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Deep breathing could get you through this.
If you still think that quarantine represents your best chance of accomplishing all the major life goals that have so far eluded you, from flamenco guitar to your zombie rom-com screenplay, frankly we admire your chutzpah in the face of such uncertainty.More ...
 
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The mayor is a great shooter.
The man of the hour, Vico Sotto, is known for a lot of things other than basketball.But that doesn't mean he can't ball."Magaling 'yun," said LA Mumar, half-brother of the Pasig City mayor and the newly appointed coach of Ateneo's women's basketball ...
 
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Vico Sotto is undeniably his father’s son if we’re going to look at his humor.
Mayor Vico Sotto is well loved by many people because of his practical approach to governance. But once in a while, he allows his humorous side to show in his Twitter posts, revealing that you don’t need to be so serious while ...
 
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A directory on every organization you can donate to.
We’re almost two weeks into enhanced community quarantine, and there’s no doubt everyone’s on the verge of getting cabin fever. It’s not so much the not doing anything that’s driving us crazy—it’s the fact that while some of us are safe and ...
 
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All flights will be streamlined to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday, March 26, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced in a press release that they will be streamlining their operations and concentrating all remaining flights in one terminal, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Beginning 12:01 a.m. of March 28, 2020, the following airlines will operate ...
 
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There's even a video proving it's not edited.
Manila Bay is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the Philippines. It had once been described as a “cesspool,” but curiously, its waters have turned a stunning turquoise color.The following pictures posted on Facebook show the uncharacteristically bright color of ...
 
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Anything goes when it comes to naming a child in the Philippines.
Lord Voldemort Estioco, Edgar Allan Pe, Lipton Ty, Jonathan Livingston Sy, Louie Biton, and Pretty Nice Cagandahan. These are real names of Filipinos that prove anything goes when it comes to naming a child in the Philippines.That is why when the COVID-19 ...
 
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For people who are in desperate need to socialize.
The World Health Organization does not want us to call it “social distancing.” Instead, it wants us to use the term “physical distancing,” emphasizing our need to stay connected with our family and friends.“It doesn't mean that socially we have to disconnect from ...
 
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An alarming number of frontliners have been quarantined or diagnosed with COVID-19.
Four Metro Manila hospitals, some of the best in the country, have reached full capacity due to the influx of confirmed COVID-19 cases and patients under investigation (PUIs). These hospitals, which will no longer be accepting COVID-19 PUIs and patients, include: Makati ...
 
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Why are women faring better than men against COVID-19?
Around the world, doctors and scientists are seeing something peculiar: a higher number of male COVID-19 patients than women.In China, where the outbreak began, men accounted for around 60 percent of confirmed cases, and in South Korea, men account for around 62 ...
 
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These photos offer a much needed respite from all the news lately.
While Metro Manila is at a standstill because of the 30-day community quarantine, nature seems to be healing itself from air pollution. In these photos taken by Johair Siscar Addang, we are treated to a rare sight: a smog-free horizon featuring Metro Manila’s ...
 
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Government health officials outline what those at risk need to do in self-isolation, including washing dirty laundry, disposing of waste and going into the garden
You need to self-isolate if you have, or show symptoms of, Coronavirus (COVID-19), and there are now new updated rules to follow when staying at home to prevent further spread of the virus.To self-quarantine properly, official advice has been released by Public Health ...
 
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Three easy, intense routines for when time is short
Ideally we'd all have a nice clear hour every day to dedicate to the gym, but then work, life (and laziness) all tend to get in the way and we end up skipping a session, then the next one ...and, well, you get the general idea.But no ...
 
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Why are we not testing more people? The answer is 'it’s complicated.'
“Test! Test! Test!” says the World Health Organization. South Korea tested nearly 200,000 people. Why can’t everyone do the same? Why is the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) having such a hard time with their “kits,” and why did ...
 
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An entry ban has been placed on all of Aurora.
To help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, acting governor Christian Noveras has imposed an entry ban on the entire province, barring tourists and non-residents from entering Aurora, reports Inquirer Northern Luzon.As of today, March 15, Aurora has reported no confirmed cases of ...
 
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The Fort Santiago Dungeon is a sacred and historic site where 600 people lost their lives.
 “You are about to enter a sacred and historic site,” reads the sign on the entrance to the Fort Santiago Dungeon.What is now a tourist attraction was the site of a horrible war crime during World War II, and was used by ...
 
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The pandemic has spread a panic that's almost as contagious as the virus itself.
This week, I caved. I bought a box of face masks, delivered next day by Amazon (which for now at least seems to be resisting the urge to add an idiot surcharge to its panic-buy producs). I know that, in protecting you ...
 
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Medical jargon, simplified.
The World Health Organization just declared that COVID-19 is a pandemic, adding another word to our growing COVID-19 dictionary. The worldwide outbreak has been on the top of everyone’s feed, with medical jargon being thrown left and right. To add some clarity ...
 
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Try to distract yourself, breathe, put down your phone.
Suddenly everything—stranger's mouths, handrails, used tissues—feel very close. Would we have started noticing these things without the churn of Coronavirus news providing an hourly shot of cortisol into our brain? Most likely not, but it is how we react to stress, not ...
 
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Many fear medical expenses more than the virus itself, but thankfully, those worries have now been set aside.
The short answer: Nothing.Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles has just announced the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will now shoulder the COVID-19 testing kit costs, quarantine costs, and isolation costs.The cost of getting COVID-19 has long been a topic of concern, with many fearing ...
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