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GCQ no reason to relax travel restrictions–PNP

“Nonessential” travel across borders of towns and provinces may still not be allowed, even under the general community quarantine (GCQ), a top police official said on Friday. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, said the public should not take the GCQ to mean free movement, as he warned […] The post GCQ no reason to relax travel restrictions–PNP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 30th, 2020

Mark Sangiao pleased to see Team Lakay wards maintain fitness even during quarantine

With Baguio City beginning to ease up on quarantine restrictions, it’s only a matter of time before gyms begin to open back up, something that Filipino martial arts stable Team Lakay is eagerly looking forward to. Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao has stressed the importance of being able to return to the gym for proper training, but he’s pleased to see that even during the two-month period that the whole of Luzon was under Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his wards had maintained their commitment to staying fit and in tip-top shape. “The good thing about it is that they stayed locked-in and never really relaxed, even though we’re in a quarantine period,” Sangiao expressed. Given that at home, it’s easy to be lazy and blow off training, the level of commitment that these champion athletes is indeed commendable. “Their fitness levels are very good. I am happy they did their part as athletes during ECQ and they were even posting home workouts on social media,” Sangiao added. Even more impressive is that some of them were able to find creative ways to stay in peak condition. Take for example ONE featherweight contender Edward ‘The Ferocious’ Kelly, who channeled his inner McGyver to create training tools from scrap, while former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario went even further up north in order to continue his outdoor runs. Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio and former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon were fortunate enough to be neighbors, so they were able to train with each other during the lockdown. While Baguio has already transitioned into General Community Quarantine, there are still some restrictions in place, that’s why Pacio and other members of the famed Filipino stable decided to move into the gym for the time being. “Joshua and the others are already living here in the gym, in-house,” Sangiao shared. “Joshua decided to stay here, so he does not have to go out often. On the other hand, we go here two to three times a week.” Even with the time off from proper training in the gym, Sangiao noted that there were no signs of rust. “They look like they did not miss a beat because they were disciplined during the quarantine.” With ONE Championship postponing their events for May and with no timetable yet for the events to resume, Sangiao isn’t sure when competition will resume for Team Lakay. Still, there’s no reason to relax. “The plan now is to build up again, train hard, and refocus. As much as possible, we want to pick up where we left off,” Sangiao said.  “I think in one month, they’ll be in competition shape,” he concluded......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Trump, on 1st death from virus in US: ‘No reason to panic”

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Seeking to reassure the American public, President Donald Trump said Saturday there was “no reason to panic” as the new coronavirus claimed its first victim inside the United States. The White House also announced new restrictions on international travel to prevent its spread. Trump, speaking only moments after the death in Washington state […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Palace: Safety of Filipinos, not politics, reason for Taiwan s inclusion in COVID-19 travel ban

Presidential spokesperson denied that Taiwan’s inclusion to the travel restrictions was due to the so-called “one China” policy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Restrictions on travel abroad lifted, protocols set

The government has allowed Filipinos to resume non-essential travels abroad but imposed certain conditions to ensure their safety and health amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Malacanang said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Sans foreign visitors due to COVID-19, tourism receipts dive in June

The total estimated inbound revenue declined by 66.66% billion during the first six months of the year as the country maintains the COVID-19 travel restrictions, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

Beijing lifts restrictions

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Beijing has contained transmission of a new coronavirus outbreak and will lift travel restrictions on most residents at midnight, city authorities said Friday, weeks after a new wave of infections broke out in the Chinese capital. All people living in areas of the city considered “low risk” may leave Beijing without […] The post Beijing lifts restrictions appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

The pandemic threat to travel

I really wouldn’t do it unless you have a very good reason......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

PCCI wants government t to ease restrictions on air travel

The largest business organization in the country is urging the government to heed the call of airline operators to ease international and local business travel restrictions as such would benefit even small and medium enterprises......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

PCCI wants government to ease restrictions on air travel

The largest business organization in the country is urging the government to heed the call of airline operators to ease international and local business travel restrictions as such would benefit even small and medium enterprises......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

DOT expects tourism establishments to reopen shortly

The Department of Tourism expects more tourism establishments to reopen soon as local government units outside Metro Manila and Cebu began easing travel restrictions as they transition to modified general community quarantine......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six countries have so far lifted their border restrictions on Filipinos arriving from the Philippines, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA on Sunday said Filipinos leaving for essential travel would be allowed to enter 26 countries, including the United States of America, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and […] The post Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Nations starting to ease COVID-19 restrictions

  SOME nations around the world are now beginning to relax the restrictions they imposed on their people when COVID-19 emerged as a major threat around March this year. All 50 states of the United States have now ended their lockdowns, allowing people to gather once more in parks and beaches. US President Donald Trump […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

MLS teams arriving in Florida, tournament schedule set

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Major League Soccer will open its World Cup-style return tournament in Florida on July 8 with a double header. Orlando City will play expansion Inter Miami in the first match, followed by a game between the Chicago Fire and Nashville SC. The games will be the first time the league has been in action since play was shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus. The all-Florida opener is a nod to the tournament’s host state. All games will be played without fans in attendance at the sports complex at Walt Disney World. The league released the schedule Wednesday, the first day teams could arrive at the complex near Orlando for the tournament. The San Jose Earthquakes, who were limited in practice by local restrictions, were the first team to travel to Florida. Earthquakes players will be tested upon arrival and then quarantined for 24 hours while awaiting the results. MLS will be the second pro team league in the United States to return to the field. The National Women’s Soccer League will play a tournament in Utah starting Saturday. The 26 MLS teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament, which will be played over 16 consecutive days. Group matches will count toward the regular-season standings. Among the highlights of the group stage is a match between the LA Galaxy and LAFC on July 18, and a Canadian rivalry match between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC on July 15. The defending champion Seattle Sounders open play against the Earthquakes on July 10. Sixteen teams will advance to the knockout round, with the winner of the title game on Aug. 11 earning a spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. The teams and select staff members will be sequestered during the tournament at two Disney resorts for the duration of the tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

Staying positive amid quarantine life

If there is one trait that Filipinos are known for, then that is our ability to stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Whether it be braving a typhoon or taking long, stressful hours of travel due to traffic congestion, we can always find a reason to smile and ways to get by with any challenge.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

PH Looks at ‘Travel Bubble’ Once Tourism Resumes

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at introducing travel corridors or the so-called “travel bubble” once restrictions have relaxed and protocols are in place. These corridors would allow the reopening of Philippine destinations with zero coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases to foreign tourists from infection-free nations, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. “Travel bubble is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

Virus-hit Asian Tour to restart in September after six-month gap

The Asian Tour announced on Sunday plans to restart its coronavirus-ravaged season in September after a six-month suspension, but players may have to travel alone despite restrictions beginning to ease across the world's most populous continent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

PAL booked P10.7-b loss in the first quarter of 2020

PAL Holdings Inc., operator of Philippine Airlines and PAL Express, said on Friday losses in the first quarter of the year as operations were severely affected by worldwide travel restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Inbound tourism revenue falls 61 % to P81 billion in 5 months

The estimated reverse inbound tourism further plunged 60.56 percent to P81.05 billion in the five months to May due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the chief of the Department of Tourism said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Valenzuela City all set for GCQ

While travel restrictions have been relaxed for residents of Metro Manila which transitioned from modified enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine (GCQ) Monday, 1 June, Valenzuela City made it sure that all government offices and buildings in the city are prepared to operate under the “new normal.” Among the major changes in city include […] The post Valenzuela City all set for GCQ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Stop spreading fake news, BI tells public

   The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has appealed to the public to stop spreading fake news about arriving aliens despite the ongoing travel restrictions. The call follows a viral post on social media that a flight from Wuhan, China, the original source of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has landed the other day in Manila. The post, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020