“Bakers’ Club of Leyte” gives back to community

by EVMail News on October 26, 2014

The Leyte Bakers on stage are welcomed by the school principal. Also with them is councilor Vincent Rama.

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…]

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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…]

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McDonald’s reopens in Tacloban City

by EVMail News on October 26, 2014

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

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…]

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EV Mail publisher Lalaine M. Jimenea (2nd from right), a veteran journalist, was among the awardees of the Excellence in Media Coverage in Disaster during the recently concluded “A Toast to Bayanihan” awards of the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurance Association (PIRA), an industry that was also badly hit by Yolanda but wanted to show the world that despite crippling losses, they are up and well and able to serve their clients. Other awardees were Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan, Patricia Evangelista of The Rappler, DJ Yap of PDI, Tara Yap of Manila Bulletin, Ted Failon and Atom Araullo of ABS-CBN, Jiggy Manicad, Love Anover and Micaela Papa of GMA 7.

EV Mail publisher Lalaine M. Jimenea (2nd from right), a veteran journalist, was among the awardees of the Excellence in Media Coverage in Disaster during the recently concluded “A Toast to Bayanihan” awards of the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurance Association (PIRA), an industry that was also badly hit by Yolanda but wanted to show the world that despite crippling losses, they are up and well and able to serve their clients. Other awardees were Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan, Patricia Evangelista of The Rappler, DJ Yap of PDI, Tara Yap of Manila Bulletin, Ted Failon and Atom Araullo of ABS-CBN, Jiggy Manicad, Love Anover and Micaela Papa of GMA 7.

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Doctor warns vs. use of ‘Sehat Badan’ coffee

by EVMail News on October 20, 2014

sehat badan coffeeORMOC 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…]

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Hon. Margarita Cari, 49, passes away

October 20, 2014

BAYBAY CITY – Leyte provincial board member Margarita Cellona-Cari, 49, and wife of Leyte 5th district congressman Jose Carlos L. Cari, passed away early morning of Sunday (October 12) at the Perpetual Succor Hospital in Cebu City. The late “Margie”, as family and friends fondly call her, suffered an aneurysm on her brain on September […]

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BPO reopens, heralding a new hope for Leyteños

October 20, 2014

PALO, LEYTE (PNA) – Freight Process Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. (FPOSI), a business process outsourcing company that used to operate here before Yolanda, reopened on Wednesday, October 8, in the morning. The BPO’s reopening assures Leytenos of jobs aside from sending a strong message that the province, 11 months after being flattened by super typhoon Yolanda, […]

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Palompon bags Best Tourism Oriented LGU award

October 12, 2014

Palompon town in Leyte is Grand Winner for Best Tourism Oriented Local Government Unit in the Philippines for the year 2013, during the Pearl Awards held at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod on Saturday, October 4. Palompon town bested two other finalists: Mystical Kabayan in Benguet, where Mt. Pulag and centuries old mummies can be […]

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Tzu Chi Fdn. launches relocation program at “Codilla Land”

October 12, 2014

ORMOC CITY – There’s Disneyland and there is Codilla Land! The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Inc. formally launched its housing program for Yolanda victims and internally displaced persons here in the city, in rites held at the city plaza on Monday, September 29, where a sample unit of the houses they would be constructing was […]

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ACT’s Rep. Tinio defends Lucy from cyberbullies

October 12, 2014

ORMOC CITY – Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez has made it clear that she is sympathetic to the cause of increasing the take home pay of teachers, and will vote for measures regarding the matter anytime it is put on the floor. Even party-list Rep. Antonio L. Tinio of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) vouches for […]

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