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Beyond deep throat

They say that there is nothing more irritating than a reformed smoker, a former alcoholic or drug addict speaking of the evils of drugs or alcohol incessantly, a “Born Again” believer inviting friends to reform or repent, or a previously fat unhealthy person turned health buff or “vegan” telling us to improve our food choices and our lifestyle......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

Proxy revenue for aviation industry

Singapore (AFP) — With the world’s aviation industry in deep crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have turned to alternative ways to raise cash, from offering “flights to nowhere” to tours of aircraft. Singapore’s flag carrier, which has cut thousands of jobs and grounded nearly all its planes this year, offered passengers the chance […] The post Proxy revenue for aviation industry appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Alex Gonzaga, her parents, and fiancé Mikee recover from Covid-19

Despite plans that have been cancelled, the actress is still grateful for many things Earlier today, Alex Gonzaga shared an intimate and very personal documentary video of how life was the past three weeks since they found out that she and her parents, fiancé Mikee, and one household help Sophie, were infected with Covid-19.  She was contemplating if she should share how life was when Covid-19 hit them, and decided that she should, “so you can learn from our mistakes and to give you hope so that you know you can get better.” She started off by revealing that the virus infected their family because a member went out to buy food. The first one who got infected was her mom Pinty, and thankfully, both parents were asymptomatic.  It was her and Mikee who had it worse, and Alex was able to document how she felt on a daily basis and put it out in her vlog. She started with day three where one can see her crying, “My plans were ruined. I wanted to get married with my family and a few friends, so I needed to change my plans. I also have a new show, but I couldn’t attend. For the next two weeks, I’ll be staying here at home.” On the fourth day, she admitted that she was emotional because so many of her plans didn’t push through, including attending the birthday of her one and only nephew Seve. “Right now, no one leaves the house,” she added that it’s also important to take lots of rest, drink fluids, and take Vitamin C. She also shared the symptoms she was experiencing that time such as feeling weak, slight fever (37.7C), sore throat, loss of appetite, clogged nose, and loss of taste. They also taped a sheet of plastic over on each of the rooms so that they would not leave their rooms. Both her parents are also staying in different rooms. Thankfully, her sister Toni and family, along with her friends, tested negative.  On the fifth day, she didn’t have the appetite to eat and her mom suggested that she should go to the hospital but Mikee recommended to stay at home since things might worsen if she went to the hospital. She also started taking Melatonin, so that she can sleep better and get her much needed rest. True enough, on the sixth day, she woke up at around 10a.m. For the next few days, she added other ways to boost her immunity by eating more protein, opening the curtains and taking in the sun and savoring its warmth. She also kept an oxygenator by her side so she could check her oxygen level. On the eighth day, she was slightly back to normal except that she got tired more often. On the tenth day, she started getting emotional again, but felt very blessed. “God healed us, and my parents didn’t experience any symptoms, even if they’re senior citizens,” she continues. “And it just dawned on me that we survived Covid-19.” They had everyone, including the whole house staff, tested on the 15th day for Covid-19, with the negative results for everyone, even Mikee. It’s been three weeks and she shares in her vlog that she’s happy to be back and happy that they survived Covid-19 as a family. “You can survive Covid-19. Don’t panic. Consult with your doctor and really take care of your body. Boost your immune system. Drink your vitamins. Gargle with salt and water, and take lots of rest,” she reminds her viewers. “We should stop thinking about ourselves, we should really start thinking about others. It’s not about you, but the people around you. So that we can avoid infecting people during this pandemic.”.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

A Deep Dive on Thrombosis: When Does It Become a Cause for Concern?

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that we should never take our health for granted. From chronic diseases to other potential underlying health conditions, taking care of ourselves in a holistic manner goes a long way to maintaining our overall health and wellbeing. To raise awareness on health and medical concerns […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Tulsa 1921 massacre search yields human remains

Experts searching for victims of the 1921 race massacre in the US city of Tulsa, have uncovered at least one set of human remains, a state archaeologist has announced. The remains were found at the city-owned Oaklawn cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, near an anonymous grave about three feet (one meter) deep, said Kary Stackelbeck. Experts […] The post Tulsa 1921 massacre search yields human remains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Babies have rights

 #ASKGOYO Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal Quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “The tragic death of 3-month-old Baby River highlights the need to do MORE, BETTER, FASTER in the justice sector quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “Baby River was born at the Fabella Medical Center on July 1, 2020.  Her mother, urban poor organizer Reina Mae Nasino, 23 years old, is a detainee at the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory who was arrested on November 5, 2019 at the Tondo office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.  The police raids that resulted in the arrests of over 60 activists in Metro Manila and Bacolod were by virtue of various warrants issued by the RTC Branch 89 in Quezon City.  Reina Mae and two others were charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a non-bailable offense. “Despite questions raised against the validity of the raids and arrests as well as petitions for the release of Reina Mae on health and humanitarian grounds or for continued breast-feeding, the frail and underweight Baby River was separated from her mother barely a month after birth. “The case went through RTC Manila Branch 20, the Supreme Court, back to RTC Branch 20, then RTC branch 42 and RTC Branch 37, and the Court of Appeals, until Baby River died on Oct. 12, 2020. “Manila RTC Branch 47 finally allowed Reina Mae furlough – this time to visit her dead daughter.  Despite many fully armed BJMP escorts, police and military personnel monitoring and accompanying Reina Mae, she remained hand-cuffed while at the wake. “The heartbreaking and brief life-story of Baby River compel us to raise these questions: “1. Why can’t our justice system safeguard the needs and rights of an innocent child to breastfeeding and a better chance to survive? “2. Why don’t our jails have adequate facilities to address the needs and rights of children and women detainees duly recognized by domestic and international law? “3. Why does it take so long to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights? “4. Isn’t there double standard when “bigger” detainees are allowed similar or even greater privileges? “5. Can we not have justice with compassion? “Let our concern, dismay, or rage and the tears that we may shed for Baby River Nasino fuel our collective determination and action to improve our justice system.  Let not our innocent children fall under the cracks.  Babies have rights and we have duties to nurture them.  Let our humanity rise above our personal comforts or the privileges of power.” DOMINGO EGON CAYOSA National President & Chairman of the Board of Governors *** We can talk about the law legal processes, and I’m sure many will.  But at the crux of all this should be:“What is it to be human?” Have we sunk so low that we’ve lost our humanity?  Have we forgotten what it is that separates us from animals?  Have we been numb to peoples’ suffering and death? Have we been stripped of our sense of morality and compassion that we have lost our appreciation of what is right and wrong?  People have discussed the trampled rights of the mother of the infant.  But what about the rights of the baby?  Stripping the legalese of the tragedy, we have to ask: What about the basic needs of the baby, as emphasized by the statement of the IBP?  There is no justification to being deprived of the love and care his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. The soothing voice to say she’s going to get better, and she’s loved…  Have we regressed to a point that we’ve been stripped of our empathy? More than the legality of this.  After the furor will have died down, and it surely will, I think we have to ask ourselves, “Where are we now?”  How low have we sunk and how to we get back up and regain some sense of decency? My heart broke when I saw pictures of Reina Mae Nasino covered in PPE, in handcuffs, unable to even hug her dead baby one last time.  I still cannot understand the inhumanity towards not only the mother, but the baby, who had done no one wrong, yet was treated with so much hate, disrespect, contempt, and derision for her to be born in this world, yet stripped and deprived of human love and affection.  I can never hate anyone that much to treat him or her so badly. I think we need to dig deep within ourselves and search our soul.  To find the humanity which has clearly been missing.  We need to find our moral compass, before we all lose our soul and drown in the abyss. Stay Safe.  Pray for Baby River.  Pray for OUR country......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

China, Asean have deep unity – minister

BEIJING: The recent diplomatic interactions with Southeast Asian countries have enhanced unity between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and deepened the cooperation of regional anti-pandemic fight, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. He made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua after holding talks last week with Luhut […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

‘Yes, we can’ — two women activists show how

A lot of dire scenarios have been drawn up about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Monetary Fund recently issued World Economic Outlook 2020 saying that the global economic output has lost about $28 trillion thus far, leaving “deep and enduring scars” in joblessness, weakened investments and children deprived of education. The report… The post ‘Yes, we can’ — two women activists show how appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Minibus crashes into bunkhouse in Balamban; 2 hurt

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A trip to a teambuilding activity turned into a nightmare for 24 employees of the social welfare department when the minibus they were on crashed into a bunkhouse and stopped a meter away from the edge of a  deep cliff. The road accident happened at 9:30 a.m. of Saturday, October 17, […] The post Minibus crashes into bunkhouse in Balamban; 2 hurt appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Probe into Malampaya gas field eyed

Due to its critical role in the country’s security, Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday sought a Senate probe on the depleting supply of the Malampaya gas field with the looming expiration of Service Contract 38, or the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-To-Power Project......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Bus driving through flooded street, damaging resto, bank prompts call for probe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo is calling for an investigation on a bus that drove at high speed through waist-deep floodwaters at General Maxilom Avenue creating a huge wave in its wake that damaged some establishments in the area on Tuesday night (October 13). Netizen Lacida Geno captured the incident on […] The post Bus driving through flooded street, damaging resto, bank prompts call for probe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Jailed activist mom asks Manila court to let her attend baby s funeral

“She prays for true compassion and mercy that any inconsolable mother in deep sorrow needs,” Reina Mae Nasino's lawyers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Stop deep well digging, Gwen orders Manila Water

The Cebu Provincial Government last Monday ordered Cebu Manila Water Development Inc. (CMWDI) to immediately cease and desist the digging of two wells at the Cebu Water Cantumog Carmen Pumping Station in Carmen Town. “In order to protect the interests of the Province of Cebu,it was agreed that any and all operations relative to the […] The post Stop deep well digging, Gwen orders Manila Water appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend reveal & lsquo;deep pain& rsquo; over losing baby

Model Chrissy Teigen and her award-winning singer husband John Legend have disclosed that they are in «deep pain» after losing their baby following a difficult pregnancy......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Beauty that is skin deep

That “life begins at 40” statement rings true for all. It’s interesting that others proclaim that 40 is the new 20 because to look young than your actual age is no longer impossible......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

House COVID-19 cases rises to 81

Another employee from the office of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has tested positive for COVID-19 raising to 81 the number of infected workers at the House of Representatives. The latest case reported for work on 21 to 23 September and got tested after experiencing dry and itchy throat. Meanwhile, two confirmed cases at the House […] The post House COVID-19 cases rises to 81 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable. Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and headaches are symptoms shared by the two. […] The post How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

The Tablecloth and The Burned Biscuits

Saturday and time again for us to feel good with inspiring stories contributed by friends, a welcome breather from the daily dose of showbiz sizzlers and of news about the pandemic. Okay, take a deep breath, sit back and relax...and think positive......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Words and phrases with racial origin

“Stories are made up of words, but words are also made up of stories, and not all of them are happy ones,” said Sadie Ryan from the language podcast Accentricity.com. We all know that the English language or language in general is brimming with words that are pure-cut racial slurs, words that can cut deep, […] The post Words and phrases with racial origin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

NBA ROUNDUP: Celtics oust Raptors; Nuggets stay alive

There will be a new NBA champion and the Denver Nuggets extended their season following NBA playoff games Friday in Orlando. BOSTON TROUNCES TORONTO, FACE HEAT IN EAST FINAL The Celtics dug deep to dethrone the Toronto Raptors 92-87 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

DPWH urged: Widen drainage along Mambaling Underpass

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) is urging the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) to widen the drainage along the Mambaling Underpass. Images of knee-deep flooding went viral online drawing the attention to the still unresolved drainage system in the area that […] The post DPWH urged: Widen drainage along Mambaling Underpass appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020