Social Distancing Protocols: Senator Manny Pacquiao’s Defense

The birthday bash of Senator Manny Pacquiao held in General Santos City rained comments and news about the physical or social distancing protocols.

According to an article, “Mañanita Part 2: Pacquiao Defends Absence of Physical Distancing in a Birthday Bash,” from a website named coconut, the birthday party maddened many Filipinos. The photos of the birthday get-together uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao became a social media epidemic. As seen in the photos, angered Filipinos accused him of infringing on the social distancing procedures.

This photo was posted, shared, and uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao on Instagram…

Senator Manny Pacquaio as the lawmaker spoke about the birthday photos that stormed across social media. The lawmaker explained about the photos and said that they entertained friends at the event. He said that his visitors were negative for COVID-19’s RT-PCR tests.

As well, the attendees of Senator Manny Pacquiao’s birthday party tested negative in the real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction tests (RT-PCR). Would this situation suggest that attendees could attend the birthday with or without those face masks and face shields?

Senator Manny Pacquiao confidently said that General Santos City has been under the modified general quarantine (MGQ) during the COVID-19 pandemic season. It would mean that MGQ would permit any mass gatherings while guaranteeing 50% of attendees in the seating capacity of the venue.

This photo was posted, shared, and uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao on Instagram…

Additionally, Senator Manny Pacquiao asserted that they cautiously organized the gathering. He wanted to make the party safe since his children would also be at the celebration. Since he didn’t want his children to get plague-ridden with the coronavirus, he required his children to wear masks during the event.

Moreover, Senator Manny Pacquiao as the lawmaker confirmed that all his guests took the RT-PCR test. However, experts contended that the RT-PCR test results would be unreliable. The unreliability of the test would take place if the test was taken directly after a person becomes infected. Experts confirmed that the best time to take the test would be about two to three days after symptoms appeared. On the other hand, administering the RT-PCR tests earlier than the suggested timetable would lead to a false-negative result.

In the end, Senator Manny Pacquaio argued that he didn’t infringe on the social distancing protocols. He cautiously organized the simple party.

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My Unforgettable River Rafting Experience in Cagayan de Oro

River rafting or white water rafting is fun. It is an adventurous way to explore nature. Participants of this physical activity will do exercises while exploring the rock bottom of the river water. From the calm to nearly unmanageable waters, rafters may experience another challenge on waters.

The goal of sports activity keeps people think and overcome nature’s death-defying challenge. As rafters steer through both the easy and hard patches, they become active and energetic to paddle and boost their adrenaline to do the actions. As well, rafters can never forget the excitement and the team of people for a fun. Given the thrilling experience, river rafting will change the viewpoint of the outdoor spots.

One can say hello to the recreational activity as river rafting experiences take a memorable spotlight https://www.1straftingadventure.com/whitewater-rafting-in-cdo/
A river rafting experience captured by Project Lupad; Get frozen back in time and relive the whitewater rafting encounter

Well, river rafting appears to be the best escape from day-to-day certainties. One can feel nature and its silence as rafters are ready to relax and leave their worries behind. In other words, river rafting can reinforce the person’s deltoids, biceps, triceps, and quads. In other words, the periodic cross-body motion can help firm up core muscle groups, such as the abs, the groin, and the obliques.

Additionally, Cagayan de Oro has a good venue for river rafting. Guests and tourists alike know Cagayan de Oro as the provincial capital of Misamis Oriental. They, as well, realize that the geographic area of Cagayan de Oro thrives due to the rich cultural and natural sights of the metropolis. In this instance, the Cagayan de Oro River becomes a popular whitewater rafting destination. It is an ideal plan for guests and tourists to think of outdoor activities. As such, the Department of Tourism endorses this location as the chief tourist attraction of Cagayan de Oro City.

What a stunning view of the river from the perspective of the viewers; for the rafters, the experience is magical…

At this point, white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity. Rafters have to navigate through waters using inflatable rafts. To excite the raft passengers, they will perform river water rafting for different degrees of rough water. Therefore, people call it extreme sports, as well as critical.

Now, visiting the Cagayan de Oro Tourism Office seems a wise choice. Guests and tourists can encounter a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, yet adrenaline-pumping experience. As whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro gives a stunning view of rock-strewn walls, undamaged undergrowth, and many others, guests and tourists cannot ask for more. They can make the adventures more memorable than any experience because of the hype that the sports activity brings.

A photo, taken from the website, gives a stunning view of the Cagayan de Oro River at https://www.vigattintourism.com/tourism/articles/Whitewater-Rafting-in-Cagayan-de-Oro-Nature-at-Its-Wildest

Of course, that makes the experience unforgettable. As guests and tourists go along, they will discover more delight and excitement of nature at its best!

How Do Chan and Shakespeare Define Love

Do you believe in love?

How do you define love? How do you react to the statement that I love him or her the first time I see him or her? Are you going to call it “love” when you see the person for the first time? Is attraction love? Whatever you say, you all have the reasons to refuse to accept and believe what others say. We need to consider two perspectives from William Shakespeare and Jose Mari Chan about life and love.

A photo taken from Marwa Abdelghani at https://thetempest.co/2015/07/02/life-love/are-women-more-emotional-than-men/

SONNET 116 By William Shakespeare

      • Let me not to the marriage of true minds
      • Admit impediments. Love is not love
      • Which alters when it alteration finds,
      • Or bends with the remover to remove.
      • O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
      • That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
      • It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
      • Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
      • Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
      • Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
      • Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
      • But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
      • If this be error and upon me prov’d,
      • I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.

According to William Shakespeare, “love” is not “love” if it alters. If it changes, it does not mean love. He says that “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom” means that love does not change. It does not alter even the slightest time. Love must be longstanding until death or to the edge of doom. Shakespeare challenges critics and readers to prove him wrong about his assertions and observations about love.  

CONSTANT CHANGE By Jose Mari Chan

      • We’re on the road, we move from place to place
      • And oftentimes when I’m about to call it home
      • We’d have to move along
      • Life is a constant change
      • The friends we know, we meet along the way
      • Too soon the times we share, form part of yesterday
      • ‘Cause life’s a constant change
      • And nothing stays the same, oh no
      • Clouds that move across the skies
      • Are changing form before our very eyes
      • Why couldn’t we keep time from movin’ on?
      • Hold on to all the years before this moment’s gone?
      • Why must we live the days at such a frightening pace?
      • We’re all like clouds that move across the skies
      • And changing form before our very eyes
      • Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings?
      • We’ve simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings
      • ‘Cause life’s a constant change
      • And nothing stays the same, oh no

Jose Mari Chan declares that life is a constant change. It means that all actions, events, objects, and things in this world change. Jose Mari Chan asserts that all things come and go and that people are travelers on the road that moves from place to place. He mentions that people sometimes stay a bit longer to call the place home but that they have to move along. It is because things happen and change. Since there is no permanence in this world, all things change. In other words, we are all subjects to change, like love.

Indeed, Jose Mari Chan supports Shakespeare’s definition of love. As Shakespeare states that all things change, he means that love changes. Love fades. Jose Mari Chan observes this for years and notes that people and other things are travelers in the world and in this nick of time. As Shakespeare says, “love” is not “love” if it fades, will you still refuse to believe him? Are you gonna deny Jose Mari Chan’s assertion of the impermanence of life and all things? You do the math!

China Does Capitalism Better Than America

China and the United States obviously compete with each other. These two economic giants exhibit their economic powers to prove that they can use their wealth. However, America, known for its wealthiest status in the global force and market economy, has slowed down its position and standing compared to China’s rapid GDP growth. This circumstance indicates that communist-ruled China has pushed the boundaries to challenge the democratic-possessed United States and reach the goal.

Over the years, China has learned to combat any market odds and to bend some possible rules when necessary such as its venture in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Unlike the United States, which does not easily adapt to any threats in the market; China maneuvers to highlight its power and moves its curve to adapt easily to fight the challenge against the market forces. The economic power of China is visible. It now becomes the world’s economic giant. As said, China does capitalism better than the United States.

Communist-ruled China continues to boost its economy amidst the challenges of the global recession. It seems ironic to believe that China finds its course to grow economically amidst the billowing dilemma in terms of financing and marketing and sales. According to Karon (2011), he asserts that “China can decisively respond to a long-term crisis” (p. 1). In other words, China quickly possesses cogent and well-organized management looking ahead to its progress and economic activities and brings its economic development closer to the United States.

For example, the real domestic growth for China reaches 10.5 percent surpasses the United States’ 1.7 percent for ten years (Kenny, n. page). Kenny adds his statement that China becomes progressive in time soon if its gross domestic product will continually average half or closer to 10.5 percent. For him, this GDP average is extremely higher than the GDP average of the United States of America, which only improves at 1.7 percent. As such, China performs better in the global market and simply proves that it will soon rise as the economic giant in the world.

China manages to maintain a strong economy that weakens other capitalist countries like the United States. It can be ironic to reveal that China does capitalism better from 2008 up to the present time. Though the global recession is feared by economists and many countries, communist-ruled China performs better to manage capitalism’s crisis than the democratically elected U.S. government (Karon 2). For example, Beijing learns to expand its business operations and becomes the center of business. As such, it effectively carries out a job “in terms of tooling its economy to meet future challenges compared with Washington” according to the historian Francis Fukuyama.

The United States o America suffers from the recession a lot. According to Fukuyama, as cited by Karon (2011), the United States does not have enough statements to brag and teach China. China’s performance becomes admirable due to its economic feat and struggles to bend over the global recession. Besides, Beijing, which has plenty of state-owned enterprises, faces a mechanism of competition in the global market through which it grows unexpectedly up to 10.5 percent compared to the 1.7 percent growth achieved only by the United States. With this, China learns to be mature in facing global recession.

 

Comparing the United States and China appeared to be a huge challenge. I did not have to be prejudicial because I did not have to do it. This essay was written in 2014; it was a long essay… Please contact us if you wish to read more…

Facebook and Its Uses as a Social Networking Site

Many people confirm that the twenty-first century is an era of technological diversity. It is a period when people who wish to communicate can send and receive information and messages instantly through electronic devices and media tools. Many of them communicate through online websites. These websites called social media sites emerge as the new tools to drive communication to the next level aside from personal conversations. In other words, the use of the Internet and its components such as social networking sites and others dictates some changes in people and society as well.

However, traditional people still deny the challenge that they face with technological changes. They refuse to believe that social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and many others can influence their lifestyles and that those sites will affect their ways of living. No matter how hard for them to deny this discovery, the fact remains clear that social networking sites, whatever their names may be, play an important factor, as well as the role, to influence life.

The Use of Facebook as a Tool for Human Advancement in Communication

As noted, social media sites and the help of technology have advanced human life. For example, people use Facebook to express their ideas and thoughts, communicate personal information, and broadcast memorable events of their lives (Wang, Chen, and Liang, 2011, p. 23). With the help of technology, they can send their messages and important reports through mobile phone devices and the Internet connection.

To prove, people can utilize these technological innovations to aid people to make their lives easier, and these technological innovations emerge as the new friends that keep these people stayed together. Although Facebook has been created so that people can share their common interests and professional objectives, it evolves to become a complicated social network of people. Its complexity affects people especially the students. Though many people affirm that Facebook is not beneficial for the people and society as well, it also offers advantages in which people must think critically.

Additionally, the impact of using Facebook on people nowadays cannot be underestimated. Facebook utilizes the Internet to create a new platform effective for communication in society. It adds a new version of communication exchange with the use of the Internet and computers so people can communicate with their relatives, friends, and loved ones. For people who work abroad, they can still build a strong connection even if they are parted by distance and time (Wortham, 2012, p. 1). With the use of some features, Facebook enables people to receive and send messages as well as video calls to all individuals.

This graph presents the data from Hootsuite / We Are Social to determine who use Facebook at https://www.businessofapps.com/data/facebook-statistics/

In other words, the use of Facebook and any other social networking site goes beyond boundaries because its fundamental purpose is communication. Families that are settled abroad can usually use Facebook to contact their family members and friends on Facebook. Further, soldiers who are involved in a battle in distant countries can still communicate even they are too far from their relatives. Business owners who newly build their businesses can use Facebook to promote their product items. Students, who have problems with the assignments, can discuss the topics and personal matters on it. Above all, the impact of using Facebook on people cannot be underestimated.

Moreover, Facebook emerged as the new social platform where reclusive people and those people who suffer from low self-esteem can interact with other people. Many people who are currently enjoying successful relations identified their spouses through Facebook and, as a result, knew each other on that platform. For them, it is easy to make friends through social media sites from different countries. Persons who are restricted to their homes due to personal disability and who have little chances of interacting with people can use Facebook to interact and share ideas with others (Wortham, 2012, p. 1). Disabled people can now utilize Facebook to discuss personal matters with their friends to avoid being isolated and lonely. As such, Facebook becomes a gift for introverted people and those people who suffer from low self-esteem to interact with them.

Further, the unique platforms such as pages and open groups of Facebook encourage people to use them. For example, Facebook takes into the commercial world by a storm. Enterprises adopt the use of Facebook platforms to communicate with other business people and share vital information. They even embrace Facebook as a new platform for ads and marketing campaigns for social media marketing. The result of this effort allows many businesses to gain success (Rose, 2011, p. 2). Hence, Facebook remains beneficial and helpful.

However, despite all praises that Facebook achieves, it also faces some negative effects on society. One of the biggest drawbacks of Facebook to society is social media addiction. It allows young people to turn to be online social media zombies. These young people are incapable of doing anything else. Facebook has made them addicts of their communication devices, and they fail in their abilities to live a normal life without interference from social media. Another side effect of using Facebook is that people with no known origins can communicate and get accessed to their profiles. These strangers and unfamiliar people may be bad people who can be murderers or criminals. Further, Facebook is associated with the black agenda that spread hate messages, which have caused disharmony in several parts of the world (Aaker, 2010, p. 15). Thus, the use of Facebook can be risky when people never know their boundaries.

In a nutshell, the use of Facebook for progress is beneficial. Groups of people can be productive if they try to embrace the advantage of Facebook. They become effective communicators if they use Facebook for business and communication. However, Facebook can be a tool for destruction if people use it wrongly. These social media sites are the mediums for communication, but they may become tools of destruction once mistakenly used.

Works Cited

    • Aaker, Jennifer L, Andy Smith, and Carlye Adler. “The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change.” San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
    • Wortham, “It’s not about You, Facebook. It’s About Us.” February 11, 2012
    • Kirkpatrick, David. “The Facebook Effect: And How It Is Changing Our Lives.” London: John Murray, 2010.
    • Wang, Qingya, Wei Chen, and Yu Liang. “The Effects of Social Media on College Students.” Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, 2011.
    • Rose, Josh. How Social Media Is Having A Positive Impact On Our Culture [Opinion]. (2011). Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://mashable.com/2011/02/23/social-media-culture/#:eyJzIjoiZyIsImkiOiJfN3k3eTBjbGRndHNhZWxwbyJ9>.

Academic Writing Jobs: Ethically Legal

On April 19, 2019, Gilbert Nakweya wrote an article titled “Academic Writers’ Set To Lose A Lucrative Global Market” to inform the readers about the illegality of the academic writing jobs. He reported that the United Kingdom government worked hard to discourage students to buy composed or written essays from essay mills or writing companies online. This report, somehow, shook the online community of academic writers.

Effects on Banning Essay Mills

The recent measure of the United Kingdom government to veto the use of essay mills or writing websites has been unjustifiable. If Gilbert Nakweya’s report was right, then the UK government took harsh measures without evaluating the repercussion of its decision. For example, banning essay mills or academic writing websites would create problems among writers in the country. If their source of income would be through writing, then they would lose the job to feed their family.

Ethics in Academic Writing

Academic writers compose essays, reports, term papers, and other business correspondences, such as application letters and curriculum vitae or resumes as required by clients and students. They help both students and business leaders get feasible and useful help from those writers. For students, they can ask help from academic writers to prepare for their research paper and reports. However, these written papers are not the final papers yet since those students choose to submit them to their professors or teachers. It is because these academic writers compose those papers based on the students’ and teachers’ instructions. As the writers follow the instructions, they cannot entirely perceive the tone and voice of the paper. In other words, their perspectives and voices do not match with the students’ ideas and perspectives. So, when writers send the paper to the students, the latter must change some ideas and revise them to suit their needs. They have to match the voice of the paper.

The Writer and the Voice

And yes, writing a paper contains a specific voice. In other words, that specific voice from the writers will not be the same as the students or clients. In this case, students and clients need to edit the paper. It means that the writers only write for drafts, drats, or outlines. So, where’s the problem. The question about cheating and plagiarism does not apply here. Students may cheat and plagiarize if they copy ideas and words from others without citing them. They may, also, mean that students cheat and plagiarize them if they put some sources for fake authors and writers. However, things get confusing now. For example, politicians hire numerous and even the best ghostwriters to write for their speeches, but others do not consider them cheaters. Business leaders and managers hire content writers to write for their content on their websites, brochures, and other means, but they do not consider those content writers cheaters. Two people hire wedding planners to prepare for their programs and reception and wedding plans, but they do not call those wedding planners cheaters. Finally, a group of teachers and a panel of examiners require students to hire editors for their final papers or theses, but they do not call those editors academic cheaters.

Justifications for Academic Writer Position

Academic writers are not cheaters. They do not help students and clients cheat. They write to serve as a guide, a planner, and an editor. They write drafts for students to have outlines for their papers. If students ask for help and support from academic writers, they have to edit and revise those papers to meet their demands and voices of the paper. Such a type of task appears to be similar to the politicians who asked for ghostwriting experts, students who asked for editors, couples who demand wedding planners, and more. Now, just look around, why is it that you have a problem only with academic writers. How about the content writers, the ghostwriters, speechwriters, and so on when they do the same thing!

Google, PayPal, and YouTube

Google and YouTube should not approve of the rules empowered by these academic communities and governments. Academic writing is as legal as content writing. Both company leaders and students demand help and support from others. This help does not promote cheating and plagiarizing; it only guides and provides drafts for students and company leaders. For Google, PayPal, and YouTube, it is like a company manager who edits the work of the graphic designer and content writer because the output does not match the intended voice. And there is not cheating about it. As well, it is like students who edit and revise a few parts of the paragraph to match the intended outcome of the paper. And so, what is the problem with it?

In the end, the report of Gilbert Nakweya in 2019 was alarming. However, students should not worry about it. Google and PayPal should reconsider the topic seriously and review how these academic writers get affected by erroneous judgment among groups of people. Again, academic writing jobs still are ethically legal.

A Christmas Joy at Moonbay White Beach Resort

Choosing the best location for swimming with family members and friends is necessary. People get used to considering and seeing the best place for some people to hang around and hangout. Especially, this Christmas brings guests and visitors to the best experience of their lives of the picture-perfect beach resort to stay. Of course, MOONBAY White Beach Resort seems to be a wise choice. It appears to be the best destination in Misamis Oriental if one wants to change locations and to break the monotony of going to the same spots in the region.

Well, Moonbay White Beach Resort is for everyone, kids and adults. It has been the best place for couples and tourists, as well. Additionally, the cottage is good for family set up, which offers family privacy. It gives a new experience for tourists and visitors alike. However, it does not cost them a lot since the entrance fee and the food products are reasonably priced. 

Finding a private cottage for family members and friends

MOONBAY White Beach Resort attracts more guests. Neighboring local tourists increase their numbers to visit the place for family bonding and swimming as well. It becomes one of the best beach resorts in town. As it offers similar beach and water experiences, Moonbay White Beach Resort will make them stay fun and memorable.

Moreover, many people will love to visit the place. It attracts tourists and locals for its remarkable beach experiences. It does not have any modern design, however, it brings guests great experiences and moments with loved ones and family members, as well as friends.

Guests at Moonbay White Beach Resort, Tubigan, Midway, Initao, Misamis Oriental

What’s more, Moonbay White Beach Resort has a three-star hotel. It has plenty of exciting food and drinks to choose from the venue. When guests stroll around, they can explore various resorts and locations to hop.

Inihaw na Pusit (Grilled Squid) by Lalaine Manalo from Kawaling Pinoy
    • MOONBAY White Beach Resort
    • Mobile Phone: 0906 262 2471 for Hotel
    • Address: Tubigan, Midway, Initao, Misamis Oriental
    • For inquiries or reservations, please contact 0917 981 0504.

Copernican Revolution: Where Religion and Science Fight

You would remember the year 1543. It was a time when Nicolaus Copernicus from Torun, Poland died. Before that, he published a compelling and thought-provoking book titled On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.

In the book, he supported the idea and the theory of Pythagoras and Aristarchus that the earth moves and revolves around the sun. He explained that the earth would rotate on its axis daily. All these ideas being advanced by Pythagoras and Aristarchus would claim that the earth did not stand still at the center of the universe. “It was the sun…” as Copernicus, Pythagoras, and Aristarchus said.

With this idea, Copernicus promoted the idea of heliocentrism. This idea proved to be true after five centuries of accruing circumstantial, experimental, and observational evidence. However, the Roman Catholic Church charged him with heresy for advancing knowledge of science.

As well, Copernicus supported an old idea of Pythagoreans and heliocentrists being universally rejected for two millennia. The ancient Pythagoreans and the heliocentrists were not able to uncover heliocentrism; however, Copernicus managed to prove the known facts about the motions of the heavenly bodies. He explained in quantitative detail that the sun rather than the earth is the center of the universe.

Though this theory that the sun was the center of the universe was faulty, Copernicus was right about some things. Copernicus was right when he thought that the planets orbited the Sun and that the Moon orbited Earth. However, he was wrong when he said that the Sun was the center of the universe. He, as well, was wrong when he said that the sun and the stars did not move.

And yes, Copernicus had mistakes. However, he did not spread heresy. He was just advancing the field of science. If religion was true, why would the Roman Catholic Church and others worry about the truth?

Some Roman Catholics, such as the Spanish theologian Diego de Zuñiga (1536–97) and the eclectic philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548–1600) used Copernicus’s arguments. Giordano Bruno expanded Copernicus’s theory and asserted the possible plurality of inhabited worlds. The Roman Catholic Church was mad at Bruno’s scientific exploration and condemned him. The church listed and named Giordano, Copernicus, and others heretic.

For Giordano Bruno, the church condemned him due to his support of the Copernican doctrine that earth would revolve around the sun. In 1600, Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake. And please, do not ask who killed him. Just do the math!