Police to Require Travel Authority for all Travelers to Enter CDO Despite Mayor Moreno’s Statement

Misamis Oriental (June 10, 2020) – Mardy Hortillosa II, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO), announced that police officers in Cagayan de Oro would continue to issue travel authority for those passengers or travelers who made an entry in the city.

Mardy Hortillosa II said that the government needed to regulate the movement of people or travelers without important activities. Hortillosa pointed out the relevance of travel authority.

“The city will not require any travel authority to all residents who wish to go to the city,” Mayor Oscar Moreno said, on Tuesday, June 9.

“I will advise Colonel Dampal to observe that,” Mayor Oscar Moreno added.

The Police Regional Office (PRO) emphasized that CDO Mayor Oscar Moreno remained cogent and praiseworthy to ease the burden experienced by the passengers and travelers. As well, the PRO mentioned that regulating the movement and activities of people without important activities in the City and Misamis Oriental would curb the spread of the coronavirus in line with IATF Resolution # 43 on paragraph A, sub-paragraph 4A, “the movement of all persons in areas placed under MGCQ shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate hereunder, and for other activities permitted.”

As publicized, the said travel authority provision prompted by the PRO-Northern Mindanao could curtail the spread of the virus. “Implementing the Travel Authority mandate could shrink the possible transmission of the virus,” Hortillosa said.

Hortillosa accentuated that the PRO-10 would respect the acumen and decision of the city mayor. However, the PRO-10 would stand guard and raise this concern to the regional IATF.

Finally, Hortillosa stated that the PRO-Northern Mindanao management would call on Mayor Oscar Moreno’s concerns to seek for further actions from the Regional IATF.

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How Single Dads Succeed in Parenting

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It is unusual to read articles, heard news reports, and watch videos about single dads and their plights and skirmishes in their parenting situations. We only have moms and their heroic acts. Oftentimes, we consider these single moms as dads for their children due to their abilities to provide their basic needs and protection in times of fear and danger. As such, we only highlight single moms due to their relevance to child care and protection. Because we  only emphasize these moms and their struggles, we forget to mention and introduce single dads, too, in terms of their parenting and economic support.

Yet, we often wonder if we read and heard stories about single dads. We may never be aware of their hardships and their struggles as single moms do. If there may be a few stories out there to tell us how single dads endure their hardships for their children, we may be glad to celebrate and thank those single dads who work hard to be good fathers for their children.

Honestly, single fathers face several challenges, too. They, as well, confront the horrifying struggles whether or not they can manage their tasks well. They even want to make sure that they perform multiple tasks, such as doing the laundry, cooking food, sending their children to school and teaching them after school, working hard to pay for their basic needs and children’s tuition fees, and going to church on Sundays. For that reason, they exert much effort in performing their roles since their children will need their care and presence.

Moreover, some single dads choose to be better dads. They cherry-pick to live with their children, work hard to feed them, and give them their basic needs, as well as their wants. They never surrender their roles as givers and protectors to their children despite the absence of their wives. They become committed to play their roles as moms and dads.

In the end, single dads thrive in their parenting skills. Those who become hands-on in nurturing and teaching their children can succeed in their parenting styles. Single dads who work as freelancers can monitor their children and can raise their kids according to their desired parenting styles. Since freelancing jobs are home-based, single dads can provide children’s financial assistance and moral support, demonstrate paternal love, foster effective care, and promote welcoming family relationships. Besides, they dedicate themselves to find means and ways to survive every single day in finding jobs and performing parenting tasks. In this way, single fathers succeed in their parenting.

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How to Make Money Online

From Kelleysthoughtsonthings

Making money online has been a constant pitch for bloggers and vloggers around the World Wide Web. You may have stumbled on hundreds of thousands of articles and videos online telling you the simple steps to make money online. You may ask now how many written articles online about this topic. Almost certainly, you have had enough.

But then again, a problem exists. Some of these articles are promotional strategies to convince you to do something without making any sense. These written articles only persuade you, for instance, to register and participate in the seminar, webinar, and training session to tell you to become an online magnate. Imagine that!

Some of these articles just string or wrangle. When you try to analyze the posts and register yourselves online, you may realize that these written articles are just a clickbait and nothing more. These written articles will try to destroy some ideas to tell you about the possibility of making money online.

Is making money online possible? The answer is yes. However, making money online takes effort and time to make those sales pitches realistic.

At this point, you may be wondering how business administrators and frontrunners thrive in their operations online. You may be asking how corporate moguls gain presence in public, struggle to beat the market, survive throughout, and succeed in the process.

You may be familiar with Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and the like who accomplish wonders in the market and who dominate on the World Wide Web. For many others who follow the same path of prominent people, others can see growth as they prosper in their process. For that reason, making money online has never been a failure.

Today, numerous professionals build their websites. From an autobiographic blog to an e-commerce one, these individuals work hard to earn money. They try almost everything like affiliate marketing, creating a digital product, and more. In other words, they spend their days and nights to find means and ways to earn money and make more.

However, making money online does not happen overnight. It takes effort and time to grow your website and then earn money. As well, site owners need sponsors and other means to survive in their operations. They ask fans to sign up for subscriptions where they earn through commissions on advertisements. Below are the ways to make money online – the real one.

    • Blogging. Blogging is writing. It also refers to a person who controls and runs a blog. As well, it allows a blogger to run a blog with an equipped web page and with some tools to make the procedure of writing, posting, linking, and sharing some pieces of web content online.
    • Freelance academic writing. It refers to the formal written work created and fashioned by an academic expert. Academic writers examine some pieces of literature, evaluates them, and make arguments and valid reasons for the topic
    • Freelance web content writing. It refers to the written content posted on a site to provide some relevant information for products and services. This piece of information originates in diverse forms such as advertising, marketing, newsletters, or speeches. Web content writers help many people know the products before purchasing them.
    • Selling items online. Selling products online are common activities and actions for bloggers to sell products online to make money. If visitors on the site click the products and buy them, bloggers earn money
    • Vlogging. Coming from the term vlog to mean a video blog or video log, vloggers create posts on video formats to talk on particular subjects to report or review some products or events.

Finally, bloggers and writers can convince you to read a bunch of these articles online on making money online. With your inquisitive minds, you keep on thinking and try to determine the authenticity of those articles. You may be reading some random thoughts about those articles that simply waste your time. To make money, you need to improve your blogging, vlogging, and writing skills to become academic writers, video creators, or web content writers to promote products and sites.

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Hiring Your Web Content Writer

Hiring your web content writer these days requires screening tests. You may even ask for samples when you ask them to send their CVs or resumes. At first, you are scared that you mistakenly hire someone from the World Wide Web. So, you give your applicants new sets of tests to determine their potential skills and their behavior to finish the jobs and meet the deadlines.

Now, you probably know various sites that give you professionals who lend their services. You sign up and start searching for professionals who can write content for your website. The thing is, you are reading this article about employers who seek for web content writer. Are you contacting the writer of this article? Of course, you do.

However, if you want different sites to choose professionals, you can visit elance.com, freelancer.com, onlinejobs.ph, and upwork.com. These are all legitimate websites in which you can access, browse, and contact your new content writer. Fortunately, you have all the choices to choose highly qualified writers.

On the contrary, if you want to go back to the author of this article and see his profile and his writing skills, you can finish reading this article and spot any difference. Most likely, you can hire him or contact your friends who have been looking for a web content writer. I do not want to send samples of my work. Upon reading this article, you know exactly that this writing serves as a sample.

And yes, this writing is a pitch. This is a new of searching for jobs or pitching content writing jobs in which a writer writes an article citing his writing skills. Or perhaps, you require your applicants to take grammar tests or sentence constructions. If this situation is the case, you may do so.

However, as a web content writer, I feel tired of sending samples where I fail to receive feedback from employers. Possibly, I did not get through the recruitment process, so I was left dangling in the balance. Prospective employers ask for samples, resumes, and portfolios for just 2 cents a word, and the process of hiring a web content writer is taxing and tedious.

Please drop the act. Some content writers do not waste time. Hire someone if you want to employ one. You do not have to ask a thousand applicants for only two available positions. You are very unreasonable about that! Or else, you end up writing your content.

For those who prefer to hire the author of this article, please visit his account profile and see for yourself.

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Being a Content Writer

Finding jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic seems very challenging. Due to a social distancing policy and a travel restriction imposed by the local and national governments, we cannot stroll around the city to search for jobs in some brick-and-mortar institutions. We remain at home without doing anything. As well, many companies and large-scale business organizations stop their operations due to coronavirus. As we struggle to find jobs to support our family members, we cannot ignore the fact that we do not have food to serve on the table. As such, we need to secure decent employment.

However, various jobs sprout online. Many companies nowadays decide to migrate their operations and practices. For example, companies will hire academic writers, customer service representatives, graphic designers, online tutors, virtual assistants, web developers, and many others. For that reason, many of these companies cherry-pick some online services and hire applicants to fill their jobs.

I land on a content writer position. I just love writing despite grammar and writing inaccuracies. As a content writer, I handle the creation of convincing and persuasive content online. I write any of the following, namely blog posts, products and service descriptions, social media contents, website copy, and white papers. I just have to tell you that content writing jobs are just fine. I just earn money and support my family by writing compelling content for the company websites.

As a Content Writer, I am accountable for giving the value of the company website by vigorously fetching customers and stakeholders and sustaining a consistent voice for the interrelated brand. For me, I do not know if I can teach again after COVID-19. I just feel that I love writing content for different company websites. I just love the idea of earning money from home. I will no longer feel the stress due to a constant commute. Therefore, being a content writer holds benefits.

Now, I write content for different company websites. I write different topics for different products and services. Since countless projects are available online, I can earn more money than I expect from other streams of income.

For me, the COVID-19 pandemic may be a blessing in disguise. I just realize it when I first received my first salary as a content writer. At the moment, I just enjoy my new job and earn money in the comfort of my home.

If you want to be a content writer, you better start clicking the link below, go directly to the job board, and earn money now.

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LGBTQ Short Stories to Read at Home

Reading is an adventure. It allows readers to travel back in time and to enjoy in a roller-coaster ride. Some authors know the tricks to charm us with their stories that we let us ride on the vehicle of their thoughts down to our memory lanes. It gives a sense of adventure to know more about people and their characters as the story unfolds.

However, we only read some stories that deal with relationships between men and women. We did not have stories that explore LGBTQ narratives because others did not want to read them.

This time, LGBTQ stories emerge. We humbly offer stories from the different writers who sent their stories to us. We proudly give you the preview of these stories and get some access to the different narratives from the creative minds of the writers. The writers of the story make use of English, Filipino, and the combination of these two languages.

Please subscribe. Get some access to the upcoming LGBTQ short stories. Or order your book now for only $ 2 (2 stories in 1 book). Please drop me a message at <marlonpagon@gmail.com>.

Silip

By Cecilia U. Moonblood

“Hello, Ben.” Wika ni Tito Greg. Hindi ko makakalimutan ang boses na iyon. It seemed that Uncle Greg’s voice had already imprinted on my memory disc, which would be hard to forget. Ika nga nila, mahirap alisin o kalimutan ang mga bagay kapag ito ay matagal ng nakalibing or nakabaon sa ating malalim na kamalayan. It is hard to forget and ignore them from our memory banks dahil ang mga bagay na iyon totally drill down from the depths of our subconscious minds. Though this saying sounds redundant, such recollection lies deep within our unconscious state, at marahil ito ay bahagi na lamang ng ating buhay or ng isa sa ating kakaibang karanasan. Sabi nga nila na, we have to keep our dark secrets in our minds dahil bahagi na ito sa ating nakalipas. Sabi nga sa Ingles, it would be easy to leave those matters alone in the dark and to learn to move forward. Kung darating sa buhay ang lahat ng emotional and physical pressures, sabi pa nga nila, we could tell ourselves to let the time foresee what might happen kasi natatakot tayong banggitin ang mga nakatagong sekreto natin. We even kept them in our hidden minds, or we sometimes buried them in oblivion to forget. Kahit anong gagagwin natin to escape from such reality or no matter how hard we try to ignore those dark mysteries in our lives, kusang bumabalik ang mga sekretong ito like flashes of memories ng hindi natin namamalayan. Kusa rin itong darating sa ating ulirat na para bang pinaglalaruan lang tayo ng ating mga tadhana. Marahil ang mga ito ay isang tadhana dahil hindi natin kayang takasan. Ang mga sekretong ito ay nagpapatunay na tayo ay may pagkakamali, dahil minsan, tayo may marupok. We barely did not have any idea where to go and find some places safe and comforting para mawaglit lang natin kahit minsan ang mga bagay na hindi sana natin ginawa. Pero kahit ano pa man, darating tayo sa punto na sasabihin natin na “tama na” o “I give up” dahil hindi na natin ito kayang kalimutan, baliwalain, o takasan. Ito ay dahil tao tayo!

Tumango na lamang ako when Uncle Greg called my name. Hindi ko alam kung bakit kinausap niya ako dahil ilang taon na rin niya akong hindi kinausap. He knew that I did something wrong to him, and he did not even talk to me ever since. I could not believe why he spoke to me for the first time after the incident. At first, I thought he forgot everything many years ago, but I would be certain that he did not. May kaunting inis ang kanyang mga tingin. As I looked into his eyes, I could understand how he felt. Those brown and charismatic eyes relayed a message to shut me off forever. He did not want to talk to me ever. Perhaps, he is now forced to communicate with me pretending that nothing happened seven years ago. Nagawa ko ang isang bagay na para sa iba at sa karamihan ay isang taboo and immoral. Technically, I raped my uncle. Conversely, it would be ridiculous to imagine how a young boy sexually and orally raped his uncle. But I did. There would be no police officers who would take that as real. I was just thirteen, and hindi ko alam ang mga pinagagawa ko. Sa isip ko ngayon, I am twenty-one now, na ang mga bagay na iyon ay parang isang na lamang guni-guni. Pero bakit ba hindi ako makalimot. Friends from school told me to let go and move on, nevertheless, I could not move a muscle to ignore these episodes in life. I could not think of any way to escape this past kahit na sinubukan ko. I was still haunted by his presence. Now that he came back, I would see him in my house again, hindi ko alam ang pwedeng mangyayari – mag-imikan ba kami o hindi. Things may happen na para bang it exists the way it was. Sa isip ko, baka nakakalimutan na ng Tito. O hindi naman kaya ay iisipin na lamang niya na ang bagay na iyon as isang bangongot sa kanyang nakaraan. No one can tell. He may have reasons to tell or keep it as a secret. Pero nagawa niyang ilibing ang nakaraang iyon for eight years… To be continued.

 

Tikim

By Poseidon A. Wintergarden

“Nakakaasar na talaga!”

That is what I thought about Rob. Sino ba ang magkakagusto sa mga ginagawa niya. He just barged in and struck a conversation with the group. Ewan ko, basta naasar lang talaga ako.

Para siyang preskong-presko na lagi nalang nagpapa-twitams. Ang ibig sabihin ng nagpapa-twitams ay nagpapa-cute. Pero teka lang. Totoo nga naman talaga na cute itong Rob. Hindi mo pwedeng ipagwalang-tabi na lang. Eh kaso, ako lang talaga siguro ang may ayaw sa kanya. Kasi naman, lahat ng tao sa grupo ay hangang-hanga sa kanya.

“Nice to meet you all,” bati niya sabay smile. Ako naman, nakatingin lang sa kabilang direksyon dahil ayaw ko siyang tingnan. Sometimes, I pretended to be someone else na parang hindi siya kilala.  That was my defense mechanism para ayaw masaktan. At saka, hindi naman ako nanakit ng tao. However, it was difficult. It was hard not to talk to him because he spent effort and time getting my attention. He always made some moves for people to talk to him.

“Hi. Ang tahimik mo naman.” Ang sabi niya. Nakabaling na ang tingin ko sa kanya.

“Yes, Rob! Ano ang ipaglilingkod ko sa iyo.” Iyon ang sakartiko kong sagot. Kahit papano, nakuha ko pa rin siyang kausapin. Kung sa bagay, wala naman talagang ginawa niya para magalit ako.

“Ang sungit mo naman. Nangungumusta lang.” Wika niya. Tinapik niya ang shoulder ko as a sign na aalis siya. Pagkatapos, pumunta na siya sa kasamahan namin para makipag-kwentuhan. Kwentuhang lalaki at tropa lang. Kung tutuusin, mabait na man talaga siya. Meron lang kasi akong insecurities sa buhay at sa mababang self-esteem ko. Takot kasi akong ma-reject sa friendship kasi talagang ayaw ng iba sa akin. Ewan ko nga ba kung bakit picky ako….

To be continued.

 

Jack on the Rocks and Armand de Brignac Champagne

By Andrew L. Mountainhigh

I hated him.

Hindi ko maikubli ang inis at galit sa kanya.

He just left and shut himself up for years. He said he would come back after his work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, he did not say goodbye to me. He did not have a chance to talk to me or vice versa.

For me, he could be the nicest person I had ever met. He was charming. His smile has always been magnetic. My friends and I would laugh and smile at him every time he made jokes. Months after, he suddenly disappeared in silence. He just vanished when I started to like him…

To be continued.

 

Barkley, the Dog

By Achilles N. Dawsonsummer

Hindi ko alam kung bakit nagtitilihan ang mga kababaihan sa daan malapit sa bahay ni Donya Cecilia. Kahit mga dalagita ay nagkandarapa din ng pagsulyapsulyap doon sa isang bahay. Lalo na iyong mga single mothers at ang mga malalanding matatanda din.

Para kasing may artista na dumating galing Maynila. Pero parang kakaiba. Sabi kasi sa mga nakasalubong ko, may bagong dating daw sa paupahang bahay ni Donya Cecilia. Nahihiya man akong lumapit, pero gusto ko na ring makibalita. Nagmamasid lang ako at nakikikuha ng balita.

Mula sa veranda doon sa isang rental apartment ni Donya Cecilia, nakaupo ang isang lalaki. Nakatingin siya mga tao na dumadaan doon. Hawak-hawak niya ang kanyang alagang aso. Minsan may nakapagsabi na nakatingin lang siya minsan sa kawalan. O kaya naman ay kumaway lang siya para ipakita ang pagtugon na nakita niya ang taong kumaway sa kanya as a sign of respect…

To be continued.

Running a Small Business

Are you looking for jobs in brick-and-mortar institutions or are you running your small businesses after graduation?

According to my friend, which name I will not mention, 90% of wealth in the world is in business and 10% is in employment.

I am not going to say that my friend is right. However, I can only presume that he is based on my observation. For example, in the parking area in malls and stores, those various fancy and sporty cars are not owned by office workers, teachers, and the like. Those fancy cars are owned by business individuals and professionals. That is, running a business is better than finding employments in the brick-and-mortar institutions.

Twenty years ago, my parents told me to study well and get jobs in various prestigious companies here and abroad. They got jealous by our neighbors whose daughters and sons landed on their dream jobs in Nestle Company, STEAG Corporation, Del Monte Philippines, and many others. Many of our neighbors’ daughters and sons got their cars and big houses. Of all those things I mentioned, we had not had ours.

So, I studied harder than I used to burn my midnight candles. I spent years in college and landed in a decent company. However, I only earned a minimum wage. I could not afford to buy medicines and other basic needs. All prices have gone up, but my salary could not cover the costs of all daily expenses. For me, I had to think and reevaluate my decisions because the next step in doing such actions would be crucial.

I stopped working. I just submitted my resignation letter and packed all my office things. I started as a freelance writer and built my niche. Five years after, I divested into another pathway. I built my small start-up business and asked a friend to create a website for me. For me, this decision could be a good start.

Leaving my job in the brick-and-mortar institution was a risky thing to do. However, I would say I was right. I could be the same person now if I did not try to do things outside of the ordinary. So, I ran a business.

    • Small book store for locals
    • Small sweet and pastry shops
    • Small laundry shops
    • Small academic writing services
    • Small coffee shops
    • Small document and photo printing services
    • Small editing firms
    • Small business with a mixture of the above in one store

Now, I am free from morning buzzes from my boss. I am free from humiliation and scrutiny from fellow workers. I am now at peace. Had I known that leaving my job has been beneficial, I would have decided and done it before. Now, I enjoy the moment. Yes, I exert much effort to survive the business, but all business owners do the same.

Finally, running my startup business is the best decision I make. My parents are happy about it. To all of you who live your life in hell every day because of the attitudes of your fellow workers and bosses, get yourself out that hellish shell and build and run your own business. Of course, there may be highs and lows along the way, but it is okay. You learn from every decision you make and you become even stronger. You will not feel embarrassed about anything because it is your own business that you are operating, not your demanding and worrying boss.

P.S. Photo taken from money.com

 

Being a Freelance Writer

I always thought that I could only find jobs in brick-and-mortar institutions. That was what my parents told me. “You know what son? You have to study hard to secure employment in well-known companies here and abroad.” This life of thought from my parents reverberated in my ear and pushed me to study even harder to reach my goals.

Yes, I finished college in Musuan, Bukidnon. I got a job after graduation in Cagayan de Oro. However, it seemed very frustrating to receive ₱10,000.00 a month for an entry-level position. I questioned myself if I deserved to earn that after spending four years in college. For me, such an amount of money could not cover the costs of all household expenses, as well as medicine and basic needs.

So, I enrolled at my Master’s Degree. I had to finish another two years to earn another degree program to augment my income. From ₱ 10,000.00 to ₱ 14,000.00 a month. For me, it was not enough. I had to take jeepneys and buses going back and forth for work. I supported my parents who had not had pension plans. Then, I had to buy their medications and other personal needs. Therefore, the four thousand pesos increase in my salary could not improve my situation. I could say that since I struggled a lot.

At some point, I thought I had to pursue a Doctoral Degree. However, the tuition and matriculation fees were high. I could not afford to cut the budget for my parents’ medications. I do not want to reduce the expenses for our food either. For me, I had to stop planning for my doctoral studies.

One day, I saw myself pressing the start button of the desktop computer in the school office. It was lunchtime. After eating, I tried to search for jobs online. I keyed in the text “Being a Freelance Writer” and got hooked into it. I did not know what had just happened. My hands were drawn in the keyboard and began filling up the blank bars on the computer screen. I just signed up for one company site.

Two weeks after, I received an email from the company site. I passed the company test. The company informed me that I might start the writing job as soon as I could. So, I did. That time changed my life forever.

After three years of working as a freelance writer, I was able to build a two-story house for my parents. I managed to buy a second-hand car. I did not have any debts to pay. Though I did not get rich, I could say that I changed my life. Earning money for times more than the money I earned from the brick-and-mortar institutions was good. I did not have to brag since other freelance writers and other freelance experts earned more than what I earned. They had six figures; I had five. For me, it was good.

Now, I had to be honest with you guys and gals. Being a freelance writer changed me. I did not want to work in brick-and-mortar institutions anymore. Besides, I gained benefits from working as a freelance writer.

Finally, if you want to be a freelance writer, you will experience a salary hype. I bet you do. I take all the risks. It is exciting. Please choose any of the following websites and apply now: