KSA government’s Vision 2030 program

THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is undergoing a major transformation of its health-care system as part of the government’s Vision 2030 program. The restructure is envisioned to be a comprehensive, effective and integrated health-care system that focuses on the wellbeing of the individual and society, including its citizens, residents…

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns–but probably not the ones you think

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. The visionary business magnate suggested it could run to the grocery store for you, but presumably it would handle any number of tasks involving manual labor. Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a design…

Stories from the front: New generation of doctors-in-training face unique challenges

In this series, Y2Z checks in with three medical interns—one each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to get a glimpse on the effects of halted face-to-face and experiential learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Arvin Laude, 27, Davao City How would you compare your clinical experiences before and during the pandemic?…

Bizmen, advocacy group seek Senate OK of judicial marshal services bill

Advocacy and business group Judicial Reform Initiative (JRI) threw its support behind the passage of measures creating the Philippine Judicial Marshal Services (PJMS), noting that the proposed law would “foster judicial independence” and protect the country’s judicial processes. In a letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the group expressed…

PRC renews vow to serve Filipinos amid contagion

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Friday renewed it vow to uphold and pursue their commitment to serve the Filipino people amid negative accusations hurled against the humanitarian organization. “The Philippine Red Cross is one of the respected Red Cross organizations in the world. Our staff and volunteers will not…

Gokongwei Group protects employees with COVID vaccination

Diversified conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc. (JGSHI), along with affiliates Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) and Summit Media in the Gokongwei Group, continues with its efforts to capacitate its workforce against the threat of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through its COVID Protect vaccination program. “This initiative of the Gokongwei Group is…

Pandemic boosts young Filipino artists’ creativity via Teatro Europa

THE pandemic can bring out the best both in humanity, and in the humanities, as Teatro Europa artists from 16 Philippine universities have literally gone beyond their limits during these trying times. An artist from the University of the East-Caloocan, Reign Emmanuelle Geronimo said her fellow artists had to rehearse…

Blue Ribbon pursues Pharmally paper trail, turns up more signals of irregularity

Sen. Panfilo Lacson insisted on Friday that documents will prove lingering concerns of an alleged “overprice” in personal protective equipment (PPEs) purchased by the government from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation. This, as Sen. Richard Gordon lamented President Duterte’s continuing tirades against him—and now, also dragging in the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)…

P1 million worth of ShopeePay credits and tons of prizes up for grabs with the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway monthly draw

What can you do with ₱100,000 ShopeePay credits? Will you spend lavishly on furniture and appliances to upgrade yourspace, especially now that the home also serves as the office? Will you splurge on an entire entertainment system with the latest gadgets such as monitors, sound system, consoles, and games, to…