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Sotto files economic stimulus bill prioritizing mass testing

Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday filed an economic stimulus bill that focuses on government investments on health, agriculture and micro, small and medium enterprises plus startups.....»»

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LIGA Schedule for Thursday, May 28th, 2020

ABS-CBN S+A may be off the air for now, but don't worry! You can still catch your favorite sports events on LIGA!  Here's what's showing for Thursday, May 28th!   12:00 AM - 2019 SEA Games Swimming 1:30 AM - 2019 SEA Games Women's Volleyball:  3:30 AM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: EAC vs. San Sebastian 5:30 AM - Team FitFil 6:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: Letran vs. San Beda 8:00 AM -  UPFRONT: Kat Tolentino / Jema Galanza & Deanna Wong 8:30 AM - Kapamilya Daily Mass 9:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Battle for 3rd Place: BanKo Perlas vs. PacificTown Army 11:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Game 2: PetroGazz vs. Creamline 1:00 PM - UPFRONT: Kat Tolentino / Jema Galanza & Deanna Wong 1:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 79 Men's Volleyball Semifinals: NU vs. FEU 3:30 PM - Team FitFil 4:00 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 79 Women's Volleyball: NU vs. Adamson 6:00 PM - UPFRONT: Kat Tolentino / Jema Galanza & Deanna Wong 6:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: Ateneo vs. NU 8:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball: FEU vs. DLSU 10:30 PM - Pinoy Pride Presents: Milan "El Metodico" Melindo 11:30 PM - 2019 SEA Games Swimming   Catch your favorite sports events on LIGA channel 86 and LIGA HD channel 183 on Sky Cable!  LIGA is also available nationwide thru its 200 Cable affiliates......»»

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Korean superstar Hyun Bin, new face of Smart Communications

CLOY fans, hold your breath. Smart Communications is brewing something big for you. And by big means, it’s something that will blow your mind......»»

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2 of Mandaue’s 3 new COVID cases detected during rapid mass testing – PIO

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Three new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 were reported in Mandaue City this Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The infection of two of the three cases, MC236 and MC237, were detected during the conduct of the strategic mass testing in the city, the Mandaue City Public Information Office (PIO) said in […] The post 2 of Mandaue’s 3 new COVID cases detected during rapid mass testing – PIO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cagayan Valley s 1st COVID-19 testing lab now open

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 27 (PIA) - - The first ever Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory for Cagayan Valley region has officially started its operation today.Dr. Let.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News10 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

UST study: Rigorous testing, tracking can curb rise in COVID-19 cases under GCQ

Researchers in UST released a study projecting an "increase [in] the forecasted number of infected cases and deaths in Metro Manila" under general community quarantine......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News13 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Globe starts weekly rapid antibody testing of frontline employees

Globe, in close coordination with Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., begins weekly rapid antibody testing of its frontliners to ensure the safety of its workforce as well as the public at large......»»

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WHAT IF... Paul Desiderio missed the Atin To shot

History lesson: The University of the Philippines' rise began even before Kobe Paras, even before Bright Akhuetie, and even before Paul Desiderio. The Fighting Maroons, with Jett Manuel at the helm, were already knocking on the door of the UAAP 79 Final Four. In the end, they fell short, but tying for fifth-place remains a step forward from their so-called "dark days." From there, they improved year-by-year. Technically, that was the origin story of their transformation into the “Winning Maroons.” In essence, however, this new State U, this legitimate contender State U, was born on the day Desiderio claimed victory. "Atin to, papasok to!" -- Paul Desiderio during the timeout. Moments later...#UAAPSeason80 pic.twitter.com/7yafSpldJM — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 10, 2017 “Atin ‘to, papasok ‘to,” he yelled in the middle of a timeout with just 5.3 ticks to go in their Season 80 opener opposite University of Sto. Tomas. Not long after, he took a pass from Jun Manzo and then launched a long-range missile over Zach Huang. Game, set, and match for him and his team. UP still fell short of the playoffs that year, but next season, they finally broke through for their first Final Four appearance since 1997 and then their first Finals stint since 1986. From then until now, “Atin ‘To” has been the battlecry of a long-suffering team and fanbase. Sometimes, however, don’t you ever think what if… What if Desiderio missed that shot? That guarantee he made and that game he won was just the jumpstart the Fighting Maroons needed to believe that hey, they could really, really do this. When the proud Cebuano said it, though, there was also a 50 percent chance he was going to disappoint his teammates, his coaches, and their faithful. What if he did? Of course, Desiderio would not be a lifetime legend in Diliman. There is a credible chance he still goes on to make the Mythical Team that year, but wouldn’t have his iconic moment. In turn, State U wouldn’t have a battlecry - two words so simple, yet so strong. “Atin ‘To” was the short and sweet statement that all has changed for UP and it will now stand alongside the best of the best in men’s basketball. And that means that one of the four spots in the playoffs was theirs. In Season 81, the Fighting Maroons would still put an end to their 21-year Final Four drought and 32-year Finals absence - of course they do behind MVP Bright Akhuetie, Mythical selection Juan Gomez de Liano, and team captain Desiderio. They do so, though, with a battlecry with a lot less passion that “Atin ‘To” encapsulated and entailed - think “16-strong” or something to that effect. Without an iconic moment, Desiderio fails to stand out all that much in the 2018 PBA Draft and falls lower than the no. 4 he was picked at. Other players, friends and foes alike, would also have to find a new name for claiming victory. From Matt Nieto. To Akhuetie. To Emilio Aguinaldo College. The ripple effects even reach outside basketball as, without the recent comparison, UST’s “Kami Naman” becomes even more powerful. In terms of on-court results, nothing much would have changed if Paul Desiderio missed the “Atin ‘To” shot. The story, however, would be a lot less colorful. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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LIGA Schedule for Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

ABS-CBN S+A may be off the air for now, but don't worry! You can still catch your favorite sports events on LIGA!  Here's what's showing for Wednesday, May 27th!   12:00 AM - 2019 SEA Games Men's Volleyball Bronze Medal Match: Thailand vs. Indonesia 12:30 AM - ONE Warrior Spirit 1:30 AM - 2019 SEA Games Men's Football: Philippines vs. Cambodia 3:30 AM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: JRU vs. Lyceum 5:30 AM - Team FitFil 6:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: Mapua vs. San Beda 8:00 AM -  KALYE CONFESSIONS Stay at Home Edition: Jia Morado and Bea De Leon 8:30 AM - Kapamilya Daily Mass 9:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Battle for 3rd Place: PacificTown Army vs. BanKo Perlas 11:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Game 1: Creamline vs. PetroGazz 1:00 PM - KALYE CONFESSIONS Stay at Home Edition: Jia Morado and Bea De Leon 1:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 79 Men's Volleyball: FEU vs. UST 3:30 PM - Team FitFil 4:00 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 79 Women's Volleyball: UP vs. NU 6:00 PM - KALYE CONFESSIONS Stay at Home Edition: Jia Morado and Bea De Leon 6:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: Ateneo vs. UE 8:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball: UP vs. FEU 10:30 PM - ONE Championship Greatest Rivalries 11:30 PM - 2019 SEA Games Swimming   Catch your favorite sports events on LIGA channel 86 and LIGA HD channel 183 on Sky Cable!  LIGA is also available nationwide thru its 200 Cable affiliates......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Omnibus cartel talupan!

Napamura si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sabay utos sa National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) na siyasatin ang supplier ni Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III ng mga COVID-19 testing equipment dahil sa isyu ng overpricing......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Konsehal ng Pasay na nagwala pinatawad sa sorry

HINDI parurusahan si Pasay City Councilor Arnel Moti Arceo na nagwala at nagmura nang gawing  testing venue para sa Covid-19 ang session hall ng lungsod, ani Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano ngayong araw. Sinabi ni Rubiano na tinanggap na ng city health office ang paghingi ng paumanhin ni Arceo sa ginawa nito noong Martes. “Humingi siya ng […] The post Konsehal ng Pasay na nagwala pinatawad sa sorry appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

NTF to bolster testing capacity in CV

CEBU CITY, May 26 (PIA) -- More molecular laboratories are set to open in Central Visayas in line with efforts of the National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 to increase the testing capacity in the regi.....»»

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DOH hails 1st COVID-19 testing center in Ilocos

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Ilocos Region welcomes the opening of the first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing facility in the region in one of the.....»»

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Hundreds of WV OFWs stuck in Manila home this week

ILOILO CITY, May 25 (PIA) - Returning Western Visayan Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are set to arrive in the region starting today, May 25 as part of the "mass transport" of repatriated OFWs ord.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Igorot heritage helped keep Team Lakay strong throughout quarantine

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions all over the world not just in terms of physical health, but mental health as well.  With home quarantines and restrictions being placed just about everywhere in the world, people have needed to adapt and adjust to essentially living inside a bubble.  Fortunately, some countries have slowly started to ease restrictions and get back on their feet, and the Philippines is one of them.  Since March, the whole of Luzon has been on Enhanced Community Quarantine, but after the May 15 deadline, a number of cities and provinces have transitioned into General Community Quarantine. Restrictions are still very much in place, but slowly, things are starting to move towards a new normal.  Throughout that time, members of Team Lakay have managed to keep themselves safe and in shape with the help of home workouts and committing to daily training regimens.  (READ ALSO: Mark Sangiao pleased to see Team Lakay wards maintain fitness even during quarantine) The Baguio-based mixed martial arts heroes have also managed to keep themselves not just physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well, and they believe that their Igorot heritage has a lot to do with how they’ve managed to keep their well-being in check throughout the pandemic.  “The Igorot people are known to be resilient, self-sustaining, village-oriented, and we are used to simple living,” said Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. “Even in times like these, people don’t get hungry because we take care of each other. You go out and you’ll see free vegetables stocked out on the road, and we don’t hoard them, we only get what we need so that everyone has something on their tables.” “Remember that during the war, Cordillera was able to sustain themselves because of the strong ties that we have here, coupled with the patience and the resiliency that we have,” he added. (READ ALSO: Team Lakay mentor Mark Sangiao looking forward to re-opening gym once lockdown is lifted) For former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, obedience has been a key part in staying safe.  “The Igorot people are obedient, we make sure to follow our figures of higher authority, especially our elders.” “We also practice what we call ‘binadang,’ which means helping those in need, which is very important during times like this,” he added. As for former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon, self-reliance is an important trait among the Igorot people.  “As a proud Igorot, we are taught to be self-reliant and fend for ourselves during trying times. We are also very obedient and respectful to our leaders,” Belingon stated. Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio echoed Belingon’s sentiments about the Igorot people being self-reliant as well.  “Being an Igorot, most especially the genes and the lifestyle that we live has really helped us during this pandemic,” said Eustaquio. “We are very resilient people, we hold our pride high. We can survive and we can adapt on our own,” “We’ve managed to stay strong throughout this period because I believe that the Igorot people are naturally healthy people,” explained ONE featherweight contender Edward Kelly.  ”The Igorots are physically strong because we are very hard workers, and that helps make our immune system strong as well. Having a strong immune system is very important nowadays so that we don’t get sick with the virus,” Kelly added. For ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, discipline and obedience has been a major part in keeping Baquio and the Benguet province one of the least affected areas.  “The Baguio-Benguet area was somehow one of the places with the least amounts of cases of people that have tested positive for the coronavirus, and I believe that it’s because of how disciplined the Igorot people are,” said Pacio.  “We listen and we take seriously what the government says. We stay at home and we don’t go out, and we make sure that our health and safety is a must,” the champ added......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 26th, 2020Related News

PBA teams may practice soon under new quarantine quidelines

If things go smoothly, PBA teams may resume practicing soon, albeit on a limited capacity. The fate of Metro Manila's quarantine status will be decided soon, and depending on the latest guidelines by the Philippine government, teams can finally start working out after almost three months of inactivity. As it is, the National Capital Region is still under a modified enhanced community quarantine. However, it could be downgraded after May 31. The Inter-Agency Task Force allows sporting events under a modified general community quarantine. "Mass gatherings such as, but not limited to, movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, community assemblies and non-essential work gatherings shall be allowed provided that participants shall be limited to 50-percent of the venue or seating capacity," the IATF says on its latest guidelines. Since shutting down its current season last March 11, the PBA says it will follow government guidelines as it proceeds on a new normal. Under quarantine rules where sporting events will be allowed, the PBA will develop its own set of guidelines to allow teams to slowly prepare for a possible resumption of the current season. "Unti-unting balik sa normal ang plano ng gobyerno, at yun din naman ang tinitignan ng PBA," Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "First is the set of guidelines for the return to practice. Under the general community quarantine, allowed na ang gathering ng small group, so baka naman pwede na rin mag-work out ang team ng four or five players per session," he added. Come August, the PBA Board will meet for a meeting to decide on the league's immediate future. The choices are to either push through with a shortened season or scrap the season altogether.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 26th, 2020Related News

DILG to LGUs: No mandatory COVID-19 testing needed for returning workers

DILG to LGUs: No mandatory COVID-19 testing needed for returning workers.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

BRDRL resumes COVID-19 testing tomorrow

BRDRL resumes COVID-19 testing tomorrow.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Gov’t to Invite Covid-19 Test Kit Makers to Locate in PH

The government is scouting firms producing test kits for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to put up manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, a trade official said. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo said this supports the national government’s push to increase the country’s testing capacity for the disease. “There are possible investors for […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

SC begins rapid testing of employees, judges

The Supreme Court started conducting rapid testing for COVID-19 on its officers and employees on Tuesday at its main building along Padre Faura Street in Manila. The two medical tents were personally inspected by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta while rapid tests on justices and officials were conducted in the Dignitaries Lounge. The employees tested were […] The post SC begins rapid testing of employees, judges appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News