KUWTT: Lower Alert Level for NCR Looms | January 27, 2022

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LIS: Lower Alert Level for NCR Looms

WITH the number of new Covid-19 cases steadily declining, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is considering lowering the coronavirus alert level in the National Capital Region (NCR ). The task force will meet today, January 27, to review the growth rate of Covid-19 and hospital bed utilization in Metro Manila over the past two weeks to determine whether it is safe to lower the region’s alert level to 2 from 3 currently by early February, Acting Palace Spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles said in an interview with CNN Philippines. Wednesday. On Wednesday, the country reported 15,789 new cases of Covid-19, up from 17,677 cases last Tuesday. The IATF is also monitoring the Covid-19 situation in 22 areas where cases remain high.

READ: POC affirms Juico’s persona non grata status

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Wednesday declared persona non grata the president of the Philippine Athletics Association (Patafa), Philip Ella Juico, who was embroiled in a bitter argument with pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ”. Obiena. The committee decided to accept the recommendation of its ethics committee to sanction Juico at a general meeting. Thirty-six of the 54 members of the CEP voted for the recommendation of the ethics committee. National sports associations representing wushu, weightlifting, squash, hockey and athletics voted against, while associations representing netball, dance sports and the IOC representative abstained. Ten POC members did not vote, but the two members of the Athletes’ Commission – Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting and Jessie Lacuna of swimming – voted in favor of the resolution.

READ: Ka Leody offers a new brand of governance

PRESIDENTIAL candidate and labor leader Leodegario “Ka Leody” de Guzman has pledged to put the needs of workers, farmers and fishers first in a new type of governance if elected. Speaking on the show “Bakit Ikaw? pricing and climate change — in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. He said better industries must be established if the economy is to thrive. He suggested utilizing and financing the agriculture and fisheries sector in the countryside and treating it as the foundation of the economy.

READ: Forum Times to feel the pulse of the PH logistics industry

The country’s logistics industry expects to rebound this year after collapsing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outlook for the sector will be discussed in-depth by its players on the Manila Times online forum, “The PH Logistics Industry is Evolving at Scale: Industry Outlook for 2022 and Beyond,” at 10 a.m. today. today. It will be broadcast live on The Times’ Facebook, YouTube and Dailymotion accounts. Guest speakers are Norman Fulgencio, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philippine Postal Corp., and Sheila Lobien, CEO of Lobien Realty Group Inc.

In the business,

READ: Q3 GDP growth adjusted to 6.9%

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the third quarter of 2021 has been revised down to 6.9% from 7.1% previously, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday. The net primary incomes of the rest of the world recorded an upward revision from -52.3% to -50.6%. The growth rate of gross national income in the third quarter of 2021, however, recorded a downward revision from 2.8% to 2.7%. The PSA is expected to release official GDP growth data for the fourth quarter and full year 2021 today.

head sports

READ: Lakers conquer Nets as Davis returns

NEW YORK: LeBron James welcomed Anthony Davis back with a lob pass for the game’s first field goal, then turned to his own offense to score 33 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 106-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Davis had eight points in 25 minutes after missing 17 games with a sprained left knee and the Lakers had good nights on the bench of Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony. James Harden had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in an impressive follow-up to his solid game in Los Angeles when the Nets won there on Christmas.

READ: Collins blasts Cornet to reach AO semis

Danielle Collins qualified for the Australian Open (AO) last four on Wednesday to match her 2019 achievement and shatter French veteran Alize Cornet’s dream of making a first Grand Slam semi-final. The USA’s 27th seed weathered an intense 7-5, 6-1 clash in sweltering temperatures at Rod Laver Arena to continue her resurgence after surgery last year. She will face Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek or Estonian veteran Kaia Kanepi for a place in the final.

READ: Opinion and editorial

In its op-ed, the Manila Times asks the Philippines’ health and policy experts whether they’re in government or not: Once the country’s vaccination campaign is over, what happens next? Read the full version in the newspaper’s Opinion section or listen to The Voice of The Times. Featured columnists include Antonio Contreras, Yen Makabenta and Edcel Lagman. Contreras talks about the implosion of democracy; Makabenta on elections as a marketplace of ideas; and Lagman on the implications of Novak’s lack of a vacuum cleaner, referring to top tennis player Novak Djokovic who couldn’t play at this year’s Australian Open because he wasn’t vaccinated against Covid-19.

These are the Top Stories for Thursday, January 27, 2022.

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This is the report by Christian Crow Maghanoy.

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