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.

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).

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

Misamis Oriental: A province that wows us with wonder

I have been writing about adventures and travels for months now. I have been inspiring people and readers to go on an escapade and to trek to the famed places to enjoy themselves while forgetting the stress in life. As well, I have been spending my time with you guys telling the best places to go diving, snorkeling, and swimming on the famous beaches on the planet. However, I have never been convincing myself to go alone. I have lost the chance to plan to go somewhere due to untoward incidents. COVID-19 has been stressing me for months – no job, no money, and no support services from whatever and whoever has the duty yo help.  I have been facing my battles against stress due to pandemic and other things. For that reason, I have lost the chance to beat the odds, leaving myself open for suggestions on what to do.

This photo highlights Pading Lagoon in Balingoan from Kentot Travels.

However, some people may have similar experiences. I know I am not alone in this challenge of time. Like me, they also struggle to live and survive. They make the most of their time to discover various activities at home – cooking, composing songs, creating e-Books, gardening, and watching films. For me, I like to take my time off doing what I love – setting up an adventure. Lately, I have come to realize to take a new adventure in life. Mountain climbing, snorkeling, surfing, and the like will do. For me, it is time to talk to these matters and forget the troubles brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, spending my time with my loved ones appears to the best action and decision to do this season. Rather than doing nothing, I believe I can beat the pandemic by making myself productive.


Well, the good news is, I have many things to do in life. Even if I don’t a job at the moment, I still have things to do live the day again and again. I can think of going boating, diving, snorkeling, and swimming. I know I can’t go now to splash the turquoise water on the beach. I know the police officials may catch me and charge me of violating the stay-at-home and social distancing policy.

Finally, removing stress is good to do. I can do plenty of these activities – boating, diving, snorkeling, and swimming if I want to. How about you? What have you been up to this time? Have you been planning to go boating, kayaking, and surfing to make you feel better? Well, it is good to know. Send us a message about what you do this time.

Pading Lagoon, Balingoan: A hideaway to plan this year

The lure of the exciting beaches and resorts has continuously charmed us with its cold cerulean waters under the cobalt sky. The green forests and plants surrounded the place create a reflection of nature that our bright eyes cannot ignore but notice. But, we can’t go out this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic where travel restrictions from here and there compel us to stay at home and get bored for months inside the four corners of our rooms.

Well, the enticement of the beaches and resorts has been made available to us. All are set. However, when the go signal is on, business organizations get usual. This time I am going to take you to Pading Lagoon in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental. Wikipedia says that Balingoan ranks 5th class municipality in the jurisdiction and region of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Wikipedia sources, again, give us the 11,051 people as a 2015 population survey.

Now, Pading Lagoon offers us such as refreshing waters to cool down. It is just reachable in the Misamis Oriental area since it resides along the Balingoan highway. It isn’t surely Boracay, Siargao, and the Maldives to think; however, this remarkable and splendid place is apt for everyone. Get ready as you won’t miss this opportunity after COVID-19 ends.

This time, please check the following treats we can find from Pading Lagoon. Surely, these treats give us special moments when family get-together and friend bonding happen almost here. However, please check the place since prices may vary considering time constraint and update, but this one is close that you can get.

Picture Taking:                    20 Pesos.

Swimming (DAY):               50 Pesos Adult / 40 Pesos Kid

Swimming (NIGHT):          100 Pesos Adult / 50 Pesos Kids.

Cottage:                                 100, 200, or 300 Pesos

ROOMS:                                1500 or 2000 Pesos

FOODS:                                 Sutokil and Short Orders (etc.) Available

Cerulean Pool Water under the Azure Sky

Finally, Pading Lagoon invites us to visit the place. Kentot Travels also confirms this location and vows that this place provides us with excitement and joy. Visit the Facebook Page of Kentot Travels as well. This time let us enjoy packing our things up and wait for the bells to ring for us to go. So, what are we waiting for?