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JM turns to meditation to ward off fear amid pandemic

In terms of sheer masculine beauty and excellent acting ability, there is no doubt JM de Guzman is among the top local male celebrities in the country today......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMay 4th, 2021

Of pandemic-era mothers

None of us was truly prepared when the pandemic broke out. We didn’t know what to do with our fear, or how to keep up with constantly developing science. We weren’t ready to keep kids out of school, much less lose livelihoods. We didn’t anticipate the tedium and anxiety that took turns in our psyche […] The post Of pandemic-era mothers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Manila gov’t turns over 6 high-end ambulances to district hospitals

The Manila City government turned over six of its 12 new high-end ambulances to its district hospitals on Monday. (photo from Manila PIO) (photo from Manila PIO) The said hospitals include Sta. Ana Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, and Ospital ng Tondo. The other six Advance Cardiac Life Support ambulances will be stationed at the Manila City Hall for emergency use. The ambulances can be used for free by residents of the city.  In a Facebook post, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said they will continuously aim to upgrade the city’s facilities, especially its medical facilities and equipment amid the pandemic.  “Layunin po ng Pamahalaang Lungsod na lalong paunlarin ang ating mga medical facilities and equipment upang mapataas din ang antas ng kalusugan ng bawat Batang Maynila (It is the city government’s aim to further improve our medical facilities and equipment to increase each Manileño’s quality of health),” he said.  “Every life that we will be able to save using this ambulance is valuable,” he added.  The new ambulances from America cost a total of P300 million, Domagoso said. They arrived in the city in December 2020. First aiders who will operate the ambulances will receive professional training, the Manila mayor said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Making public transportation work better for Filipinos

The road to making Filipino lives comfortable through an improved public transportation took some turns for the better and worse last year amid the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

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

RCBC& rsquo;s DiskarTech named Most Inspirational Brand in financial services industry

Amid the fear, uncertainty and desperation brought about by the COVID -19 pandemic there’s nothing more refreshing and reassuring than an inspiration to drive you to move forward despite the odds.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Disinfection industry grows amid pandemic

Architect Liza Morales does not want to capitalize on people’s fear of the coronavirus pandemic, but the absence of a vaccine or cure to the disease forced business establishments to look for alternatives such as disinfection solutions that can repel the virus in closed environments such as hotels, restaurants, offices and factories......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Amway Philippines turns to technology to bring health-centered products closer to Filipinos

Six months into this pandemic and we’ve seen multiple businesses come up with innovative solutions to address new demands and work around constraints. Cocktail bars are offering bottled drinks that can be delivered straight to houses, fashion designers are holding virtual fashion shows, event agencies are streaming live concerts – and these forms of innovation have become essential as families continue to stay home and opt for contactless experiences in fear of contracting diseases. In fact, a Rakuten Insight study last May showed that 49% of consumers all over the world have started purchasing more online since the crisis......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Winnie Monsod delves into PhilHealth corruption issues

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth is once again involved in allegations of corruption, this time involving P15-B worth of funds amid the pandemic. Some fear that the state-run agency could go bankrupt by 2022......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Indian resort turns pool into fish farm

A luxury resort in southern India has turned its swimming pool into a fish farm to stop the business sinking amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Normally the 150-meter (500-feet) pool at the Aveda Resort in Kerala state is packed with European tourists. Now thousands of pearl spot fish are causing the […] The post Indian resort turns pool into fish farm appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

Urban poor call for financial aid, moratorium on evictions amid pandemic

"Since they cannot go out to work, they suffer from hunger, loneliness, and fear of the repercussions of COVID.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Lockdown litter : Can hospitals, homes reduce plastic use amid COVID-19 crisis?

While others fear the pandemic could lead to an even larger environmental calamity in the future, Paeng Lopez, a campaigner at non-profit Health Care Without Harm, believes the health crisis “does not necessarily have to make things worse for us” in terms of managing healthcare waste. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Davao garden resort turns to farming amid COVID-19 economic blow

One agri-ecotourism resort in Davao City used to provide nature escapes to local and foreign visitors with its world-class hospitality experience offering from dining, accommodation, recreation to wellness activities before the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Why enough sleep is important amid COVID-19 pandamic

Getting enough sleep is crucial to stay healthy amid the global pandemic.   A global pandemic like COVID-19 has challenged us in many ways including our sleep pattern. Because of fear, anxiety, and stress brought by the pandemic, many are experiencing disruptive sleep.  We know that the virus mainly attacks our immune system by weakening […] The post Why enough sleep is important amid COVID-19 pandamic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Harassment vs. Coca-Cola workers continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

Defend Coca-Cola Workers described the incident as a “clear case of harassment and anti-union practice”, calling it “shameful and infuriating” that Coca-Cola would “collude with the AFP and PNP to take advantage of the hunger, fear and struggle faced by many due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The post Harassment vs. Coca-Cola workers continues amid COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Nurses push for mass hiring, safe space amid increasing COVID-19 cases

Even before the pandemic, Maristela Abenojar of the Filipino Nurses United said nurses are already attending to 30 to as many as 60 patients per shift. This is a far cry from the ideal 1:12 ratio for ward patients and 1:1 for patients in intensive care. The post Nurses push for mass hiring, safe space amid increasing COVID-19 cases appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

Team Lakay s Pacio turns to faith amid virus pandemic

Stuck in quarantine with his Team Lakay stablemates in Baguio City, Pacio is working on strengthening his relationship with God......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Coronavirus- Adelaide family stranded in Philippines begs for help

A young Australian family trapped in the Philippines fear for their lives after the Filipino Government announced strict new measures amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Staying fit at home? Try these NBA drills

MANILA, Philippines – Staying fit is as crucial as ever amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Exercising and eating healthy help in strengthening the immune system to ward off the virus that has caused unprecented chaos all over the world.  However, coronavirus has also forced people to stay at home, away from gyms, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Altas relish good outing despite unfinished season

Although University of Perpetual Help’s three-peat bid in men’s volleyball ended prematurely following the termination of NCAA Season 95, head coach Sammy Acaylar still praised his wards for a job well done.    The NCAA Policy Board announced its decision to end the season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Thursday. No champion was declared for Season 95 on all affected second semester sporting events including centerpiece volleyball, which was already wrapping up the elimination round prior to the cancellation.     “Happy naman ako na kami pa rin ‘yung defending champion,” said Acaylar, whose Altas remained as back-to-back champions. The Las Pinas-based squad, who coming into the season parted ways with two-time Most Valuable Player and top hitter Jobert Almodiel, was unbeaten in the elims and already secured an outright Finals berth. Overall, Perpetual won 22 straight games starting from the last two games of its Season 93 championship series against Arellano University.    “Super proud ako sa team ko at lalo sa Perpetual school, lalo kay chairman Tony Tamayo at president Anthony Tamayo na walang sawang support na binigay nya sa amin,” Acaylar said. “Siyempre sa Perps community at kay Lord.” The multi-titled mentor admitted that although they understood that the termination of the season was for the safety and welfare of student-athletes, officials and fans, they couldn’t help but feel saddened with the development. “Actually, wala kaming magawa dahil sa coronavirus. We are after safety ng lahat. Pero ang morale ng players ko sobrang disappointed lalo ako kasi siyempre pinaghandaan namin at wala pa kaming talo,” he explained. “I respect their decision naman,” Acaylar added. “Ang mga players nagsi-uwian, after nalaman nila sobrang nanghihinayang sa pagod nila at sobrang paghahanda.” With the season done, Acaylar now turns his attention on their second attempt for a three-peat next year. Back to lead the Altas next year is power-hitter Louie Ramirez. New recruits are also expected to make their marks next year while seniors Ronniel Rosales and libero Jeric Atentar can opt to extend their stay if the NCAA pushes through with its plan to allow graduating players who have not completed Season 95 to see action for another year if they meet the eligibility requirements.       “Qualified pa rin sila,” said Acaylar of the two veterans. “Pero siyempre tatanungin ko sila kasi may pangarap sila para sa family nila.” “Kasi may kumuha sa kanila na military team. Kung ako ang masusunod gusto ko [stay] para solid ,” he added. “Pero I respect their decision naman. Maglaro sila o hindi, still preparado ung team ko , lalong malakas kami this Season 96.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

NCR Plus returns to GCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila and four neighboring provinces comprising the NCR Plus bubble under General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restrictions starting May 15 as he ordered local chief executives to ensure that no fiesta (religious festivity) is held to avoid super-spreader events amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago