Rizal province begins lockdown

Rizal province begins lockdown.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 6th, 2020

Normal water meter reading begins next week

Starting next week, concessionaires will resume meter reading for water consumption, while customers should expect their bills from the three-month duration of the lockdown......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Igorot heritage helped keep Team Lakay strong throughout quarantine

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions all over the world not just in terms of physical health, but mental health as well.  With home quarantines and restrictions being placed just about everywhere in the world, people have needed to adapt and adjust to essentially living inside a bubble.  Fortunately, some countries have slowly started to ease restrictions and get back on their feet, and the Philippines is one of them.  Since March, the whole of Luzon has been on Enhanced Community Quarantine, but after the May 15 deadline, a number of cities and provinces have transitioned into General Community Quarantine. Restrictions are still very much in place, but slowly, things are starting to move towards a new normal.  Throughout that time, members of Team Lakay have managed to keep themselves safe and in shape with the help of home workouts and committing to daily training regimens.  (READ ALSO: Mark Sangiao pleased to see Team Lakay wards maintain fitness even during quarantine) The Baguio-based mixed martial arts heroes have also managed to keep themselves not just physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well, and they believe that their Igorot heritage has a lot to do with how they’ve managed to keep their well-being in check throughout the pandemic.  “The Igorot people are known to be resilient, self-sustaining, village-oriented, and we are used to simple living,” said Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. “Even in times like these, people don’t get hungry because we take care of each other. You go out and you’ll see free vegetables stocked out on the road, and we don’t hoard them, we only get what we need so that everyone has something on their tables.” “Remember that during the war, Cordillera was able to sustain themselves because of the strong ties that we have here, coupled with the patience and the resiliency that we have,” he added. (READ ALSO: Team Lakay mentor Mark Sangiao looking forward to re-opening gym once lockdown is lifted) For former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, obedience has been a key part in staying safe.  “The Igorot people are obedient, we make sure to follow our figures of higher authority, especially our elders.” “We also practice what we call ‘binadang,’ which means helping those in need, which is very important during times like this,” he added. As for former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon, self-reliance is an important trait among the Igorot people.  “As a proud Igorot, we are taught to be self-reliant and fend for ourselves during trying times. We are also very obedient and respectful to our leaders,” Belingon stated. Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio echoed Belingon’s sentiments about the Igorot people being self-reliant as well.  “Being an Igorot, most especially the genes and the lifestyle that we live has really helped us during this pandemic,” said Eustaquio. “We are very resilient people, we hold our pride high. We can survive and we can adapt on our own,” “We’ve managed to stay strong throughout this period because I believe that the Igorot people are naturally healthy people,” explained ONE featherweight contender Edward Kelly.  ”The Igorots are physically strong because we are very hard workers, and that helps make our immune system strong as well. Having a strong immune system is very important nowadays so that we don’t get sick with the virus,” Kelly added. For ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, discipline and obedience has been a major part in keeping Baquio and the Benguet province one of the least affected areas.  “The Baguio-Benguet area was somehow one of the places with the least amounts of cases of people that have tested positive for the coronavirus, and I believe that it’s because of how disciplined the Igorot people are,” said Pacio.  “We listen and we take seriously what the government says. We stay at home and we don’t go out, and we make sure that our health and safety is a must,” the champ added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Pangasinan village on lockdown

Barangay Dupac in Asingan town in this province has been placed on total lockdown for 14 days after two residents tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Disney World in Florida reopens a bit& mdash;but no rides yet

Walt Disney World cracked open its doors on Wednesday, offering dining and shopping to masked customers but leaving the beloved rides closed, as Florida begins to slowly get back to business after a coronavirus lockdown......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Rizal Covid cases near 500

The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections in Rizal Province increased to 433 on Wednesday while fatalities have reached 65, data from the provincial government showed. There were 11 new cases as of last count but recoveries increased, too, at 211. To date, Rizal has 157 active cases currently undergoing treatment while 756 […] The post Rizal Covid cases near 500 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Ara Mina nag-donate ng isang truck ng bigas sa Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga

SIGURADONG tameme at nganga ang mga bashers ng aktres na si Ara Mina.  Kalat na ngayon sa social media ang bonggang donasyon ng kapatid ni Cristine Reyes para sa mga pamilyang Pinoy na nawalan ng trabaho nang dahil sa lockdown. Sa kanyang Instagram page, ipinost ni Ara ang isang mahabang truck na punumpuno ng saku-sakong […] The post Ara Mina nag-donate ng isang truck ng bigas sa Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

14-day lockdown begins in parts of Quezon City

Several areas in Quezon City have been placed under a 14-day “special concern lockdown” starting yesterday amid the clustering of coronavirus disease 2019 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

On transition to GCQ: Gwen says ‘It’s about time’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After over a month of “lockdown,” halt in several businesses, and at least 49 coronavirus cases recorded, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says “it’s about time” for the province of over three million people  to “revive” its economy. Garcia, in a press conference on Monday, May 11, 2020, said the transition to […] The post On transition to GCQ: Gwen says ‘It’s about time’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

RCBC& rsquo;s exponential growth shows strong and sustained digital adoption

Triple-digital growth of up to 821% in key metrics of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) online and mobile facilities during the lockdown or the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period is evidence of a substantial shift of more Filipinos to digital. This according to Lito Villanueva, RCBC executive vice president and chief digital innovation and inclusion officer......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Sunday lockdown in Pampanga town

A town in this province is on lockdown on Sundays as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Italy begins to emerge from world s longest nationwide lockdown

Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe's hardest-hit country eases back the world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 4th, 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

PSC cancels all sports activities, takes belt-tightening measures

The Philippine Sports Commission announced the cancellation of all sports activities until December 2020 and will implement several belt-tightening measures to ensure that it can keep its commitment to continue to support the members of the national team. PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez and other top officials held a virtual meeting on Wednesday and discussed the ways and means they could meet outstanding commitments of the agency. The decision came following the consecutive directives of the Department of Budget Management (DBM) on projects that will be discontinued (National Budget Circular 580) and the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases on prohibited activities even beyond the Enhanced Community Quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Consequently, the board also decided to finally withdraw further financial support to the twice-postponed 10th ASEAN Paragames. The PSC shall, however, honor its previous commitments with the APG organizing committee to cover initial operations expenses. “We heed the call of the national government to cut expenses as we reroute majority of our resources to fighting the pandemic, but we also stand by our commitment to keep supporting members of the national team,” explained Ramirez. Ramirez also announced that there is a status quo on allowance releases for national athletes and coaches, and thanked the PAGCOR for its steady remittances to the agency.  With the present lockdown however, PAGCOR’s income has been greatly affected, and shall probably impact its remittances to PSC subsequently.  “We continue to study projections and proposals and the board is ready to take necessary actions should they be needed,” said the sports chief.  Commissioners Celia Kiram, Ramon Fernandez, Arnold Agustin and Charles Maxey joined Ramirez along with Executive Director Merly Ibay, Deputy Executive Directors Dennis Rivera and Atty. Guillermo Iroy, as well as Chief of Staff Marc Velasco.  As a way to help the fight against the contagion, PSC also opened several of its sports stadiums and arenas as quarantine facilities. The Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Coliseum inside the Rizal Momorial Sports Complex now serve as quarantine facilities as well as the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Possibility of a total lockdown seen in Cavite

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite Apr. 27 (PIA) -- Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla sees the likelihood of declaring a total lockdown in the province based from the latest records of the COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

DAR provides vitamins, foods for Rizal farmers

The Department of Agrarian Reform has provided farmers from Rizal province with multivitamins and ready-to-use supplementary food to boost their immune system during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the fight against coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

No easing up of lockdown restrictions

People, who looked forward to the easing up of ECQ restrictions four days from now, were frustrated to hear that current regulations will remain until the second week of May. Residents of Metro Manila, Central Luzon (Region III), Calabarzon (Region IV-A) including the province of Cebu and Cebu City, Antique, Iloilo, Davao del Norte and […] The post No easing up of lockdown restrictions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020



Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

MPBL: San Juan s Ayonayon believes ECQ levels the playing field

After overwhelming Makati in the series opener of the 2020 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan North Division Finals, San Juan-Go for Gold was supposed to go for the jugular come Game Two. However, disaster struck for the Knights, shifting the momentum they once had to Makati's side. The third-ranked Super Crunch-backed squad was able to live to fight another day, outlasting the defending Datu Cup champions in a heart-stopping 91-88 victory to force a deciding Game Three. But with the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implemented in Luzon extended due to the country's ongoing war against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the entire sporting world, including the MPBL, has been on pause for over a month now. And San Juan star shooting guard Mike Ayonayon believes that this development will only level the playing field for both sides. "Sa akin may advantage at disadvantage yung lockdown. Advantage kasi galing sa panalo yung Makati, so nasa kanila yung momentum kaya nung nagkaroon ng quarantine, nahinto yung momentum nila," shared the reigning Datu Cup Finals MVP, who is averaging 12.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. "Sa tingin ko patas lang kami ng Makati ngayon, kasi parehas nakapahinga parehas wala sa timing, so parang back to zero ulit." The 27-year-old also stressed that the extra break will give his teammates, especially injured players like Larry Rodriguez, more time to recuperate from their respective injuries. "Saka sa amin, si Kuya Larry galing injury so makakapahinga din siya. Hopefully, makalaro na siya sa Game Three," said Ayonayon. Now wary of Makati, Ayonayon bared that the Knights must stick to the coaching staff's schemes for them to be able to take out a hungry Makati squad. "Sa tingin ko yung team defense namin at ball movement namin magpapanalo sa amin at yung kagustuhan manalo," said the 6-foot guard out of Rizal. "Ang palagi naman nireremind sa amin ni Coach Randy [Alcantara] ay kung sino malaki ang puso yun ang mananalo." With a cloud of uncertainty shadowing the division finals' return, Ayonayon vows to stay in shape and be ready for San Juan's do-or-die clash......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Allow food firms in Bukidnon to operate – DA

The Department of Agriculture is appealing to Bukidnon to allow continued food production after the province was placed under total lockdown......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Philippines early to adopt travel ban, lockdown but not first to do so

Singapore imposed a travel ban on Chinese nationals coming from Hubei province on January 29, two days before the Philippines did......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020