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first_imgILOILO – Each of the 43 localgovernment units (LGUs) in this province will be receiving P1 million financialassistance from the provincial government to strengthen initiatives keepingtheir jurisdictions free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * relief goods for PUMs, PUIs andthose affected by quarantine Defensor said the P1-millionassistance should be used for the following: * other elated and necessary expenses/PN Yesterday morning, Defensor issuedExecutive Order No. 081 providing guidelines for the release of the financialassistance. * personal protective equipment (PPEs)such as alcohol and sanitizers, head cover, disinfectants, gloves, aprons,medical masks, eye protection (goggles or face shield) and such other similarprotective devices and supplies The municipality of Guimbal, however,will be getting P1.5 million for better response. The second of four confirmedCOVID-19 cases in Western Visayas is from Guimbal. The patient is currentlyconfined at The Medical City in Iloilo City. * food package for frontliners,healthcare workers and those conducting checkpoints and monitoring personsunder quarantine Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. urged LGUs tostrictly enforce his Executive Order No. 080 imposing an “enhanced communityquarantine over the entire province of Iloilo for stronger protection” againstCOVID-19. * thermal scanners and similar medicaldevices including medicines and medical supplies * fuel and lubricant As of March 23, the province had 9,396persons under monitoring (PUMs) and 31 persons under investigation (PUI), datafrom the Provincial Health Office showed. A woman wearing a facemask passes by the Iloilo provincial capitol on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * tarpaulins, signages, supplies forinformation, education campaign on the preventive measures for COVID-19 andother relate activities PUMs are persons with a history oftravel to areas with COVID-19 positive cases but not showing signs andsymptoms. PUIs are those showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19.last_img read more

McCartney on mission to save seals

December 28, 2019 | tqujrlgr | No Comments

first_imgPaul McCartney and his wife will travel to the ice floes off the Canadian Maritimes today to observe seal pups before the country’s annual hunt opens. The former Beatle and Heather Mills McCartney, both longtime animal-rights activists, will head out to the frigid ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence today and Friday in their bid to prompt Ottawa to end the annual hunt of seals. The timing of this year’s hunt is uncertain. Generally the hunt runs from mid-March through mid-April, but the unseasonably mild winter has put the hunt date on hold. Twenty years ago, the centuries-old industry appeared doomed. Celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot and Martin Sheen pushed to ban the hunt amid a worldwide campaign that featured graphic photos of doe-eyed whitecoats, or baby harp seals, being bludgeoned on the ice floes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The United States moved to ban the import of seal products in 1972, and the European Union instituted a partial ban in 1983. Prices plummeted to as low as $5 per seal pelt, and in 1987, Canada banned the killing of whitecoats. But by the mid-1990s, new markets opened up in China and Russia, the price for pelts started to rise, and the sealing industry’s efforts to encourage humane harvesting practices limited the impact of renewed protests. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more