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Why redeploying community doctors won’t do good for Cebu’s fight vs. COVID-19

“This is not at all a rational solution to the problem. This move will further deplete our pool of physicians as more doctors will be exposed to the virus and its possible fatal consequences.” The post Why redeploying community doctors won’t do good for Cebu’s fight vs. COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJun 30th, 2020

MontCarMel re-unite to raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners

The band is back together - still with respect to the enhanced community quarantine, of course. Kib Montalbo, Andrei Caracut, and Aljun Melecio have virtually gotten together to raise funds for frontliners in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Imitation jerseys of the three when they were representing De La Salle University are now up for grabs courtesy of Blaze Athletics Philippines. Proceeds of the fundraising effort will be passed on to Pinoy Youth Dreamers, a youth organization that has helped out healthworkers in Marikina Doctors Hospital and UST Hospital, among others. Of course, the trio fondly called "MontCarMel" are nothing but glad to be able to give an assist. And it's all thanks to a set-up by La Salle courtside reporter Aiyana Perlas. "Actually, Aiyana contacted us for this fundraising. I said agad-agad, 'Why not, it's for a good cause,'" Montalbo shared. Caracut could only agree. As he put it, "Ayun nga, para sa frontliners, basta makakatulong ako kagit maliit na bagay." Montalbo, Caracut, and Melecio played three years together and won a championship as Green Archers while also growing to be good friends off-court. Now, they are joining forces once more to lend a helping hand in the fight vs COVID-19. "Siyempre, grateful lang ako kasi sila yung closest friends ko and sila rin yung makakasama kong tumulong para sa frontliners," Caracut, who last saw action with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, said. TNT-signee Montalbo only shared the same sentiment. "It feels great na kahit tapos na playing years ko at ni Andrei, we're still really close to each other and ngayon, makakatulong pa kami," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Ricci Rivero continues to provide help in Isabela amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of the Philippines basketball star Ricci Rivero continues to find ways help out in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in his home province of Isabela. After handing out relief goods to security frontliners a few weeks ago, Rivero donated upper respiratory care and hygiene essentials to frontliners in Dr. Victor Villaroman Hospital and Isabela Doctors Hospital on Friday. The high-flying UP guard, together with his father PetroGazz conditioning coach Paolo, mother Abigail, brother Rasheed and good friend national men’s volleyball team captain John Vic De Guzman, personally delivered the items to the said hospitals.    “I am blessed to be representing a brand that is very essential to protect ourselves against any virus, that’s why I personally requested my Betadine and Mundipharma family if they can drive all the way up to Isabela so that we can support the fight of our frontliners here,” said Rivero. Among the items given were antiseptic products such as nasal sprays, throat sprays, mouth wash and hand sanitizers. Rivero added that it’s also a way to give back to the medical institutions that have been taking care of his and his family’s health.   “Masaya po ako na sa kahit sa maliit na paraan at kahit malayo ako I can give back my blessings to them,” said Rivero. “Especially po dito sa mga doctors and nurses po ng Dr. Villaroman and Isabela Doctors Hospital kung saan po ako and buong family ko po nagpapa-check since bata po ako.” The Rivero family and De Guzman went to Isabela days before the government put Metro Manila and eventually the entire Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine last month.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Dizon wants P400M infra projects allocation realigned to fund city’s COVID-19 fight

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Why do we need to allocate P400 million on infrastructure projects while Cebu City remains under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)? Councilor Alvin Dizon said that the proposed allocation that was included in Mayor Edgardo Labella’s draft supplemental budget no. 3 should instead be realigned to fund the city’s fight against the coronavirus […] The post Dizon wants P400M infra projects allocation realigned to fund city’s COVID-19 fight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Doctors group to Cebuanos: Cooperate in fight against COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A group of physicians based in Cebu is calling for the public to cooperate in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippine College of Physicians – Central Visayas (PCP-CV) chapter made this statement in a position paper issued on Sunday, June 14 on the recent COVID-19 developments […] The post Doctors group to Cebuanos: Cooperate in fight against COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH to hold SERVE AS ONE Variety Show

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH has something to serve up for those matchday personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Charo Soriano, who is one of the VCGB PH leaders, is looking forward for two memorable fun days from the sport's biggest stars through the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show.  A fundraising effort for volleyball personnel presented by Volleyball Community Gives Back PH, the show is scheduled on June 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Website, ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Channel. "Time and time again, the Philippine volleyball community has exemplified solidarity in the face of various adversities - from community development, natural disaster responses, relief operations and more recently,  distribution of PPEs to different provinces. Everyone helps out. And people - players, coaches, management, staff, officials, and fans - all do their part," said Soriano. Last month, the #CARINGFORALL: Down The Line, We Are One was launched to provide assistance for the paid-per-day personnel, as any help will go a long way. As of last Friday, VCGB PH was able to provide 200 care packs to volleyball personnel all over Metro Manila. The group hopes to raise funds and provide care packs to be distributed for more volleyball personnel families affected by the postponement and cancellation of volleyball leagues. Help is on the way and Kiwi Ahomiro, who recently lent her hand in delivering PPEs to the Philippine Army, is more than ready.  "We wanted to reach out and help our volleyball personnel and staff and all those who made our games possible - bouncers, ball retrievers, referees, technicians all those whose livelihoods have been threatened due to COVID-19 so we came up with the idea of putting up the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show. All proceeds will go to the care packages for their families," said Ahomiro. Aby Maraño, who was involved in distributing the second wave of care packages, saw the hardships of the matchday personnel. "Our volleyball officials and personnel felt really sad about the fact that volleyball will stop for the next month cause volleyball from most of them is the only source of income they have. I learned that they started small businesses like selling sweet Pinoy desserts, some are selling peanut butters and garlic spicy sauce only to sustain their lives amidst the pandemic situation," said Maraño. Also taking part in handing out the care packages was Amanda Villanueva, who hopes that the help will go a long way to boost the spirits of the volleyball game's unsung heroes. "In these trying times my main motivation in helping our dearest group of volleyball personnel is the vision of hope that everything will eventually come to an end. To let them know as well that we are in this together and that nobody gets left behind in life whichever direction life leads us because we are one community and we strive to help each other in whatever way we can. To stand together as one family not just on the court but also outside of the court," said Villanueva. It may still a long way to go but Alyssa Valdez believes that the volleyball community will be in the same page to keep the personnel afloat in this challenging time. "The fight is far from over, we’re like in a championship situation, like 14-14 all, fifth set. We need one another to be able to win this fight! So I’m inviting everyone...let’s go help serve and win as one," said Valdez. Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.       Meanwhile, a total of 2,081 protective personal equipments (PPEs) was distributed by the VCGB PH in the #ServeOurFrontliners: RAFFLES FOR HEROES fund drive for the medical frontliners who are doing a valiant battle against coronavirus.    VCGB PH was already able to donate 310 PPEs to Sultan Kudarat, 220 to Quezon Medical Center, 301 PPEs to Batangas, 200 to Aklan, 100 to Puerto Galera, 200 to Cebu, 250 to Northern Mindanao Medical Center, 300 to National Children’s Hospital, 100 to Army, 50 to Navy and 50 to Maysan Health Station.  Please visit Volleyball Community Give Back on Facebook and @vcgbph on Instagram and Twitter for more details......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Pinoy ONE Championship athletes powering through pandemic away from home

With pretty much the entire world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines, lockdowns, and travel restrictions have been felt all across the globe. And while most are fortunate enough to be quarantined at home with their families and loved ones, there are some who aren’t as fortunate. ONE Championship women’s atomweight contender Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga is riding high after coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over Mei Yamaguchi in Singapore back in February, but right now, she’s in her home away from home at the Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand, where she trains. “I feel different emotions right now because I am away from them,” admitted Zamboanga, who hails from Quezon City, Philippines. “I feel sad and scared of course, because I am not with my family during this time of crisis. I just make sure to check on them every day and know that they are safe.” Zamboanga’s win over Yamaguchi earned her a shot at the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship, currently held by long-time champion Angela Lee. That bout will definitely be a must-see once things return to normal. For ONE welterweight athlete Trestle “Jun Minion” Tan, being away from his family is nothing new. The Cebuano was previously based in Vietnam before jetting over to Germany where he works as a fitness trainer. Tan’s parents remain in Cebu and he’s confident that they’ll be just fine. “My parents are in a small town of Cebu, which is a good thing because they are away from the main city. I am confident that they know how to act in these situations. Still, with uncertain times like these, there’s nothing like the security of being by your family’s side. “We all don't know when the situation is going to get back to normal,” said Tan. “As much as possible, I want to be on their side to protect and guide them away from this virus.” “Although I have constant communication with my family, I still prefer to be around them right now, because if one gets sick, that’s another story,” he added. ONE flyweight athlete Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales may be a little bit closer to home, as he’s currently in San Juan City, Metro Manila, The Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine however, has kept him from going back home to Bicol where his family is. “The biggest challenge for me is worrying about my family. They’re far away from me now, and I think about them all the time,” Gonzales said. Even though he’s far away, Gonzales makes it a point to remind his loved ones to keep themselves safe, especially at a time like this. “I just make sure to keep in touch every day, and I never get tired of reminding them of the things that they need to do to stay safe.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Cebu Olympian Tabal spends ECQ time on self-reflection, healing

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A time for self-reflection and healing. This is how Cebu Olympian long distance runner Mary Joy Tabal is spending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which is being implemented by the Cebu City government as one of the measures to fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “(I have) Been doing […] The post Cebu Olympian Tabal spends ECQ time on self-reflection, healing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Self discipline helps Cebu athletes cope with ECQ time

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Self discipline and self preservation, according to athletes, are lessons that they have learned while training in their respective sports that have helped them cope with the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that is implemented in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Used to training everyday outside the confines of […] The post Self discipline helps Cebu athletes cope with ECQ time appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

SEA Games gold winners Wong, Lim take up fight vs COVID-19

Agatha Wong and Jamie Lim did battle with the best of the best in Southeast Asia and came out on top. Now, the gold medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hope to inspire all of us to keep up the good fight in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Wong, twin-gold winner in wushu, and Lim, who ruled 61kg women's karate, have joined forces to raise funds to help out frontliners. The two will host a half-four question-and-answer session on Instagram Live every Wednesday and Saturday starting April 22. There, they would discuss health, wellness, and sports as a way to lift the spirits as well as liven up the minds of viewers in the ongoing community quarantine. Wong is a proud product of College of St. Benilde where she took consular and diplomatic affairs while Lim graduated summa cum laude in mathematics in the University of the Philippines. For now, the gold medalists are looking at a five episode run of the initiative they have named "Puso: The Battle Against COVID-19." Those interested to help out can do so here: BPI Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 2900008743 BDO Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 7018006040 Gcash Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Number: 09178820947 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

foodpanda Gives Back to Frontline Healthcare Workers

foodpanda acknowledges our nation’s real heroes in these trying times. To ease the burden of frontline healthcare workers as they fight against COVID-19, foodpanda has been helping out the best way they know how – through delivering good food right to their workstations. As a showing of their appreciation and gratitude in keeping the community […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Chan to Oponganons: Stay at home so we could win fight vs COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has reiterated his request for Oponganons to stay at home while the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)  remains in effect. In a Facebook post, Chan said that his administration will never win the fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) if city residents will continue […] The post Chan to Oponganons: Stay at home so we could win fight vs COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

MPBL: ECQ giving Davao s Mark Yee time to heal from injury

With the 2020 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season Division Finals put on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Davao Occidental-Cocolife main man Mark Yee is putting all his spare time to good use. After being initially diagnosed with a torn plantaris muscle on his right knee due to a collision during the Game Two of their quarterfinals match-up against Bicol last February 21, MRI results revealed that the 38-year-old bruiser suffered a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear and a torn calf. Despite the injuries, Yee battled through the pain and managed to suit up in four of Davao Occidental’s last five playoff games. But with Luzon placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the country’s on-going fight against the pandemic, Yee is maximizing his extra time to work out, making sure that he’s a hundred-percent ready once their Game Three clash against Basilan-Jumbo Plastic resume. “Sobrang malaking bagay ‘to para sa akin kasi makakapag rehab ako kahit dito sa bahay at makakapaghanda para sa game. Bahay lang talaga, kaunting papawis. Sa ngayon ang iniisip ko sana matapos muna ‘tong COVID virus, dasal lang saka tiwala kay God talaga,” Yee shared. “Pinagaling na ako ni God, pero masaya na malungkot ako dahil sa quarantine. Siyempre, masaya kasi may time ako makapag-workout at makapaghanda para sa Game Three pero malungkot kasi maraming mga tao yung naapektuhan at ‘di makapagtrabaho." Despite the future of the Lakan playoffs being uncertain, Yee insisted that the Tigers need to brace for every possible scenario -- including a win-or-go-home Game Three. “Walang nakakalamang e, kahit home court namin or nasa amin yung momentum, kailangan namin pagtrabahuhan nang maigi para makuha namin yung panalo.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

One week of ECQ in Cebu City: The reality

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has been under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for a week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bustling center of commerce of Central Visayas grew silent for seven days after people were forced to stay home and limit their movement.  “The best way to fight […] The post One week of ECQ in Cebu City: The reality appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2020

Makati City’s ‘Makati Mart’ mobile stores launched

MANILA, Philippines — Makati City got its Makati Mart mobile stores rolling on Monday to provide residents easier access to basic goods during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine and the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) situation. Good morning #Makatizens! Masaya ang mga residente ng Barangay Olympia at Rizal habang namimili sa Makati Mart na inumpisahang paikutin ng […] The post Makati City’s ‘Makati Mart’ mobile stores launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020

Thermal scan checkpoints in Cebu City starts

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has implemented the thermal scanning checkpoints to check the temperatures of all the persons who will be entering the city. Following the guidelines of Mayor Edgardo Labella, who placed Cebu City under community quarantine, as part of the precautionary measures to fight COVID-19,  the thermal scanning checkpoints require […] The post Thermal scan checkpoints in Cebu City starts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

DOH deploys more health workers to Cebu City

More health workers will be deployed to Cebu City, which remains under enhanced community quarantine amid increasing coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 28 min. ago

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 News17 hr. 11 min. ago

Cebu City COVID-19 count: 174 recoveries, 107 new cases, 11 deaths

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department on Wednesday evening, July 1, 2020, reported more recoveries than new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There were 174 recoveries reported and 107 new cases on the first day since the announcement of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until July 15, […] The post Cebu City COVID-19 count: 174 recoveries, 107 new cases, 11 deaths appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 27 min. ago

Helping Cebu fight COVID-19

We are facing a big challenge in the economy at this point in time, that is why there is a certain urgency to contain the COVID-19 infection across the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Duque: Mas maraming medical personnel naipadala na sa Cebu City

Manila, Philippines – Mas maraming medical personnel ang naipadala na sa mga ospital sa Cebu City upang dagdagan ang bilang ng mga staff na nakikipaglaban sa COVID-19, ayon kay Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Sa isang press conference, sinabi ni Duque na limang medical doctors ang ipinadala sa Cebu City, habang 22 pa ang nagboluntaryong […] The post Duque: Mas maraming medical personnel naipadala na sa Cebu City appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020