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DOH-7 reiterates stand: No to lockdown, ECQ

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reiterated its suggestions that placing entire Cebu island under stricter quarantine status is not appropriate in addressing the continuous rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “We don’t have to be in ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)… We are not recommending a stricter quarantine for us,” said […] The post DOH-7 reiterates stand: No to lockdown, ECQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 23rd, 2021

‘Granular’ lockdown works

In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay virtual news forum last Wednesday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez reaffirmed the “one policy for one implementation” stand of the 17 Mayors in the country’s national capital region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Brenda Mage never inatake ng depresyon dahil sa lockdown: Mas lumaki yung income ko sa YouTube

KUNG maraming stand-up comedian ang umaray noon matapos mawalan ng trabaho at karaketan dahil sa pandemya, kabaligtaran naman nito ang nangyari sa Kapamilya comedian na si Brenda Mage. Regular na napapanood ngayon ang beking komedyante at Miss Q and A grand finalist ng “It’s Showtime” sa ABS-CBN series na “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin” bilang […] The post Brenda Mage never inatake ng depresyon dahil sa lockdown: Mas lumaki yung income ko sa YouTube appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Boobay resumes taping for TBATS under new normal

A month after the Metro Manila lockdown eased last June, stand-up comedian Boobay received the heartbreaking news that top comedy bars Klownz and Zirkoh closed down, leaving more than two dozen comedians jobless......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Heads roll over coronavirus

PARIS, France (AFP) — Ireland’s European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan is not the first politician to lose his job since the coronavirus pandemic swirled round the world. Other officials have also had to stand down over the past few months for having, like Hogan, breached lockdown restrictions or having openly disagreed with the way the […] The post Heads roll over coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Advancing peace during a pandemic

The first letter in the trilogy of letters published by former senator Wigberto “Bobby” Tanada and Edmundo “Ed” Garcia in “Reinvent Resistance,” which I introduced in my last column, is entitled End Armed Hostilities in the Midst of the Pandemic. It is a statement by Tanada and my friend Judge Sol Santos, a longtime peace advocate, in mid-May 2020, in reference to the United Nation Secretary General’s appeal to a “Humanitarian Pause” as he urged “to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus on the true fight of our lives.” It is addressed to fellow citizens, urging them to take a stand to put an end to armed hostilities in the midst of the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Putin calls for invincible unity as Russians mark Victory Day on lockdown

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin told Russians they are "invincible" when they stand together as the country on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on lockdown from the coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

PSC cancels all sports activities, takes belt-tightening measures

The Philippine Sports Commission announced the cancellation of all sports activities until December 2020 and will implement several belt-tightening measures to ensure that it can keep its commitment to continue to support the members of the national team. PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez and other top officials held a virtual meeting on Wednesday and discussed the ways and means they could meet outstanding commitments of the agency. The decision came following the consecutive directives of the Department of Budget Management (DBM) on projects that will be discontinued (National Budget Circular 580) and the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases on prohibited activities even beyond the Enhanced Community Quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Consequently, the board also decided to finally withdraw further financial support to the twice-postponed 10th ASEAN Paragames. The PSC shall, however, honor its previous commitments with the APG organizing committee to cover initial operations expenses. “We heed the call of the national government to cut expenses as we reroute majority of our resources to fighting the pandemic, but we also stand by our commitment to keep supporting members of the national team,” explained Ramirez. Ramirez also announced that there is a status quo on allowance releases for national athletes and coaches, and thanked the PAGCOR for its steady remittances to the agency.  With the present lockdown however, PAGCOR’s income has been greatly affected, and shall probably impact its remittances to PSC subsequently.  “We continue to study projections and proposals and the board is ready to take necessary actions should they be needed,” said the sports chief.  Commissioners Celia Kiram, Ramon Fernandez, Arnold Agustin and Charles Maxey joined Ramirez along with Executive Director Merly Ibay, Deputy Executive Directors Dennis Rivera and Atty. Guillermo Iroy, as well as Chief of Staff Marc Velasco.  As a way to help the fight against the contagion, PSC also opened several of its sports stadiums and arenas as quarantine facilities. The Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Coliseum inside the Rizal Momorial Sports Complex now serve as quarantine facilities as well as the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Angeline may pa-videoke session sa FB para sa mga stand-up comedian

NAKAISIP ng paraan si Angeline Quinto para matulungan ang mga kaibigang stand-up comedian na direktang naapektuhan ng lockdown sa bansa dahil sa COVID-19. Nakarating sa Kapamilya singer-actress na hirap na hirap na rin ngayon sa buhay ang ilang komedyante na nagtatrabaho sa mga comedy bar dahil nga nawalan din sila ng trabaho simula nang ipatupad […] The post Angeline may pa-videoke session sa FB para sa mga stand-up comedian appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

& lsquo;Stand down, obey orders,& rsquo; mayors told

President Rodrigo Duterte warned local government units (LGUs) to follow the national government’s rules for the month-long lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), saying they will face charges should they go beyond the guidelines set......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

Duterte to local government units: Follow orders | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: 'Stand down': Duterte orders LGUs to follow IATF orders on Luzon lockdown PH coronavirus cases rise to 230; fatalities now at 18 Looting, crimes during lockdown? PNP says that's 'fake news' Italy overtakes China as nation with most virus deaths 'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics, says IOC chief – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

No lockdown for visitors in Baguio City amid coronavirus threat

“Mayor Benjamin Magalong reiterates his pronouncement that Baguio City is not on lockdown,” Baguio Public Information Office said on a Facebook post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Duterte reiterates ‘zero tolerance’ stand on contractualization

Duterte reiterates ‘zero tolerance’ stand on contractualization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2016

Bikol reaps bumper literary crop despite lockdown

Bikol reaps bumper literary crop despite lockdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

EDITORIAL - At last, vaccination

Nearly a year after large areas of the country were placed under lockdown to contain COVID-19, vaccination with authorized jabs finally got underway yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

Navotas extends city hall lockdown

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has extended for another week the closure of the city hall after more employees contracted COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Chef Boy Logro ibinandera ang ‘agritourism farm’ sa Davao: Ito talaga ang retirement plan ko

ENJOY na enjoy ngayon ang Kapuso celebrity chef na si Boy Logro sa simpleng buhay niya sa kanyang farm sa Davao. Mula pa noong magsimula ang lockdown sa bansa dulot ng Covid-19 pandemic ay nasa Davao de Oro na si Chef Boy kung saan niya itinatayo ang tinawag niyang “agritourism farm.” Aniya, kahit nami-miss niya […] The post Chef Boy Logro ibinandera ang ‘agritourism farm’ sa Davao: Ito talaga ang retirement plan ko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Ennahachi retains gold after 5-round thriller at ONE: FISTS OF FURY

Ilias “Tweety” Ennahachi survived a tough stand from “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo and walked out of the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship still around his waist.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

NCCP on Human Rights Day: Stand for Justice, Stand for Human Rights

The NCCP has always been vocal in its defense of human rights especially in the midst of the pandemic where spiraling deeper crises plague the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Procurement of Indian vaccine hits snag

Efforts to acquire COVID-19 vaccines from India have hit a snag after Indian authorities placed under lockdown an area where Philippine officials would have gone to negotiate for faster delivery of the vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

‘Asia Pacific manufacturing up for expansion this year’

The manufacturing sector in the Asia Pacific region is expected to show robust expansion in 2021 as most economies have eased lockdown restrictions and COVID-19 cases have stabilized......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021