Affordable housing on wheels

In many places in the United States, recreational vehicles have become key forms of affordable housing. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, “lots of people have lost their houses, and so they move into an RV,” said Lupita Lara, who oversees the RV Safe Parking Program in Palo Alto, California, near San Francisco, run by the nonprofit Project WeHope. While “safe …

Technology helped education during the pandemic

Informal uses of digital media played an important role in boosting students, teachers and parents with a bit of human contact, and additional motivation to connect and learn during the pandemic. Classes in some countries have been run through WhatsApp, primarily because this was one platform most students and families had access to, and were used to using in their …

120K puwedeng bakunahan sa Metro Manila kada araw

Aabot sa 120,000 ang kayang umabot sa mabakunahan araw-araw sa Metro Manila sa oras na makatanggap na ng matatag na suplay ng mga bakuna ang bansa, ayon sa Metro Manila Development Authority. Sinabi ni MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia na mahusay ang pagsasagawa nang pagbabakuna ng mga lokal na pamahalan sa National Capital region. Naniniwala rin si Garcia na ang …

How Filipinos are using creativity in COVID-19 quarantine ‘travels’

Filipinos are using their creativity in their “travels” while the restriction is in place during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine that is currently set to last until April 30. Facebook users are exploring their own residences in a new perspective fueled by wit and creativity as they envision themselves “going” to premier tourist spots like Boracay, Palawan, Baguio and Tagaytay. …

2 pang vaccination site, binuksan sa Taguig

Dalawa pang vaccination site ang binuksan ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Taguig upang patuloy na mapalakas ang programang pagbabakuna. Ito ay matatagpuan sa Maharlika Elementary School sa Barangay Maharlika at EM’s Signal Village Elementary School sa Barangay Central Signal. Ang karagdagang community vaccination centers na ito ay makakatulong sa dalawa pang kasalukuyang Mega Vaccination Hubs sa Lakeshore area sa Barangay Lower …

Maging ligtas online: Maging konektado sa totoong buhay

Hindi dapat palitan ng online relationships ang totoong relasyon. Subalit nakalulungkot na ayon sa mga pag-aaral, nabawasan ang kagustuhan ng mga kabataan na makihalubilo. Naaapektuhan ang kanilang kakayahang matuto ng tamang pakikitungo sa tao. Sa artikulong “How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers,” sinabi ng researchers na delikado ang online chats dahil wala itong personal touch. Hindi nakikita ang body language …

Despite delays, NTF wants all Pinoys to be vaccinated

The delay in the delivery and shortage Covid-19 vaccines are global concerns. The Philippines and its Asian neighbors face the same problems that are affecting their inoculation programs. This, after India temporarily stopped exporting the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, as it chose to prioritize its citizens due to increasing infections. The Philippines currently relies on …

South Korea’s LG Electronics to close down smartphone business

LG Electronics, South Korea’s second-largest appliance firm after Samsung, is closing down its mobile phone business, the company said, after the division lost billions in recent years. The firm was once considered a pioneer of the Android operating system, collaborating with Google on the Nexus series in the early 2010s. But it has long struggled to increase sales, entering the …

NCOV UPDATE 4/7

As of 5 p.m. on April 7, there were over 133 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 2.8 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 107 million recoveries. The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 31 million confirmed cases and over 570,000 …