Teachers’ Dignity Coalition to Support President Duterte’s Opinion against Class Reopening

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition(TDC) hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement against the reopening of classes. President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would not allow pupils or students to go to school without a COVID-19 vaccine.

Conversely, the previous announcement of DepEd to open its classes on August 24 whether brick-and-mortar organizations or online institutions for the school year 2020 to 2021 did contradict President Duterte’s declaration. President Duterte himself said that discussing the opening of classes remained useless if no vaccine against COVID-19 would be available.

“Mga bata, ‘wag muna… I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit dikit ‘yang mga bata. Bahala na hindi na makatapos,” Sabi ng President ng Pilipinas.

(Children, not yet… I will not permit the opening of classes if classrooms become crowded…” President Duterte said)

As well, the TDC mentioned that the Department of Education (DepEd) could focus on its academic plans to convey different educational means to pursue the academic studies of pupils and students devoid of an official pronouncement of class opening.

Additionally, the Department of Education would permit teachers more time to refine their methodological and technical skills to create course programs for pupils and students to handle the “new normal” circumstances.

In the interim, the TDC stated that Congress could commence amending the laws regarding the opening of classes between June and August.

In a statement, the TDC accentuated that they hoped for DepEd to acknowledge the feelings of the parents and teachers, as well as their feelings, understandings, and recommendations in constructing and fashioning their academic plans.

Moreover, the TDC braced President Rodrigo Duterte and his announcement on the reopening of class, as well as its support to the DepEd Secretary that education must continue in a time of the pandemic. With teachers’ skills and infrastructure, all teachers can comply with DepEd’s guidelines.

The TDC said that DepEd, parents, teachers, and the government must prioritize children’s health safety.

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5 Ways to Earn Dollars with your Websites

Most people today have a hard time searching for jobs. Recession or without a recession, some of them are left hanging in the balance. They lose the courage to wait for long queues throughout the application process. To imagine, you may give up easily knowing 1,000 applicants for five available positions plus the tedious interviews and the tough preliminary analogy, math, and verbal examinations. What is going on, guys? Please think about this – Job applicants struggle to land on brick-and-mortar institutions, take odd jobs as dining service crews at some fast-food chains and restaurants, or fall in line on audition camps for X-Factors, Got Talents, Idols, and many more. I say, why not just divert your attention to online jobs? Besides, online jobs these days are expanding and growing that some of you never imagine. But, just wait a minute. You need to be decisive. And when you do, please try to consider these five (5) ways to earn money through your websites.

Email Marketing

One of the best ways to earn dollars online is through email marketing. All you have to do is to build an email list and contact companies to visit your website. For example, you can send emails to companies and groups of individuals to visit your sites where you sell products and services. It even gives you two-way benefits and processes to earn money. Firstly, you can generate traffic to your website for every visit to your clients and customers. Secondly, you can earn money if your clients and customers purchase products and buy services. Additionally, email marketing allows you to earn dollars in different ways. You can do some email promotions to deliver free reports to monetize because of the affiliate links. Indeed, email marketing drives traffic back to your website and then construct long-term connections with your readers.

Promote Products and Services as Affiliates

Most bloggers make use of affiliate links to earn dollars or commissions from the systems. For example, bloggers post the affiliate links to their emails, websites, and any social media sites where clients and customers click and make purchases. Somehow, they write articles and embed affiliate links so that readers can visit the links. Perhaps, websites that offer affiliate programs come from various online stores, such as NewChic.com, eBay, Amazon, and the like, as well as other online companies, such as BigCommerce, Shopify, Wix, Sellfy, 3dcart, Site123, and many others. For that reason, you can earn dollars if you manage to sell and promote these affiliate links.

Make and Peddle Your Traditional Products and Digital Products

Most bloggers spend much time creating their digital products, such as eBooks. Clients and customers online are looking for digital products like eBooks to read while spending time to unwind. Some people love to order some ready-to-wear (RTW) products, health and wellness products, and many more. They post photos of these products online and deliver them on a cash-on-delivery (COD) basis. Besides, this way to earn money makes you feel comfortable earning dollars probably up to $1,000.00 a day or even more.

Do Product Reviews

Somehow, bloggers manage to earn dollars through making product reviews. For example, they use cosmetic products and make reviews. Some companies send their products to bloggers to make reviews. Bloggers then use these products and make testimonials about the products. For instance, male bloggers wear the underwear products sent by undies companies. These male models wear these briefs with brands and make videos of how physically fit these models are. Moreover, female bloggers can earn dollars by endorsing company products.

Sell Advertising Space

The common idea that bloggers earn money online is through Google advertising. Bloggers will write articles with specific ads from Google AdSense. Of course, they have to register first from Google AdSense so that they can connect to Google and earn bigger and larger revenues. Most bloggers earn more than $3,000.00 a month only for just one article. As you can see, many bloggers can earn bigger incomes due to these ads from Google. It means that you can write articles and sell advertising space from your websites.

Now, after reading this, what do you think? Are you going to find jobs in the city and spend your time 9-5 hours a day in a boring and repetitive lifestyle? I do not know. You better decide!

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Why I Stop Teaching in Private and Public Colleges and Universities?

Leaving my language lecturer position in both private and public colleges and universities has always been bloodcurdling. At first, I feel the same sentiments of people who get fired with their jobs. At least, for me, I quit. That makes my entire storytelling different and unique. Of course, I will feel the agony of fixing the pain and suffering if I get fired. On the other hand, I do not get fired. I just quit my boring life plus my repetitive tasks – wake up early, go to school, discuss lessons, eat lunch, perform the afternoon class, go home, and check students’ papers.

I could still recall the meaningful words I said back then. I told myself that teaching was my passion. That profession pushed me to exert much effort to be a great teacher. However, I failed. I just felt that teaching was quite boring. At least, I became a good teacher. I did what my superior asked me to do – submitting the teachers’ reports. As well, I began to show my interest in teaching college and university students. I was 26 years old at that time, and I was eager and comfortable. That time, I taught Speech Communication courses, such as Speech Fundamentals, Public Speaking, and Argumentation and Debate at AMA Computer College in Cagayan de Oro and the then-Mindanao University of Science Technology, now called University of Science and Technology in (southern) Philippines (USTP). However, for many years of teaching I just got bored.

Back then, I was happy during my preliminary years. I developed my personality and met numerous acquaintances and a few friends. I began to spread my wings and explore my world as a teacher. However, I lost myself in the middle of somewhere. I just did not know what happened. As far as I could remember, I browsed Google at that time and clicked the search bar to type in “jobs online.” During that time, academic writing positions flourished. So, I typed in “Jobs Online.” I suddenly felt shocked that several jobs online were available at that time. Then, I typed “online writing.” After that, many websites were available and chose one site and clicked.

Since then, I have been a freelance academic writer. For many years, I have managed to earn money for a living. I do not want to brag my accomplishments with my online writing career, but I live my life through writing. I just built my house and managed to eat three times a day. I could still pay for my parents’ hospital bills. Unlike the time when I was a teacher, I would always ask for support from people to lend me money for my parents’ hospital bills.

Now, I can breathe from all the financial hassles.  I do not need to brag because I do not have to do it. Besides, I do not have any reputation to protect. Yes, I am a teacher by profession. I teach people. However, I consider it an experience since teaching jobs do not offer me what I need in life. I decide to be a freelance writer.

Finally, I stop teaching because I can. At first, it seems frightening where I can get my next paycheck. To tell you, I struggle a bit. I sometimes feel the migraine due to so many sleepless nights when I have to work so hard online. Now, I earn a lot, not that I earn a thousand dollars like all YouTubers, Vloggers, and Bloggers who laugh and smile at the top of their lungs. But, at least, I can shop twice a month.

 

Home-based jobs are for single dads, too.

Home-based jobs are not only for moms and single moms. There is no specific study that only mothers are pre-wired into home-based and online jobs. It can be quite odd to think that the Internet is only for women and moms alike. The truth is, men and fathers can, also, work online.

Why do some people choose home-based jobs? An obvious reason why most men prefer to work online and become home-based entrepreneurs and employees is the flexibility of time. Like single mothers, single fathers, too, have to take care of their sons and daughters. Hiring a nanny this time is not a good idea, not even the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another reason why men choose home-based jobs these days is the avoidance of stressful bosses and workplace environments. As such, men and single dads decide to work home-based to take care of their children while earning thousands of dollars.

As well, the salaries for home-based jobs can range from $1,000 a week to $4,000 or up to $10,000 a month. Without paying anything for the commute, single dads can save money for their children’s education. Incomes for home-based writers, virtual assistants, and the like vary from months to months. In other words, salaries for home-based individuals may be lower or higher depending on how hardworking they are. Bloggers, for instance, may receive from $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Although not all home-based receive bigger than $4,000 a month, they can still earn high enough compared to what they receive working for their 9-5 job schemes.

This time, begin searching for online jobs or home-based jobs today. There have been plenty of online companies that offer good jobs. In the online writing industries, you can pick uvocorp.com, writerbay.com, vip-writers.com, prowriterstime.com, study.com, academia-research.com, writerslab.com, and many others. Perhaps, you will be most interested in finding jobs at Onlinejobs.ph, Upwork, and LinkedIn. It is up to you. You only have to start doing it today. For single dads, this home-based job offers you a chance to work and earn money, as well as take care of their children and exhibit good parenting styles and techniques.

Finally, other single fathers register for some online companies today. They earn good money that helps them take care of their sons and daughters without their partners. If these single fathers make it, why not you? It does not make you less than a man if you choose to work online. You just cannot leave your kids at home with nannies because you choose to be hands-on, right?

 

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Best Teachings: What Are Those?

The famous Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is the same as anybody with a complex personality. Some people around the world know that he is a philanthropist, spiritual and religious leader, and author. He works tirelessly for crafting accord between the body, mind, and spirit. His Isha-foundation allows him to spread his knowledge on yoga and happiness of everyone.

And yet, a spiritual seeker Achyut Telang wants to answer Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s best teachings. Telang’s answers come from Quora.Com as copied directly and read below:

      • When it comes to external situations, each one of us is differently capable, but when it comes to the internal all of us are equally capable.
      • Before you fall dead, you should explore the full depth and dimension of who you are otherwise it is a wasted life.
      • “I do not know” is a tremendous possibility. The possibility of knowing arises in your life only when you truly realize that ‘I do not know’.
      • This body is a heap of food and mind is a heap of impressions that you have gathered. Whatever you gather can be yours but can never be you.
      • Every moment you have a choice whether to be blissful or miserable. Make it consciously.
      • The most important thing happening in your life right now is that you are alive.
      • Whatever you think about yourself, whatever the whole world thinks about you, has no existential relevance. It has only psychological and social relevance.
      • If your experience of life transcends the limitations of the physical, only then we can say you are spiritual.
      • If you become a source of joy by yourself and your relationships are about sharing your joy, not squeezing the joy out of somebody, then you would have wonderful relationships with anybody. If two people come together, it should be a sharing of joy, not extraction of joy from each other.
      • The past is memory and the future is imagination. Both do not exist right now. Fear is simply because you are not living with life. You are living in your mind. Your fear is always about what is going to happen next. That means your fear is always about that which does not exist.

After reading Telang’s answers to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s best teachings, what do you think? Do you have any comments? Please let me know by sending me messages through <ennis_delmar31@yahoo.com>.

Becoming a Freelance Academic Writer

Most young professionals these days are competing with one another to obtain the job positions in the prominent brick-and-mortar institutions. Unfortunately, some of them cannot land on their dream jobs. They only work on some fast-food chains and restaurants despite their undergraduate degrees. Of course, you can imagine how young people like accountants, architects, engineers, and teachers become fast-food crew members or restaurant waiters and waitresses because they cannot find jobs. When these young professionals get their fast-food crew jobs, they receive only below the minimum wage. Others accept odd jobs to earn money to cover the costs of their daily expenses. Like these people, I, too, struggle to find jobs. If you are in the Philippines, you can find odd jobs and receive your salary below the minimum wage. Because of this situation, I decide to work online, study the art of writing online, and become a freelance academic writer.

Pursuing an Academic Writer Position

It seems strange to think that I spend much of my time in college only for a freelance online academic writer. I cannot imagine, of course, how I become a freelance writer and procure the benefits of writing and working at home.

The fear of working online is massive. No assurance is available for you to explain if something goes wrong. Every single day seems a nightmare to think of the coming paychecks. I do not even know if I get workloads. Clients, somehow, get mad at the result of my projects. Though some praise me for doing the right thing, others make comments that I do write poorly.

So, I have to master my craft. I manage to learn independently through online tutorials. I manage to unravel the mysteries of writing and styles. Then I begin to explore various writing websites that offer good pay-outs. As a freelancer, I find this job exciting. I can work on my projects on my terms. I work so hard to establish my niche and expertise to earn a living.

Benefits of Academic Writing Jobs

Online writing companies offer various perks and compensation packages. They allow writers like me to choose projects, complete them, and submit them on time. This situation allows me to be productive as I work projects as long as I can submit them. I gain the ability to manage my time while spending with family and friends.  I have the freedom to do my projects with coffee at the table. For seven years as a freelance academic writer, I become flexible and productive. Who can think that I can read notes while cooking on the side? Who can imagine that I type my articles, essays, and reports while watching kids in the neighborhood? My point is, it appears so convenient for me to work on these conditions. I have a great opportunity to work at a contented stride. I cannot imagine how miserable my life will be if I work with many intimidating tasks with toxic bosses. The benefits of the online job are the following:

  • Choose a deadline and a delivery date. As a writer, you can pick your task based on the allotted deadline. While doing so, you can work in different time zones since you are at home, by the sea, or at the coffee lounge.
  • Have a timely payment. Academic writing companies offer you payments on time. They have specific dates where you can receive pay-outs. For example, some companies will give pay-outs once or twice a month consistent with your choice. Above and beyond, you can choose any payment methods, such as PayPal, ePayments, Payoneer, Skrill, and Wire Transfer.
  • Have a variety of academic assignments. Academic writing jobs online have a pool of customers of all academic levels that demand assistance from writers. If you know the project requirements, you can apply and work on them.
  • Have pre-paid jobs, Quick Promotions, and Bonuses and Tips. Academic online writing companies have available jobs previously selected and confirmed by the Support Team. You can pick those topics and begin writing right away. Most online writing companies make use of awards, incentives, and perks to motivate writers to perform their jobs. They then promote writers to be junior writers and senior writers. As well, when clients get satisfied with the jobs, they offer bonuses and tips.

Requirements for Writers

If you decide to be a freelance academic writer, you need to be ready with your writing prowess and qualifications. As a freelance academic writer, you need to have the following:

  • Must have any of these degree qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Must be Fluent Written English
  • Must be Experts in Reference Styles, such as APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and many others
  • Must have writing experiences in relevant field

Online Academic Writing Company Websites that Pay

Nowadays, freelance academic writers can choose various websites. Many of them succeed, while others create their websites for the same business operations. However, if you prefer to write today, choose any of the following websites and take the tests below. You probably like to kick start with it.

  • writerbay.com
  • uvocorp.com
  • vip-writers.com
  • writerslab.com
  • writers.ph
  • academia-research.com, and many more

Why We Need Passive Income Streams and Earn More than $1,000 per Month

As a Filipino Freelance Academic Writer, I work hard to earn a living. I spend much of my time typing at the working table with a high-in laptop in front of me and a Starbucks coffee on the side, while sitting on a stunning swivel chair. However, writing online does not give you the full potential to earn bigger incomes. You just have to make things work out to accomplish your goals and earn money while sleeping or taking your time off. You need to earn large sums of money to cover all the costs of your monthly expenses and shopping sprees.

Let me ask you this. Have you known any means and ways to earn money while sleeping securely on your couch? Have you heard of someone whose bank accounts show an intriguing influx of cash tiptoeing into their banks? You may think this situation seems odd. However, passive income works like a pipe dream that offers you the potential streams of income without exerting much effort into it. You know I mean, right?

Earning passive income requires effort and time. You need to make use of all the resources available online. It does not mean that you have to be an Internet guru or a tech master. You just need to know how to begin it. When all are set, you need to wait where and when the money flows down to your bank accounts without knowing. Of course, you like to have this opportunity to support your family and loved ones.

Below are the strategies to earn passive incomes.

  1. Make Investments in Stocks or something. You can earn money through investments. You need to search for companies that let you invest your money and receive dividends and interests. There are many firms that you can invest in. However, when you do this, make sure you know the “ins” and the “outs” of investments.
  2. Embrace Affiliate Marketing. Website owners make use of affiliate marketing to boost their income streams. Using your website, you can promote other companies known as your “affiliates.” You earn money when someone uses links and makes purchases of the products. Many websites allow affiliate marketing. These websites, such as Amazon, eBay, Lazada, MetroDeal, NewChic, and many others, are good sources of income since online consumers make purchases online.
  3. Entertain some Display Ads. Website owners can still earn money through ads display on their websites. They can earn more than $1,000 through advertisings. When you have the website, you can monetize it and allow advertisers to promote their products and services through your website.
  4. Include Cost Per Click (CPC) Ads. Website owners can still earn good money through these CPC ads. Unlike affiliate marketing in which you can earn money when online users make purchases of the products and services, CPC Ads pay you sums of good money when someone clicks on the commercial ads regardless of how online consumers do whether they make purchases or not. In here, you do not keep on wishing your online users make purchases or register for something. It is because CPC lets you earn money when someone clicks the ads. Just as simple as that!
  5. Create YouTube Videos. There are many means and ways you earn passive income. However, I make sure I have five. The last strategy that you need to know is the use of YouTube. You can post tutorial videos, cooking videos, dance videos, and the like to earn passive income. You just need to register it from the YouTube website, as well as Google Adsense, to ensure you get revenues from those videos and ads. It becomes a passive income because you can earn money while doing other things unexpectedly. The video is just there on YouTube. You can still earn money from that video through ads and views. If you are making YouTube videos to earn money, you can do other stuff while earning money from it.

Indeed, there have been many strategies to earn passive incomes, such as selling leads, selling digital products like e-Books and e-Courses, and many others. The bottom line is that you need to start it now before others do. You may choose to not do it now and regret later of not having the chance to do it. At some point, you keep on bragging your 7-4, 8-4, or 9-5 jobs. It is okay. Keep  believing on it. Be happy to stay there for a while. When you are ready, I will be right here waiting. For those who want to commence earning passive income, start today…

COVID-19 Pandemic: What We Do About It?

 

The global pandemic has caused us nightmares. We become emotionally distressed and wrecked thinking that we lose everything – jobs and start-up businesses as our means of survival. For months now, we do not know what to do. We keep on waiting for relief packages from the Philippine government. Yes, we believe we can receive kilos of rice and a few canned goods. And yet, we wait long enough to receive the promises that the government gives. The government through the DSWD will distribute the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) benefit and we expect to receive it since we qualify the criteria. However, we just wait for nothing since our local government units with their partners cannot provide all for the poor people. The Philippine government only prioritizes the poorest of the poor people in the country. How about us, the poor?

COVID-19 pandemic has brought terrors in us. My mother who has been bedridden for years cannot go to the hospital. Firstly, she cannot move around. Her condition does not allow her to travel plus the travel restrictions. Based on the mandate, people, aged 60 and above, are not allowed to travel due to their weak immune system. They do not have a strong immune system to fight the coronavirus as they say. Secondly, she is afraid that she can get the virus in the hospital, or the hospital will refer her to another. She does not want to happen due to access to transportation for us, the relatives. Thirdly, she cannot walk by herself and urinate too often that she needs medical and immediate attention here and there and then and now. When these things happen, we cannot assist her since the hospital will only require the nurse to take care of her. Or, the hospital will require one immediate family to take care of her. This option seems a hassle since my mother requires two more to take care of her physical condition. Thirdly, medical doctors and nurses are busy due to the surge of patients coming in and going out. Because of COVID-19, she has to wait for an additional three months to get her medical checkup.

As well, COVID-19 has made us feel the terror. The use of the pronoun “us” refers to the poorest of the poor, poorer of the poor, and the poor. I live in a concrete house, lose my job, and still pray to find jobs after COVID-19. I belong to the poor category. I categorize myself that way since I can still eat rice and dried fish. However, we miss the SAP support because our zone leader in the village include our house as a criterion for those individuals who cannot receive the SAP assistance. Moreover, we have nothing in out pocket, wallet, or banks. We suffer a lot. I know that other people who belong to the lower-middle class and the middle-class groups still suffer the same way. However, we cannot do something about it but to stay at home, to ensure social distancing, to apply home and community quarantine, and to ensure lockdown. For three months or so, the global pandemic has shattered lives, torn the economies, and produced terrors. Because of COVID-19, we lose everything.

Indeed, COVID-19 keeps us distant. It makes us wait for eternity. We do not know exactly what happens to us and the world around us. All governments in all countries work hard to mitigate the risks of the coronavirus. However, none can find means and ways to solve the problem. Nevertheless, we have to ask for a solution to the problem – virus and poverty. Are we shutting down the economy? Are we allowing all people to go back to normal? If we shut down the economy, are we able to provide food and medical support for the people – the poorest of the poor, the poorer of the poor, the poor, lower-income middle, and middle-class groups? If we go back to normal, can we provide vitamins and minerals to all people? I cannot complain. Perhaps, the government will decide.

Used Photo from KJ Rosales, The Philippine STAR