Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsNov 22nd, 2020

Cebu mayors back ‘limited’ face-to-face classes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayors in Cebu province expressed support for the return of face-to-face classes albeit in a limited capacity. The League of Municipalities in Cebu (LMP-Cebu), in a resolution dated October 30, 2020 and released to the media on November 14, 2020, urged the Department of Education here (DepEd-Cebu province) to provide clear […] The post Cebu mayors back ‘limited’ face-to-face classes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Cebu City to comply with IATF’s resolution allowing minors, seniors to go out of homes

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government is willing to adopt new guidelines from the national government’s anti-coronavirus task force but still asks the public to only go out of their homes for urgent needs. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, in a press interview on Monday, October 19, 2020, said they have ‘no intentions to disobey’ […] The post Cebu City to comply with IATF’s resolution allowing minors, seniors to go out of homes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Now showing: Cinema Drive-In

As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema. While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown”. A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars. Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy. The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching. Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles. Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime. A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie. Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening. “At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing. As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Cebu PB asks IATF to revisit need for ‘unsafe, impractical’ motorcycle barriers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Citing experts’ insights on motorcycle barriers being unsafe, the Cebu Provincial Board has joined the appeals for the national Interagency Task Force (IATF) to reconsider the requirement for allowing backriding among couples. In a resolution adopted on Monday, July 27, 2020, the Provincial Board said while the intention of requiring motorcycle […] The post Cebu PB asks IATF to revisit need for ‘unsafe, impractical’ motorcycle barriers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

RT-PCR swab test available for pax arriving at Davao Int l Airport

DAVAO City July 22, 2020 (PIA) - Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told the Davao City Disaster Radio that a new resolution was imposed by the city, requiring air travelers to undergo an RT-PCR swab test u.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

It’s back to ECQ for Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government’s anti-coronavirus task force has placed Cebu City back to a stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, chairperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID), made this announcement late Monday evening, June 15, 2020. “Due to the increasing number of new […] The post It’s back to ECQ for Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Cebu City back to ECQ

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night placed Cebu City under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from 16 to 30 June 2020 as recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). President Spokesperson Harry Roque disclosed that the President announced his order during his Talk to the People Address as the IATF-MEID cited […] The post Cebu City back to ECQ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

IATF resolution makes Cebu City lone MECQ area until June 15

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With over 2,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Cebu City will be implementing the highest level of community quarantine status among other local government units in the country until June 15, 2020. The national Inter-Agency Task Force, in its Resolution no. 40 which was passed on Wednesday, May 27, classified […] The post IATF resolution makes Cebu City lone MECQ area until June 15 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Religious activities allowed but not encouraged

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government has adopted the provision of the national Interagency Task Force (IATF) allowing the conduct of religious activities in the province involving at most 10 people. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Executive Order no. 17-A, adopting IATF Resolution no. 38 and amending the prohibited […] The post Religious activities allowed but not encouraged appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Duterte back soon after Davao trip

After a short trip to Davao city following a two-month-hiatus in Manila under lockdown, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to return on or before Tuesday to meet members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in Malacañang on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque pointed out […] The post Duterte back soon after Davao trip appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

Davao Region placed under GCQ until May 31,2020 - IATF

DAVAO CITY, May 13 (PIA) - The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emergency Infectious Diseases (IATF) announced yesterday that it has categorized Davao Region under General Community Quarantine until May.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Team owners, officials and broadcasters raise funds for MPBL day-to-day employees

With the 2020 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Playoffs suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the league's day-to-day employees took a massive blow. The last time the league had a game day was back in March 11. That's why San Juan-Go for Gold team governor Chris Conwi made sure that the Chooks-to-Go-backed league's employees composed of the staff, referees, table officials, among others got some help financially. Conwi initiated a donation drive called "COVID-19 Bayanihan sa MPBL" in which he called on the team owners to give any amount to help the employees. "I made a note in our group chat with the team owners. Any amount will do to help our MPBL staff who are paid on a per-game basis," said Conwi. The response to Conwi's call was overwhelming as Atty. Brando Viernesto, Emmer Oreta, Sarangani head coach John Kallos, Nueva Ecija owner Bong Cuevas and team manager Jai Reyes, Rizal part-owner Jowell Conde, Makati owner Paolo Orbeta, Go for Gold godfather Jeremy Go, Bacoor team governor Dennis Abella, Simon Mangio of Pampanga, Laguna vice mayor Gel Alonte, Claudine Bautista of Davao Occidental, Zamboanga owner Anita Kaw, Sam Lato of Valenzuela, Jemina Sy's Muntinlupa, Onyx Crisologo of Quezon City, Ruby Navarro of Imus, Justin Tan of Mindoro, Mark Tan of Bicol, Iloilo part-owner JJ Javelosa, Joan Villafuerte of Parañaque, Jun Reyes of Bulacan, and MPBL commentators Cedelf Tupas, Christian Luanzon, and Martin Javier stepped up to the plate. As of Saturday, April 11, the drive has raised over PHP 330,000. Almost 80 employees of the league received the funds through their Money Padala accounts a day later. With this, Conwi reminded the staff and the fans of MPBL to keep safe during this pandemic. "Mag ingat po tayong lahat, sundun natin ang quarantine policies. Prayers lang at magkikita kita tayo ulit sa pagbabalik ng MPBL!" COVID-19 Bayanihan sa MPBL will continue until the league's operations go back to normal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

COVID-19 '2 sa SJDM, kinompirma ng DOH

IPINATUPAD ang city-wide quarantine sa San Jose del Monte City, sa lalawigan ng Bulacan matapos kompir­mahin ng Department of Health (DOH) ang ikalawang kaso ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa lungsod. Alinsunod ito sa ipinaiiral na Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution 11 Series of 2020. Ayon sa City Health Office (CHO) ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

MPBL: North repeats as champions in Executive game

For the second straight year, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Executive game went to the North. The North Executive All-Stars repeated over their counterparts from the South, taking a 79-68 win Thursday at the MOA Arena in the 2020 MPBL All-Star Games. Makati-Super Crunch team owner Paolo Orbeta bagged MVP honors for a second year in a row after leading all scorers with 29 points. He also had eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Orbeta partnered with former UST Growling Tiger Jemal Vizcarra for a17-7 run late that ultimately won them the game. "Siyempre hardest is to win back-to-back championship. We have to motivate ourselves kung paano kami magcha-champion. Kailangan namin kunin ito sa other team," Orbeta said. The North Executives were made up of Nueva Ecija’s assistant team manager Mike Baldos, Caloocan head coach John Kallos, Quezon City team owner Onyx Crisologo, Bataan team manager Gary Palmero, Pasay co-owner Miguel Ligot, Navotas team owner Rico Quicho, Valenzuela congressman Eric Martinez, Pampanga team owner AG Gonzales, Manila owner Roman Ang, Marikina team owner and head coach Elvis Tolentino, San Juan team executive Chris Conwi, and Bulacan team owner and congressman Jonathan Alvarez. Meanwhile, the South were composed of Bacoor team manager JR Navarro, Basilan general Manager Danny Rebosura, Muntinlupa team manager Kaizer Galvez, Binan team owner Gel Alonte, Cebu owner Miguel Wong, Zamboanga team manager Alvin Munio, Davao assistant team manager Raul Alao, Batangas team manager Gerrin Tee, Bacoor team owner Dennis Abella, and Mindoro team owner Justin Tan. The South got 22 points from Javelosa in the loss. MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao didn't suit up this yeaar. the Fighting Senator scored 28 points in a South loss in 2019. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Tracking how Davao City went back to GCQ

Davao City has reverted back to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting November 20 due to the "alarming" rise of coronavirus transmission......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated News6 hr. 39 min. ago

Lockdown tales of 7 Philippine Eagles; 3 released back to the wild

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 November) — Seven individuals of the “critically endangered” Philippine eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi were rescued since the COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines. One died of malnutrition; three were released back to the wild; two are non-releasable, and one is primed for release next year. Here are their stories. “Siocon” A farmer found […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Local Roundup: Davao City back to GCQ as cases spike

President Rodrigo Duterte placed his hometown Davao City back under a general community quarantine (GCQ) until Nov. 30 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Malacanang announced Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

19 jeepneys expected to ply Cebu City streets on Saturday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangays Guadalupe and Lahug in Cebu City will finally see the “kings of the road” back on the streets starting Saturday, November 21, 2020. The results of the first day of the one-stop-shop inspection for the roadworthiness of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) has resulted in 19 jeepneys passing the […] The post 19 jeepneys expected to ply Cebu City streets on Saturday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Davao City back to GCQ until Nov. 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) – The city has been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) from Nov. 20 until Nov. 30 due to the failure of the local government to contain the coronavirus disease, Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said. The city had been under a modified GCQ for nearly five months. The decision […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic pushes back 3 major infrastructure projects in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 November)– Three major infrastructure projects of the city government of Davao will no longer push through until the end of Mayor Sara Duterte’s term in mid-2022 due to the debilitating impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to City Hall’s tax generation stream. In her pre-recorded State of the City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020