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Cebu hotels report drop in Sinulog-related bookings; occupancy rate at 50-60%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around this time in 2019, hotels in Cebu should have an occupancy rate of 70 to 80-percent. But less than two weeks before the Sinulog Grand Parade on January 19, the Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRAC) reports that occupancy rate of most hotels is only at 50 […] The post Cebu hotels report drop in Sinulog-related bookings; occupancy rate at 50-60% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 8th, 2020

Cebu Hotels Report High Occupancy Rate as Sinulog Grand Parade Nears

Cebu Hotels Report High Occupancy Rate as Sinulog Grand Parade Nears.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

While Cebu City hotels’ occupancy drops, those on Mactan are full booked

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Compared to hotels in Cebu City that experienced a decrease in their occupancy rate, hotels and resorts in Lapu-lapu City are already at 100 percent in terms of occupancy over a week before the Sinulog 2020 celebration. Eduard Mendez, Lapu-lapu City Tourism Officer, told CDN Digital on Friday, January 10, that […] The post While Cebu City hotels’ occupancy drops, those on Mactan are full booked appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas — OCTA Research

  MANILA, Philippines — Eighteen local government units (LGUs) in the country have been classified as “high-risk” areas due to high daily case load, attack rate, or high hospitalization occupancy, the OCTA Research, a group of experts monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the country, disclosed. Based on the monitoring report of OCTA Research dated October […] The post 18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas — OCTA Research appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Latin America to bear worst impact from coronavirus: World Bank

Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer the worst economic and health impact from the coronavirus, the World Bank said Friday, forecasting a nearly 8.0 percent drop in regional GDP. “Our region is suffering the worst economic and health impacts of Covid-19 of anywhere in the world,” according to Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, the Bank’s regional vice president. He said the findings in the report “calls for clarity on how to combat the pandemic and put the economies back on track for a swift recovery.”  In its report, “The Cost of Staying Healthy” the Bank addresses the impact of the pandemic in a region with with high Covid-19 mortality and infection rates such as Brazil, Mexico and Peru. “The number of deaths per million people is as high as in advanced economies, if not more, but the resources available to counter the shock are much more constrained,” it said.  The bank forecasts a recovery with growth of 4.0 percent in 2021. The report forecasts a region-wide 7.9 percent drop in GDP, a slightly more negative outlook for 2020 than its last assessment in June of a likely 7.2 percent contraction. Crisis-wracked Venezuela — in acute recession for several years and with a government that at least 50 countries refuse to recognize — is not taken into account in the figures. The Covid-related economic crisis follows “several years of disappointing economic growth and limited progress on social indicators, and right after a wave of social unrest,” the report said. “The social damage is immense” the institution warned, adding that unemployment rates had soared across the region, “sometimes substantially.”  Surveys conducted in 13 countries in the region showed that the share of households suffering a decline in income is higher than the share experiencing job losses, it said. The findings suggest that “the impact of the crisis is not only severe but also potentially long-lasting.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Cebu City may be on its way to recovery, says Cimatu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City couldn’t be considered the epicenter for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country as Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF), noted the drop in new cases, and death rate four days since the city was downgraded to General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The IATF […] The post Cebu City may be on its way to recovery, says Cimatu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Hotel rates seen to drop by 30%

Average daily rates of hotels in Metro Manila are expected to drop by 30 percent by the end of the year due to lower occupancy levels as the leisure sector continues to feel the impact of the pandemic,Colliers International Philippines said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Experts: Cebu on its way flattening the curve but…

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Experts from the academe have noted a decrease in Cebu island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission rate. In its 12th coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) forecast report dated July 16, 2020, the OCTA Research team said they observed a downtrend in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Cebu. It was penned […] The post Experts: Cebu on its way flattening the curve but… appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Cebu City crime rate drops during ECQ

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reported a significant drop in crime rate here during the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, CCPO director told the media during a video conference Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020, that the city has recorded a 67.95 percent drop in crime since March […] The post Cebu City crime rate drops during ECQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Experts: Cebu City’s low CFR an indication of proper management of the pandemic

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Cebu City is one of the localities in the country with the highest number of reported cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, according to a report by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID). However, it continues to log a low death rate, said Vivencio “Vince” Dizon, the IATF-EID deputy […] The post Experts: Cebu City’s low CFR an indication of proper management of the pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2020

Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online

MANILA, Philippines – Gender-based violence during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be reported through an online site of the Commission Human Rights (CHR). The CHR said Monday it has developed the site as part of their responsibility as gender ombud, as residents of Luzon and other areas spend […] The post Gender-related violence during lockdown? Report it to CHR online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

No More Dine-In, Group Gathering of 5 Persons

All hotels and resorts in Cebu will now be prohibited from accepting group bookings of more than five persons. In the Executive Order (EO) No. 5-L issued on Monday night, March 23, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia prohibited the holding of group celebrations, parties, and other gatherings as well as island-hopping and diving activities. The EO specifically […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

HRRAC mulls legal actions vs netizens alleging Cebu hotels are unsafe amid COVID-19 threats

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The organizational assembly of general managers of Cebu-based hotels are planning to file complaints against netizens spreading allegations that their establishments are not safe for occupancy due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement on Saturday, February 29, the Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) denied claims that […] The post HRRAC mulls legal actions vs netizens alleging Cebu hotels are unsafe amid COVID-19 threats appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Hotels, resorts told: Report location of 26 Koreans

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Report the whereabouts of the 26 South Koreans from Daegu City immediately.” Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) chief, made this call to owners of hotels and resorts in the region where the 26 South Koreans were possibly staying. Bernadas said that these hotels or resorts could […] The post Hotels, resorts told: Report location of 26 Koreans appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

Some hotels, resorts in Cebu note cancellations in bookings, reservations amid coronavirus threat

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid the threat of entry and spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Philippines, several establishments in Cebu catering to tourists, especially Chinese nationals, have started to observe cancellations in bookings and reservations. Carlo Suarez, president of the Hotels, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC), said their group has  […] The post Some hotels, resorts in Cebu note cancellations in bookings, reservations amid coronavirus threat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

IACAT seeks higher conviction rate for sex traffickers

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they recorded an increase in convictions related to human trafficking in the country from 2018 to 2019. Lawyer Yvette Coronel, deputy executive director of the Interagency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), disclosed this in her speech today Monday, January 27 during the ceremonial launching […] The post IACAT seeks higher conviction rate for sex traffickers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

LOOK: Kids in Niño clothes grab spotlight in Sinulog 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The annual celebration of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu is held in honor of the Holy Child Señor Santo Niño of Cebu. So it’s not surprising that during the Sinulog-related celebrations, they be on the streets or inside the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, you’d see children dressed up in Santo Niño clothing. […] The post LOOK: Kids in Niño clothes grab spotlight in Sinulog 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Zafra tells public to install ‘Guardian’ app for Sinulog

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In case of a signal shutdown, a councilor in Cebu City has asked those who intend to witness Sinulog activities to install the Guardian Emergency Response App to ensure access to report an emergency. In a press statement, Councilor Philip Zafra, who chairs the Committee on Public Order and Safety, said […] The post Zafra tells public to install ‘Guardian’ app for Sinulog appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

It’s more fun at the farm in Cebu

CEBU IS SYNONYMOUS to Sinulog Festival, colonial-era houses and churches, succulent lechon and seafood, and powdery beaches, and luxury hotels. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2019

Liverpool, Man City helped by goalkeeper errors in EPL wins

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press It was a day of goalkeeping blunders in the English Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester City, seemingly set for another duel for the title, benefited from two of them in hard-fought away wins on Saturday. Liverpool eked out a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United but only after home goalkeeper Dean Henderson let a volley from the edge of the area by Georginio Wijnaldum slip through his arms and legs in the 70th minute. That's seven straight wins to open the campaign for Liverpool, and 16 in a row in the league stretching back to March. Two more and the Reds will equal the top-flight record set by City in 2017. City, meanwhile, was drawing 1-1 against Everton and dipping below its usual high level when Riyad Mahrez took aim with a free kick in the 72nd minute. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford should have had it covered but the ball went under his hand and crept inside the far post, before Raheem Sterling wrapped up a 3-1 win with a late goal. The gap between Liverpool and second-place City stayed at five points. West Ham, in third spot, is a further four points adrift. Capping a forgettable day for goalkeepers, Tottenham's Hugo Lloris was dispossessed near his own line to concede a goal against Southampton. His teammates rescued him by winning 2-1 despite playing with 10 men for an hour, lifting the side to fourth. TOP TWO DIG IN Neither Liverpool nor City was at their fluent best, but still found ways to win. It is not yet October and they are already pulling clear of the rest. Liverpool, in particular, was put off its game by the intensity and work rate of Sheffield United before Henderson's mistake cost the promoted side. Henderson is on loan from Man United, traditionally Liverpool's fiercest rival. It was just a second clean sheet in the league for Liverpool, which kept a league-high 21 last season. "Eight times 1-0 is more important than one time 8-0," said Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, referring to City's massive win by that score against Watford last weekend. City never reached those heights against Everton, though Kevin De Bruyne excelled once again, collecting his eighth assist in the league with a curling cross headed home by Gabriel Jesus. Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalized for Everton, which forced City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes into some smart saves. "They are on an incredible run," City manager Pep Guardiola said of Liverpool. "They don't drop points and they win well. We know it, the players know it. It is not easy." DEFIANT SPURS Lloris' mistake was probably the worst of the day. The France captain collected the ball near his line, dithered and tried to beat Southampton striker Danny Ings with a deft turn. Ings dispossessed Lloris and the ball rolled into the net, leaving the score 1-1 after Tanguy Ndombele's early goal. By that stage, Tottenham was also a man down after the 31st-minute red card to Serge Aurier for two bookings but Mauricio Pochettino's team still prevailed, Harry Kane finishing a flowing move in the 43rd to make it 2-1. Spurs have had a difficult start to the season — losing on penalties to fourth-tier Colchester in the League Cup in midweek — but they are still in the Champions League places. WEST HAM FLYING Doing even better than Tottenham, somewhat surprisingly, is West Ham. A 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, earned by left back Aaron Cresswell's 74th-minute equalizer, lifted West Ham to third. The London team's only loss came on the opening weekend, a 5-0 hammering by Man City. It was Cresswell's second goal in as many games. He also curled in a free kick in a win against Manchester United last weekend. HOME WIN FOR CHELSEA Chelsea finally kept a clean sheet this season, and it earned Frank Lampard a first home win in the league since his return as manager. Jorginho converted a penalty and Willian scored with a deflected shot as Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half. It was the ninth straight league loss for Brighton against Chelsea — an English record run for most games played, and lost, against one opponent. Lampard had two draws and a loss in his first three league games at home following his return to Chelsea, where he is the all-time top scorer. STILL BOTTOM Watford will head into October still without a league win. Wolverhampton Wanderers consigned Watford to a fifth loss in seven games by winning 2-0 at Molineux thanks to an effort from Matt Doherty and an own-goal by Daryl Janmaat. Watford has two points and was on the end of an 8-0 thrashing by Man City last weekend. In the other two games, Burnley equalized twice in a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace won 2-0 at home to Norwich......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019