With Boracay temporarily closing for rehabilitation, people have to look for another place to go to this summer. Fear not, here’s my recommendation: Hermana Menor Island in Santa Cruz, Zambales which boasts of its ivory sand, and crystal waters.
Just in time before the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month ends, Dr. Celestine Trinidad has revealed the cover for her upcoming book, “Ghost of a Feeling”; and I am very much excited to share it with you.
Japanese Encephalitis cases are on the rise in the Philippines. Learn more about this mosquito-borne virus through this info-video and explainer blog post.
Stress has reigned in the atmosphere at work for so long. Laboratory activities and paper works have been piling up non-stop. All of us obviously needed a breather. Hence, our team building activity has become one of the most highly anticipated events in our department. This year, we had the great opportunity to hold it at Eagle Point Resort in Mabini, Batangas from August 2 to 4, 2017.
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) celebrated its 36th anniversary from 17 to 21 April 2017 with the theme “Envisioning Potentials, Strengthening Performance”. The week-long affair was filled with various exciting activities. One of its highlights was the Mr. & Ms. RITM pageant held on 18 April 2017 at the RITM Auditorium. It was such a privilege to be part of the Physical Arrangement committee for that event, and all other happenings for the anniversary week.
Once, I was browsing through my Facebook news feed and chanced upon a photo of a popular convenience store at night. The image had striking, surreal tones, ranging from aqua to red violet. Later on, I found out that the shot was inspired by the hit TV series Riverdale [which I have not started to watch yet]. Encouraged by the picture, I decided to try recreating it in my hometown, Santa Cruz, Zambales.
The heat of summer is now on. It is so hot that even a shower would not do. I needed something more – a day at the beach, perhaps. Fortunately, with the recent long weekend holiday, I was able to go home and get myself a quick splash at Dawal Beach Resort, Candelaria, Zambales on 15 April 2017.
During Good Friday, Filipino Catholics hold the procession of Christ’s remains in an ornate casket, together with key personalities present during His Passion. For years, I have wondered who many of them where, and why they were included in this Lenten ritual. I did some research to answer my own inquiries, and here are my discoveries, coupled with some of my Catholic knowledge.
Purple Gazette celebrates its golden anniversary exactly today – 22 April 2017. I am happy and proud to have become a member of the publication team. Being part of the PG family was probably one of the best things that happened to me in college. Read on for a trip down memory lane.
The National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL), the department I work under, celebrates the anniversary of its inauguration once every five years; and this year, it has remained standing strong for a decade and half. As it rejoices for its 15th birthday, NTRL has assigned the unit I belong to, the Laboratory Services Unit (LSU), to organize the programme (together with the Program Support and Quality Management or PSQM Unit) and to physically arrange the venue. The party was held at four in the afternoon on 22 March 2017 inside the NTRL Courtyard.