“If you don’t have time, you won’t die” – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte believes a person will not die if he does not have time.

In his address to the 2020 General Assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LPM), the President spoke about the issue of COVID-19 and how wealthy nations are working to develop a vaccine.

The President said the death was a “destiny” of the people and that it had nothing to do with shaking hands to prevent the virus from spreading.

In fact, even if a million people are citizens if it is not a person’s time, it will not die.

“But if you haven’t reached the vaccine that is really your destiny. You can’t take that handshake-handshake anymore. Even if you go for five million handshakes there, ‘if you don’t have time, you don’t really have time. That’s it, ”the President said.

The President also believes that a COVID-19 vaccine is available.

He also believes that what is happening in the world today where many die is part of the “cleansing.”

It shares what he experienced when he was in elementary school when many died from the Bubonic plague.

President Duterte first challenged the Presidential Security Group’s protocol that prohibits citizens from holding or holding hands to ensure that they are not infected by a virus.

Lockdown is mandatory in high-risk areas

MANILA, Philippines – A lockdown has been implemented in high risk areas as a result of the dangerous and dangerous eruption of the Taal volcano in Batangas.

This means that only authorized government officials and staff can enter the town.

Brig. Gen. Marceliano “Kit” Teofilo, Taal Task Group Commander said this is to protect residents in affected areas specifically in the declared 14-km radius danger zone.

The lockdown also aims to prevent looters from looting or robbing homeless homes.

These include the towns of Talisay, Agoncillo, San Nicolas, all of which are in high risk danger zones that have been extended to the cities of Balete, Lemery and Laurel affected by severe ashfall.

According to Teofilo, some residents despite evacuation centers are still returning to their homes to check and clean their homes, get some equipment and return their lost pets.

Batangas Provincial Police Office (PPO) Director of Police Colonel Edwin Quilates said they have set up a checkpoint to block evacuees from returning.

Joey Sarte Salceda comments on Memo Circular 2020-036

MANILA, Philippines – Rep. Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda says that the ‘Memo Circular’ of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is “rich, oppressive to the poor.”

In the House Resolution 748 he presented to the House Transportation Committee, Salceda requested that the DILG retract its Memo Circular 2020-036 which he considered “unfair and inadequate to any standard of reasoning, logically based on data, ‘socio- economic justice ‘and’ local autonomy. ‘”

According to Salceda, tricycles pay ‘road users tax’ worth P1.2 billion annually, ‘excise tax’ and VAT on gasoline which also reaches P52 billion annually which forms part of the Department of Budget’s large budget. Public Works and Highways (DPWH) worth nearly P650 billion.

In a report by the World Health Organization and Land Transportation Office in 2017, Salceda noted that riding a tricycle is safer than any other vehicle.

“Of the 7,023,529 registered tricycles and motorcycles, 5,970 died in accidents equal to 0.085%, but of the registered 3,994,326 other vehicles, 11,264 were reported in accidents equal to 0.282%,” he said.

Merchants will be evacuated to Divisoria in preparation of Sto. Niño Festival

MANILA, Philippines – Shoppers will not be selling on the streets of Divisoria on Friday as preparations are being made for the Santo Niño Festival.

The news was confirmed by Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in an interview with DZMM on Wednesday.

“Off-limits” will be on the business front in the coming days along Recto, Ylaya-Tondo and Candelaria from 17th to 19th January.

“The city of Manila will need that area for the feast of Sto. This morning,” he said.

“It’s because of that, when it’s five o’clock in the morning, we need flushing.”

It can be re-ban also Domagoso merchants in Divisoria its November 2019 after a glimpse of surprise inspections by the mountain of garbage in St. Ylaya

The Kadamay-Metro Manila group and an urban planner have previously broken the habits of the City of Manila when it comes to evacuating merchandise, something that is extremely affecting the livelihood of the poor.

“Amidst the festivities and ongoing media coverage, there is limited discussion on the sentiment of affected street vendors on the impact of clearing operations on their insecure employment,” he said. Redento Recio in English.

Nevertheless, the mayor denies that he is in a bad mood.

The mayor explained that they will carry out the flushing to prevent the overflow of products during the festival.

“What is that, there is meat, fish, vegetables, that is on the road, so every morning of our lives, we’re dealing with it every day,” he said.

Fruit and vegetable hit by Taal ashfall ‘safe to eat’

The Department of Health has confirmed that it is safe to eat fruits and vegetables that have been covered with ash from the eruption of the Taal Volcano.

This is what Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo shared with the media on Wednesday at the Palace.

“The vegetables that were once fruit were covered with ashes just to wash them well and clean, they could eat them,” Domingo explained in a press briefing.

Domingo said after the Department of Agriculture recorded P578 million in agricultural damage caused by volcanic eruptions from Batangas.

Among the 2,772 hectares affected are rice, coffee, cacaoo, banana and other high-value crops.

Unlike animals, toxins do not absorb plants from Taal’s volcanic ash.

The DOH had previously warned about buying and eating fish caught from Lake Taal and Batangas, something that could be the cause of food poisoning.

The lake is one of the sources of fish such as tilapia and endangered herring.

“Definitely we have advisors who are all coming to the Taal and Batangas area, really, no one is buying,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Ma. Francia Laxamana yesterday.

“We cannot expect the safety of our people.”

Nonetheless, some Tanauan, Batangas insists that fish caught from the lake are safe from poison.

For residents like “Rebecca,” it is advisable to check the Taal’s water first before claiming it is sulfuric.

“Our fish is fresh … it’s safe to eat,” he told News5 about the tilapia in the area.

“Since yesterday, so far, we only used fish for fish … Just roast fish because we have no stores.”