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"Health is so much more than a physical thing."
It's been close to a month since a social media firestorm was sparked by an advertisement advocating cosmetic fix-ups for bodily changes Filipinos are going through because of a so-called #PandemicEffect.Its messaging, which capitalized on the insight that stress caused by never-ending
The veteran photographer passed away of COVID-19 in the United States.
The showbiz scene mourns yet another legend gone too soon. Raymund Isaac, a beloved veteran celebrity photographer, has passed away. He had just celebrated his 59th birthday last June 28. News of his passing was confirmed on Saturday, September 4 by his younger
You can book an appointment online.
Filipinos can now apply online for an international vaccination certification at the Bureau of Quarantine, which can be used as a medical document for essential or emergency travel. The International Certificate of Vaccination or ICV is also called a Carte Jaune or Yellow
Interest in mental health services during pandemic surges in PH and rest of Southeast Asia.
Apart from the physical effects of COVID-19, it’s no secret that the virus also has a profound toll on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found about four in 10 adults in the U.S.
No harm, but also no good.
The Department of Health on Monday advised against the "false security" of wearable or necklace air purifiers, as it offers no protection against COVID-19.When asked about the purifiers, DOH Usec. Rosette Vergeire said "The DOH do not recommend these air purifiers, eto
Official guidelines have just been announced.
The Department of Tourism, in a statement, urged their stakeholders, particularly the hotel operators, travel agencies and airlines, to allow affected guests to rebook without charges.*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.Preview is now on
Keep these in mind.
Metro Manila will be under the strictest enhanced community quarantine or ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20, Malacañang announced Friday to thwart the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus.But until Aug. 5, the capital region will remain under general
The jab still works!
Many people who have received their COVID-19 vaccines have reported side effects such as discomfort in the injection site and headaches—true to the advice of health experts that the jabs might cause minor adverse effects.But those who don't develop any untoward reaction
Contact your local LGU now!
The COVID-19 pandemic is a longstanding battle the entire world continues to face. Over the past year, several guidelines have been put in and out of place to accommodate the needs of different citizens and industries, while still maintaining a safe environment
Just make sure that it's been more than two weeks since your second dose.
The Inter-Agency Task Force announced on July 5 that fully vaccinated individuals—including senior citizens—may now travel for leisure without having to present a negative COVID-19 test. The policies for interzonal movement (a.k.a. traveling to areas with a different quarantine classification) are still
Here are the protocols you need to know.
A vaccination card or certificate of quarantine can be considered as alternatives to a RT-PCR test for travel between areas with different quarantine classifications, the government's pandemic task force said Sunday.The Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF has finalized protocols for fully vaccinated
Do you still need to undergo quarantine?
Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 whether in the Philippines or abroad, will still need to undergo a weeklong facility-based quarantine upon arrival in the country based on the latest travel guidelines of the government.Malacañang on Tuesday announced travel rules
Protect it like your life depends on it.
Local government units have been ramping up their vaccination programs in an effort to finally stop another surge of COVID-19 infections in the country. Most health workers and senior citizens have been inoculated; but for the rest of the population, getting a
Netizens are urging her to be more responsible with her platform amid complex discussions on COVID-19 vaccines.
Isabelle Daza is being called out by netizens for her now-deleted Instagram post, in which she donned a cap that read "Vaccinated by Pfizer." Both she and her husband Adrien Semblat posed for a selfie wearing the caps, which were created by
And hotel rooms may go as low as P50 a night.
The COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the global economy, most especially the tourism sector. And for destinations that are highly dependent on tourism, their only way to recover is reopen to tourists that are at least fully vaccinated. Phuket, an archipelago off
Confused? Here's what you need to know.
Metro Manila and neighboring provinces Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal will remain under general community quarantine or GCQ "with restrictions" until June 15. The ever-changing quarantines at times cause confusion with the need for Malacañang to issue additional guidelines.*This story originally appeared
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