Monthly Archives: November 2020

Cebu, voted as “Best Island In Asia”

The island of Cebu has been named once again as a popular tourist destination in Asia by a prestigious international magazine, CNT – Conde Nast Traveler which is a luxury lifestyle magazine of Conde Nast Publications. This was revealed last October 7, 2020 on its 2020 Readers Choice Awards publication and was reported by Cebu Daily News

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‘Cebu and Visayas’ topped the list of the Best Islands in Asia 2020 category, followed by Sri Lanka at second and Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand at third. Aside from Cebu, two other favorite tourist spots in the Philippines made it to the coveted. These are Palawan, Siargao, and Boracay which ranked fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Cebu is visited by nearly 2 million travelers yearly for its pristine beaches and diving spots off the island’s northern coast. Spanish and Roman Catholic influences permeate Cebu City; Basilica Minore del Santo Niño houses a small statue of Christ that was presented by Ferdinand Magellan,” the magazine said. Located in the center of the Philippines, Cebu is indeed a great place for tourist and business destination.

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Kawasan Falls located in Badian town of southwestern Cebu was also recommended by the magazine, further advising to avoid visiting on weekends considering the number visitors. Though if you wish to find a quiter spot, you can hike up further to the source of the falls.

DOT, for its part, welcomed this development. The Department of Tourism welcomed this development. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat in said in a statement…

“The Philippines is indeed blessed with the best of nature, as exhibited by the consecutive accolades we are receiving from reputable and prestigious publications for our islands and beaches,”

“This latest citation from CNT gives us in the Department of Tourism (DOT) a boost of confidence, as we continuously carry out our strategies to gradually reopen domestic tourism, to once again welcome travellers from other countries when things become better,” she added.

Read more on this at Cebu Daily News

Do You Know Why It’s Called an N95 Mask?

N95 Mask

Considering the present situation, we know that wearing a mask is quite important to protect us from this invisible enemy that has practically change the world. As what they say, the new normal. I’m sure many of us have heard about protective equipment such as mask, face shield and many more.

If you work in a medical facility such as hospitals, dialysis center, ambulance service, I am sure that you are familiar with the N95 mask and surely have worn them in line with your work. But did you ever ask yourself this question…

What is the meaning of the N95 respirator?

Do they represent something? Are they  just some bunch of letter and numbers for production?

Well, the N95 represents something.

An N95 respirator is “a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles.” A surgical N95 respirator, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “is a NIOSH-approved N95 respirator that has also been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. NIOSH stands for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The N95 is a classified as a disposable particle respirator. Particulate respirators are also known as ‘air-purifying respirators’ because they protect by filtering particles out of the air as you breathe. These respirators protect only against particles—not gases or vapors. Since airborne biological agents such as bacteria or viruses are particles, they can be filtered by particulate respirators.”

How Come it’s called N95?

According to NIOSH, “respirators are rated as follows

 ‘N,’ if they are Not resistant to oil,

 ‘R’ if somewhat Resistant to oil,

 ‘P’ if strongly resistant (oil Proof).”

What do the numbers indicate?

Respirators that filter out 95 percent of airborne particles are given a 95 rating, so N95 respirator filters out 95 percent of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil. The respirators that filter out at least 99 percent of airborne particles have a 99 rating and the ones that filter out 99.97 percent of airborne particles, which NIOSH notes as essentially 100 percent, receive a 100 rating.

Source: Readers Digest