More than 120 Pinoys to join EducationUSA’s second annual media summit

MORE than 120 Filipino students and working professionals participated in the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ second annual EducationUSA Media Summit on May 14. The virtual event featured speakers from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and University of Southern California (USC), and covered college application strategies and communication and media program options offered by top-tier U.S. universities online and in-person.

Teleperformance’s COTW volunteers practice Bayanihan in face of COVID-19

EMPLOYEE-volunteers of Teleperformance Philippines from across the company’s 21 business sites were together in their mission to extend bayanihan to communities needing help. Through Citizen of the World (COTW) Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Teleperformance, volunteers pooled their efforts and were able to distribute over P1 million worth of assistance to various beneficiaries.

Caltex opens more stations to serve returning cargo, public transport as economy slowly stirs

AS the government allows more businesses to open, cargo and public transport are slowly returning to the country’s roads. Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), has been and will be more ready to continue to serve quality fuels to a nation getting back on its feet as it continues to expand its retail network, with the opening of eight (8) new service stations in areas vital to the country’s food supply chain.

Controlling presymptomatic infection crucial to prevent COVID spread

Lead author Miriam Casey, from University College Dublin, and colleagues found more than half of people infected with the coronavirus caught it from someone who wasn't showing any symptoms. The average incubation period was 5.8 days. The majority of transmission appears to occur between three days before symptoms start and two days after. They had collected data from 17 international studies.

U.S. military provides P10M in medical supplies to PH frontliners

SERVICE members from the U.S. Army, Marines, and Air Force delivered over Php10 million ($203,000) in personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to hospitals in ten provinces across the Philippines, working in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard, Army, Marines, and Air Force. This new donation brings total U.S. government COVID-19 assistance to the Philippines to more than Php780 million (nearly $15.5 million).

FDCP Issues Interim Guidelines for Film and Audiovisual Shoots in the Philippines Amid the New Normal

WHILE most countries await for final safety protocols for audiovisual production work and anticipate their government’s go signal to reopen for business, the Philippines is among the first few nations where cameras can finally start rolling again. Film, television, and other audiovisual shoots are permitted to take place in most parts of the country, following the changes in the community quarantine classifications that took effect on May 16 and will last until May 31, 2020. 

Mouthwash may help destroy COVID-19

A group of scientists from Cardiff University’s Systems Immunity Research Institute urged the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test the effectiveness of mouthwash in trials, although there is currently no clinical evidence that it would be successful. The study authors are not claiming that current commercially-available mouthwash prevents COVID-19, but that further research into mouthwash chemicals could be beneficial