Children have stronger antibody response to COVID — study

Agence France Presse 03/23/2021

WASHINGTON — Children who are 10 and younger produce more antibodies in response to coronavirus infection than adolescents and adults, a study showed Monday. The authors of the paper, which appeared in JAMA Network Open, said the finding…

Generation threatened as pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

03/12/2021

New York, United States— Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression — after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a setback that heralds lasting stigma for an entire…

Labella wants remaining Lumad children under DSWD care

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella wants the remaining Lumad children to be taken under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  Labella said that the DSWD would be best…

Parents reminded: Do not bring children to basilica

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents who are devotees of the Señor Sto. Niño are reminded that they are not allowed to bring their children to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño this Fiesta Señor Day. Councilor Philip…

The children, the children

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/06/2021

It happened one summer, some 60 years ago, when I was in a boat that nearly sank in a freak accident. We were four kids, with three adults — a boatman, an uncle, and my maternal stepgrandmother.…

Some lessons we learn from children

Immae Lachica 12/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– It has been our nature to be the teachers to our children. We teach them the basic lessons and manners in life that would help them as they grow up. But little do we…

Filipinos’ foreign spouses, children, ‘balikbayans’ may enter PH by Dec. 7

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 11/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, along with returning Filipinos or “balikbayans,” will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting December 7, Malacañang announced Friday. “Also permitted is the entry of former Filipino citizens,…

The new normal for Filipino children

Nina D. Resurreccion - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2020

The Philippines is one of the poorest and most unequal societies in Asia. Elite-dominated policymaking and governance positions the poor at a perennial structural disadvantage, as political scientist David Timberman has pointed out. Those of us who…

British nurse charged with murders of eight babies

11/12/2020

Londres, United Kingdom—Police in the northwestern English city Chester said Wednesday, November 11, 2020, they had charged a nurse with eight counts of murder and ten of attempted murder against babies at a local hospital. A 30-year-old…

Do what we can ‘in so far as’

Von Katindoy - @inquirerdotnet 08/14/2020

As my children gear up for a fully online school year this August, I found myself putting together my own tantum quantum strategies based on what has worked for me during this pandemic. Tantum quantum is a…

Family in Dumaguete City finds way to bond with quarantined father

Immae Lachica 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A family in Dumaguete City melts hearts online as two children try to bond with their firefighter father while in quarantine. Arabela Vergara, 29, nurse and a mother of two lovely children, Hatch Knight,5,…

Lapu DRRMO head receives simple surprise from children in Sta. Maria

Immae Lachica 06/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Father’s Day came a day early for Nagiel Bañacia, Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) chief, as he was surprised with thank you letters from the children in Sitio Sta. Maria,…

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