Weather in Ilagan City, Isabela, Philippines

Monday, April 29, 2024

Beat the hot weather this heat season

Experiencing temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in the Philippines can be extremely challenging, as it poses health risks and issues such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here are some suggestions for staying safe and cool in areas where temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius as follows.
  1. Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go.
  2. Avoid caffeinated and sugary beverages: Limit consumption of caffeinated drinks and sugary sodas, as they can contribute to dehydration. Opt for water, coconut water, or electrolyte-rich drinks instead.
  3. Eat hydrating foods. Eat fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as watermelon, cucumber, oranges, and strawberries, to help replenish fluids and electrolytes.
  4. Dress appropriately. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton to help keep your body cool. Light-colored clothing can also help reflect sunlight.
  5. Stay indoors during peak hours: Limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you need to be outside, seek shade whenever possible.
  6. Use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you're sweating or swimming.
  7. Take cool showers. Cool off by taking frequent showers or baths with lukewarm or cool water. This can help lower your body temperature and provide relief from the heat.
  8. Use fans or air conditioning. If available, use fans or air conditioning to help cool indoor spaces. If you don't have access to air conditioning, use portable fans or create cross-ventilation by opening windows and doors.
  9. Rest and relax. Take breaks throughout the day to rest and relax in a cool, shaded area. Avoid strenuous activities that can lead to overheating and exhaustion.
  10. Monitor your health. Be mindful of signs of heat-related illnesses, such as dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat, and excessive sweating. If you experience any symptoms of heat exhaustion or heatstroke, seek medical attention immediately.
Utilize fans or air conditioning to cool indoor spaces and wear lightweight, breathable clothing to help regulate body temperature. Plan outdoor activities wisely, scheduling them for early morning or late afternoon when temperatures are cooler, and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature and stay informed about weather forecasts and heat advisories issued by local authorities.

Check on vulnerable persons, such as the elderly and those with health conditions, and make sure they stay cool and hydrated. If temperatures are excessively high, consider staying indoors in a cool, air-conditioned environment until conditions improve. By taking these precautions and staying vigilant, you can mitigate the risks associated with extreme heat and stay safe during hot weather conditions in our country.

Monday, April 22, 2024

MCGI starts mass indoctrination this April 2024

Are you searching for spiritual enlightenment? Do you seek to understand the pure doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ? Look no further!

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the MCGI Mass Indoctrination, a series of enlightening sessions where you can delve into the profound teachings of our faith. Whether you're a seeker, a skeptic, or a devout believer, everyone is welcome to participate in this journey of discovery.

At MCGI (Members Church of God International), we uphold the values of truth, love, and compassion. Through our Mass Indoctrination program, you will have the opportunity to explore the foundational principles of our faith, guided by the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

Here's what you can expect from the MCGI Mass Indoctrination:
  • Engaging sessions led by servants and workers who will share insights into the Word of God.
  • A welcoming and supportive community where you can freely ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions.
  • Accessible sessions available on different Social Media Platforms, catering to various languages for your convenience.
Whether you're seeking answers to life's big questions or simply curious about our beliefs, we invite you to join us on this journey of spiritual growth and understanding.

To register and learn more about the MCI Mass Indoctrination schedule, please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for updates.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the profound teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and embark on a path towards greater spiritual fulfillment. We look forward to welcoming you to our sessions!

Monday, April 08, 2024

Donate to Rapper, what's the effect?

While donations can be beneficial for sustaining independent journalism, there are potential negative effects associated with relying heavily on public donations, particularly for a news organization like Rappler which the orgnization asks donation for several years ago. Let me share some of the negative effects regarding this.

Donate to Rappler screengrab from website.
  1. Dependency on Donors' Agenda: Well that's depends on the size and influence of donors, there is a possible risk that Rappler's editorial decisions could be influenced by the preferences or agendas of those providing donations. This could be an oligarch, a business elite, a politician, etc. You name it. This could compromise the news organization's independence and objectivity.
  2. Perception of Bias: Public perception may be influenced by the perception that Rappler's reporting is biased towards donors. There's also possiblity that certain topics are covered more favorably due to financial support. This could undermine trust in the organization's credibility and impartiality. Since June 2023, the trust rating of 47% has been declining, even netizens calling it as crappler. Even confirmed by of such dwindling trust rating.
  3. Financial Instability: Relying heavily on donations can make Rappler financially vulnerable, as donation levels may fluctuate over time due to changes in economic conditions or donor priorities. This instability could impact the organization's ability to sustain operations and maintain staffing levels. Philippine government ordered to close the news organization in June 2022 due to various reasons.
  4. Pressure to Please Donors: Rappler may feel pressure to cater to the preferences of donors in order to maintain their support, potentially leading to self-censorship or the prioritization of certain topics over others based on donor interests rather than journalistic merit.
  5. Loss of Editorial Independence: If donations become a primary source of funding for Rappler, there is a risk that the news organization could become overly reliant on donors' support, potentially compromising its editorial independence and ability to report on sensitive or controversial issues without fear of repercussions.
Overall, while donations can provide valuable financial support for news organizations like Rappler, it's important for them to carefully consider the potential negative effects and take steps to ensure transparency, accountability, and editorial independence in their fundraising efforts.

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