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Investors swamp BDO bond offer

BDO Unibank Inc. raised P36 billion after it returned to the onshore debt market via the issuance of fixed-rate peso bonds that was put on hold a few months ago due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance1 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

‘Traditional’ COVID-adapted PUJs back on Metro roads

Traditional jeepneys resumed operations yesterday in Metro Manila after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, with most drivers complying with the guidelines despite complaints from transport groups......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

SC asked to conduct free mass testing for COVID

Various groups filed yesterday a petition for mandamus before the Supreme Court to compel the government to conduct free mass testing for coronavirus disease 2019 while the country continues to grapple with the pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

House ready for special session, vows passage of Bayanihan 2

The House of Representatives is ready to hold a special session to pass the proposed second Bayanihan law, as the coronavirus disease 2019 contagion continues to wreak havoc on lives and the economy......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

2nd version of local test kit passes review

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the department will resume the mass distribution of the second version or second generation GenAmplify rapid novel coronavirus disease 2019 diagnostic kits after these passed confirmatory tests of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and DOST’s committee of laboratory experts......»»

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IATF allows more activities under GCQ

As part of the gradual reopening of the economy after almost four months of lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved on Thursday the revival of more activities......»»

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Hostage-taking guard positive for COVID

A security guard who held hostage a doctor at the emergency room of the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, police reported yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News7 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Cops with COVID breach 800

The number of police officers infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is now 801......»»

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Quiapo Church reopens after 14-day lockdown

Quiapo Church, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, reopened to the public yesterday following a 14-day lockdown after a visiting priest from Mindanao contracted tcoronavirus disease 2019......»»

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Southville 3 in Muntinlupa under 24-hour ‘curfew’

A neighborhood in Muntinlupa City will be placed under a 24-hour “curfew” for 14 days amid the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News7 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

DepEd Offers More Than Just Online Learning Through SLMs

As the school year 2020-2021 is fast approaching, the Department of Education (DepEd) is now preparing to offer a more efficient way of learning for students. With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic still present, actual face-to-face classes are still prohibited to observe social distancing and other health protocols. Thus, the Self-Learning Modules (SLMs), with […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Lifestyle9 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Bagunas begins building dream house for parents

Bryan Bagunas is planning something big for his hard-earned money. While his peers are occupied with their business ventures with the resumption of volleyball events still up in the air because of the health crisis, the national team stalwart is busy with his own project.       “As of now wala pa akong binabalak na negosyo kasi magpapatayo ako ng bahay ng parents ko,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. The former UAAP Most Valuable Player saved some of his earnings as an import for Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler in the Japan V. Premier League to buy a lot and eventually build a house for his parents in Batangas. “Kakabili ko lang ng lot dun then papatatyuan ko naman sila ng bahay. Yun muna ang unahin ko as of now,” said the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist and two-time UAAP champion. The pride of Balayan, Batangas bought a 430 sq. meter property where he plans to construct his parents’ house. As of now his parents are still planning on the design and size of the house. “Depende pa sa kanila kung anong gusto nilang design. Sila na mamili para naman sa kanila ‘yun. Ireregalo ko sa kanila,” said Bagunas. He added that once the house design is settled, they can then proceed with the construction. “Hindi pa nasisimulan bale pinag-aaralan pa lang ng tatay ko. Kasi ang tatay ko marunong ding gumawa ng bahay,” said Bagunas. Bagunas is set to fly back to Japan in September to resume training with the Weiss Adler. On Wednesday, Bagunas signed with Spikers’ Turf club team Go for Gold. He cleared that the there’s no conflict of schedule with his league commitments here and in Japan.     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Talisay rolls out new rules as COVID-19 cases rise

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas announced on Friday, July 3, that new rules would be implemented in the city as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases there continued to rise. “I know you have seen the increasing cases in Talisay. I must admit that there will be […] The post Talisay rolls out new rules as COVID-19 cases rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News12 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Foreigner among new COVID-19 cases in Dalaguete

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 52-year-old male foreigner is among the two new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients recorded in Dalaguete town of southeastern Cebu. Dalaguete Mayor Jeffrey Belciña, in an official statement issued on Friday, July 3, announced their town logged two new COVID-19 patients. The foreigner from Sitio-Solong-on in Barangay Tapon, whose nationality […] The post Foreigner among new COVID-19 cases in Dalaguete appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu City breaks 200-mark in COVID-19 deaths, records 18 deaths for July 3

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has breached the 200 mark for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) related deaths as the city recorded an additional 18 deaths on July 3, 2020. According to the data released by the Cebu City Health, the deaths were recorded from May 15 to July 1, 2020 from 15 urban barangays. […] The post Cebu City breaks 200-mark in COVID-19 deaths, records 18 deaths for July 3 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MRT reduces capacity after infections rise

The Department of Transportation said Thursday the capacity of the MRT-3 would be reduced on July 6 after the number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among its depot personnel increased to 127......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News21 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Phil and James Younghusband discuss their retirement and future with Philippine football

In a span of just months, Filipino-British football stars Phil and James Younghusband both announced their retirement from the sport, thus ending the Younghusband era in Philippine football.  Phil and James were crucial parts of the Philippine Azkals’ biggest moments, including the Miracle in Hanoi during the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, as well as their recent milestones with the AFC Asian Cup berth.  In November of 2019, Phil, the Philippine Azkals’ leading goalscorer announced that he was calling it a career, and in June of 2020, his older brother James followed suit. As it turns out, that wasn’t the original plan for James, who initially wanted hang his spikes up at the end of the year. Speaking to Cedelf Tupas on the Crossover Podcast, James shared that he actually wanted to play out the whole 2020 Philippines Football League season, but the COVID-19 pandemic axed those plans.  “Originally, my plan was to finish off the year with Ceres with the whole 2020 season but of course, with the pandemic and the situation and football put on hold especially now here with it still on break, I just felt it was time to announce, I’ve decided to end it a bit earlier,” James said.  Ceres-Negros was the final stop on James’ long and decorated professional Philippine club football career, which began in 2011.  While 2019 was indeed an eventful year for James on the pitch, he admits he would have wanted a proper end to his career.  “Winning the double last year, getting the chance to play in AFC in the Champions League and with AFC Cup, it was a nice way to end it, but of course, would have been nice to finish the year.” With the uncertainty of things given the COVID-19 pandemic however, James felt that the time was right to put a bow on what has been a great career.  “Just felt with the momentum of being on break, I had to announce it now, and seeing around, waiting around, wondering when the league would restart but I felt yeah, it was time to announce it and I’m just thankful to everyone for the great messages and the great articles…itreally feels great to see that appreciation.” James admitted that seeing his younger brother retire first did play a part in influencing his decision as well.  “Yeah, I think as well. During this time, you’re sitting at home, a lot of time to think and evaluate yourself and your life, and as well, my brother he’s starting a family, me as well I felt there’s other things in life I want to experience as well and a new chapter to begin.” “It played a part as well, we had a great run as well, great memories as well and I just felt the time was right during this pandemic to announce it,” James added.  As for Phil, he explained that his decision to retire last year came after a series of setbacks coupled with him getting ready to start a family.  “I mean there’s a lot of ups and downs and the downs can really bring you down and it came to a point that I had successive blows with the folding of Davao, with not being able to start in games in the Asian Cup, it was very disappointing and my morale was very low and I was getting married at the time, losing my job when I knew I had to fund a wedding,” Phil admitted.  “I just knew my priorities when my wife, we were starting a family and I just felt very unmotivated with football so those successive blows really took its toll on me and I knew I didn’t wanna feel that again and I want security and start a family, your priority is family you gonna want to support them and make sure they never in a vulnerable position so I decided I want to be in a position where I can support them and give them security,” Phil continued.  Unfortunately, unlike in most other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is still struggling to keep a local club football league afloat, which can largely be attributed to the clubs themselves struggling to get financial support.  “Playing in Philippine football is not gonna give me that because there’s been numerous times clubs folded and look what’s going on now, it’s really tough,” Phil said. “I was in the same position of a lot of players are going through now in Philippine football where clubs are going to find financial support and it’s very difficult. I empathize with anyone in that position.”  While the Younghusband era in Philippine football may be over in terms of them being players, there remains a large possibility that the two remain involved in a different capacity, whether it be coaching or otherwise. “I think it’s now time where I wanna start pursuing a possibility in coaching and learning more about coaching,” he shared. “I would actually like to travel as well to different countries and learn about different cultures about football also, and different philosophies,” said James.  “I wanna travel to different countries and learn different ways of styles of football, coaching football. My goal was always to help develop Philippine football and to go abroad, learn, and come and share that to the Philippines,” he continued.  “James and I have always said a lot of our knowledge and experience were gained at Chelsea Football Club. We were able to watch the best players in the world every day, the best facilities, being under the best coaches in the world and most of our knowledge and experience has come from that but we feel if we want to grow in the sport and we want to help develop football even more in the Philippines, we need to go abroad and gain more knowledge, more experience and be able to bring it back again to the Philippines,” Phil added.  “I think we still have a lot to offer Philippine football, whether that’s next year or the year after. We don’t know but we still have something to offer,” he continued......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports22 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

ONE champ Aung La N Sang tests positive for COVID-19

Two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang revealed on his Instagram account Friday morning that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.          View this post on Instagram                   Dear family and friends, I got tested for covid-19 on Monday and the result came back today and I am positive. So my family and I will be quarantining ourselves for the next 14 days. I had a slight fever, congestion, body ache and fatigue on the first two days. Besides that I am blessed that my whole family is doing well. We are really in this together and we will get over this. A post shared by Aung La Nsang (@aunglansang) on Jul 2, 2020 at 2:21pm PDT “I got tested for COVID-19 on Monday and the result came back today and I am positive,” wrote ONE Championship’s reigning middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder. “So my family and I will be quarantining ourselves for the next 14 days.” “I had a slight fever, congestion, body ache and fatigue on the first two days. Besides that, I am blessed that my whole family is doing well. We are really in this together and we will get over this,” Aung La N Sang continued.  The 35-year old was born in Myanmar, but moved to the United States in 2004. He now lives in Ford Lauderdale, Florida, and trains out of the Sanford MMA stable, formerly known as Hard Knocks 365, under legendary kickboxer and trainer Henri Hooft.  In terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Florida recently became the center of a spike in cases. Now, the state currently has 169,000 recorded cases, making them the fifth-highest in the US, just behind New York, California, Texas, and New Jersey.  Aung La N Sang’s most recent appearance in the ONE circle was back in October of 2019, wherein he successfully defended the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship by knocking out reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera in the second round. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports22 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

IATF Ramps Up Public Health Interventions in Cebu City

To address the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases here, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is levelling up public health interventions in the city. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, who came here to assist Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu in implementing national government measures against Covid-19, said […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2020Related News

Cebu City records 150 new COVID cases for July 2

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 150 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on July 2, 2020 with 13 deaths and 88 recoveries. In the data released by the Cebu City Health Department (CHD), they revealed that the 150 cases were swabbed from June 29, 2020 to July 1, 2020 or a span of […] The post Cebu City records 150 new COVID cases for July 2 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2020Related News