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Tugade slams ‘Covid smuggling’

DoTr chief orders crackdown on illegal transport of people in and out of NCR Plus The post Tugade slams ‘Covid smuggling’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 6th, 2021

I-ACT steps up measures vs. pandemic-related ‘smuggling’

In view of the call of Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade to act with urgency against “COVID-19 smuggling” involving trucks and colorum vans clandestinely transporting untested people into the NCR plus quarantine bubble, the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has set forth a fortified anti-colorum operation along Circumferential Road Brgy. San Jose, Sumulong […] The post I-ACT steps up measures vs. pandemic-related ‘smuggling’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Tugade launches vaccination program for transport workers

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the strict implementation of health and safety measures in public transport facilities as he led the pilot COVID-19 vaccination of transport workers at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

WHO slams senseless greed prolonging the pandemic

The World Health Organization blasted the senseless "greed" of rich countries considering COVID-19 booster vaccinations while the most vulnerable in other nations were left exposed to the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Iloilo City mayor slams Roque for blaming citizens for COVID-19 spread

"Harry is okay, but sometimes, his mouth runs faster than his brain," Treñas said in an interview aired over dzMM TeleRadyo. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Expansions at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue despite the crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, inaugurated MCIA’s second taxiway. Watch it here: He was accompanied by Presidential Assistant to the Visayas Secretary Michael Dino, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) officer-in-charge and lawyer […] The post Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

PNP on alert vs ‘COVID-19 smuggling’

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has ordered the Philippine National Police to intensify boundary checkpoints following the reported smuggling of people untested for COVID-19 in and out of the National Capital Region Plus bubble in trucks and colorum vehicles......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

EDITORIAL - COVID smuggling

There’s a “bubble” to contain the rapid spread of more infectious COVID strains. So what do unscrupulous persons do? They find ways to puncture the bubble, even if it means putting people at risk of infection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

NBI to look into reports of people being smuggled into Metro Manila

The National Bureau of Investigation will look into reports of so-called “COVID-19 smuggling”, where people yet to be tested for the coronavirus are brought into the NCR Plus bubble despite restrictions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the testing of all railway personnel amid increase in the number of employees being tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) In line with Tugade’s directive, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Railway Sector is continuing with the mass testing of personnel from the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the […] The post Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

DOTr calls for end to ‘COVID-19 smuggling’

The Department of Transportation has called on law enforcement agencies, the transport sector and local governments to end so-called “COVID-19 smuggling” involving trucking companies and colorum vehicles that illegally transport COVID untested people into the National Capital Region Plus quarantine bubble......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

DILG slams COVID vaccination of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez: ‘Madaling gumawa ng excuse’

MANILA, Philippines — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III on Thursday said he does not believe that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez is qualified to be a substitute when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination priority list. “Madaling gumawa ng excuse. Hindi ako naniniwala (It’s easy to make an excuse. […] The post DILG slams COVID vaccination of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez: ‘Madaling gumawa ng excuse’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

DILG slams COVID-19 vaccination of actor Mark Fernandez

BY CHITO CHAVEZ Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez received a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Parañaque City despite his exclusion from the priority list of the city vaccination program, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) confirmed Wednesday. DILG Undersecretary for Operations Epimaco Densing III, in an interview over DzBB, expressed disgust over Fernandez’s inoculation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Cebu BRT Fully Operational by 2023

Partial operations of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) will start at the end of 2021, with full operational capability of the project slated for 2023. “The DOTr (Department of Transportation), through Secretary Arthur Tugade, maintains that even if we are struck by the COVID pandemic, they remain to target partial operation of the project […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Local Roundup: Senator slams double standard in COVID-19 control measures

Senator Imee Marcos warned that the special treatment of government employees by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) will make it more difficult for local governments to control the spread of COVID-19 and discourage the cooperation of the general public......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Sacrificing not just for him but also for the motherland

Smuggling and unauthorized COVID-19 vaccinating was wrong. Still Rody Duterte and aides commend the presidential guards for it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

L& rsquo;affair COVID-19 vaccine

A regular listener of our daily morning radio program Karambola on DWIZ 882 AM asked what violations, if any, the PSG and other Cabinet members who were supposed to have been vaccinated commited. Smuggling? Unauthorized use of an unregistered medical product? Medical malpractice?Indeed, what law or laws have been violated in this affair?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Federer, Serena eye special 40th birthday gifts in 2021

Having endured a 2020 wipeout and seen Rafael Nadal equal his record of 20 Grand Slams, Roger Federer will edge towards his 40th birthday in 2021 with his eyes on an elusive Olympic singles gold medal despite fears over his long-term fitness. The COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a five-month shutdown as well as the cancellation […] The post Federer, Serena eye special 40th birthday gifts in 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Tugade’s A.I.R. in DOTr

When the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic reached our country earlier this year, many of us have become hypochondriac, if not paranoid, over this deadly virus. So much so, we now follow the so-called “7 Commandments” to avoid or prevent getting COVID-19 infection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Tugade ‘personally’ disagrees with LTO’s bid for e-scooter registration

MANILA, Philippines — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said he personally disagrees with the proposal on registration of electric and gas-powered scooters, citing issues for motor registration during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ayaw ko pangunahan pero kung tatanungin mo ako, payag ba akong ma-rehistro? Personal na opinyon ko ‘yun, pero makiking ako sa nakakarami: Ayaw ko. Kasi […] The post Tugade ‘personally’ disagrees with LTO’s bid for e-scooter registration appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

BoC steps up drive vs rice smuggling

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it continues to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even in the middle of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Finance said that Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero gave this assurance to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd during a recent meeting. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020