Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board

When more than 192 million customers take to the skies in a given year on board Delta, in-flight medical events can occur, just as they do on the ground. In 2018, the airline reported about 11,900 medical events or one medical event per 460 flights. The most common problems are fainting or feeling dizzy andContinue reading “Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board”

Ben&Ben brings light and hope in debut album, Limasawa Street

Since topping various streaming platforms and radio charts with their hit singles “Kathang Isip,” “Ride Home,” and “Maybe the Night,” Ben&Ben has been a vital force in the local music scene, charting their own path with anthemic, folk-infused pop that brims with elegance. Without releasing a proper full-length album since 2019, the nine-piece act hasContinue reading “Ben&Ben brings light and hope in debut album, Limasawa Street”

The Peninsula Manila earns its 5th star

The Peninsula Manila earned its fifth star this year, pushing the Peninsula Hotels to become the world’s first all Five-Star hotel company. Other outstanding 5-star award-winning properties in Manila include Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Nüwa Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino. In an e-mail interview with Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer ofContinue reading “The Peninsula Manila earns its 5th star”

My 10 go-to churches for Visita Iglesia

The seven churches visitation has been a tradition of Filipino Catholics during the Lenten season. It is usually done on the evening of Maundy or Holy Thursday, after the last supper mass.  Born and raised as a Catholic, I got used to doing VIsita Iglesia with my parents usually after attending Chrism Mass at theContinue reading “My 10 go-to churches for Visita Iglesia”

Commemorating the Day of Valor

Today, the Philippines is commemorating Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor (also known as Bataan Day or Bataan and Corregidor Day). Araw ng Kagitingan is extremely important to us Filipinos because it marks the annual commemoration of the Fall of Bataan during World War II on April 9, 1942 – the bravery of FilipinoContinue reading “Commemorating the Day of Valor”

‘Save the Future’

Aimed at restoring confidence in the globally accepted and effective protocol of childhood vaccination, pediatric doctors all over the country have come together to launch advocacy in response to the current measles outbreak. “Save the Future” campaign was launched by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), a subspecialty organization of the PhilippineContinue reading “‘Save the Future’”

Who says Filipinos don’t read?

Contrary to misconceptions that we don’t read, Filipinos actually love to read. In fact, a 2017 Readership Survey commissioned by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) shows that majority of Filipino respondents still read printed books. “In my experience for more than 20 years, Filipinos read. It’s just that maybe that time, books are expensive.Continue reading “Who says Filipinos don’t read?”

How accidents change our lives

“Tomorrow, I will do this and that. I will attend an event, then go to mass. After that, I will go home, check Facebook, some emails and write. Then I will read and relax the rest of the night.” How many of you plan your tomorrows? Well, I do and that is how I usuallyContinue reading “How accidents change our lives”

Heavy metal may not cause violence

It’s no secret that heavy metal music can be a bit morbid and macabre. Because of its loud and rowdy characteristics, heavy metal music is often associated with violence. Some heavy metal music is said to be inciting teenagers to commit murder and suicide. Bands are also accused of being devil worshippers, Satanists and tryingContinue reading “Heavy metal may not cause violence”

A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life

Much has been said about how to live longer. But 99-year-old World War 2 (WW2) veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, captain Alberto Tuico Orillo, who will turn 100 years old on Feb. 17, 2019, only has two secrets: avoiding meat and smoking. “Our food before consists of nilagang pako (steamed fiddlehead fern) and laingContinue reading “A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life”