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Express Inn is One with the Philippines in the Fight Against COVID-19

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China. From there, the virus spread to affect the rest of the world; the Philippines included. Although the virus has slowed down in Wuhan and other parts of China, with their people returning to normalcy, it is not the case for the rest of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuMar 26th, 2020

Express Inn is One with the Philippines in the Fight Against COVID-19

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China. From there, the virus spread to affect the rest of the world; the Philippines included. Although the virus has slowed down in Wuhan and other parts of China, with their people returning to normalcy, it is not the case for the rest of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Undefeated Ria Nabalan now in frontline of fight vs COVID-19

In recent history, there hasn't been a fight that Ria Nabalan has lost. In her five-year career in National University, Nabalan was a winner at the end of each and every game. That made her the UAAP's first and, thus far, only player to go 80-0. Now, the 23-year-old has taken on another fight - a much bigger fight than basketball. Right after graduating from National U in 2019, Nabalan enlisted in the Philippine Navy - and in doing so, realized her lifelong dream. "Lumaki ako sa lugar na maraming sundalo kaya nahilig ako sa baril-barilan nung bata pa lang ako. Dati pa lang, alam ko na kung anong gusto ko sa future," she shared. "Nandito ako ngayon dahil pagsusundalo talaga ang pangarap ko." That doesn't mean, though, that the 5-foot-7 guard has hung up her shoes. "Sumabak ako kaagad dito para magkaroon ng marangal na trabaho at, siyempre, para makatulong sa magulang ko, pero at the same time, nalalaro ko pa rin ang gusto kong sports," she said. With the Philippines in a standstill, however, basketball has been far from the mind of Nabalan. Instead, at the moment, she is hard at work in serving Filipinos by standing in the frontline of the fight vs COVID-19. While the apprentice seaman is not at liberty to discuss details, she said she is nothing but proud to be among the best and bravest to be giving their all for the Philippines. This isn't the first time Nabalan has done the country proud as she has had several stints for the national team. And from then to now, she said she would want nothing more than fighting with and for her kababayans. "Ang pagiging parte ng national team at Philippine Navy ay malaking responsibilidad. Nakaka-proud na pinagsisilbihan mo na dati yung bayan mo sa pamamagitan ng sports tapos ngayon, pinagsisilbihan mo na ito pati sa military service," she said. For his part, Lady Bulldogs and Gilas Pilipinas Women's mentor Pat Aquino said he could not be any prouder. "I'm so proud of them hindi lang sa pag-represent sa country through basketball, but also now, sila pa yung frontliners to help our countrymen," he said of Nabalan as well as other former wards-turned-Philippine Navy in Trixie Antiquerra and Andrea Tongco. And outside National U, Nabalan has a fellow Chiang Kai Shek product with her in military service. Karen Bernice Columna, who once led the Lady Blue Dragons to a championship in the WNCAA Jrs., is now with the Philippine Air Force. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Duterte wants all donations in fight vs COVID-19 transmitted to OCD

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants all donations and medical supplies to aid government in its fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to be transmitted to and managed by government. Through Administrative Order no. 27, Duterte established a framework wherein all donations to the government intended to address COVID-19 will be coordinated and transmitted to the […] The post Duterte wants all donations in fight vs COVID-19 transmitted to OCD appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

China to Send Doctors to PH

China is dispatching a team of medical experts to help the Philippines combat the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country. “The main task of the medical expert team is to help the Philippines fight against Covid-19 by providing technical advice on epidemic prevention and control as well as sharing medical […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 31st, 2020

NGCP to donate additional P1B for fight against COVID-19 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will donate P1 billion to the national government to help address the growing need for medical equipment and other response measures for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. With this donation, which is in addition to an earlier assistance, NGCP shows its support to the […] The post NGCP to donate additional P1B for fight against COVID-19  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2020

PayMaya raises over P7.8M to fight outbreak

PayMaya Philippines Inc. has raised over P7.8 million in donations from Filipinos all over the world through its digital payments channels to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the majority of the Cebuanos, staying at home is of the utmost importance as our government officials, health workers and other frontliners fight to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   While staying at home will keep you safe from the COVID-19, it also makes you prone to a sedentary […] The post Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

Phoenix fuels Covid-19 response

PHOENIX Petroleum, the first independent oil company in the Philippines, recently made known efforts it has undertaken to join the fight against Covid-19. Henry Fadullon, Phoenix chief operating officer said, “We saw what was happening. We were part of what was happening, and it would be a shame to not do anything as an individual […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Former UAAP paddlers donate aerosol boxes for frontliners

Former UAAP table tennis stars are doing their part in helping our frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Brothers Alvic and Aferev Chua, who both played for De La Salle University Green Paddlers from 2007 to 2011, are using their signages and prints business workshop in producing aerosol boxes to be used by medical personnel as protection while handling infected patients. The owners of Karatula Marketing Inc., together with Alvic’s wife, Vivien, who also played table tennis for Ateneo de Manila University from 2007 to 2010, have already donated 54 aerosol boxes as of March 25. Beneficiaries of these boxes are the Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center, University of Sto. Tomas, UERM Memorial Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Center, Veterans Memorial Center and East Avenue Medical Center. “Malasakit,” said Alvic Chua of their reason in lending a hand to our medical heroes. “Ito ang core value ng company namin. Gusto lang naming makatulong in our own way.” Alvic adds that they didn’t hesitate to help as they have the means and workforce in their Valenzuela factory to assemble the said safety equipment. “Signages and prints talaga main business namin pero since kaya naman naming gumawa ng aerosol boxes (may machine kami for that),” he said. “Then yung mga tao naming na malalapit lang sa shop (bike or lakad lang), willing din mag-volunteer para gumawa ng boxes para ma-donate.” The workshop has received donations of raw materials from other generous people to help in its production. The workshop is looking at producing 340 boxes until next week. Aside from aerosol boxes, the company is also working on manufacturing face shields to be given to frontliners.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

PH science advisory body urges research-based approach to fight coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), an institution whose mandate is to advise the President and the Cabinet on matters involving science and technology, is pushing for a research-based approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic . In a statement, the NAST said that the Philippines, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Cuba s help sought to fight COVID-19 in Philippines - Bulatlat

''We shall be very grateful for any medical assistance from the government and people of Cuba to the people of the Philippines in this critical times.''.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Boxing: Fury vs. Wilder 3 postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The third installment between of the heavyweight boxing rivalry between "The Gypsy King" Tyson Fury and "The Bronze Bomber" Deontay Wilder is the latest casualty in the COVID-19 Pandemic's rampage on sporting events.  Wilder and Fury fought to a draw back in December of 2018. In the rematch, Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to claim the WBC Heavyweight World Championship.  Originally scheduled for July 18th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Fury-Wilder 3 has been postponed, said Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum, via ESPN's Dan Rafael.  "Clearly not. We don't even know if the MGM will even be open by then," said Arum.  This comes after Top Rank Promotions decided to indefinitely postpone their slate of events for March and April, including a highly-anticipated bantamweight bout between titleholders John Riel Casimero of the Philippines and Naoya Inoue of Japan, wherein three of the big four world titles are up for grabs.  Casimero however, is confident that the fight will push through this coming May.  Arum added that while July is still a handful of months away, the uncertainty of the current situation as well as the time needed to prepare was a big part in deciding to move the bout to a later date.  "You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn't convince them or ourselves," Arum stated. "Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back. With the world seemingly on lockdown at the moment, international travel was also a concern, since Britain's Fury had thousands of British fans in attendance for the rematch back February 22nd.  "How are you going to sell tickets? It's absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can't even get there," Arum added.  Top Rank's head honcho did give a projected date of when he hopes the fight to push through.  "So everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated. It's part of what's happening in the world. So possibly the fight will be in early October," Arum said. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Cuba’s help sought to fight COVID-19 in Philippines

"We shall be very grateful for any medical assistance from the government and people of Cuba to the people of the Philippines in this critical times." The post Cuba’s help sought to fight COVID-19 in Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Groups step up to help people living with HIV during coronavirus outbreak

MANILA, Philippines – People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) are again faced with the threat of another virus: the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. But they are not alone in their fight, as community-based organizations in the Philippines have intensified their efforts to ensure that PLHIV treatment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

‘Philippines in good fiscal position to combat COVID-19’

The government will not go bankrupt even if at least P275 billion in this year’s national budget were allotted to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano assured the public yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

CPP announces ceasefire from March 26 to April 15 due to COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has announced a ceasefire from March 26 to April 15 to allow the government to focus on its fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. According to CPP’s statement on Tuesday found in the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), […] The post CPP announces ceasefire from March 26 to April 15 due to COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Free parking for health workers in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health workers in Cebu City no longer need to worry about parking spaces while they continue to man the front lines in the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). The Cebu City government announced on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, that all health workers and medical professionals will be allowed to […] The post Free parking for health workers in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

House Committee of the Whole passes bill granting Duterte more powers in COVID-19 fight

The House Committee of the Whole approved Monday a bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Senate okays emergency powers for Duterte in fight vs COVID-19 outbreak

The new coronavirus has infected 462 people and killed 33 in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

Singapore donates 3K testing kits& mdash;DFA chief

Singapore will donate 3,000 coronavirus testing kits and a PCR machine or thermal cycler to the Philippines to help it fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020