Grandma, 92, beats COVID-19

  BY MINKA TIANGCO     A 92-year-old woman, who was admitted at Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila, has recovered from the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), making her the capital city’s oldest recovered patient. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced the recovery of Amanda Morales, a Pandacan resident, in a recent Facebook post.     […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 18th, 2020

Grandma oldest survivor at 92

A 92-year-old grandmother from Pandacan, Manila, is the oldest COVID-19 survivor who was treated in a hospital being run by the city government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Taiwan grandparents become Instagram stars modeling abandoned clothes

Taiwan’s trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers — they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation by modeling abandoned clothes. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral (AFP Photo/HSU Tsun-hsu) Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral. They have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. The couple have run a laundry for decades in a small town near the central city of Taichung. Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom. “My grandpa and grandma were staring blankly at the streets because business wasn’t good,” he told AFP. “I wanted to find something new they could enjoy doing.” The pair were naturals in front of the camera. “Modelling these clothes makes me feel 30 years younger,” beamed Chang, when AFP paid a visit to the store earlier this week.  “Many people are telling me ‘You are famous now and you look younger’.” Hsu felt so, too. “I am old in age but my heart is not ageing,” she said. “I like to put on pretty clothes and go out to have some fun.” Worldwide fame It was while modelling other people’s garments, Hsu came to remember that she also had many forgotten outfits in her closet which she has since rediscovered. “I even found some clothes I bought 30 years ago and I can still wear them. It’s a happy surprise,” she said. The couple’s Instagram account — @wantshowasyoung — is managed by grandson Reef.  Chang currently only uses the Line messaging app to make free phone calls but Reef says his grandfather is keen to learn how to make the perfect Instagram post. The account first started going viral abroad and around 400,000 new fans have started following in the past week alone after major international media picked up on their success. Reef said he translates and reads out fan mail pouring in from all over the world. “We’re very moved by the messages,” he told AFP, “Many people are saying that ‘Wantshowasyoung’ is the first happy news they’ve seen in this dark year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic and problems in many countries,” he added. The couple’s worldwide fame has also prompted a few forgetful customers to pick up old clothes, while some local fans have started visiting their sleepy town to see the store. The shop is named “Wan Sho” — a combination of the middle character of their Chinese names. Re-use clothes The couple tied the knot in an arranged marriage six decades ago, a practice then common in Taiwan. Chang said he had thought about retiring but decided to stay on as long as he can as the laundry business has become less labour-intensive thanks to machines.  “Elderly people should keep moving and remain active or we will age faster… When I am working and being kept busy, I don’t have time to worry,” he said. Chang says he has lost count of how many garments have gone uncollected in his shop over the decades but he thinks there are at least 400 items at the moment. Many more have been donated to charities and impoverished families over the years. The couple hope to use their new social media clout to promote the concept of “environmental fashion”.  “Instead of following ‘fast fashion’ and keep buying new clothes, we hope people can see that old and second-hand clothes can be fashionable if you arrange and combine them in new ways,” said Reef Chang.  “This would cause less damage to the earth and the environment.” .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Bogo City family beats COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A family of four from Bogo City, northern Cebu, has finally gone home after about two weeks of being under isolation due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are patients number 12, 13, 14, and 15 from the city’s Barangay Sto. Niño. Patient no. 12, a 42-year-old father, was a close […] The post Bogo City family beats COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Nuggets& rsquo; Malone beats COVID-19: I kicked its butt

Los Angeles—Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says that he likely had the coronavirus, but that he “kicked its butt”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

“I kicked its butt”, Nuggets coach Malone beats coronavirus

  LOS ANGELEDS (AFP) – Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says that he likely had the coronavirus, but that he “kicked its butt”. Malone told a Denver TV station on Tuesday that results from an antibody test revealed that he had COVID-19 back in March. “I like to say that I got coronavirus and I kicked its […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Baby girl in Toledo City beats COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The newborn baby from Toledo City, who was found positive of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  six days after birth, had officially recovered from the infection, the city health department announced this Sunday, June 14, 2020. The baby girl, who turned one month old on June 12, is now with her family […] The post Baby girl in Toledo City beats COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Is Virtual Racing The Future of Exercise?

This article was originally published on 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 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

Education chief beats COVID-19

  By JEL SANTOS Days after announcing that she has COVID-19, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said  yesterday that she has tested negative for the dreaded disease. On Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), the 79-year-old secretary of the Department of Education revealed that she has contracted COVID-19 and she was asymptomatic. Briones said she was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

79-year-old grandma is Lipa s third recovered COVID-19 patient

A 79-year-old grandma from Plantacion Meridienne Subdivision in Barangay Sampaguita here, who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has recovered from the disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2020

No safe haven as COVID-19 market damage beats financial crisis

Equity, bond and foreign exchange markets all suffered massive losses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Trump beats virus; NY suffers fatality

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

AFC Cup: Three score as Ceres-Negros FC beats Bali United 4-0

Playing at home but without a hometown crowd, Filipino football club Ceres-Negros FC still put on a show as they beat down Indonesia's Bali United FC, 4-0, to record their second win in the 2020 AFC Cup, Wednesday evening.  With the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, it was decided that while the match would still push through at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila, the match would be played without any fans or spectators in attendance.  That wasn't enough to slow down the Group G leaders however as they scored early and never looked back.  OJ Porteria was the first to get on the board in the 35th minute as he made good on a second-chance strike following Stephan Schrock's attempt that was deflected.  Star Striker Bienve Maranon put the match essentially out of reach in the second half, converting on a penalty in the 54th minute followed by a perfectly-finished header off a corner kick in the 69th minute to make it a 3-0 advantage.  Robert Lopez Mendy delivered the final blow in the 73rd minute, blowing by defenders and shooting from just inside the penalty box.  With the win, The Busmen tighten their hold at top of the Group G table with 2 wins and 1 draw for 7 points.  Ceres-Negros are scheduled to run it back on April 14th at the Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar Regency in Bali. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2020

Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 360,775 COVID-19 infections in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,640 new cases on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The latest data from the DOH showed that of the total cases, 43,443 are classified as active cases. Previously, the DOH identified that there were 42,191 active cases. […] The post Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 min. ago

26 pang Filipino sa ibang bansa nagpositibo sa COVID-19

Nasa 26 ang bagong napaulat na nagpositibong Filipino sa COVID-19 sa ibang bansa. Sa datos ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) hanggang October 20, umakyat na sa 11,178 ang mga kumpirmadong positibo sa COVID-19 na Filipino mula sa 81 na bansa at rehiyon. Sa nasabing bilang, 3,129 ang patuloy na nagpapagamot sa iba’t ibang ospital. […] The post 26 pang Filipino sa ibang bansa nagpositibo sa COVID-19 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News51 min. ago

Seoul hosts int l photojourn exhibit on COVID-19 both offline, online

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will host the “2020 Seoul International Photojournalism Exhibition: 2020 Seoul of New Hope” both offline and online......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 7 min. ago

Baby tests positive for COVID-19

A nine-month-old baby girl is among 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in Pangasinan, authorities reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 8 min. ago

PH s COVID-19 cases top 359,000

PH s COVID-19 cases top 359,000.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

COVID-19 cases rising in parts of PH

COVID-19 cases rising in parts of PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

Stocks surge as index tops 6,000

The stock market surged Monday on the possible easing of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila by next month as COVID-19 cases plateaued in the past few days......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 51 min. ago

Mothers and infants

The current epidemic has placed a heavy burden on the health sector and government at all levels in responding to a disease (COVID-19) that today makes it the fourth-most common cause of illnesses (after respiratory ailments and hypertension), a mere seven months after it appeared......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News13 hr. 51 min. ago