Will tourism in the Philippines recover from coronavirus? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Tourism in the Philippines was just starting to bounce back after nearly two years of pandemic lockdown measures when Typhoon Rai raged through the Southeast Asian archipelago last month, devastating vast swathes of land. The category five super typhoon battered the central and southern Philippines leaving at least 402 people dead, more than 1,200 injured, and displacing over 630,000. On… The post Will tourism in the Philippines recover from coronavirus? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across…

UAE: Filipino community leaders urge food aid for survivors of Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

Unexpired non-perishable food items can be dropped off at UAE Food Bank Warehouse in Al Quoz, Dubai Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: The Philippine business (Manila News-Intelligencer) Council–Dubai and Northern Emirates (PBC) on Saturday started receiving food donations for its campaign to send aid to survivors of Typhoon Rai that recently hit the Philippines. PBC chairman Bobbie Carella told Gulf News the food… The post UAE: Filipino community leaders urge food aid for survivors of Typhoon Rai in the Philippines first…

Omicron: Is it the ‘beginning of the end’ of COVID pandemic?

In certain places, Omicron cases are doubling every two days. Know what experts say about the possible “burnout”, or end of the pandemic. Image Credit: File Highlights Omicron’s fast spread makes a surge of infections inevitable, say experts. At least one made a bold claim that Omicron’s extremely high transmissibility could also be a “blessing”, as it amounts to a… The post Omicron: Is it the ‘beginning of the end’ of COVID pandemic? first appeared on Manila News.…

Ajinomoto calls Filipinos to apply in 2023 Japan postgraduate scholarship

AS it looks to help the country produce more scientists, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation is opening its application for its 2023 postgraduate scholarship in Japan to deserving Filipino students who need financial assistance as they pursue higher education in the field of science. The grant is part of the Ajinomoto Scholarship for Asean+One International Students program which enables students from six… The post Ajinomoto calls Filipinos to apply in 2023 Japan postgraduate scholarship first appeared on Manila News.…

The healthy hotdogs for your kids

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Childhood is a time of innocence and fun. Kids sink their teeth into a succulent, oh-so-tender, and irresistibly juicy serving of hotdogs without care. But as moms, we should also be thinking about the health of our kids. Good thing that food company Purefoods is giving a healthy twist to everyone’s favorite Tender Juicy Hotdogs.… The post The healthy hotdogs for your kids first appeared on Manila News.…

PIDS study flags PhilHealth’s weaknesses

State-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is still far from functioning effectively as the envisioned country’s strategic purchaser of individual-based health services under the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). In the study titled “The Financial Health of Select Philippine Hospitals and the Role of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation as the… The post PIDS study flags PhilHealth’s weaknesses first appeared on Manila News.…

168 new Covid-19 cases, lowest sans data from 24 labs: DOH

(File photo) MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday logged 168 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, the country’s lowest single-day infection count this year due to the failure of 24 laboratories to submit data. “Of the 168 reported cases today, 159 or 95 percent occurred within the recent 14 days – December 8 to 21, 2021. The… The post 168 new Covid-19 cases, lowest sans data from 24 labs: DOH first appeared on Manila News.…

Everest Medicines and Providence Therapeutics announces that PTX-COVID19-B, a mRNA Vaccine for COVID-19, has received approval for inclusion in WHO Solidarity Trial Vaccines (STV) Program

SHANGHAI, Dec. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Everest Medicines (HKEX 1952.HK) and Providence Therapeutics (“Providence“) announced today that their COVID-19 vaccine, PTX-COVID19-B, has been recommended by an independent advisory group to be part of the WHO Solidarity Trial Vaccines (“STV”) clinical trial. PTX-COVID19-B is a potentially best-in-class lipid nanoparticle-formulated mRNA vaccine with strong immunogenicity and tolerability profiles. The STV is… The post Everest Medicines and Providence Therapeutics announces that PTX-COVID19-B, a mRNA Vaccine for COVID-19, has received approval for inclusion in…

Spotlight on mental health – Manila Standard

For the past months and years, I have seen people come forward and openly share about their mental health struggles in the hope of breaking or at the very least, reducing the mental health stigma. More importantly, they do so to make others who are undergoing the same journey feel that they are not alone.  Here and there, we also… The post Spotlight on mental health – Manila Standard first appeared on Manila News.…

Over 400 vie for world skills tilt in China

MANILA – Over 400 people have joined this year’s national skills competition, for a chance to participate in the World Skills Competition in China next year, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced Monday. Participants from across the country will showcase their talents until December 16 in the competition to be held at the TESDA Central Office in… The post Over 400 vie for world skills tilt in China first appeared on Manila News.…