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Opinion: Mga mahimo atol sa ‘quarantine’

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The accidental PPE makers BY IAN RAY GARCIA

AT THE FOREFRONT of the fight against Covid-19 are our healthcare workers and other frontliners constantly facing the hazard of infection in various hospitals across the country. With the surge of Covid-19 positive patients, our health workers are certainly outnumbered. Their constant exposure to the said patients, add to that the scarcity of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), has led some to self-quarantine, depleting their numbers some more.  This got fashion designer, restaurateur and businesswoman Susan Magno Antepuesto›s creative juices flowing, deferring her supposed “quarantine holiday”, when a friend whose mother, Marina Bello Ruivivar of Rotary Club of Downtown Davao, asked her if she can do their organization a humble favor. “They were doing a fund-raising project to create PPEs for the doctors of Southern Philippines Medical Center,” Antepuesto said. Upon learning about the club›s initial order of 100 PPEs, she immediately prompted her staff, who were then displaced due to the quarantine. From a sample, she created a prototype using the materials provided by Rotary Club, with some alterations for added protection as requested by the SPMC doctors “ I thought, that was it. I just need to deliver the finished products for a few days, and then, we›re done,” she said. However, it was not until she posted a sample of her work on Facebook when she received a deluge of requests from friends and from a number of medical frontliners. 

“The need was just staggering especially that our hospitals haven›t received their supplies yet from national government,” Antepuesto shared. So, she mobilized again her staff, which ballooned from 2 to 12, as orders increased to 270. Then she got another order for 100 PPEs for Davao Doctors Hospital, as some more medical institutions continue to inquire about it. The outpouring of orders led to the demand

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FASHION designer, restaurateur and businesswoman Susan Magno Antepuesto

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of appropriate Department of Health-approved materials to piece the PPEs together. “Local supplies are scarce due to the lockdown, while alternative materials are very hard to access as well,” disclosed Antepuesto. Government has also restricted movement of cargo from warehouses in Divisoria, Manila to the regions. That would›ve made their work much easier.  To help her, the Rotary Club even had to do a borderto-border meet-up just to procure materials from outside Davao City.  “Fortunately, we were able to score some from my connections. We also depleted some supplies in NCCC just to meet the demand. I am also thankful that Gaisano Mall donated materials for the PPEs intended for SPMC, “ she shared. Assing more challenge is the supervision of production to comply with social distancing in their workplace - which

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is in her residence in Ma-a. She had to provide the now-rare sanitizers and alcohol, and chlorine for the footbaths Her first two weeks of community quarantine, that was supposed to be spent for crafting, doing upcycling and reviewing her piano and guitar skills, turned out to be a much busier grind. “We are now full throttle in providing healthworkers their much needed protection,” she added.  Instead of immersing in what seems to be a neverending show of negativity in social media these days, a group of women in Ma-a proved they can turn adversity into something valuable to our health workers.  “Just when I thought the quarantine was a passage to my eventual retirement, the Lord seems to have other plans for me,”  Antepuesto said.  The Rotary Club of Downtown Davao will deliver the PPEs today, April 4, at SPMC. 







PEOPLE rush to the Toril public market to beat the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) situation which takes effect tonight. Under the ECQ situation, consumers need to have food and medicine passes to go to the markets and other essential establishments like hospitals and pharmacies. BING GONZALES

Effectivity of FM passes starts on April 7: Kraft BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

CITY Police Office Director Kirby John Kraft said that the implementation of Food and Medicine (FM) passes will take effect on April 7 even though the enhanced community quarantine starts tonight. Interviewed by Davao uted to the communities. of the barangay officials City Disaster Radio on "Magbibigay po tayo to residents at their homes, Thursday, Kraft said that ng time para ma comply although subdivisions and Mayor Sara Z. Duterte in- ang distribution bago ma home association residents structed him to extend the implement etong FM pass," may get these from their implementation since not he said. officials, the passes can all FM passes are distribDelivered by officials ( / EFFECTIVITY / 4)

Condoms are included in food packs: mayor

Mayor Sara Duterte has reminded couples to practice responsible parenthood as the city government is placing the city under the state of

Fund is adequate vs virus - mayor BY SAMANTHA T. BURGOS

MAYOR Sara Duterte said the city has enough disaster budget allocated to cover the economic losses and impact caused by the coronavirus diseases (Covid-19). For every disaster, the

Man nabbed for selling overpriced alcohol LAW enforcers arrested a 25-year old man who was arrested in an operation for selling overpriced alcohol at at Guzman St., Brgy 14-B Thursday afternoon. City Police Office Director Kirby John Kraft


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city government will be allocating thirty percent of the quick response fund (QRF) out of the five percent calamity fund. Duterte said in an interview with Davao City Disaster

Radio on Wednesday, that the city has around 96 million quick disaster fund as of the moment. “If there has been an excess from the annual fund, it can be converted into a trust

fund. And we decided to utilize it for disasters in addition to the current budget,” she said, adding that the excess fund last year can be set aside for relief operations.


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enhanced community quarantine as part of fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) starting Saturday evening.

activities and other fraudulent activities since the declaration of a national public health emergency following the confirmation of local transmission of the new coronavirus disease in early March. In its most recent advisories, the SEC urged the public to stop investing in MAGINVESTKA.ONLINE

(MIK.O), which purportedly trades Bitcoin against the US dollar, and Azenzo-Online, which supposedly operates as an independent crowdfunding platform. MIK.O is operated by a person or persons using the pseudonym “Mag Forex.” It entices the public to invest with a guaranteed 2% return

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SPMC calls for PPE donations THE SOUTHERN Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is still open for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations for its frontliners as it is the main hospital in Mind-

Public warned on groups riding on COVID-19 to scam ‘investors’ THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning the public against individuals and groups taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud investors and consumers. In separate advisories, the Commission has flagged at least 14 groups engaged in unauthorized investment-taking

This developed as Duterte said that about 200,000 food packs intended to be distributed for the relief

daily or 200% in total for a period of 100 days. Azenzo-Online, meanwhile, boasts about a “Deposit-Donation, WithdrawalBlessing” scheme similar to that of Kapa-Community Ministry International. It promises a 30% return in as early as five, 10 or 15 days and


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anao that is designated to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. Dr. Leopoldo Vega, hospital chief, said that each


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Letters to represent identities of PUI centers MAYOR Sara Duterte said on Thursday that identities of persons under investigation (PUIs) centers of the city government will not be identified


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Police to intensify campaign vs criminals BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has vowed to intensify its campaign against criminality as the city is preparing for the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Col. Kirby John Kraft, will intensify monitoring of DCPO director, however, is workplaces as desperate indiconfident the police unit is viduals might take advantage prepared for any eventuality of the situation as workers, as he noted that the crimes both in government and the committed, particularly steal- private sector, are required to ing, have continued to be few. work at home or not work at "The robbery incident all, unless they are part of the remains down, " Kraft said. so-called essential sectors. Kraft said the police unit Based on the data of the po-

Soldiers turn over PPE to health unit of town BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

SOLDIERS of 30th Infantry Battalion turned over to the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of San Isidro, Surigao del Norte on Monday personal protective equipment (PPE) from a foundation. Based on the report, the PPE - 100 dust masks, 200 pairs disposable gloves, 100 goggles, 100 raincoats, 120 pairs of rubber gloves, and three alcogel bottles in each box - were from the The Outstanding Women in Nation's Service (TOWNS) Foundation, Inc. Maj. Gerardo A Magayaga, executive officer of 30IB, facilitated the turnover of the equipment to the health equipment to the RHU, represented by Dr. Yande Grace Sapuras, San Isidro municipal health officer. Sapuras thanked both the foundation and the military unit as the PPE are essential equipment in the performance of their duty as health work-


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lice unit, during the middle part until the last part of last month, there were only three robbery cases and all these cases were solved. Last year, during the same period, there were eight cases and five were solved. Meanwhile, Major Jason Baria, commander of the Toril Police Station, denied having received an information about the plan of some individuals to loot commercial establishments, including rice ware-

Tagum orders temporary closure of public market BY WARREN ELIJAH E. VALDEZ

THE CITY government of Tagum has ordered the temporary closure of its public market for a period of six days for disinfection starting Monday, April 6 after someone who went to the facility was found positive o the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) In a statement released by the Tagum City government on its Facebook page on Friday, it said that the Tagum City Public Market will be closed starting April congestion inside their tem6 until April 12. porary shelter at Bakwit VilA “market-wide deconlage. “We have 10 children, tamination activity” will be the others are sleeping on the done in the scheduled period floor. Five relatives are living as it was found out that a with us. Others are sleeping on confirmed COVID-19 posithe floor,” she said in Filipino. tive patient recently visited Matungao Vice Mayor Ad (8x5.5in).pdf 1 1/29/2020 3:06:14 PM the public market.

2 Covid-19 patients recover in Marawi ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) – Two patients who tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and confined at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City have fully recovered from the illness. Zia Alonto Adiong, Parliament Member of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said the two patients were already discharged according to the report from the hospital released Wednesday evening. Adiong said the report also disclosed that persons under monitoring in Lanao del Sur have decreased from 2,166 to 762 after they have completed the 14 day home quarantine while the persons under investigation have reduced from 30 to 10.  He added that relief goods were given to Maranaws who are under home quarantine in various towns, including those who were displaced during the Marawi siege and currently staying in Lanao del Norte.  In an advisory, BARMM Parliament Member and Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah M. Dipatuan said Lanao del Sur has six confirmed

Covid-19 cases three of whom died. But he added that the province and Marawi have no local transmission “due to strict implementation of enhanced community quarantine.” In Matungao, Lanao del Norte, 120 families displaced by the Marawi siege received 25 kilos of NFA rice each on Thursday April 2 through the Office of the Presidential Adviser On the Peace Process, Task Force Bangon Marawi, 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion and 12th Battalion of the Civil Military Operations Regiment. James Ali Abdul, area manager OPAPP Northern Mindanao said OPAPP Chair Carlito Galvez Jr. has assured of sustained support from government for the internally displaced persons in relation to the Covid-19 crisis. Sahara Cabilangan Mambuay of Wawalayan, Marinaut Marawi said they need additional groceries, hygiene kits and potable water. She said they buy water at P5 per gallon and pay P70 for the hauling from the town proper. She also lamented the

3230-minute power interruptions big quarantine areas on April 8 in Tibungco, Bunawan

operational by April 10

DAVAO Light and Power Co., Inc. will conduct two 30-minute power interruptions on April 8, Wednesday, affecting customers in Tibungco and Bunawan. These service disruptions will be necessary to facilitate emergency repair works at Davao Light Tibungco Substation. To avoid longer duration of power interruptions, load from the affected lines will be transferred

houses and the wet market. Baria, however, did not discount the possibility of people taking advantage of the situation and rob some establishments, especially because there were reports that some merchants have stopped selling rice. "That is why our intelligence operatives are monitoring the ground (on the movement of some desperate individuals)," he added.

to nearby lines anytime between 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.. Normalization or return of load back to its normal set-up will be anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. Specifically affected are customers from Tibungco, Bunawan, Ilang, Malagamot, including Mahayag, Licanan, parts of Panacan and neighboring areas. Davao Light apologiz-

es for the inconvenience brought about by these scheduled power interruptions. But it will exert all efforts to restore electric service as scheduled or earlier. However, there may be instances where restoration may extend beyond the schedule due to unavoidable circumstances. Please contact our 24/7 Customer Contact (

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“It was found out through the contact tracing that we have been conducting that one of the patients positive for COVID-19 in the city has been and dwelled for a while in the market,” it said. It also said that this is also due to the recommendation of the market stall owners and vendors who conducted a “signature drive” which was also sent to the city government to vent out their concerns about the disobedience of the people in the set guidelines for social distancing in the city. “Because of this it was decided by their association (public market) to tempo-


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only be used with a valid identification cards and other documents that will establish the identity of the bearers and that these are not transferable. Using a fake pass, which cannot be sold, is punishable by laws and that each house can only have one pass, although a boarder can have one pass. The law enforcers will put up more checkpoints near public markets as part


cause there are masks which the virus can still penetrate as it is microscopic,” she said, adding that proper hand washing must also be observed as frequently touched surfaces can also be carrier of the virus. Duterte said the cases of airborne transmission of the virus is only possible in the hospitals during “aerosolizing procedures.” “It is not airborne, it is the saliva that is transmitted through coughing or sneezing and then it lands on any object possible to be touched by people. It will only be airborne during aerosolizing procedures (in hospitals) meaning intubation, suctioning, or CPR and other procedures done by the hospital. It is not airborne this are droplets but it will only be aerosolized inside the hospital because of the procedures that they do,” she said. She also added that it is also the reason that healthcare workers are also at risk because even if they do not have direct contact (to the infected), there is a chance that the virus is in the air because of the procedures. Duterte said that if people do not have any necessary transactions in hospitals it is better for them not to enter the institution. “And if you can just delay your intent to go to hospitals, I suggest for you to stay away from hospitals if you are nonemergency cases,” she said. By Warren Elijah E. Valdez

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ers to curtail the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid19) in their area. In a statement, Lt. Col. Jeffrey A Villarosa, commanding officer of the military unit, said: "We will always be eager to provide all our support to our medical frontliners. In these trying times, we need you to stay healthy because there is still much work that


of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine which starts tonight. Kraft said the intention is to put more uniformed personnel, assisted barangay police, in checking whether individuals entering the public markets have food and medicine passes "They will expect that we will put control points before reaching wet markets," He added.

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but will only be represented by letters. Duterte said, in an interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio, that the move is to reduce the number of people who will visit the centers. There were four identified centers, which already passed the inspection of the Department of Health (DOH), to house non-critical PUIs referred by the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC). “We will no longer call our PUI centers by their names. Our centers are already coded. So we only refer to them in letters. So we just name our PUI centers as centers A,B,C and the like,” she said. She also noted that this is also because there was a concern referred to her by some residents living near these centers who are worried that the virus may also afflict them even when steps are taken to prevent the sperad of the virus. “The doctor said the virus is not airborne. It is (transmitted) in droplets like coughing and sneezing. This means that it is transmitted through saliva and contact on (fomites) inanimate objects that is likely to carry the virus,” Duterte said. Duterte said this is why proper wearing of mask and frequent handwashing is important in preventing the transmission of the virus. “It is important (to wear the correct) kind of mask be-



needs done." " We also would like to express our heartfelt thanks to TOWNS for their generous donations. Gestures such as this are what will ensure our victory over this health scare," he added. "We enjoin every member of our community to pitchin their share by staying at home," he said.


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goods operations of the city government will contain rice from the National Food Authority. She said this is because one of the suppliers for the relief good operations in the city is currently having the difficulty of acquiring a bulk supply of the regular rice being used for the distribution, prompting the city government to source rice from NFA. “To the beneficiaries who will be receiving (NFA rice), we would want to apologize and ask for your patience on this, because this is the only option for us to fast track the distribution. Because if we are going to wait for their shipment, it will take another week again,” she said. She added that with the NFA rice on a cheaper price, there really is a difference in the quality as compared to the usual special class of rice being used on the relief goods operation. Duterte however, assured that the rest of the suppliers are using the special class of rice for the food packs. The city mayor previously said there are four suppliers tapped by the city government for the relief goods operations. “Only this (one supplier) has the NFA rice because there is a delay and they do not have their usual rice supply to be repacked,” she said, adding that the city government cannot distribute food packs without rice on it as it is one of the most needed basic commodities. The city government is targeting more than 350,000 grocery food packs to be distributed to the families in the different barangays of the city on its first round of operation. Mayor Duterte said out of the 182 barangays, there are already 58 barangays


who received the food packs, and the still on the process of distribution. “The distribution will still continue until we complete the 350,000 and then we will continue to the next round of distribution,” she said. In explaining the inclusion of condoms in the food packs, the mayor said that although the people will have much time staying at home, this is not an excuse for couples to forget the importance of family planning as she encouraged them to avoid unplanned pregnancies. She said the city government has included condoms inside the food packs being distributed to those heavily affected that couples can use. “Do not be surprised if we include condoms in our food packs. This is to avoid irresponsible and unplanned pregnancies,” she said She also said that the stock condoms were from the Department of Health for the city government’s Pagbabago Campaign. “The campaign has been suspended, so we included the condoms in the relief goods instead,” the mayor said. The City Information Office said the Pagababago Campaign has targeted women and children in the barangays with the objective of inculcating the value of education among children and the importance of planned parenthood among women and their partners. Duterte said responsible parenthood, including family planning, continues to be part of the campaign of the city government amid the Covid-19 pandemic. She also asked those who don’t want condoms to give them to those who might need it. By Samantha T. Burgos and Warren Elijah E. Valdez

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said Prince Samama Caracol of No. 5, Emerald St, Ecoland Phase 4, Talomo was arrested by the joint team of the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the city police led by Maj. Milan Naz, City Intelligence Unit led by Lt. Col. Noel Asumen, and the Philippine Air Force led by First Lt. Manny T Lirazan. Based on the report, the law enforcers collared Caracol after receiving a marked P500 bill as payment for the bottle of alcohol who he allegedly sold to a man pretending as buyer. Also seized from him were six brown boxes containing 34 galloons each of

4000-milliliter alcohol with 70% solution with an estimated value of P28,900, a vehicle and a mobile phone. Kraft said the operation came about after the PAF received an information about a person selling overpriced alcohol solution, violating the Department of Health Department Memorandum 2020-0131, an order that calls for price freezing of alcohol and other products necessary in beating the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The suspect was still detained at the police unit as case was being prepared against him as of presstime. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron


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Earlier this year, the city government allocated about P50 million to some 1,000 hog farmers in Calinan whose pig farms were affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF). It also gave about P11.3 million to the victims of the different calamities in other areas of the country. At present, Duterte said the city government officials are discussing the possibility to using the entire calamity fund to respond to Covid-19 and will just request the city council for additional budget to replenish it. “We are discussing if we


would utilize all our current disaster fund to respond for Covid-19. And then we will just request from the national government to replenish the local government’s disaster fund to cover the remaining months,” she said. “We are only in the month of March, and I’m sure there will be other disasters to occur in the remaining months, especially in the month of December,” she said. She said the disaster fund for this year will also cover the people’s need during the period of the pandemic.

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health worker is using 25 PPE as they continue to accommodate patients. He said health workers must always dispose of their PPE after using these and relacing these with new ones. For moderate Covid-19 patients, he said that around 10 to 15 PPEs per health worker are given to them. For mild cases, about five PPEs are provided per health worker. “That’s how much it would be for our medical health workers. This is to make sure that they will not be contaminated with the virus, since they are the ones facing and interacting with patients,” he said. The PPEs, Vega said, can boost the confidence of


health workers in attending to Covid-19 patients. He said that the hospital received several donations from suppliers and from the national government. He also said that they have already identified a mode of procurement for the supplies of PPEs. “How can we sustain this? The only way to get this is to get a steady supply of inventory from the mode of procurement. We have already identified who can do that,” he said. But he said the hospital is still open for donations. He said some PPEs will also be given to other hospitals to ensure also that they will be safe from Covid-19 and other infectious diseases. By Samantha T. Burgos

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a 100% “Donation Return” after 20 days. Based on the records of the Commission, neither MIK.O nor Azenzo-Online registered as a corporation or partnership. Furthermore, they did not secure prior registration or license to solicit investments from the public, as required under Sections 8 and 12 of Republic Act No. 8799, or the Securities Regulation Code. The SEC also flagged the activities of individuals and groups using the names of certain foundations or representing themselves as such. The Commission particularly warned the public against a text scam using the name of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Under the scheme, one would receive a text message stating that he or she won P750,000 from the President: Rodrigo Duterte Charity Foundation through an electronic raffle. Based on the Commission’s records, President: Rodrigo Duterte Charity Foundation was not registered as a corporation. Those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of fraudulent investment schemes may be held criminally liable and penalized with

a maximum fine of P5 million or imprisonment of 21 years or both under the Securities Regulation Code. Those who engage in text scams also face criminal prosecution for violation of the Revised Penal Code, the Cyber Crime Law and Data Privacy Act. In addition, Republic Act No. 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, penalizes those participating in cyber incidents that make use or take advantage of the current crisis to prey on the public through scams, phishing, fraudulent emails, or other similar acts with two-month imprisonment or a maximum fine of P1 million or both. “We encourage the public to carefully study and examine offers and invitations to participate in schemes promising easy money especially in these difficult times,” SEC Chairperson Emilio B. Aquino said. “On our part, the Commission will continue monitoring investment-solicitation activities online and on the ground to stop unscrupulous groups from putting any other burden on Filipinos, especially the vulnerable, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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rarily close the Tagum City Public Market for a period of one week,” the statement said. It said this period will be used by their City Economic Enterprises Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and City Health Office “to sanitize and

decontaminate the market.” The operation of the public market will resume on April 13 and upon the resumption of its operation, policies set to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will still continuously be observed by the public.

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Jabber Azis said the town’s water project, which would have benefited the IDPs too, has been hampered by the non-delivery of pumps and other accessories due to the lockdown.

TFBM field manager Felix Castro Jr. said he has asked the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to assist the Bakwit Village in getting access to potable water supply. (Richel V. Umel/MindaNews)




Mga mahimo atol sa ‘quarantine’

Plight of the fisherfolk THE WORLD economy is in bad shape. Nations are scrambling to arrest the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, halting most human endeavors, except vital services to sustain life. For developing countries, the toll is more devastating. Low income families are floundering as they are unable to earn a living to sustain their daily needs . The social amelioEDITORIAL ration program of the government can mitigate the pangs of hunger but this might not be sustainable in the long run. Lest we forget, one of the most affected sectors in the country is the fisherfolk. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipal fisheries sector contributed approximately 1.106 tons of seafood, or 25.4 percent of the total fisheries production in 2019 for the whole country. How is their economic situation affected by Covid 19? The group Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Samahan sa Kanayunan (PKSK) said there are more than 1.9 million registered municipal fishers nationwide directly affected by COVID-19 responses: lower buying price of fish catch, availability of ice specially in island coastal municipalities and limited transportation Correspondents:

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for their harvests. It is with great difficulty to transport their catch to their usual markets with the imposed lockdowns in town borders. Ruperto Aleroza, PKSK chair, said in a statement that municipal fishers are “already struggling economically. If there’s no support for them, it would impact food security, and our fishers would also starve,” as he called on the country’s COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to support the municipal fishing sector in the P31 billion additional fund to assist fishers and farmers. We are all affected by this pandemic. How do we ease the burden of those whose lives are most affected by the crisis this disease brings? These are difficult times indeed. A time that calls for unified action.

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SULOD sa halos unom ka tuig nga nagtrabaho sa Saudi ang usa nako ka pag-umangkon nga babaye’ng si Matet kaniadto lang Huwebes siya nagpadala sa ako-a ug e-mail. Kini ako nga nasayran human ako nga gitan-aw ang akong e-mail box nga taud-taud nako napasagdan kay na-a naa ko sa balay umahan nagkwarantinas imbes sa akong balay sa downtown Davao. Wala man gud signal didto sa bukid mao nga ang akong ginahimo mao ang pagsulat didto ug moanhi sa ‘downtown residence’ nako aron ipadala ang akong lindog sa buhatan niining mantalaan pinaagi usab sa e-mail. Kini aron malikayan ang paggawas sa panimalay subay sa mando sa kagamhanan niining panahon sa emerhensiya dala sa CoViD 19. Mao nga kaniadtong Huwebes sa akong pag-abot sa balay sa Catalunan Grande dali nako nga gi-ablihan ang akong computer ug gisusi una kon dunay misulod nga mga mensahe. Nakurat ko kay wa man nako damha nga ang akong pag-umangkon nga si Matet Delute nga nagtrabaho sa usa ka restaurant sa Saudi nga gipanag-iya ug usa ka Tsino mao man ang nagmensahe inay nga sila si JB o si Nelson. Si Matet gradwado sa kursong HRM sa Notre Dame University sa Koronadal City ug siya ang sinaligan sa tag-iya ka restaurant sa inadlaw-adlaw nga pagpadagan sa establisimento. Mao kini ang e-mail ni Matet: “Hello ‘Kol Vic! Sori nga karon lang gyud ko naka mensahe sa imoha. Unsaon nga sa nanglabay nga mga panahon – mga tuig na gyud – grabe man ang akong trabaho diri tungod kay daghan ang mga kustomer sa among restaurant matag adlaw. Mao nga halos sa pagsira sa akong gitrabaho-an sa pagkagabi-I sobra’ng kapoy na. Ang usa nako ka adlaw nga ‘day off’ ako magamit sa pagpanglaba sa akong mga sinina ug sa pagpahulay pud. “Ambot ‘Kol Vic kon magpasalamat ko sa CoViD 19 nga mao ang naghatag sa ako-a ug taas kaayo nga panahon aron makapangumusta sa uban nga kaparyentihan gawas nila Mama ug Papa ug sa akong igsuon nga si ‘Te Maureen. Mao nga sa pagpahiluna sa Saudi ug mga lakang aron malikayan ang pagkuyanap sa CoViD 19 diri sa maong nasud sama sa pagdili sa mga tawo nga magsuroysuroy ug magpundokpundok temporaryo nga gisiradohan una ang among restaurant sa tag-iya niini. Unsaon ‘Kol nga wala na man moanha nga kustomer aron mokaon. Ang mga langyaw pud nga mao ang kinadaghanan sa among mga suki labi na ang mga turista nga mga Tsino gidid-an man sa pagsulod sa Saudi samtang anaa pa ang hulga sa grabe ka delikadong sakit. “Buot unta nako nga mopauli diha sa Davao ‘Kol Vic kay mao ang gusto nila Papa ug Mama kay hadlok sila nga basin matakbuyan ko sa maong sakit diri. Pero unsaon nako nga sa Disyembnre pa mahuman ang akong kontrata. Gawas pa niana ulahi na nga nagdesisyon ang akong mga amo nga ilang sirhan ang restaurant samtang magpabilin pa ang hulga sa CoViD 19. Unya limitado na kaayo ang mga biyahe sa eroplano diri ug lakip sa wa na magbiyahe mao ang mga eroplano gikan ug pabalik sa Pilipinas. “Gawas pa ani ‘Kol Vic, ang tag-iya sa restaurant nagtuo nga dili molungtad ug dugay ang krisis sa panglawas mao nga iya na lang ko giingnan nga magpabilin sa restaurant, didto ko papuy-on sulod sa panahon sa emerhensiya, libre tanan. Mora ug nindot kaayo nga paminawon ‘Kol Vic, di ba? Libre gud tanan. Pero ang siste, di ko nila sweldohan lakip na usab ang akong mga kaubanan nga wa sab kapauli. Ang ilang rason ‘Kol Vic di sila mosweldo kay wala man daw negosyo ang ilang restaurant, Mao nga ang ilang sagubangon mao na lamang ang inadlaw-adlaw nga pagkaon sa mga nakulgot nga mga empleyado sama sa ako-a. Mao nga misugot na lang pud ko ug ang laing tulo nako ka mga kauban nga naa sa kusina. “Gumikan kay wala na man mi buhaton halos tibuok adlaw human manglimpiyo sa sulod ug gawas sa restaurant ningtaas ako oras sa pagpadala ug mga mensahe sa akong mga paryente. Labi na sa imoha ‘Kol Vic kay mora ug bag-o lang nako namatikdan nga duna ka na’y (

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Loving one's in-laws, not making them out-laws LIVING in close quarters being quarantined for weeks and months at a time is not easy for most families. Much more so when relationships have not been good. We have heard a lot of jokes about in-laws, most of them are negative. Like this one: She: This wine is described as full-bodied and EVELYN PAJARON imposing with a nutty base, a sharp bite, and a bitter aftertaste. He: Are you describing the wine or your mother? It is difficult to have in-law problems that negatively affect families, so every effort needs to be made to make one’s in-laws your friends and allies. In today’s story we could learn much from what the characters did to be a blessing to each other. Reuel or Jethro, a Midianite priest for idol worship, had seven daughters who took care of his sheep (Exodus 2:16-25). The other shepherds drove them away when they watered their flocks, but Moses came into the scene, intervened, and watered their flocks. Jethro then invited Moses into his home. There seemed to be a good friendship that developed between Moses and Jethro even before they became related through marriage. Moses became content to live with Jethro (2:21). Probably Jethro saw in Moses a man he could intellectually interact with and dependably rely on, so he had one of his daughters, Zipporah, marry him. In the next 40 years Moses took over the responsibility of caring for his sheep. Respect for the other was present on both sides. When God called Moses to deliver his people, Moses asked permission from Jethro who gave his blessing (Exodus 4:18-20). Jethro did not detain Moses, nor did he ask that his daughter and grandkids stay as Moses set to do a possibly dangerous job with his family with him. Jethro kept up with the events in Moses’ mission and brought his family to the desert where Moses led the people after their deliverance from Pharaoh (Exodus 18:1-6). They asked about each other’s welfare and were genuinely affectioned towards each other when they met (Exodus 18:7-12). They shared and rejoiced together on the success of Moses’ mission and what God accomplished. Jethro, as a result, was won over from his idol-worship to believe in the God who called Moses, and offered sacrifices to Him. When Moses was overburdened with hearing the problems people brought to him, Jethro shared his wisdom to help Moses administer better, and Moses listened to his father-in-law’s suggestions (Exodus 18:18-26). Moses did not want Jethro to leave but stay with his family which may have happened as Jethro’s descendants lived in the land of Israel (Judges 1:16). Research shows that the pattern Moses and Jethro had of establishing good relationships before the wedding are associated with better post-wedding in-law relationship qualities (Fingerman et al. 2012). SInce in-laws affect the quality of the couple’s romantic relationship, the grandparents’ ties to the grandkids, and a source of support when needed or stress, it is for everyone’s good to work at having good relationships after the wedding as well. On our end, we made certain decisions to strengthen our relationships with our son- and daughter-in-law. First, we decided to receive them and love them as our own children. This means showing unconditional love, not counting it against them when we see their weaknesses, nor holding a grudge when we “felt” offended, as we had practiced with our own children. The weaknesses become prayer items, not something to harp on or discuss. Second, we committed not to take sides when they have couple misunderstandings or quarrels but to contribute towards their oneness as a couple. We recognize that our children’s loyalty now belongs to their respective spouses, not to us, and we do not want our children to have to take sides too. Third, we sought to connect and communicate on many areas and not make assumptions when we are



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Message of hope shines out from mighty Matterhorn As the world reels from the coronavirus once again. Only art can do this.” crisis, a beam of light is illuminating The Matterhorn overlooks the ski Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain with resort of Zermatt deep down in the valBY ELOI ROUYER WITH a message of hope for a time of darkness. ley below. The normally-bustling town ROBIN MILLARD IN GENEVA Every night from sunset, the 4,478-meis devoid of tourists, hotels and holiday tre (14,692-foot) high national symbol is homes largely empty. The starry night splashed with words and images to inspire solidarity is eerily quiet. as people face up to the alarming spread of the deadly Switzerland, which has registered more than 18,000 pandemic. cases and 430 deaths from COVID-19, has shut schools, The light projections, nearly 800 metres high, bars, restaurants and non-food shops in a bid to halt the have been beamed for more than a week from four spread of the virus. kilometres away onto the north and east faces of the Around the world, nearly a million people are known mountain, which straddles Switzerland’s southeastern to have been infected, while nearly 50,000 lives have been border with Italy. lost in the pandemic. “We started with a Swiss flag, because it speaks to the “We want to show solidarity,” said Daniel Luggen, mountain and our nation,” said light artist Gerry Hofstet- director of the Zermatt tourist office. ter, known for transforming buildings around the world “We are fortunate here to live in a very beautiful area with his displays. and we also want to share it with the world, to give people The words “hope”, “solidarity” and “stay home” have courage to help them to overcome this difficult period,” since been projected onto the peak, along with a giant he told AFP. red heart on a white background -- in the Swiss national - ‘Honest’ toil colours. Hofstetter, 58, refuses to reveal where he is projecting The flags of Switzerland, Italy and the Swiss region of from, but says he and an assistant are hunkered down at Ticino were also beamed onto the mountain on Wednes- a camp high in the mountains above Zermatt, having set day night. out with enough food to last for a month. The southern Ticino canton, which borders stricken Speaking to AFP by telephone, he said the messages northern Italy, has been the hardest-hit in Switzerland. would be meaningless if he was not making sacrifices of The flags of other badly-affected nations will be pro- his own to project them. jected onto the mountain in the coming days and weeks. Every other day, he walks three hours through the The projections can be seen on live high-definition snow to haul up 45 litres of water for drinking, washing webcams. and cleaning, with temperatures at times plunging to minus - ‘Light is hope’ 22 degrees Celsius (minus eight Fahrenheit). Dominating the skyline, Hofstetter said the Matter“We are really making an effort,” he said, “through horn stands out like a lighthouse, which triggered the idea living here and trying to survive -- this message is honest.” of beaming out messages. The light projections are due to last until April 19, “Light is hope. So if you do a message with light in when Switzerland’s emergency measures are set to expire. such a situation as we are in now, you give that hope -However, if they are extended, there is no going home especially with this iconic, standalone, pyramid-shaped, for Hofstetter. incredibly strong mountain,” he said. “Imagine we give out such a strong sign of hope, and “The Matterhorn was here before mankind was. its prolonged, and on the 19th we switch off. That will “You can go back in history, two, three or four thou- give a sign that even the Matterhorn doesn’t believe in sand years; when they had disease, it was art that brought hope anymore,” he said. people together for hope and looking for a brighter future “We will stay.” Agence France-Presse


Global coronavirus cases top 1 million as pandemic spreads THE NUMBER of officially reported 28 -- in only five days -- the number coronavirus cases worldwide topped of cases has doubled. the one million mark on Thursday, And the number of deaths is BY DATA TEAM AND signifying a sharp acceleration in the following the same trajectory: the AFP BUREAUS number of infections and deaths over first death was reported in the US on the past few weeks as the COVID-19 March 1, but the toll rose to 5,607 pandemic  spreads exponentially.  on Thursday. That represents a doubling in the last three What do the latest figures tell us? days alone.  At least 1,000,036 infections have been reported Highest mortality in Italy, Spain worldwide and 51,178 deaths, according to an AFP tally Only Italy and Spain have higher death tolls. on Thursday at 1900 GMT.  Italy registered 115,242 cases and 13,915 deaths, In the past seven days, as many new cases have been while Spain reported 110,238 infections and 10,003 diagnosed around the world as in the 86 days previously. fatalities.  The number of reported deaths has doubled since March All three countries now have more cases than China, 27. To date, at least 186,000 people are considered to have the country where the coronavirus first emerged late last recovered from the disease. year, but where the numbers have slowed markedly over The sharp acceleration in the number of infections the past month. China has a total 81,589 cases and 3,318 mean that the pandemic is now spreading at an alarming deaths, including just 31 in the past week.  rate.  Out of every 100 deaths in Europe, nearly 36 were Europe is currently the epicentre of the pandemic, with registered in Italy and 27 in Spain.  a total of 542,191 cases and 37,715 deaths, equivalent to But the confinement measures that both countries 54 percent and 73 percent of the respective global totals. have implemented in a bid to stem the spread of COVOn March 7, the number of cases in Europe had stood at ID-19 finally appear to be bearing fruit. Two weeks ago, fewer than 10,000.  the number of reported cases in Italy was increasing at a The spread has been accelerated over the past few daily rate of 15 percent. But that has slowed to less than weeks. In just over 10 days, the number of deaths has five percent in the past few days. In the last 24 hours increased seven-fold, topping 37,000 on April 2.  alone, only 18 new patients were admitted to intensive But the situation in the United States is even more care in the country.  alarming. As of March 27, it was the hardest-hit country In Spain, the daily growth rate in the number of infecin the world in terms of the number of infections.  tions now stands at eight percent, compared with 15-20 On March 2, the US had officially registered only 68 percent last week.  ( / ANALYSIS / 15) infections, but now has more than 234,000. Since March


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Team Annipie Tagum, DM Express Tagum join the battle ONE does not have to wear a full battle gear like the army or military forces in this battle against the Covid 19 Virus. This is what we have realized now that we are faced with an “unknown enemy” surrounding our city and all the cities in our country today. This Team we are talking about was introduced by Rizza Jane M. Villanueva, who grew up in Panabo City. Her parents are Winstor and Lorna Villanueva. She went to Panabo National High School and went to Ateneo de Davao University where she graduated Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She pursued her studies in the same university and finished a Masters Degree in Economics. “Jane tells us: “One of our team’s missions is to become socially responsible. So we decided to temporarily close our store to help ‘flatten the curve’. We believed this was the least we could do to show our solidarity with the community we are in and the people in it, especially our frontliners.” “Before closing, we donated some of our stocks to the regional hospital, to the mall security and housekeeping personnel and to the women and men in uniform. We also gave the civil servants stationed at the Task Force Checkpoint. We thought that was it. We already did our part and we decided it would be best

if we stayed home.” “But after reading the comments of the people who received the food we gave and upon seeing the impact of what we did, we realized that these people deserve more, so we were inspired to do more.” “Fortunately, some families and individuals started sending donations to show support. We volunteered as a partner restaurant. With the help of Food Runners, a local food delivery service company, we were able to provide food packs to our frontliners. We regret to say, that was the first and last cooking we did, due to the mall closure in Tagum City, we were no longer allowed to use our kitchen.” “The cash donations from our partner families and friends kept coming and so we looked for other opportunities to help. I saw this Facebook post looking for fabricators of aerosol boxes/intubation boxes for hospitals. So I texted the owner of RSV Industry, the team who made our store signage way back in 2018 and asked him if they could help in making the boxes. Luckily, they too, were willing to help in the fabrication and were actually looking for donors to fund the purchase of materials needed. With their help and Food Runners, our team was able to deliver ten intubation hoods to four hospitals in

Tagum City,” “Presently, our efforts are focused on the production of bunny suits for our health workers. With the help of Ma’am Charisse Wong, we have already contacted volunteer companies willing to help us in this project. We hope that with their assistance, this will be realized.” “Why help? In these unprecedented times, we need all the help we can get. And as the leader of our team, I wanted to set an example. I wanted to show our partner-employees that this is why we do what we can do. We do business not

only for profit. We operate for a greater purpose. Also to honor our fallen heroes who put the welfare of others before their own and their families and made the ultimate sacrifice of life.” Jane has a message for the frontliners: “Thank you to all the people who continue to bravely stand on the frontline” and remain true to their calling despite the unthinkable risks. Your selfless service inspires us to do our part and your daily sacrifice inspires us to continue to fight and win this battle, along with you and your families.”


DAVAO GEVIN PAWNSHOP, INC. All pawned items that expired during the month All pawned items that expired during the of JANUARY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on month MAY, 14, 2015 notberenewed reor beforeof MARCH 2020ifwill sold to theorpublic deemed on or before JULY 14, 2015 will be on MARCH 16, 2020 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop sold to the public on JULY 16, 2015 at 9:00 premises.

a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired Gipahibalo na prenda ang FIRST sa bulan sa ENEROang 2020.tanan Ang tanan ibaligya COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa 9:00 tanansa sa publiko karong MARSO 16, 2020 sa alas buntag. nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015.


Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 16 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


#47 Lao St., Toril, Davao City Tel. No. 295-2460

Anino Bldg., Prk 28 Villafuerte Street, Calinan, Davao City

Tel. No. 295-0751


All pawned items that expired during the month of FEBRUARY 2020, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00am. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang DAVAO GEVIN PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nagexpired sa bulan sa PEBRERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES



CALINAN, Villafuerte (Main) APRIL 03, 2020


MINTAL, Sampaguita St.


APRIL 03, 2020

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00am. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. BAJADA MARCH 03, 2020 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL MARCH 24, 2020 301-4019 SAN PEDRO MARCH 6, 2020 227-6772 CABAGUIO MARCH 27, 2020 321-6223 TIBUNGCO MARCH 30, 2020 222-2494 (OPENING)



All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang NARDING PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Lapu-lapu, Agdao Matina Crossing Tibungco

AUCTION DATE MARCH 10, 2020 MARCH 24, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020

TEL. NOS. (082) 222-3524 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-4130

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) MARCH 16, 2020 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) MARCH 16, 2020 (084) 628-842

9GEMS Pawnshop Inc. Egger Bldg., Matina Crossing Davao City Tel. No. (082) 285-7069

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, must be renewed or redeemed on or before MARCH 07, 2020. If not redeemed or renewed, it will be sold to the public on MARCH 10, 2020 at our pawnshop premises from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days before the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 A.M. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan ENERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

All pawned items that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2019, if not renewed or redeemed on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2020 will be sold to the public on FEBRUARY 17, 2020 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang AL-JOS PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2019. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong PEBRERO 17, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


Agdao MARCH 12, 2020 (Toy Bldg., Lapu-lapu St.)


ROSEGOLD PAWNSHOP & JEWELLER Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 Accepts: Jewelry, Appliances, Watches, CellPhones and Any Valuable Items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all kinds of jewelry Rosegold Pawnshop Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao Davao City Tel. No. (082) 225-3637

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre St., Davao City (Fronting Limso Hospital) Tel. No. (082) 222-2104

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City (Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx) Tel. No. (082) 295-6199

Rosegold Pawnshop KM6 Crossing Buhangin, Div. Road, Davao City Tel. No. (082) 241-2355

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All Jewelry and other articles pawned at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main, Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre, Rosegold Pawnshop Bolton, Rosegold Pawnshop, Agdao and Rosegold Pawnshop Buhangin from SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 to OCTOBER 15, 2019. If not redeemed or renewed on or before MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 16, 2020 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.


San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 Accepts: Jewelry, Appliances, Watches, Cellphones and any valuable items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all Kinds of Jewelry


All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro, Goldstandard Pawnshop Ilustre from SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 to OCTOBER 15, 2019 if not redeemed or renewed on MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 16, 2020 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.


NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the public on MARCH 17, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Ginapahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong MARSO 17, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

2nd Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 221-3355 • (082) 305-9496 2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 295-1505 • (082) 321-0525 email: jrosejewels@yahoo.com • www.jrosejewels.ph


DAVAO GOLDWIN PAWNSHOP, INC All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES


General Lao, Toril


Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

17, 2020 17, 2020 13, 2020 10, 2020 26, 2020 17, 2020 19, 2020

TEL. NO. 291-2406 291-2952 241-0223 224-3138 216-3425 291-1349 327-2348

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00A.M. BRANCHES




MARCH 17, 2020 297-8081 MARCH 17, 2020 235-3473 MARCH 17, 2020 327-8832


All pawned items that expire during the month of JANUARY 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @9:00a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES




MARCH 16, 2020



MARCH 02, 2020


MARCH 13, 2020

All pawned items from SEPTEMBER 2019 – OCTOBER 2019



DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC. NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expire during the month of JANUARY 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.





MARCH 10, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020

225-0033 241-1071

Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated Ilustre St., Davao City Tel # 224-1204; 222-6086

AUCTION SALE! The DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. and NEW PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP will be having its JOINT AUCTION on all unredeemed pawned items left during the month of November 2019. The said items will be sold to the public at the following VENUE AND DATE. Gipahibalo ang publiko na ang DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. og ang NEW PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Nobyembre 2019. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

DAVAO CITY Digos Rizal Digos Luna Digos Magsaysay Tagum Rizal Tagum Roxas Tagum Pioneer Tagum Public Market Tagum Quezon Santo Tomas Nabunturan Davao Branches Mati Burgos Kidapawan Panabo

Tel.#234-2268/cell#09078756193 ask for Ram and Jen between 8am-5pm

Digos Magsaysay March 6, 2020 At 9:30am

Venue and Date

Tagum Pioneer – GRAND AUCTION March 6-7, 2020 At 9:30am Santo Tomas March 11, 2020 At 9:30am Nabunturan March 14, 2020 At 9:30am Ilustre – GRAND AUCTION March 19-21, 2020 At 9:30am Mati Burgos March 21, 2020 At 9:30am Kidapawan March 25,2020 At 9:30am Panabo – GRAND AUCTION March 30-31





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FaceBook ug ubang apps sa komunikasyon pinaagi sa social media. Ug sanglit taas akong mensahe sa imoha ang e-mail mao ang akong gigamit. “Bitaw ‘Kol Vic, medyo ‘dual citizen’ na man ka karon hasta pud si Auntie Nene. Parehas na man mo nila Papa ug Mama nako. Mao nga pag-amping gyud mo diha kay subay sa mga balita nga akong nasayran pinaagi sa telebisyon medyo daghan na ang mga kaso sa CoViD 19 diha sa Pinas. Daghan na pug nangamatay sa maong sakit. Gani pati mga doctor nga mao unta ang mga nag-una sa pagsanta sa maong sakit daghan na pud ang gitakboyan ug ubay-ubay usab kanila namatay. Ug ang uban pud nga mga front liners sama sa mga nurses ug ubang medical personnel na-quarantine na sab. Mao nga pag-amping gyud mo diha sa ato-a ‘Kol Vic. Sa akong kabahin nagpabilin lang ko nga positibo sa akong panglantaw. Seguro pa ko ‘Kol Vic nga magkita-kita gihapon ta ug kaya nato lutsan kining CoViD 19 ug ang kalisud sa panginabuhi nga misangpot sa katawhan gumikan niini nga sakit nga anaa na sa pan-

demic nga sitwasyon. See you soon ‘Kol.” Simpli ug direkta ang akong tubag sa e-mail sa akong pag-umangkon nga babaye: “Salamat Tet sa imong paghinumdom sa ako ug sa imo Auntie Nene. Yes, agree ko sa imoha nga kinahanglan gyud namo nga ‘senior’ na nga mag-amping sa among panglawas ug dili magpasaya-saya sa gawas kay subay sa mga pahimangno sa mga doctor kami ang matawag nga ‘vulnerable’ nga sektor sa katawhan sa maong sakit. Pero Tet, isip usa ka ‘journalist’ mora ug gikinahanglan gyud nako nga mogawas matag karon ug unya aron makaadto sa editorial office o di ba makahinabi sa mga tawo nga dunay mga otoridad sa isyu sa CoViD ingon man sa pagsanta sa pagkaylap sa maong sakit. Mao ni ang giingon nga sugal sa kinabuhi. Buot ipasabot nako Tet, dunay posibilidad nga mapildi ug modaog pud. Pero parehas nimo positibo lang kanunay ako’ng panglantaw sa kinabuhi. Mag-amping ug labaw sa tanan mag-ampo ngadto sa labing makakgagahum sa tanan – ang Diyos.” SEND.




From housecats to humans: Europe’s vets deploy in COVID-19 crisis EUROPE'S veterinarians are stepping in to help save human lives as the coronavirus outbreak stretches medical facilities and staffing to the limit. Many animal practices question of the desire to have donated crossover help, there are limits to equipment, are helping what vets can do. with virus test analysis, and "We know how to inthousands of vets have vol- tubate animals, but would unteered as reserve emer- we know how to intubate gency carers for patients humans? They are not the who don't have fur or tails. same techniques," com"Our expertise, our mented Bruno Tessier, who equipment, and our com- presides over the veterinary mitment can help save association of the wider human lives," the Swiss Paris Ile-de-France region. Veterinary Society (SVS) - Face masks and venstates on its website, urg- tilators ing members to help where Himself a volunteer possible because "a human reserve, Tessier insisted life is worth more than an that "no-one is suggesting" animal life." sending vets to work on the A r o u n d 5 , 0 0 0 o f front lines, and that they France's 18,000 vets have would be deployed more in volunteered for a health supporting roles. reserve force being set up "We do know how to by the government, but not respond to people with yet deployed.  coronavirus symptoms, to In Madrid, animal doc- do medical interviews, to tors are helping frontline prioritise" patients, he said. nurses and others have been "We are waiting to be installed in a new tempo- called up," Tessier added. rary hospital to manage Vets around the contiteams and equipment said nent have meanwhile doManuel Lazaro, director of nated crucial hardware the order of veterinarians in ranging from syringes, the Spanish capital. protective gowns and face But while there is no masks, to ultrasound ma-


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with them. We affirmed them on things we liked and appreciated in them, and listened to what they want to say. Fourth, we respected their rules to our grandkids as much as possible, and asked permission when we want to give them treats. It also meant privately expressing our pain when we disagree with the discipline they are giving but not discrediting them in their children’s eyes. Fifth, we supported their leadership and decisions in their home. We fit into their plans and help in every way we can so that we do not burden them with our presence but rather do those tasks they could not do since their hands are full. We find it healthier though to have our own lives apart from them as God intended. With these decisions, we have come to truly love them and they love us back and we are all enriched!


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In Europe and the rest of the world, the other countries hardest hit are France with 73,743 cases and 5,387 deaths (including those reported in old people’s homes); Iran with 50,468 cases and 3,160 deaths; Britain with 33,718 cases and 2,921 deaths; the Netherlands with 14,697 and 1.339; Belgium with 15,348 and 1,011; Germany with 73,522 and 872; Switzerland with 18,194 and 431; and Turkey with 18,135 and 356 respectively. Africa, despite its huge population of 1.3 billion, has so far only recorded 6,804 cases and 273 deaths. The only continent that has even fewer is Oceania with 5,949 cases and 27 deaths. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of infections topped the 20,000 mark on Wednesday and stood at 23,133 on Thursday, including 653 deaths.  The Middle East reported 64,083 cases and 3,306 deaths and the whole of Asia registered 112,356 cases and 4,003 deaths.  The  tally has been compiled using data from AFP bureaus, as well as statistics from the relevant national authorities and from the World Health Organization. Agence France-Presse

chines and oxygen and pressure monitors to help out. The veterinary faculty of the University of Bern in Switzerland has provided ventilator equipment that is much needed by patients whose lungs are ravaged by

the virus. And animal practices in Madrid and the Czech Republic have made available their laboratories for medical analysis. "Several ventilators have been placed in reserve, but none have yet

been requisitioned," SVS president Olivier Glardon told AFP. "The next step will be to ask vets to come and provide assistance, but this is a problem because we cannot abandon our practices. We may have to call on (vet-

erinary) students," he said. France bans testing on human samples in veterinary laboratories, a practice that is allowed in other European countries such as Germany, Belgium and Italy.Agence France-Presse

Dating in the time of coronavirus: chat online, meet much later WITH governments clamping down on social interactions to contain the coronavirus spread, dating sites are discouraging dates and asking users to get to know each other virtually instead. "We don't know who needs to hear this, but now is NOT the time to go out with your date to a bar," leading match-maker OkCupid tweeted on Monday. "FaceTime, Skype, call, text, call, message on our app.... all very romantic right now," it added. Dating sites contacted by AFP refused to divulge their traffic since Covid-19 starting shutting down US cities this week but it appears their usage is far from slowing. Even if some academics would like them to suspend their activities entirely. "It's time to shut down Tinder and all online dating services," tweeted US writer Matt Stoller.   "No more internet-enabled interactions among random people until the #coronavirus crisis has

passed," he added. Joking about the coronavirus has become popular on dating sites, although not necessarily effective at endearing matches to each other. "If someone seems like they're not taking the crisis seriously or they're making fun of it for me personally that's a turnoff," said comedian and author Lane Moore. She helped created the show "Tinder Live," in which she interacts with matches in real time, and thinks coronavirus could be an "opportunity" for people to bond. "I'm talking to a guy right now who I met on Tinder Live and we're both talking about how this coronavirus COVID-19 stuff is impacting our lives so that can be a good way to know somebody," she said. M o o re, fro m N e w York, says many of the men she meets on Tinder want to cut the conversation short and jump straight to meeting in the flesh. She thinks it's a good

thing that now men are being forced to chat more first. - 'One-word answers' "That's something that women have always wanted because it's an opportunity to meet someone you like the first time but also try to make sure that they're safe," Moore explained. The dating site Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is proposing several different ideas for remote interactions, including an online video game date. "This is going to be important for us to think outside the box in crazy times like this," said CEO Dawoon Kang. CMB is also organizing an online group discussion, which it has never done before. Yale University student Ileana Valdez and five friends spent just a few hours setting up a dating site for students whose classes have been canceled and campuses are deserted. The site, OKZoomer, a nod to the popular expression "Ok boomer" which

millennials use to refer to older people, picked up 6,500 users in less than a week, according to Valdez. "Social distancing allows us to focus on conversations and building up existing and new relationships," the computer science student told AFP via email. She feels that the big dating apps are focused on "hookups," and argues that OKZoomer sets the ground for "meaningful relationships." For example OKZoomer's algorithm does not prioritize proximity, unlike most major dating sites. Other sites are emerging too, such as "Quarantine Together," whose slogan is "Get close even when you can't be close." Moore, the comedian, isn't convinced that the new coronavirus will spark a dating revolution though. "I can imagine that once all of this settles down the men who don't really want to be having a conversation will probably go back to one-word answers.

Americans wary of Facebook ‘power,’ survey shows A LARGE majority of Americans believe Facebook has "too much power" but many would be disappointed if the social networking giant disappeared, a survey showed Monday. The "tech trust survey" for online technology news magazine The Verge found 72 percent thought Facebook's power was too extensive, even if their overall views of the company were mixed. Nearly half of the

1,123 respondents expressed concerns over how Facebook handles private user data, the December survey showed. But 55 percent said they would be disappointed if it disappeared. There were a range of views, sometimes contradictory, on Big Tech, which has drawn increasing scrutiny for dominating key economic sectors, with antitrust probes in several parts of the world underway.

Roughly nine in 10 said they had "favorable" opinions of firms such as Google, Netflix and Microsoft. The percentage was 80 percent for Apple, 71 percent for Facebook and 61 percent for Twitter. A majority said Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple had a "positive" impact on society, but only 40 percent said the same for Facebook. In the survey, 56 percent said the government should break up tech com-

panies if they control too much of the economy. But fewer than half were aware that Google owns YouTube and that Facebook controls Instagram and WhatsApp. But strong majorities said they would be disappointed if Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix or Apple disappeared. Microsoft led the pack in the number of Americans who say they trust it, at 75 percent, with Amazon at 73 percent.Agence FrancePresse


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