Category Archives: Advocacy

Google Doodle: Wear a Mask

This is so cute yet effective in sending out a message to the public to protect themselves from catching the lethal Coronavirus by wearing mask. Thanks Google. More informational doodle like this, please.

Wear a mask. Save lives: Help Stop Coronavirus

Stay Home. Save Lives.

Help stop coronavirus

  1. STAY home as much as you can
  2. KEEP a safe distance
  3. WASH hands often
  4. COVER your cough
  5. SICK? Call ahead

Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local health authority.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

1. Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
2. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
3. Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
4. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
5. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
6. Stay home if you feel unwell.
7. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

Calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This protects you, and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.

Masks

Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.

General public health information by the World Health Organization and Google.

Candlelight Memorial 2020

This is a late post. The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated (PAFPI)  joined the world in celebrating the virtual #candlelightmemorial2020. The activity was held at PAFPI drop-in center in Malate, Manila. Volunteers and staff observed social distancing to commemorate the event.  #pafpicares

Photo credit: PAFPI

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is celebrated every May 17 to commemorate the millions of lives lost to AIDS. This in solidarity with people living with HIV all over the world.

National Flag Day 2019

National Flag Day 2019
Philippine flag unfurled. Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila. I took this picture during our visit in Fort Santiago in April 13, 2013.

It’s National Flag Day today.

The days of the 28th of May (National Flag Day) and the 12th of June (Independence Day) are designated as flag days, during which all offices, agencies and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, institutions of learning and private homes are enjoined to display the flag. But in recent years, the flag days are now from May 28 to June 30 yearly to promote patriotism and to celebrate the nation’s independence.

Symbols in the Philippine Flag: The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing liberty, equality and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor.

Source: wikipedia