Who’s got no yaya?

This morning, as I was prepping the kids for school and daycare.. JD sang this song with actions and said “ikaw sad Nana.. (you also do it, Nana)” and wouldn’t stop until I did. So we finished the song together with actions and I realized that being a single mother of 2 (with no yaya) and juggling work and family life is not just tough on me but tough on them too.

I think parents should be the one who will pass along these, not just good genes, but knowledge of things and maybe skills – even simple things like this – exercise! Di ba? I am not happy giving that moment (with the kids) away for someone else to do but I also need to hustle for them to eat, live their life, and go to school, and all that. Which brings me to the main topic of this post.. it’s about this life saver day care that’s not so new in town (if you haven’t heard of it) – they’re Little Kingdom Day Care.

I have been searching for a good yaya/house help ever-since our good one got away. I even had this idea of opening a daycare myself when I got back from Manila because I saw the need of not having a yaya when you need to be somewhere or you need to meet someone or you just need to focus on one thing that day. I even reached to a point of talking with potential partners to make it happen but it seemed to have not rung their bell. Anyway…

Little Kingdom Day Care is a drop-in and tutorial center. Run by friends, who are also busy parents themselves, who saw the need of having temporary love and shelter for the kids when we need to deal with the big boys and girls stuff like work and meetings or if you need time for pampering or maybe shopping? hehehe but yeah, this is what they do and I truly appreciate having them and I see their vision for this daycare which is very useful for my scenario.

They have college graduate “Ate’s” who will take care of the kids and teach them those little things that we miss to give because we had to prioritize something else.

They also have individual and group activities for the kids, artwork, play time, nap-time. They have a playground with kid-safe toys. They have a nap area for their nap time. You know the works – like an extension to your home.

They are open from 7:00AM to 7:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
For more details, like their Facebook page or call them at 0926 066 7557 and let them know you heard it from me! 🙂

Here’s a glimpse of JD’s work from Little Kingdom.

little kingdom daycare


14,000+ jobs available in Cagayan de Oro this Labor Day

Job and Business Fair 2017 promises close to 15,000 jobs up for grabs today, May 1, 2017, at the Limketkai Mall Atrium for their 115th Labor Day Celebration. This is a region-wide job and business fair to replicate Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) concept forged by DOLE and DTI which aims to bring employment opportunities.

JOB FAIR Schedule – 10:00am – 5:00pm Atrium, Limketkai Mall – but will be open to registrants as early as 7:30AM.
BUSINESS FAIR Schedule – 9:30am – 5:00pm Grand Ballroom, Grand Caprice Restaurant, Limketkai Center.

Out of the total, around 5000+/- CONFIRMED job vacancies will be available for local employment, 655 job vacancies available in the government, and around 131 participating companies and government agencies.

Meanwhile, 8000+/- CONFIRMED job vacancies will be available for overseas employment from 26 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies.

Top local job vacancies are Call Center Agents, Property Consultants, Staff Nurses, Field Construction Officers, Sales Associates, and from the Construction Industry.

Top overseas vacancies are Nurses, Service Crew, Food Server/Waiter, Cleaner, and Caregiver.

Region-Wide Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

Region-Wide Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

What to bring?

1. Proper business attire
2. Multiple copies of resumes
3. Multiple copies of school credentials
4. Multiple copies of certificates of employment
5. Clearances
6. Photos
7. Passport (for overseas applicants)
8. and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers.

Applicants are also advised to prepare ahead of time the National Skiils Registration Program Form, downloadable thru the DOLE-X website under Downloadable Forms button or this direct link. Please present duly filled-up forms to Registration in Limketkai Mall.

Simultaneous job fair also happening today, May 1, 2017 at the Oroquieta CIty Gymnasium.

Other job and business fair schedules:

  • May 2, 2017 – Business Fair – Camiguin
    May 10, 2017 – Business Fair – Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
    May 10, 2017 –  Business Fair – Central Mindanao University, Dologon, Musuan
    May 11, 2017 – Job Fair – Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
    May 30, 2017 – Business Fair and Livelihood Fair – MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    June 1-2, 2017 – Job Fair – MSU-IIT (with Labor and Employment for Graduating Students)

Today, DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Regional Tripartie Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and POEA.

I was able to witness the MOA Signing of the participating government agencies and establishments for this project. It was also stated during the open forum that the REPUBLIC ACT No. 10911 otherwise known as the “ANTI-AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT” has been strongly imposed to the participating businesses and government agencies in this fair.

MOA Signing Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

MOA Signing Labor Day Job and Business Fair 2017

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