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Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for SEA Games

A number of academic institutions on Tuesday announced class suspensions on December 2 to 7 in view of the activities connected with the Philippine hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian games......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 12th, 2019

Boxing cleared to resume by IATF, says GAB chairman Baham Mitra

Pinoy boxers and boxing fans have reason to celebrate after the announcement that the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infections Diseases) has given the boxing the clearance to resume.  According to Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra the IATF has allowed boxing to return, but will need to follow a set of health guidelines.  Earlier this month, sports like football and basketball (albeit a slight delay) were already given the green light to resume practice.  “Ang nai-pasok na po namin ay practice ng basketball and football, and then yung boxing, pumayag na, na magkaroon ng boxing, provided that both boxers and the referees, they test, yung negative sila, and then after three days, laban na sila,” Chairman Mitra revealed on an episode of The Chasedown. “After testing, ico-confine sila, para hindi mahawa ulit or [maka-hawa].” Boxing is just one of the many sports all over the world that was forced to hit pause following the exposion of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In June however, boxing returned in the United States, with Top Rank Boxing starting to put on events.  According to Chairman Mitra, boxing events in the Philippines will feature a significantly slimmed down card with a maximum of just five bouts, a far cry from the previous norm of at least ten bouts per event.  “Yung sa boxing, maximum if five bouts. Ibig-sabihin, sampung boksingero lang pwede. Dati kasi ten or fifteen, or twelve fights in a day,” Chairman Mitra explained. “Ngayon, maximum of five lang, kasi ang pinapayagan lang ay sampu.”  Before fighters can step inside the ring however, they will need to undergo testing three days prior to fight night and then remain confined or quarantined so as to avoid contracting the disease.  “These boxers will be tested three days before the fight and then they will be confined, and then weigh-in, and then fight, and then after the fight, they will also be tested,” Chairman Mitra continued. “Wala na pong rapid test yung before. Yung rapid test, after na lang. Lahat swab test para sigurado, para halos walang error.” The swab testing, Chairman Mitra explained, is for maximum accuracy.  “We’re also scared, ano? We might be held liable na ‘Pinayagan ng GAB yan eh’. Kami naman, sumusunod lang kami sa IATF, ang sabi nila papayagan lang namin kayo mag-boxing kung negative parehas.” Apart from the boxers themselves, the third men in the ring will not only need to be tested but are also required to wash up and change clothes after every bout they officiate.  “So even the referee will also be tested, because he will be in the middle eh, and then the referees will be asked to wear short sleeved shirts and then wash [after] every bout, change t-shirt, change uniform [after] every bout.”  Chairman Mitra added that judges will be placed further away from the ring, and only essential personnel will be allowed in the venue during events.  “Tapos yung mga judges, hindi na sila beside the ring, medyo malayo na sila. Yung commentators will be outside of the venue, and only one or two camera people will be involved, and then as much as possible, we will not be allowing yung mga 21 and below or 60 and above, except if it’s essential. For example, almost all promoters are above 60, so okay lang yan.” As with most sports that have been able to return during the pandemic, there will be no audiences allowed.  Chairman Mitra expects the new guidelines to be released by Monday next week, and then for PBA and PFL practices to resume by the end of next week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

UAAP football stars express sadness, disappointment over Season 82 cancellation

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected the Philippines, among the rest of the world, many of the country’s sporting leagues have been left with no choice but to postpone or cancel their tournaments. For the University Athletic Association of the Philippines or the UAAP, the decision to cancel their 82nd season completely came after the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon was extended until April 30th. For a lot of the second-semester sport athletes, it meant an abrupt end to a tournament that they’ve been preparing for for months, which is the case for the participants of the UAAP football tournaments. Already delayed two weeks due to an initial COVID-19 scare, the UAAP football tournaments lasted a total of three playdates. (READ ALSO: UAAP volleyball players react to Season 82 cancellation) “As a team we're all devastated of course, that this is how our season had to end. Months of preparation and sacrifice for the UAAP season and we weren't able to play it out,” said AJ Arcilla, goalkeeper for the defending champion Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles. “It's heartbreaking honestly, knowing that we won't be able to play the sport that we all love.” Arcilla added that he was fortunate enough to be able to fly home to his family in California before travel bans and lockdowns were put in motion. With that, he sees a silver lining to the otherwise difficult situation. “Personally, I was able to go home to my family in California and spend time with them, which is something I don’t get to do very often so I’m very grateful for that. I just hope and pray that everyone is able to spend time at home and stay healthy and safe despite the current situation.” For Adamson University sophomore Rey Poncardas, what stings the fact that the months of preparation have been all for naught. “Siyempre nasasayangan ako, kasi almost one year yugn pag-hihirap namin sa training, araw-araw gumigising ng maaga.” Poncardas admits however that he saw the cancellation coming because of the rising number of cases of the COVID-19 virus in the country. “Expect ko din na maca-cancel yung season kasi palala ng palala yung virus eh.” Now, with an extended off season in front of him, the second-year midfielder plans to work on improving himself for the coming season. “Para sa akin, sakripisyo lang sa training and stay focused lang po palagi, disiplina sa sarili.” While Ateneo’s Arcilla and Adamson’s Poncardas still have some playing years left on their UAAP careers, there are others who might be looking at the end of their days as collegiate athletes. “Personally, I was quite disappointed when I heard the season won’t push through because I really wanted to leave the team with good results,” said senior University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons forward JB Borlongan. “But with what is going on right now, our number one priority is the safety of everyone so I just have to accept everything that’s happening.” Borlongan was instrumental in UP’s last two title reigns in UAAP Season 78 and UAAP Season 80. If this is indeed this is the end of the line for Borlongan in his college career, the two-time UAAP champion says he can hold his head high and be proud what he was able to achieve. “Personally, I’m happy with what the team and I achieved during those 5 years. My most memorable moments with the team were Season 78 and 80 because I think those were the seasons were we played really well as a team and every game, we were really hungry to play,” Borlongan concluded. Far Eastern University Tamaraws right back Martin Salilig was expecting for the season to be cancelled, but admits that the news hit him differently once his expectations became reality. “I was in my workout yesterday when I found out about the cancellation of UAAP season 82. I was shocked and disappointed. Disappointed because of the situation and not because of the decision of the board,” Salilig explained. “Actually, I’m expecting that to happen, pero iba pala pag official cancelled na talaga. Sobrang sakit.” It was all the more difficult for Salilig who had hoped his final year could have played out differently. “It’s all about hard work, dedication and sacrifice, me and whole team gave it our all to show our best shot this season. I was not able to continue my workout because of sadness, naupo na lng ako sa sala, reminiscing all the memories I had with UAAP and with FEU.” “Knowing it’s my last playing, it broke my heart so much because I know inside of me, I want to do more, I want to play more. It never came to my mind that I will end my UAAP this way. I don’t know what’s next but still hoping for a positive outcome. We still want to play,” Salilig continued. Like Salilig, De La Salle University Green Archers team captain Jed Diamante was expecting for the worst, but actually hearing it happen was a different story. “From the time the games were postponed due to the pandemic, you can’t avoid thinking about all the possible scenarios the tournament could take, and the cancellation was honestly one of those being considered.” “However, mentally preparing ourselves for the decision of the board may not have been enough to prepare us from hearing the news because honestly it took us, especially the seniors, by surprise,” he continued. “I believe everyone has their own reasons for how they reacted to the news because we are all going through different situations amidst this global crisis.” “Although disheartening as it may seem, the decision of the board may be what is best for everyone at this stage. What we're going through is beyond sports and I sincerely hope that everyone is safe and healthy wherever they may be,” Diamante continued. Diamante hopes that fate would allow him to return to the pitch for one more season. If not, then he’s nothing but grateful for the opportunity and the experience. “Hopefully it's not [my last year yet] but if it were, then what I can say is I enjoyed every second of [my UAAP career]. By being able to wear the Green and White alone opened so many opportunities for me to grow as a student-athlete and as a person.” “I’ll also keep close to my heart the connections that were built throughout the years with my family on the field - my teammates and coaches. I'm profoundly blessed to have experienced all the challenges and victories with this group of respectable and genuine men,” he added. Although disheartening as it may seem, the decision of the board may be what is best for everyone at this stage. What we're going through is beyond sports and I sincerely hope that everyone is safe and healthy wherever they may be,” Diamanted concluded. Because of his transfer to National University, Bulldogs striker Rico Andes had to sit UAAP Season 81 out due to residency. In Season 82, he was supposed to be one of the focal points of a revamped NU side. “Nanghihinayang ako lalo na’t last playing year ko na sa UAAP, at gusto ko rin sanang suklian yung NU sa binigay nila sa akin na opportunity,” Andes said. “Pero wala namang may gustong mangyari ito. Lahat ng teams naman ang nag-handa ng ilang months at may gustong maabot this season, pero ngayon po, ang pinaka-importante ay ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng lahat.” “Nakakapang-hinayang man pero alam kong ito ang ika-bubuti ng lahat,” he added. Because of the year off, Andes says that having the season end this way hurts a little more. “[Sobrang sakit po]. Naghintay ako ng mahigit isang taon para bumawi at makabalik sa UAAP tapos ito pa nangyari,” he stated. Andes may not have been able to taste UAAP glory, but the speedy scorer says he’s grateful for the experiences he was able to go though during his five-year UAAP career, if this is indeed the end. “Hindi man ako nakaranas na maka-kuha ng championship, pero sa limang taon ko sa UAAP, sobrang grateful ko sa tiwalang ipinadama ng mga coaches, teammates, friends, at familiy ko, especially sa nanay ko. Sobrang thankful ako sa FEU na nag-bukas sa akin ng football opportunity at naging tahanan ko ng ilang taon.” “Sobrang pasasalamat ko din sa NU na nag-bigay sa akin ng pangalawang tahanan. Walang kapantay na saya. Napaka-raming maliit at malalaking bagay ang natutunan ko sa UAAP career ko,” Andes concluded.      “Sa totoo lang, talagang nasayangan ako nung nag-cancel na yung UAAP ng mga natitirang games, kasi unang-una, sayang yung one year o higit pa na preparation para lang dun,” shared University of the East goalkeeper Franklin Rieza, who could also be on his way out. “Sakin kasi, parang last ko na din, kaya sayang talaga.” If given the chance to return next year, Rieza added the he wouldn’t hesistate, especially if the team still needs him by then. “Depende na, kasi graduation na lang hinihintay ko for this year eh, pero kung kakailanganin pa ako sa team, bakit hindi?” Following their forgettable UAAP Season 81 campaign, senior University of Santo Tomas striker Conrado Dimacali was hoping that Season 82 would be a bounce-back season for himself and the Growling Tigers. “Siyempre una po nalulungkot ako kasi last year na namin nila [Aljireh] Fuchigami, AJ Pasion, Jayson Rafol, at Ralph Logornio. Kaming mga graduating, gusto namin bumawi dahil nung last year na nangyari sa amin na hindi kami naka-pasok sa top-4, kaso yun lang nga, dahil sa nangyayari ngayon, wala din kami magagawa, pero masakit talaga,” Dimacali expressed. “Sobrang nakakalungko talaga, hindi nami ine-expect na magiging ganito yung last year namin.” While the future remains unclear for seniors like Dimacali, he’s hoping for the best and hoping for another chance to don the blue and gold of Espanya. Whatever happens, it was still quite the memorable collegiate run for the Growling Tigers scorer. “Yung pinaka-memorable sa akin yung Season 80 kasi yun yung nasa Finals kami, kaso hindi lang talaga para sa amin yun. Yung natutunan ko bilang college player ay maging strong sa loob ng football field at i-command yung mga teammates ko ng maayos sa loob at labas ng football field.”  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Middle class kailangang tulungan para hindi bumaba sa poverty line

ISA umano sa target ng Duterte administration ang pagpapalakas sa middle class kaya kumpiyansa si House committee on ways and means chairman Joey Salceda na bibigyan ito ng ayuda ng gobyerno. Nagpahayag din ng pangamba si Salceda na maaaring bumalik sa poverty line ang mga bagon pasok sa middle class kung walang gagawing tulong ang […] The post Middle class kailangang tulungan para hindi bumaba sa poverty line appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Enlisted volleyball stars on duty in fight against COVID-19

Enlisted volleyball players and coaches are working behind the scenes in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Athletes who are part of the different branches of the Armed Forces are serving in their mother units, heeding the call of duty as the country battles the global pandemic. While others are actively deployed in the field to help curb the contagion, there are those like women’s national team assistant coach Kungfu Reyes who work inside the camps.     “So far nasa work pa rin kami. May mga tasking for decontamination sa tropa namin, kami nasa QRF (Quick Reaction Force),” Reyes, who is a Staff Sergeant in the Philippine Army, told ABS-CBN Sports. Since Metro Manila and then the whole of Luzon went under a community quarantine, military personnel were called to report to their camps for deployment orders.     In the case of Reyes, who is also the head coach of the Army Lady Troopers in the Premier Volleyball League, he and his crew are tasked to work inside Fort Bonifacio. “Nasa loob lang kami,” said the University of Sto. Tomas Tigresses mentor. “May quarantine area kami para sa mga tropa na nasa checkpoint. Ngayon kami nag-aayos ng facilities namin.” Jovelyn Gonzaga, who is an Army Corporal, is also based in the Taguig camp. She and other enlisted members of the Lady Troopers are just waiting for their deployment orders. “Nandito kami ngayon sa camp, naka-quarantine lang din pero ready for deployment,” said the national team member. “For now naghihintay lang kami ng instructions,” said the Ilongga hitter. “In case ma-deploy kami sa repacking [of relief goods] at sa mess para sa pag-ready ng mga food ng mga sundalo na galing sa deployment.” Gonzaga explained that their work if given the order is to serve the frontline soldiers deployed in the field who will be quarantined. “Kami ang mag-ready ng food nila kapag ma-quaratine sila dito sa camp,” she said. “Kasi after nila mag-checkpoint and all, makaka-quarantine sila for 15 days [dito].” Meanwhile, the 30th Southeast Asian Games silver medal winning men’s team head coach Dante Alinsunurin, setter Jessie Lopez and winger Ranran Abdilla of the Philippine Air Force are on duty in Villamor Airbase.           “Nasa base po kami mga Air Force, duty kami dito katulad nang ginagawa namin ‘pag walang laro kasama si coach Dante at iba pang national team,” said the Airman 2nd Class Lopez. Just like their counterparts in the army, Lopez, SSG. Alinsunurin and Airman 1st Class Abdilla and Jeffrey Malabanan, a reserve in the national squad, are on standby for deployment.    “Naka-ready naman po kami lahat dito sa base in case na i-deploy kami sa labas kung need po,” said the veteran playmaker. “Kaya di rin kami maka-uwi sa family namin. Halos lahat kami nandito.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020

Walang Pasok: Class, government work suspension in Metro Manila extended to April 14

Local government units in the capital region, meanwhile, must ensure that students stay at home during the suspension of classes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

Cayetano, pasok sa SEA Games probe – Ombudsman

Manila, Philippines – Kasama si House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano sa iimbestigahan ng Office of the Ombudsman ukol sa mga naunang nakaharap na umanoy mga kapalpakan ng bansa sa 30th Southeast Asian Games. Si Cayetano ang chairman ng Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) na nangunguna sa pangangasiwa ng palaro. READ: ‘Walang kai-kaibigan’: Relasyon nina […] The post Cayetano, pasok sa SEA Games probe – Ombudsman appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Threat posed by ‘Tisoy’ increases as powerful typhoon nears landfall

“Tisoy” has already forced suspensions of class and work and the cancellation of some events in the 30th Southeast Asian Games even before making a landfall......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

PLM, UDM wala ring pasok sa SEA Games

IDINEKLARA ni Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko’ Moreno Domagoso na walang klase sa Unibersidad de Manila at Pamantasan ng Lungsod Maynila (PLM) sa Disyembre 2-7, kasabay ng mga laro sa South East Asian (SEA) Games sa Rizal Stadium sa Maynila......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

DILG urges mayors to suspend classes for SEA Games 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recommended class suspensions for 20 schools in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Luzon to make way for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.  According to DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año issued Memorandum Circular 2019-198, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

'WalangPasok: Class suspensions for SEA Games 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Following the recommendation of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), more schools announced class suspensions to give way for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019. The De La Salle University Manila campus earlier announced their suspension of classes from December 2 to 7. On Tuesday, November ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Class suspension sa Maynila: Kolehiyo lang

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsyo na rin ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila na walang pasok ang lahat ng kolehiyo  sa Maynila mapapribado  o pampublikong paaralan bukas, Setyembre 30. Ito ay dahil  sa ikakasang malawakang transport strike ng mga jeepney drivers and operators. Ayon kay Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, may pasok naman ang lahat ng  preschool hanggang […] The post Class suspension sa Maynila: Kolehiyo lang appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

NCAA postpones August 6, 2019 games

MANILA, Philippines – The NCAA postponed the men’s basketball games starting at 10 am on Tuesday, August 6 due to the announcement of class suspensions.  The streaking Letran Knights aimed to stain St Benilde's perfect 5-game record at 12 pm at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. At 2 pm, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Mayor laging sablay magdeklara ng class suspension

PINUTAKTI ng batikos ang isang mayor ng bayan sa Pampanga hindi dahil sa late na itong magdeklara ng walang pasok kundi nag-a-anounce ito ng walang pasok kahit maayos naman ang panahon.The post Mayor laging sablay magdeklara ng class suspension appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

Yorme walang balak tumakbong pangulo sa 2022: Hindi ko talaga siya ine-entertain

PASOK si Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno sa listahan ng mga public servant na posibleng iboto ng mga Filipino sa darating na 2022 presidential elections. Nasa ikatlong pwesto ang dating aktor sa inilabas na latest survey ng Pulse Asia kung saan 12% ng mga respondents ang nagsabi na iboboto siya ng mga ito kung tatakbo […] The post Yorme walang balak tumakbong pangulo sa 2022: Hindi ko talaga siya ine-entertain appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Alessandra, Empoy gagawa ng pelikula sa Paris: ‘Ang pagbalik ng economy class tandem…’

HINIHINTAY na lang ni Direk Sigrid Andrea Bernardo na matapos na ang COVID-19 pandemic at magkaroon ng bakuna para makalarga na sila sa Paris, France. Ito ay para sa shooting ng pelikulang “Walang KaParis” produced by Spring Films at Viva Films. Nag-post nitong Sabado ng gabi ang direktora ng larawan nina Empoy Marquez at Alessandra […] The post Alessandra, Empoy gagawa ng pelikula sa Paris: ‘Ang pagbalik ng economy class tandem…’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

BAGONG PAG-ASA PARA SA MGA ATLETA

Sa nakaraang ilang buwan, patuloy ang pamumulitika ng ilang opisyal ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) sa pangunguna ni Atty. Clint Aranas. Walang tigil sa pambabato ng mga walang basehang akusasyon sa liderato ni Cong. Bambol Tolentino at sa Philippine South East Asian Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) na namahala sa 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games. Marami […] The post BAGONG PAG-ASA PARA SA MGA ATLETA appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

LIST: Work, class suspensions today

LIST: Work, class suspensions today.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Work, class suspensions on Nov. 13

Work, class suspensions on Nov. 13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ paano nga bang ginawa sa gitna ng pandemic?

Bago pa nagkaroon ng coronavirus pandemic ay nasimulan nang i-shoot ang “Walang Hanggang Paalam.” Kaya naman umubra pa ang batang si Robbie na sa kanyang edad ay hindi pasok sa guidelines ng Department of Labor and Employment. Sa ilalim ng community quarantine, bawal magtrabaho o lumabas sa mga programa ang mga batang may edad 15 […] The post ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ paano nga bang ginawa sa gitna ng pandemic? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Scrimmage permit hihilingin ng PBA sa IATF

MANILA, Philippines – Sinulatan na ng Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) ang Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) upang muling humingi ng pahintulot na magkaroon ng practice games. Ito’y dahil halos dalawang linggo na nagsasagawa ng ensayo ang 12 teams ng liga sa kani-kanilnag venues pero walang scrimmage dahil ipinagbabawal pa. “Nagbigay na po kami ng sulat sa […] The post Scrimmage permit hihilingin ng PBA sa IATF appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020