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From a Filipina data scientist in Australia.
A Filipina data scientist in Australia put her numbers-crunching to practical use, building an app that helps her countrymen back home find available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.Maria Reyes' Cobeds19 app is simple—green means a bed is available, red means otherwise. The
She reveals that it started with a simple fever.
On April 7, Rhian Ramos revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19, along with her road manager Rach Librado. On Instagram, the 30-year-old actress shared that, yes, they are already out of the woods and cleared of the virus, but also
Wild Restaurant is uplifting the local culinary community amid the pandemic.
Amid the escalating COVID-19 situation in the Philippines, tourism has dropped, and the culinary community on the island of Siargao was not spared from the resulting economic crisis. However, Chef Andrew Malarky of Wild Restaurant and his team knew that the locals and stranded
In case anyone forgot, we're still in the middle of a pandemic.
A negative COVID-19 test result is not a license to party and disregard health protocols, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday, as she urged Filipinos to be responsible tourists.Testing negative via RT-PCR simply means that the person is not infected at the
With proper safety protocols in place, of course.
The pandemic decimated many industries globally, but perhaps none has been as badly hit as tourism. In the Philippines, the Department of Tourism reported that receipts from tourism plummeted over 83 percent from P482.16 billion in 2019 to P81.40 billion in 2020.This
From what you need to bring to how to get there.
These viral photos show the empty streets of what used to be Seoul's bustling shopping district.
It's no secret that the global tourism industry has suffered greatly because of the pandemic. Apparently, even South Korea—once a bustling hotspot for tourists who love all things K-beauty, K-drama, and K-pop—is not immune to COVID-19's wrath. Making rounds on the internet today
From testing, quarantine, travel passes, and tracing apps.
The Philippines has crafted a set of uniform protocols for domestic tourism, Malacañang said Saturday as it seeks to encourage more Filipinos to travel.The rules cover the most concerns on testing, quarantines, contact-tracing apps and the need for travel authority. Officials worked
Congratulations, Dr. Ging and Dr. Sonny!
What the bride wears on her special day certainly speaks volumes of her personality. For Dr. Geraldine Zamora, she's chosen to highlight her life's vocation in her own wedding. Dr. Ging, as everyone around her fondly calls her, recently got hitched to
Check your mask!
With our COVID-19 cases continuing to rise with each passing day (the Philippines reached the 500,000 mark last January 17), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public against five face mask brands that have not been certified for public use.TOP
Makati Shangri-La is the latest hotel hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed countless businesses due to extended lockdowns and halting economic activity. TOP STORY: KC Concepcion Recalls Encounter with a Snobbish Salesperson at YSLIn a letter obtained by Summit Media, Shangri-La
Swab tests for less than P1,000.
The long weekends of 2021 have been announced and a number of local travel destinations are opening their doors to tourists in an effort to jump start the industry. If you are one of those considering a visit to one of the
Have you been itching to travel after being quarantined for so long? Well, you're not alone.
The Philippines has been under community quarantine since March, and if you've been exercising every bit of restraint to not go out, then you've probably spent the last 10 months itching to see some sun, breathe in some fresh air, and feel
There's a reason why MakatiMed doesn't allow it.
Copper masks quickly became popular for its "bacteria exterminating" promise and stylish, unique look. You've probably seen it all over social media, and many celebrities have been spotted wearing the trendy mask. We have to admit—it's definitely a notch higher than a surgical
They opened their borders last November 20.
Tourist destinations in the Philippines are slowly opening their doors to travelers as restrictions on "interzonal movement" was eased by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on October 16. This just means that if you're a leisure
"At the end of the day, you just wanna start your life together."
With the entire planet plunged into uncertainty because of the pandemic, 2020 is an unlikely year for life-changing decisions. Young couple Bea Fabregas and Nikko Ramos, just went for it and got married. How did they do it?TOP STORY: Heart Evangelista Is
This is travel in 2020.
As our borders are slowly reopening, allowing travel to and from the Philippines, every passenger will now need to download the contact tracing app Traze, as per government mandate.TOP STORY: Heart Evangelista Is a Real-Life Astrid Leong and Here's WhyAccording to the Department
The beauty queen withdrew from the competition after recovering from COVID-19.
Maria Isabela Galeria gave pageant fans a look on what her national costume would have been for Miss Universe Philippines 2020. The representative of Sorsogon is garbed in a gown made out of shells. It is designed by "Sorsoganon courterier" Frankie de
Don't let your guards down, she says.
Actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga told her nearly 9 million YouTube subscribers on Saturday that her entire household, including her fiancé, battled COVID-19, reminding the public how it can be caught by ignoring what sould be second nature by now: wearing face
Filipino travelers will still have to adhere to a list of guidelines before they can fly out of the country.
Heads up, travel junkies! You can finally fly out of the country starting October 21 for non-essential travel purposes as announced by Malacañang on Friday, October 16, 2020.TOP STORY: Why Are We Still Talking About Angel Locsin's Weight Gain?According to the Palace, the