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Discover the Mouth-watering Street Foods of Thailand

Sawasdee Khrap! People often choose one specific taste for their food. For example, they either choose spicy, salty, sour, or sweet. However, did you know that there is a place in Southeast Asia that serves them all together in one meal? The place we’re talking about is “The Land of Smile” — Thailand! Formerly known as Siam, or officially as the Kingdom of Thailand, the country is located at the center of mainland Southeast Asia. You probably know that Thailand is famous for its Buddhist temples, spa massages, beaches, nightlife, and shopping. But what you should also know is that street food is supreme in Thailand!

As part of our #KlippersGoTo series, we’ll dive into some of the appetizing and mouth-watering street food in Thailand!

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Dinalupihan Bataan Hospital: Kudos JCP

You might want to discover a Dinalupihan Bataan hospital that survived throughout its existence notwithstanding the lack of equipment, flooding, pandemic, and other predicaments it has experienced. If you do, Jose C. Payumo Memorial District Hospital (JCP or JCPMDH) is the hospital for you.

Without further ado, let us get this inspiring chronicle of JCP started. 

How This Dinalupihan Bataan Hospital Began

In 1980, the Department of Health (DOH) established JCP; however, it only started running in January of 1981. This was the time when all they had were 25 beds. Consequently, JCP could accommodate only a few people. Did this hold back the hospital? No!

In April 1981, for the first time since its operation, JCP started accepting inpatients. Prior to that, the doctors and staff had only conducted outpatient services. Five years after, the medical institution officially became Dinalupihan District hospital. 

Dinalupihan District Hospital, Dinalupihan Bataan Jose C. Payumo Memorial District Hospital, formerly known as Dinalupihan District Hospital, has Outpatient Department, Inpatient Department, and Emergency Room.
Jose C. Payumo Memorial District Hospital, formerly known as Dinalupihan District Hospital, has Outpatient Department, Inpatient Department, and Emergency Room.

JCP Got Much Stronger

Dinalupihan District Hospital is now called Jose C. Payumo Memorial District Hospital. Also, it is currently a 70-bed hospital responsible for treating COVID-19 and HIV patients. Imagine this outstanding, helpful Dinalupihan Bataan hospital being flooded. How would the doctors and staff take care of their patients, especially those who need intensive care? 

As much as we do not want it to happen, JCPMDH actually encountered severe flooding before. The hospital operations automatically got affected and the damages were not minor. 

The boy, staring at something, was standing next to the ambulance, which fortunately did not sink in the knee-deep flood, unlike the tricycle, Dinalupihan District hospital
The boy was standing next to the ambulance, which fortunately did not sink in the knee-deep flood, unlike the tricycle.

Thank heavens, JCPMDH received a flood defense grant from the Federal Republic of Germany and Flood Control Asia RS Corporation (“RS”).

From Left to Right) OIC of JCPMDH Dr. Melinda Layug, Dinalupihan Mayor Gina Garcia, German Ambassador to the Philippines Her Excellency Anke Reiffenstuel, Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, RS Pres. & CEO Andreas Klippe, and RS Executive Vice President Ma. Fatima Usi attended the Press Conference for the Flood Protection Project of JCPMDH., Dinalupihan Bataan hospital

From Left to Right) OIC of JCPMDH Dr. Melinda Layug, Dinalupihan Mayor Gina Garcia, German Ambassador to the Philippines Her Excellency Anke Reiffenstuel, Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, RS Pres. & CEO Andreas Klippe, and RS Executive Vice President Ma. Fatima Usi attended the Press Conference for the Flood Protection Project of JCPMDH.

According to Dr. Andreas Klippe, President and CEO of RS, the company’s engineers set the strict selection criteria and JCPMDH passed it! 

Bataan Governor Albert S. Garcia expressed his sincere gratitude. He was certain that the grant would make JCPMDH more secure and caregiving without worrying about possible flooding. 

Striving amid COVID-19

Even in this pandemic, JCPMDH stays with the citizens of Dinalupihan, Bataan and continues to assist them with their health needs. Moreover, JCP does not fail to follow the quarantine protocol and precautionary measures for the safety of everyone. In case you want to schedule an appointment, just make sure to call ahead of time.

Nothing really beats one’s determination to recover and to continue serving people. 

JCPMDH, a certified Dinalupihan Bataan hospital, is a living proof of this.

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The Proud and Gritty History of the PGH

For the past months, while many people locked themselves in their homes, the staff of the UP-Philippine General Hospital (PGH) bravely went out to make war against the unseen forces of death.

Yet, this is not new.

Even before the pandemic swept the country and the rest of the world under the blankets, PGH has always been on the frontline. Tagged as the largest hospital in the country, the hospital caters to 700,000 patients a year with its 1,500 bed capacity. For over a century, PGH has been helping, supporting and nourishing the Filipino people by providing health care services.

The history of the Philippine General Hospital started in 1907 when the Philippine Commission passed Act No. 1688. This act allocated P780,000.00 for the construction of the hospital. Located on a major road of the metropolis, Taft Avenue in Ermita, Manila, PGH was built to cater to the health needs of indigent Filipinos. Though created in 1907, it was officially opened in 1910. Four years later, in 1914, the hospital was linked to the Philippine College of Medicine, the forerunner of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Right now, it continues to be the laboratory hospital of students enrolled in UP College of Medicine.


In 2020, it was appointed as one of the COVID-19 referral hospitals. For months now, we know that PGH has been a battleground for those affected by the Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV). Yet, what we do not know is that 75 years ago, it was standing on an actual, literal battleground. During the historic Battle of Manila in 1945, the hospital was made a refuge for wounded soldiers and civilians. In the middle of incessant bombings, with shortage of medical supplies, food and water, these soldiers in white answered to their call of duty. In the face of death, they picked up their arms and ran to the battleground of many wounded soldiers and civilians. An account from a news source tells a story of the surgeon Victor Reyes who treated one patient after another for 20 hours straight. Antonio Sison, the then hospital director, even protected the identity of a Japanese soldier who was in coma.


Now, in the time of peace, there is yet another battle that the PGH faces: the raging flood. Because of its geographical location, PGH has been prone to flooding. According to its Deputy Director, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, PGH has been experiencing flooding since the 1920s. Actually, a paper on “Hospitals exposed to flooding in Manila City, Philippines” stated that in 2009 and 2012, incidents of flooding and road blocking were witnessed around PGH and the roads around Ermita. As some of the roads were deemed inaccessible, the hospital staff had to stay inside the facility for days.

PGH is also crossed with several bodies of water. The Manila Bay and the Pasig River are situated not far from the facility. The geographical location of PGH, along with other problems that the City of Manila faces, makes PGH very much vulnerable to flooding.


Still, 113 years later after it was built on the grounds of Ermita, the Philippine General Hospital continues to serve the nation, carrying in its heart the longstanding mission of the UP College of Medicine:

“A community of scholars with a heightened social consciousness imbued with moral, ethical, and spiritual vigor, committed to the development of Philippine society, inspired by love, compassion and respect for the dignity of human life; and anchored on the principles of Truth, Freedom, Justice, Love of Country and, and the Democratic Way of Life.”

In 2020, alongside several donations that the PGH has been receiving for its fight against COVID-19, PGH will also be receiving flood protection for its entrances. With the flood protection program, it is hoped that even with severe weather conditions, PGH can continue with its operation.

For 113 more years, and 113 more, PGH will continue to serve the Filipinos, especially the poor. With its well-trained staff and improved facilities, with the support of the government and other private sectors, the Philippine General Hospital shall continue to be a pillar in health care in the country.

Till then, the Proud and the Gritty History of the PGH will continue to be written.

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Malaysia’s Top 10 Street Foods

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Wherever we go, we always look for something to eat. From fancy restaurants to local cuisines available on the streets. Food is always synonymous with budget. Most people opt to get a meal that will always suit their budget.

But don’t worry! No need to go to those fancy restaurants because we are giving you the Top 10 list of on-the-go street foods you can try .

As part of our #KlippersGoToMalaysia series, we’re taking you to a whole new level of experience as we travel to the home of Petronas Twins here in Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is the list of the best dishes you can try whenever you have a side-trip in Malaysia.

1.Roti Canai

This dish is a traditional Malaysian pan-fried flatbread made with flour, water, eggs, and fat. Although it is believed that it originated from Indian Laborers, this has been in the Malaysian market for a long time.

Roti canai

The process includes repeatedly folding the dough giving it a layered texture; soft interior, and a crispy outer layer. The most common fat used in this dish is ghee or Indian clarified butter. 

This is usually served on the side or torn into pieces and mixed with curry.

2.Roti Pisang

FoodsRoti Pisang

The process starts when all the ingredients are wrapped in the dough, and then fried until golden. This is usually served into bite-sized pieces and topped with sugar drizzle and condensed milk.

3.Apam Balik

Although found in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia, Malaysia has gotten this dish to a whole new level with their unique recipe.

Apam Balik

Typically prepared either thin and crispy or thick and soft pancake, this dish’s filling is a combination of roughly chopped peanuts, sugar, and butter. Some include add-ons like corn, chocolate chips, raisins, and grated cheese, as well as condensed milk. If you see this outside your hotel, make sure to give it a try.

4.Loh Bak

We’ve gone from sweet, now we’re up for something salty. Loh Bak, also known as ngo hiang is believed to have originated from the Teochew and Hokkien Communities in Malaysia.

Loh Bak

This dish consists of a variety of meat but may include shrimps, chicken meat, or taro as the main ingredient, and vegetables as its filling. It is wrapped in bean curd skins before they are deep-fried until crispy.

 5.Keropok Lekor

Another salted meal, Keropok Lekor is a snack and specialty of the Terengganu region in Malaysia.

Keropok Lekor

To prepare this, ground fishes like herring, ikan tamban, ikan kerisi, or ikan selayang are combined with sago flour, and formed into long, sausage-like shapes and then boiled for several hours. 

This dish which can also be fried is present in many stalls in the region. Best to eat with a spicy chili dipping sauce while it’s hot.

6.Lor Mee

For noodle lovers out there, this Malaysian dish is for you. Lor Mee consists of thick yellow noodles, with starchy gravy, eggs, cornstarch, and spices.

Lor Mee

This is usually found in lor mee stalls where typically vendors add coriander, minced garlic, black vinegar, and chili paste to give this noodle dish a kick.

7.Pan Mee

Another noodle dish you can try when you side-trip to Malaysia.

Pan Mee

This noodle dish is believed to be a Chinese-Malaysian culinary tradition that consists of hand-pulled noodles, served with leafy green vegetables, minced pork, and mushrooms. Sometimes, it comes in a dry version, with soy sauce and poached egg altogether.

8.Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa

This Malaysian tangy taste fish-based noodle soup is one of the numerous varieties of laksa, a popular noodle soup in different countries throughout Southeast Asia.This dish contains rice noodles, shredded fish, sliced cucumber, onion, or lettuce. Whenever you feel like eating something sour, like tamarind for a dish, give this one a try.

9.Mee Goreng Mamak

Something to spice up your trip to Malaysia is to try this stir-fry noodle dish called Mee Goreng Mamak. This is a spicy-savory dish paired with noodles, fish cakes, chicken, prawns, garlic, scallions, tomato sauce, curry spice, sweet soy sauce, boiled potatoes, and eggs. This is usually topped with red chilies, crispy fried onions, and lime juice.

Mee Goreng Mamak

10.Char Kway Teow

Last on our list is a food bowl to serve all your cravings for Malaysian food. Char Kway Teow is one of the popular street foods you can find that is made of flat rice, noodles, shrimps, eggs, cockles, bean sprouts, chives, and Chinese sausage. All of these ingredients are usually coated in soy sauce and fried. Some add shrimp paste, garlic, fried pork lard, or wheat noodles.

Char Kway Teow

So the next time you visit Malaysia,Take a sampling of these popular street foods and prove to yourself how we Asians could whip-up a meal for you, and be delighted to your heart’s content.

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Malaysia’s Top Festivals In 2020 (Part 2)

Rainforest World Music Festival (July)

You might have heard of this since it’s one of the most spectacular music festivals in Southeast Asia. Following the beat of excitement from foot-stomping music in the rainforests of Borneo, thousands of music enthusiasts from across the world witness live performances on this music festival.

International artists performing at 2019 Rainforest World Music Festival.

From popular international and local artists, the Rainforest Music Festival is a haven for concert geeks. This 3-day musical extravaganza is considered as one of Malaysia’s best festivals in 2020.

National Day (August)

Every 31st of August, Malaysia celebrates its Independence from British occupancy in 1957. This is commemorated by having awesome fireworks on the eve of Independence Day, a grand parade at Merdeka Square in the morning, and concerts or performances throughout the day and stage show across Malaysia.

Malaysian Flags are waved in the Independence Day Grand Parade.

Mooncake Festival (August/September)

The renowned Lantern Festival is celebrated in line with the ancient tradition of giving thanks to the moon goddess for a bountiful harvest. A procession of colorful lanterns and delicious mooncakes are a few of the main highlights of this festival.

Mooncake festival over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A display of unity with the community and family. This festival was believed to be based on the legend of Change and Hou Yi’s love story.

Hari Raya Haji (October)

This festival is similar to Eid but has differences in the procedure of celebration. The Muslim community in Malaysia celebrates this by engaging themselves in religious practices like korban or sacrificial-slaughtering, distributing food to the poor and needy, and praying and greeting fellow friends and family in mosques.

Muslims praying over Hari Raya Haji commemoration.

Deepavali (November)

Another Malaysian festival, the same in India, is the Deepavali or Festival of Lights. Hindus celebrate this festival with enthusiasm by using colored chalk to craft different patterns and images on the ground.

A family lighting- up candles in line with Festival of Lights.

They can scatter colored rice, dry flour, colored sand, or flower petals and make “rangoli”. People of all races and religions gather together in public spaces and celebrate this prominent Hindu festival.

Dragon Boat Festival (December)

The Penang International Dragon Boat Festival is one of the annual and most interesting festivals in Malaysia. This takes place in the Teluk Bahang dam near Georgetown.

Series of dragon boats about to start the competition.

In this festival, you will witness over 40 competitors from across the world joining as they race with colorful and traditional boats to the beats of the drum. Just remember to adjust your camera settings since taking photos of this wet festival is difficult.

Christmas (December))

It might sound cliché, but you probably know what happens on Christmas Eve. However, Malaysian have their ways of celebrating this world event.

Petronas Towers tourists taking photos on Christmas eve.

Most people celebrate this with warmth and serenity, but Malaysians made it one of their jolliest festivals, flooding everything in white whether it be lights, Christmas displays, and decorations. , carols, food, plum cakes, decorations, and shopping deals for the locals and tourists.

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Malaysia’s Top Festivals In 2020 (Part 1)

Wherever we travel, we always look for something to enjoy while blending in to the local culture. It could be through culture, traditions, beliefs, or simply just their daily way of living. The experience we gain from our travels refreshes our minds. We also create memories in our travels and document these through photos that we can share for all the world to see.

2020 has already been a tough year for us because of  CoVid-19. The trips we planned, the places we wanted to visit, all these plans are shelved until everything returns to normal. To take away that sad feeling about your canceled trips, Klipp TV will give you a virtual tour!

As part of the #KlippersGoTo #Malaysia series, we will give you Malaysia’s Top 14 Festivals you can look forward to when everything goes back to normal. Buckle up, because we’re going for a festival–hopping right in the middle of a pandemic.

Selamat Datang, Klippers! Welcome to Malaysia.

Thaipusam (January/February)

This is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Muruga over the evil spirit Sooparadam. The 3-day festival is passionately celebrated at the famous Batu Caves shrine and waterfall temple. 

Celebration of Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

On this full moon day, Lord Muruga carried in a silver chariot to the sounds of chants and drums with over a million devotees entering the temple to seek his blessings. 

Chinese New Year (February)

Malaysia and China have few similarities in terms of culture and festivals. One of them is giving importance to the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Malaysians celebrate this festival by having a grand cultural celebration that lasts up to 15 days. They kick off this festival with a reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year.

Chinese Lantern Festival in Malacca, Malaysia.

The tradition includes visiting the temple to seek blessings from the God of Prosperity and giving out “ang pao” to children and mandarine oranges for everyone to show prosperity and generosity. They also wear red, which signifies the color of prosperity, and head out to the grand Open House to witness lion and dragon dance performances.

Malaysia Water Festival (April)

Just like Holi in India, the Malaysia Water Festival is celebrated by throwing water on each other in the streets. Malaysians commence this annual celebration in Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang, Malaysia, and end it in Labuan.

Malaysians joyfully throwing water at each other at the Water Festival.

Activities involved are international fishing tournaments, kayaking challenges, sandcastle building, and a lot more. Just make sure you bring extra clothes because you’re about to walk soaked in water all over in this festival.

Tadua Ka’amatan Harvest Festival (May)

A festival originating from Sabah’s largest ethnic group Kadazan-Dusun, Tadua Ka’amatan is celebrated as their way of saying “Thank You” to the holy spirits for giving them a bountiful harvest. As one of the famous festivals in Malaysia, Padi farmers gather to give honor to “Bambaazon”–a spirit of rice padi honored through traditional rites and customs during the festivities.

Kadazan-Dusun tribe wearing traditional costumes for Ka’amatan festival.

Kadazan Dusun Cultural Organisation performs ethnic dances, as well as displaying traditional sports like arm-wrestling and blowpipe shooting. Local rice wines like Tapai and Lihing are free-flowing adding to the spirit as this festival was observed on the 30th and 31st of May.

Vesak Day (May)

Another popular festival celebrated in Malaysia is called Vesak Day. Same in Buddhist countries here in Southeast Asia, this festival is commemorated to witness important events by marking the three major milestones in Buddha’s life. These are his birth, enlightenment, and nirvana. One of the most popular rituals is the bathing of a Buddha statue. 

Wesak day parade float of Buddha.

They often fast and spend time meditating at the temples all day. Releasing doves and tortoises is one of the few activities they make that symbolizes the liberation of the soul and absolving one’s past life sins. This festival is celebrated all over the country.

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri “Eid” (June)

As a holy month of abstinence and fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid across the country. It is considered as one of the most joyful festivals in Malaysia. Muslims who work in big cities head back to their homes in the provinces and join the festivities with special prayers done in mosques. 

Malaysian celebrating Eid with family.

House-visits and feasting, the same as asking for forgiveness from friends and family members, are marked by Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. One of the traditions Malaysians do is opening the doors that show warm hospitality on all guests, serving them with traditional delicacies and desserts.

Sarawak Gawai Festival (June)

The indigenous Dayak’s race of Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, dress in their traditional attire and perform in the fascinating ceremonial offering. They welcome the New Year with gusto or liveliness, enthusiasm, etc. 

Dayak people dance to the rhythm as they celebrate Gaway Dayak festival.

Travelers and visitors witness this festival best in the longhouse, traditional Dayak home with over 40 families living under the same roof. They often celebrate this by feasting and drinking free-flowing tuak or rice wine in Sarawak State.

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4 World Heritage Sites of Malaysia

Each place we visit leaves something in our hearts. It could be a memory with the people we’ve met, people we’ve been with, or just the serenity we feel whenever we travel alone. How about you? What do you travel to?

From time to time, we travel to see inspirations to find out more about ourselves. We tend to feel the need to wander from the most random thoughts in our minds. In this case, we can achieve this by traveling. Here in Southeast Asia, you can see countless temples, beaches, and caves to explore. Tall buildings, historical structures are still standing strong despite years of the human journey.

On this #KlippersGoTo series, we’re going to take you to different countries in Southeast Asia. We’re going to show you their most recommended cuisines, festivities to attend, and tourist spots you can try whenever you travel by yourself or with your friends. To start our virtual voyage, let’s travel to #Malaysia.

Take a look at the 4 astonishing World Heritage Sites of Malaysia recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Moving Forward: SEA Countries Current Status For CoVid19

More than 7 months have passed since CoVid-19 brought unexpected interruption to people’s daily lives. Everything that used to be fast-paced slowed down: business establishments, public and private gatherings, and even religious activities had to stop to prevent this pandemic from getting worse.

You might be asking: how are countries in Southeast Asia (SEA) dealing with the rapid spread of CoVid19 cases? Considering that all potential vaccines are still in the trial period and not yet released for mass consumption. To refresh your mind on this current pandemic, here are facts from the World Health Organization (WHO).

ASEAN Countries
Photo: Southeast Asia map

Going Back to the Beginning

It all started when the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission in Hubei Province, China reported a group of pneumonia cases on December 31, 2019. Eventually, this was identified as a novel coronavirus. The WHO issued a comprehensive package of technical guidance to all on how to detect, test, and manage potential cases based on the current knowledge about the virus.

Photo: Chinese authorities gazing at a dead body caused by CoVid-19

In the middle of January 2020, China publicly shared the genetic sequence of CoVid19. 

Fast forward to the present, over 2,131,165 cases have been confirmed in the SEA region. The majority of countries in Southeast Asia were able to plot the rise of their CoVid 19 cases. The Philippines has the highest number of cases with a total of 129,913 infections and 2,270 deaths; while Indonesia lands second 125,396 infections and 5,723 deaths as of August 10, 2020 — both more than China’s reported total cases. 

Despite the elevating numbers every day, people are still uncertain about what’s going to happen in the next few months as 2020 is already in its greater half. The question is: how can the Philippines strategically slow-down their rising cases considering more Filipinos are getting infected every day?

Slowing it down

Thailand was the first country outside of China to confirm a CoVid-19 case. It was during the 2020 Lunar Year, where hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists visited Thailand when the virus was still barely understood and therefore, no plan of action was in place. 

Several months later, it was indeed one of the few countries in the region to have contained the spread of the virus and confirmed cases. A major factor that might contribute to this is their traditional greeting through the prayer-like, palm-pressed wais. The conventional hand-shake which can transfer the virus from a person to another was discouraged. Along with this are the common protocols that were released by the WHO as part of their current initiative to curb escalating the number of cases as much as possible.

Photo: Empty Thai Temple / Filipinos on their daily commute despite CoVid-19

The Philippines, record-holder for the longest lockdown in the world, and ranks first with the highest CoVid-19 cases in the SEA as of this day, is still working on how to slow the surge down. The national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force, an arm President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration created in response to handling the pandemic, still gives a light-handed approach on how to effectively stop the rising cases of CoVid 19.

Medical frontliners are clamoring for a time-out since their battle against CoVid 19 has not stopped since the start of the pandemic. President Rodrigo Duterte called on frontliners to not lose hope as well as “stretch” their patience and extend favor a little longer. On the other hand, Francisco Duque, Secretary to the Department of Health released a statement saying that he will present their pleas to the IATF, and will bring more comprehensive strategies to protect their ranks.

7 Months Down, How Many To Go?

With the continuous rise of CoVid19 cases, what plan, not just of the government but of the people as well, can lessen the incidence of infections every day?

According to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ statement highlighting weak healthcare systems and connectivity in the region, Southeast Asia must step up its CoVid-19 response. He said that the pandemic highlighted deep inequalities, shortfalls in governance, and the imperative for a sustainable development pathway. He mentioned some countries remain unable to address CoVid-19 sufficiently wherein half of the countries in the SEA region are vulnerable due to weak health systems.

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana announced that while four or five countries in the region were “okay”, health expenditures for some countries were “too low compared to the level that is required” in this pandemic.

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Preventing COVID-19 at Home and at the Workplace

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines have risen to a total of 64. A case of local transmission or spread of COVID-19 even without travel abroad has been confirmed and multiple deaths have been reported. Large events and gatherings have been cancelled and government offices adapted a 4-day work week. School has been suspended in multiple urban areas and Metro Manila has been placed on community quarantine. Continue reading Preventing COVID-19 at Home and at the Workplace

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Strengthen Your Immune System

A strong immune system for you and your family is the best investment you can make. With the strew of new strains of diseases and viruses popping up all over the world, health is more important than ever.

There is no single solution for a strong immune system. It is composed of different parts of the body, so the healthier you are and the better you take care of yourself, the stronger you will find yourself as well.

Here are some tips from us! Find a balance of these activities for a holistic approach. Remember that overcompensating with supplements and vitamins is harmful for your body and will not offset other unhealthy activities.

TIP #1

Proper diet always comes up when human health and wellness is being discussed. What we take in affects our bodies in so many ways. To strengthen the immune system, eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Doing so will ensure that your body has the right amounts of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Eat appropriate servings, too. Overeating even when it’s fruits and veggies is still unhealthy and don’t try extreme diets without consulting your doctor first. A proper diet nixes the need for supplements. If you prefer taking vitamins, start with vitamin C which is vital for immune system functions.

TIP #2

The second thing that always comes up when it comes to health is exercise. Exercise has well known physical health benefits especially with the cardiovascular system and a healthier heart. It also releases endorphins that give us a positive feeling. If you are new to it, start with light physical activity like stretching or brisk walking. Stretching is advisable for all ages and helps with flexibility well into old age. Brisk walking meanwhile is good for the lungs while being a low-impact activity on the joints.

TIP #3

Manage your vices. We are all aware of the very dangerous effects of smoking avoid it at all costs, or if you already smoke, consider an exit strategy now.
Consume alcohol in moderation

TIP #4

Proper handwashing goes a long way. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. Most diseases are spread through touch and fluids so avoiding them can stop them from spreading. According to a study from 2012, the average human touches their face 3.6 times per hour, increasing the risk of contamination. Lessen hand-to-face contact and keep yourself safe.

TIP #5

Sleep is so vital to human wellness that so much research is still being done on it. But one thing is for sure, get enough sleep. 7 hours is the recommended amount of sleep for adults. You may hear a lot of people say that they function properly with less than the recommended amount of sleep, it may well be true but don’t make a habit out of it and play it safe. Regular lack of sleep has been linked to poor memory, poor mental health, obesity, and many more.

Sleep quality is also important. Start with good air circulation and sleep with good posture. Bad sleep quality will leave you tired even after an entire night of slumber.

TIP #6

Manage and minimize stress. Stressors or stress-inducers are not fixed for everyone. What can be stressful for someone may not be a stressor to someone else so be empathetic as well. Take breaks and remind friends and family to do the same. Stress is can manifest itself further through physical diseases and can affect your job performance, too.

Those are our 6 tips for a stronger immune system. Make these a habit and we’re sure you’ll reap the benefits immediately and more in the long run. Stay healthy these days is equal to keeping you and the people you care about safe.

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