Rep. Helen Tan, House Committee on Health Chairperson, files bill for the elimination of Trans Fat in the Philippine food supply

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Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan, district representative of Quezon (4th district), has filed House Bill No. 7934, “AN ACT TO PROTECT FILIPINOS FROM THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TRANS-FATTY ACIDS” or the Trans Fat Free Philippines Act on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Rep. Tan highlighted in her explanatory note the need to have an integrated and comprehensive approach to ensure that all Filipinos are health literate, provided with healthy living conditions, and protected from hazards and risks that could affect their health. Rep. Tan who spearheaded the passage of Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act in 2019, now seeks to eliminate trans fat as part of “a healthcare model that provides all Filipinos access to a comprehensive set of quality and cost-effective, promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services without causing financial hardship and prioritizes the needs of the population who cannot afford such services.”The proposed legislation is suppo…

Re-Experiencing the Pista Y Ang Cagueban

After more than a decade of not joining this event, I was able to experience it again.


I asked my brother if I can hitch a ride with him on his way to work since he's doing his duty at Irawan, a few kilometers away from the planting site. But good thing he knew the bus driver sending off participants to the site, I transferred there.. :)

Arrived at the site and there were so many participants, most of them already had planted seedlings.. 



These are the teens, the crowd that has already planted ahead of me. 

The 2nd seedling I planted this day! I hope this will survive all the adversaries nature has.

 I love the quote written on this shirt. True indeed!


On my way home after planting trees. You can see the vibrant colors of tall trees surrounding the area. It's a great feeling that I was able to walk here again after such a long period of time.

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