Bagong COVID-19 protocols vs airborne virus, iginiit

Isang health expert ang nanawagan sa Department of Health na magpatupad ng bagong COVID-19 protocols dahil sa mga bagong ebidensya na “airborne” ang coronavirus at hindi lang basta respiratory droplets. Ayon kay Dr. Ronnie Baticulon, isang neurosurgeon, “Kailangan i-emphasize na natin itong mga bagong findings. Kaya tayo nandito ngayon, kailangan ipaalam sa bawat isa na nasa hangin ang COVID.” Sa …

3 ways to study better, according to cognitive research

Researchers say better studying via successive relearning promotes long-term retention. You can do this in three steps. First, set a goal: Figure out what you’ll study — like key topics from a lecture — and when you’ll do it, by creating and following a schedule. Aim for shorter study sessions that are spaced out over time. For example, five one-hour …

Gucci, Facebook file joint lawsuit against alleged counterfeiter

Gucci and Facebook filed a joint lawsuit in California against an individual who allegedly used the U.S. group’s social media platforms to sell fake Gucci products. The initiative, a first for both Gucci and Facebook, is the latest example of an internet giant joining forces with a luxury label to fight the proliferation of counterfeit goods being sold via social …

COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia

In Cambodia, which is experiencing a new coronavirus wave, the World Health Organization urged factory owners in the key garment sector to help protect their workers. The WHO’s representative in the country urged factory owners to do more temperature screening and rearrange workshops to allow social distancing. The capital Phnom Penh has been under lockdown for three weeks until May …

Remote work is here to stay

As a consequence of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns and restrictions, it looks like remote work is here to stay, and will likely have a lasting impact on how work is conducted. According to a recent survey by Statistics Canada, nearly one-third of businesses report that their employees are working remotely during the pandemic lockdown. That’s almost double the level reported before …

Gov’t accelerates digitalization of services

The Duterte administration has accelerated the use of digital technology for government services to improve transactions in public offices, according to Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez. At the Sulong Pilipinas virtual forum, Lopez shared government agencies’ digitalization efforts are aligned with President Duterte’s directive to ease queuing in public offices by making government services available online. He …

Health protocols in place in gov’t infra projects: DPWH chief

Economic managers remain confident in a strong recovery for the Philippine economy this year, with health and safety protocols being implemented in various infrastructure project sites to ensure their timely completion. During the virtual “Sulong Pilipinas: pre-SONA of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Cluster” forum, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said workers in the various infrastructure …

Catholic priest in the Philippines turn TikTok into virtual pulpit

After delivering sermons and visiting slums, Father Fiel Pareja tends to his Gen-Z flock on TikTok, creating videos of himself praying, dancing and lip-syncing Christian pop music for 1.6 million followers. As the pandemic forced places of worship to close across the country, tech-savvy priests like Pareja turned the popular video-sharing platform into a virtual pulpit to connect with young …

Filipino environmentalist’s conservation efforts inspire Michelle Obama

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama recognized a Filipina environmentalist for her efforts as the world marked Earth Day. In an Instagram post, Obama said she celebrates changemakers like Carmela Bagum, a 21-year-old fisheries technologist “committed to protecting our planet.” Obama wrote, “Carmela grew up in a fishing village, where her passion for marine life pushed her to become a …