Thursday, November 26, 2020

Herbalife Nutrition Leverages Digital Technology to Make Fitness an Achievable Goal During and Beyond the New Normal

 


As social distancing and other health protocols that prevent most people from going to the gym remain in place, premiere global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition leveraged digital technology to bring fitness to people through videos, virtual events, and other interactive platforms. One such platform is its Fitness Portal, which features workout videos that range from beginner routines to advanced workouts – making fitness an achievable goal for everyone. All videos can be accessed for free.

 

“Three years ago, we started to work on our digital platform for fitness. It’s a free resource that’s for everybody,” said Samantha Clayton, Vice President, Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness, and Chairwoman of the Fitness Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition.

 


Clayton spoke before members of the media and the blogging community during the Virtual Wellness Tour of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. The forum was held in line with Herbalife Nutrition’s Get Moving with Good Nutrition, a campaign that aims at breaking health inertia and fostering communities to support one another on their healthy living journey. It was launched as part of Herbalife Nutrition’s 40th anniversary celebration.

 


“Digital has been driving fitness for a long time. It really amplified  the average everyday fitness professional’s voice. If you see a lot of the content that’s on YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram, the content that gets the most amounts of likes tend to be fitness-based content, so the digital transformation of the fitness world has been happening for a long time. It has always been supported hand in hand with going to a location to exercise, but as this year has gone on, the physical getting together piece has gone down a little, which has made the digital transformation of fitness move at a more rapid pace,” Clayton said.

 

She added that even when gyms start to open and people get back outside, people have realized the convenience of online workouts and that they could do it in their own time and in the comfort of their own home.

 

For companies that create content, the challenge lies in making it interesting enough for people to consumer.

 

“When the sports world kind of stopped this year, we really had a challenge to put out a really interesting and engaging  content with our athletes to meet our consumers in their homes, meet our distributors, and people in the community in a space that we know,” Clayton said.

 

To address this challenge, Clayton and her team came up with a 2020 Quarantine Sports and Fitness Content that comprised of athlete cook-off contests, social media workout videos, sports nutrition blog series, Facebook live workout series, and social media workout graphics.

 



A former Olympic athlete, Clayton added that the audience for fitness and sports nutrition has never been wider until today.

 

“For many years, the fitness industry and the sports nutrition industry, in particular, was all about the athlete. Everything was geared towards speaking to the athlete, a person that was really striving to be the best at their sport. What’s exciting for me today is to share with you that the audience not for fitness and sports nutrition has really expanded,” she said. “People are truly inspired and interested  in what good nutrition has to offer.”

 

Citing data gathered by Herbalife Nutrition between February 23 - March 25, 2020, Clayton shared that key categories of conversation in Sports Nutrition International Online listening are: health (37%), market growth (28%), food (15%), science (10%), and nutrition (10%).

 

When it comes to what gets people moving, running and endurance training ranked highest at 26%, followed by bodybuilding/weightlifting at 23%, cycling at 13%, and plyometrics at 12%.

 

“I believe that it’s important that people subscribe to a healthy active lifestyle, which is not necessarily striving to be the best athlete in the world. It’s not about reaching peak performance; it’s about having simple daily habits each and every day so that you could be at your best. So whether that’s having a healthy breakfast or getting your minimum amount of exercise, a healthy active lifestyle is about sustainable healthy habits that last a lifetime. Your body is your one vehicle that will last you for the rest of your days. A lot of how that vehicle operates relies on you,” Clayton said.

 

A mother of four, including a set of triplets, Clayton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with a concentration on Nutrition and Wellness. She has competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and is an Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)-certified personal trainer and group exercise specialist and International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)-certified personal trainer, group exercise specialist, and youth fitness specialist.

 

About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.

 

For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

GOLDILOCKS On A Roll!

 


Say “Cheese Please!” to the new cheesy treat from the country’s number one bakeshop, Goldilocks! We are sure you’ll love their new Cheese Roll. Bite into delectable cheese enveloped by soft sweet bread. It’s the perfect merienda treat for the whole family!​


Enjoy these and other scrumptious snacks at Goldilocks stores Nationwide, and for more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Allianz Banking on Young, Digital-Savvy, Finance Protégés

 

Allianz PNB Life is offering young, dynamic, talented, and digital-savvy Filipinos the opportunity to make a profitable income and be in control of their careers, while helping others secure their health and financial future without sacrificing the time to pursue their own passions.


The Digital Natives of Allianz, or DNAs, are the products of the company’s newest agency program.  The program attracts, trains, and develops self-starting young Filipinos who want to take charge of their lives.  DNAs from diverse backgrounds are welcome as long as they have an entrepreneurial mindset, want to be in control of their careers, and are disciplined in following the program. Young, curious, digitally-skilled, and proficient at multi-tasking, they are the new lifeblood of Allianz PNB Life and the future of the insurance industry.

 

According to Allianz PNB Life Distribution Training Supervisor Candice Elaine Veloso, the DNA program aims to reward  committed, and tech-savvy individuals who want to establish a lifelong career in the insurance industry.

“The DNAs undergo a bespoke four-week training program designed to prepare them to become knowledgeable, experienced, and valuable assets to the business,” Veloso said.

 

To be a DNA, means having to undergo a rigorous selection process, as Allianz PNB Life handpicks only the best. Close to 200 applicants from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao tried out during the first recruitment process held earlier this year. Thirty-five applicants were admitted to the training program and 31 successfully completed it.


True to the name – “Digital Natives” – the training program was conducted via digital tools meant to meet the demands of modern times. Each applicant went through a variety of learning interventions such as role-playing, case studies, and other assessments that are meant to enhance their skills and knowledge as well as raise their confidence and insight on how to best serve the needs of their life insurance clients.

 

Accepted DNAs are able to enjoy a set of exclusive benefits while in the 12-month full-time program, which includes a monthly financial allowance on top of commissions, access to rewards and special training classes, basic HMO coverage and a tablet ownership plan go be able to do paperless transactions when helping their clients secure their preferred life insurance program. The DNAs use Allianz PNB Life’s digital platform called AZ Journey to help their clients have a seamless life insurance application process. In this new normal, life insurance professionals have to do their business in a virtual environment, and Allianz’ Digital Natives are provided the support to do this with the right tools, motivation as well as the support of their mentors and leaders.

 

DNAs become not only a part of one of the country’s leading health and insurance providers, but also get the backing of the world’s number one insurance brand (according to the latest Interbrand Best Global Brand Rankings).

 

“This year, the entire industry is called to better serve the needs of Filipinos, of every age. To paint a future picture where, even as Covid-19 exists, digitalization and technology plays a crucial part in helping us reach out to out customers when they need us the most. I have so much hope for our young DNAs, because not only are they creative and enthusiastic about innovating the industry, they also collectively believe in the noble nature of our purpose – to secure the future. They do their work with a lot of heart. I have great hope in the next generation, especially when I see the Digital Natives of Allianz in action,” said Orange Galcim, Chief Agency Officer, Allianz PNB Life.

Allianz is currently in the process of assembling the second batch of DNAs. If you would like to become one, head on over to the Allianz PNB Life social media accounts to learn more.

 

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About Allianz PNB Life

 

Allianz PNB Life began its operations in 2001 and is among the major life insurers in the Philippines. Worldwide, Allianz is also considered the most sustainable insurer from 2017 to 2019 according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are a leading provider of Variable Life products, complemented by a full line of Life protection offerings for individuals and institutions. All our products and services are designed to meet the lifetime financial planning, wealth accumulation, and well-being aspirations of every Filipino Family.

 

Allianz PNB Life’s main headquarters is in Makati City, the country’s main business district, with eleven business centres strategically located in key cities across the archipelago. It has the support of over 220 employees and more than 1000 financial advisors to serve our dear policyholders and deliver great customer service experiences.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Alagang Unilab: Healthier Ph Opens Dialogue on Steam Inhalation as a Health Treatment



The country’s leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company, Unilab Inc. (Unilab), through its “Alagang Unilab: HealthierPH Series,” launched a virtual symposium that talked about the pros and cons of steam inhalation recently.

 

Dubbed “To steam or not to steam: A discussion on Steam Inhalation as a Health Remedy,” pulmonologist and biochemist Dr. Earl Louis A. Sempio helped shed some light on the various misinformation surrounding the treatment modality.

 

Steam inhalation, tuob or suob in local parlance, is the process of inhaling water vapor to relieve stuffy nose brought by a cold or sinus infection. Some use it as a therapy for bronchitis or nasal allergies, while some resort to its effect when they have fever or flu.

 

The procedure involves lowering one’s head about eight to 12 inches away from hot water and inhaling slowly and deeply through the nose for at least two to five minutes.

 

Quick-relief but not a cure. “Steam inhalation is widely practiced, especially in homes, because of the relief that it gives a person who may be suffering from the common cold, nasal allergies, or sinus infections. These conditions bring nasal congestion that is very uncomfortable and makes it difficult for someone to breathe,” says Dr. Sempio.

 

While steam inhalation alleviates the symptoms of nasal congestion, Dr. Sempio stressed that it is not a cure as the steam does not address the virus that caused it. 

 

The problem is when people feel better they get a false sense of security that they no longer need a doctor’s advice to address their condition. People often associate relief with cure, which is a mistake that can potentially hurt in the long run.

 

“Steam can make you feel better and so can a warm bowl of chicken soup when you’re under the weather. When you’re done with your soup, you start feeling better because the vapor from the soup helped decongest your nasal pathways. 

 

“Water vapor or moisture does not necessarily need to be from a boiling pot of water. What’s important is to keep yourself hydrated; you need to drink plenty of fluids to replenish what is being lost.”

 

COVID 19 and other conditions. Amid the pandemic, Dr. Sempio strongly discourages steam inhalation for coronavirus patients. 

 

“Steam inhalation loosens secretions, that’s why a COVID patient shouldn’t do it. It poses a great threat to everyone around the patient especially if he starts coughing in the middle of treatment."

 

Various medical societies have already issued statements regarding steam inhalation for COVID 19 patients. One of them is the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). 

 

Part of the statement reads: “Scientific studies suggest that steam inhalation is indeed effective against symptoms of colds and that it increases nasal patency… However, tuob/suob cannot be recommended as a standard care treatment for COVID-19 until it is proven by controlled clinical studies.”

 

The Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and the Philippine College of Chest Physicians have likewise issued a joint statement saying: “Steam inhalation does not kill the virus and may cause potential harm. We cannot in good conscience endorse its preventive or curative measure.”

 

Apart from COVID 19, Dr. Sempio also discourages the use of steam inhalation with patients suffering from an infectious condition like Tuberculosis where the possibility of generating infectious droplets is high.

 

Dr. Sempio reminds everyone to seek a health professional’s opinion when it comes to addressing medical concerns, especially cough and cold. He then enumerates tips on how to prevent an infection and stay healthy.

 

“Prevention is always better than cure. First is hygiene because that’s the primary way of us getting the infection. If we’re worried about a viral infection, we usually get it through the secretions or the airborne particles. 


“If you’re already sick, drink plenty of fluids, that’s number one. Second, you need to have rest, you have to have adequate sleep, adequate nutrition, and remove any form of abuse to the body.”

 

Lastly, Dr. Sempio acknowledges that many Filipinos are suffering from vitamin deficiency, which makes them susceptible to infection. Correcting malnutrition can greatly help in improving one’s immune system.

 

Alagang Unilab: HealthierPH Series is part of Unilab’s initiatives in reaching out to the public to provide relevant health information on primary healthcare and chronic conditions. For more information about Unilab, log on to their website at www.unilab.com.ph, or visit their Facebook or Instagram pages (@unilab). For inquiries and other concerns, you may contact the Unilab Consumer Care Center at +632-8-864522-1 (UNILAB-1) or info@unilab.com.ph.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER


                                     Earl Louis Sempio M.D., F.P.C.P, F.P.C.C.P.


 Oceana University                                                                                                       Associate Professor

 

University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery                 

Department of Medical Ethics                                                                              Course Supervisor

Educational Technology and e-Learning Applications                           E-Learning Specialist

Department of Biochemistry                                                                                Laboratory Supervisor

 

University of Sto. Tomas Hospital

Center for Respiratory Medicine

Media and Resource Creation Unit                                                                     Unit Head

 

Department of Medical Education and Research                                       Coordinator

Continuing Medical Education Unit

 

St. Jude General Hospital and Medical Center

Pulmonary Department                                                                                            Chairman

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gearing up for the new era of Telehealth Is your facility keeping up with the rising demands for Virtual Health?

 


The current global health crisis has highlighted the value of virtual health through telehealth, telemedicine, or remote patient monitoring. Due to lockdowns and community quarantines, healthcare organizations, ranging from large hospitals to small independent physicians, are now adopting telehealth systems to continue providing services to their patients.

 

Recognizing the advantages of virtual health, the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Privacy Commission (NPC) released a set of “Guidelines on the Use of Telemedicine in COVID-19 Response” last April. This joint memorandum aims to enable patients to receive health services even while staying at home, except for emergencies or to avail of COVID-19-related health services as per standing protocols.

 

As the adoption rates continue to skyrocket among healthcare facilities, physicians, and patients, use case applications for telehealth are continuing to expand across the healthcare environment—from mental health providers and physical therapists to small physician offices and large health systems. Healthcare providers utilize virtual health for online video telehealth visits, remote patient monitoring, virtual education, and management of billing and online payments, to name a few.

 

For Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, the rise of virtual health, on the other hand, is straining the health IT infrastructure and creates new challenges among healthcare providers.

 

“Now that we currently face a pandemic, most healthcare systems struggle to support the volume of data generated by the virtual health approach. Healthcare providers, including hospitals, retail clinics, outpatient facilities, and physicians, must ensure that their IT infrastructures are built to support the range of virtual health services, being delivered today,” said Jason Lim, the country manager of Vertiv Philippines.

 

To ensure the seamless delivery of virtual health services, Lim listed three things that healthcare providers must consider in ensuring the successful implementation of virtual health technologies.

 

Build redundancy into the telehealth infrastructure

Healthcare organizations must ensure that they have dependable internet connection and bandwidth, suitable for the data volume and high-resolution imaging. They also need to establish backup power protection for computers and network apparatus, as well as to consider data sovereignty, data privacy, security, and regulations.

 

 

Modernize legacy infrastructure

To support the next generation of computational, storage, and communication capabilities, healthcare organizations may also need to modernize their infrastructures.

 

As healthcare facilities add hundreds of devices and thousands of sensors to their already overloaded network, it will be vital to assess their existing infrastructure for weak spots that could potentially bring their network down. Many healthcare systems were long overdue for technology updates even before the pandemic. There have also been some inadequacies in management, monitoring, security, and even back up power, which plague the health IT environments.

 

With the growth of telehealth, there is an opportunity to get the needed funding for upgrading critical infrastructure devices in support of next-generation digital healthcare that delivers increased bandwidth, added security, and added computational, storage, and communications capabilities.

 

Leverage the power of edge computing

Innovative digital healthcare technologies and the rapid growth of telehealth is generating large amounts of data, from a variety of sources, and at greater velocity than ever before. Leveraging this data can help healthcare providers gain deep insights that can ultimately improve patient outcomes, boost workforce productivity, and improve the revenue streams for healthcare providers.

 

By leveraging edge computing, an approach where health IT infrastructure or IT network services closer to where their customers are, healthcare providers will be more equipped to collect, analyze, and secure the influx of telehealth data for making faster, more informed decisions at the point of care. Deploying an edge architecture enables data processing close to the source promoting greater security and efficiency while reducing both cost and strain on bandwidth.

 

As IT becomes an integral part of today’s new era of telehealth, Vertiv aims to bring together cutting-edge Healthcare Solutions that can help healthcare providers to meet the growing demand for always-on connectivity, while managing security and costs, and do it with fewer resources and tightening budgets.

 

Vertiv’s Healthcare Solutions also help ensure uninterrupted operations, optimal performance, and scalability of data centers, communication networks, and other critical IT facilities. To learn more about how Vertiv supports the continuity of today’s vital business applications, visit Vertiv.com

Boosting children’s health through immunization amid Covid-19 pandemic


The Philippines experienced a Measles outbreak from 2018 to 2019 where more than 70,000 cases and 841 deaths were recorded, mostly children.


Leslie is a mother of four children. Her youngest child caught measles and suffered severe coughing. He eventually passed away. If he was protected with vaccine, he would have celebrated his 2nd birthday this year.

 

Medical experts say that complete immunization is the most effective way to keep people safe from Measles, and also from Rubella, commonly known as “tigdas hangin”, whose symptoms include fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, head, body and eye aches, chills and anorexia.

 

Still, many of them, especially children, do not receive or have not completed immunization so diseases like this remain widespread in the country.


On September 2019, children were put at risk of lifelong paralysis due to the outbreak of Polio, where the virus enters the body through the mouth, by ingesting contaminated food and water. Most infections do not show symptoms, there is no medicine that could cure this and the only protection is through proper immunization.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children who are not yet vaccinated become more at high risk of acquiring preventable diseases such as Measles, Rubella and Polio.

 

Three out of four children do not receive vaccination against Measles. Its vast spread may cause children to experience severe complications, endangering their precious lives.

 

The Department of Health (DOH) believes that no children should suffer or die from diseases that have long had effective and safe vaccines to fight them.

 

Chikiting Ligtas

 

Child-focused humanitarian agency World Vision, for more than 60 years in the Philippines, has been committed to provide children and their families with better opportunities for improved well-being and sustainable change.

 

In partnership with DOH, World Vision’s health and nutrition programs have supported the agency’s implementation, policy, and capacity building for various nutrition programs such as Infant and Young Child Feeding, Micronutrient Supplementation, Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, and Nutrition in Emergencies.

 

 


 

 

For this year’s immunization program by DOH called MR-OPV SIA “Chikiting Ligtas sa Dagdag Bakuna Kontra Rubello, Polio, at Tigdas!” (Kids safe with supplemental vaccines against Rubello, Polio and Measles), the child-focused organization is again mobilizing its partners to support this massive campaign.

 

Data show that people refuse to get vaccinated because they fear the injection, the vaccine and its side effects. They are also afraid of acquiring COVID-19 when they go to health centers while others say they have their own pediatrician to administer the vaccine or it is against their religious and personal beliefs.

 

DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said the agency has continuously given immunization services against Measles, Polio, Rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases. It has also allocated resources for the campaign, even for personal protective equipment of the health workers. “’Wag bibitawan ang ibang immunization activities dahil mahalaga ito upang proteksyunan ang ating mga kabataan,” (Do not let go of other immunization activities because these are important at protecting children) the health chief said.

 

World Vision will support this through an immunization awareness campaign by circulating posters in its covered areas nationwide, along with promotions online, in the media and in institutional networks.

 

“As we observe the National Children’s Month this November, we will highlight the overall well-being of children, including their health through immunization and proper nutrition,” said Rommel V. Fuerte, World Vision’s National Director.

 

Immunization-champion moms called “Bakunanay” shared reassuring messages to mothers about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. Demi said “as a parent, it is my responsibility to protect my child that is why I make sure that my baby has complete protection against vaccine-preventable diseases like Rubella, Polio and Measles.

 




Another Bakunanay, Mildred, said “this time of pandemic, it’s hard to be sick so I complete my baby’s vaccine. I know that this will not just benefit my family but the whole community as well. Bakunanay Debbie said “I trust health centers and I want my child to receive the same vaccines I received when I was young so my baby will be protected from and safe against diseases.

 

For those who want to support and know more about the immunization program of DOH and World Vision's work, visit doh.gov.ph and worldvision.org.ph.

 

You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About World Vision

 

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by its Christian faith and values, it is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. It serves and collaborates with all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

DEVELOPING STORY: SM, through its OPTE program, gives relief support to Typhoon Ulysses victims

SM Supermalls and SM Foundation, through its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) program provides immediate relief assistance to residents affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Cagayan and other affected areas.

SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown donated two truckloads of bottled water which were received by Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano and Vice Mayor Bienvenido De Guzman. The donations were brought to Cathedral Gym and East Central Elementary School which served as evaucation centers for flood-stricken residents. Hot meals were also distributed to some 300 residents.



Relief for Cagayan. Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano and Vice Mayor Bienvenido De Guzman receive two truckloads of bottled water from SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown (left); SM Foundation through Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) donates boxes of bottled water for the evacuees at Cathedral Gym evacuation center and at East Central Elementary School in Tuguegarao.


"At SM, we will continue to reach out to as many communities as we can and help them bounce back. We urge everyone to join us as we extend a helping hand to those who are greatly affected by this calamity,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.



This effort forms part of Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), a social good program of SM Foundation in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets to address the needs of communities during calamities and crisis.

To those who wish to send help, SM through Philippine National Red Cross, is only accepting cash donation. No in kind donations will be accepted to help prevent spread of COVID-19.

Donations can be deposited to the following BDO account:
Account name: Philippine National Red Cross
Peso savings: 00-453-0190938
Dollar savings: 10-453-0039482
Swift code: BNORPHMM

For more updates and announcements, visit www.smsupermalls.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@SMSupermalls).

World Vision mounts humanitarian response for families affected by typhoon Ulysses

 

Following its exit from the Philippine landmass, Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco) leaves the entire Luzon grid, including Metro Manila, heavily battered and inundated due to destructive winds and raging flood.

"It is heartbreaking to see photos of children and their families seeking safer ground due to the massive flooding. Ulysses has also caused further damage to the already Rolly-stricken communities in the Bicol Region, where World Vision is currently doing an emergency response," says Rommel Fuerte, World Vision Development Foundation National Director.

Lea, one of the thousands who fled the raging flood in Rodriguez, Rizal province shares, "The water level rose very fast. When I was evacuating my 10-day old baby, the flood was already knee-deep. The rest of the family members were left stranded at home and had to be rescued.

While the 28-year-old mother is grateful that she and her family are now safe, she also appeals for support as they stay in an evacuation center. They are in need of foods, hygiene kits, face masks, blanket and other emergency essentials.

"I worry about my baby's welfare. We're just using discarded boxes as sleeping mat," she adds.




Ulysses, packed a strength of 155kph near its center and 255 gustiness during its peak intensity, made three landfalls. It maintained its strength while moving towards Western Luzon, bringing torrential rains that caused dams and rivers to swell. Thousands of families were stranded in flooded areas.

"We are dealing with multiple disasters, including COVID-19. As people seek refuge, we call on LGUs and all stakeholders to observe health protocols in evacuation centers. These disasters could also cause distress to children, especially those who have been through the horrifying experience from typhoon Rolly. Let us come together to support their needs in these trying times," appeals Fuerte.

World Vision has already mounted its humanitarian response for Ulysses-affected families, specifically in Marikina and Rizal, and started distributing hygiene kits that include toothbrushes, toothpaste, underwear for children and adults, bath and laundry soaps, malong and other essentials like blanket, plastic mat and mosquito nets.

World Vision teams in Bicol Region, particularly in Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Albay, have resumed humanitarian efforts.

Meanwhile in Northern Luzon, a state of calamity has been declared in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan due to heavy rain and massive floods brought by Ulysees and the release of water from Magat Dam.

World Vision, coordinating with LGUs and community partners in the north, continues to monitor and account the full extent of Ulysses' impact in the entire Luzon.





The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Center estimates that around 19.1 million people are along the typhoon's path. Metro Manila alone has over 12 million population.

For your support, visit: https://www.worldvision.org.ph/donate/typhoon-ulysses-response/

 

About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.