Category: Current Events

Higher benefits for senior citizens sought

Hindi biro ang tumanda. Aside from growing slower and weaker, dumarami na rin ang medical needs once maging senior citizen na. According to the National Statistical Coordinating Board or NSCB, nasa 6.3 million na ang senior citizen population ng Pilipinas…

Facebook privacy: 5 things na dapat tandaan

Ibinasura kamakailan ng Supreme Court ang petisyong ihinain ng parents ng dalawang high school students laban sa kanilang pinasukang Catholic school, ang St. Theresa’s College, Cebu (STC). Hindi kasi pinayagan ng STC na maka-martsa sa graduation rites ng school ang…

Pope Francis: the coolest Pope ever

  Image from http://ynaija.com/politico/must-reads-cool-pope-francis-declares-big-bang-theory-and-evolution-are-real-nasa-rocket-explodes-after-liftoff-more/ Hindi na mapagkakaila na popular si Pope Francis inside and outside Catholic circles. Kamakailan lamang, umamin si Pope Francis na nagawa na rin daw niyang makapagnakaw. Speaking before the priests in Rome, he told them that he…

Taguig opens 24-hour public health services

Walang sinasantong oras ang sakit at sakuna kaya importante para sa mga public health services na bukas araw-araw sa loob ng 24 hours. “Kadalasan, dumarating ang mga medical emergency sa mga oras na hindi natin inaasahan,” ayon kay Taguig Mayor…

DOE to beef up LPG, petroleum product safety efforts

Sunog dito, sunog doon! Television newscasts are riddled with stories about fires almost daily. Although the locations are different, the causes of the fires are basically the same: electrical overload, naiwanang kandila o sinaing, o depektibong LPG tanks. The last…

Papal Visit Itinerary

The Papal Visit itinerary has already been approved by the Vatican, which means Pope Francis will definitely be here in the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015. This great news was announced to the media Friday, November 14, by Manila Archbishop…

Eye institute backs mandatory vision test for school kids

One out of 10 school-aged children has eye or vision problems, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Seventy five percent of this number has errors of refraction or yung hindi mai-focus nang maigi ng mata ang images around it. …

Increased demand for generics medicines

Expensive medicines prescribed by doctors have always been the main reason why some people do not buy drugs for their ailments or do not complete an entire treatment course. This has always been the case with Aling Melinda, a government…

Handwashing, still the best way to combat diseases

As the saying goes, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” “The hands,” naman daw, “are the window to the mind.” This is because the sense of touch allows us to feel the world first-hand and, therefore, enables us…