Mayor Abby Accepts Donated Chinese Traditional Medicine

Mayor Abby Accepts Donated Chinese Traditional Medicine


Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

The Makati City government has received some 10 boxes of traditional Chinese medicine Linhua Qingwen Jiaonang, a modern botanical drug used as standard therapy for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in other Asian countries.

Mayor Abigail Binay on Tuesday accepted the donations coursed through National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., who was tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to oversee Makati’s Covid-19 situation and crisis management efforts under the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 62.

“I am very thankful to the donor of the 10 boxes of Lianhua Qingwen which will help in the recovery of the Covid-19 patients or help reduce their symptoms. We are grateful for these donations,” Binay said.

The boxes of Chinese medicine were donated anonymously.

Binay said the medicines will be given to around 1,400 coronavirus patients which “will be distributed under strict medical protocols and not randomly.”

The Makati Health Department will identify the possible recipients of these Chinese medicines.

In several reports, the Chinese embassy said the Linhua Qingwen Jiaonang is used to treat mild to moderate cases of Covid-19 in China.

At the sidelines of the event, Esperon lauded Makati’s crisis management efforts to combat the dreaded Covid-19, saying that the national government could also learn from the city’s best practices on pandemic response.

“The IATF can learn from Makati’s best practices, and these can be passed on to other cities. In turn, we may also make some more recommendations to improve what is already there,” he said.

Binay, meanwhile, said the local government has a strong link with the national government in terms of Covid-19 response.

“We are looking forward to working with the national government for our policies in containing the virus in the city,” she said.

Amid the health crisis, the city government has been conducting targeted mass testing and pooled testing, flu, and pneumonia vaccinations, expanding the online market for residents and providing educational assistance.

It also launched a virtual health services and learning hub project, monitored businesses’ compliance with health protocols, provided cash assistance and job opportunities, as well as maximized its capacity to conduct contact tracing via Stay Safe App (Makatizen App), an all-in-one mobile-based application for Makati residents. (PNA)

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Palace Leaves SEA Games Probe To House Panel

Malacañang is leaving to the discretion of a House of Representatives panel whether it would investigate alleged corruption and irregularities in the use of government funds during the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines hosted in 2019.

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Unions

The Pope voices out his views towards same sex marriage. Do you agree on his statements?

Tourism Grad In Leyte Thrives In Farming

A millennial based in Leyte quits his white-collar job and breaks the old-age claim that there is no career in farming by venturing into agriculture. Read his story here:

Surviving WWII Veterans In E. Visayas To Get Cash Aid

The provincial government of Leyte will extend cash assistance to living World War II veterans in Eastern Visayas as simple gratitude for their service 76 years ago.

Spring Valley And Globe: How These Visionaries Are Pinning Technology In PH Map

Calling modern technopreneurs! Now is your chance to learn more about the IT industry with the Globe myBusiness Academy.

‘AHHH!’: Shopee’s Newest Ambassador Finally Revealed

Napatili ka rin ba sa revelation na ito?

NFA-8 Buys More Rice From Farmers This Year

The National Food Authority in Eastern Visayas has procured 18,830 bags of palay from local farmers this cropping season, nearly triple than the volume purchased in the same harvest season last year.

Velasco Urges Senate To Pass Disaster Resilience Dep’t Bill

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco calls on the Senate to prioritize the passage of a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience as Typhoon Quinta battered different parts of Luzon.

Psychologist Links COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ To Anxiety, Depression

People exposed to "fake news" online during the COVID-19 pandemic are found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps”, a researcher based in Iligan City said.