Abito Series: When God’s plan prevails

The journey to the priesthood of Rev. Fr. Rodrigo “Ric” Eguia For many priests I know, becoming a priest has always been a childhood dream or a vision in their younger years. But not with Rev. Fr. Rodrigo “Ric” Eguia, parish priest of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Rodriguez (Montalban),Continue reading “Abito Series: When God’s plan prevails”

Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa

For beauty entrepreneur Det Sarrol-Fuentes, opening a one-stop glam destination started out as personal advocacy. “I grew up in a close-knit family of mostly female members and coming from an exclusive school for girls, all my life I’ve been surrounded by women who share the same passion for beauty,” she said. “I was a frequentContinue reading “Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police

Red Arrow High School Batch 1973 graduate and retired policeman Arnel P. Serquina suffered from Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Disease and Status Post Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement with operation done: Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement and Tracheostomy. According to his only son, John Dexter, his father was rushed at Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital in Tayug Pangasinan on January 18, 2019.Continue reading “Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police”

Getting through life’s disability

Cristeta Estrada, a 53-year-old high school teacher with psoriatic arthritis, cannot help but get frustrated every time she lines up in grocery stores or fast food chains for hours, and notice people ahead of her looking pretty healthy, normal and “stronger than Hercules.”   “I can no longer stand for an hour since my legContinue reading “Getting through life’s disability”

Group pushes lifestyle medicine

It is now well-established that effective and sustained lifestyle intervention is the foundation of treatment in practically all major prevalent medical problems like cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung problems, diabetes and cancer. However, busy healthcare providers usually have very little time to provide their patients individualized, simple and sustainable prescriptions, particularly for diet, physical activity andContinue reading “Group pushes lifestyle medicine”

PhilCare launches prepaid cards

Only a small percentage of employees are covered by health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and the health coverage is only applicable as long as they are employed. After retirement, they get no health coverage. With the rising cost of healthcare, their monthly pension can barely cover their retirement needs. Apparently, there are two specific segments, whichContinue reading “PhilCare launches prepaid cards”