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Globe Rewards equip frontliners with medical support thru points donation

Globe calls on its customers to play a part in the fight against COVID and lend their support to frontliners by donating their Globe Rewards points to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGH-MFI), as hospitals and other medical facilities report full capacity status due to the alarming surge of Covid cases in the country. .....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardApr 13th, 2021

Globe Strengthens Efforts to Aid Healthcare Frontliners with P5M Donation via Globe Rewards

Solidifying its support to healthcare workers and institutions, Globe called for its loyal customers to join in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by donating their Globe Rewards points to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. In line with this, the telco giant extended the validity of Globe Rewards points earned in 2019 from March […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

Globe Platinum customers honor medical frontliners with Noche Buena feasts on Christmas Eve

Globe Platinum customers showed once more their support to medical frontliners who were on duty during the holiday season with messages of gratitude and appreciation by using Thea, their digital assistant on Facebook Messenger App......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Globe MyBusiness ensures SME connectivity with frontliners

Strengthening its support to medical and business frontliners, Globe initiated a unique collaborative effort with its partner institutions in the healthcare and food industries, the result of which is a wonderful ecosystem that supports all partners. The initiative aims to extend aid to healthcare frontliners around the country who have been leading the fight against […] The post Globe MyBusiness ensures SME connectivity with frontliners appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Max’s Group Launches ‘Pledge A Plate’ Online Meal Donations for COVID-19 Medical Frontliners

In support of the hardworking medical practitioners leading the country’s fight against COVID-19, Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI) has introduced an online meal donation platform called “Pledge A Plate.” This aims to provide hot, filling meals to the brave men and women working tirelessly, across different partner hospitals in Metro Manila, to flatten the curve. While […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 31st, 2020

DOH-7 to public: No more intrigues, back our COVID programs instead

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) has appealed to the public not to spread intrigues but to support the agency’s programs, specifically its efforts against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of DOH-7, made the call because of allegations that the medical frontliners, who were sent […] The post DOH-7 to public: No more intrigues, back our COVID programs instead appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

OLLH President gets the shot under the supervision of the Medical Director

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (OLLH) President and CEO Paul Richard Camangian on Friday led the hospital’s senior executives in getting vaccinated for COVID-19 in support of the Department of Health’s “RESBAKUNA: Kasangga ng BIDA” campaign which aims to encourage Filipinos to get the shot. “When we informed the doctors and other frontliners that the […] The post OLLH President gets the shot under the supervision of the Medical Director appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Go aids frontliners, patients in Dagupan

Sen. Bong Go visited the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on Friday to check on the operations of the Malasakit Center and give support to medical frontliners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

NBA Pacers guard LeVert out after mass found on kidney

In this file photo taken on January 09, 2021 Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles during the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP) Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert, obtained in the four-team NBA deal that sent James Harden from Houston to Brooklyn, is out indefinitely with a small mass on his left kidney. The discovery was made in an MRI exam as part of a physical before the swap involving Houston, Brooklyn and Cleveland was completed, the Pacers said on Saturday. “LeVert will undergo further medical tests and more details will follow as needed,” the Pacers said in a statement. LeVert has averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists a game so far in his fifth NBA campaign, all with the Nets, who obtained him in a trade two weeks after the Pacers made him the 20th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. “On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance,” LeVert said in a statement. “We are grateful for their extreme thoroughness during the physical process and I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of this great organization as soon as possible.” The Pacers landed LeVert, a 26-year-old American, from Brooklyn, and future second-round NBA Draft choices from both Houston and Cleveland in the blockbuster deal. “We acquired Caris because of who he is as a young man first and foremost,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “His basketball skill and on court play speaks for itself. We know he has a great career ahead of him. “We will support Caris through this time and know that he will join us on the court as soon as he’s able.” The Pacers sent Victor Oladipo to Houston in the swap. The 28-year-old US guard was taken second by Houston in the 2013 NBA Draft. He joined Indiana in 2017 and has been a major spark in the Pacers’ offense and battled back from a ruptured right knee tendon suffered in January 2019, returning in January 2020. “We want to thank Victor for what he gave to the Pacers through his play, his diligence in rehab coming back from a serious injury, and his community efforts,” Pritchard said. “These decisions are obviously never easy and this one in particular was hard because of our relationship.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

GoWiFi gives frontline heroes the gift of connection this Christmas season

This Yuletide season, GoWiFi shows its support for medical frontliners by giving free unlimited internet access to different hospitals nationwide, providing the hardworking staff the opportunity to connect with loved ones and to stay energized and positive throughout their long days and nights. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Galvez brings 4,000 PPEs for frontliners in Jolo

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – The National Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases sent some 4,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the medical frontliners in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend in support of the province’s fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a press statement, the Army’s 11th Infantry Division – Joint […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

SMC insures 5,000 Cebu frontliners for P2 M each

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has provided life insurance coverage for about 5,000 medical front liners from 18 hospitals across Cebu, insuring them for P2 million each. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang “We started this initiative several months ago, at the height of COVID-19 cases in Cebu, when our medical front liners there were really having a hard time,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. He noted that, “Many of them were also testing positive for the coronavirus. We wanted to do something to help protect them, and to show our solidarity and support for them.” With the insurance packages, obtained through Cocolife, Ang said that medical front liners in Cebu can now have added security as they save lives and fight the virus. “Saving lives is still our highest priority. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can affect anyone, even our doctors and nurses. As much as possible, we cannot lose any more lives, especially not our medical front liners, because they are the ones tasked to save lives. Through this effort, we hope they feel that their everyday sacrifices are valued and appreciated,” Ang added. Under the program, SMC paid all the premiums for the insurance of medical front liners. Thus far, SMC’s P2 million coverage-each insurance package has benefited front liners in the following Cebu hospitals: Perpetual Soccour Hospital (459), Cebu Doctors University Hospital (254), Southwestern University Medical Center (36), St. Vincent General Shopital (99), Mendero Medical Center (77), Visayas Community Medical Center (62), Adventist Hospital Cebu (189),  Chong Hua Hospital (1,303), Cebu South General Hospital (125), Cebu Velez General Hospital (143), Cebu City Medical Center (12), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (65), Talisay District Hospital (30), Arc Hospital (44), Cebu North (91), Mactan Doctors’ Hospital (155), Allegiant Regional Care (305), Univeristy of Cebu Medical Center (278). Some 61 Infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists and hundreds of other medical workers were also provided the same insurance coverage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Choobi Choobi donates 70K face masks to frontliners

To assist front-line medical workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Choobi Choobi, a family-oriented casual dining restaurant has donated face masks to frontliners across Metro Cebu. This donation included 70,000 surgical face masks, whose level of protection is adapted to the immediate needs of the most exposed health care personnel. These […] The post Choobi Choobi donates 70K face masks to frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

NCR under ECQ anew nixed

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Sunday said placing back the National Capital Region (NCR) under the more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as suggested by several groups of medical frontliners would result in workers dying of hunger. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “I understand where our medical and health professionals are coming from. They are expectedly getting weary. I agree that they need all the support and care that the government can provide,” Guevarra said. “But everyone else is getting weary. Millions of people need to go back to work and earn a living, or else they die of hunger. We need to stir the economy back to life, albeit gradually, lest we reach a point where it will be doubly difficult to recover,” he added. “All of us have to make personal sacrifices for the common good. All these will come to pass, and when it’s all over the nation will remember with gratitude those who were heroes during this dreadful pandemic. Our doctors, nurses, and other health workers surely top them all.” NCR and other parts of the country are under general community quarantine (GCQ) until Aug. 31. Guevarra is a member of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). Forty medical societies, spearheaded by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), have asked President Duterte to place Metro Manila anew under ECQ to check effectively the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The President has directed IATF to look into and act immediately on the concerns raised by the health frontliners. Health Secretary Francisco Duque II said the health workers’ plea will be taken up by the IATF......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

DOH suportado ang med groups sa maayos na quarantine enforcement

Manila, Philippines – Suportado ng Department of Health (DOH) ang apela ng medical frontline workers na siguraduhing maayos na napatutupad ang community quarantine. Ito ay makaraang hilingin ng health frontline workers sa gobyerno na ibalik ang Metro Manila sa mas mahigpit na enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “We support the call of our frontliners to ensure […] The post DOH suportado ang med groups sa maayos na quarantine enforcement appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

New video inspires Filipinos to be 'ConnectedAsOne

Recognizing the pandemic’s toll on medical and other essential frontliners, who not only must deal with the virus but also distance themselves from their loved ones to ensure their safety, Globe unveils an inspirational video dedicated to the heroes of the current crisis......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020

SMC extends period of DOTR fuel support

San Miguel Corp. extended its free fuel support to the government’s “Libreng Sakay” program after the modified enhanced community quarantine period, or up to June 15, bringing its total fuel donation for the benefit of medical front liners to P6.2 million......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Medical face mask and face shield donation to the Philippine police frontliners

On May 19, President Huang Ya-Hui and leaders of the Taiwan Association Inc. Philippines donated 3,000 pieces of medical face masks and 400 face shields to PNP Police Regional Office 3......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Globe partners with Philippine Red Cross to support rapid COVID-19 response app

With the unfamiliar situation brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, Globe believes that knowing how to stay informed in such times is crucial in ensuring the safety of Filipino citizens and in helping frontliners contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Is Virtual Racing The Future of Exercise?

This article was originally published on womaninaction.ph It’s one thing to say you’ll keep working out during quarantine, and it’s another to be constantly motivated and consistent about it. Professional athletes usually have targets to hit that keep them motivated, or games to prepare for. For enthusiasts, signing up for races does the trick, because races feel like “tournaments” they have to be in condition for. With games cancelled and races postponed, how do you stay motivated in a COVID world? For those who have been raring to go out of their homes, it’s a good thing that restrictions on working out outside have already been somewhat eased. Walking, jogging, running and cycling are now allowed. However, is it recommended that face masks be worn and social distancing must be observed (at least 2 meters). With all of these measures in place, can virtual racing be the future of exercise? Don Velasco, a professional triathlete and coach, says joining the IronMan Virtual Races every weekend has helped him and his clients stay disciplined. “The hardest part is staying motivated. Because some people lose sight of why we’re doing this. Like if walang race, bakit pa magtrain (if there’s no training, why train?). But it transcends that. It’s about having this lifestyle.”, Velasco says. Apart from personal training, Don has been racing with his athletes as a way to monitor and motivate them. How does it work? Since swimming is not allowed at this time, the IronMan Virtual Club features challenges centered around running and cycling, much like a duathlon. The way it works is you register online (for free) and then sync your tracking device with your account. You can also train with different coaches and groups on their website. “I think running and cycling are actually great options during the MECQ because it's relatively easy to perform social distancing while doing them. I feel that running and cycling will be bigger in the next few months. Running is a relatively easy sport to get into and needs minimal equipment to participate in. Cycling, on the other hand, will not only be an excellent form of exercise, it will even be a great means of transportation as well. At the end of the day, more and more people will value health and wellness because of this pandemic.” For the weekly IronMan races, there are rankings based on your time, as you get to compete with all the other athletes around the world. Training and racing earns you points that add up to rewards with IronMan partners, but that’s not what we’re working hard for right? Want to join a virtual race, even as a beginner? Apart from IronMan, World Vision has come up with its own virtual race called World Vision Run for Children to help support its causes on Education and Food & Nutrition. You can choose from the different distances — 21km, 50km, 100km and 200km, and you must complete it in a span of a month and a half, from June 15 to July 31. Unlike IronMan, this race has a much simpler process. No need for syncing of apps, you just need to submit screenshots as proof of your progress. When this is all verified, your finisher shirt and medal will be delivered to your doorstep. “We want you to have the freedom to run where, when, how often and how far you prefer. Walk, run, ride a bike whether indoors or outdoors, in your treadmill or on a trail, every morning or just one time, whether you’re alone or with your friends. As long as your heart beats for children”, according to World Vision’s press release. The proceeds of the virtual race will go to the funding of 4,500 sanitation kits and 28,000 back to school kits for all registered kids of World Vision. You may register at www.worldvision.org.ph/virtual-run-for-children/. Honesty system Virtual racing is all about doing your own workouts, tracking your progress and submitting reports. It is definitely possible to cheat but remember that when you do, you’re only cheating on yourself. We know it isn’t easy to be disciplined in this pandemic, especially with all the limitations, adjustments and changes, but here is what Don Velasco says. “Focus on what you can do, not what you can't do. Having a more positive mindset will not only influence your success, it can also help a lot with mental and emotional well-being. Adjust your goals. Most things in our world are put on hold. Having the same set of goals for yourself is somewhat unrealistic. Maybe adjusting a few things here and there are in order. This can mean changing the timeframe in which you want to achieve something or adjusting your definition of "success." Remember, the mere fact we're alive and well is already cause for celebration. Being able to workout and enjoy are just bonuses!”. Spoken like true athlete.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020