A mosquito-borne virus… again: a Japanese Encephalitis explainer

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.… Read More A mosquito-borne virus… again: a Japanese Encephalitis explainer

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Work, work, go away: chilling at Eagle Point Resort

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.… Read More Work, work, go away: chilling at Eagle Point Resort

Love [and Gal Gadot] wins: A ‘Wonder Woman’ (2017) Film Review

DC has finally learned its lesson. After producing meh films such as ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, here comes a lifesaver for the comics’ extended universe: the epic female superhero ‘Wonder Woman’, portrayed flawlessly by the gorgeous Gal Gadot. The film’s story, with its compelling themes, takes an enormous leap away from the dark plots of previous DC films. Further equipped with heart-racing scenes and an outstanding score, ‘Wonder Woman’ truly deserves all of its box office achievements.… Read More Love [and Gal Gadot] wins: A ‘Wonder Woman’ (2017) Film Review

Blurred lines: A ‘Bliss’ Film Review

Bliss has shaken the Philippine movie industry with its psycho-sexual and thriller themes. Starring Iza Calzado as protagonist Jane Ciego, the mind-boggling movie was met with praises and acclaim. is a bold change of pace from mainstream, Filipino movies. Filled with enigma, the story urges the viewers to make the gears in their brains working first before ultimately understanding and enjoying the plot.… Read More Blurred lines: A ‘Bliss’ Film Review

From one anniversary to another: setting up the stage for ‘RITM @ 36’

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.… Read More From one anniversary to another: setting up the stage for ‘RITM @ 36’

Santa Cruz goes Riverdale

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.… Read More Santa Cruz goes Riverdale

A ‘Prusisyon ng Santo Bangkay’ and its starrers

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.… Read More A ‘Prusisyon ng Santo Bangkay’ and its starrers