Minglanilla cops receive ‘Thank you’ letter

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Arguing or explaining rules to hot-tempered individuals is a scene that is no longer new or shocking to policemen, who are assigned in one of the quarantine control points (QCPs) in Minglanilla town, Cebu, during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and now general community quarantine (GCQ). So when Police Master Sergeant […] The post Minglanilla cops receive ‘Thank you’ letter appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Indonesia ready for COVID-19 baby boomers

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) — Indonesia is facing a baby boom that could see more than 400,000 unplanned pregnancies as coronavirus lockdowns cut access to birth control, the national family planning agency. Small health clinics have been temporarily shuttered while doctors and midwives are limiting patient numbers since the Southeast Asian nation implemented a partial lockdown […] The post Indonesia ready for COVID-19 baby boomers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Abogado nag-angas sa checkpoint, dakip

DINAKIP ang abogado makaraang magpumilit na dumaan sa fastlane na nakalaan lang sa mga frontliners kagabi sa Makati. Hindi naman pinangalanan ng pulisya ang abogado, 53 at residente ng Ayala Alabang, na wala rin umanong naipakitang lisensya. Base sa ulat, pinara para inspeksyunin ng mga pulis na nagbabantay sa quarantine control point sa Osmeña Highway […] The post Abogado nag-angas sa checkpoint, dakip appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

U.S. turns back on ‘Open Skies’

WASHINGTON (AFP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, the third arms control pact Trump has abrogated since coming to office. The US leader said Moscow had not stuck to its commitments under the 18-year-old pact, which was designed to improve military […] The post U.S. turns back on ‘Open Skies’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Post-virus challenges for China

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China faces “immense” economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation’s annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing’s control over Hong Kong. Li’s opening speech to the 3,000-member National People’s Congress (NPC) is China’s version of the US […] The post Post-virus challenges for China appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Promote forests for health

Forest biodiversity plays a huge role in disease control by promoting good microbiota that compete with the disease-causing pathogens, and flora and fauna that compete with or predate on virus-carrying species to keep their populations in check. The post Promote forests for health appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Team Lakay mentor Mark Sangiao looking forward to re-opening gym once lockdown is lifted

Following the May 15 deadline of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some parts of the island have started to ease restrictions on the quarantine with the sole purpose of getting the economy back on track While the National Capital Region will remain under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, other places like Baguio City have transitioned into General Community Quarantine, which means some restrictions will be eased up. Gym operations however, are not yet among those restrictions to be lifted. Still, the transition to GCQ is a start, and barring a second wave of infections to hit, a return to the gym could soon be on the horizon, which is welcome news to the members of Team Lakay. For Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao, once the lockdown has been lifted, re-opening the gym and returning to the regular routine is the primary goal. “I only have one plan after the lockdown, and that is to go back to our regular training program and routine. I know they are doing their own training at home, but of course things are different in the gym,” Sangiao said. The La Trinidad-based martial arts stable closed their gym doors during the height of the quarantine back in March, and have only returned there to do individual workouts or as a control center for their relief operations. The team hasn’t been able to work out as a group in months and have resorted to home training to keep themselves fit. “While we’re on lockdown, we continue training at home, and when needed for social responsibilities, we go out,” Sangiao stated.  “Then if there’s a chance, we drop by the gym and train. Whoever can go out and is within the vicinity, sometimes we meet up in the gym to work out and do sauna after. I also have more time in managing the team’s social media one thing that I wasn’t able to do in this pandemic,” he added. Still, even with things looking quite bleak right now, Sangiao says that he is grateful for good health. “I would say that we are very fortunate because we are all doing fine here amid the scary things that we’re seeing with COVID. I pray that we find a cure soon for this pandemic.” Obviously, the Team Lakay mentor is longing for things to return to normal so that they can once again enjoy even the little things, like going out for lunch as a team. “Like all the others, I miss a lot of things that we used to do before the lockdown, like eating with the team after training. There is a small restaurant near the gym and we often went there for lunch after our training,” Sangiao shared.  "That’s a very good restaurant, and it became our bonding. As they say, ‘Good memories, and good plans start at the dining table.’” Still, the number one thing that Sangiao, and the rest of Team Lakay want to be able to return to work. “We might visit the place after the ECQ, but just like what I’ve said, I have only one plan after the lockdown – that is to go back to our regular training program and routine and prepare the athletes for their future battles,” he concluded.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 19th, 2020Related News

Army seizes machine gun in Bukidnon clash

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, May 18 - The Philippine Army's 1st Special Forces "Anytime, Anywhere" Battalion (1SFBn) under the operational control to 403rd Infantry "Peacemaker" Brigade o.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2020Related News

Mga mall na bigo sa crowd control muling isasara–Roque

NAGBABALA si Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na muling isasara ang mga mall na bigong ipatupad ang social distancing matapos naman ang pagdagsa ng tao noong Sabado. “Ipapasara po iyong premises nila muli dahil wala pong choice; kinakailangan pangalagaan ang kalusugan,” sabi ni Roque. Idinagdag ni Roque na hindi rin malayo na bumalik ang Metro Manila […] The post Mga mall na bigo sa crowd control muling isasara–Roque appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2020Related News


The Duterte administration recently launched the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (B2)” program in an effort to effectively reverse the continuing trend of urban migration to Metro Manila and to control the steady population surge in the country’s capital. Manila’s congested population density has been long an inconvenient truth that many country’s policymakers and economic planners have long wanted to address but dared not tread into. With a population of 42,857 people per square kilometer, Manila is, in fact, one of the most densely populated cities in the world......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2020Related News

DILG warns: Malls to be closed if physical distancing not enforced

MANILA, Philippines — Malls that have partially reopened after the modified enhanced community quarantine would be closed if they do not strictly implement physical distancing and crowd control measures, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Sunday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año has directed all local government units and police to inspect all malls […] The post DILG warns: Malls to be closed if physical distancing not enforced appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2020Related News

Asturias police ask town guests to follow the town protocol

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Asturias Police have appealed to those who will be entering the town to submit themselves to disinfection in the quarantine control point (QCP). This was the reminder of Police Staff Sergeant Joe Fry Tapao of the Asturias Police Station after the incident this afternoon, May 17, 2020, with two vehicles of […] The post Asturias police ask town guests to follow the town protocol appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2020Related News

Kobe Bryant s sports academy retires 'Mamba' nickname

By STEFANIE DAZIO and TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed Jan. 26 as they flew to a basketball tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy. The Thousand Oaks-based facility said it would return to its original name of Sports Academy. It was founded in 2016. Bryant, who spent 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and helped the franchise win five NBA championships, joined in 2018. Games were being played at the academy when the news broke of Bryant's death. Players immediately stopped and many people in the gym burst into tears when told that Bryant was aboard the helicopter that crashed. The academy is under consideration as a home base for an NBA minor league program that will provide one year of preparation, on and off the court, for some elite players who chose to bypass college but are not yet eligible for the NBA draft. Bryant is the only NBA player to have his team retire two numbers in his honor. He was selected last month for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A ceremony is scheduled for late August though it may be delayed until at least October because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bryant’s production company, Granity Studios, has remained active since his death. The latest children’s book released by Bryant’s company last month — “The Wizenard Series: Season One” — became his fifth book to reach No. 1 on The New York Times’ best-seller lists. The helicopter crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. In February, Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, sued the estate of pilot Ara Zobayan and the charter company that owned the helicopter, Island Express. She claimed Zobayan failed “to use ordinary care in piloting the subject aircraft” and alleged negligence. On Friday, Zobayan’s brother, Berge Zobayan, said in a court filing that Kobe Bryant knew the risks of helicopter flying and his survivors aren’t entitled to damages from the pilot’s estate, t he Los Angeles Times reported. Island Express responded in court papers Monday saying they are not responsible for damages, calling the crash, among other things, “an act of God" and “an unavoidable accident" that was beyond their control. The charter company also said the Bryants knew of the risks and dangers of flying in a helicopter and “voluntarily assume(d) the risk of the accident, injury, and damages" when they got on the chopper. Vanessa Bryant separately last week filed a claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after deputies were accused of sharing unauthorized photos of the crash site. The claim was first reported by PEOPLE; the investigation into the deputies’ photos was initially published by the Times. The sheriff has declined to comment, citing the ongoing litigation The survivors of crash victims Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton filed a complaint Monday against the helicopter company and the pilot's estate. Families of other victims previously filed lawsuits. ___ Reynolds reported from Miami......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 14th, 2020Related News

Kelot kulong sa 27 bote ng alak

ARESTADO ang 51-anyos na lalaki na may dala umanong 27 bote ng alak sa Quezon City kagabi. Si Elpidio Perdigon Jr., 51, ng Rosal st., Brgy. Old Capitol Site, ay inireklamo ng paglabag sa liquor ban. Dumaan umano ang suspek sa quarantine control point sa Brgy. Old Capital alas-6 ng gabi sakay ng motorsiklo. Nang […] The post Kelot kulong sa 27 bote ng alak appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 13th, 2020Related News

Cebu City Animal Care and Control looking for adopters of its rescued cats and dogs

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City Animal Care and Control is looking for new homes for its 20 cats and 117 dogs. Doctor Jessica Maribojoc, head of the Animal Health Division of Cebu City, told CDN Digital that these animals need families who can take care of them. “These animals were assessed, screened, and […] The post Cebu City Animal Care and Control looking for adopters of its rescued cats and dogs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2020Related News

More than 4,000 detainees released to decongest jails during COVID-19 pandemic

Duterte said the Bureau of Corrections has hired two doctors and 17 nurses to assist in the efforts to control the spread of the disease in its correctional facilities......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2020Related News

Eligible, accountable barangay officials

While many of our fellow Filipinos are suffering from hunger, some actually dying while waiting in line for the government cash abuloy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), local government executives are pushing for the extension of the lockdown, purportedly to keep the COVID-19 epidemic under control......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2020Related News

Palace: Public, private construction projects now allowed under ECQ

CONSTRUCTION work in facilities for the health sector, water service, emergency repairs, flood control and other disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation programs are now allowed in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing aired over state-run PTV4, Roque said The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2020Related News

‘Scrap costly arms race’

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Donald Trump called Thursday for involving China in new arms control talks with Russia, telling his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that they need to avoid a “costly arms race,” the White House said. “President Trump reaffirmed that the United States is committed to effective arms control that includes not only […] The post ‘Scrap costly arms race’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2020Related News

Home judging ill-advised

The WBC is seriously considering remote or home judging as a new protocol for fights with the pandemic still not under control......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 7th, 2020Related News