Filipino fans pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with mural of him with his daughter
UNTV News • January 28, 2020 • 1807
Filipino fans painted a giant mural of late basketball star Kobe Bryant together with his daughter Gianna inside a neighborhood basketball court in Taguig City on Tuesday (January 28) as a tribute to the late sportsman.
Bryant and his daughter were among the nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash in the Santa Monica foothills near Calabasas, California, United States on Sunday (January 26).
Fans painted the picture to pay tribute to Bryant, both as an athlete and as a father.
They started painting the mural on Monday and completed it overnight.
Basketball is one of the Philippines’ most popular sports, with makeshift courts popping up appearing in many neighborhoods and children frequently seen playing on the streets.
Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nicknamed the “Black Mamba”, he was named in the NBA all-star team 18 times and won five NBA championships.
The Manila City government said it will continue to give out P100,000 incentive to barangays that are COVID-19-free from December 1 to January 31, 2021.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said barangays who already won an incentive may still participate and will receive P200,000 if they continue to become COVID-19-free.
“Sa mga hindi nanalo mayroon kayong pag-asa. Ngayon, sa mga nanalo naman pwede kayong magtuloy at mas malaki ang incentive na inyong makukuha, (To those who haven’t won yet, this is your chance. To those who already won, you can still continue and may even receive a bigger incentive),” he said.
Domagoso also said this initiative might help Manila in becoming COVID-19 free. He also calls on the public to be disciplined in practicing health and safety protocols.
COVID-19 cases in Manila, as of November 16 reached over 22,000. Around 478 are active cases while 21,168 already recovered. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)
Grab PH has announced the resumption of its 24/7 services in Manila and other selected areas across the country.
The new service hours for Grab PH will be effective October 20 in the following areas: Manila (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Pampanga (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Cebu (GrabCar & GrabTaxi), Baguio (GrabTaxi), Naga (GrabTaxi), Bacolod (GrabTaxi), Iloilo (GrabTaxi), Cagayan de Oro (GrabTaxi) & Davao (GrabTaxi).
The ride-hailing firm also reminded passengers about the minimum health safety protocols that must be observed, including wearing of face masks and face shields in public transportation.
Grab will also implement cashless payment as mandated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). AAC
MANILA, Philippines – Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers, market vendors and employees of various establishments in the Philippine capital will be provided with free RT-PCR tests, the Manila City government said Wednesday.
In a statement, the city’s public information office said Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso issued the order which will cover employees of malls, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, and vendors in public markets as well as drivers of e-trikes, pedicabs, tricycles, jeepneys and buses operating in the city.
Under Domagoso’s Executive Order No. 39, the Manila Health Department was tasked to provide free swab tests to said workers.
The order follows the launch of Sta. Ana Hospital’s second molecular laboratory, which has the capacity to process around 1,000 tests daily. The additional laboratory will raise the hospital’s test processing capacity to 30,000 a month.
“The real threat of COVID-19 will continue to persist in our community, thereby sending fear to every person of getting infected with it. This fear will affect not only the individual preferences and behavior or every person, but also the economic growth (of the city),” Domagoso said.
“In order to allay the fear of getting infected with COVID-19, there is a need to assure the public that employees of these frequently visited establishments are COVID-19 free and thus spur economic activities,” he added.
Mayor Isko also directed the Manila Bureau of Permits and Licensing Office, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau to “require establishments under their jurisdiction to require filling up mandatory health declaration forms for contact tracing purposes.”
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