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Lacuna appeals: Get your kids jabbed

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna reiterated on Sunday her call to parents and guardians to have their children or wards vaccinated, saying that those given primary vaccination among kids aged five to 11 has not even reached 50 percent of the targeted number which is 168,446. Lacuna also called on senior citizens to have themselves vaccinated either with primary or booster shots and for adults aged 18 to 59 to get boosted, especially since they are the ones who are most fond of always getting out. The mayor made the appeal citing the recent continued rise in the number of Covid-19 cases based on figures that she receives from the city’s health cluster. “Vaccination is still the solution. The cases of infection are increasing, so we need to protect our children,” Lacuna said. Citing records, the Manila mayor stressed that while the number of senior citizens who have gotten their first dose was at over 95 percent, the number has gone down to about 86 percent when it came to booster shots, with only 60 percent recorded for the first and 20 percent for the second booster. In the case of kids belonging to the five to 11 age group, the number of those who have been given primary shots is yet to reach 50 percent. While figures are better in the case of minors aged 12 to 17 who have registered 100 percent for the primary shots, only 10 percent availed of the first booster. Adults aged 18 to 59 meanwhile, registered more than 100 percent for the first and second dose. However, the number went down to 65 percent for the first booster and declined to a measly eight percent for the second. She also added that her appeal is also directed to those who are considered as “high risk individuals” such as senior citizens, pregnant women, the immuno-compromised and those with comorbidities. Lacuna said that the city government is still offering free Covid-19 vaccination at all of its health centers. She urged residents to take advantage of this offer and get vaccinated as soon as possible. The post Lacuna appeals: Get your kids jabbed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneMay 14th, 2023

Lacuna to seniors: Get jabbed

The local government of Manila on Sunday is appealing to senior citizens in the city to get their Covid-19 jabs at health centers across the city as virus cases are still on the rise amid the easing of restrictions. Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna stressed that while vaccinations in the city have reached a high of 86.9 percent when it comes to the city’s elderly citizens getting the primary shots, the number of senior citizens that have taken the second booster shot is only at 20.60 percent. When it comes to the 18-59 age group, Manila has already exceeded 100 percent. The mayor explained that while 10 kids are needed for just a vial of Covid-19 vaccine, it is only six in the case of senior citizens. “We are urging our senior citizens to get their secondary vaccine shots,” Lacuna said. “We are also encouraging those who have not yet availed of the free Covid-19 vaccine to get jabbed. Lacuna lamented that the Department of Health already opened the second booster to the general population and yet, the senior citizens who have been prioritized along with health frontliners and those who are immunocompromised, would not avail of it. The lady mayor — who is also a doctor — said the city is just awaiting the guidelines from the DoH regarding the deployment of second booster shots as she stressed that there is a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city compared to the figures in the past few weeks. Citing records gathered by the city government, Lacuna said that the positivity rate in Sta. Ana Hospital alone is at 5.45 percent. Lacuna expressed hope that the city may already be able to give the second booster shots to the general population by the coming week. The post Lacuna to seniors: Get jabbed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 16th, 2023

Mayor Honey appeals for one, united direction toward ‘Magnificent Manila 2030’

Mayor Honey Lacuna enjoined the support of all Manilans to achieve the city government‘s vision of a “Magnificent Manila” in the year 2030. This, she stressed, can only be possible if all those running the city and the residents are moving in synchronicity toward a common goal. Most especially, Lacuna called on all those heading […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2023

Take care of school supplies, students told

Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan appealed to parents of students from the city’s public elementary schools to guide their children into taking good care of the school supplies being given to them by the city government of Manila and making it all the way through college. Lacuna said the supplies, especially the schoolbags, are of top quality and were given to the students through funds coming from the city coffers. Also given were notebooks, paper, pencils and PE uniforms. The lady mayor notably did not credit the provision of supplies to herself, as she underscored that the funds used for them came from the residents themselves. According to Lacuna, all that she asks for in return is for the students to study hard and make sure that they finish their education to be able to fulfill their parents’ dreams and even help them someday. On the part of the parents, Lacuna said all she wants is for them to never get tired of supporting their kids and availing of free education for them until they get their college degree. The post Take care of school supplies, students told appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2023

Reviews: Cinemalaya Shorts B

‘GOLDEN BELLS’ Kurt Soberano’s Golden Bells is the only entry with superior technical craft. However, it severely alienates the audience by picking a subject matter that not everyone can relate to. Sure, it carries universal themes of familial relationships, hopes, desires and sacrifice, but Golden Bells fails to connect emotionally. It’s a monotonous story about a Filipino-Chinese family running a garments business, with one of the sons as its central character. It is through the son’s lens that we learn his perspective of the family patriarch. Too bottled up in its own world on a very surface level, it is largely unrelatable and feels more like a commercial ad for a business rather than a piece of cinema. (1 out of 5 stars).   ‘TONG ADLAW NGA NAG-SNOW SA PINAS’ Joshua Caesar Medroso’s monochromatic Tong Adlaw nga Nag-snow sa Pinas starts off quite well. Set in a remote and impoverished coastal town, two young boys, Makong and Renren, are playing, pretending that it’s snowing by making fake snowflakes out of styrofoam boxes. The styro-snow looks great in black-and -white and Medroso manages to evoke nostalgic imagery of a pre-Internet childhood. But underneath the innocent play lies a violent subtext: child abuse cushioned by a melodramatic portrait of compassion and friendship. The short abruptly ends, and it feels as if Medroso’s other video clips got mistakenly deleted and he has no choice but to finally put the end credits and submit his film. (1 out of 5 stars) [caption id="attachment_170059" align="aligncenter" width="656"] Ang Kining Binalaybay Kag Ambahanon ko para sa Imo[/caption] ‘ANG KINING BINALAYBAY KAG AMBAHANON KO PARA SA IMO’ Kent John Desamparado’s family drama is heartbreaking and appeals to the special bond between a grandfather and a granddaughter. It follows a poor, ailing fisherman, who, no longer able to take care of his young granddaughter, painfully decides to give her away to other relatives. The filmmaker takes the viewer along on their journey to inevitable doom. Desamparado manages to capture the nuances of a very loving relationship between the grandpa and the little girl. It breaks the heart, and also becomes a light commentary on the realities of poverty. However, it’s still rough around the edges and the finale is too weak.  (2.5 out of 5 stars). ‘MAKOKO SA BAYBAY’ This is so forgettable I honestly could not recall the details of the short. I could vaguely recall a very strong sunset color palette, sea monsters and mothers and little kids longing for their mothers. If something like this vanishes from your mind soon after you’ve left the cinema, then you get my point.  (0 out of 5 stars). [caption id="attachment_170060" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ‘Maudi Nga Arapaap’[/caption] ‘MAUDI NGA ARAPAAP’ Daniel Magayon’s psychological horror short is funnier than scary, amusing rather than disturbing. It follows a graveyard-shift female nurse with experiences of traumatic child abuse by her mother, who has recently died. The scenes of a child being abused by the very person that should nurture her is heartbreaking. But the occasional appearance of a demon-like creature related to a plant is funny and fails to evoke sinister vibes. Magayon, however, still manages to send a clear message about the fragile relationship between a mother and daughter, as well as the long-term effects of child abuse. The literal monster element is wholly unessential, offering nothing sinister or metaphorical, ultimately causing the short’s downfall. (2 out of 5 stars)   The post Reviews: Cinemalaya Shorts B appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2023

Cinemalaya Shorts B

‘GOLDEN BELLS’ Kurt Soberano’s Golden Bells is the only entry with superior technical craft. However, it severely alienates the audience by picking a subject matter that not everyone can relate to. Sure, it carries universal themes of familial relationships, hopes, desires and sacrifice, but Golden Bells fails to connect emotionally. It’s a monotonous story about a Filipino-Chinese family running a garments business, with one of the sons as its central character. It is through the son’s lens that we learn his perspective of the family patriarch. Too bottled up in its own world on a very surface level, it is largely unrelatable and feels more like a commercial ad for a business rather than a piece of cinema. (1 out of 5 stars).   ‘TONG ADLAW NGA NAG-SNOW SA PINAS’ Joshua Caesar Medroso’s monochromatic Tong Adlaw nga Nag-snow sa Pinas starts off quite well. Set in a remote and impoverished coastal town, two young boys, Makong and Renren, are playing, pretending that it’s snowing by making fake snowflakes out of styrofoam boxes. The styro-snow looks great in black-and -white and Medroso manages to evoke nostalgic imagery of a post-Internet childhood. But underneath the innocent play lies a violent subtext: child abuse cushioned by a melodramatic portrait of compassion and friendship. The short abruptly ends, and it feels as if Medroso’s other video clips got mistakenly deleted and he has no choice but to finally put the end credits and submit his film. (1 out of 5 stars) [caption id="attachment_170059" align="aligncenter" width="656"] Ang Kining Binalaybay Kag Ambahanon ko para sa Imo[/caption]   ‘ANG KINING BINALAYBAY KAG AMBAHANON KO PARA SA IMO’ Kent John Desamparado’s family drama is heartbreaking and appeals to the special bond between a grandfather and a granddaughter. It follows a poor, ailing fisherman, who, no longer able to take care of his young granddaughter, painfully decides to give her away to other relatives. The filmmaker takes the viewer along on their journey to inevitable doom. Desamparado manages to capture the nuances of a very loving relationship between the grandpa and the little girl. It breaks the heart, and also becomes a light commentary on the realities of poverty. However, it’s still rough around the edges and the finale is too weak.  (2.5 out of 5 stars).   ‘MAKOKO SA BAYBAY’ This is so forgettable I honestly could not recall the details of the short. I could vaguely recall a very strong sunset color palette, sea monsters and mothers and little kids longing for their mothers. If something like this vanishes from your mind soon after you’ve left the cinema, then you get my point.  (0 out of 5 stars). [caption id="attachment_170060" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ‘Maudi Nga Arapaap’[/caption]   ‘MAUDI NGA ARAPAAP’ Daniel Magayon’s psychological horror short is funnier than scary, amusing rather than disturbing. It follows a graveyard-shift female nurse with experiences of traumatic child abuse by her mother, who has recently died. The scenes of a child being abused by the very person that should nurture her is heartbreaking. But the occasional appearance of a demon-like creature related to a plant is funny and fails to evoke sinister vibes. Magayon, however, still manages to send a clear message about the fragile relationship between a mother and daughter, as well as the long-term effects of child abuse. The literal monster element is wholly unessential, offering nothing sinister or metaphorical, ultimately causing the short’s downfall. (2 out of 5 stars) The post Cinemalaya Shorts B appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2023

Passengers with kids urged: Travel ahead of peak days this holiday season

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu South and North Bus terminals manager Carmen Quijano appeals to parents and passengers planning to travel with children to take advantage of days before the expected influx of passengers ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. “I cannot afford nga makakita og mga bag-ong gianak ba unya ang uban […] The post Passengers with kids urged: Travel ahead of peak days this holiday season appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2022

QC parents get kids jabbed vs. Covid-19 ahead of F2F classes

MANILA - In preparation for the return to face-to-face classes next school year, parents in Quezon City have started bringing their minor children to the city's designated coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination sites to have them vaccinated against the dreaded disease.In an intervie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2022

Gusto ko rin magpabebe : Why Beauty Gonzalez doesn t want to have kids anymore

Kapuso actress Beauty Gonzalez revealed that she doesn't want to have a baby anymore. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2024

Forecast for the year of the Imperial Mystical Dragon

On Feb. 9, the eve of the Chinese New Year, I checked in at New World Hotel in Makati with my kids, Gabbie and Paolo......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Pepe Herrera has a real-life ‘Sassy Girl’

Being a family man, Pepe Herrera is always eager to come home after taping days to spend more time with his wife, Sarah Mallari, and their kids — three-year-old daughter Payapa and newly-born son Pepito......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Ex-SAF chief liable in 2009 helicopter deal – SC

The Supreme Court reversed the ruling of the Court of Appeals that cleared former Philippine National Police-Special Action Force chief Leocadio Santiago Jr. over the purchase of three helicopters in 2009......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Watchdog warns Filipinos from buying chicken toy due to toxic chemicals

The EcoWaste Coalition has advised Filipino consumers to refrain from buying an unauthorized squeaky toy marketed for kids and pets alike due to the presence of an "endocrine disrupting chemical.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2024

Be The Good: Sharon Cortez on forest schools, getting kids to go outdoors

Catch this interview with Forest School Philippines founder Sharon Cortez about the benefits of outdoor play and what forest schools are all about.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

Dual income, no kids (DINK): What drives couples to choose it and how do they stay committed?

What makes the DINK life appealing to couples nowadays? We caught up with three married couples to get their insights on why they've chosen this path, and here are some of their hot takes:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2024

Mayor Honey brings pride to Manila, speaks at HPAIR conference in Boston

Mayor Honey Lacuna has brought pride to the city of Manila after having been chosen to speak at the Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2024 Harvard Conference in Boston. Held from February 9 to February 11, 2024, the said conference integrates the contents of the academic and business world where delegates […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2024

SC sacks 3 CA employees for shabu

The Supreme Court has ordered the dismissal from the service of three Court of Appeals employees who tested positive for shabu in 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2024

Castro appeals DOJ dismissal of complaint vs Duterte

ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro has asked the Department of Justice to annul the dismissal of the grave threat complaint she filed against former president Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2024

Court of Appeals junks ex- VP Binay’s libel case vs Trillanes

The Court of Appeals has affirmed with finality its decision junking the libel case filed by former vice president Jejomar Binay against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV over his implication that Binay was involved in an alleged P100 million-a-year racket on “ghost” senior citizens......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

Mayor Honey warns vs poser FB account

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna sought the help of the media in disseminating the information that there is a poser Facebook account using her name. In a text message to members of the Manila City Hall Reporters’ Association (MACHRA), the lady mayor said: “Para po sa kaalaman ng lahat, mayroon pong kumakalat na poser Facebook account […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

Mom nabbed for kids’ naked videos, photos

Mom nabbed for kids’ naked videos, photos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2024