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Paghupa ng COVID-19 ‘di pa sigurado – DOH  

NANINDIGAN ang Department of Health (DOH) sa pahayag na masyado pang maaga para ideklarang masabing “the curve is flattening” o napababa na ng tuluyan ang mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa.   Ayon kay Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, may mga indikasyon na ikinokonsidera para matukoy kung humuhupa na ang bilang ng tinatamaan ng sakit. ........»»

Category: filipinoSource: hatawtabloid hatawtabloidApr 25th, 2020

Ipagpaliban muna

Usap-usapan ngayon ang ginagawang panukala ng mga local government units (LGU) sa Metro Manila na ipasara muna ang mga sementeryo ngayong darating na Undas upang maiwasan ang pagtaas ng kaso ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa bansa. Sigurado naman kasing dudumugin ng tao ang mga sementeryo sa bansa at hindi malayong magkaroon ng pagtaas ng kaso […] The post Ipagpaliban muna appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Publiko dapat magmatyag sa paghupa ng COVID-19

Manila, Philippines – Hinimok ni Joint Task Force Covid Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ang publiko na maging mapagmatyag kaugnay sa pahayag ng mga medical expert na flattening ng curve sa laban ng bansa kontra coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19. “Just because there is a positive forecast like this does not mean that we […] The post Publiko dapat magmatyag sa paghupa ng COVID-19 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Boxing cleared to resume by IATF, says GAB chairman Baham Mitra

Pinoy boxers and boxing fans have reason to celebrate after the announcement that the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infections Diseases) has given the boxing the clearance to resume.  According to Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra the IATF has allowed boxing to return, but will need to follow a set of health guidelines.  Earlier this month, sports like football and basketball (albeit a slight delay) were already given the green light to resume practice.  “Ang nai-pasok na po namin ay practice ng basketball and football, and then yung boxing, pumayag na, na magkaroon ng boxing, provided that both boxers and the referees, they test, yung negative sila, and then after three days, laban na sila,” Chairman Mitra revealed on an episode of The Chasedown. “After testing, ico-confine sila, para hindi mahawa ulit or [maka-hawa].” Boxing is just one of the many sports all over the world that was forced to hit pause following the exposion of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In June however, boxing returned in the United States, with Top Rank Boxing starting to put on events.  According to Chairman Mitra, boxing events in the Philippines will feature a significantly slimmed down card with a maximum of just five bouts, a far cry from the previous norm of at least ten bouts per event.  “Yung sa boxing, maximum if five bouts. Ibig-sabihin, sampung boksingero lang pwede. Dati kasi ten or fifteen, or twelve fights in a day,” Chairman Mitra explained. “Ngayon, maximum of five lang, kasi ang pinapayagan lang ay sampu.”  Before fighters can step inside the ring however, they will need to undergo testing three days prior to fight night and then remain confined or quarantined so as to avoid contracting the disease.  “These boxers will be tested three days before the fight and then they will be confined, and then weigh-in, and then fight, and then after the fight, they will also be tested,” Chairman Mitra continued. “Wala na pong rapid test yung before. Yung rapid test, after na lang. Lahat swab test para sigurado, para halos walang error.” The swab testing, Chairman Mitra explained, is for maximum accuracy.  “We’re also scared, ano? We might be held liable na ‘Pinayagan ng GAB yan eh’. Kami naman, sumusunod lang kami sa IATF, ang sabi nila papayagan lang namin kayo mag-boxing kung negative parehas.” Apart from the boxers themselves, the third men in the ring will not only need to be tested but are also required to wash up and change clothes after every bout they officiate.  “So even the referee will also be tested, because he will be in the middle eh, and then the referees will be asked to wear short sleeved shirts and then wash [after] every bout, change t-shirt, change uniform [after] every bout.”  Chairman Mitra added that judges will be placed further away from the ring, and only essential personnel will be allowed in the venue during events.  “Tapos yung mga judges, hindi na sila beside the ring, medyo malayo na sila. Yung commentators will be outside of the venue, and only one or two camera people will be involved, and then as much as possible, we will not be allowing yung mga 21 and below or 60 and above, except if it’s essential. For example, almost all promoters are above 60, so okay lang yan.” As with most sports that have been able to return during the pandemic, there will be no audiences allowed.  Chairman Mitra expects the new guidelines to be released by Monday next week, and then for PBA and PFL practices to resume by the end of next week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

PHI men s volleyball team members stay fit through cycling

National men’s volleyball team members are riding the new craze to stay fit while leagues and activities of the sport are still banned because of the health crisis. Team captain John Vic De Guzman, Bryan Bagunas and Jau Umandal as well as other members of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medal-winning squad are hitting the road with their newfound love for cycling.  “Ginagawa ko na siyang alternative sa endurance training ko. Cross-training ko na rin siya. Para maiba lang kaysa sa palaging takbo lang,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. Last Thursday, the trio in their first time together since the lockdown pedaled for around 40 kilometers from CCP complex to MOA around Okada and back.   “‘Yung dalawa matagal na rin silang nagba-bike. Tapos na nag-chat ako kay Bry na baka makakuha na ako ng bike. Tapos ayun natauloy din kami,” said De Guzman, who for months stayed in Isabela with his good buddy Ricci Rivero with Luzon put under an enhanced community quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Iba yung papawis kasi kahit papaano nagi-enjoy ka,” he added. “Kahit papaano nakaka-bonding mo rin sila.” (Photo from Bryan Bagunas' Instagram account: bryanbagunas01) Learning about each other’s interest in biking through their social media posts, Bagunas and Umandal, who rides a road bike, were actually the ones who planned their meeting.    “Nakita ko siyang nag-post ng picture na nagba-bike tapos nakita rin niya ako na nag-post hanggang sa magkayayaan na,” shared Bagunas, who owns a mountain bike. “Itong si John Vic naman nasa Isabela pa kasi siya nung last week pero nagtsa-chat na siya na sama raw siya pag nakabalik na siya. Nagka-schedule na magkasama-sama.” Last Saturday, the trio joined other former national team members including coach Emil Lontoc, Kungfu Reyes and Ottie Camangian in a get-together bike run which kicked off in Las Pinas. Meanwhile, libero Ricky Marcos is hitting two birds with one on his bike. The Bulldogs standout is not only using his bike to stay fit, it also serves as his delivery ride for his online business. Marcos himself delivers samgyupsal to his customers on his bike. Marcos is one of the first national athletes to avail of the free bicycles given by the Philippine Olympic Committee through the initiative of its President Cong. Bambol Tolentino. Rhea Dimaculangan of the women’s volleyball team is also a first batch recipient of POC’s free bikes. Bagunas said that other national team members are actually looking to join them in their cycling runs. “Pati ‘yung iba may plano nang bumili ng bike. Sigurado sa susunod ‘yung iba mapapasama na,” he said. “‘Yung iba nagsa-cycling na rin sila pero di pa namin nakakasama pa.” With their usual training activities still prohibited, volleyball athletes are finding ways to stay in shape and remain in tip-top condition.   “Mahirap na rin magpabaya eh,” said Bagunas. “Kasi siyempre baka biglang magkalaro na nga. Siyempre buhay na natin 'yang volleyball.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

Buildrite Construction makes online campaign

In order to address one of the many challenges faced by the construction industry due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Buildrite Construction Chemicals has recently made its “Magtanong Para Sigurado” campaign available online. The campaign, which provides free technical advice to customers and consumers, is part of the company’s advocacy to educate industry professionals about new technologies that can help improve their productivity and cost-efficiency, and deliver better results. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Tourism sector dapat ihanda sa paghupa ng COVID

DAPAT umanong bigyan ng prayoridad ng gobyerno ang tourism-related infrastructure upang maging handa ang bansa sa pagtanggap ng mga foreign visitors kapag humupa na ang banta ng coronavirus disease 2019. “Talagang may mga challenges pero nakikita namin na may opportunity dito sa tourism if we can put a big sum of money sa tourism-related infrastructure,” […] The post Tourism sector dapat ihanda sa paghupa ng COVID appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Olympic-bound athletes to get priority once COVID-19 vaccine is available -- POC president Tolentino

Congressman and Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino promised to lobby for the Tokyo Olympics-bound Filipino athletes to be in the priority list of recipients once the vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available. “Definitely mayroong allocation diyan. Ilalaban natin yun na i-priority natin ‘yung sports because of the Olympics,” said Tolentino in Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “Sa ngayon wala pang guidelines (on priority) dun but we can lobby for that because of this Olympics.” The representative of the eighth district of Cavite said that once a vaccine is produced those who have already qualified for the Games next year will get their shots. “Actually, kung ibe-base lang natin ‘yan sa number of delegates iilan lang ‘yun. ‘Yung mga nag-qualify, officials at kung sino ang delagates from media (na pupunta),” he said. “Hindi naman natin pababayaaan ang mga atleta natin. Pupunta tayo doon kung mayroon nang vaccine,” he added. “Sigurado ako na mapa-priority ang mga athletes natin going to the Olympics.” Four athletes have already qualified for the Games, which was pushed back to July 23 to August 8 2021 from its original schedule of July 24-August 9 this year because of the pandemic. Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno have earned their tickets to the Games. Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting and Kiyomi Watanabe of judo are expected to qualify once the qualifying tournaments resume early next year.   Tolentino is also looking at inclusion the athletes heading to the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games in November next year. “Mai-extend ‘yan up to Vietnam SEA Games,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

PH must invest in broadband

World Bank economist and lead author of the report “A Better Normal Under Under COVID-19: Digitalizing the Philippine Economy Now”, Kevin Chua, said it accurately, “In a society-wide digital transformation, the government itself must lead by example.”.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News18 min. ago

House sets P8B more for vaccine budget

The House of Representatives has moved to increase to a total of P8 billion the funding for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Metro to ban X& rsquo;mas parties

There will be no Christmas parties and other merry-making activities in Metro Manila this year to prevent COVID-19 from spreading......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Davao City Hall of Justice on lockdown as 10 employees contract COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 October) – The Davao City Hall of Justice was placed on a 12-day lockdown beginning Monday until 31 October after 10 employees of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC)-Branch 3 were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) last week. In a memorandum addressed to all regional trial court (RTC) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News2 hr. 18 min. ago

SEARICE exec: COVID-19 seen to increase number of undernourished people by 132M by end 2020

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 October) – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) would increase the world’s undernourished people by 132 million more by the end of the year, from the 690 million in 2019. This was the assessment of Normita Ignacio, executive director of the Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE), during a webinar for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News2 hr. 18 min. ago

Davao City exempts PUVs from curfew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Public utility vehicles (PUVs) are exempted from the implementation of curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., which has been re-imposed to control the movement of people in Davao City for “non-essential” activities following the surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. Mayor Sara Duterte said the PUVs – […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News2 hr. 18 min. ago

106-year-old Cagayan de Oro patient survives COVID-19

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – A 106-year-old male patient has successfully beaten the SARS-CoV-2 virus and was discharged from the city isolation unit last Monday. The news that a centenarian was able to survive the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while 57 other patients much younger than him did not make it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News2 hr. 18 min. ago

Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Oct. 20

MANILA -- China's early recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is "good news" for the Philippines, Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday, adding that China's fast recovery is a bo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

CODE Team to visit La Union

SAN FERNANDO, Oct. 20 (PIA) -- Key officials of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 and the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) Team will visit La Union on Oct. 22......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Philippines reports 1,640 new COVID-19 infections

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported 1,640 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 360,775. The DOH s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Evening gatherings, special occasions add to rising COVID cases

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Department of Health-XI has said that the 7:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew imposed by the City Government of Davao aims to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases which are being spread.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

DTI encourages young people to engage in business

BANGUED, Abra, Oct.19(PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is engaging aspiring Abrenian youth entrepreneurs to pursue their goals in entering the business industry amid the COVID-19.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

LandBank s online accounts opening breaches 1-M mark

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- The boom in digital banking being experienced in the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in online account opening and other dig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago