SPMC’s new P18-million molecular lab to ‘quadruple’ testing efforts

With Davao City posting one of the highest increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide, a newly-inaugurated P18-million molecular lab at the Southern Philippines Medical Center aims to “quadruple” the city’s testing capacity. Inaugurated on Sunday, January 9, 2021, the facility will run up to 200 samples... Read More

Jared Joshua Bangcaya January 13, 2021
  • Climate action, justice highlighted in 1st Ecosummit

    Giving light to the urgency of responding to climate injustices, acclaimed speakers of Ecosummit 2020: 1st National Youth Environmental Forum, emphasized the importance of building environmental awareness among the youth to heed the call for climate action. In the virtual forum held last December 12...Read More


  • SCB 2nd sem budget reaches 1M due to low expenses last sem

    Carrying over almost 75 percent of last semester’s P650K budget, this semester’s SAMAHAN budget reached a million pesos, SAMAHAN Treasurer Rona De Castro presented during the budget hearing last Saturday via Zoom. The balance forwarded last semester was 487,507 pesos from a budget of 653,100...Read More


  • Leave MindaNOW: ‘Destructive’ Tampakan mine opposed by groups across PH

    Groups and advocates from the academe, youth, religious sectors and civil society organizations yesterday convened for an online forum discussing the ecological impacts, recent developments, and ongoing petition against Sagittarius Mines Inc.’s (SMI) Tampakan Mining Project in South Cotabato, an open-pit mine site that is...Read More


  • Art groups initiate comt’y projects as pandemic continues

    As local art struggles to be more sustainable during the pandemic, local Cebu artists become more dependent on artist-run initiatives in integrating art to community life. “The non-reliance on a systematic function of art institutions helped local artists to cope up with the challenges in...Read More


  • Biologist-priest affirms: some Covid vaccines use cell lines from aborted fetus

    “For many Filipinos this will be a controversial moral choice.” Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, a Filipino professor of biology and theology in the United States, said AstraZeneca and Gamaleya COVID-19 vaccine candidates were developed with cell lines obtained from a fetal abortion in 1972 in the...Read More


  • UP prof: Life’s worth realized, not found

    Discussing the importance of knowing one’s purpose in an online convention, University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao Creative Writing and Literature teacher Jhoanna Lynn Cruz asserted that Ikigai is “realized” and not “found” due to the latter’s two implications. The term “Ikigai” is a Japanese...Read More