From your Class President

First and foremost I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to my classmates for giving their trust on me for handling a huge responsibility as your class president, I may not be as perfect as you thought I am but definitely I will strive to be of service to you.

I wrote this letter as a sign of gratitude towards you and perhaps a little bit of what I wanted to say upon taking this position. First, I know not all of us were given the opportunity to be with a prestigious unit such as the Philippine Fleet but I do believe there are reasons behind everything. Don’t be frustrated as it is a challenge for us on how professional we are in dealing with situations like these and as much as they wanted to cater us, the availability of positions aren’t fit for us for many reasons in which one would be of us not being qualified for such position since we are still junior officers in the league, and we are less knowledgeable regarding those vacant positions.

Second, we have to build our service reputation; not just for ourselves but for our class and our Alma Mater. The school where we belong will be known based on our actions and how we deal with our fellow officers as well as our subordinates. Thus, if we are given an instruction, we see to it that we could comply it as soon as possible, if the instruction isn’t feasible then we shall give feedback and there’s no harm in providing information. Our organization is too small and having good or bad reputation will spread throughout our organization like a wind.

Third, our Attitude. We may all be holders of different Baccalaureate Degrees but for the past 3 decades these flying colors we attained from colleges meant nothing if we have misconducts and unfriendly attitudes. How we deal with people around us will be reflected towards us sooner or later, people around us are mere mirrors of ourselves.

Fourth is the Belief, Believe in your capabilities. Out of thousands who tried to enter the service we are the ones who were fortunate and chosen which means we are the best among the best, so we should live and act accordingly as a professional Naval Officer.

Fifth, Our commitment, never forget the reason why we entered the service and on whatever those reasons maybe we should be reminded of it, work as if your life depends on it, if that job is the thing that supports you and your family then bet your life in it. We can’t just take things for granted, we prayed for it and therefore we shall take good care of it.

May this message be of benefit to you and for me, I wasn’t able to share with you these thoughts personally and definitely everything you read was sincere.

Very Respectfully Yours, Class President 2017.

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Military Conscription in the Philippines?

I’ve been reading a Manga about how an Emperor named Zheng unified China of Qin Dynasty and raised China under a single banner, it’s a bit ambitious but in modern times like today it’s called military conscription. It is a strategy used by countries long time ago to build large army ready to be deployed in times of war or when the need to protect the sovereignty of the state arises.

When we were having our communications module in the Philippine Military Academy, our instructor assigned us a task to come up with a topic that solves one of our country’s problem. In the Philippines, among many problems encountered by our Armed Forces are insurgents, freedom fighters, terrorist groups and other organizations alike.

So what I got in mind is formulating an army that could actually face these organizations head on without setting aside the others, one of which is Military Conscription.

 

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Military Conscription in the Philippines

 

First, it promotes National Unity and allows its citizens to learn and train together, creating that shared experience of having served in the military. Then there is also that general understanding of what it’s like to be in the military service, citizens are able to understand and develop appreciation for the sacrifices of what people in the Armed Forces do for their country and all of these can bring people together. And before they attack our country they will think first before doing so knowing that our nation is filled with volunteered military personnel.

Second, it can provide useful skills, many military who pursued their career in civilian workplace mentioned several other skills and work-related attitudes that help them well in their job. These include teamwork, responsibility, initiative, stress management and global awareness. Others also learned the habits of healthy living and discipline as well as the skills in self-Defense.

Third, Military Conscription promotes equality among citizens, in which nobody will be exempted from facing wars. Be they Celebrities, Business Tycoons or just ordinary people, they will be required to serve when the nation is facing war or in need of extra soldiers. It also promotes respect among the men and women in the military, because soldiers are trained thoroughly to respect freedom and values.

Fourth, if teenagers enlist in the military, they will be taught valuable lessons that will be useful to them later on in real life, but unfortunately, The ROTC or Reserved Officer Training Course was removed from the curriculum in College due to some hazing issues and maltreatment.

Apparently the Philippine Government is already deciding whether to pursue Military Conscription and bringing back ROTC as part of the curriculum, either be, the pros of having Military Conscription in the Philippines are heavier than the odds.

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BLOGGING TIPS: MAKING PROFITS FROM BLOGS

I guess right now you are ready to venture to the world of blogging, let’s proceed to one of the most expected of common bloggers from their blog; making profit from blogs.

But if you think that making profits from blogs is simple as breathing then you got it wrong,  making profit from blogs take a lot of work and effort my friend, it takes time.

Before I venture into making profits from blogs, I applied for a debit card in our local bank that has VISA so I could link it to Paypal [You will need this ofcourse, Where will you take your blog profit then? But you can also try other transactions]

Second, I borrowed ample money to start up so I could place Ads on my WordPress blog, I encountered a mistake before when I just got a domainblabla.wordpress.com and yet I placed HMTL/Texts on my Widgets regarding Affiliates then boom, my blog suddenly removed from the server due to conditions and all those rules and regulations. [Read the rules and regulations first, learn from my mistakes LOL]

So I applied for a Plan and a Domain at WordAds then WP automates ads according to your blog content. If you’re thinking you will be spending out cash just for a start-up then you’re a bit selfish =) there are some things we need to give so we could take something back, and it’s the Law of Equivalent Rate [Well, it’s according to an Anime Full Metal Alchemist and it definitely works in the real world]

If you’re planning on making profits from blogs you could search for them but most of the bloggers out there use the following:

  • WordAds: I use these =) not because I endorsed it or sucking someone’s thumb but I started with WordPress and I am comfortable with it and it’s features (You can see you stats, earnings and things alike.)
  • Google Adsense: I tried applying for Google Adsense before but it needs some requirements and a review and it takes time, you can venture here and Google has a nice SEO if you ask me but I’ll stick to WP =)
  • Amazon Affiliate Programs: You can choose several Programs in different categories that match your Blog, As I have said if you are on Book Reviews you can sell Kindles, Bundles and Books from Amazon. =)
  • Commission Junction: CJ is an affiliate marketing place where you can also choose what items and stuffs you want to sell on you blog and it has commissions based on purchases, to tell you honestly I have an account in CJ but I’m not that well versed in this field. But I could advise you to read their “How it Works” =) Same principles that apply with Amazon.

There are lots of Affiliate Programs but mind you gentlemen and ladies, Place Ads according to your Blog content. You can’t just place Basketball Jerseys on your Blog and you’re content is all about Gardening, like who the hell does that?

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BLOGGING TIPS: CHAPTER 5 (Grammars for Blog?)

Actually the word blog came to existence as an alternative for a diary and since we are already in the world of fast pacing technology it moved along with the pace.

So you don’t have to worry about your grammar just like your diary and it is not like your term paper that will be checked by your professor or an article that will be proof read by your editor in chief.

It is your blog and it is yours, so you are the master of it. But be mindful of your words, blogs reflects on the person creating it. You would be thinking I am an expert in articles or write ups, you’re definitely wrong. I just want to convey what things I am interested in and I am fond of teaching other people what I know.

Going back, don’t be conscious on your grammar. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t use peculiar words here; you just need to say what you want to say in a very simple method that all of us understand. Why? The reason why people search the internet is because they cannot thoroughly understand what a book tries to explain or what the hell is there teacher speaking in front of them, so they search for easier understanding of things.

The hell with grammars and just type what your mind dictates.

Blogging Tips: Chapter 4 (How to choose a topic for my blog)

Since we’ve already talked about types of blogs and how to differentiate them, we can now proceed on choosing a topic.

Based on your type of blog you can choose any topic. (Note: It’s better for you to blog about a topic which you know alot about or you have passion in it than nothing at all)

If you’re a Nurse definitely you can’t blog about finance or buildings, Like Duh! You could but the credibility isn’t there and we’ll talk about credibility on the next chapter.

Let’s say you are a computer studies student, You can’t just blog about the world of computer it’s just vast. Narrow it down my friend, you can focus on Computer Programming, then in Computer Programming you can concentrate on a specific Language like C++ or Java. Narrow what’s broad and from there widen your knowledge.

Blogging Tips: Chapter 3 (Types of Blog)

Trying to decide on what type of blog you are creating? Well most of the bloggers have two types of blog. You will either choose between being an informative and a persuasive one.

Let’s not waste our time and let’s differentiate where you will be lining up with your blog.

First, what is an informative blog? The types of blogs are the ones you commonly see and most of them are blogs related to information dissemination, like the Unveiling of iPhone7 or the return of Nokia to smartphone industry. It gives facts about the topic which you would like your readers to know.

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The content of informative blogs usually had an opening followed by the body and ofcourse the conclusion, there should always be a conclusion ladies and gentlemen. If these makes things complicated you might want to visit my blog regarding ABC of blogging.

While the persuasive blogging on the other hand is a bit tricky and sometimes it bends into being informative but you can see some difference between the two, most of the persuasive blogs are the so-called “call to action” blogs, these are the ones publicized by outsourced press blogs, individuals who provide social works and even nature lovers out there but most of the time these are based according to the writers own opinion about the topic unlike informative which give facts.

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There is a bit of discrepancy between the two, persuasive blogs encourage their readers to do something after reading their blog or a question to be answered through action based on how the writer persuades his readers. One of which are election bloggers, “Why do we need to vote for Clinton?” so like informative it will provide some details about her then the writers own opinion about it and at the end of the blog there is a call to action “So, will you or will you not vote for her? The future of our country lies on your hands”.

So basically these are the two types you’ll be considering when creating a blog.

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Pokemon came and Pokemon GO

“Everything in this world is uncertain; the only two things we are certain are death and change”

We are living in a fast and growing environment where change is inevitable. The world as we all know it is in fast changing community where technology is like a shadow chased by its owner.

Individuals have their own personal electronic gadgets [i.e. mobile phones, tablets and things alike.] which is dominated by Applications and games that preoccupies them during their idle time.

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Is this means Goodbye?

 

One of which is the trending Pokemon GO, it came to the world from being small which is limited to specific countries only but now it became a world-wide trend, the game itself is not only for kids and teenagers but also to adults who came to like the said game.

The game became famous real fast and now the world losses its interest on the game real fast too, same as how it became famous. The reason why it went down is because, First, it doesn’t have the capabilities to ride along with the fast moving pace the world of technology has.

Second, it only has limited features like catching a Pokemon, hatching an egg, battling through Gyms and that’s it. It’s been few months since it released and it already went down due to idleness of its development.

And if it doesn’t listen to its consumers then it shall stand to its name Pokemon GO and bid farewell.

Suggestions:

  • Breeding Features: Which provides breeding capabilities of Pokemon through matching and compatibility like rock to rock Pokemons, Water and Fire could create a Hybrid Pokemon and other things alike.

  • Free Poke Balls: People can’t always go to pokestops, much better if they have free spins to have Pokeballs and stuffs.

  • Security: The game had been infiltrated and other third party programs are already rampant and that makes a minus point to users who play fair.

  • Global statistics: Top players and so “You have the minds, be creative”