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Orchard, Valley ease up restrictions on golfing seniors

The Orchard Golf and Country Club in Cavite and Valley Golf Club in Antipolo have allowed players aged 60-and-above to play but most clubs remain uncommitted to the golfing seniors pending the official guidelines from the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) on areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ)......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 23rd, 2020

Experience The World While You 'stayhome with Agoda

Even as some countries begin to ease travel restrictions, the Department of Tourism is looking to temper Filipinos’ expectations as limitations are likely to remain for the rest of the year. Thanks to technology, however, you can still explore the globe without leaving home. Online travel platform Agoda put together a handy guide to experience […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

Metro Manila mayors want to ease restrictions

Metro Manila mayors want to ease restrictions.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated News18 hr. 25 min. ago

Golfing elders, juniors get IATF nod

The golfing seniors and junior players finally got their tee-off slips the Inter-Agency Task Force following amendment to the guidelines covering outdoor and non-contact sports and other forms of exercises in areas under GCQ......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Restarting an economy prematurely: possible outcome

Steps toward economy-restarting have now been taken by the Western and Northeast Asian countries that were hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The first to ease up on the COVID-19-related economic and social restrictions were Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Scandinavian countries and Germany. These countries were followed by Italy, Spain and France. The latest hard-hit country to join the restriction-easing parade has been the US, with Connecticut as the last of the 48 mainland states to ease up on its COVID-19-related regulations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

AFP ex-chief seeks golf nod for seniors

A former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has complained of authorities’ ban on senior golfers in golf courses which are being allowed to reopen after two months of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Retired Gen. Gene Senga, a member of the Valley Golf & Country Club, Inc., on Thursday posted […] The post AFP ex-chief seeks golf nod for seniors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Mark Sangiao pleased to see Team Lakay wards maintain fitness even during quarantine

With Baguio City beginning to ease up on quarantine restrictions, it’s only a matter of time before gyms begin to open back up, something that Filipino martial arts stable Team Lakay is eagerly looking forward to. Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao has stressed the importance of being able to return to the gym for proper training, but he’s pleased to see that even during the two-month period that the whole of Luzon was under Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his wards had maintained their commitment to staying fit and in tip-top shape. “The good thing about it is that they stayed locked-in and never really relaxed, even though we’re in a quarantine period,” Sangiao expressed. Given that at home, it’s easy to be lazy and blow off training, the level of commitment that these champion athletes is indeed commendable. “Their fitness levels are very good. I am happy they did their part as athletes during ECQ and they were even posting home workouts on social media,” Sangiao added. Even more impressive is that some of them were able to find creative ways to stay in peak condition. Take for example ONE featherweight contender Edward ‘The Ferocious’ Kelly, who channeled his inner McGyver to create training tools from scrap, while former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario went even further up north in order to continue his outdoor runs. Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio and former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon were fortunate enough to be neighbors, so they were able to train with each other during the lockdown. While Baguio has already transitioned into General Community Quarantine, there are still some restrictions in place, that’s why Pacio and other members of the famed Filipino stable decided to move into the gym for the time being. “Joshua and the others are already living here in the gym, in-house,” Sangiao shared. “Joshua decided to stay here, so he does not have to go out often. On the other hand, we go here two to three times a week.” Even with the time off from proper training in the gym, Sangiao noted that there were no signs of rust. “They look like they did not miss a beat because they were disciplined during the quarantine.” With ONE Championship postponing their events for May and with no timetable yet for the events to resume, Sangiao isn’t sure when competition will resume for Team Lakay. Still, there’s no reason to relax. “The plan now is to build up again, train hard, and refocus. As much as possible, we want to pick up where we left off,” Sangiao said.  “I think in one month, they’ll be in competition shape,” he concluded......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Team Lakay mentor Mark Sangiao looking forward to re-opening gym once lockdown is lifted

Following the May 15 deadline of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some parts of the island have started to ease restrictions on the quarantine with the sole purpose of getting the economy back on track While the National Capital Region will remain under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, other places like Baguio City have transitioned into General Community Quarantine, which means some restrictions will be eased up. Gym operations however, are not yet among those restrictions to be lifted. Still, the transition to GCQ is a start, and barring a second wave of infections to hit, a return to the gym could soon be on the horizon, which is welcome news to the members of Team Lakay. For Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao, once the lockdown has been lifted, re-opening the gym and returning to the regular routine is the primary goal. “I only have one plan after the lockdown, and that is to go back to our regular training program and routine. I know they are doing their own training at home, but of course things are different in the gym,” Sangiao said. The La Trinidad-based martial arts stable closed their gym doors during the height of the quarantine back in March, and have only returned there to do individual workouts or as a control center for their relief operations. The team hasn’t been able to work out as a group in months and have resorted to home training to keep themselves fit. “While we’re on lockdown, we continue training at home, and when needed for social responsibilities, we go out,” Sangiao stated.  “Then if there’s a chance, we drop by the gym and train. Whoever can go out and is within the vicinity, sometimes we meet up in the gym to work out and do sauna after. I also have more time in managing the team’s social media one thing that I wasn’t able to do in this pandemic,” he added. Still, even with things looking quite bleak right now, Sangiao says that he is grateful for good health. “I would say that we are very fortunate because we are all doing fine here amid the scary things that we’re seeing with COVID. I pray that we find a cure soon for this pandemic.” Obviously, the Team Lakay mentor is longing for things to return to normal so that they can once again enjoy even the little things, like going out for lunch as a team. “Like all the others, I miss a lot of things that we used to do before the lockdown, like eating with the team after training. There is a small restaurant near the gym and we often went there for lunch after our training,” Sangiao shared.  "That’s a very good restaurant, and it became our bonding. As they say, ‘Good memories, and good plans start at the dining table.’” Still, the number one thing that Sangiao, and the rest of Team Lakay want to be able to return to work. “We might visit the place after the ECQ, but just like what I’ve said, I have only one plan after the lockdown – that is to go back to our regular training program and routine and prepare the athletes for their future battles,” he concluded.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Australia eyes July rugby restart with Western Force returning

A competition between Australia's four Super Rugby teams could be launched in early July as coronavirus restrictions ease, with the axed Western Force and Japan's Sunwolves as possible participants, officials revealed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Some Metro Manila cities may be eased to GCQ

The government may ease quarantine restrictions in parts of Metro Manila where the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 is slowing down, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020

California to ease coronavirus restrictions

Some retailers in California, including bookstores, flower shops and clothing stores, will be allowed to reopen for business at the end of the week, the state’s governor announced on Monday. “Millions of Californians answered the call to stay home and thanks to them, we are in a position to begin moving into our next stage […] The post California to ease coronavirus restrictions appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

California to ease coronavirus restrictions from Friday

Some retailers in California, including bookstores, flower shops and clothing stores, will be allowed to reopen for business at the end of the week, the state's governor announced on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

South Africa begins to gradually ease coronavirus lockdown

South Africa begins to gradually loosen its strict coronavirus lockdown on Friday, allowing some industries to reopen after five weeks of restrictions that plunged its struggling economy deeper into turmoil. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Keep jobsites safe, ILO says

As the pressure mounts on countries to ease their lockdown restrictions, the International Labor Organization has urged governments to control COVID-19 in the workplace with an active involvement and dialogue with employers’ and workers’ organizations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Nations reopening as global infections hit 3M-plus people

Paris---France and Spain were on Tuesday set to announce plans to lift strict coronavirus lockdowns that have endured for weeks, while on the other side of world surfers returned to Bondi Beach as Australia took its own first steps to ease restrictions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Lockdowns ease as infections near 3M

MADRID, Spain — Spanish children were allowed outside on Sunday for the first time in six weeks as countries eased lockdown measures and reopen economies gutted by the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly three million people worldwide. Governments from France to Italy and the United States are gearing up for a partial easing of severe restrictions […] The post Lockdowns ease as infections near 3M appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Casimero unification bout with Inoue off, Arum plans new fight for Filipino

  MANILA, Philippines – Johnriel Casimero can forget monster hunting for now. Either he settles for a lesser prey or return home as soon as travel restrictions ease up. Stuck in Las Vega still training and hoping that his unification collision with Naoya “Monster” Inoue would be rescheduled soon, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

UNWTO supports easing of travel restrictions

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is urging government to lift or ease travel restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so, in a bid for the tourism sector to aid in the global socioeconomic recovery amid the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Liquor makers urge end to ban or ‘industry can’t survive’

MANILA, Philippines — Saying their industry’s survival is at stake, local liquor companies are asking the government to lift or ease the restrictions on alcoholic beverages that were imposed in connection with the Luzon lockdown and allow quarantined Filipinos the small mercy of a little drink. The Center for Alcohol Research and Development (CARD) Foundation […] The post Liquor makers urge end to ban or ‘industry can’t survive’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Trump says new guidelines aim to lift some restrictions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump said he’s prepared to announce new guidelines allowing some states to quickly ease up on social distancing even as business leaders told him they need more coronavirus testing and personal protective equipment before people can safely go back to work. The industry executives cautioned Trump that the return to normalcy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

& lsquo;Lift lockdowns in 2-week stages& rsquo;

Geneva---Countries that ease restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus should wait at least two weeks to evaluate the impact of such changes before easing again, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020