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Quezon City, church partner for community urban farm

The Quezon City government has partnered with the Diocese of Novaliches for the establishment of a community farm in a bid to promote the city’s urban agriculture program......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 1st, 2020

Overkill?

What did President Rodrigo Duterte tell authorities in the aftermath of a protest rally by a handful of urban poor residents in Quezon City in the early days of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila that was promptly dispersed by the police and those arrested were charged in court for illegal assembly?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Nike commemorates closure of Nike Hyper Court @ BGC with Community Basketball Event

DECEMBER 12, 2019 TAGUIG, PHILPPINES - To commemorate the closure of the Nike Hyper Court @ BGC (Bonifacio Global City) after two momentous years of serving the community, Nike will hold a community basketball event to be attended by ballers, coaches and local athletes on December 15.   Providing a special place for Filipino ballers to raise their game since its opening in early 2017, the court, which has been recently reclaimed for redevelopment by its landowners, has become the beating heart of BGC. The court has enabled consumers to put in an extensive, cumulative amount of training hours (approximately 377,000 hours) and catered to community building through pick-up basketball or open play, over its existence of two years. The community event will include a series of 3x3 games for local female and male ballers, as well as feature some of Philippines’ most renowned basketball stars in an exhibition shoot out, including Nike Athletes Thirdy Ravena, Trina Guytingco, and Ricci Rivero. Jino Ferrer, Country Marketing Manager of the Philippines said, “Since our Hyper Court launched two years ago at the BGC, it has cemented its position as a thriving hub for Filipino ballers. Our collaboration with Google has ensured players have access to digital coaching and skills training as they step onto the court. We’ve had other collaborations and initiatives that leveraged on the energy of the courts, for example, basketball clinics and grassroots tournaments run by one of our key authenticators and retail partner, Titan; product trials and launches, plus cultural celebratory moments of the sport involving dance and rap battles. Our vision with Hyper Court was to offer ballers of every level a place to feel inspired, hone their skills and realise their full potential. With the other Hyper Courts around, we invite ballers to continue to visit them to raise their game.  “Manila’s passion for basketball is unrivalled and it has been a privilege to see the courts provide a communal place for the surrounding BGC communities to raise their game. Nike will continue serving Filipino ballers with continuous innovation and inspiration, aptly as one of the greatest basketball nations globally” said Ferrer.   The Nike Hyper Court @ BGC will remain in operation till December 31, 2019.  The three remaining Hyper Courts - Ususan Court in Taguig, Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Paranaque and YCL Covered Court in Quezon City – remain in operation, per usual (*Comembo Covered Court in Makati is under renovation).  For more details on Nike Hyper Court, visit Hypercourt.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Robinsons Retail Group and Robina Farms continue to back the UP Fighting Maroons

The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons will continue to get valuable support from their most loyal and staunchest supporters, the Robinsons Retail Group and Universal Robina Corporation’s Agro Industrial Group (URC-AIG), as they continue their build-up for the upcoming UAAP season and beyond. They officially renewed their partnership recently with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Robina Gokongwei-Pe, and URC-AIG Group Business Unit General Manager Vincent Henry Go, and UP Fighting Maroons Team Manager Agaton Uvero and Head Coach Bo Perasol signing the Memorandum of Agreement at the UP Executive House in Diliman, Quezon City. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, a UP alumna and avid backer of the Fighting Maroons involved Robinsons Supermarket and Handyman as Fighting Maroons supporters in 2010. Even as UP went winless and won only a total of three games in four seasons (2010-2013), Robina and her group stuck it out with the country’s premier state university in its quest back to relevancy in the field of sports. More recently, Universal Robina Corporation’s Agro- Industrial Group, through its premium farm products unit Robina Farms, was added to the companies that threw its support behind the Fighting Maroons. “We firmly believe that the UP Fighting Maroons shares the same values as us, such as passion for excellence and loyalty to our stakeholders. As we renew our official support for the men’s basketball team, we want them to continue to imbibe the same things that our company lives by as they seek to surpass last year’s achievement. This upcoming UAAP Season 82, it would be another great privilege to stand by this team together with the whole UP community. Hoping to exemplify ISKOs values of honor and excellence in every endeavor” said Vincent Henry Go of AIG’s Robina Farms. “UP’s run last year is proof that everything is possible,” said Universal Robina Corporation – Agro Industrial Group’s Marketing Director Jonathan Diño. “Hopefully, this year’s team will build on what Batch 81 started and bring home the UAAP Championship for the first time since ’86. It’s UP’s time! They should take it. They deserve it.” “We’re always grateful for all the support we have received from our alumni, especially from Ms. Gokongwei and her group of companies, who have been with us through our ups and downs. This team knows what it’s like to be at the bottom, to lack basic necessities like food and allowances. We are thankful for the faith and loyalty of the Robinsons Retail Group,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. Also present at the signing besides Robina Gokongwei-Pe and Vincent Henry Go were Willy Co (Handyman Vice Chairman), Jody Gadia (Robinsons Supermarket Managing Director), Stanley Co (Handyman Group General Manager), Katherine Yu (Daiso General Manager), Agnes Rafinan (TGP General Manager), Abet Liuson (TGP AVP – Supply Chain), Dr. Florante Palabrica (Robina Farms Farm Operations Director), and Jonathan Dino (Robina Farms Marketing Manager). The Fighting Maroons fresh from their Championship run in Taiwan’s Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Cup coupled with offseason trainings in Las Vegas and Japan, look to give back to their supporters in Season 82......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Healthcare workers need rest, too DOH

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 5 (PIA) -- With Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite back under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), the Department of Health is grateful that the Preside.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News11 hr. 9 min. ago

PayMaya enables over 50 government agencies

Digital financial services provider PayMaya has enabled over 50 government agencies  to streamline their services and accept cashless payments online todate. From June 2019 to June 2020, the volume of transactions processed by PayMaya from partner government agencies surged 900 per cent. This shows the government efforts to encourage digital payments for fees and services by accepting debit, credit, and e-Wallet payments has paid off. “In the span of one year, government agencies have stepped up their efforts in digitalizing their processes,” according to Orlando B. Vea, Founder and CEO of PayMaya. Because of this, many agencies have been able to continue offering relevant services despite the current crisis, he added. To date, PayMaya has already inked partnerships with the Social Security System (SSS), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or PAG-IBIG, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Science and Technology, the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of the Treasury through the Bonds.ph platform, the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Credit Policy Council, the Professional Regulation Commission, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), and the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC), among  others.  As part of measures needed to be observed in the ‘new normal’, PayMaya intends to enable more government agencies, institutions, and  local government units to accept cashless payments and digital disbursements. Hence, PayMaya has launched its LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (L.E.A.D.) program to help local governments offer digital transactions for constituents. The company likewise enabled digital disbursements for the cities of Manila, Mandaluyong, Caloocan, Pasig, and Quezon City, particularly in delivering financial aid to beneficiaries severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  SSS and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also tapped Paymaya  to distribute financial aid to beneficiaries of its Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) and Social Amelioration Program (SAP). Furthermore, it has powered the digital payment facilities of LGUs such as Valenzuela and Taguig. Through its app and wallet, PayMaya  provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Waste-to-cash program launched in Manila

The Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx), the country’s first homegrown global non-profit plastic offset organization, has launched a waste-to-cash program that aims to cover 897 barangays in the city of Manila over the next three years. A statement showed that PCEx founder Nanette Medved-Po and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that targets to roll out the ‘Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash’ program to 100 network partners over three years. The project, which will be done in partnership with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, aims to incentivize women-owned sari-sari stores to become collection points for post-consumer plastic waste.It also wants to establish community infrastructure for the aggregating, storing, and efficient transport of plastic waste to partner processing facilities. ‘Aling Tinderas’ are women sari-sari store owners invited by the City of Manila to partake in this initiative. To jumpstart their new micro-enterprise, PCEx will provide each one with a purposefully designed 20-foot plastic wasre container, one manual baler donated by the PepsiCo Foundation, and starting capital. The Aling Tindera container will serve as an aggregation hub where any member of the community may sell post-consumer plastic by the kilogram. Through this project, bystanders will be empowered not only to depollute their environment, but make extra income. Meanwhile, using the manual baler, Aling Tindera compacts the plastics she buys into blocks that are easier to store and transport. Once she fills up her container, offset partners through PCEx purchase the lot from her and ensure they are processed using environmentally sound technologies. Together with SGV & Co.’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice, PCEx will perform compliance audits for both plastic footprint as well as the entire value chain of the offset operations, including the Aling Tindera plastic collection model. “We hope to expand our network of professional services firms and work with them to refine standards for verification to make sure that we are doing our part to make sure that no plastic winds up in nature,” said Medved-Po. For his part, Mayor Isko Domagoso said he chose to partner with PCEx because the Aling Tindera Program is “applicable, doable, and sustainable” and “malaking bagay ito for the environment”. “We are very grateful to [PCEx] as it will also generate some income for the community [and encourage] more sensible and responsible citizens to participate,” Domagoso further said. PepsiCo Corporate Affairs Head for the Philippines and Asia, Anne Marie Corominas also said that her organization “realizes no single organization or industry can solve the plastic waste challenge on their own”.“That is why we’re working with PCEx and communities in Manila through the Aling Tindera program to accelerate systemic change and meaningful progress through collaborative, holistic and sustainable solutions in the Philippines,” Corominas said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

MIAA prepares for operations under MECQ

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Monday, Aug. 3 met with key officers to prepare for operations under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) which will start on August 4 up to August 18 in the National Capital Region, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite. Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal Pursuant to existing IATF Omnibus Guidelines on community quarantine, MIAA will adopt a 50 percent workforce deployment in the office. However, employees performing frontline duties are not included in this directive. Those are the employees who are assigned in flight operations, terminal monitoring, facilities management and maintenance, security, safety and emergency services.  The airport chief said that personnel of janitorial companies that have contracts with MIAA should be on full complement despite the MECQ.  Security guards contracted by MIAA shall likewise remain on full deployment, he said. To ensure continuous work, MIAA will provide shuttle buses for airport workers. The shuttles will be for routes covering Manila, Quezon City and Cavite. The workers will also be provided free meals and hazard pay. In a meeting with the airline companies, Monreal called on local air carriers to inform their passengers on rebooking their flights in view of the temporary suspension of domestic flights in and out of Manila under MECQ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

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

After 30 years, a farmer now owns three gardens and provides jobs amid crisis, part 2

In part 1, Mary Ann Cogollo, a farmer from Iloilo, shares about how her 30-year gardening story began and evolved. Here, she talks about the hurdles she had to face that molded her for who she is today.   Trials behind the triumphs At the back of her success is an unsteady, challenging voyage that she had to endure. “It’s 30 years in the making and looking back to what I’ve been through and endured, my heart is full,” said Cogollo. Growing up, Camille, her eldest daughter, saw how she fell and risen many times, she says, “I witnessed how she carried the pails from our wells to water her plants, pull the weeds every day, carried potted plants to hide them because of the heavy storms, how she failed and endured everything, how she learned from her experiences, and how she managed to be a farmer, a gardener, and a mother to us.” A throwback photo of Cogollo taken in 1994 with her 5-year old daughter. Before the birth of the gardens, Cogollo had been gardening alone for 10 years. She did the propagation, watering, and application of fertilizers. It was a challenge for this gardener to find suppliers and to travel the plants from the city to their place, but the hardest to deal with is the weather. “Typhoons and extreme summer are two of the most difficult situations to handle as well as dealing with plant diseases and pests. I failed a lot, some of my plants weren’t a success, but I learned from them,” Cogollo added. Blooming profits The price for the plants in the flower farm ranges from P25 to P10,000 and up. On normal days, they get to sell hundreds of plants every month that differ based on the demand. Most of it is purchased by co-gardeners too. Cogollo said that this season has the highest sales so far to the point that they travel some plants to the other garden to fill the demand. When they opened last month, they were able to dispose of 3000 to 5000 pots, which allowed them to generate a minimum of 50k per day from all the gardens. A mother, farmer, and businesswoman As a mother of two, she lets her children participate in farmwork and immerse themselves in nature at a young age. As per Camille, Cogollo taught her how to plant when she was four and let her have her mini garden at home. Their youngest also helps in raising livestock since he was in grade six. “They let us oversee the farm the same way that my lolo did before. She’s taught me how to plant and to marcot, how to fertilize and water correctly, and educated me what plants can grow from cuttings and what plants need to be in full sun or in shade,” Camille added. Despite the crisis, Cogollo added that God still made a way to provide for her family and their farm workers. She finds herself staring at the sky and thanking God for not leaving her family and the families working for them after two months of farm closure. When many people began growing plants to improve lifestyle amid the crisis, her children told her, “Nay your dream is coming true, farming and gardening are taking its shape, gakatabo na nay (it’s finally happening).” Cogollo only hopes for the public to continue appreciating nature and to start growing plants.   Farming has been her life ever since. The life she chose is the same life lived by her parents and grandparents and according to her, to be able to help others while pursuing your passion is a blessing.  Current situation As the government implemented enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to halt the spread of COVID-19, they had to close their gardens for two months. Since they only allow walk-ins and do not offer delivery services, they had no income from the garden. For Cogollo, those two months were the hardest; there were no landscaping projects but they had to give salaries to the employees every weekend. They thought of stopping their daily farm operations, but their musings brought them back to their primary goal, which is to provide the workers’ livelihood. They hired five more people who lost their jobs during those two months and didn’t stop propagating and maintaining the gardens. All smiles on her farm – As per Cogollo, the crisis allowed them to pause and see what they can do better. Living on a farm is an advantage because it’s COVID-free and their staff live nearby so they carry on with their daily work in the gardens and farm. Fortunately, after two months, a sudden increase in demand for plants began. The crisis has become as she calls it, “a ‘plantdemic’ for Ilonggos.” Their gardens re-opened for visitors when Iloilo was placed under GCQ (general community quarantine). From then on, the farm was amplified by different networks through social media and word of mouth. Despite their location, they were shocked that people kept visiting or asking about their gardens’ location. At some point, they were afraid due to the increasing numbers of visitors and of the risks it can entail that might harm their whole community. However, it was all worth it because according to Cogollo, “We know our dream is coming true. Farming/Gardening is taking shape.” They were also supposed to put up a garden café and park last May but due to these circumstances, things didn’t go as planned. In the future, they see the garden as a haven where people can stroll and appreciate and realize the beauty of nature. Photos from Dafalongs Flower Farm. For more information, visit the Dafalongs Flower Farms......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Belmonte upgrades health workers’ pay

The Quezon City government recently hired 256 community health workers as contractual employees to provide them with better compensation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

29 held for birthday bash at Quezon City bar

Twenty-nine persons, including a 17-year-old boy, were arrested for violating general community quarantine guidelines after they allegedly held a birthday celebration at a restobar in Quezon City on Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Apprehend GCQ violators, Belmonte orders barangay officials

CALOOCAN CITY, July 5 (PIA) -Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte directed barangay officials to make apprehensions against violators of the guidelines set for places under the General Community Quaranti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

Quezon City barangay chiefs told: Strictly enforce quarantine guidelines

Following reports of clustering and community transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 in some areas, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte reminded barangay officials to strictly enforce general community quarantine guidelines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Quezon City to enforce strict quarantine

Local officials in Quezon City thought it was permissible for residents to engage in social and sporting activities under the general community quarantine, prompting the city government to nudge barangay leaders to enforce strict quarantine rules, Mayor Joy Belmonte said on Wednesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

LeBron James group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day. The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons an “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.” Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals. The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin. The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures. Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters. A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee that some advocates had forecast. Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said. Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long — just as with normal polling locations — as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries. Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities. James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016. In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Muntinlupa LGU places another community in LCQ

QUEZON CITY, June 2 (PIA) -- The Muntinlupa Local Government Unit (LGU) has placed another community under localized community quarantine due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.Mayo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Resolusyon inihain para ipagpaliban ang online seller registration

NAGHAIN ng resolusyon sa Kamara de Representantes si Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo upang hilingin sa Bureau of Internal Revenue na ipagpaliban ang memorandum circular na inaatasan ang mga online seller na magparehistro at magbayad ng income tax at iba pang buwis. “It is undeniable that community quarantine restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic […] The post Resolusyon inihain para ipagpaliban ang online seller registration appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Pagbabalik ng Cebu City sa ECQ ipinagtanggol ng Palasyo

IPINAGTANGGOL ng Palasyo ang paglalagay muli ng Cebu City sa enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) matapos namang makapagtala ng pinakamaraming kaso ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa lungsod kung saan umabot na ito ng 2,810 noong Hunyo 14. Sa isang briefing, sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na nalampasan na ng Cebu City ang Quezon City sa […] The post Pagbabalik ng Cebu City sa ECQ ipinagtanggol ng Palasyo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

DOH-NVBSP holds 8th National Blood Summit Webinar series

QUEZON CITY, June 15 (PIA) -- The 8th National Blood Summit Webinar Series started today sharing best practices, innovations and new approaches in increasing community participation and involvement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Dine-in customers sa QC kailangang magpalista

KAILANGANG magpalista ng mga dine-in customers sa mga kainan sa Quezon City. Sa inilabas na Additional Guidelines for General Community Quarantine, Hinikayat din ang mga dine-in customers na magdala ang sariling ballpen na gagamitin sa pagsulat sa logbook ng kainan. “Each establishment should have a list of the names and contact numbers of: (i) all […] The post Dine-in customers sa QC kailangang magpalista appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020