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Treñas Pushes for Development of Iloilo Commercial Port Complex

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas calls to fast-track the proposed development of the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex (ICPC) for more international shipments. Treñas, who also chairs the Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-6, recently met with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Bureau of… Continue reading Treñas Pushes for Development of Iloilo Commercial Port Complex

Lifestyle

Lasik Surgery in Iloilo

Lasik Surgery in Iloilo: Borough Lasik Center (BLC), the country's leader in vision correction procedures, opens its first clinic in the Visayas, specifically at the 2F of Festive Walk Iloilo. Formerly known as Borough Center for Sight, Borough Lasik Center started in 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia. From then on, the center brought… Continue reading Lasik Surgery in Iloilo

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Tuberculosis in the Philippines

Tuberculosis in the Philippines: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines tuberculosis as a disease caused by bacteria, particularly mycobacterium tuberculosis, and most often affects the lungs. It is said to be contagious and affects about a quarter of the global population. WHO also bared that the disease claimed 1.6 million lives in 2021 and is… Continue reading Tuberculosis in the Philippines

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Iloilo City Moves to Contain ASF

Iloilo City Moves to Contain ASF: Iloilo City Government has put in place quarantine measures within the 500-meter radius of its first-recorded African Swine Fever (ASF) case in Zone 5, Brgy. Tacas in Jaro district. Mayor Jerry P. Treňas received the report from the Department of Agriculture that out of 17 samples, one tested positive… Continue reading Iloilo City Moves to Contain ASF

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Medicus Cancer Institute Ambulatory Surgical Clinic Launched

The Medicus Cancer Institute, nestled along Donato Pison Avenue in San Rafael Mandurriao, takes pride in introducing the first and only linear accelerator cancer treatment facility in Western Visayas. In line with this, the institute recently inaugurated its ambulatory surgical clinic last July 31, Sunday. The blessing and inauguration were attended by stakeholders and dignitaries… Continue reading Medicus Cancer Institute Ambulatory Surgical Clinic Launched

World News

What is Monkey Pox?

What is Monkey Pox? The World Health Organization declares ‘monkey pox’ as a global health emergency following an upsurge in cases worldwide. As of date, more than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General. “Under the International Health Regulations, I am required to consider five elements… Continue reading What is Monkey Pox?

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9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens: 9 and Beyond, Iloilo's first mother and child center and now a pioneering parenting center, is now open to the public once again. The Iloilo based center is now located on the 2/F of Ana Ros Building, along Simeon Ledesma Street in Jaro, Ilolio City. May 26 marks the rebirth… Continue reading 9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

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Iloilo City Clinical Lab to Offer Free Services

Iloilo City Clinical Lab to Offer Free Services. The current Uswag Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo will be converted into a clinical laboratory with the soon-to-be completion of the main facility in the area. “As much as possible, we would like to make the lab works available for free for city… Continue reading Iloilo City Clinical Lab to Offer Free Services

National News

Sun Life Bolsters Initiatives to Fight Diabetes

Sun Life Bolsters Initiatives to Fight Diabetes. As the Filipino’s partner in health, Sun Life Philippines (Sun Life) is ramping up its fight against diabetes with the launch of initiatives that promote diabetes awareness and prevention through a healthier lifestyle. The efforts kick off with the launch of the 'Diabetes Corner'. These will be integrated… Continue reading Sun Life Bolsters Initiatives to Fight Diabetes

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Berocca Performance: Spark the Energy!

Berocca Performance: Spark the Energy! Let 2022 be the year you bounce back, find your focus and push the pace! As we continue to stay productive and power through the humdrum of our hybrid work schedules, we’re also finding ways to address the inevitable burnouts and daily energy gaps. Sometimes all it takes to relieve… Continue reading Berocca Performance: Spark the Energy!

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OMRON BP Monitor Now Available in Mercury Drug Store Nationwide

Mercury Drug Store: Latest OMRON HEM 7156-A model now available in the country’s leading drugstore. OMRON Healthcare, a global leader in the field of clinically proven, innovative medical equipment, announces that its blood pressure monitoring (BPM) devices will now be available at Mercury Drug, the leading drugstore in the country. The latest OMRON HEM 7156-A… Continue reading OMRON BP Monitor Now Available in Mercury Drug Store Nationwide

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Lifetrack: Inclusive Healthcare for Emerging Countries

Lifetrack Medical Systems, a growing health-tech startup and one of the 2020 Emerge X Competition winners, joins hands with Microsoft to further accelerate its innovations in medical imaging and enable better healthcare access for people in developing markets. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world does not have access to basic radiology.… Continue reading Lifetrack: Inclusive Healthcare for Emerging Countries

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PH and China Pandemic Experience Shared in Webinar

PH and China pandemic experience shared in webinar: The Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute along with Philippine Archipelago international Trading Corporation presented a webinar featuring prominent figures in Traditional Chinese Medicine who were instrumental in the pandemic management in China. The webinar, entitled “Learning from the China Experience – Control and Surge Prevention”,… Continue reading PH and China Pandemic Experience Shared in Webinar

World News

World Health Assembly to Focus on Ending COVID-19

An article published by the World Health Organization reveals that the World Health Assembly (WHA) will focus on ending the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the next one. The 74th session will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world. Over the… Continue reading World Health Assembly to Focus on Ending COVID-19

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World Health Organization Lists Additional COVID-19 Vaccine

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine: World Health Organization lists additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations. In an article released by the World Health Organization, it revealed that it listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is… Continue reading World Health Organization Lists Additional COVID-19 Vaccine

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DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’

DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’: The Department of Health urges employers to rethink the ‘no vaccination, no work’ policy due to vaccine shortage. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire aired her thoughts in an interview on ‘Unang Balita’. “Kung marami po ang bakuna, siguro po ‘yan ang magiging ideal na patakaran. Pero sa ngayon po… Continue reading DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’

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‘Wag Choosy’: Expert Urges Public to Get Vaccinated in PH

Get Vaccinated in PH: In an article published in the Manila Times, microbiologist Dr. Nina Gloriani explains the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. She stresses that there is no time for the public to be choosy especially that there are now three vaccines given the green light for emergency use in the country -… Continue reading ‘Wag Choosy’: Expert Urges Public to Get Vaccinated in PH

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Vaccine in Iloilo City (Updates)

Vaccine in Iloilo City. “Kamo lang anay una,” seems to be the unified response of Ilonggos when asked if they would be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, but would there be any willing recipient? Here, we list updates about COVID-19 vaccine in Iloilo. Iloilo City… Continue reading Vaccine in Iloilo City (Updates)

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Why Ilonggos Should Watch ‘The Vax’

‘The Vax: “Kamo lang anay una,” seems to be the unified response of Ilonggos when asked if they would be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, but would there be any willing recipient? According to Jeck Conlu, spokesperson of the Iloilo COVID team, 71% of 9,731… Continue reading Why Ilonggos Should Watch ‘The Vax’

World News

WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine