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Food, Health & Fitness

DRINK YOUR WATER BEFORE YOU READ THIS

Why do we need to increase our fluid intake? The answer is simple but tricky. It is simple in a way that you are 60% water, but tricky because some drinks do not necessarily contribute to your daily intake. Some sugary beverages can even inhibit your body from absorbing sufficient fluid.  On average, an adult […]

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Politics

FREE ANNUAL CHECK-UP BILL GETS HOUSE OK – DEFENSOR

A measure providing for a free annual medical check-up for Filipinos hurdled second reading approval at the House of Representatives. During plenary session, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 9072, otherwise known as the “Free Annual Medical Check-up Act”, which aims to enhance programs focusing on preventive and curative medicine that advance the […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

5 HEALTH RELATED CHANNELS THAT ARE WORTH WATCHING ON YOUTUBE

Turn your mindless YouTube viewing habits into something productive by following either one or all of these recommended channels. To celebrate this year’s World Health Day, we have selected five of the best web series on YouTube from real-life doctors and healthcare providers that are worth subscribing to.  We have chosen these channels not because […]

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Politics

RIZAL SOLON PUSHES FOR HOME BIRTHS ANEW

A baby boom is expected this year, with an estimated 214,000 unplanned babies to be born according to projections by the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the United Nations Population Fund. With many still wary of going to hospitals over fears of contracting Covid-19, the solution offered by Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel […]

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Politics

GATCHALIAN: ENSURE HEALTHY BABIES, MOMS AMID COVID

While the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) expects the uptick of lockdown babies to peak in the first half of 2021, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the urgency of providing health and nutrition interventions for vulnerable infants and mothers, especially those in far-flung and poverty-stricken areas. Gatchalian explained that these interventions and programs are provided […]

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Politics

HELP LESSEN BURDEN OF MOTHERS AMID PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe called for an intensified support mechanism for vulnerable mothers amidst the pandemic, with the doubling of domestic burden lodged on them as they need to simultaneously perform household and familial duties while working. “Ang mga nag-aaruga ay kailangan din ng pag-aaruga natin,” Poe said at a webinar organized by the Philippine Federation […]

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Politics

HOUSE LAUNCHES ‘IT’S A MASK!’ CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE PROPER HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AMID COVID-19

The House of Representatives through the Committee on Tourism has launched an online campaign entitled “IT’S A MASK!” to showcase unity and “bayanihan” against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “IT’S A MASK!” Campaign is a collective effort of the legislators under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano where the House Members will lead the digital […]

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IMMUNIZATION SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE DISRUPTED BY COVID-19 – GATCHALIAN

In the lead up to this year’s World Immunization Week, which takes place from April 24 to 30, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on Local Government Units (LGUs), especially the barangays, to ensure that immunization services are not disrupted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatchalian said that in planning COVID-19 measures and responses, the government should […]

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Government

GOVT TO STRICTLY ENFORCE BAN ON ‘MASS GATHERINGS’ – NOGRALES

“Government will not stop us from going about our business––but we have to understand that it cannot be business as usual if we hope to overcome this public health threat.”  This was according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who on Friday, announced that the government will be strictly prohibiting “mass gatherings” as part of its […]

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Government

PHILHEALTH TO SHOULDER COVID-19 TESTING COSTS — NOGRALES

As part of directives from President Rodrigo Duterte for government to address concerns involving COVID-19, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will now shoulder testing costs for the disease so that the public need not worry of the expenses that could be incurred by persons seeking treatment. This was announced on Wednesday by Cabinet Secretary […]