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WHO: Climate change, CoViD-19 are linked; PH Rep holds virtual discussion on living sustainably amid pandemic

In an April 22 question-and-answer session, the World Health Organization declared that the ongoing global pandemic resulting from the spread of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) has had an effect on the global efforts to mitigate climate change. Here are some of the questions, and WHO’s answers: Q: Will climate change make Covid-19 worse? WHO: There is …

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A bamboo-framed face shield created by Filipino scientists

Bamboo-framed face shields turned over to frontliners

As the entire National Capital Region and Cebu City in the Philippines remain in a modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status, which means these affected areas are still in relatively high risk of exposure and spread of the deadly new Coronavirus Disease-2019 (CoViD-19), the Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute …

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El Nido, Palawan drone shot

Two PH solons issue land, marine environmental concerns amid CoViD-19 pandemic

Two Representatives from the Philippine Congress have recently aired their environmental concerns covering land and marine ecosystems, underscoring the need for society and the government to continue prioritizing the environment, as this could eventually determine how future deadly viruses could develop and spread into human communities.   On May 7, House Deputy Speaker and Antique …

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100% Plant-based burger

CoViD-19 crisis reveals efficiency of making plant-based meat substitutes

An April 27 CNN article titled “Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic: Will consumers feel the impact?” reports that more meat processing and packaging plants across the United States have “suspended operations temporarily due to coronavirus outbreaks in the workforce.” “Some of the country’s largest abattoirs (processing plants or …

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TessDrive gets wind of media-shy Monde Nissin’s civic works to fight hunger, CoViD-19

Despite its efforts to stay low key and out of mainstream media attention, food giant Monde Nissin Corp (MNC) couldn’t stop Netizens from posting on social media, heaping praises on the company for its donations of CoViD-19 test kits and food items. A number of Facebook posts has been circulating, showing happy local government officials …

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Woman exercising during quarantine

Home quarantine extended? Exercise more to ward off cabin fever

Have you been anticipating the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this April 30, only to be met with the recent announcement that the ECQ is extended to at least May 15? Though such a measure is necessary from a public health standpoint, it doesn’t exactly release those happy hormones in your body. The …

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The Next Big Thing - The PubForties

TessDrive’s chief editor releases ‘lockdown’ music video

In case you didn’t know, TessDrive’s chief editor Aries B. Espinosa is the vocalist for a semi-professional Filipino rock band The PubForties. The PubForties already has a few original songs out on digital (Spotify, etc). Check out “Road Rage”, “Drive On”, and “Stop the World”. Their newest single, titled “Next Big Thing”, completed recording a …

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Better ways found today

The world is in the deadly grip of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoViD-19) pandemic. Governments are enforcing measures to stop the spread of the disease, including community lockdowns and total stoppages of non-essential industries and businesses. Amidst this drastically changing socioeconomic landscape brought on by among the smallest things on earth, we are still finding …

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Better ways found today

The world is in the deadly grip of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoViD-19) pandemic. Governments are enforcing measures to stop the spread of the disease, including community lockdowns and total stoppages of non-essential industries and businesses. Amidst this drastically changing socioeconomic landscape brought on by among the smallest things on earth, we are still finding …

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