are you thinking of South Korea, or perhaps, somewhere else. You may then argue that this featured place is outside of Misamis Oriental or outside of the Philippines. Well, if you try to come to see it, then you can probably say that you are still in Misamis Oriental.

The location of Sanvills Café is at Claveria Road, Barangay Lunotan, Civoleg, Gingoog City. It can be an ordinary ride if you go to Gingoog City. However, this time your trip appears to be magical as the heavy fog attempts to cloud the place. It surely is cold around there.

Sanvills Café is the best place to stopover for all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I bet you like coffee very much to go against the cold environment. Well, if you like Latte Cappuccino, Brew, Espresso, and Americano, then you are in the right place.

Moreover, Sansvills Café fascinates travelers from all over the places in Misamis Oriental since the area is a great spot for cool weather to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee at hand. Now, if you wish to travel back and forth from Claveria to Gingoog City, why not just drop by and say hello to our friends at Sanvills Café.

Indeed, the place makes you and me relish more than a few of the local delights and coffee varieties even more. Well, please check all photographs taken by Kentot Travels via ExploreMisOr.

Explore more about other adventures and travels at Misamis Oriental Journal.

Kibanban Stream in Balingasag: A new adventure

You may be thinking of going to the beach or a pool this season. You are just thinking about it, right? Well, before you set your plans, please check out this stream in Kibanban, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.

For one thing, you can celebrate happiness with nature. When you say nature, you mean the birds, the rivers, the streams, and the trees. You mean something magical inside the jungle where the beauty of nature intriguingly charms your eyesight. Well, it is so special to see you there.

Kibanban stream fascinates you the most. If you look at the site and observe the clear crystal water, you can plunge yourselves into the watercourse, so cold and so inviting that thinking of swimming overnight. As you decide to visit the Kibanban stream, take some selfies and document your adventure due to its instagrammable highlight.

At this point, you can positively explore the amazing secret of Misamis Oriental. Travel with friends now and be safe while traveling. As you take your trips to Kibanban, Balingasag Misamis Oriental, you absolutely are on the go for an exciting adventure.

Now, you need to bring the following: 

    • food products for meals and snacks
    • mobile phones with loads for emergency purposes
    • dry clothes and towels after a bath
    • bottled waters, and more

Are you asking how to get there? I presume it as a yes. Well, if you are from Cagayan de Oro or Butuan, take buses and stop at the Balingasag Bus Terminal. At the bus terminal, check a few commercial motorcycle drivers (habal-habal drivers) for a trip to Kibanban and pay around PhP 140.00 back and forth. When you arrive, you can enjoy nature. You can take pictures with friends. I bet, selfies with rock backgrounds are fantastic, too. What do you think? 

Get Hired at Phividec Industrial Authority

Have you been looking for jobs? Well, the long wait is over. Please check the available positions at Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) now. If you think you qualify, please apply not later than JANUARY 29, 2021.

For more details about the jobs, please check the following documents below:



    • Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212 Revised 2017) to be downloaded at CSC site.
    • Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable)
    • Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license, and;
    • Photocopy of Transcript of Records

For all qualified applicants, please hand in your credentials or send your applications through courier or email to:

    • Godofredo P. de Guzman, Jr.
    • HRMO V
    • MCT Complex, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
    • oapia@piamo.gov.ph