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Month: March 2021

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Works of 4 Filipino artists featured in Beijing exhibit BEIJING -- The contemporary photography and video art works of four Filipino artists are now on display in the Philippines Art Exhibition curated by Henry Woo at the Columbia Global Centers at Core Plaza in Haidian, Beijing. Titled "In Between Spaces," the exhibition aims to use video art and photography as lens to view the Philippine contemporary art landscape through Dexter Fernandez, Paulo Vinluan, Jay Yao and MM Yu. “The exhibition brings together artistic visions and investigations from four contemporary Filipino artists whose works explore themes of traditions and modernity as well as collective and personal memory and the consciousness found in urban spaces,” Woo said during Saturday's opening of the exhibition. Fernandez, ...
Breastfeeding can continue after Covid-19 vaccination: expert
Lifestyle

Breastfeeding can continue after Covid-19 vaccination: expert

MANILA – A health expert on Thursday said lactating women can continue breastfeeding after being inoculated with any coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. “For example po ngayon, inuuna natin ang healthcare workers’ group. And this is one, naririnig namin from the field, it is not recommended to discontinue breastfeeding either after or even before vaccination,” said Dr. Maria Asuncion A. Silvestre, Health Professionals Alliance Against Covid-19 - Kalusugan ng Mag-Ina member, in an online media briefing. Silvestre reported that the Philippine Pediatric Society on March 21 released an advisory stating all Covid-19 vaccines may be offered to breastfeeding women after consultation with their physician and not be advised to discontinue breastfeeding. S...
Test before travel still in place in most PH destinations
Travel

Test before travel still in place in most PH destinations

MANILA – Some destinations that reopened still impose a test-before-travel policy, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat clarified Wednesday.Among these are Boracay, Bohol, Ilocos Sur, El Nido, Coron, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente in Palawan, which will open on March 15.Romulo-Puyat said some Luzon destinations opening up this month would also require a negative test result, such as Pangasinan and La Union."Siargao requires also, Siquijor will require, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental will also require; Iloilo also requires. Actually, halos lahat they require test before travel (nearly all destinations require test before travel). Even Cebu City requires," she said.The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) through Resolution No. 101, remove...
Pinoys urged to join Earth Hour to ease effects of climate change
Philippine News

Pinoys urged to join Earth Hour to ease effects of climate change

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is once again calling on all Filipinos to participate in the global Earth Hour movement on March 27 in support of the agency's efforts to mitigate the increasing effects of climate change. The worldwide event will be observed in the Philippines from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. "I enjoin all households and businesses across the country to jointly switch off their lights and other energy-consuming devices for an hour, and to encourage action towards the environment even after the lights are turned back on," Cimatu said in a news release on Thursday. Computers, television sets, air conditioning units and non-essential lights may be switched off to express a shared concern for the environment. "Now ...