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7 Ways COVID Revealed Filipino Journalists’ Resiliency

Life has not been easy for anyone, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. The unexpected lifestyle adjustments and transition to other modes of work disrupted people's lives. Nobody had predicted the situation and nobody could fully understand how the catastrophe would turn out.

Filipino nurses win UK National Healthcare Award for Covid work

The Filipino Nurses Association in the United Kingdom (FNA-UK) has won the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community Initiative of the Year award for its outstanding work during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Treat pandemic as disaster that needs preparedness, UP scientist says

“Let’s think of pandemics and even localized epidemics as disasters for which we need preparedness and mitigation strategies,” academician, Emeritus Prof. Michael Lim Tan of the University of the Philippines said during his presentation on “COVID-19, Circularity and Better Normal: Recovery and Rebuilding,” at the Annual Scientific Conference and 88th General Membership Assembly of the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP).

95% alcohol from coconut, mangrove sap in production at Marinduque State College

The production of 95% alcohol from coconut and mangrove sap is underway at Marinduque State College (MSC).

Flower “beds” garden art at UP PGH honors Covid 19 pandemic frontliners

Flower "beds" garden art made of discarded hospital beds are now on display at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) to honor fallen frontline heroes on the first anniversary of the declaration of the Luzon-wide lock down brought on by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the transformation of the UP PGH as a Covid referral center.

Covid RT-PCR saliva test of Philippine Red Cross now available in Ayala Malls

The Covid RT-PCR saliva test conducted by the Philippine Red Cross is now available in Ayala Malls collection sites in Circuit and Market! Market!

Filipino company develops cold plasma-based air-surface sterilizer vs. Covid

Filipino company Aller Innovations Inc. has developed a cold plasma technology-based air and surface sterilizer that is effective in larger indoor areas and spaces like pantry or storage areas, elevators, and building lobbies to guard against the coronavirus.

JUST IN: Saliva RT-PCR test for Covid opens drive-thru collection

The Saliva sample collection for Covid-19 testing administered by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has opened drive-thru sites at the SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.

COVID protection insurance offered to boost CEB passenger confidence

Cebu Pacific has introduced COVID Protect, its newest add-on to CEB Travelsure, to give travelers peace of mind when flying during this time. This upgrade, which will cover COVID-related hospitalization and treatments, is timely as the carrier aims to provide more passenger options as it prioritizes everyJuan’s health and safety.

Alternative Covid-19 RT-PCR Test uses saliva instead of nose swab

An alternative Covid-19 RT-PCR Test that uses saliva samples instead of nose swab samples was made available today in Philippine Red Cross (PRC) labs.

2020 YEAR ENDER: Best Good News in Filipino Science & Technology

This Year Ender List of the Good News about Filipino Technology in 2020 presents the best of the ground-breaking Filipino science and technology innovations that were developed in response to the Taal Volcano eruption in January and as the world faced the coronavirus pandemic.

UPLB Botanist names medicinal plants for potential COVID 19 treatment

Two medicinal plants commonly found in the Philippines with properties that could potentially treat novel coronavirus patients were identified by a botanist of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
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