The Leyte Bakers on stage are welcomed by the school principal. Also with them is councilor Vincent Rama.
First, to bring bread closer to the Filipinos’ hearts (and stomachs). Second, to empower children and the out-of school-youth and housewives by baking. Third, to integrate and improve the lives of bakers and ultimately, for Filipinos to take pride in this humble vocation. These are the reasons that bakery owners and bakers in Ormoc City formed the “Bakers’ Club of Leyte”.
To begin its advocacy, the Bakers’ Club gave bread to 554 pupils of San Pablo Elementary School during World Bread Day on Thursday, October 16.
Spearheading the activity was Dorina M. Ott, president of the bakers’ club, who is married to German national Daniel Ott. The couple owns the “Doreen Chef’s Corner”. Joining them were Eric Tolo and his brother Elmer, owners of “Dayka” bakery; Dean Manilao, owner of the “Foods for the Gods” bakeshop; and culinary teachers and home-based bakers in Ormoc. [click to continue…]
The Department of Health (DOH) this week has reported that it was in the process of tracking Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) in Ebola stricken countries, and is readying the protocol to repatriate them, if necessary.
However, it was also reiterated that the Philippines is still Ebola-free.
Secretary of Health Enrique Ona, in an official statement, said that in the three West African countries where there are outbreaks of Ebola, OFWs are coordinating with their recruitment agencies in assessing their risk from the disease. These are the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. [click to continue…]
Leyte Governor Dominic Leopoldo L. Petilla; McDonald’s Franchise owner Caroline Lee Andrade and daughter; Ronald McDonald; Tacloban City Vice Mayor Sambo Yaokasin and former Tacloban City councilor Robert Andrade (partly hidden) throw coins and candies to celebrate the reopening of McDonald’s in Tacloban City. Photograb from McDonald’s FB fanpage
TACLOBAN CITY- Thousands of loyal McDonald’s customers lined up and dined during the reopening of the fastfood chain on October 16 at Rizal Avenue in this city.
The store opened at 6:30 a.m. and closed at 12 midnight on that day. The reopening was a record breaking one in terms of customer turnout, it was learned.
Caroline Lee Andrade, president of Carol Ventures, Inc., said she was overwhelmed by the huge success of the reopening of McDonald’s. “I am very happy of this very special day. This is a testament that we still have our loyal customers and people continue to patronize McDonald’s.”
“We are happy to serve Tacloban again,” Andrade added. Carol Ventures, Inc. is the franchisee of McDonald’s here. [click to continue…]
ORMOC CITY – Health practitioners here are alarmed at the rising cases of patients suffering from the possible adverse effects of “Sehat Badan”, an Indonesian “health supplement” that comes in a form of a coffee drink, against which the Food and Drug Administration has already issued a “public health warning” since January 2014.
Over the last two months here in the city, at least three doctors (all specialists) reported of seeing patients who looked “edematous” (nanghupong), all of who said they’ve been drinking “Sehat Badan” religiously for several weeks. These patients claimed they felt better after taking the said coffee, which they made them “feel strong”, unlike before when they would always feel tired and had lots of body pains.
Dr. Rhodette E. Arevalo, an internist and a cardiologist, said she has seen at least eight patients who reported drinking the banned coffee supplement. She knows of at least two other doctors who’ve also seen the same in their patients. Almost all of these patients looked bloated and edematous, hence, she suspects that aside from the ibuprofen, diclofenac sodium and paracetamol that the FDA found it contained, the coffee could also be laced with steroids. [click to continue…]