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34 COVID-positive cops set for transfer to Cremdec building in Brgy Taptap

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 34 policemen who tested positive for the coronavirus disease are due for transfer to the Cebu City Resource Management and Development Center (Cremdec) building that is located in Barangay Taptap later today, May 31, 2020, where they will undergo quarantine. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of […] The post 34 COVID-positive cops set for transfer to Cremdec building in Brgy Taptap appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News2 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Talisay in GCQ: Market skeds to go on; free rides no more

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Market schedules will still be observed but free rides and “Stay-at-home Sundays” will end for Talisay City as it shifts to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday, June 1, 2020. In an update at noon on Sunday, May 31, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas said the city would abide by […] The post Talisay in GCQ: Market skeds to go on; free rides no more appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Mandaue to public: Be extra cautious as city goes into GCQ starting June 1

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— As Mandaue City officially downgrades in quarantine category from enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine on Monday, June 1, 2020, the city government has posted some guidelines that would best help Mandauehanons in this new set-up. The Mandaue City Public Information Office Facebook page posted on Sunday, May 31, 2020, […] The post Mandaue to public: Be extra cautious as city goes into GCQ starting June 1 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they re banned from MLB

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best buds. The Philly furball was tucked in with a bedtime story from Bryce Harper. Andrew McCutchen and manager Joe Girardi stopped by as guest readers to entertain fans and unite the Phillies community. But should the Phillies play ball this year, well, the book will close on the Phanatic. MLB wants to ban the birds -- sorry, Pirate Parrot -- and Bernie Brewer, Blooper, Bernie the Marlin, heck, all costumed creatures great and small from the ballpark this season. Firebird, Paws, the Oriole Bird, all face extinction -- at least this season, should baseball resume. Not even a muzzle on Mr. Met or a mask on Mariner Moose would help the cause. Gasp! Baseball’s furriest and funniest fans are forbidden from entering a ballpark. And that’s not cool. “Every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun,” mascot guru Dave Raymond said. Raymond should know as well as any performer, as the first person to take on the 6-foot-6, 300-pound, 90-inch waist frame of the Phanatic. He’s since become a mascot consultant to the stars and helped create, brand and train the next generation of hundreds of stadium characters. Mascots are as much a ballpark staple as hot dogs and the long ball, and each fuzzy fist bump or chance concourse encounter hooks the youngest fans on the game. As baseball prepares for a summer slate without fans, Raymond wonders: What’s a game without a mascot? “You don’t have to convince me of that,” Raymond said. “It’s the powers that be that don’t understand that simple truth.” There’s already a blueprint MLB could follow that explains why mascots fit in barren ballparks. Take a look across the globe. Mascots remained a staple of baseball games in Taiwan and the KBO League in South Korea. American fans who stayed up late (or is it, woke up early?) to watch KBO games on ESPN were mesmerized by mascots gone wild in empty stadiums. The LG Twins mascots -- twin robot boys named Lucky and Star -- wore masks. So did cheerleaders and a drum section that provided the soundtrack for an otherwise dreary atmosphere. The Chinese Professional Baseball League barred spectators over concerns of spreading the new coronavirus in a crowded space, but the league decided it was safe to let in cheerleaders and costumed mascots. “This is the most important time to leverage fun, when people are sick and dying and dealing with the brutality of life,” Raymond said. “That is the time that you find a way to distract people and entertain them.” Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist Rob Tornoe drew the Phanatic (wearing a mask) sitting atop the dugout with his phone and on hold with the unemployment office. “This is life or death now for a lot of characters, a lot of performers,” former Timberwolves mascot Jon Cudo said. It’s not that dire for most MLB performers who often have other duties within the organization or remained active in the community with food drives, firetruck parades or other feel-good efforts during the pandemic. Raymond had former and current mascots, including Cudo, join this week on his webinar, “What The Heck Should My Mascot Do Now?” The best suggestion to stay connected with fans -- with the ATV temporarily parked -- is engaging through social content. Mascot Mania has gone wild on Instagram and TikTok. Mr. Met cleans windows. D. Baxter the Bobcat taught crosswalk safety. Wally the Green Monster records virtual messages for charity. Then again, mascots have problems just like us: Who gives the Phanatic a trim during quarantine? “The Phanatic doesn’t need to get his hair cut,” Raymond said. “It’s actually a positive when it gets unkempt and long.” The Phanatic already underwent one makeover this year — his new look features flightless feathers rather than fur-colored arms, stars outlining the eyes, a larger posterior and a powder blue tail, blue socks with red shoes, plus a set of scales under the arms — because of a lawsuit filed against the team by the creators of the original Phanatic. The creators threatened to terminate the Phillies’ rights to the Phanatic as of June 15 and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. Mascots were lumped in with other baseball traditions that would be weeded out under a 2020 proposal. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps and bat boys and girls. “I don’t know of anybody who bought season tickets to watch the bat boy,” Raymond said. “But you can say that in spades for the mascots. We’d be losing one of the draws that brings in people beyond the statistic nerds.” Plus, any fan who attended a Phillies game in the late 1990s at Veterans Stadium knows the Phanatic can play in an empty ballpark. Mascots just want to honk, honk, honk for the home team and they do care if they ever get back. “I’m just imploring them to value the character brands,” Raymond said. “There is a safe way for you to have fun, and frankly, fun is the most important thing you can invest in right now.”.....»»

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Tempo 31 May 2020, Sunday issue

Tempo 31 May 2020, Sunday issue.....»»

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Ynez Veneracion, ingat na ingat sa bagong jowa

Manila, Philippines – May 21, 2020 nang madaling araw, nang pinalitan ni Ynez Veneracion ang kanyang status sa kanyang FB account at ginawa itong “in a relationship”. Naka-tag sa kanyang post ang kanyang ka-“in a relationship” na si Bryan Recto. Ni-like at pinusuan ito ng maraming friends ni Ynez sa in and out of showbiz […] The post Ynez Veneracion, ingat na ingat sa bagong jowa appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: News12 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

PSC cuts athletes’, coaches’ allowances by 50 percent

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will reduce the allowances of national athletes and coaches by 50 percent beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. PSC Chairman William Ramirez said “this action was taken in order to sustain the granting of allowances until December 2020.” The National Sports Development Fund […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News14 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Private schools, forgotten partners in PH education

With June — the traditional month for the opening of classes — just a day away, education has risen to the top of national discourse. Since March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the public agenda. And since then, classes have been suspended, as part of quarantine protocols. With the coronavirus disease 2019 threat lingering, […].....»»

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Barangay Tangke has now 17 COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Tangke in Talisay City has now 17 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after another case was recorded on May 30, 2020. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said the 80-year-old female from the barangay was brought to Talisay District Hospital a week ago and was admitted on the […] The post Barangay Tangke has now 17 COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News15 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Lapu-Lapu has 2 more COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Lapu-Lapu City has recorded two new cases as of Saturday evening, May 30, 2020.  This was posted by Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on his Facebook page.  The two new cases are from barangay Mactan and Subabasbas.  Both patients are now being escorted by the city’s Disaster Risk Reducation Management Office […] The post Lapu-Lapu has 2 more COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu City now has 2,202 cases of COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — May 2020 is almost ending and Cebu City now has 2,202 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), keeping its spot as the single local government unit (LGU) with the highest number of cases. This comes two days before the city will downgrade to a general community quarantine. On May 30, […] The post Cebu City now has 2,202 cases of COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Checkpoint cops told: Strictly implement checking of documents

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Cebu province is set to transition from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine on Monday, June 1, 2020, policemen in the province manning border checkpoints are reminded to strictlly implement the checking of documents of people on vehicles especially politicians or government agencies. Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, Cebu […] The post Checkpoint cops told: Strictly implement checking of documents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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14 inmates, 3 others are Mandaue City’s new COVID cases

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Inmates of the Mandaue City Jail made up the majority of the 17 new COVID-19 patients in Mandaue City as of 9 p.m. today, May 30, 2020. According to the Mandaue City Public Information Office in a Facebook post, 14 inmates were among the city’s 17 new COVID-19 positive cases […] The post 14 inmates, 3 others are Mandaue City’s new COVID cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Three-year-old boy drowns in Alcantara spring

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A three-year-old boy from Barangay Manga in Alcantara, Cebu, was found dead in a spring on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. Police Chief Master Sergeant Jeremias Elardo of Alcantara Police Station said that the mother of the boy was the one who found the body of her child hours after she […] The post Three-year-old boy drowns in Alcantara spring appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Alternative working arrangement sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno

MAAARI pa ring magpatupad ng alternative working arrangement ang mga ahensya ng gobyerno kapag ipinatupad na ang General Community Quarantine sa iba’t ibang lugar gaya ng National Capital Region. Ayon sa Civil Service Commission maaari pa ring gamitin ang alternatibong work arrangement sa ilalim ng CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020. Ang mga ito […] The post Alternative working arrangement sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno appeared first on Bandera......»»

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USCIS to start reopening around June 4, 2020

USCIS recently announced that it is preparing to reopen some of its offices and resume naturalization ceremonies and adjustment interviews on or after June 4, 2020......»»

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Tiffany & Co. debuts new T collection: Tiffany T1

Based on the concept of extraordinary jewelry that can be worn every day, these exclusive rose gold and diamond designs launched in April 2020......»»

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Nat’l athletes, coaches get 20% discount on goods, services

National athletes and coaches can now avail of 20 percent discount on goods and services. The Philippine Sports Commission in a board meeting on Friday announced that the 20 percent discount for athletes and coaches, a provision in RA 10699, will finally be implemented as BIR issued Revenue Regulation 13-2020, dated May 27. “We have been looking forward to this and we are thankful that our athletes and coaches will finally enjoy the privilege they deserve,” said PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez. The PSC has been working on the implementation of this privilege for a long time and have made headway with the help of the BIR last year. Effectivity of the privilege will be 15 days after publication in the official gazette or any two nationally-circulated newspapers. National athletes and coaches will also receive booklets aside from identification cards in order for beneficiaries to avail the said discounts, much like the booklet and ID being issued to senior citizens.  PSC is now having the booklets prepared. Members of the national team have already been issued their IDs. Discounts shall be applied to food, medicine, recreation centers, hotels, and lodging establishments and sports equipment purchases. BUDGET CUT While the discount privilege is welcome news, the Board also tackled belt-tightening measures with much of the government’s finances diverted to address the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The board and senior officers of the agency decided to implement a 50% reduction on allowances of athletes and coaches starting June 1 (to be remitted in July). The decision came following the diminished finances from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), from which the allowances are taken, because of the health crisis. The board said that this action was taken in order to sustain the granting of allowances until December 2020. “This is a hard decision to make, but one that needed to be done so we can continue caring for our athletes longer,” said Ramirez, who assured that the allowances will be restored to the present rate once the NSDF reaches a comfortable level. Last month the country’s sport department in order to cut back on expenses and reserve the remaining resources to continue its commitment to providing the allowances of athletes and coaches, discontinued contracts of sports coordinators, consultants, and JO staff......»»

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Chan: No major problems since start of Lapu-Lapu GCQ

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Lapu-Lapu City has been under the general community quarantine (GCQ) since May 16, 2020 until June 15, 2020, according to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). With this, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he was pleased with the decision so that they would still […] The post Chan: No major problems since start of Lapu-Lapu GCQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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

34 more recovered patients in Cebu City released from isolation center

CEBU City, Philippines — More recovered patients of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been released from the isolation center in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City. At least 34 asymptomatic patients from Barangay Tejero,, who were isolated at the Tejero Elementary School for more than three weeks, went home on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. The […] The post 34 more recovered patients in Cebu City released from isolation center appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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