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Kepco SPC turns over support to Naga’s health center


WITH the completion and operation of the City of Naga’s one-stop health facility, the Vicente Mendiola Center for Health (VMCH), the city government has tapped five business establishments based in Naga, including Kepco SPC, to set aside a portion of their budget for Social Development Plan and Corporate Social Responsibility each year for the operation […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

A-Plus All Weather Color Run on June 4


A-Plus All Weather will hold a Color Run on June 4 starting at the Terraces of the Ayala Center Cebu. The running event was unveiled yesterday at the Quest Hotel. It is held in line with the celebration of A-Plus All Weather Paint’s 25th anniversary. Distances offered are three kilometer, 6k and 12k. “We adapted […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Health care a privilege, not a right


WASHINGTON—In 1944, president Franklin Roosevelt urged Congress to pass a “second bill of rights.” Number six on the list was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.” Seventy-three years later, despite the passage of many health care reforms, his dream remains as controversial as it was back […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Prevent sickness through Lacto PAFI


THESE days, some people are having a hard time maintaining an illness-free body. The extreme heat of the sun can cause heat stroke, sun burns, high blood pressure, back pain, skin rashes, mumps, headache, flu, cough, and other kinds of skin diseases. Prevent these kinds of diseases and maintain a healthy body with a healthy […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Province to educate high school teachers about HIV


THE Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) will conduct a training-of-trainer for teachers on the first week of May to educate the participants about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to PHO Information Officer Wilfredo Salgado Jr., they are targeting high school teachers in this year’s training so they can share their knowledge with the students. […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Window dressing for Asean is over


Less than two weeks after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meetings here in Cebu, streets dwellers who were hauled by government men to keep them away from the eyes of foreign delegates are back on the streets and in their favorite abode—the skywalks. While driving to the office early Monday morning, I could […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Saigon is one beautiful canvas


HANOI, Vietnam —Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a color-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict social mores. “Young people want to break the rules,” said the 21-year-old, his fingers speckled […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Health department official urges public to get vaccinated


ALTHOUGH there are no planned activities for the upcoming celebration of World Immunization Week on April 24 to 30, the public is encouraged to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of diseases especially in the Visayas. Dr. Emmelie Pfleider-Silao, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) medical officer III, made this call during the AGIO-PIA […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Jonnette Alquizola: Her inspiring life

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SHE could be that classmate back in school who liked going out with her friends, is fond of children, and had a knack for teaching dance lessons. Then one fine ordinary school day, her life turned upside-down. Jonnette Alquizola, Founder of the Children of the Coast, was 22 years old when she was diagnosed with […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

2 foundations mark Oral Health Month


More than 300 Grade 1 pupils of Camp Lapu-Lapu Elementary School in Lahug, Cebu City were beneficiaries of the recent dental education and fluoride treatment drive of two foundations – Juanito I. King Foundation Inc. (Jikfi) and GMA Foundation together with the Department of Education – Cebu City Division. The activity was in support of […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Community | Read More »