Tag: Current events

Vigan advances in race to become “New7Wonders City” 

Image from http://www.ivanhenares.com/2010/05/ilocos-sur-historic-town-of-vigan.html Cobblestone roads, historic Spanish-era architecture, Ilocos empanada. These are only some of the treasures one can find in the City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. At ngayon, pambato na naman…

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…

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…

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…