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As the new swine flu rages in China, the Philippines prepares for the worst.
The COVID-19 pandemic persists and with no vaccine in sight, it could be a while before we can all go out and live our lives like we used to. There’s no doubt it has changed the world drastically, and while it continues ...
 
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He and his mom got the Disney ending they deserved.
A baby pangolin and its mother were rescued in Palawan by a corn farmer Antonio Cuino, a decent guy who decided to turn over the rare and endangered mother-and-son duo to authorities. Had it been anyone else, these poor little guys might ...
 
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LISA can limit the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals.
An engineer at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has invented a robot that helps limit the exposure of health care workers to COVID-19 patients. Engineer Anthony James Bautista created the telepresence robot, Logistic Indoor Service Assistant or LISA, which can be controlled remotely to go ...
 
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They have positive effects in the body’s response against sickness and injury.
Quarantine life has derailed the fitness routines of gym bunnies, health nuts, and fitfluencers around the world, and for some, it became the perfect excuse to ditch their fitness journey, a.k.a Road to Bikini Body 2020.Top Story: Who Are The Descendants of Our ...
 
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Not all masks are effective against the virus.
Face masks are hard to come by during these times and you could be pushed to look for an online seller that can ship face masks straight to your doorstep. While it’s convenient to add to cart, you should still check if ...
 
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Which ones do you have in your medicine cabinet?
How many times has your mom or a concerned tita handed you some kind of ointment or herb supplement every time you complain about a stomach ache, a lingering headache, or muscle pain? While some people would prefer an immediate consultation with ...
 
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There appears to be a lag in the reporting of cases by the DOH.
The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to report 7,119 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a study conducted by the University of the Philippines. The study collected data from 36 testing centers around the country."We recommend that the national government continue ...
 
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The IATF has two exceptions to the rule.
In areas under quarantine, all mass gatherings are currently prohibited.But two “essential” exceptions have just been announced by the government: gatherings that provide government services, and gatherings for authorized humanitarian activities.In the omnibus guidelines for community quarantine published in the Official Gazette on May 15, the ...
 
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When the government is giving them for free.
A COVID-19 rapid test provided by your local government is usually free. But in some private hospitals, tests could fetch for P1,500 to as high as P6,500, which leads many people to ask why.Before you jump to assumptions, you must know that ...
 
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She even has some local doppelgangers, too!
In a research conducted by a mattress company, sleep was proven to be everyone's ultimate happy pill—provided that we get enough of it. However, the same study has shown that getting the typically recommended seven hours of sleep isn't enough.Turns out, there's such a ...
 
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Goku joins forces with John Wick, Batman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.
An animator created the weirdest assembly of superheroes and fighters from different cinematic universes to fight COVID-19.In the 10-minute short film, Son Goku joins John Wick, Superman, Batman, The Witcher, John Cena, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thor, and Spider-Man, among others, in a ...
 
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It generates dates on when the pandemic will end for a particular country.
A projection using A.I. (artificial intelligence) technology by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has predictions on when the coronavirus pandemic will end, reports Mashable SEA.The projections are based on the use of A.I. technology and world data from Our ...
 
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We simplified the meaning of ECQ, lockdown, and partial lockdown.
Semantics surrounding quarantine has caused a lot of confusion among the public. First, the government declared a lockdown on March 15, but wanted media to use the term “community quarantine.” A few days later, it changed the rules and ordered a stricter ...
 
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It attacks the body’s powerful T-cells.
Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic, turns out to be a very lethal virus. It has been discovered that it can destroy the body’s powerful T-cells, which are responsible for recognizing and destroying foreign invaders in the body.According to ...
 
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All residents will receive aid, regardless if they're not registered voters.
Pasig City is rolling out the largest cash aid relief effort in Metro Manila amid the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview with DZMM, Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the city will augment the cash aid from the national government so that all ...
 
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Disobedience has put the Philippines at risk.
Filipinos' failure to follow lockdown rules is rendering the months-long sacrifices of frontliners and compliant citizens useless. The Philippines was the first country in Asia to implement sweeping lockdowns across the capital and some of its regions, but the country has only seen ...
 
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Unbelievable.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, it pays to be a germaphobe. But learn not only how to protect yourself but how to dispose of items like gloves properly. For starters, you should never leave used gloves on the floor or anywhere ...
 
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A roster of saints to call upon when plagues grow to biblical proportions.
The Catholic Church boasts of at least 10,000 saints in its holy records, with at least a hundred of them invoked for healing and protection against diseases, plagues, and pandemics.As people commemorate Holy Week amid COVID-19 pandemic, we present a roster of ...
 
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The ships can accommodate 1,500 patients.
2Go Group Inc. will convert two of its vessels into quarantine ships, which can accommodate 1,500 patients and will be operational come the third week of April.“2GO Shipping has agreed to convert two of its ships into ‘quarantine ships’ that can serve ...
 
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We aren't alone in this.
Well, that’s that. The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine period and its accompanying public transportation ban and movement restrictions has been extended at least until April 30, 2020.Making the situation a harder pill to swallow is the fact that it’ll run its course ...
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