AstraZeneca reaches 10M dose milestone in PH

AstraZeneca demonstrated 100% efficacy AstraZeneca delivered another 661,100 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca to the Philippines in October, reaching the more than 10 million dose milestone in support the country’s mass vaccination programme. AstraZeneca, in partnership with the national government, local government, and the private sector is on track to deliver millions more doses between now and early next year directly and through the COVAX … Continue reading AstraZeneca reaches 10M dose milestone in PH

Health is bliss: Nutrabliss by Watsons

Nutrabliss for immunity building, anti-aging, and skin health Discover innovative ways and exciting ways to wellness and good health with Nutrabliss by Watsons. Perfect for the busy urbanite, it has a wide range of beauty and wellness products for immunity building, anti-aging, and skin health to keep your body fit and healthy, and yes, blissful. Beauty and bliss. Watsons shows us the many ways to … Continue reading Health is bliss: Nutrabliss by Watsons

Covid-19 cases in Iloilo drop due to vaccination

Iloilo City gives vax to Metro Iloilo-Guimaras hospitals Iloilo City’s Covid cases have dropped to double-digit since October 1. For the first six days of the month, the metropolis posted 69 average daily cases, with lowest of 39 cases Oct. 3 and highest 86 cases Oct. 2. “The city’s Covid response has been working as we see decline in confirmed cases. But we should not … Continue reading Covid-19 cases in Iloilo drop due to vaccination

Be one with nature for a healthier, happier life

Educators encouraged to include lessons about nature We may be living in concrete jungles or cooped up within the four walls of our homes, but this does not have to stop us from being with nature to achieve a healthier mind and disposition. Being with nature also promotes a more sustainable lifestyle. Sarah Queblatin, Permaculture Designer and Educator, Co-founder and Executive Director Green Releaf Initiative, … Continue reading Be one with nature for a healthier, happier life

HealthNow helps one deal with emotional, mental health issues

Download HealthNow on Android and iOS or dial 2919 for HOPELINE Filipinos have been ranked third among the most optimistic consumers across 14 economies in Asia-Pacific. However, depression and other mental health conditions have been on the rise since the pandemic hit last year. In fact, New Good Feelings (NGF) Mindstrong’s 24/7 suicide hotline HOPELINE alone received a total of 30,452 calls in 2020 — … Continue reading HealthNow helps one deal with emotional, mental health issues

Vegan hair care from The Body Shop

Get healthier, shinier hair and help protect it from daily pollution Hair has an attitude and identity. It tells a powerful story about who you are. This is why it’s so important to keep it in root-to-tip shape. Luckily, The Body Shop’s new vegan haircare routines are here to help your hair look and feel as powerful as you, so you can keep telling your … Continue reading Vegan hair care from The Body Shop

Iloilo Province boosts COVID-19 healthcare facilities

Iloilo province will establish COVID-19 critical care units in Level 1 hospitals The Iloilo provincial government is boosting the capacity of its healthcare facilities to respond to the surge of COVID-19 cases and the advent of new variants. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the province will establish COVID-19 critical care units in Level 1 hospitals to capacitate them in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients. … Continue reading Iloilo Province boosts COVID-19 healthcare facilities

Lifetrack’s medical imaging enables better healthcare

Lifetrack Medical Systems, a growing health-tech startup and one of the 2020 Emerge X Competition winners, joins hands with Microsoft to further accelerate its innovations in medical imaging and enable better healthcare access for people in developing markets. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world does not have access to basic radiology. In the Philippines, for every 100 million Filipinos, there are … Continue reading Lifetrack’s medical imaging enables better healthcare

Megaworld to complete personnel vaccination by July

Following Megaworld’s rollout of its free vaccination program for employees and stakeholders last week, Megaworld reports that it has completed the vaccination of 95 percent of its office-based employees, mostly in Metro Manila. This is equivalent to around 2,300 out of the 2,430 employees currently assigned in the various office locations of the company such as Eastwood City, Uptown Bonifacio, and McKinley Hill. Aside from … Continue reading Megaworld to complete personnel vaccination by July

Globe customers get free Covid-19 protection, insurance

GInsure offer until July 31 only With the growing concern for health, job security, and the expenses that come with being sick, Filipinos need additional protection to keep them prepared for the unexpected. Globe responds to this need by providing its customers free insurance for medical expenses and income loss. In partnership with GCash and Singlife, Globe is giving its mobile customers free three-month GInsure … Continue reading Globe customers get free Covid-19 protection, insurance

The ABCD of healing from trauma

Ways to find find healing after a traumatic experience Going through deeply distressing events shatters our sense of security. These may leave us struggling with emotions that have long-term physical and mental effects on leading to trauma. Some of these events include forced isolation, losing a loved one, physical and verbal abuse, natural disasters, or other extraordinary experiences. While everyone has their own traumatic experiences, … Continue reading The ABCD of healing from trauma

Cebu Pacific carries over 1.78-M vaccine doses across PH

31% of Cebu Pacific line pilots and crew already vaccinated Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, has already flown over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to 15 key domestic provinces since March 2021, with Cebu and Roxas as new destinations. This is in line with the airline’s continuous efforts to support our country’s goal to inoculate 58 to 70 million people to achieve herd immunity by … Continue reading Cebu Pacific carries over 1.78-M vaccine doses across PH

3 tips for better mental health

TAYO Naman! provides education advocates the knowledge to care for their mental health There are five basic emotions: joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust, which when triggered causes physiological responses and results to either positive and negative behaviors. Dr. Marc Eric S. Reyes, Life Member of the Philippine Mental Health Association Inc. and President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, stressed the need to … Continue reading 3 tips for better mental health

CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

Cheapest antigen test for only P700 also available The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ramps up its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process as it now offers the cheapest RT-PCR test at only P2,500 versus other local carriers, exclusively for its passengers. CEB offers the RT-PCR test through its two accredited partners –Health Metrics, Inc. (HMI) and Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc. (SDDI). This special … Continue reading CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time

DOH is working closely with Microsoft and Info Alchemy to improve the DDC With the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), recently upgraded their “DOH Data Collect (DDC) Dashboards” to give timely information of various metrics like bed capacities and service availability, COVID-19 commodities and supplies, and the vaccine administration program to the Local Government Units and health facilities throughout … Continue reading DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time

Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

This is to manage the surge of Covid-19 cases in Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. reiterated the strict implementation of reverse isolation measures to manage the surge of COVID-19 cases in the province of Iloilo. Defensor issued a memorandum to the mayors, punong barangays, BHERTS, and local task forces to strictly implement detection and isolation especially at the household level. The governor stressed on the … Continue reading Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

TMC Iloilo provides out-of-hospital care

To address the lack of COVID-19 beds in the hospitals, The Medical City Iloilo launched its Out-of-Hospital Care (OH-C) Program. With the program, TMC Iloilo Iloilo extends the same quality care that it is offering in the hospital to a non-hospital setting by partnering with a local hotel. TMC Iloilo’s OH-C Program can be availed by suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. Instead … Continue reading TMC Iloilo provides out-of-hospital care

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DOH cites Iloilo City’s vaccination info drive

The Iloilo City Government’s information dissemination and education campaign on vaccination against Covid-19 has been recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) on its social media accounts. The VAX or Vaccine Explainer is a series featuring medical experts and officials encouraging residents and non-residents of legal age working in the city to take the shot to boost their protection against the virus. The massive information … Continue reading DOH cites Iloilo City’s vaccination info drive

Documentary tells of Ilonggos’ resilience amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless of challenges to everyone in Iloilo City. Yet, Ilonggos have shown strength and resiliency thus the city was dubbed as the “Wakanda of the Philippines”. To highlight these qualities, a documentary series that features the untold pandemic stories of the Ilonggos was born. Entitled “Wakanda of the Philippines: The Rebirth of Iloilo City”, this documentary series was produced by … Continue reading Documentary tells of Ilonggos’ resilience amid the pandemic

GCash offers COVID-19 insurance

GCash, the widely used mobile wallet in the Philippines, is urging the nation to protect themselves against the surge in COVID-19 cases by following health protocols and guidelines, such as observing social distancing, and avoiding going out to public places when possible, among others. COVID-19 insurance via GInsure GCash also encourages Filipinos to get insured against the pandemic. With its partnership with Singlife, GCash is … Continue reading GCash offers COVID-19 insurance

Bike Fest 2021 pedals Iloilo to the ‘new normal’

The event will showcase Iloilo as the bike capital of the country The Iloilo Bike Festival 2021 on April 9-11 pedals Iloilo to the new normal. The festivities will include Bike Fun Ride; City Tour on Bike; Bike Art; Family Bike Fun Ride; Food Fair and Bicycle Industrial Expo and Exhibition; symposium on bike industry and its sustainability; and Barkada Team Race. The staging of … Continue reading Bike Fest 2021 pedals Iloilo to the ‘new normal’

Iloilo City pursues integrated farming

Eyes the use of indigenous materials in greening endeavor The Iloilo City Government continues to look for ways in improving its initiative on landscaping for food by planting vegetables initially. The greening endeavor has been expanded into integrated farming – basically not just communal gardening – but it now infuses breeding of tilapias and native chickens. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas (JPT) Ediscape (Edible landscaping) program … Continue reading Iloilo City pursues integrated farming

Iloilo Province ready to implement COVID-19 vaccination plan

The Iloilo provincial government is ready to implement its vaccination drive to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issued Executive Order No. 036, series of 2021, adopting the COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Immunization Plan 2021-2022 (COVAC Plan 21-22) of the Province of Iloilo. COVID-19 vaccination plan The COVID-19 vaccination plan aims to ensure that all eligible citizens in … Continue reading Iloilo Province ready to implement COVID-19 vaccination plan

Cebu Pacific offers COVID insurance

COVID Protect available on all flights for as low as P270 The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) introduces COVID Protect, its newest add-on to CEB Travelsure, to give travelers peace of mind when flying during this time. This upgrade, which will cover COVID-related hospitalization and treatments, is timely as the carrier aims to provide more passenger options as it prioritizes everyJuan’s health and safety. … Continue reading Cebu Pacific offers COVID insurance

Iloilo City receives 14 handwashing facilities

The fight against the dreaded Corona Virus Disease goes on in Iloilo City To assist the urban city and its populace, the Iloilo Caucus of Development NGO’s (Iloilo CODE-NGOs) led partner organizations, with its sub-grant project from ReachHealth-USAID, distributed and set up 14 handwashing stations in identified sites. These included two Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) for COVID 19, four major markets and eight … Continue reading Iloilo City receives 14 handwashing facilities

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Iloilo Province allots P95M for COVID-19 vaccines

The Iloilo provincial government is allotting an initial budget of P95 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine for its constituents. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved the request of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to enter into a multilateral agreement to procure 271,000 doses of AztraZeneca AZD1222 vaccines. The multilateral agreement is between and among AztraZeneca and the national government, Department of Health, and the Iloilo … Continue reading Iloilo Province allots P95M for COVID-19 vaccines

Ilonggo pandesal wins best feature story

It was an extraordinary bread story baked with love for the Ilonggos amid lockdowns. The written piece City of Love’s Ilonggo Pandesal by Leonard Pineda I of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office 6 bagged the Best Feature Story during PIA Praise Awards 2020. “Pandesal may just be a common bread. But for the Ilonggos, it is a symbol of generosity and unity in times … Continue reading Ilonggo pandesal wins best feature story