Cebu holds reenactment of First Baptism with face shields and masks

Morexette Marie Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Years of preparations and rehearsals have finally come to fruition on Wednesday, April 14, as Cebu culminated the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC). Dozens witnessed the reenactment of the…

Labella names Rama as Cebu City vaccine czar

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has named Vice Mayor Michael Rama as the city’s vaccine czar. This amid the recent exchange of heated statements between the two officials over the weekend. “We are…

Dinagyang Festival held ‘virtually’ for first time

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. - Correspondent / @nestorburgosINQ 01/24/2021

ILOILO CITY—With Ati tribe dancers wearing masks, a stark reminder of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iloilo’s famed Dinagyang Festival was held online for the first time on Sunday in a spectacular pre-recorded video production streamed globally. In the…

Masks block 99.9% of large COVID-linked droplets — study

Agence France Presse 12/24/2020

Face masks reduce the risk of spreading large COVID-linked droplets when speaking or coughing by up to 99.9%, according to a lab experiment with mechanical mannequins and human subjects, researchers said Wednesday, Dec. 23. A woman standing…

High stakes

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 08/31/2020

Face masks have never been more precious. After the Taal Volcano ashfall earlier this year, people rushed to buy masks, especially the coveted N95 ones. Then March came, and with it the realization of the risks and…

Ordinance for proper disposing of face mask pushed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents may no longer be able to dispose of face masks anywhere and anytime they want to should a proposed ordinance be passed by the City Council. Councilor Alvin Dizon has…

#NewNorMALLing: How to stay fashionable wearing PPEs while going to a mall

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 08/24/2020

In the first few months of the year 2020, the current virus outbreak was seen less of a threat and people were compliant with the idea that there are yet positive cases in the country. Little did…

Heat up your rice cooker and clean your masks!

AFP Relaxnews 08/08/2020

According to a team of American researchers, electric cookers can be used to effectively clean N95 masks, worn to protect the wearer from COVID-19. A look at how it works. More environmentally friendly than disposable masks, fabric…

Lalamove transports 70,000 masks for Cebu City’s COVID hotspots

Marc Cosep 07/29/2020

Around 50,000 surgical and more than 15,000 reusable masks were transported from Davao City to Cebu meant for communities greatly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The close to 70,000 essential items from Davao City…

How new inventions can fight spread of COVID-19 indoors

Agence France Presse 07/18/2020

It’s become a familiar mantra: masks, hand-washing and physical distancing can slow the spread of the coronavirus while work continues on developing the vaccines and treatments needed to rid the world of its threat. But as tens…

Care fatigue

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 07/10/2020

  Last Wednesday I started to talk about the surge in COVID-19 cases and why contact tracing is so important, not just tracing how infections started and spread but also publicizing the findings, without mentioning names of…

Tips on avoiding skin irritation from face masks

Marc Cosep 05/15/2020

  To slow the spread of diseases, we must always wear face masks as recommended by the government and our health care professionals. Although they have not address how long should we keep wearing are masks on…

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