Rainy Season in the Philippines and how to be safe

August 23, 2016
A few weeks ago, the pour of rain has become the norm for the people both who go out to study or to work and the people who just stay at home. A lot of people are concerned with this issue because a lot are affected by it; may it be flooding, or health related, the rainy season is an issue that needs to be solved for everyone’s safety. Here are tips and advices that can keep you safe and dry this rainy season.
Rainy Season Tips
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Always wash your hands

Certain viruses and bacteria jump in joy when the rainy season comes to open and we can come in contact with those in the simplest things like crossing the road, placing your hand on rails, etc. Most commuters do not know this but the handles on buses, jeepneys, and trains contain a lot of those viruses.

Make it a habit to wash your hands regularly in order to keep yourself from those bacteria and viruses that can cause you harm or make you ill.

Drink plenty of water

Water has been undermined by a lot of people especially those who take vitamins every day. Clean water does not only keep you refreshed or revitalized, it can also help your body to counter diseases such as flu and colds.

Drinking water has always been a cure to everything because water can make wonders that everyone would be amazed of. Be sure to incur water drinking in your schedule and make it a habit to drink at least 10-12 glasses of water every day.

Always bring extra clothes

Those who go to school or attend work should be aware that the rain cannot be predicted. The sun can come and shine but it can also be a sign that the rain is soon to come. To be safe, always bring an umbrella and be sure to pack clean clothes from your top, bottoms, underwear, and even socks to keep you safe from diseases and uncomfortability.

Let your suits air dry

If you wear suits to work or to school or any wool-like or wool material for your clothes, do not throw them on the dryer because it can ruin or destroy the shirt. Be sure to air dry sensitive material or another way is to lay your clothing in a dry towel and leave them on the floor and leave it there. Change towels if you need to and you can be assured that this process can effectively dry out your clothes 101%.

Save your newspapers

Your old and unused newspapers can be your saviors during this season. Most of your shoes get unexpectedly soaked in rain water and you think about washing them and letting them dry under the sun; but what if the sun does not shine on the morrow? Newspapers can be effective drying agents for your shoes and it can take away the unwanted odor from your shoes.

Ball your newspapers and insert them in your shoes and of course, wait for them to dry. Newspapers can draw the moisture from the shoes plus, it can erase the odor that the wetness caused. So make sure to save newspapers from now on.

These are just the simplest tips to help you with the rainy season. Be sure to follow all of this to ensure that you and your friends and family’s health is untouched.

Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba - Game App Featuring General “Bato” Dela Rosa

August 11, 2016
With the recent replacing of the heads of different government agencies, a lot have been thrilled with the recent happenings that revolve around the newly elected Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. One of the most talked about this week is the new game app that features the newly elected PNP chief in a game called Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba.

The game was developed by the Filipino software company Ranida Games with of course the coordination of the Philippine National Police. The objective of the game is actually a no-brainer because it does what our newly elected PNP chief does – catch criminals and to cleanse our streets from the harsh and harmful environment that it gives.

The game app is somewhere around 30mb and it can be downloaded for free in any Android devices. The game is actually near the games Temple Run, Subway Surfer, and a lot more that involves endless running.

It actually goes like how they catch bad guys in our country and as for the game, PNP chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is on a vehicle that goes forward and the goal is to eliminate as much criminals as you can. You can toggle the vehicle by swiping left or right to clear the way and to get out of obstacles such as road cones. There are also coins in the game that you can collect. The game is pretty frantic because instead of just running over criminals, you can click them to shoot the criminals and to capture them. You will also see the tally of the criminals you have captured on the upper-right part of your screen.

Aside from General Bato, you can also change your character to our newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte. His name in the game is DU30 and I am pretty certain that all of you folks are aware of that one.

The app was released 2 days ago and the PNP chief himself already enjoyed the game. The game has been downloaded by 1, 000 users already and it is just the start. The app received positive and great feedback from the chief himself and it’s on its way to stardom.

If people from Ranida Games came up with a brilliant idea to recognize and praise PNP chief Ronald Bato, I am sure that you have something in your guts as well. Tickle your creative mind to what you can do and who knows, maybe this is just the action your life is waiting for in order for you to reach the brink of success.

Who are exempted in taking the Civil Service Exam?

August 07, 2016
As mentioned in our previous articles, people who are yearning for a position in the government bodies are required to pass the Civil Service Exam before applying for a position. However, a lot of people are unaware that there are exemptions as regards to be certified in the government service. We will expound on that later on.

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For people who are looking to work in government agencies and government bodies who know they are exempted, you can go directly to the nearest CSC office and inquire about the requirements you have to submit in order to obtain certification.

In regard to exemptions, the following are exempted in taking the Civil Service Exam:
  • Bar and Board Exam Passers 
  • Barangay Health Workers 
  • Barangay Officials 
  • Barangay Nutrition Scholars 
  • Foreign School Honor Graduates 
  • Electronic Data Processing Specialists 
  • Sanggunian Members 
  • Honor Graduates 
  • Scientific and Technological Specialists 
  • Skills Eligibility 
  • Veterans Preferance Eligibility 
Having known all of these exemptions, let us look at them deeply and speculate how they are exempted.

Bar and Board Exam Passers

Quoting from the R.A 1080, passers of bar and board exams which are conducted by the Supreme Court and Licensure Board Exams conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) are already exempted from taking the CSE.

Barangay Health Workers

Pursuant to the R.A 7883, a Barangay Health Worker with at least two (2) years in college education leading to a college degree and five (5) years of active and satisfactory service in his field are granted eligibility and exemption in taking the CSE.

Barangay Officials

These consist of:
  • Barangay Captain 
  • Sangguniang Barangay Members 
  • Sangguniang Kabataan Chairmen 
  • Barangay Treasurers 
  • Barangay Secretaries 
This is to suffice R.A 7160 which is also called the Local Government Code of 1991.

Barangay Nutrition Scholars

Pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 1569, Barangay Nutrition Scholars shall be granted to Barangay-based volunteers who have at least 2 years of active and good nutrition services and other health-related activities.

Electronic Data Processing Specialists

Passers of the proficiency tests and training courses administered by the formerly NCC which is now ICTO, shall be granted eligibility as regards to CSC Resolution No. 90-083 dated January 22, 1990. Passers of System Analysis and Design, Java, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Visual Basic.

Foreign School Honor Graduates

Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302714 dated December 17, 2013, graduates who are Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude or its equivalent in the baccalaureate degree beginning school year 1972-1973.

Honor Graduates

Dating back from March 11, 1976 which marks the pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907, those who graduated Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude in their baccalaureate degree, regardless of the number of years of completion both for Private HEIs with bachelor’s degree recognized by CHED, are eligible.

Sanggunian Members

In accordance with CSC Resolution No. 1300486 pursuant to R.A No. 10156, members of Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod, and Sangguniang Panlalawigan obtains eligibility. These also includes the Vice Mayor, Vice Governor, and regular members of Sanggunian.

Scientific and Technological Specialists

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 997 entitled “Conferring Civil Service Eligibilities on Scientific and Technological Specialists on the Bases of Their Qualifications and the Requirements of Public Service” are granted with STSE provided that additional requirements are met.

Natural Sciences

  • Astronomy – Astrophysics 
  • Biological Sciences - Biology (S & T), Microbiology, Botany, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology , Ecology, Physical Anthropology, Marine Biology and Zoology 
  • Geological Sciences - Archeology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Seismology 
  • Meteorology 
  • Oceanography 
  • Physics/Applied Physics 

Engineering Sciences

  • Biological Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Food Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geothermal Engineering, Railway Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering, Nuclear Engineering 
  • Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology 
  • Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Pure Mathematics, Statistics 
  • Environmental Science, Food Science 

Skills Eligibility

Pursuant to CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, positions which are not measurable by written test will be granted CSC eligibility. These include: plant electricians, automotive mechanics, heavy equipment operator, laboratory technician, carpenter, draftsman, shrine curator, plumber, and others.

Veterans Preference Rating

Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 132, s. 1948 and EO No. 790 dated April 3, 1982, the veteran himself/herself or spouse and children shall be given Civil Service Eligibility.

Have you seen your qualifications in this list? If yes, then go to the nearest CSC office and inquire about the requirements you need to submit to have certification; If not, then go ahead and take the CSC and hope for the best.

Source: Gov.ph