Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate

Dr. Anthony Leachon, a cardiologist of Manila Doctors, is urging the Department of Health to use the donated test kits in hospitals with an increased number of COVID cases as soon as possible. “Kahit may plano kayo kung mabagal ang execution, wala pa rin. (If you have a plan but if the execution is slow,Continue reading “Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate”

Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief

After a successful first few days of Bayanihan Musikahan featuring Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, Karylle, Sponge Cola, Top Suzara, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas, Jazz Nicholas, Davey Langit, Keiko Necessario, and more, the concert series continues for another round of online performances this week. The marathon online concert is the biggest citizen-action juggernaut toContinue reading “Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief”

All eyes on Ben&Ben’s upcoming new single, music videos this month!

Ben&Ben is showing no signs of slowing down. In terms of consistency, the nine-piece outfit continues to break streaming records and dominate cultural conversation with releases that resonate with people from various walks of life. Last January 2020 alone, the acclaimed folk-pop band won Wish FM’s Group of the Year and Urban Performance of theContinue reading “All eyes on Ben&Ben’s upcoming new single, music videos this month!”

AJ Mitchell live in Manila

American pop sensation AJ Mitchell is set to serenade and meet his Filipino fans for an upcoming series of mall tours. The 18-year-old pop singer-songwriter will be performing in select Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, from January 17 to 18, 2020 with the following schedule: January 17: Uptown Bonifacio (Friday, 7pm) January 18: Venice Grand Canal MallContinue reading “AJ Mitchell live in Manila”

The truth behind getting good sleep

In research by Sun Life Financial Asia in 2014, Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia where half of Filipinos sleep less than six hours a day with 45 percent admitting to unhealthy eating habits. Also, over 60 percent of Filipinos also said they have not been exercising regularly, exceeding the regional averageContinue reading “The truth behind getting good sleep”

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”

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’”