When Covid-19 was still present in the Philippines, the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DOH) both expressed their strong desire to make handwashing a consistent and continuing act of commitment among schools, offices, and communities so that the limited school reopening at that time can be safer and that disease transmission is reduced.
There is water everywhere in the Philippines, yet the country continues to experience what experts call “water stress,” which is more like in economics where the demand substantially exceeds the available supply, or if it reaches a state of poor quality that disallows or limits its use.
IN a learning session on financial literacy conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas–Economic and Financial Learning Office (BSP-EFLO) in Northern Mindanao last year so that people may understand and appreciate the value of financial health, Atty. Clarence Joseph Zosa said financial planning is for financial health.
ALMOST three years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an ad hoc consultation meeting where it gathered researchers, practitioners, representatives of both government and multilateral agencies from across the globe to discuss community-centered approaches to health emergencies. Among the meeting’s objectives were to inspire new perspectives to tackling pandemic challenges through citizen engagement and participation.
NOT many people are aware that the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are global health concerns that can result in liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Around the world, HBV accounts for about 44 percent of all HCC or liver cancer cases, while HCV is at about 21 percent.
AROUND the world, there are about 10 million new cases of dementia that emerge annually, making it a global healthcare problem that affects a person’s memory. It is also one of the major causes of disability among the elderly, which puts this debilitating disease as the seventh leading cause of death globally.
With the awe and splendor that the country’s more than 7,000 islands bring to tourists, the Philippines continues to be a top vacation destination to help people regardless of culture and race relax their minds, recover from any depressive state, and help the body and mind calm down and recover.
A DAY after the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) canceled the trademark registration of Television and Production Exponents (TAPE), Inc., former Senate President Tito Sotto, his brother Vic, and Joey de Leon, all felt vindication, and said they felt they got the respect and official recognition as rightful owners of the name “Eat Bulaga” and the “EB” mark.
In 2017, around 54.5 percent of total health payments of Filipinos came from their own pockets, generally for medicines. Due to the high cost of these medicines, it will drive out-of-pocket expenditures up, thereby forcing over 1.5 million Filipinos to become poorer because of these health shocks. This, while less than 10 percent of the population has access to health plans beyond PhilHealth.
A day after the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) canceled the trademark registration of Television and Production Exponents (TAPE), Inc., former Senate President Tito Sotto, his brother Vic, and Joey de Leon, all felt vindication, and they felt they got the respect and official recognition as rightful owners of the name “Eat Bulaga” and the “EB” mark.
A little less than 60 days before Christmas and families and friends are now gearing up to determine and discover where they will spend their vacation during the Christmas break, or where to partake of the best gastronomic delights to celebrate the year’s most important season.
THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomic Services Administration (PAGASA) declared several days ago that the Philippines’ southwest monsoon or “habagat” season is finally over, and in the course of the coming weeks, the country will feel the onset of the “amihan” or northeast monsoon season, where the prevailing temperature will be much colder.
Climate change, no matter how the cliché goes, affects not only the environment but the planet. It also affects the health of humans because climate change affects vital elements that humans need in order to survive in this world such as clean air, safe, potable drinking water, enough food and secure shelter.