The University of the Philippines has issued an open call for entries to the PAG-AALAY webXHIBITION & FESTIVAL, an online video festival that will showcase stories of everyday Filipino heroes. The festival welcomes entries from all, amateur or professional, Filipino filmmakers, multimedia creators, and artists whose works capture stories of resilience, inner strength, and humanity of Filipinos.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Pag-aalay sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. The Festival will accept video entries that honor, remember, and immortalize Filipinos whose stories of selfless acts amid the COVID-19 pandemic reflect our values of heroism (bayanihan) and selfless offering or oblation (pag-aalay).
Anesthesiologists are among the medical workers who serve at the frontlines in the battle against the viral pandemic. As such, they face health risks due to their exposure and close proximity to COVID-19-positive patients in enclosed spaces. How then can these medical frontliners keep themselves safe while taking care of their patients? Find out in the upcoming webinar in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” series on July 10, 12nn.
The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team launches new features in endcov.ph, a web portal created to provide the public with vital information and tools in the fight against COVID-19. New resources to the dashboard include features that show Case Projections, the State of Transmissions in NCR based on LGU data, Municipal/City Density Map based on current active cases, and a Policy Sourcebook on COVID-19.
Visibility and availability. These are high up on Ma. Rita Villanueva-Tamse’s list of what our nurses need from their administrators and leaders especially in times of crisis like the present—to know that their superiors are ready to listen to their concerns, help them navigate the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and address their needs.
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Dealing with confusion and information overload when it comes to the government’s policies to fight COVID-19? The UP Resilience Institute has developed a two-volume policy sourcebook to help Filipinos keep track of the government’s policies and measures to fight the pandemic.
Former NEDA Secretary and UP School of Economics Professor Emeritus Ernesto M. Pernia weighed in on the topic, “COVID-19 and the Economy” at the UP Alumni Association’s KapihanngBayansa UP program.
Dr. Chito Permejo, a cardiology intensivist at the Philippine Heart Center, said the off-label use of pharmacologic therapies to treat COVID-19 in patients with cardiac issues must be done with caution. He discussed this and many more in “COVID-19 and the Heart”, the eighth episode of UP’s STOP COVID DEATHS webinar series streamed on June 12.
UP is moving forward into the “next normal” of a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world, and getting ready to explore new prospects, platforms, and possibilities for remote and blended remote and face-to-face teaching and learning, with a series of initiatives, preparations, webinar-workshops and dialogues for the next two months.
For many patients who survive severe COVID-19, rehabilitation is the next stage of the fight. The next installment in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series will focus on the needs of patients recovering from severe COVID-19, with Dr. Celso F. Bate of The Medical City and VRP Medical Center as speaker.