How the Masungi Georeserve came to be

The Masungi Georeserve conservation project in the town of Baras, Rizal, began in 1996 as a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and Blue Star Construction and Development Corporation. Since then, the company has initiated major restoration efforts in a 430-hectare area degraded by real estate speculation, quarrying and illegal logging in the area. Masungi Georeserve opened its doors …

U.S. not ‘out of the woods’ as nation tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic upended the U.S. with dueling public health and economic crises, the country is now facing a dark milestone as the death toll from COVID-19 in the country topped 500,000 on February 21. Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House COVID-19 medical adviser and the nation’s top infectious disease official said Americans may still need masks …

Full-face hot-wax TikTok videos prompt warnings

Viral videos of people having full-face “hot wax” treatments on TikTok have led to warnings from skin experts. They show softened resin covering subjects’ face, mouth and neck – and partially penetrating their ears and nose – before being removed. A barber posting some of the most watched examples says it is beneficial. But the British Association of Dermatologists said: …

Ilang dapat tandaan kung magpapabakuna kontra COVID-19

Idiniin ng mga health frontliner na dapat ingatan at paghandaan ang pagdating ng bakuna. Paglalarawan ni Christia Padolina, health officer ng Navotas, “parang ginto” dapat kung tratuhin ang bakunang darating sa bansa. Inaasahang darating ngayong Pebrero ang 117,000 doses ng Pfizer bakuna galing sa COVAX facility ng World Health Organization. Ibibigay ito sa medical frontliner sa COVID-19 referral hospital, kung …

French workers can now eat lunch at their desks without breaking the law

Many French workers can now eat at their desks without breaking the law. To help curb the spread of Covid-19, the country has suspended a longstanding prohibition on desk lunches, according to a government decree. The lunch break has long been considered sacrosanct in France. Until now, French labor code forbid employers from allowing workers “to have their meals in …

Michael Jordan donates $10 million to open new medical clinics in his North Carolina hometown

NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating 10 million dollars to open two new medical clinics in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. The clinics, slated to open in 2022, will serve uninsured or underinsured residents. Jordan said, “Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance. Wilmington holds a …

Handcrafted face mask gawa sa Maragondon, Cavite, inaprubahan ng DOST

Inaprubahan ng Department of Science and Technology ang local handcrafted face mask ng Likhang Maragondon sa Cavite. Ayon kay DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña, ang Likhang Maragondon ay isang social enterprise sa Cavite na gumawa ng sariling face mask para sa komunidad. Pahayag ni Dela Peña, “Nakita nila yung opportunity sa face mask so gumawa sila ng sarili nilang design …

Mga guro idinaan sa sayaw ang protesta para sa allowance, benepisyo

Dinaan sa sayaw ng grupong Alliance of Concerned Teachers ang kanilang protesta para ipanawagan na ibigay ang kanilang mga benepisyo at taasan ang kanilang mga sahod. Dahil kakatapos lang ng Valentine’s Day, nadudurog umano ang puso ng mga guro kaya nagsayaw sila sa awiting “Achy Breaky Heart” sa harap ng tanggapan ng Department of Education-National Capital Region sa Quezon City. …

Xi Jinping calls for better public health system, recognizes public hospitals as ‘main forces’

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for better public health systems in a reform meeting after recognizing public hospitals as “main forces” during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the 18th meeting of the central committee for deepening overall reform, presided by Xi, the official statement said, “Public hospitals have taken the most urgent, dangerous, and arduous medical work during the fight against …