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”

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Melody Beattie once said, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Before I officially let 2018 go and welcome 2019, I will be doing just that – set goals for myself, but let me first run downContinue reading “Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!”

How I started writing about health

I’ve always considered taking care of our health as something that I should do, rather than something I should talk or write about. I didn’t plan on becoming a health writer until I’ve accepted a job for a publishing company in 2012, more than six years ago now. I thought I will only be writingContinue reading “How I started writing about health”

A tribute to all the men in my life

When I was a kid, I’ve always wondered how it was if I was a boy. As a girl and the eldest among three girls, I felt very restricted. I can’t wear shorts. I can’t go biking for a long time. I’m not allowed to hang out at night with my friends. Whilst if IContinue reading “A tribute to all the men in my life”

Race as a team for a chance to win P3M

Do you have what it takes to run as a team, represent your province for a chance to win P3 million cash? Laban ng Lahi 2018 is inviting 33 runners from your province or town to run as one and compete with different regions all over the country. A global and unique 18-km team marathonContinue reading “Race as a team for a chance to win P3M”