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  • OVOLO HOTELS COMES TO THE RESCUE WITH QUARANTINE CONCIERGE

    With COVID-19 at full speed, Ovolo Hotels has swooped in to save the day with a 14-night Quarantine Concierge Service. Fit for a rock star, this one of a kind and constantly evolving package is designed to welcome travellers to Hong Kong in the most supportive way possible.  Available at both Ovolo Southside and Ovolo […]

  • DOH teams up with P&G, USAID to reinforce Filipino health habits against COVID-19

    The Department of Health (DOH) has teamed up with leading consumer goods manufacturer of health and hygiene products P&G Philippines and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to empower Filipinos to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through a nationwide education campaign while enabling healthier and safer homes. BIDA, which stands for Bawal walang […]

  • National Teachers College encourages students to continue education; gives them the Power of Choice

    When announcements about possible school closures were made in March, the Academic Council of National Teachers College (NTC) acted quickly and decided to immediately digitize all course outlines and core student resources.  Within the week when the initial wave of class suspensions was made, NTCians were downloading resources from a central digital repository that would […]

  • Visiting a doctor amid pandemic: If symptoms persist, don’t hesitate

    The widespread panic and fear generated by COVID-19 have brought the world to a grinding halt with authorities imposing quarantine protocols. The pandemic has caused many Filipinos to hesitate to visit doctors’ clinics primarily due to the fear of contracting the virus outside their homes. Medical practitioners are now conducting teleconsultations or virtual consultations, allowing […]

  • METROBANK AND MANILA HEALTHTEK INK PARTNERSHIP TO DISTRIBUTE UP-DEVELOPED COVID-19 PCR KITS

    Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings, through Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), donated PhP 5.6 million to Manila HealthTek, Inc., a private research and development company, for the distribution of UP-developed COVID-19 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) detection kits. A total of 3,800 kits will be donated to the UP National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), Maria Reyna-Xavier University Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City, and Ilocos […]

  • OYO launches Sanitized Stays in the Philippines

    OYO Hotels & Homes is rolling out its Sanitized Stays in the Philippines from 1 June 2020. Under the initiative, OYO will implement comprehensive hygiene protocols and step up vigilance measures pre and post-check-in and throughout its customer journey, to curb any potential spread of Covid-19. ○      Check-in & check-out: To ensure social distancing, OYO will revamp its […]

  • Plan for goals during quarantine with AXA Goal Getter

    AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, introduces Goal Getter—a life insurance and investment plan in one that helps you reach your goals.  If the current situation has strengthened your resolve to accomplish your life goals and save up for them, then it’s a good idea to check out Goal Getter. Build your funds so you can […]

  • Teleconsultation helps non-Covid patients in Mindanao

     As hospitals work double-time to serve COVID-19 patients, doctors all over the country face a tough challenge: How can they can keep treating their patients when their clinics are closed?  Technology provides a solution: teleconsultation, which minimizes the need for travel and face-to-face contact, thus protecting both the patients and health professionals from exposure to […]

  • Fitbit Introduces Fitbit Flow, a Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator, to Help Address Urgent Global Needs During COVID-19 Crisis

    Fitbit has recently announced that it has developed a high-quality, low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator, Fitbit Flow, which has obtained Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  After seeing the global need for ventilators, Fitbit applied its deep in-house expertise in advanced sensor development and hardware […]