Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Unhealthy School Drink Environment

Children are exposed to unhealthy school drink environment because of High availability of unhealthy option (for example sugary drinks) Aggressive marketing of sugary drinks (advertising,sponsorship,promotion) Low availability or absence of safe drinking water. Instead of sugary drinks, children should drinkwater to stay healthy and quench thirst.   Sugary drinks often provide unnecessary calories, and in the case of… Read More »

Rice Tariffication Bill or Senate Bill 1998

Did you know that Senate Bill 1998 or the Rice Tariffication Bill is aimed at reducing the importation of rice in our country that will help lower its price by PHP 2 to Php 7 per kilo?   Senate Bill 1998 under committee report 440 sponsored by Senator Cynthia Villar in the Senate has the purpose of loosing… Read More »

Avail of the Newborn Screening Service

Every first week of October,National Newborn Screening Week is observed as declared by Proclamation No. 540, s. 2004.   Avail of the Newborn Screening service. Save your baby from future illnesses!   Newborn Screening has been available in the Philippines since 1996. This enables early detection of several inheritable conditions and congenital metabolic disorders which could lead to… Read More »

Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino

October 1 to 7 of every year is celebrated as Elderly Filipino Week or “Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino” as declared by Proclamation No.470, s.1994.   On this week we are reminded of the rights of the elderly population to proper food, shelter, clothing, and health care.   During this period, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the… Read More »

Palacio Arzobispal: The Archbishop of Manila Residence

The Archbishop of Manila residence is the Palacio Arzobispal. It is located in Arzobispo street in Intramuros, Manila.   The Palacio Arzobispal or Archbishop’s Palace was acquired by Archbishop Miguel de Poblete to house the offices of the Archbishop of Manila and the Catholic Church in the Philippines.   However, the building was damaged, and repaired, multiple times… Read More »