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Most still follow COVID-19 rules but compliance falls in Visayas, Mindanao — SWS

The survey, conducted from April 28 to May 2, found that 75% of respondents still wear face masks, 67% wash their hands several times a day, 58% keep physical distance from other people outside their homes, and 53% use face shields......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 11th, 2021

1,350 riders apprehended on 1st day of motorcycle pillion riding policy — Eleazar

Police have apprehended a total of 1,350 motorcycle riders during the first day of the strict implementation of rules on motorcycle pillion riding on Saturday, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield disclosed on Sunday. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Based on the data of the JTF COVIDShield, a total of 704 motorcycle riders were apprehended for failure to install barriers while back-riding their spouses or live-in partners—a total of 697 of them were cited for various traffic violations while seven were arrested and taken to police stations.Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, commander of the JTF COVID Shield, explained that several violators  were taken to the police stations because of being disrespectful to the apprehending authorities, or, due to local ordinances that require violators to be taken to the police stations to arrange for a community service as a penalty.Back-riding married couples and living-in partners without the required barrier, not wearing face masks and not wearing helmets fall under Reckless Driving with penalties ranging from P1,000 to P10,000 depending on the number of the same offense committed;Also, a total of 580 more motorcycle riders were also accosted for failure to comply with the installation of barriers while having a back-rider other than their spouses or live-in partners. Of the figure, 551 were cited for violations while 29 were taken to the police station.For those who are not authorized to back-ride (those who are not married or living-in partners), Eleazar said the violation would be Overloading of Passengers with a penalty of P1,000.Meanwhile, a total of 66 motorcycles were also cited for violation even with the installed barriers since police found out that they were back-riding people other than their spouses or live-in partners. The penalty also falls under Overloading of Passengers.Eleazar said most of the violators were flagged down by the PNP Highway Patrol Group headed by Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz with 284. The Police Regional Office 7 also has the most number of apprehensions with 187, followed by Police Regional Office 5 with 158, Police Regional Office 9 with 129 and Police Regional Office 12 with 120.The 1,350 apprehended motorcycle riders on Saturday alone is on top of the more than 30,000 violators accosted during the July 10 to July 31 grace period given for motorcycle riders to comply with the installed barriers. The deadline for compliance was on July 31 and all those caught within the three-week grace period were just warned.Eleazar then urged motorcycle riders to comply with the rules, saying their defiance would just be met with appropriate sanctions based on the guidelines.“When our motorcycle riders repeatedly pleaded for them to be allowed to back-ride at least their spouses or live-in partners, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 listened to their appeal. What the NTF Against COVID-19 was asking in return is for them to install barriers because it is part of the safety measures against coronavirus infection,” said Eleazar. “As per Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Eduardo Año, we are not requiring all motorcycles to install barriers. But if they are going to use their motorcycles for back-riding, then they should follow the rules. The deadline for them to comply was extended twice and they were given a total of 22 days to install the barriers, we believe that it is more than enough time to do what is asked from them,” he added.Eleazar stressed that the continuous defiance of some motorcycle riders in the coming days would only compromise the NTF Against COVID-19 plan to eventually allow more people other than married couples and living-in partners to back-ride......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

SWS: COVID-19 protocol compliance down in VisMin

Compliance with minimum health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 dropped in the Visayas and Mindanao, according to a Social Weather Stations survey conducted from April 28 to May 2......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

SWS: Compliance with Covid-19 health protocols drops in Visayas, Mindanao 

Compliance with health protocols against Covid-19 fell short in the Visayas and Mindanao, according to a Social Weather Stations survey. The poll, conducted from 28 April to 2 May, also showed that adult respondents in the Visayas and Mindanao were less compliant with minimum public health standards compared to those surveyed in Metro Manila and […] The post SWS: Compliance with Covid-19 health protocols drops in Visayas, Mindanao  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

CLI income falls 9% to P1.5 billion

Visayas and Mindanao property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. reported a nine percent drop in income in the first nine months to P1.5 billion as revenues were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

DSWD aids 150 LSIs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided more than P300,000 in financial assistance to over 150 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Metro Manila under the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program. In a statement, the DSWD said a P2,000 pre-departure financial assistance has been extended to around 154 LSIs during the third leg of the Hatid Tulong Grand Send-Off last Oct. 19 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, Pasay City. The assistance given to LSIs who returned to Regions 8 (Eastern Visayas), 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao), and 12 (Socsargen) totaled P 308,000, it said. The DSWD said aside from the cash assistance, it also provided Family Food Packs (FFPs), sleeping kits, and hygiene kits to the LSIs. “After receiving assistance, the LSIs were transferred to Pier 13 where they were transported to their respective regions through the help of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG),” it said. It noted that upon their arrival in their e hometowns, the LSIs are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine to ensure that they are COVID-free. Hatid Tulong is the government’s assistance initiative that seeks to transport back those who were stranded in Metro Manila during the coronavirus lockdown to their provinces. The DSWD noted that the initiative is being led by the Presidential Management Staff and has been implemented in compliance with the health protocols and guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. Other government agencies that are also involved in the initiative were the Philippine Army (PA), Department of Health (DoH), Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Department of Agriculture (DA), it said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Health centers in Vis-Min told to rethink virus surge plan

Visayas and Mindanao have been showing faster increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Visayas a & lsquo;serious concern& rsquo;

While COVID-19 infections are slowing down in Mindanao, Western Visayas is a serious concern as cases are rising there and hospital beds in intensive care units are filling up, an independent research group tracking the pandemic said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

6 regions post spike in virus growth rate

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday said it has detected six regions outside the National Capital Region (NCR) with increased growth rates in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. “We have seen 12 regions in Visayas and Mindanao with positive growth, while six of these 12 regions have increasing growth rate,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire […] The post 6 regions post spike in virus growth rate appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

COVID-19 cases still rising in Visayas, Mindanao

The Department of Health yesterday reported a continuing increase of COVID-19 cases in Visayas and Mindanao regions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

CebuPac transports COVID-19 vaccines to Visayas and Mindanao

Cebu Pacific transported about 70,000 COVID-19 vaccines to the Visayas and Mindanao in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

CebuPac completes another vax delivery

Cebu Pacific Airlines (CEB)airlifted another batch of Covid-19 vaccines to Visayas and Mindanao Wednesday with 38,400 doses to Tacloban, 28,800 doses to Cotabato and 24,000 to Zamboanga for a total of 91,200 doses. The vaccine deliveries are part of the government’s ongoing vaccination program that prioritizes various groups across the country. Zamboanga Mayor Beng Climaco […] The post CebuPac completes another vax delivery appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Allowing more PUVs will help ensure compliance to COVID-19 protocols — commuter group

“Bus and jeepney passengers know the rules and we believe that most of them want to obey these rules. However, it is a fact that there is a supply problem in the current public transportation landscape and this is a great hindrance in how to effectively implement our COVID-19 protocols,” he said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

Airlines come to the rescue, transport anti-virus doses

Major airlines have committed to help the government in transporting COVID-19 vaccine shipments to various provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Sinovac shots for Visayas, Mindanao health workers to be sent this week

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 started at six hospitals in Metro Manila, with health workers, government officials and uniformed personnel first in line to receive donated jabs from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

IATF, inaprubahan na ang special hog lanes

Ni Karen David   INAPRUBAHAN na ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) ang “special hog lanes” na rekomendasyon ng National Task Force Against COVID-19 Task Group on Food Security. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, ito ay para matiyak ang mabilis na pagbiyahe ng supply ng karne ng baboy mula Visayas at Mindanao habang pinipigilan ang […] The post IATF, inaprubahan na ang special hog lanes appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Word to the artistic

From national artists to award-winning actors and drag queens, inspirational words of advice from our local creatives Last year brought us to our knees, yet here we are standing tall with courage, facing 2021 with hope and a positive perspective. To give us more inspiration to create and explore new things this year, the Manila Bulletin has compiled some quotes from creative individuals, from national artists to award-winning actress. May their words of wisdom bring out the creative urges in all of us, as we make this world a better, more colorful, more meaningful place to live in. Kidlat Tahimik, national artist for film We are all adjusting to the new normal—new rules and new protocols. I’m sure that most artists are taking this time to take art deeper into their hearts. After all, you have nothing to do but just to be productive. *** Ian Inoy, biromantic pansexual artist Every move I made with my art before had this follow up question in my head, asking if it would look gay or not. Now that I’ve fully accepted myself, nothing like that matters anymore. I no longer have the fear of hearing people perceiving my art as “too gay or girly.” *** Heart Evangelista/Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero, actor, painter Express yourself in art. See how art can move you or distract you from distress or how art can bring the best out of you. I notice that my paintings have been a bit muted these days. I feel it’s a bit because of the drama that’s going on around us. In a weird way, I find beauty in sorrow and the way my colors have been coming out, I like what’s happening. I’ve always been like this anyway. I find something beautiful about my emotions, no matter how dark they are, and I translate all that into art. *** Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economic, then it is creative.—Osho, Creativity unleashing the forces within *** Kate Adajar, blogger artist The uncertainty Covid-19 brings has triggered confusion, anxiety, and mixed emotions in me. But the lockdown has also given me time to focus on and practice my art. Being in quarantine has allowed me to look at my craft not only as a creative outlet but also as a form of stress release. It has suddenly become therapeutic and meditative. *** F. Sionil Jose, national artist for literature Photo by Noel Pabalate Artistry is something that is created not just by intellect but by passion. And you stop being a craftsman. That is when you become an artist. You cannot be an artist without being a craftsman first. *** Miz Kiki Krunch, drag queen I am more creative as a gay person. My drag persona brings out the best and most authentic part of me. I can express myself better, I can perform better when I channel my weirdness, my “freak,” my truth. *** Cherie Gil, actor Everything can be learned as long as one sets one’s mind and heart to it. There is also no age limit to learning anything. Acting—what is it really but reliving lives and telling their stories. But this requires a lot of work to excavate the instrument to be able to truthfully do just that. It’s not easy. It takes a lot of balls to share one’s personal inner sanctum. *** Iana Cris Forbes, owner of art shop Quiversmiths Pursue what you want. At first, it was hard for me because I wanted to be a painter, I wanted to be a sculptor, I wanted to be a graphic artist, I wanted to be a wedding colorist, I wanted to stitch, I wanted to make bags and shoes and jewelry. But I haven’t seen a person doing all of those!. Before, I could not see any future in them but here they are now. I’m doing everything all at once and I’m fine. I’m happy living multiple lives. It’s like connecting the dots. My hobbies are now my sources of living and I couldn’t be more thankful. *** BenCab, national artist for visual arts This pandemic gives artists more time for their art. It’s usually better for an artist to be locked-in because you work on your own. *** Natasha Aliño, jewelry artist It’s been said many times and my mother always says this whenever I feel frustrated, which most people would feel when they’re starting something new—“trust the process.” This is more of a reminder when you’re in that headspace. Another thing is when you are learning a certain skill, do it so with purpose and authenticity. Then you can confidently say after some time that you can indeed trust the process. Never stop learning and inspiring others on your journey. Photos from the artists’ respective social media accounts and websites.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Local Roundup: Task force deploys more cops to enforce protocols

Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Cesar Hawthorne Binag said Sunday the number of policemen deployed for the holiday season had been doubled to ensure citizen compliance with minimum health rules......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

‘More testing, isolation facilities in Visayas and Mindanao needed’

With some provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao reporting an increase in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases, experts have recommended building more testing and isolation capacities to manage and control the spread of the disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Rising COVID-19 trend observed in Visayas and Mindanao

While there has been an overall decline in the number of new infections of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the country, a rising trend of cases in four areas in the Visayas and Mindanao has been observed, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020