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Fanged GAB to go after health protocol violators

The Games and Amusements Board will have more teeth in going after violators of strict health protocols among pro sports. GAB chairman Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra in his appearance in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum online session on Tuesday stressed that with the presence of an official Joint Administrative Order (JAO) the agency has the right to sanction any teams or players found guilty of breaching safety protocols in their respective leagues. “Since meron nang JAO and sa amin na ibinigay 'yung load, kami na ang mag-i-impose ng sanctions,” said the 50-year-old Mitra of the provision of the JAO signed by his office together with the Department of Health and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The sanctions of course, will always be done in coordination with top officials of the pro leagues that were already given the green light to resume workouts as in the case of basketball, football, and boxing under a General Community Quarantine (ECQ) status. “In case something happens and there may be violations, we will be there,” said Mitra. The National Capital Region (NCR) and other nearby provinces reverted back under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) on August 4 owing to the major surge of COVID-19 cases, prompting a delay in the resumption of team workouts among professional players. The GAB chairman also didn’t mince words against repeated violators, adding it has the right to cancel licenses of erring players or ball clubs. “Kung talagang paulit-ulit ay puwede sigurong suspendihin at eventually, kung talagang matigas ang ulo, tanggalan ng professional license. We can do that dahil meron na ring JAO,” Mitra said in the weekly forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart, with Upstream Media as the official webcast partner. Mitra commended both the PBA and PFL for policing their ranks and doing their job of having everybody on board in terms of understanding and abiding by the strict health guidelines as provided under JAO. He added the cooperation of every players and teams are needed for the plan to work out especially once teams begin their respective trainings. “So far yung mga leagues naman sila na mismo (ang kumikilos). Nau-unahan parati ang GAB, kasi kami we want to hear both sides, we want due process.  And we’re doing several things. Unlike ang PBA, nakatutok lang sa PBA, ang PFL nakatutok lang sa PFL,” said the son of the late House Speaker Ramon Mitra Jr. In the case of the Blackwater franchise, the GAB chairman said the team was only given stern warning by his office since the violations committed were done when JAO was yet in effect. Besides, the PBA already penalized the ballclub for P100,000. “The PBA already sanctioned them and GAB doesn’t want to really step on institutions. We always believe in self-regulation. Nandiyan lang kami kung kailangan ninyo kami,” said Mitra, a former member of the House of Representatives and Palawan governor. At the same time, he clarified that guidelines under JAO can be amended and revised from time to time, to adopt to the current situation of the country under the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 4th, 2020

Fewer violators caught as quarantine ordinance takes effect

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are fewer health protocol violators in Cebu City as the City Ordinance 2566 or the ordinance penalizing quarantine violators takes effect on August 16. This is the assessment of most of the Cebu City Police Office Police Station commanders of the 11 police stations in the city after only 5 […] The post Fewer violators caught as quarantine ordinance takes effect appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

PBA hopeful for 2020 return after getting practice green light

It's finally go time for the PBA. The league has received official approval to have all 12 of its teams start training even as the country deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Joint Administrative Order that allows the PBA teams to begin practice was released Monday. Officials who signed the order were Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham Mitra and Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. [Related: PBA, other pro sports cleared to resume training] The PBA is hopeful that this first step can lead to the eventual restart of the 2020 season. "Nagpapa-salamat ako sa gobyerno dahil napayagan na tayo mag-simula, meron ng JAO," Commissioner Willie Marcial said.  "Hopefully, dire-direcho na tayo," Marcial added. In anticipation of the order, the PBA has set its health guidelines for teams to start practices. [Related: PBA: Heavy fines await COVID-19 protocol violators] Each team will train by batch, with only up to six people inside the facility at a given time. The practice venue will then be disinfected before the next six people enter. PBA teams will also undergo regular COVID-19 testing. No test means no practice. Finally, PBA players are encouraged to practice the "closed circuit" method to limit their exposure to the coronavirus.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

DILG seeks clarification on arrest of quarantine violators

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is seeking clarification from Malacañang on President Duterte’s directive to arrest health protocol violators amid the congestion in jail facilities nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

PRO-7 to look for wider lockup cells for health protocol violators

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is planning to look for wider lockup cells that would be able to cater to individuals who will be arrested for violating health protocols here. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of PRO-7, said that they are doing this measure in line […] The post PRO-7 to look for wider lockup cells for health protocol violators appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

PBA: Heavy fines await COVID-19 protocol violators

The PBA is almost ready to start having teams practice once again ahead of a planned restart later this year. As part of the league's health protocols, all teams will be subject to COVID-19 testing before opening training by small batches. Once practice starts, players will also have to observe a closed-circuit method that will aim to limit their exposure to the coronavirus. Players will be limited to travel from their respective homes to practice facilities and back. Their other travel concerns, like when going out for essentials, will be documented as well. "Ang players, bahay-sasakyan-gym," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said on the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum Tuesday. "Kung lalabas ka naman, bibili ka sa supermarket o drugstores, hindi naman maiiwasan, kailangan sabihin mo. May log kami araw-araw. Itong araw na ito nasaan ka? Bahay lang. Nitong araw na to saan ka? Practice lang or wherever, sabihin mo. May protocol," he added. The established PBA COVID-19 protocols are for strict compliance. [Related: PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game under quarantine] Players will be subject to fines if they are proven guilty of violating the said protocols and penalties will be doubled for repeat offenses. "Pag hindi ka nagsabi at nalaman namin na nag-sinungaling ka, first offense ang players is P5,000 tapos dagdag ulit, dodoble," Marcial said on the fine for violating the closed-circuit method. "Sa protocols sa practice, sinabihan ka na ng safety officer na bawal, sumuway ka, P20,000 dahil nilabag mo yung protocol sa practice," the Commissioner added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Protocol breaches to be penalized

The PBA is poised to penalize violators of the health and safety protocols of their training restart, particularly the current ban on scrimmages......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

Events attended by Pacquiao, Roque probed for protocol violations

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año vowed to investigate two mass gatherings – one in Batangas, attended by Sen. Manny Pacquiao, and another in Cebu, graced by presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. – for possible health and safety violations that have peeved netizens......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Greenhills ininspeksyon sa health protocol

Muling binisita ni San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora ang mga tiangge sa loob ng Greenhills Shopping Mall para magpaalala sa mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng mga health protocol para sa kaligtasan ng mga mamimili kasabay ng pagpapailaw ng Tree of Hope. The post Greenhills ininspeksyon sa health protocol first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

DOH probes text blast on Christmas party protocol

The health official, instead, warned that holding and attending Christmas gatherings may increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

CCPO issues stern warning vs bars, quarantine violators

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Cebu City establishments which continue to violate health protocols especially those that serve liquors will be appropriately charged. This was the warning of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) at the launching of “Oplan Bulabog” which will conduct surprise inspections on establishments to make sure that they are following health protocols […] The post CCPO issues stern warning vs bars, quarantine violators appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

IN PHOTOS: CCPO round up 125 quarantine violators

CEBU CITY, Philippines- They learned their lessons the hard way. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and the city’s COVID Action Team rounded up a total of 125 individuals during the start of the implementation of “Oplan Bulabog” Friday night, November 13, 2020, and until Saturday dawn, November 14, 2020, for the violation of health […] The post IN PHOTOS: CCPO round up 125 quarantine violators appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

No ID NO Entry

In response to the spike of positive cases of covid-19 at seventy-one (71), with 19 positive cases as reported by the Provincial Health Office Governor Joseph C. Cua issued Executive Order No. 044 titled, “Establishing Protocol Regarding Entry of Persons in Establishments” on September 18, 2020.          The said E.O. was issued in response to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Lotlot balik CBN, bumilib sa istriktong health protocol sa taping: Walang laro-laro sa set

BALIK-KAPAMILYA uli si Lotlot de Leon para sa teleseryeng “Walang Hanggang Paalam” bilang ina ng karakter ni Angelica Panganiban. Taon ang binilang bago tumanggap uli ng project si Lotlot sa ABS-CBN dahil siguro kapag inaalok ay palaging may show pa siya sa GMA. Ang “Walang Hanggang Paalam” ay inalok na sa aktres noon pang nakaraang […] The post Lotlot balik CBN, bumilib sa istriktong health protocol sa taping: Walang laro-laro sa set appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Pagsailalim ng Metro Manila sa MGCQ, hindi imposible – Palasyo

Hindi imposible na isailalim sa modified general community quarantine ang Metro Manila. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, ito ay dahil sa pababa na ang kaso ng mga tinatamaan ng COVID-19. Pero paalala ni Roque sa publiko, huwag pa ring kalimutan ang mga health protocol na itinakda ng pamahalaan. Halimbawa na ang pagsusuot ng face […] The post Pagsailalim ng Metro Manila sa MGCQ, hindi imposible – Palasyo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

P5k fine, jail term await tourism protocol violators in Cebu province

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fine not exceeding P5,000 or one-year imprisonment, or both, await persons who would be found violating the protocols set for the tourism operations in Cebu province. This is after the Provincial Board on Monday, September 28, 2020, approved in third reading an ordinance adopting the tourism operation protocols in the […] The post P5k fine, jail term await tourism protocol violators in Cebu province appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

DOT: Mga turista sa Boracay maging responsable

Hinikayat ng Department of Tourisim (DOT) ang lahat ng mga turista na pupunta sa isla ng Boracay na sumunod sa ipinatutupad na health protocol upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19. The post DOT: Mga turista sa Boracay maging responsable first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

347 MGCQ violators around Cebu in a week – CPPO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For this week, a total of 347 modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) protocol violators were apprehended by the the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO). In an interview with reporters this afternoon, September 27, 2020, Police Colonel Aladdin Collado, new director of CPPO, said that the violators slightly increased as they tightened […] The post 347 MGCQ violators around Cebu in a week – CPPO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Quezon City police round up 95 quarantine violators in local resto-bar

Quezon City police arrested 95 people early Saturday morning for violating the city's quarantine and health protocols at a resto-bar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Alabang Country Club faces possible sanctions

Serious penalties may be handed to officials of the Alabang Country Club and Club 515 for health and safety protocol violations......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Local Roundup: & bull; Virus cases inch closer to 300k & bull; Protocol breach

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines surged to 296,755 on Thursday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 2,180 new infections, marking the third consecutive day in which less than 3,000 new cases were reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020