Belmonte takes part in London health summit

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and her delegation participated in the recently concluded Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in London, United Kingdom, aimed at improving the response of city governments to health crises and in addressing non-communicable diseases and injuries......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 18th, 2023

Bria Homes takes part in Villar SIPAG summit

The Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance has resumed its OFW and Family Summit, its much-anticipated annual event that was temporarily halted by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2022

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Go, Tolentino aid PWDs, solo parents in Cavite

Sen. Bong Go, together with Sen. Francis Tolentino, led a relief effort for persons with disabilities and solo parents in Mendez, Cavite on Thursday as part of his commitment to continue supporting the marginalized sector to overcome the health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2023

Huawei joins UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy

Huawei has joined the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy as part of the company’s lead-up to the Mobile World Congress 2023, the China-based tech giant announced at a digital talent summit in Barcelona, Spain......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2023

Philippines logs 271 leptospirosis cases in January

Close to 300 leptospiroses cases have been recorded in the country during the early part of this year, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2023

Philippine Genomic Surveillance Consortium Stakeholder Summit, ikinasa ng DOH

MANILA, Philippines- Nagsagawa ang Department of Health (DOH) ng Philippine Genomic Surveillance Consortium Stakeholder Summit sa Quezon City na suportado ng WHO Philippines at ang United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Alinsunod ito sa global genomic survellaince strategy ng World Health Organization (WHO) para sa mga pathogen na may pandemic at epidemic potential para […] The post Philippine Genomic Surveillance Consortium Stakeholder Summit, ikinasa ng DOH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2023

DOH launches cardio health, wellness campaign in La Union

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan - The Department of Health (DOH) has launched a dance contest open to all high school and college students in the province of La Union as part of its cardiovacsular health and wellness campaign."The campaign will be piloted in the province of La Union, to promote fitnes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2023

Councilor Archival flags CHD’s proposed P1.7 million for office supplies

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Council Minority Floor Leader Nestor Archival Sr. has questioned the proposed P1.7 million budget of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) for its office supplies and materials, as part of its requested budget for 2023. Cebu CHD head Dr. Daisy Villa, with other representatives from the department, defended their […] The post Councilor Archival flags CHD’s proposed P1.7 million for office supplies appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2022

MVP Group, Belmonte partner for medical mission

To help address the health care needs of residents in Quezon City’s District 2, Metro Pacific Investment Corp.-Mwell and Councilor Mikey Belmonte conducted a medical mission using teleconsultation in Barangay Batasan Hills yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2022

DOH vows to bring mental health services closer to communities

Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the DOH will support the development of more mental health facilities across the archipelago as part of its effort to bring healthcare services closer to communities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022

Cascolan takes oath as health usec

Former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan yesterday took his oath as undersecretary of the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2022

STREAMING REVIEWS: From dark places

Stanley Tucci in ‘Inside Man’ Today, we have two shows that examine the dark places that spring up from us being human. One is a Limited series called Inside Man, while the second is an indie feature film, On the Count of Three. Inside Man (Netflix) – This four episode Limited Series works on the premise of a quotation from one of the main characters, Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci), a convicted felon on death row: ‘Everyone is a murderer. You just have to meet the right person’. From there, the series unfolds as an examination into the dark corners any person can find themselves in, as they do things in the name of love, family, protecting their loved ones, or doing good. The series proposes that there’s a myriad of ways we can disguise our murderous streak, or channel circumstances to justify to ourselves the horrible acts we are all capable of doing – that is, taking the life of someone else. The other main character is a vicar in an English village, Harry (David Tennant).  The series is created by Steven Moffat who gave us Sherlock a few years back, so you can already imagine how twisted and convoluted this will get, and how deductive reasoning will play a big part in the exposition. And you won’t be disappointed. There’s a strong opening scene involving sexual harassment on a public train, and it introduces us to a local journalist, Beth Davenport (Lydia West), and her savior’ Janice (Dolly Wells). Now I have to say some suspension of disbelief is required when things spiral out of hand to set the stage for what follows. You’ll be screaming to the screen, exhorting Harry to come clean about a USB drive entrusted to him which contains pedophile porn. But if you let that pass, what follows is a suspenseful ride, buoyed by two rewarding performances from Tucci and Tennant. On the Count of Three (Video On Demand) – This indie feature teeters on a tightrope, balancing between psychological drama and farcical comedy. The two main characters are played by Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott, and they’re friends who for circumstances that are unique for each, now contemplate suicide but just can’t figure out how to go about achieving it. So they hit on the crazy solution of each one taking the life of the other at an agreed upon moment. But before that, they’ll spend one day trying to remember what it was like when life was actually enjoyable and worth living, or seeking retribution from those who hurt them. It’s a premise that’s not cookie cutter in any way, and you can appreciate the challenge in making it work.  Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael in ‘On the Count of Three’ Tiffany Haddish and Henry Winkler provide able support, with portrayals that are definitely out of left field for the two, the opposite of typecasting. And I must confess that while the dark, gallows humor can be quite funny and entertaining, even I could feel the stretching of the premise and how it can be draining. At some point, you’re just wondering if they’ll actually perform the pact effectively, or if one last trick up the sleeve of the Director (Carmichael himself) and the writers will be played out. What the film does provide is a searing examination into male mental health, and how honest and upfront this film tackles the issues. The dark comedy elements may not sit well with everyone, but you can’t deny the strength of the film. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte, EcoWaste Coalition: Keep Cemeteries Garbage-Free

30 October 2022, Quezon City. As families and friends start visiting the tombs of their dearly departed, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and pro-environment group EcoWaste Coalition jointly sought public cooperation in making the cemeteries trash-free. In a common statement, Mayor Belmonte emphasized the importance of ensuring the cleanliness of the surroundings “for the health, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Some job orders being used as ‘legal’ vote-buying – Lente

Poll watchdog Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) disclosed on Wednesday, Oct. 26 that some job orders as a form of “legal” vote-buying by functioning as coordinators for purposes of electoral campaigns. Indelible ink is applied to a voter’s finger (MB FIle Photo) This finding was part of Lente’s 12-week monitoring effort on the Abuse of State Resources (ASR) which according to the poll watchdog, is an overlooked form of political corruption in the Philippines. Lente said that candidates or political parties “unduly” utilize official powers and government resources to gain electoral advantage. ASR involves different types of abuse which include abuse of financial resources, institutional resources, regulatory/legal resources, and coercive/enforcement resources. Lente explained that over the course of their research, it learned the use of some job orders as a form of “legal” vote-buying. It added that under the Local Government Code, the local chief executives have the power to engage and hire job order personnel as early as a year prior to elections. Due to this, part of the proposed recommendations of Lente in relation with this issue is the amendment of Section 261 (j) of the Omnibus Election Code to establish a mechanism for command responsibility in so far as the local chief executive /mayor is concerned, in the event that the perpetrator of ASR is a local government employee, or under a job order contract. It also seeks the amendment of Comelec-CSC Joint Circular No. 1 S. 2016 or the Advisory on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activities to include job orders under the prohibition on engaging with Electioneering and Partisan Political Activities. It also proposes a further study be conducted regarding the practice of some local government units using the provisions in Local Economic Enterprise to justify mass hiring of job order casuals. “The abuse of institutional resources pertains to the misuse of a state’s physical resources such as infrastructures and vehicles,” Lente said in a statement. “Among the 127 voter respondents interviewed, only 25 percent observed ASR in their respective areas and their observation involved incumbent candidates who utilized government vehicles to transport supporters to campaign sorties and to distribute campaign materials within the locality. Likewise, the community leaders made a similar observation,” it added. On the other hand, Lente bared that abuse of financial resources usually takes the form of campaigns veiled as a distribution of social services. it mentioned that this is a more challenging proposition with respect to ASR, pertaining to the practice of muddling social services and campaigns. “A number of respondents revealed that the most common observations in relation to this type of abuse is the presence of politicians during distribution of ayuda by DSWD and other government programs such as DOLE-TUPAd,” the poll watchdog said. Unfortunately, Lente stated that the general public had a hard time differentiating between legitimate social services and ASR by incumbent officials......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 26th, 2022

Quezon City vows more good, green jobs by 2030

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has joined world mayors in calling for a common effort to create 50 million good, green jobs by the end of the decade, during the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2022

CCPO implements ‘Oplan Disiplina’ starting Saturday night

CEBU CITY, Philippines –If you plan to go out tonight, make sure to continue to observe health and safety protocols and comply with existing laws and regulations of the Cebu City government. The city’s ‘Oplan Disiplina’ takes effect this Saturday, October, 1 and any violations made will be dealt with accordingly. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert […] The post CCPO implements ‘Oplan Disiplina’ starting Saturday night appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2022

Bacolod City boosts anti-dengue response as cases up by 232%

BACOLOD CITY - The city government here has put up dengue fast lanes as part of its intensified campaign as cases increased by 232 percent as of the first week of August, data from the City Health Office (CHO) on Friday showed.From January 1 to August 6, Bacolod has logged 565 cases, includi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Albay to hire more health workers to boost services

LEGAZPI CITY - The provincial government of Albay will hire more health workers as part of its strategy to upgrade health services.Dr. Nataniel Rempillo, Albay Provincial Health Office (PHO) chief, said interested applicants can send their resumes and other credentials to the PHO or to gover.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2022

DOH eyes 1M vax shots in Northern Mindanao in 100 days

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Health (DOH) 10 (Northern Mindanao) said Monday it is targeting at least one million inoculations in Northern Mindanao within 100 days.Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr., DOH-10 director, said the move is part of the national mandate of President Ferdinand Marcos J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2022

US leadership program learnings to help mayor improve QC

MANILA - After attending a 10-day leadership program in the United States, Mayor Joy Belmonte will apply everything she learned to better serve Quezon City.Belmonte is part of the July 11 to 21 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Washington, DC where she is joining other local.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2022