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NMP resumes training operations

The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) resumes its training operations on 20 July 2020 both at its main office at Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City and liaison office in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsOct 21st, 2020

DENR employee gunned down in Davao City buy-bust

DAVAO CITY — An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was killed  during a buy-bust operation on MacArthur Highway, Bangkal, here Wednesday. The suspect was identified Ronel T. Revilla, forest ranger of DENR assigned in Mati City, Davao Oriental and a resident of Toril District here.  Initial report of the Talomo Police Station led by its commander Police Major Sean Logronio bared their Drug Enforcement Unit launched a buy-bust operation against Revilla near Mabini Elementary School around 3 p.m.  PHOTO COURTESY OF TALOMO POLICE STATION/ MANILA BULLETIN The suspect sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P1, 000 to police poseur-buyer. Revilla sensed that he was dealing with a police officer and immediately pulled his gun and fired upon the arresting officer, prompting the cops to retaliate. The suspect was taken to the Davao Adventist Hospital where  he was declared dead on arrival at around 4:03 p.m.  Recovered from the crime scene were 15 big and medium sized-sachets of  shabu, marijuana seeds and other drug paraphernalia, a caliber .45 pistol, and P28,300 cash. Confiscated illegal drugs weighing 90 grams have an estimated street value of P890,000. Logronio said the operation stemmed from a month-long case buildup, surveillance, and background investigation of the suspect and his involvement in illegal drug operations.   The station commander lauded the operatives for their efficiency, good intelligence work, and tremendous courage in dealing with armed drug suspect. “In our line of work, we always expect armed encounters such as during buy-bust and other related operations. Yes, it is scary. You can imagine what goes through the mind of a police officer seeing your suspect armed. Good thing these men heightened their sense of alertness, their training and they were able to retaliate fast,” he said.  Logronio said that even as the country is facing this health crisis, the PNP will remain relentless and spares no one in the battle against illegal drugs.  “We will continue to be in the frontline of ensuring public safety. Rest assured that our investigation will not stop here. We are now on the process of running after his cohorts and sources. We will show them no mercy,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Olympic-bound Obiena resumes training after month-long break

Tokyo-bound Filipino pole-vaulter EJ Obiena has returned from a one-month break to regular training last Monday with an eye of performing well in next year’s Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Obiena resumes training in Italy

Filipino pole-vaulter EJ Obiena is back in training in Formia, Italy, his mind set on improving further for a possible podium finish in the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

PCOO chief resumes Bisaya Gyud radio program

CEBU, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) headed by Secretary Martin M. Andanar is maximizing the on-air platform to deliver grassroots information about the e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Grab resumes 24-hour car, taxi service

Starting today, Grab will resume the 24-hour operations of its transport services in Metro Manila and other areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

US carrier strike group resumes South China Sea operations

"The focus of our operations has always been, and will continue to be, cooperation alongside our Indo-Pacific allies and partners in promoting regional stability," Wikoff said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

PH athletes to resume training soon

It will just be a matter of time before training of national athletes resumes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

VMware unlocks power of Kubernetes, App Modernization for Southeast Asia& rsquo;s Innovation Economy

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced new offerings to help customers further accelerate their app and infrastructure modernization initiatives. VMware vSphere 7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 7 Update 1 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1 product releases help streamline customer adoption of Kubernetes and support stateful applications with new developer-ready capabilities and enhance scalability and operations with new features. The introduction of VMware Tanzu editions – each of which packages capabilities of the Tanzu portfolio into a solution that directly addresses a single, common customer challenge – along with skills training and development initiatives will further enable businesses in the region to embrace the full potential of modern apps and help businesses to respond, adapt and accelerate business growth amidst macroeconomic uncertainties......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

GenSan fishport resumes full operation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 7 September) – The city’s fishport complex resumed its full operations on Monday following a four-day partial lockdown due to the emergence of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at the facility. Paris Ayon, acting administrative services division chief of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) here, said they reopened […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Ozamiz City airport resumes operation

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 20 (PIA)--The Ozamiz City Airport resumed its operations, August 19.Philippine Airlines, starting August 19, will have its flights on Monday-Wednesday-F.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

TESDA, LGU Calasiao hold training on rice machinery operations

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, August 20 (PIA) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Pangasinan, in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Calasiao and the Municipal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

MRT-3 resumes operations with 18 trains

The trains are swept clean and disinfected at the end of each trip on both ends of the line to ensure the health of commuters. The post MRT-3 resumes operations with 18 trains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

PSC vows no job layoffs despite financial woes amid pandemic

While unemployment has risen to an alarming rate amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Sports Commission assured its employees that there will no layoffs in the agency. Appearing on Tuesday’s online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum, chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez said that despite a meager budget with nothing more to spare, the PSC will continue to carry out its day-to-day operations. Even under these very difficult times, the PSC puts priority on the welfare of its workers Ramirez stressed.   “Even before COVID, we have communicated with Malacanang that we will let go of some contractual employees,” said Ramirez, adding that it would have taken effect on Aug. 31. But the global pandemic made the PSC change its mind. “We in the PSC board made a collective decision that it will not happen. We will not remove anyone from the PSC unless there is cause. We are in very difficult times,” said Ramirez. The PSC has 250 regular employees and more than 250 contractuals. “Sa kahirapan ngayon, ano ang kakainin nila?” said Ramirez, currently staying with his wife at the athletes’ quarters at the PhilSports Complex (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City. The agency months ago implemented belt-tightening measures, including a 50 percent ‘equity reduction’ on the allowances of the national athletes and coaches. But despite the financial difficulties, athletes and coaches continue to receive their allowances, and can expect to get their regular stipends once the situation improves or when the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) resumes its monthly remittances of close to P100 million to the PSC. Ramirez also added government sports agency is thinking beyond sports, and talked about “fortitude and sacrifice" during the Forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, Milo, PAGCOR, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and powered by Smart, with Upstream Media as official webcast partner. At the height of the lockdown, the national government channeled P1 billion of PSC money for COVID-19 purposes. The PSC has also allowed the use of its facilities like the Rizal Coliseum and Ninoy Aquino Stadium in the fight against the deadly virus. The PSC has also donated 350 beds and close to 500 laptops that were used during last year’s Southeast East Asian Games to various government offices during the pandemic. “The PSC is not only focused on sports now. We are adapting to the new environment,” said Ramirez......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Military training kept Ancajas in shape

International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas returns to the Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite after an exhausting six-week training together with the Naval Special Operations Group at the Naval Station Sangley Point in Cavite City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

GrabCar Resumes Operations in Cebu City and Talisay City

GrabCar announces the resumption of its service in Cebu City and Talisay City, both of which are now downgraded to the General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Grab Philippines Sr. City Manager for Vis-Min Raymond Dejan emphasized on the need to reopen the economy while continuing to provide safe and reliable transportation to commuters. “As Cebu City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Direct flight from Cebu to Qatar resumes operations

MOALBOAL, Philippines — As the Philippines and other countries in the world slowly reopened their borders in a bid to revive the health of the economy, some long-haul international flights from Cebu have also resumed operations. Airport authorities on Saturday, August 1, announced that Qatar Airways had relaunched its direct service from Cebu to Doha, […] The post Direct flight from Cebu to Qatar resumes operations appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

PBA, other pro sports cleared to resume training

Professional sports including the PBA has received the green light to resume training after the Joint Administrative Order of the Games and Amusements Board, the Philippine Sports Commission and Department of Health was signed on Monday. GAB chairman Baham Mitra, PSC chairman William ‘Buth’ Ramirez and Health secretary Francisco Duque signed the JAO. "Chairman Ramirez, Secretary Duque, and I have already signed the joint admin order,” said Mitra in a statement. “We are so happy and excited that finally after more than four months our professional football and basketball players can now shake off some pounds they may have acquired during the quarantine." The clearance came a month after Mitra together with Commissioners Ed Trinidad and Mar Masanguid approached the Inter-Agency task Force (IATF) and DOH to ask for their guidance on how to safely reboot the operations of professional sports in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the development, professional sports are expected to return to action soon. "We expect them to practice maybe for a month or two to be match fit and hopefully when quarantine levels go down, they may be allowed to eventually play. It is effective immediately," Mitra said. Teams from the PBA and the Philippine Football League can now resume training following strict health and safety guidelines and protocol. The PBA, however, will only start training once all the teams have completed their swab-testing.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

PSC, NSAs conduct training protocol meetings

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has been conducting meetings with different National Sports Associations (NSA) to discuss training resumption guidelines for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games hopefuls and qualifiers. Health professionals from the PSC-MSAS (Medical Scientific Athletes Services) unit has been discussing the updated protocol and minimum health standards of training venues with each concerned NSA since Monday. “The PSC recognizes that our Olympic hopefuls need to maintain momentum and they do that by going back to focused training,” explained National Training Director Marc Velasco. The briefings, according to Velasco, will help NSA leaders in plotting down their health and safety protocol. The PSC-MSAS will consolidate proposals from the sports bodies concerning training resumption, especially for Olympic sports, and submit a recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for approval.  “This is to brief them on how they will formulate their updated protocol. This is also for submission to the IATF to allow Olympic qualifying sports to start training,” said Velasco. Velasco underscored that "the IATF is always the last say and that these will just be recommendations." Secretary-General Attorney Edwin Gastanes represented the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) during the meetings with Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) Secretary-General Ed Picson, Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) President Richard Gomez, and Secretary-General Jercyl Lerin from the Philippine Rowing Association (PRA). NSA officials from World Archery Philippines, Inc represented by Secretary-General Rosendo Sombrio, Atty. Billy Sumagui - Sec-General of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines, Director for Operations Butch Antonio and Coach Jong Uichico of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) were all in the July 22 discussion. Meeting with Philippine Judo Federation President Dave Carter and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines President Cynthia Carrion-Norton on July 23 followed. Headed by MSAS’ Dr. Randolph Molo, meetings with NSA officials from the National Association of Golf Philippines and Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation, Inc. were held Friday. Triathlon and skateboarding meetings will take place on July 27, table tennis, and taekwondo on July 28, and canoe-kayak, weightlifting, and wrestling on July 29. So far, the Philippines has four athletes that have already qualified in the Olympics in pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Caloy Yulo and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Honorary Navyman Ancajas braces for tough training

IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is now officially part of the Naval Special Operations (NAVSOG) after taking his oath as an honorary member Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020