In Metro Manila, fighting COVID-19 requires helping the poor—now

A surge of COVID-19 cases is expected to hit Metro Manila in the coming weeks and the ciAty is grossly unprepared......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 26th, 2020

San Miguel gives 560,000 kilos of rice in Metro Manila

Food and beverage conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is donating 560,000 kilos of rice to several communities throughout Metro Manila as part of its ongoing initiative to help alleviate the impact of Covid-19 on poor families......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: First to impress in women’s volleyball

Fans got a chance to witness UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball action last week after a long delay following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was just unfortunate that the tournament needed to be put on halt in light of the latest development regarding the spread of the virus for the safety of players, officials and fans. But in a single week fans got a taste of the league’s second semester centerpiece sporting event. It was short, honestly, but it did [sort of] satisfy the fans’ craving for UAAP volleyball. Let’s look back at some of who players that made immediate impact for their respective teams in the week that was.   MARGOT MUTSHIMA The Congolese recruit debuted with a bang for National University, helping the Lady Bulldogs score a major upset over last year’s runner-up University of Sto. Tomas in five sets. Towering at 6-foot-2 and playing at the wing spot, the foreign student-athlete fired 23 points she collected from 20 attacks and three aces. Mutshima followed it up with 13 markers coming off seven kills, three blocks and three aces as NU demolished Adamson University in straight sets.   EYA LAURE Carrying the torch for the now graduate Sisi Rondina, the Season 81 Rookie of the Year showed that University of Sto. Tomas is in good hands The Tigresses’ first game may not be the ideal start that UST wanted after losing to National University in five sets but Laure displayed her well-rounded game with 20 points, 19 on attacks, and added 18 digs. She then led the Tigresses to a straight sets bounce back win over Far Eastern University, scoring 16 points on 12 kills, three kill blocks and an ace. Laure also posted 14 digs and eight excellent receptions.     FAITH NISPEROS The blue chip recruit of defending champion Ateneo de Manila University after two games strengthened her case for the coveted rookie of the year honors. Nisperos announced her arrival with 10 points – all on attacks – and seven excellent receptions in the Lady Eagles’ 25-13, 25-17, 25-23, drubbing of University of the Philippines. She then proved that her debut was no fluke when Nisperos blasted 13 markers including 10 from spikes in her first taste of the storied Ateneo-De La Salle University rivalry. Unfortunately, she was the only Lady Eagle in double figures as Ateneo bowed down in four sets.       RISA SATO After missing action last year, the graduating middle played her role well for National University both as a court leader and scoring option.    In her first game back, Sato finished with seven kill blocks in her 17-point outing in the Lady Bulldogs’ win over UST. Sato then had eight markers, half off kill blocks, as NU crushed Adamson U.    EJ LAURE Two years removed from UAAP wars because of a stubborn shoulder injury, Laure reminded the league of who she is. The Season 77 Rookie of the Year dropped 17 points, 15 on spikes, and laced her comeback performance with 20 digs and 12 excellent receptions in a loss to NU. She then picked up from where she left off and hammered 10 of her 12 points on kills in a win over FEU.   THEA GAGATE The towering De La Salle University rookie passed her baptism of fire with flying colors. Gagate showed no signs of rookie jitters as she registered 10 points in the Lady Spikers’ first game and opening day victory over archrival Ateneo. The 6-foot-2 freshman wreaked havoc at the net as she anchored the DLSU’s solid net defense with five kill blocks that frustrated the Lady Eagles.   ISA MOLDE The graduating UP knows how to bounce back in style after a disappointing first game. Coming off a stinging straight sets defeat at the hands of Ateneo in their first game, Molde registered a season-high 24 points in the Fighting Maroons’ four-set win over University of the East.  She had 18 attacks, four kill blocks and a pair of aces for an all-around scoring effort. Molde opened her season with nine points, seven off kills, and seven digs   TIN TIAMZON In the first game of her swan song, Tiamzon did not disappoint after exploding for 17 points in DLSU’s win over Ateneo. The graduating hitter smashed 14 spikes, had a pair of kill blocks and an ace to go with 12 digs and 13 excellent receptions for the Lady Spikers. Her best moment so far in the season was getting that badge of honor high-five from head coach Ramil De Jesus after scoring a point.    LORENE TORING Adamson U received a reality check in their first game of the season, losing in three sets to NU. However, the Lady Falcons found a gem in lanky in Toring after the rookie displayed an all-around game on offense. Toring finished with 11 points coming off six spikes, two kill blocks and three aces.     JEANNETE VILLAREAL FEU lost most of its scorers last year, leaving a rebuilding team to campaign in Season 82. Fortunately, the Lady Tamaraws still have a silent operator in Villareal. She opened the season with 11 points as FEU gored UE in straights sets. Villareal finished with eight kills, two kill blocks and an ace. But the Lady Tams failed to sustain their momentum as they fell victim to UST in three sets with Villareal providing seven markers.    TOTS CARLOS Playing in her final season, Carlos delivered consistently as expected. She was the lone bright spot for UP in an opening day loss to Ateneo, finishing with 11 points as the only Fighting Maroon in double figures. Carlos then provided 15 markers including 12 from attacks for UP in its four-set rebound win over UE. She added nine digs.    JEL QUIZON Coming into the season, the UE rookie playmaker already knew she has big shoes to fill as replacement for now graduate Season 81 Best Setter Lai Bendong. Quizon did her job well - albeit not translating into victories – for the Lady Warriors. She debuted with 18 excellent sets and scored three points in a lost cause against FEU. Quizon then tallied 21 excellent sets, seven more than the total of UP, and four markers in a four-set loss to the Fighting Maroons.         Show your school spirit. Get official UAAP university licensed merchandise from --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Morado auctions Season 79 jersey to raise funds for frontliners

Volleyball star Jia Morado is doing her share to help our frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The multi-awarded setter is auctioning her UAAP Season 79 Ateneo de Manila University jersey to help raise funds that will be used to purchase the much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other medical personnel who are currently helping our kababayans in this time of crisis.       The bidding has already started and will close on April 1 at 12:00 noon. Bidding starts at P1,200. Morado's jersey auction is a part of the fund-raising project aimed at providing PPEs, N95 masks and surgical gloves for frontliners in Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center and Philippine General Hospital.       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated 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

Priests no longer give last rites to the dying

I learned from my Facebook page that many frontliners in Metro Manila, notably, doctors Raul Jara, Israel Bactol, Rose Pulido and Greg Macasaet have all reportedly died due to COVID-19. All we can say is, we salute them for their unselfish service and we know that God would give them his peace......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

More health facilities going up

Metro Manila mayors have started converting local hospitals and buildings into dedicated facilities for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients with the expected increase in the number of cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Air quality sa MM, luminis dahil sa enhanced community quarantine

Manila, Philippines – Dahil sa ipinatutupad na enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) nahihirapan ang mga residente ng Metro Manila bunsod ng 2019  Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) subalit naging maganda naman ang epekto nito sa kapaligiran dahil luminis ang hangin sa Kalakhang Maynila nitong mga nakalipas na araw.   Iniulat ito ng Department of Environment and Natural […] The post Air quality sa MM, luminis dahil sa enhanced community quarantine appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Megaworld to Waive Mall Rental Fees; Extends Food Assistance to Healthcare, Police and Military Frontliners

Megaworld announced that it waiving the rental charges of its tenants and retail partners in its malls and commercial centers in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon for the period March 16, 2020 to April 12, 2020, particularly those who are unable to operate due to the COVID-19 Luzon-wide quarantine. “We understand the impact […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Hospitals bursting at the seams, plead for relief in treating cases

Major hospitals in Metro Manila on Tuesday closed their doors to additional patients seeking treatment for the COVID-19 coronavirus due to overcapacity, even as the Philippines saw its number of positive cases surge to 552 as the Department of Health reported 90 new cases, a new daily high......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Big business groups raise P1.5B for poor

SOME of the Philippines’ big businesses raised P1.5 billion to give out P1,000-worth of grocery vouchers to urban poor residents in Metro Manila amid the enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Rappler Talk: Francis Zamora on fighting coronavirus at ground zero

MANILA, Philippines – San Juan City, one of the smallest local governments in Metro Manila, is facing a big problem. With 45 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Monday, March 23, San Juan is currently the city in the Philippines with the highest number of patients per capita. It ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Polusyon sa hangin sa MM, nabawasan dahil sa Luzon quarantine – DENR Usec. Antiporda

Manila, Philippines – Nagdulot ng magandang epekto ang Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine sa kwalidad ng hangin sa Metro Manila na ipinatupad dahil sa banta ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sa ulat, naitala ang mas maunting polusyon sa hangin dahil na rin sa iilang sasakyan ang bumibiyahe sa kalsada sa gitna ng quarantine period. “Makikita natin […] The post Polusyon sa hangin sa MM, nabawasan dahil sa Luzon quarantine – DENR Usec. Antiporda appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

We’re all in this together

These are anxious times. It’s impossible to ignore the international emergency brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, not when Metro Manila is under community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

LIVE updates: COVID-19 in the Philippines and the Luzon quarantine

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of Metro Manila and the entire island of Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

Willie magdo-donate ng P1M para sa COVID-19 crisis: Tuloy-tuloy ang pagtulong natin

NAKASENTRO ngayon ang pagtulong ni Willie Revillame sa mga frontliners at medical personnel na walang pagod na nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa bayan sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic. Hindi na nakabalik sa Metro Manila si Willie dahil naabutan siya ng enhanced community quarantine habang nagbabakasyon sa kanyang ipinatatayong resort sa Puerto Galera. Sa isang video na […] The post Willie magdo-donate ng P1M para sa COVID-19 crisis: Tuloy-tuloy ang pagtulong natin appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila rise

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 in Metro Manila continued to increase in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2020

Coco Martin: Hindi natin alam kung kailan matatapos ang COVID-19…pero walang iwanan

INILUNSAD na ng ABS-CBN ang “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” fund-raising campaign kaisa ang mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa Metro Manila at mga pribadong kumpanya upang makapaghatid ng pagkain at mga kakailanganin sa araw-araw sa mga Pilipinong lubos na naaapektuhan ng community quarantine. Sa gitna ng apela ng gobyerno sa publiko na manatili sa kanilang […] The post Coco Martin: Hindi natin alam kung kailan matatapos ang COVID-19…pero walang iwanan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2020

Team Kramer naglabas ng ebidensya sa magandang epekto ng ‘COVID-19 quarantine’  

BUKOD sa muling pinaglapit ang mga pamilyang Pinoy at nabigyan ng mahaba-habang panahon para makapagpahinga ang mga subsob sa trabaho, may isa pang magandang epekto ang COVID-19 sa buong mundo. Ito ay ang unti-unting paglinis ng kapaligiran sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng  Luzon partikular na sa Metro Manila mula nang ipatupad ang enhanced community quarantine […] The post Team Kramer naglabas ng ebidensya sa magandang epekto ng ‘COVID-19 quarantine’   appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2020

Vice Ganda nag-donate ng kahun-kahong medical supply; umapela sa bashers

APAT na ospital ang makikinabang sa donasyon na ibinigay ng Phenomenal Box-office Star na si Vice Ganda para sa mga frontliners at medical staff na patuloy na nagseserbisyo sa bayan kontra COVID-19. Kahun-kahong personal protective equipment (PPE), alcohol at disinfectants ang ipinamigay ni Vice sa ilang ospital sa Metro Manila. Ipinost ng TV host-comedian ang […] The post Vice Ganda nag-donate ng kahun-kahong medical supply; umapela sa bashers appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

DoH converts two Metro Manila hospitals for Covid-19 patients

HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd has directed two hospitals in Metro Manila to be used for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. In an interview over radio dzMM, Duque said that he has ordered the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) in Manila and the Jose M. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan as “Covid-19 only […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020