Red Cross to set up new Covid lab after Fil-Chi community donation

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be setting up another bio-molecular laboratory after it signed a Conditional Deed of Donation with the Filipino-Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) through a cash donation amounting to P15 million. Sen. Richard Gordon, PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said that the donation will be used for the construction […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 23rd, 2020

P220M COVID-19 donation ng PNP, itu-turn over na sa Nat’l Treasury

Manila, Philippines – Nakatakdang i-turn-over ng Philippine National Police (PNP) ang P220.3 milyon sa National Treasury mula sa boluntaryong kontribusyon ng mga tauhan nito upang tulungan ang mga apektado ng enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Sa isang virtual presser, pinasalamatan ni PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa ang lahat ng tauhan ng PNP na boluntaryong nagbigay sa […] The post P220M COVID-19 donation ng PNP, itu-turn over na sa Nat’l Treasury appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

PBA: Fuel Masters deliver PPEs to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

After its first donation of relief goods was delivered to San Juan City, Phoenix Super LPG came through with its promise to hand over Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to the City of Pasig to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak. [Related: PBA: Fuel Masters set aside own salaries to buy PPEs, relief goods] Members of the Fuel Masters set aside their personal salaries in order to buy the relief packs and the PPEs. Over the weekend, veteran JC Intal and team manager Paolo Bugia delivered the goods to Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto himself. The fight against COVID19 is far from over! Fuel Master JC Intal and team manager Paolo Bugia turned over PPEs to the city of Pasig through Hon. @VicoSotto today. Salamat Mayor Vico, Pasig LGU, at lalo na sa lahat ng mga frontliners ???????? #SasamahanKaNgPhoenix #FightCovid19 — Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters (@fuelmasters) April 24, 2020 Aside from PPEs, Mayor Sotto, through a Twitter reply, mentioned that the team is also helping the Pasig City Community Kitchen with supplies of LPG tanks. The PPEs donated by Phoenix will be distributed by the LGU to various Pasig City hospitals.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Makisayaw sa 'DontTripChallenge; Nakatulong ka na, pwede ka pang manalo

SASAYAW ka lang, makatutulong at maaari ka pang manalo. Paano? Sumali sa TikTok #DontTripChallenge. Isa ang online craze sa mga pangunahing libangan sa bahay habang may enhanced community quarantine sa Luzon at ibang lugar sa bansa dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic. At para mas maging makabuluhan, magsisilbi itong fundraiser para sa medical frontliners at Red Cross volunteers. […] The post Makisayaw sa #DontTripChallenge; Nakatulong ka na, pwede ka pang manalo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

BCC employees donate 10,800 cc of blood

BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 22(PIA) - Amid the current enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19, personnel of the Baguio Country Club (BCC) responded to the call of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Baguio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

BCC employees donate 10,800 cc of blood

BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 22(PIA) - Amid the current enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19, personnel of the Baguio Country Club (BCC) responded to the call of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Baguio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Megaworld Donates P60-M Worth of Covid-19 Test Labs to Philippine Red Cross

Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corporation has donated P60-million to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to set up COVID-19 testing laboratories in Metro Manila. The donation was used to purchase of four (4) brand-new sets of COVID-19 test laboratories. Each test laboratory has two RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) machines, one (1) RNA machine that speeds […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Public Warned Vs. Phishing, Donation Scams Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) by perpetrating unlawful acts such as phishing and donation scams, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles cautioned the public on Saturday. Nograles, also the spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), advised individuals who opt to make transactions online […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

NBA and WNBA sell face masks to benefit communities impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK, April 17, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Fanatics, which operates e-commerce for both leagues, today announced that all league proceeds from the sales of new cloth face coverings featuring NBA and WNBA team and league logos will benefit Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada.  The product launch follows the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendation that cloth face coverings be worn in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  “As a global community, we can all play a role in reducing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by following the CDC’s recommendation to cover our nose and mouth while in public,” said Kathy Behrens, NBA President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs.  “Through this new product offering, NBA and WNBA fans can adhere to these guidelines while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.” The face coverings, manufactured by FOCO and Industry Rag, will be available on and and feature league logos as well as designs for all 30 NBA and 12 WNBA teams.  Offered in adult and youth sizes, FOCO designs are available in packs of three for $24.99, and Industry Rag’s face coverings are packaged individually for $14.99.  Industry Rag will also donate one face covering for every one purchased to Feeding America and Second Harvest in Canada.  FOCO will make an additional donation to support the two organizations’ efforts. Select NBA and WNBA teams across the league will also participate, donating 100% of proceeds from team e-commerce sites to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada, benefitting the affiliated food banks in their respective cities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has upended food bank operations causing shifts in distribution models and volunteer opportunities,” said Katie Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Feeding America.  “We are grateful to the NBA, WNBA and Fanatics for this partnership that will support food banks with funds but also with much needed face coverings to keep their staff, volunteers and neighbors in need safe.” “In Canada, we have seen the need for access to good food more than double since the pandemic began, and there are thousands of people working on the frontlines to feed people during this crisis. Their health and safety are vital to ensuring that no one goes hungry,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.  “These face coverings are an important tool in this public health battle, and we thank the NBA, the WNBA and Fanatics for their support and Industry Rag and FOCO for matching their generosity. This support will help Second Harvest redistribute enough food to provide millions of meals to Canadians over the coming months.” The use of cloth face coverings is not intended to replace other recommended measures to limit the community spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.  Please visit the CDC website for more information......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Adamson spreads wings to let in PGH healthcare workers

Adamson University's doors are always open for healthcare workers in neighboring Philippine General Hospital. The San Marcelino-based school has welcomed with open arms around 30 frontliners from the national hospital just 1.2km away. As such, PGH's healthcare workers could call the blue and white school their temporary home through the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "24 to 30 PGH staff ang nakatira dun ngayon. We're giving them accommodation and food," Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM, their representative to the UAAP Board of Managing Directors, said, referring to the dormitory of their women's volleyball team. Alongside that, Adamson has also provided two of its buses to help transport staff of Makati Medical Center. One bus has Paliparan-Molino Road in Cavite as its destination while the other bus is headed to LRT-Monumento Station in Caloocan. Meanwhile, the Falcons have more than 60 student-athletes who remain inside campus due to the  enhanced community quarantine. Among them are members of the softball, baseball, pep squad, women's basketball, and football teams who are doing their part in packing relief goods to be distributed to communities in need in Manila, Paranaque, and Valenzuela. "Student-athletes here themselves took the initiative to be in charge sa packaging," Suan said. "Sila talaga yung nagli-lead sa donation drive natin." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Coaches hope for extension on senior players

Coaches are looking forward to the possibility of giving seniors whose swan songs were cut short because of the cancellation of the UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament an extension.  The UAAP Board last week decided to scrap the remainder of the season following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to April 30 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. UAAP volleyball ran for only a week or a total of four playdates. With the abrupt and unexpected end of the season, there is clamor for the league to consider giving the seniors another year to play. The UAAP in its statement regarding the cancellation said that ‘all other issues will be resolved at the proper time.’      “Talking of another season, it is very disappointing for many seniors not only in UP,” said University of the Philippines mentor Godfrey Okumu, who has key seniors who were supposed to play their last year for the Fighting Maroons. According to the existing UAAP rules, only those who are under 25 years old before the eligibility deadline will be allowed to play.     If given an extension, UP seniors Tots Carlos, Isa Molde, Jessma Ramos, Marist Layug, Rem Cailing and Justine Dorog, are still eligible at least under the age requirement. “Most of my seniors are only 21 years old, so if their eligibility is extended, it is my sincere hope that they may choose to play,” added Okumu, whose squad had a 1-1 win-loss record before the cancellation. “But I will not want us to cross that bridge now, until we get to it.” Coach Oliver Almadro of women’s defending champion Ateneo de Manila University is just waiting for the UAAP Board’s decision on the matter. Seniors Kat Tolentino turned 25 last January, Jamie Lavitoria will be 26 this year while Jho Maraguinot is just 24.     “I haven’t talked to my graduating seniors what’s the next step,” said Almadro. “We just have to wait and see what the UAAP Board’s decision on eligibility, etc.” National University coach Norman Miguel has two key seniors in his Season 82 lineup in returning Risa Sato and Audrey Paran. Sato will turn 26 in October while Paran will turn 23 in December.   “I remember one time, we have brought this up to the team that there may be a possibility na ma-extend ang playing years ng mga seniors like Risa and Audrey,” said Miguel, whose Lady Bulldogs won all of their two outings. “Pero wala pa akong nakuhang sagot sa kanila that time, and since magkakalayo pa kami ngayon.” On the other hand, Far Eastern University men’s team mentor Rei Diaz is not pressuring his seniors JP Bugaoan, Peter Quiel, Jude Garcia, Owen Suarez and Kris Silang to stay in case of an extension.  “Siyempre may kanya-kanyang plano din sila pagka-graduate nila. Sa ngayon support muna tayo sa plan nila kung anumang maging desisyon nila rerespetuhin natin,” he said. “Although some of them nagsabi na tutulong pa rin sila sa team at kung may pagkakataon eh lalaruin nila. ‘Yung iba pinag-iisipan pa nila.” The UAAP Board is set to meet after the lifting of the ECQ.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Red Cross launches mobile app for Covid-19 risk assessment

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a mobile application that could help Filipinos assess their risk of contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). RC143 mobile app, named after the Red Cross’ community-based volunteer program, uses wireless, geo-location and sensory capabilities of mobile phones to trace contact events between people. “In order to unmask the invisible […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

NNC 7 Reiterates Government’s NO MILK DONATION POLICY, Emphasizes Proper Nutrition Amidst COVID-19

The present health crisis brought about by the Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19) has brought uncertainty and panic among the Filipinos. With the first, confirmed local case in Cebu Province on 18 March 2020, several local governments in Central Visayas declared community quarantine and have started stocking up goods and supplies through direct purchase and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

RoY CJ Perez extends help with P25k donation to 'PBA family'

Everyone is stepping up as the PBA navigates a difficult situation with the COVID-19 forcing an enhanced community quarantine in all of Luzon. Columbian's CJ Perez is the latest to lend a helping hand, reaching out to PBA game-day personnel.         View this post on Instagram                   BIGGER THAN THE GAME• TEAMMATES FOR LIFE ???????? • I’M DONATING 25,000 to our PBA Family A post shared by Cjay Perez (@cjayp7) on Mar 18, 2020 at 7:29pm PDT The 2019 Rookie of the Year is pledging P25,000 to the employees affected by the suspension of the PBA season. [Related: PBA: Cariaso pledges P100k for game-day personnel affected by COVID-19] Earlier, Alaska head coach Jeffrey Cariaso pledged P100,000 for the PBA game-day personnel. [Related: PBA: Ross, Hodge add to coach Jeff's donation to game-day personnel] San Miguel's Chris Ross and Meralco's Cliff Hodge likewise promised to donate P20,000 each.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

‘Donation drive’ ni Maine para sa ‘no work, no pay’ workers sinimulan na: Let’s do this!

PARA matulungan at makapagbigay din ng moral support sa ilang Pinoy na hindi makakapagtrabaho dahil sa enhanced community quarantine sa bansa, sinimulan na rin ni Maine Mendoza ang kanyang sariling fundraising drive. Matagal-tagal pa bago bumalik sa  normal ang mga kaganapan sa Pilipinas na patuloy na nakikipaglaban sa COVID-19 pandemic kaya naniniwala ang Dubsmash Queen […] The post ‘Donation drive’ ni Maine para sa ‘no work, no pay’ workers sinimulan na: Let’s do this! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

BPO firm invests in upskilling employees during ECQ

The Enhanced Community Quarantine and the current COVID-19 pandemic have had a tremendous impact on the business community. However, for leading global customer experience provider Sitel, the sudden change in business operations and protocols did not mean a shift in priorities when it came to Learning and Development programs. “At Sitel, we believe in investing […] The post BPO firm invests in upskilling employees during ECQ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

UST study: Rigorous testing, tracking can curb rise in COVID-19 cases under GCQ

Researchers in UST released a study projecting an "increase [in] the forecasted number of infected cases and deaths in Metro Manila" under general community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 2 min. ago

FIBA releases guidelines for 'Return to Basketball'

As the world governing body for basketball, FIBA has released its own set of guidelines in order for the sport to come back after the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA published the Return to Basketball – Restart Guidelines for National Federations, partnering with the World Health Organization for a Risk Assessment Tool that focuses on basketball. Australia's Dr. Peter Harcourt, the FIBA Medical Commission Chairman, developed the said guidelines. Dr. Harcourt consulted with the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group (MAG) and the FIBA Medical and Players Commissions before releasing the guidelines. "In these challenging times, on behalf of FIBA's Medical Commission, I would like to share our heartfelt support and solidarity with the basketball community across the world. I have witnessed that FIBA has been working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of national federations, players, officials and other partners," Dr. Harcourt said in a statement. "Rest assured that our Medical Commission will keep working and collaborating closely with WHO and will endeavor to assist FIBA to safeguard the basketball community from the current pandemic crisis based on the scientific knowledge," he added. Most of the major basketball leagues in the world were shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Related: NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season] Recently, the Euroleague has cancelled its season while the NBA is working on a possible comeback as its season was cut short a few weeks before the playoffs. In Asia, Japan's B.League and the Korean Basketball League cancelled their respective seasons. Taiwan's Super Basketball League managed to finish its season but all teams played under a "basketball bubble" with no live crowd. [Related: With neighbor leagues cancelled or still suspended, what's next for the PBA after COVID-19?] The Chinese Basketball Association is planning a comeback, while the Philippine Basketball Association is waiting until August to decide whether to push through or cancel its current season. After COVID-19 ravaged the world and shut down pretty much all of sports, FIBA set up its COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group in April. The special advisory was established to review the latest scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19 and to advise on the return of international basketball competitions. Members of this special advisory group include the Chair and Deputy Chair of the FIBA Medical Commission, the NBA Director of Sports Medicine, the Senior Advisor to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Executive Director, a University of Melbourne Professor of Medicine specialized in immunology and vaccine research, and, as an observer, the IOC Medical Director. "I wish to sincerely thank the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, FIBA's Commissions involved and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their invaluable work, expertise and continued contribution towards protecting our national federations, players, officials and basketball event organizers," FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. "This set of guidelines will be very beneficial for the basketball community in their return to our game. We all miss our sport being played and as the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, FIBA remains committed to providing guidance for a safe environment for the 'Return to Basketball,'" Zagklis added. FIBA's Return to Basketball Guidelines are directed to every country's basketball federations, in the Philippines' case that being the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). [Related: PBA teams may practice soon under new quarantine quidelines] However, FIBA's guidelines are not to disregard each country's existing tools set up by their governments. In the Philippines, sporting events can come back under a modified general community quarantine but will be limited to a 50-percent capacity of each venue.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 48 min. ago

KAHIT MAY COVID-19! Prediksyon na ‘lucky year’ ang 2020 pinaninindigan ni Master Hanz Cua

INULAN ng pamba-bash ang feng shui expert na si Master Hanz Cua dahil sa kanyang mga naging prediksyon para sa Year of the Metal Rat. Ang iba naman sa online community ay kinukwestyon ngayon ang kanyang credibility. Matatandaan na noong December 2019, nagbigay ng prediksyon si Master Hanz  for the year 2020 saying that it would […] The post KAHIT MAY COVID-19! Prediksyon na ‘lucky year’ ang 2020 pinaninindigan ni Master Hanz Cua appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated News20 hr. 1 min. ago

PH Red Cross encourages blood donations amid COVID-19 pandemic

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 27 (PIA) - The Philippine Red Cross La Union San Fernando City (PRC LU-SFC) Chapter continuously encourages blood donations amid coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News22 hr. 14 min. ago

22 Tango initiates AMUMA: Homegrown music emergency fund

22 Tango Music Group, formerly known as 22 Tango Records, is reaching out to its community to ask for help. Musicians and production professionals are deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis due to the cancellation of shows and events, which are the lifeblood of the Cebu music scene. Without these activities, there would be no […] The post 22 Tango initiates AMUMA: Homegrown music emergency fund appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020