Amid the renewed upsurge in COVID-19 infection in the NCR Plus bubble that is also the center of business and industrial activity, the government seems unable to come up with the right combination of measures that will balance both economic and health imperatives.
Just before the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed anew last March 29, Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua flagged in a Palace briefing that imposing stricter measures than the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) that was then in force would further exacerbate two main pain points: Hunger and unemployment.
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PBA commish confirms Thirdy explanatory letter
Thirdy Ravena has sent a letter to the PBA a day after the issue surrounding the league’s “draft dodger” rule which resurfaced when he signed a multi-year extension with the Sanen Neophoenix of Japan’s B.League.
Jericho Preps Up For Guam
NLEX guard Jericho Cruz is currently in the United States to take part in Guam’s training camp for next month’s third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.
Eid'l Fitr Observance: Looking Beyond The Pandemic
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San Juan Starts Inoculation Of Residents Using Pfizer Vaccines
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2 New River Drives Opened In Las Pinas
Las Pinas City inaugurated on May 5 two new River Drives which are designed to shorten travel time and ease traffic in the city’s major thoroughfares.
With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts
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Thirdy signs extension with San-en NeoPhoenix
It will be year two for Thirdy Ravena with the San-en NeoPhoenix.
Sister cops: Meet Iloilo's Super Six
None of it was planned, but all six sisters of the Guelos family from the small town of Zarraga in Iloilo province became police officers.
Renew, revitalize labor sector hard-hit by COVID-19
It has been nearly two years since the labor sector enjoyed prime time attention. That was when President Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Act passed by Congress in answer to the clamor for ending “abusive” practices in labor-only contracting — popularly known as endo — that was a hot issue in the 2016 presidential election campaign.
19 teams sign up for Mumbaki Cup
Subic, Clark eyed as possible venue – Duremdes
One more week of ECQ
With a running average of 12,000 cases recorded daily, President Duterte approved last night the recommendation of the government task force against COVID-19 to extend by another week, until April 11, the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Rizal.
New infections hit 10,016
ECQ may be extended
Manila hospitals buckle as virus cases rise
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Hamstrung by the lockdown, some of the country’s most sought-after photographers find creativity even in the mundane details of everyday life