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Educators in this Time of Pandemic
COVID19 has turned the whole world 360 degrees. A lot of things that people are used to, were stopped because of the limitations due to the said virus. A nightmare that anyone would not want to happen in their entire life. Many countries have been greatly affected in many aspects such as their economy, health facilities and even educational institutions.
Philippines being a third world country, was hit by the pandemic very badly for it does not have enough resources unlike the other progressive countries. As the pandemic started it has been a challenge for the academe industry on how to innovate and cope with the limitations that the virus has brought for them to continuously provide education to their students, not only provide education but with quality. A lot of platforms have been used such as MS Teams, ZOOM, Google Classroom, FB Messenger and Groups etc.
The patience and creativity of the Filipino educators has been tested. It was difficult at because a lot of problems arises such as poor internet connectivity, lack of gadgets for the students, and familiarization of the system to be used. But Filipinos being known for their resilience, after a couple of weeks challenges were addressed and has been efficient in providing an interactive discussion between the students and teachers, specifically in the tertiary level.
Culminating activities were all shifted into online which seems to be impossible but with the combined efforts of the administration, faculty, parents, and students it materialized. Face to face seminars shifted into webinars that reach more participants, face to face meetings and conferences shifted to online to eliminate the risk of virus transmission and work from home arrangement were implemented for everyone’s safety.
This proves that educators are considered as one of our heroes in this modern age. A hero who doesn’t have a cape and superpowers but find ways to continuously fulfill his responsibility and passion in providing education to the Filipino youth in contribution for the betterment of the community.
Be a Marketista, Be Everything that You Want!
Going to college is one big step in achieving one’s dreams. What university to enter, what course to take, and other considerations. Since, being in college plays a big part in achieving one’s dreams, the course that he is about to take is necessary for him to be aligned in the industry that he looks forward to be part of.
One of the courses that is underrated here in the Philippines is the BSBA major in Marketing Management. People says that the course is too easy and for students who are happy go lucky. They always incorporate marketing graduates as to salesman, promodiser, cashier and the like; which are reputable jobs that we can consider but are not high paying jobs. Most of them look at Marketistas that way maybe because people are not aware of the scope of the job of being a Marketer. They are not just limited to those jobs because there are a lot of skills needed for you to become a Professional Marketer.
Marketers are beyond how others look at them with the following aspects:
-Marketers study and understand different personalities and behavior of different individuals (consumers/market) just like Psychologists.
-Marketers identify, project and consider the profit and loss as well as the ROI of the company in creating a promotion, launching a brand, etc. Just like Accountants who do the numbers.
-Marketers handles consumer's expectations of a certain brand by providing good products whether it is tangible or not through thorough research, just like other inventors and researchers do.
-Marketers serve the companies by providing good brand experience to make sure that the brand promise is being met and satisfy the consumers, just like how professionals from the tourism industry provides hospitality.
-Marketers create and innovate products as Engineers build infrastructures and machines.
-Marketers design the product's packaging and overall look, considering all the factors that may affect it; as Architects design houses.
-Marketers find solution with all the complaints and dissatisfaction of the consumers with a certain product or service that the company offer as Doctors find cure for their patients.
-Marketers bring profit to the company.
-Marketers protect the company's image.
-Marketers create a good relationship with the customers.
With all the contributions of Marketers in the company and their respected industry, that makes a them valuable and a profession to be proud of and others that would look up to.
MY UNFORGETTABLE VACATION
by : Yhunize Gatpandan
Traveling gives us a lot of great memories we can always look back on. Getting out of our comfort zone opens the mind to more ideas and possibilities. And while it gives us a peek into how the rest of the world lives, it also makes us appreciate more what we have back home.
The most unforgettable travel experience for me is my trip with my auntie and cousins to Palawan last January 2016. It was my 2nd time here in Palawan, the 1st time is with my family but I didn’t recall any memories because I am only 1-year old at that time. According to them, we spend 8 days and visited a lot of tourist places. We planned to go to Palawan to attend the 1st birthday of my cousin that resides in Puerto Princesa City. I don’t know what to feel when the plane started to move or run on the runway but it was an exciting experience when we are above sky level. On the 2nd day, we went to Brooke’s Point, a municipality where my auntie resided. A very long drive because it takes almost 8 hours. It is a very good place because at the back of their home is a beach where we can swim and it is more beautiful during sunrise where we can walk throughout the entire beach. It is my 1st time experience seeing a fisherman having fresh fish and other seafoods in their boat. On the 3rd day and before going back to Manila, we visited different tourist places here in Puerto like Baker’s Hill, Crocodile Farm, Butterfly Garden, and others. It was such a really beautiful place where you can spend the rest of the day without the feeling of tiredness.
Three days is not enough to visit all the places in Puerto as per my Uncle. We didn’t visit the Underground River, a tourist destination that is included in the 7 Wonders of the World due to lack of time. If I will be given a chance to visit again the Palawan, I will because I want to explore and to go also in Coron & El Nido, a place that most tourist spent their vacation.
Kaya mo pa ba?
Ang unang tanong palagi sa relasyong sinusubok ng panahon, Kaya mo pa ba? Mananatili ka pa ba? Sa mga anong kadahilanan? Sapat pa ba ang lahat para lumaban ka? Minsan kailangan mo munang huminga, lumayo, hindi dahil wala ka ng pagmamahal, pero dahil hindi mo na maramdaman ang pagmamahal na sinasabi nila. Mananatili ka pa ba kung sa araw-araw mas lamang ang sakit kaysa sa saya? Lalaban ka pa ba kung yung isa sa inyo sumuko na? Wala kang ibang magagawa kundi tanggapin na nagbabago ang tao, pati ang nararamdaman nila. Kahit gaano mo sila kamahal, minsan kailangan mo na lang lumayo, baka sakali sa paglayo mo, makita nila ang halaga mo. Kahit mahalin mo ng buong buo, kahit ibigay mo lahat ng kung anong meron ka, kung hindi ka na nila mahal, hindi na yun mababago. Kaya araw araw mo nalang iisipin, sa pag tulog at pag gising, kung saan ka nagkulang? May kulang pa ba? Hindi pa ba sapat? Hinihintay mo na lang ba na ako ang bumitaw? Kung ganon man, sana sinabi mo nang mas malinaw. At kahit masakit, hindi magbabago ang katotohanang mahal kita.
Para sayo Mahal, alam ko hindi mo ito mababasa at alam ko kahit wala na ako magiging masaya ka. Patuloy mo pa ring tuparin ang iyong mga pangarap. Lahat ng tagumpay mo ay tagumpay ko rin. Mahal kita na walang pag aalinlangan.
Labis na nagmamahal,