Motorcycle Back-riding For ‘Couples’ Now Allowed

UPDATE 1 (July 9, 2020 at 3:18 PM): According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, only married couples are allowed in motorcycle back-riding and will bring and present a photocopy of their marriage contract upon requirement. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año announced that motorcycle back-riding for couples will be allowed […].....»»

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No new deaths reported as COVID-19 tally in Philippines hits 51,754

(Update 1, 5:39 p.m.) The day before, the Philippines hit a troubling milestone of crossing 50,000 cases after the DOH logged 2,539 cases—the highest single-day increase reported in the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2020Related News

Medellin logs 3 new cases; Mayor, staff negative for COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medellin Mayor Joven Mondigo Jr. and the staffers of the local government unit who were close contacts with a previously confirmed COVID-19 case in the town have tested negative for the viral infection. Mondigo, in an update on Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, said a number of the municipal personnel were […] The post Medellin logs 3 new cases; Mayor, staff negative for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2020Related News

PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game under quarantine

The PBA has fined Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong P20,000 each for playing basketball while the National Capital Region was under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video shared on social media that went viral last week, Aguilar and Wong, together with Gilas top pick Isaac Go and the Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena, were seen playing basketball at a gym in San Juan recently. However, even as the Metro Manila is already under a general community quarantine and the PBA receiving a go-signal to have its teams practice, scrimmages and games are not allowed yet under the latest IATF mandate. On top of the monetary fine, Aguilar and Wong are ordered to under swab testing for COVID-19. A 14-day quarantine will soon follow before taking another swab test to confirm their status. As a third strike, the two will likewise serve 30 hours of community service. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial, Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro, and PBA legal consultant Atty. Melvin Mendoza were present in the Monday meeting with Aguilar and Wong.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2020Related News

Amateur sports now await IATF green light

After professional sports got the green light to resume trai­ning, amateur sports are now eagerly waiting for the go signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to troop back to their respective playing fields. “We shall await more information and instructions from the IATF on the joint working […] The post Amateur sports now await IATF green light appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2020Related News

Update: COVID-19 watch, July 3

People wearing face masks walk on the street in Tokyo, Japan, on July 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)- Tokyo sees highest new infections in 2 months- Belgrade.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

COVID-19 cases in Philippines nearly 42,000 with 1,494 new infections

(Update 1, 5:21 p.m.) More than 10.7 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 517,000 deaths, have been logged globally by the World Health Organization in its latest situation report......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

First petition vs anti-terrorism law filed electronically at Supreme Court

(Update 1, 2:23 p.m.) The petitioners seek to nullify pertinent provisions of the said law and prohibit it from being enforced......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

Cloudy skies with chance of rains over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — An intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with a chance of rains over Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa), as well as Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said […] The post Cloudy skies with chance of rains over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News

Pro basketball, football clearance raises hope for volleyball

Commercial volleyball league stakeholders have high hopes that their activities will also resume soon following the government’s clearance for professional basketball and football leagues to start training. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on Friday announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases gave the green light for the resumption of training for PBA and the Philippine Football League teams. The Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health drafted the guidelines for the resumption of training. Roque made no mention of volleyball in the announcement. The country’s second most popular sport next to basketball has no professional league. The Premier Volleyball League and the Philippine Superliga are both categorized as amateur or semi-professional along with the collegiate leagues including the UAAP and NCAA. “We’re preparing a request. Ang sinasabi kasi nila ay professional sports muna and sa amateurs parang wala pa eh but we’re working on it,” PVL organizer Sports Vision president Ricky Palou told ABS-CBN Sports. PSL president Dr. Ian Laurel expressed optimism that volleyball will follow suit. “Ang expectation natin ay susunod na tayo,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction or signal that sports are being discussed in the IATF.” “That’s already a step in the right direction for us. Hindi naman mahalaga kung sino ang unang papayagan eh. Ang importante yung konsepto na yung sports eh kino-consider at napag-uusapan. Pero susunod na yan very optimistic ako,” added Laurel. While PBA and the PFL sought help from GAB, commercial leagues course their IATF request through the PSC.   “Kami ang PSC ang kailangan naming lapitan. Kapag amateur kasi PSC. What will happen is PSC will endorse it to IATF. Bahala na ang IATF kung papayag sila o hindi,” Palou said. In a separate request to the IATF last month, national sports association leaders from athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, rugby, gymnastics and karate crafted a one-month trial program for athletes to resume training under a strict health and safety protocol. The IATF has yet to decide on their requests aside from the clearance they gave to the PBA and the PFL. “We don’t know what they’re thinking on amateur sports eh kasi right now ang pinayagan lang ‘yung football and basketball professional league lang. Eh kami di naman kami pro, we’re amateurs so we’re going to PSC,” Palou said. PSL halted its ongoing Grand Prix last March at the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while the PVL’s fourth season was supposed to begin last May but was pushed back because of the health crisis. Both leagues hope to resume activities once volleyball gets the go-signal from the IATF.   “We’re hoping [na mapayagan na rin ang volleyball]. They’ve already allowed football and basketball siguro naman there’s no reason why [volleyball should not be allowed to resume] as long we comply with what they want and we comply with their protocols. I don’t see why [volleyball] shouldn’t be allowed,” said Palou.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

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

Another Army team misses Abu targets after agents’ killing

An Army unit awaiting a signal to swoop down on an Abu Sayyaf bomb maker and two suspected female bombers instead received word that four of their comrades had been gunned down in Jolo, Sulu, a military spokesperson said on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The team rushed to where the four Army intelligence operatives had […] The post Another Army team misses Abu targets after agents’ killing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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

Sigaw ng fans ni Coco: Ano pang silbi ng TV kung wala si Cardo Dalisay?   

“SAAN na namin mapapanood si Cardo Dalisay?” Ito ang tanong sa amin ng mga tagasubaybay ng “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” na pinagbibidahan ni Coco Martin. Umeere nu’ng Martes nang gabi ang serye ni Coco nang biglang mawalan ng signal ang CineMo sa TV Plus ng ABS-CBN.  Ito’y dahil nga sa cease and desist order ng National […] The post Sigaw ng fans ni Coco: Ano pang silbi ng TV kung wala si Cardo Dalisay?    appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Column: Johnson back to winning now after brief knee concern

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn't the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a two-shot lead in the final round of the Travelers Championship. It wasn't even the tee shot two holes later that was headed for the water until it landed softly enough to stay dry, even though his feet got wet hitting the next one. That's just golf. Good or bad, he moves on. No one has a shorter memory. What caused concern was his knee. Johnson missed three months at the end of last year recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair cartilage damage. He lost another three months when golf shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And then as he worked overtime getting ready to resume, the knee started acting up. He called his partner, Paulina Gretzky, on the Tuesday before the Colonial and said he was coming home. The next day the knee felt better, so he stuck it out and missed the cut. “I was nervous,” Johnson said Tuesday. “I had an MRI when I got home, and everything with my surgery had healed great. It was just a strained tendon.” Whether it was time away from golf and then an abundance of practice, Johnson isn't sure. “Obviously,” he said, “everything is better now.” Johnson won the Travelers Championship for his 22nd victory worldwide, ending a drought of 490 days that matched the longest of his career. It was more exciting than it needed to be, which often is the case with his entertaining brand of golf. After going out of bounds on the 13th, he answered with a 15-foot birdie putt and then got a rare break for him — Johnson's ledger remains heavily skewed toward misfortune on the course — when his ball stayed out of the water. One victory doesn't always signal he's on his way. One shot did it for Butch Harmon, his swing coach who was watching from Las Vegas. With a one-shot lead playing the 18th, Johnson smoked his driver 351 yards, setting up a flip wedge and two putts for the win. “He was leaking oil a little on the back nine,” Harmon said. “His bounce-back is incredible. But the key to me was knowing he had to drive it well on 18. I told him when I talked to him later, that was the part I appreciated the most. Yeah, that was just like Oakmont.” The drive on the daunting closing hole at Oakmont in Pennsylvania, reputed to be the toughest course in America, is what Johnson considers one of the signature shots of his career. It sealed his victory at the 2016 U.S. Open, which remains his only major title. Johnson turned 36 last week. There is still plenty of time to fix the one area of his resume that — with his talent — is sorely lacking. What also got Harmon's attention was where Johnson won. The TPC Riverland Highlands in Connecticut is a par 70 at 6,841 yards, hardly known as a course for big hitters. Johnson played the two par 5s in just 2 under for the week and still shot 19-under 261, his sixth straight victory with a score of 19 under or better. His 22 victories have come on 18 courses. He has won at sea level (Doral) and mile-high altitude (Mexico City). He has won on courses that reward power (Crooked Stick) and shot-making (Riviera). Pebble Beach; the TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee; Kapalua and Chapultepec in Mexico City are the only courses where he has won twice. Johnson wasn't aware of this. “I think it shows my game is suitable for any course,” he said. “I like a variety of golf courses. And a lot of these courses that I didn't like then, I've grown to like now.” He paused before adding with a laugh, “And I wasn't hitting it as straight.” If there are “horses for courses,” this might make him mostly a thoroughbred. He's not alone in that department, of course. Rory McIlroy, the current No. 1 player in golf, has won 26 times on 22 courses around the world, with his only repeat victories at Quail Hollow, TPC Boston and both courses in Dubai (Emirates and Jumeirah Estates). Ditto for Tiger Woods, even if it doesn't seem that way. Woods has eight victories at Torrey Pines, Firestone and Bay Hill. He has five victories at Augusta National, Muirfield Village and Cog Hill. They are among 19 courses where he has won multiple times. That's mainly because Woods wins a lot. Phil Mickelson has 47 wins worldwide on 25 courses, with multiple wins on 14 courses. “Being able to adapt is a huge deal, play on different golf courses,” Bryson DeChambeau said. “That's what I'm trying to learn how to do. I think that will happen down the road if I just keep playing good golf, but being able to adapt in different situations and play in different conditions, win everywhere, is pretty impressive." When he's on his game, when he's healthy, Johnson is as impressive as anyone. A winner again, he plans to spend two weeks at home in Florida before returning for the Memorial. He hasn't won there yet......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Donaire title bid awaits go-signal

There won’t be an interim fight for Nonito Donaire Jr. even as it’s still uncertain when he’ll tangle with WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France but Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer said yesterday he expects the much-awaited duel to finally happen in late September or October......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2020Related News

AMLC tells banks to update laundering prevention program

The Anti-Money Laundering Council yesterday reminded banks and financial institutions to update their relevant anti-money laundering policies and procedures, particularly the prompt reporting of suspicious transactions......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJun 30th, 2020Related News

Nikki Valdez galit na galit: Wag po tayo masyadong walang hiya, congressman! 

NIKKI Valdez showed her fierce side when she posted a strongly-worded aria against congressmen  who seem to give ABS-CBN a hard time for its franchise renewal. Kumalat sa Facebook ang aria ni Nikki na ipinost niya sa Twitter. “Paisa lang today ah bilang may panaka nakang signal! Wag po tayo masyadong walang hiya, congressman! Naturingan […] The post Nikki Valdez galit na galit: Wag po tayo masyadong walang hiya, congressman!  appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2020Related News

Shimura discharged from hospital, now 70% ‘recovered’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura has been discharged from the hospital, nine days since he announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. In an update on the Municipality of Daanbantayan’s Facebook page this Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020, Shimura is said to be “70 percent recovered.” Read: Shimura is 2nd Cebu mayor […] The post Shimura discharged from hospital, now 70% ‘recovered’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2020Related News

Consolacion logs 24 recoveries; town’s active cases down to 87

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Consolacion recorded this Monday, June 29, 2020, 24 patients that have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is the town’s highest number of recoveries in a day since the start of the pandemic. In its daily update, the municipal government of Consolacion reported that the bulk […] The post Consolacion logs 24 recoveries; town’s active cases down to 87 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 29th, 2020Related News

Cagayan niyanig ng magnitude 5.4 lindol

NIYANIG ng magnitude 5.4 lindol ang Cagayan kagabi. Sa ikatlong update na inilabas ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology naramdaman ang lindol alas-7:54 ng gabi. Ang epicenter ng lindol ay 34 kilometro sa kanluran ng Calayan. May lalim itong 29 kilometro. Nagdulot ito ng Intensity V sa Calayan, Cagayan. Intensity IV sa Adams, Bangui, […] The post Cagayan niyanig ng magnitude 5.4 lindol appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2020Related News

COVID-19 infections in Philippines near 35,000 with 738 new cases

(Update 1, 4:57 p.m.) This week saw 5,403 additional infections on top of the 29,400 recorded as of last Saturday — the most recorded in a single week so far......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2020Related News