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Ready for battle I’ve gone through several iterations of first aid kits, from store bought, to self-prepared ones. One time I ended up with everything from syringes, to scalpels not realizing I wouldn’t know the first thing on how or when to use them. Now it’s slimmed down to handle bleeding injuries since that’s the most likely injury we'll face, a car accident for instance. A tourniquet has now become more standard in civilian first aid kits as well as coagulants to stem extreme bleeding. In less urgent cases, a lot of gauze pads and elastic bandages will suffice. Not pictured, a neck brace.

Are you prepped for disaster?

Text and images by Joey Zaballero I like to use a phrase with friends that are a bit too complacent, it’s humorous and a bit…


The Philippines, Climate Change, and the Paris Agreement

By Antonio G. M. La Viña, Margarita Alexandra Reyes and Elirozz Carlie Labaria According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), within the next…

Progress, acrylic on canvas

This Week in Arts & Culture

Visual Arts Nova Gallery presents a two-man exhibition by Jo Ocampo and Eko entitled “Reconnect.”  The exhibition tackles the issue of environmental awareness and how…

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The future of wellness

By Sara Grace C. Fojas Portrait by Noel B. Pabalate Every person who wants to have white and fair skin probably knows Glutathione. They have…

Artwork by Norberto ‘Peewee’ Roldan (Image by Pinggot Zulueta)

Beauty, Gift or Curse?

By Sol Jose Vanzi It was at my favorite aunt’s wedding in the mid-‘50s when the Filipino standard of beauty first darkened my path. I…