Illustration of the effects of cold on the human body. (AFP Graphics)
Ready to let your creativity flow? What better month to do it than in February, the National Arts month! This year, the theme is “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining (Harvest of the Arts, Flame of Art).”
QUEZON City, Philippines – According to Department of Health (DOH), Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is among the top killers in th Philippines, causing more than half of all deaths annually. This disease which is manifested primarily as heart attacks and strokes are caused by smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. That is why the government exerts its full effort to raise people’s awareness about this serious health problem, thus declaring the […]
A child is an important asset of the nation, that is why the government exerts full efforts to promote children’s welfare and enhance their opportunities for a happy life. There is even a week dedicated to celebrating the rights and responsibilities of children. Late President Diosdado Macapagal made this the fourth week of January of every year pursuant to Proclamation No. 190.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has hoisted an Alert Level 4 over Mt. Mayon following the volcano’s recent activity that could reportedly lead to “hazardous eruptions.” An eruption leads to the destruction of people’s properties and lives. Preparation, in short, is key to survival
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Piles of trash in most cities in Metro Manila welcomed the start of 2018, on the first day of January which ironically is considered as Zero Waste Month. According to waste and toxics watchdog Eco Waste Coalition, the trash found in the streets early this year comprised of food waste, paper packaging and plastic containers, remnants of firecrackers and fireworks, and household discards such as busted lamps, blankets and other unwanted […]
Plan your holiday vacations this 2018 ahead of time and make every moment well-spent. Check out this calendar for your long-weekend goals! Note: Additional holidays may be announced at a later time.
Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal, a patriot, martyr, and our Philippine National Hero. December 30 of every year marks the death anniversary of Dr. Rizal. During this month different activities were done in recognition to his martyrdom. In December 1898, two years after the death of Dr. Jose Rizal, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree declaring December 30 as “Rizal Day” and a “national […]
Protect yourself and your surroundings as you welcome the New Year! This is one of the busiest times of the year for most people. This is also the time of the year when cases of accident, even stealing, are rampant. Uncontrolled eating also happens for many this season, so it is important to be cautious and alert, not only in our surroundings but in taking care of ourselves as well. This New Year celebration, the […]
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – What was supposed to be a cure for dengue turned out to be a cause for alarm. The Department of Health (DOH) has suspended its first dengue immunization program following the announcement of Sanofi Pasteur, a French pharmaceutical company, on November 29, about the risks associated with their dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. According to Sanofi, their six years of clinical data analysis revealed that Dengvaxia is not guaranteed to prevent dengue and […]
The Philippines is again at the world’s center stage as it hosts the 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits from November 13 to 14, 2017. The ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners will come together to discuss regional and global issues. All the leaders of the ASEAN and their dialogue partners are now in the country for the historic summit happening as ASEAN celebrates its 50th year. The list […]