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Front-liner’s heroism saves patient’s life

Front-liner’s heroism saves patient’s life

May 1, 2020, 9:47 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Despite the risk and fear of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a 22-year-old nurse from Catanduanes did not hesitate to accompany a patient who suffered a stroke from the island province to the mainland. Neil Jane Tribiana, a resident nurse of Immaculate Heart of… Read More

How volunteers came together for relief efforts in E. Samar

How volunteers came together for relief efforts in E. Samar

May 1, 2020, 9:09 pm

MANILA — While the local government of Borongan City, Eastern Samar continues to keep its guard up against the entry of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the area, relief volunteers have come together to give assistance to poor communities hard-hit by the health crisis. The… Read More

QC village uses 'integrated info system' in Covid-19 response

QC village uses 'integrated info system' in Covid-19 response

May 1, 2020, 10:19 am

MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak has brought out the best in some local leaders in terms of responding to the situation. Barangay N. S. Amoranto in Quezon City's first district is using an Integrated Barangay Information System (IBIS), to further enhance its emergency… Read More

How this trike driver used Covid-19 aid to start a food business

How this trike driver used Covid-19 aid to start a food business

April 30, 2020, 6:38 pm

MANILA – A 36-year-old tricycle driver from Barangay Culiat, Quezon City has seen and grabbed an opportunity to improve his situation despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak – using the cash aid he received from the government. Samad Maulana, a native… Read More

Don't give up on life, doctor battling Covid-19 tells patients

Don't give up on life, doctor battling Covid-19 tells patients

April 27, 2020, 4:11 pm

MANILA – A young doctor battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) urged individuals who feel depressed about their situation to not give up on life. Dr. Carmina Fuentebella, a resident doctor at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital who contracted the deadly virus, said the support of… Read More

Cordilleran doc ‘raring to go’ after surviving Covid-19

Cordilleran doc ‘raring to go’ after surviving Covid-19

April 27, 2020, 3:52 pm

MANILA – The coronavirus outbreak proved to be tough for medical front-liners, some of whom have contracted the disease while saving lives on the front line. Manuel Kelly Jr., a 46-year-old practicing medical internist both at the Baguio Medical Center in Baguio City and at the Cordillera… Read More

Earth Day marks need for collective efforts on solving crises

Earth Day marks need for collective efforts on solving crises

April 22, 2020, 7:18 pm

MANILA – Every April 22, Earth Day is being observed to demonstrate support for environmental protection. But with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic plaguing millions of people around the world, collective action among countries and stakeholders is of paramount importance. For… Read More

Covid-19 outbreak in PH: A month after Luzon-wide quarantine

Covid-19 outbreak in PH: A month after Luzon-wide quarantine

April 19, 2020, 11:46 am

MANILA – More than a month since Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Philippines has seemingly started to "flatten the curve". "We've started to see the flattening (of the curve), the doubling rate has decreased, even our number of people who recovered have already… Read More

Photographer shares journey of surviving Covid-19

Photographer shares journey of surviving Covid-19

April 15, 2020, 5:19 pm

MANILA – For Jo Avila, a professional photographer, his fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) let him capture moments of how Filipino medical front-liners risk life and limb to save lives. Avila was rushed to the hospital for severe diarrhea and vomiting on March 20. He… Read More

Expert says work-from-home boosts employees’ motivation

Expert says work-from-home boosts employees’ motivation

April 13, 2020, 2:21 pm

ISTANBUL – As work-from-home becomes the new norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Turkey-based digital expert said this arrangement is proving to be more productive than expected. Once things go back to normal and cities emerge out of lockdown, firms will introduce remote working models as a… Read More

Reservists' bayanihan spirit shines through amid health crisis

Reservists' bayanihan spirit shines through amid health crisis

April 13, 2020, 1:54 pm

MANILA – While front-liners risk their lives as the country continues to battle the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Army reservists have shown their compassion and volunteered to help our heroes. Maj. Renato Doroteo, 1003rd Community Defense Center director, on Monday lauded the… Read More

Filipino Catholics observe 7 Last Words at home

Filipino Catholics observe 7 Last Words at home

April 11, 2020, 12:56 pm

MANILA -- For the first time, churches in Metro Manila have been closed since last month due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), but Filipino Catholics still observed Good Friday with the same solemnity at home tuning to their television sets and internet to listen to the Seven Last Words… Read More

Pilgrims missed penitential walk this Holy Week

Pilgrims missed penitential walk this Holy Week

April 10, 2020, 4:55 pm

MANILA -- For thousands of devotees of the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto-shrine in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, this year's observance of the Holy Week was very much different from the previous 54 years since 1965.  This was because of the suspension of the usual Lenten activities this month in… Read More

Unshaken faith: Observing Holy Week amid Covid-19

Unshaken faith: Observing Holy Week amid Covid-19

April 8, 2020, 2:38 pm

MANILA – The global coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic may have affected the world's way of life but for the Filipino faithful, the public health emergency will not hinder them from practicing their faith as the Philippines observes the Holy Week. Despite the cancelation of traditional… Read More

How a front-liner battling Covid-19 raises positivity via Tiktok

How a front-liner battling Covid-19 raises positivity via Tiktok

April 7, 2020, 2:59 pm

MANILA— Nico Centillas Torreon, a 28-year-old nurse assistant at St. Luke's Hospital in Taguig City, has been fighting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since March 27. One of his recent TikTok videos with the caption, "Virus ka lang, tiktoker 'to, umalis ka na sa katawan ko (You're only a… Read More

Reporting in times of Covid-19 pandemic

Reporting in times of Covid-19 pandemic

April 5, 2020, 12:30 pm

MANILA – With coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as the common invisible enemy, covering news as the pandemic unfolds in the Philippines has been more difficult for journalists, the front-liners tasked to deliver timely information to the public. "Nakaka-paranoid sa labas. Mahirap iligtas ang… Read More

Pangasinan youth sells ‘palaspas’ online amid quarantine

Pangasinan youth sells ‘palaspas’ online amid quarantine

April 4, 2020, 6:06 pm

MANILA – Filipino Catholics would have been busy preparing for this year's Palm Sunday—the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Week, amid the enhanced community quarantine. Usually, commemorating the triumphant arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem includes people decorating… Read More

Peace reigns in Bangsamoro Region

Peace reigns in Bangsamoro Region

March 29, 2020, 4:23 pm

COTABATO CITY – After a long struggle for freedom in the Philippines' Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Muslims, Christians and other minorities show the world how people can live in peace despite past unpleasant experiences, said the representative of Turkish non-governmental organization. The… Read More

Lights out on March 28’s Earth Hour

Lights out on March 28’s Earth Hour

March 27, 2020, 6:03 pm

MANILA – Filipinos are encouraged to participate in this year’s Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday by turning off their non-essential lights for at least an hour, a symbolic commitment of taking care of the planet. Earth Hour, an annual international movement of the World Wide… Read More

Primer on coronavirus testing

Primer on coronavirus testing

March 26, 2020, 6:12 pm

MANILA – It cannot be overemphasized enough that widespread coronavirus testing is crucial to contain the spread of the pandemic. In fact, World Health Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged all countries to “test, test, test” for coronavirus. The Philippines, however, still… Read More