Paranoia in the neighborhood

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan de Oro City. She was told of what was coming, but just like many of us, the concept […] The post Paranoia in the neighborhood appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 18th, 2020

Is importation the key to food security?

It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments. There is nothing wrong with having these imported goods, of course......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Educational divide

Fiber optic cable is now being laid out in my neighborhood, promising a boost in internet speed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Tick all right boxes on your shopping list with ANA

Market! Market! encourages easy and safe shopping in the ‘new normal’ as it joins in the Ayala Malls rollout of ANA (Ayala Malls Neighborhood Assistant)......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Four more Taguig areas under lockdown

After it failed to identify the source of coronavirus disease transmission in areas in Barangay Sta. Ana, the Taguig City local government has expanded a localized quarantine to cover four more areas in the said neighborhood. An advisory from the Taguig Safe City Task Force said areas affected by the expanded localized community quarantine (LCQ), […] The post Four more Taguig areas under lockdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

High gold pricing boosts trading

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is driven to shift from passive to active trading following the significant change in the price dynamics of gold, says BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno. “Before, the price of gold was in the neighborhood of $1.4 per FTO (fine troy ounces), now it’s around $2,000 per FTO,” Diokno explained. “Second, […] The post High gold pricing boosts trading appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Sweet Engagements

The pandemic has created bakers and ice cream makers in many a neighborhood......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Iloilo City eyes more COVID-19 contact tracers

ILOILO CITY—The local government here is eyeing to hire more persons to conduct contact tracing to help in the city’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response efforts. Special Assistant to the Mayor Annabelle Rosario S. Blancaflor (right) and PSTMO Chief Jeck Conlu brief people hired to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Iloilo City. (Iloilo City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)  “We are still lacking [personnel].  That’s why we are encouraging applicants,” said Annabelle Rosario S. Blancaflor, Special Assistant to Mayor Jerry Treñas. This is expected to bolster the manpower of the more than 120 people, who have already been trained by the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) on contact tracing, led by Jeck Conlu. “The objective of training is to hone contact tracing skills on what information is vital. It is not enough that you know the COVID-19 patient, but you have to understand the nature of their movement,” she pointed out. This comes as the city is experiencing a sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 community transmissions.  A barangay in Mandurriao district recorded 10 cases, while another village logged more than five cases over the past week. The hiring of more contact tracers will also be in line with Treñas’ stand that contact tracing must be serious, and that the city should not rely on neighborhood rumor mongers, or the so-called “chismosas”. He dubbed the idea as “out of this world”. Meanwhile, the city government is eying to deploy COVID-19 contract tracers in each of the city’s seven districts......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

PNP to tap chismosos in contact tracing

The police will tap neighborhood chismosos or gossipers in tracing individuals who could have interacted with those infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Nothing wrong with employing chismosos — DOH

The Department of Health sees nothing wrong with tapping the neighborhood “chismoso” and “chismosa” to do contact tracing of people who could have interacted with individuals infected with COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Man nabbed with grenade in Toledo is HVI in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 47-year-old man, whom police described as a known toughie in Barangay Cantabaco, Toledo City, ended up in jail after he was caught strutting in the neighborhood with a hand grenade and a bolo by police on patrol in the area. Alan Gocong Gacho got into more trouble after police also […] The post Man nabbed with grenade in Toledo is HVI in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

My mother’s best friend

For the first time since the lockdown in March, my mother went out of the house to visit her best friend on June 17 in the neighborhood......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

Southville 3 in Muntinlupa under 24-hour ‘curfew’

A neighborhood in Muntinlupa City will be placed under a 24-hour “curfew” for 14 days amid the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another progressive group has joined the call against the passage of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, which now awaits President Duterte’s signature, calling the proposed law “patently unconstitutional and repressive of the participation rights of children.” While the ATB, which was passed in the Senate and the Lower House, is aimed at […] The post CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

PDEA seeks public help thru online

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is encouraging the public to report any illegal drug activities within its neighborhood through 24/7 call and text hotlines as well as through the Facebook account of director general Wilkins Villanueva......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Schauffele leads Colonial over host of stars in tour return

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were missing, even if all they could do was watch on TV. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point Saturday in the Charles Schwab Challenge. When the third round at Colonial ended, 14 players were separated by three shots. And not just anybody. Xander Schauffele, among the growing roster of young stars in golf, finished off his six-birdie round with a 12-footer on the last hole for a 4-under 66. The six players one shot behind included Jordan Spieth, whose short game helped him navigate some early trouble and nerves. He had the lead until going not making a birdie on the back nine. Still, his 68 gave him his best 54-hole position since Colonial a year ago as he tries to end three years without winning. Also one shot behind was Justin Thomas (66) and U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, who quickly got into the mix with birdies on his last two holes for a 66. Rory McIlroy (69) and Justin Rose (68) were among those three shots behind. Patrick Reed, who had to birdie three of his last six holes Friday to make the cut with one shot to spare, shot 63 and was three back. All this with hardly any noise. “I don’t have like a huge effect on the crowd I’d say, so not having fans isn’t the craziest thing to me,” Schauffele said. “It just does feel like I’m playing at home with some of my buddies. It’s quiet. You make three birdies in a row, you can kind of give yourself a pat on the back.” This wasn't entirely a TV show. A few houses in the Colonial neighborhood put up their own hospitality tents to see limited golf, the rowdiest behind the 16th tee and another down the 15th fairway. Fans gathered on the balcony of an apartment complex along the 14th, which also brought ou the first, “Get in the hole!” since the PGA Tour returned for the first since since March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the course, there were no bursts of cheers as Spieth rammed in a 40-foot putt on the eighth hole or stuffed his approach to 3 feet on No. 9 to take the lead. A few dozen of the essential personnel — broadcast crews, volunteers for scoring — were around when Schauffele made his birdie for the lead at 13-under 197. But there are leaderboards that show only the score — no need for updates on FedEx Cup leaders or statistical data for each player as he prepares a shot because that's for the fans, and there are none. That will be the only way anyone knows where they stand in what figures to be a wild chase to the finish. “When you have spectators and things, you get on a roll, and most of the time you feed off of that,” said Branden Grace, whose third straight 66 left him one shot behind. “I remember when I won Hilton Head and played well in the majors, the crowd started getting behind you and you start feeling like you can’t do anything wrong. At the moment, it’s just you and your caddie out there.” Colonial is the first of five tournaments in the return to golf that doesn't allow spectators. Players have had three days to adjust to the lack of sound. Sunday is different, everyone trying to generate their own momentum without the energy typically delivered from outside the ropes. “When you get into contention and have a chance to win a golf tournament, that adrenaline starts pumping,” Woodland said. “It’s been a little different. The first two days there wasn’t too much adrenaline. There will be adrenaline going, which you have with fans or without fans. Tomorrow should be fun.” Spieth passed a big test, with another to come as he tries to end nearly three years without a victory. Five times last year, he started a tournament with two rounds in the 60s and was left behind when he couldn't break par on Saturday. There were a few anxious moments for him, such as an iron off the fifth tee that would have finished on the practice range if not for a fence in place for the tournament. He got up-and-down from short of the green to escape with birdie. His next tee shot was right and banged off a cart — one the loudest sounds of the day — leaving him blocked by a tree. He punched it low into a back bunker and saved par. But he didn't make a birdie over the final nine holes, and the 15th cost him when he decided to wait for the players to hit on the 16th tee and started thinking too much about an 81-yard wedge. He hit it fat and made bogey. “ I feel comfortable going into tomorrow that I can shoot a good score,” Spieth said. “If it happens, it happens, and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But I learned a bit about what was going on when I really felt kind of the nerves kick in today, and hopefully compensate for that tomorrow and hit some better shots.” The field was the strongest Colonial has seen, not surprising because so many players stuck at home for the last three months were eager for competition. And this week has made clear that so many of them came to play......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Gregg Popovich: “Embarrassed as a white person”

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s “embarrassed as a white person” that George Floyd could die in such a “nonchalant” manner. The 71-year-old Popovich addressed Floyd’s death in a video released Saturday by the Spurs as part of the team's #SpursVoices social media series. Floyd was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. “In a strange, counterintuitive sort of way, the best teaching moment of this recent tragedy, I think, was the look on the officer’s face,” Popovich said. “For white people to see how nonchalant, how casual, just how everyday-going-about-his job, so much so that he could just put his left hand in his pocket, wriggle his knee around a little bit to teach this person some sort of a lesson -- and that it was his right and his duty to do it, in his mind. ... “I think I’m just embarrassed as a white person to know that that can happen. To actually watch a lynching. We’ve all seen books, and you look in the books and you see black people hanging off of trees. ... But we just saw it again. I never thought I’d see that, with my own eyes, in real time. “It’s like the neighborhood where you know there’s a dangerous corner, and you know that something’s going to happen someday, and nobody does anything. And then a young kid gets killed and a stop sign goes up. Well, without getting too political, we’ve got a lot of stop signs that need to go up -- quickly -- because our country is in trouble. And the basic reason is race.” Popovich said white people must help lead the charge for change. “We have to do it. Black people have been shouldering this burden for 400 years,” Popovich said. “The only reason this nation has made the progress it has is because of the persistence, patience and effort of black people. The history of our nation from the very beginning in many ways was a lie, and we continue to this day, mostly black and brown people, to try to make that lie a truth so that it is no longer a lie. And those rights and privileges are enjoyed by people of color, just like we enjoy them. So it’s got to be us, in my opinion, that speak truth to power, and call it out, no matter what the consequences. We have to speak. We have to not let anything go.” Popovich has led the Spurs to five NBA titles and is a three-time coach of the year. He's set to coach the United States in the Tokyo Olympics.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Spot where George Floyd died now impromptu forum in Minneapolis

George Floyd is surrounded by the names of other police brutality victims in a colorful mural that now looms over the spot where he died, located in a rapidly gentrifying Minneapolis neighborhood......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Violence divides protesters as ‘chaos’ grips Minneapolis

Flames light up the skyline and the smell of acrid smoke fills the streets in a Minneapolis neighborhood rocked by protest, a few hundred meters from a besieged police station. “The real reason we’re here is because the police keep killing black folk all around the United States,” says a young African American man who […] The post Violence divides protesters as ‘chaos’ grips Minneapolis appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Stop partying , LA police warn Hollywood Hills neighborhood

Authorities in Los Angeles have warned residents of the city's Hollywood Hills neighborhood to tone down their house parties which have become a major problem during the global coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash

One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighborhood. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on Friday afternoon after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, […] The post Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020