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Sparking hope, boosting health care amid the pandemic

By Argie C. Aguja The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic is not only a public health crisis; it has also severely affected the economy...

How online selling is thriving in the new normal

By Hannah Mallorca, Features Writer, The Philippine STAR The growth of many e-commerce platforms is the effect of transition from traditional shopping channels to online...

Seeking for a job during the pandemic

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR As we face an uncertain future, here are ways to stay at the top of your career game...

A conversation on women in the workplace

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR At present, women are rising to top positions in their respective industries. However, a 2019 survey conducted by...

Millennials, Gen Zs help amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Aliyya Sawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR For two months, many parts of the country including the National Capital Region were under lockdown or enhanced...

Mindanao introduces eco-friendly abaca face mask

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR The world has boosted its creativity in finding alternative materials for making face masks. Online, we can easily find...

COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health 

By AliyyaSawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR The pandemic brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) created major challenges to hospitals around the world, including the...

Maskne: How to avoid acne, breakouts when wearing face masks

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Thanks, or no thanks to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, protective face masks are now part of...

COVID-19 and our plastic use

By Aliyya Sawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Today, plastics play a key role in the response against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The material turned...

A conversation about performing arts during COVID-19

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR The online streaming of Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical last May 8 and 9 became a trending topic in...

Mounting an effective COVID-19 response

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Wealthier Western countries with vast resources are struggling to contain the coronavirus. In contrast, smaller Southeast...

RT-PCR vs Rapid Test: Comparing two test methods

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Not all test kits to detect COVID19 are alike and each has its own advantages and...

Facing COVID-19-induced mental health problem

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR For somebody with anxiety and depression, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic feels like being stuck in a...

Baguio’s battle against COVID-19

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR  A lot is yet to be cleared and understood about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). What remains evident...

TIMELINE: What happened since the Philippines was locked down

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Since the first reported case on January 30, the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the...

Avoiding a second wave

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR As most parts of the Philippines emerge from harsh lockdowns, other Asian neighbors are feeling the...

Modified ECQ until May 31 for NCR, Laguna, Cebu City –...

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR A “modified” enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will be enforced over the entire National Capital Region (NCR),...

Learn from home

By MICHAELA TANGAN Where to take free online classes during the COVID-19 lockdown We each have unique ways of coping up with the current global health...

Career insights during lockdown

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Experts weigh in on how employees can better tackle important career decisions in the face of uncertainties brought...

Expanded testing: Cornering the coronavirus, one test at a time

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Priority testing for COVID-19 covers symptomatic individuals, pregnant women, the elderly, the immuno-compromised and medical workers...

Singaporean AI predicts ‘end’ of pandemic

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR A prediction paper released by a Singaporean university projects how long until COVID-19 reaches the last expected case in a...

Ramadan 2020: Practicing Muslim faith in the time of COVID-19

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Muslims are now in the midst of month-long fasting, prayer and reflection. Ramadan, one of the holiest periods in...

How to help your child cope with the COVID-19 crisis

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, social structures, such as the family and educational institutions, are...

Caring for the vulnerable elderly

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Why are they at risk and what can we do to help? In hard-hit areas such as the US...

Finding their way back home

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Despite the lingering fear and anonymity, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) survivors are now living hopeful lives. Three of them...

What does ‘flatten the curve’ mean?

By Aliyya Sawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Authorities all over the globe are doing their best to curb the number of positive coronavirus disease 2019...

Palace extends ECQ in NCR, other high-risk areas

By Argie C. Aguja The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) order in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon (Region 3), Calabarzon (Region 4A) and other...

Industry experts discuss how companies manage to thrive amid health crisis

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR As coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases soar, industries scramble to cushion the impact of the pandemic. Strategies include the...

New normal: What to expect in a post COVID-19 society

By Michaela Tangan and Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR “Can we still live the lives we left behind?” As the world awaits for COVID-19 (coronavirus...

Protecting communities one face shield at a time

Online campaign raises awareness of protection for community frontliners Difficult situations call for improvised solutions. Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...

How to support the mental health of frontliners

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR STAR’s CG Live presents ‘Mental Health Check During Lockdown’ The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been taking a toll...

How to stay productive while working remotely

By Aliyya Sawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic has changed the lives of millions all over the world, with people...

Maintaining proper nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR According to the Department of Health (DoH), maintaining proper nutrition is crucial to protect the body from COVID-19...

Global race against time

By Argie C. Aguja Senior Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Coronavirus pandemic drives worldwide scramble for elusive cure As billions of lives hang in a balance amid...

Unlocking the pandemic puzzle

By Argie C. Aguja Features Writer, The Philippine STAR Since the coronavirus disease 20019 (COVID-19) was first reported in China in late 2019, it has managed...

‘Aggressive, targeted testing’ starts

National Action Plan against COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) chief implementer Carlito Galvez, Jr. said the country is ready for an aggressive and targeted testing...

Big event venues open doors as COVID-19 facilities

By Michaela Tangan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR As most Filipinos stay home and the once-bustling streets and buildings become desolate, several events places and entertainment...

Buhay-nihan 2020: Shining dynamism of LGUs

By Argie C. Aguja Features Writer, The Philippine STAR To stem the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), President Rodrigo R. Duterte extended the Luzon-wide...

DoLE reps share insights on working during ECQ

By Hannah Mallorca Features Writer, The Philippine STAR AS a result of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), which will run until April 30, companies from various...

Making a difference through fashion, one suit at a time

By Aliyya Sawadjaan Features Writer, The Philippine STAR With the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases, the number of personal protective equipment (PPE)...

DoH modifies classification of COVID-19 cases

On January 28, the Philippines started classifying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases as either Patients under Investigation (PUIs) or Persons under Monitoring (PUMs). However,...

People who are more vulnerable to COVID-19

By Michaela Tangan, Features Writer, The Philippine STAR With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, everyone is put ina new battleground.Hence, moreknowledge about the disease...

Understanding ‘viral load’ and COVID-19

By Michaela Tangan, Features Writer, The Philippine STAR According to the World Health Organization, older people and those with underlying medical conditions are at a...

UP study says quarantine extension might ‘flatten the curve’

Last April 7, President Rodrigo R. Duterte accepted the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to...

Tips on using and storing your home disinfectants

White vinegar and baking soda are proven effective for ordinary cleaning, but they cannot kill the coronavirus. In cleaning and disinfecting the house, one can...