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Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A special birthday gift for a special angel from Tapilon, Daanbantayan, Cebu. Kurt Felix Baquer, 1, fighting his battle with glaucoma, was one of the recipients of the free photoshoot services of photographer Trixia Pepito. Pepito told CDN Digital that as a member of the Daanbantayan Barter Community Group and in line […] The post Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 26th, 2020

Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A special birthday gift for a special angel from Tapilon, Daanbantayan, Cebu. Kurt Felix Baquer, 1, fighting his battle with glaucoma, was one of the recipients of the free photoshoot services of photographer Trixia Pepito. Pepito told CDN Digital that as a member of the Daanbantayan Barter Community Group and in line […] The post Photographer offers free services to boy suffering from glaucoma in Daanbantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

Addressing mental health amid a pandemic

BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara Mental health has historically been a difficult subject to talk about in Philippine society. Many of us, no doubt, have our own stories, personal or otherwise, of how difficult it is to seek help. In fact, in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, an August, 2020, analysis of many studies on the matter confirmed that the low utilization of mental health services among Filipinos could be attributed in part to the stigma associated with mental health issues, with resilience and self-reliance becoming possible alternate coping strategies. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even bigger issue. The quarantine, the economic effects of the pandemic, and the anxieties brought about by the virus’ unpredictability have had a negative effect on the mental health of many Filipinos. Although we as a country are consistently rated to be in the Top 5 of a global optimism index, according to the DOH, the calls for help have been increasing. According to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), their helpline received about 400 calls monthly from May, 2019, to February, 2020. That’s an average of 13 to 15 calls daily. By March, 672 calls were serviced, and this grew steadily in the following months, until there were 1,034 calls in July – and 440 for the half of August. These double the monthly average from March to August to 876 calls, or 32 to 37 calls daily. Many government and private mental health services are available for people who are seeking help or just someone to talk to. Aside from the NCMH crisis hotline, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has confidential crisis lines and a referral system to partnered psychologists. The foundation is also a hub for prevention, recognition, and treatment of depression. The Philippine Mental Health Association also offers similar services, and universities like UST, UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila have their own mental health service organizations. Some, like Ateneo’s Center for Family Ministries have affordable or negotiable fees. Online resources like the Silakbo.Ph website have listings for many other mental health service providers outside of the NCR. In fact, many organizations have already partnered with the Department of Health (DOH); perhaps more of them should be invited to the table to plan new policies, projects, and initiatives that will address the growing number of mental health cases. The DOH is also encouraging people to learn more about general mental health through free e-learning courses translated into Filipino.  The source material is from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) QualityRights initiative, which is a global project that aims to help participants improve their own mental health, learn how to support their loved ones and communities, and gain knowledge and skills to tackle mental health issues. Clearly, we need to reassess and adapt to the fact that more Filipinos are now looking for mental health services and treatments. This is why I am seeking to amend Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act, particularly its existing chapter on “Rights of Service Users and Other Stakeholders.” Our proposed amendment seek to give health service users the right to immediately receive compensation benefits and special financial assistance they are entitled to under law, should they sustain temporary or permanent mental disability in the line of duty or by reason of a person’s office or position. This is an important amendment, as the Mental Health Act requires that PhilHealth provide insurance packages to patients with mental health conditions, and that access to medicines is ensured. With the observation of World Mental Health Day last October 10, it is important to remember the DOH’s theme for this year, “Mental Health for All: Unifying Voices for Greater Investment and Access.”  This theme encourages that we open conversations on the various challenges that our mental health care system faces every day, such as social stigma and limited funding. In fact, the simple act of marking the day itself is important. It shows those who are suffering that we see them, and care for them. It tells others who are hiding their issues that it is perfectly normal to seek help. And most of all, it encourages the whole world to stand in solidarity in recognition of the need for all of society to help those with mental health issues. E-mail: sensonnyangara@yahoo.com| Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @sonnyangara Senator Sonny Angara has been in public service for 16 years—9 years as Representative of the Lone District of Aurora, and 7 as Senator. He has authored and sponsored more than 200 laws.  He is currently serving his second term in the Senate. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Calamba City LGU launches mental health hotline

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Sep 8 (PIA) - The City Government of Calamba is strengthening its mental health program by launching a hotline that offers free counseling and consultation services to residen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Huawei Developer Day kicks off on August 6

The next instalment of the globally broadcasted ‘Huawei Developer Day’ (HDD) series will focus on how online retailers, businesses, and developers can utilise Huawei Mobile Services’ (HMS) innovative technology to get the most out of a rapidly evolving online retail landscape. Live on Thursday 6 August, the event, titled ‘The Huawei Developer Webinar | Connect LIVEs with E-commerce,’ will demonstrate how Huawei is making live commerce easier, faster, and more immersive than ever. By combining its HMS capability kits into a single ecommerce solution, Huawei can now offer a technological edge over other platforms, providing a truly intelligent live commerce experience.  Developers who attend the free webinar will learn how Huawei can help merchants from multiple industries increase traffic on to their online platform, while simultaneously lowering costs for hosting live ecommerce events. With speakers from partnering companies LiveMe and Kumu among the many due to speak at the event, attendees will gain exclusive insight into creating a richer and more advanced live streaming experience.  “With more consumers and vendors converting to live commerce streaming to sell and buy products, ecommerce is continuing its rapid growth and represent an increasingly large section of the global retail industry. A key priority for Huawei is supporting the expanding number of developers around the world in this field, which is why our next HDD is dedicated entirely to ecommerce and online retailers,” said Peter Gauden, the Head of WEU EcoSystem Marketing at Huawei Consumer Business Group.  “HDD is an invaluable opportunity for developers and retailers of all sizes and sectors to get a head start on competitors and learn how our new and enhanced HMS-based solution can greatly enhance their live commerce capabilities,” said Peter. As well as launching the new ecommerce solution and sharing expert insights into how the global ecommerce sector is becoming increasingly integrating with mobile technology, the hour-long webinar will welcome interaction from the audience through live comments. This ecommerce HDD event is the latest part of Huawei’s commitment to creating an all-scenario smart ecosystem for better experiences, enabling developers to open new doors, and allowing Huawei consumers and AppGallery users to unlock more innovative and unique experiences. The event is part of the ongoing support and resources that developers have access to when integrating with HMS and listing on AppGallery. Huawei’s fully open Chip-Device-Cloud capabilities ensures app experience and innovation is accelerated, while its full life-cycle operation management, extensive brand resources, and expertise in local markets helps developers succeed in business. It also offers one-stop operational support for developers worldwide covering the entire development cycle to incentivise innovation and ensure ecosystem prosperity......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Pilmico offers shuttle services to employees

Pilmico Foods Corp., the food and integrated agribusiness unit of the Aboitiz Group, offered free shuttle services to transport workers who are essential in on-site operations in compliance with the recommendations of Malacañang......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

BSA releases free e-book on cyber security in age of COVID-19

Cybercrime is a bigger threat than ever in the COVID-19 era, with more businesses suffering attacks and malicious cybercriminals taking advantage of the confusion, according to a new e-book by BSA | The Software Alliance, which details the challenges that have arisen for cybersecurity in the ASEAN region since the COVID-19 crisis began and offers advice on how to deal with them......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

DICT offers services to government units

The Department of Information and Communications Technology said it is offering free video-conferencing to all government offices with government-wide email system (GovMail) accounts until July 1 to communicate and collaborate with the public amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

‘Bibingka Girl’ offered free culinary scholarship

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Offers are pouring in for the pretty “Bibingka Girl” after she became an internet sensation. Since the posting of the photos of Cristy Cuizon, the viral “Bibingka Girl” from Danao City, companies were also quick to offer her their services. First was a known beauty clinic here in Cebu. The owner posted […] The post ‘Bibingka Girl’ offered free culinary scholarship appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

Paymaya removes tax payment woes

As the tax-filing season nears, digital financial services provider PayMaya offers Filipinos a new and hassle-free way to pay their taxes using the PayMaya app and soon also through the use of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) website. By going to the Bills Pay section of the PayMaya app, taxes can be paid anywhere […] The post Paymaya removes tax payment woes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Pangasinan capital town offers free printing services for students

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov. 22 (PIA) - In line with the celebration of the Library Month this November, the local government unit (LGU) of Lingayen, through its Municipal Library, is now offering fr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

Phoenix, Globe Business, Provide Free Mobile Calls to '78737 LPG Delivery Service

Phoenix LPG Philippines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., now offers free mobile calls to its SUPER LPG delivery hotline #SUPER (#78737) powered by Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom. This mobile solution allows fast and easy access to delivery services for anyone who needs a Phoenix SUPER LPG whether […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Phoenix, Globe Business, Provide Free Mobile Calls to '78737 LPG Delivery Service

Phoenix LPG Philippines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., now offers free mobile calls to its SUPER LPG delivery hotline #SUPER (#78737) powered by Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom. This mobile solution allows fast and easy access to delivery services for anyone who needs a Phoenix SUPER LPG whether […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Get up to P500 cashback when you claim your Western Union remittance via PayMaya for 1st time

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is making it convenient and rewarding for Filipinos to claim their Western Union remittances via the PayMaya app as it offers recipients a cashback of up to P500 plus a chance to win P100,000 in the raffle draw......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

When Diego met Roger

The photographer behind numerous photos of the moment when the late football legend Diego Maradona met Roger Federer revealed the Argentine’s excitement to meet the tennis great. Jorge Ferrari, a United Arab Emirates-based photographer, was at the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships where Maradona was in attendance. He claimed Maradona came to watch the […] The post When Diego met Roger appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Cebu Pacific enhances self-service options

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is further enhancing its self-service options as it now offers free name correction within 24 hours from flight booking......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Lumina offers reliable online payment modes

Lumina homeowners used to enjoy hassle-free amortization payment by going to Lumina offices or through Bayad Centers......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Mang Inasal offers takeout, delivery blowout this November

Enjoy free Family Size Palabok for every takeout/delivery of Chicken Inasal Family Size Large meal until November 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

PH still cyclone-free in next 3-5 days, but amihan to affect Northern Luzon

  MANILA, Philippines — No tropical cyclone is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next three to five days, but state meteorologists said that the northeast monsoon or amihan would bring cloudy skies over Northern Luzon. The weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday […] The post PH still cyclone-free in next 3-5 days, but amihan to affect Northern Luzon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Manila offers COVID-free barangays cash incentive

The City of Manila will continue awarding a cash incentive to barangays that will post zero coronavirus case for a period of two months. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he intends to extend the campaign from December 2020 to 31 January 2021. During Monday’s flag-raising ceremony, the city awarded P100,000 each to 73 barangays […] The post Manila offers COVID-free barangays cash incentive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Daanbantayan left with 3 active cases; 2 more recoveries logged on Nov. 9

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Barangay Maya that used to have the second highest number of coronavirus disease cases in Daanbantayan town is now free of the infection. The barangay’s last two cases — DB Patient 109 and 110 — were reported to have already recovered from their infection on Monday, November 9, said an advisory […] The post Daanbantayan left with 3 active cases; 2 more recoveries logged on Nov. 9 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020