Tag: Manila Health

Omicron: Is it the ‘beginning of the end’ of COVID pandemic?

In certain places, Omicron cases are doubling every two days. Know what experts say about the possible “burnout”, or end of the pandemic. Image Credit: File Highlights Omicron’s fast spread makes a surge of infections inevitable, say experts. At least one made a bold claim that Omicron’s extremely high transmissibility could also be a “blessing”, as it amounts to a… The post Omicron: Is it the ‘beginning of the end’…

PIDS study flags PhilHealth’s weaknesses

State-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is still far from functioning effectively as the envisioned country’s strategic purchaser of individual-based health services under the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). In the study titled “The Financial Health of Select Philippine Hospitals and the Role of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation as the… The post PIDS study flags PhilHealth’s weaknesses first appeared on…

Over 400 vie for world skills tilt in China

MANILA – Over 400 people have joined this year’s national skills competition, for a chance to participate in the World Skills Competition in China next year, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced Monday. Participants from across the country will showcase their talents until December 16 in the competition to be held at the TESDA Central Office in… The post Over 400 vie for world skills tilt in…

Gov’t urged to delay easing amid Omicron – Manila News

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES should delay relaxing coronavirus lockdowns amid the threat of the Omicron variant first detected in South Africa that scientists have said is more contagious than earlier strains, researchers from the country’s premier university said on Sunday. Filipinos should also get vaccinated to get a better chance of fighting the virus, the OCTA Research Group from the University of the Philippines said. “We…

Pro-life advocate Atienza slams government’s stance on population control – Manila News

A House leader on Thursday criticized the government for making it appear that the economy will not flourish without population control. House Deputy Speaker and BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza issued the statement after Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua cited the “crucial role of reproductive health and family planning programs” in the government’s goal of eradicating poverty by 2040. Rather than using it as an alibi for failure, Atienza said…

Far from over – BusinessWorld Online

TIM MOSSHOLDER-UNSPLASH On Dec. 7, the Makati City government announced that both government-run Ospital ng Makati and the privately operated Makati Medical Center have recorded “zero” COVID-19 patients, after almost 22 months of pandemic emergency. Also, as of the end of that day, the Makati government recorded only 31 active COVID cases in the entire city. At this point, it… The post Far from over – BusinessWorld Online first appeared…

In London, Kulay Labitigan tells the story of home – Manila News

London’s gastronomic epicenter, Soho, recently welcomed a new Filipino restaurant in its fold: Kasa & Kin. It was conceptualized by the owners behind Romulo Cafe, and serves contemporary Filipino cuisine developed by a team that includes a Michelin-starred chef. But those are not the only reasons why Kasa & Kin is being talked about. There’s also the stunning mural that wraps the restaurant interior in kaleidoscopic patterns, harlequin imagery, and…

Ghislaine Maxwell meets Omicron in a new conspiracy theory – Manila News

Sign up here to get the next edition of this newsletter, straight to your inbox. When the news of Omicron broke as we were eating Thanksgiving dinner, the sleeping beast of internet conspiracies began to stir out of its turkey-induced stupor (or at least, that’s how I imagine it). By the weekend, the beast was in full fervor once again.  The conspiracist Telegram groups I follow started flashing up: “Omicron…

Fisherfolk call on bets to protect small fisherfolk, drive China out of West PH Sea – Manila News

BULATLAT FILE PHOTO. Pamalakaya vice chairperson Salvador France carries a symbolic boat along with other fisherfolk at the July 12 protest in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati City (Photo by Carlo Manalansan/Bulatlat) By ROBERT GREGORY ELARDO AND AIRA MARIE E. SIGUENZABulatlat.com MANILA – Fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) is challenging national and local candidates to heed their most urgent demands. The fisherfolk group…

Coronavirus latest: India advises states to increase testing for omicron

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Cumulative global cases have reached 262,080,883, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The worldwide death toll has hit 5,206,454. For more information about the spread of COVID-19 and vaccination progress around the world, please see our interactive charts and… The post Coronavirus latest: India advises states to increase testing…

With growing number of diabetics, Stevia is the healthy option the world needs

How delightful would it be for one to indulge in sweets without having to think about the many side effects on our health. Why wouldn’t we be concerned? In 2019, diabetes was the ninth leading cause of death with an estimated 1.5 million deaths directly caused by diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. But in introspect, the numbers hit… The post With growing number of diabetics, Stevia is the…

Covid News: Biden Restricts Travel from Southern Africa – Manila News

New pandemic-related travel restrictions will go into effect Monday.Credit…David Zalubowski/Associated Press President Biden will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other African countries to try to contain a troubling new variant of the coronavirus, senior administration officials said on Friday, though they said it would be impossible to prevent it from entering the United States. Starting on Monday, the administration will prohibit travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia,…