Home minister to ban on-street campaign rallies, convoys for 2020 regional elections

first_imgHome Minister Tito Karnavian is set to ban on-street and large-scale campaign rallies for candidates running in the upcoming regional elections this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.He also urged all parties to prioritize the implementation of health protocols at every stage of the race, highlighting that campaign events should not invite crowds that could heighten the risk of virus transmission.”I and the General Elections Commission [KPU] will strictly ban on-street campaign rallies and convoys. Town hall meetings will also be limited to 50 people only,” Tito said in a statement on Wednesday. The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) will fine any candidate who violates health protocols during any stage of the elections, which will be held simultaneously in the country’s 270 regions, with voting day scheduled for Dec. 9.Candidates were rather expected to use their political campaigns as a means to show their innovations and ideas in handling the impact of the pandemic, he added.Read also: Majority of public wants regional elections delayed: Surveys”We should build the big theme [for the campaign] together, [namely] the role of regional leaders in mitigating COVID-19 and its economic impact,” Tito said as quoted by tribunnews.com. In July, the KPU had urged candidates in the regional elections to refrain from hosting campaign rallies in person and instead take them online, especially if their constituencies still have a high risk of COVID-19 transmission.The commission, however, allows candidates to host in-person rallies in locations where the infection rate has slowed down. But all in-person campaign events must be held in open-air spaces and under strict health protocols, which include physical distancing and not exceeding half of the location’s maximum occupancy.Candidates are also required to obtain permission from the COVID-19 task force in their region prior to hosting a campaign rally.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conveyed his concerns that the election would spawn new clusters of the coronavirus, as people would gather in polling stations on voting day.“Health protocols should be implemented at every stage of the regional elections. We should have elections that are safe from COVID-19. The most important thing is to assure voters that the KPU and the government are concerned about their health” Jokowi said on Wednesday. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug helped off ice after hard hit into boards

first_img“I don’t think we should assume he’s concussed. We don’t know that yet,” Cassidy told reporters. Related News Torey Krug shaken up after hit by Jake Muzzin. pic.twitter.com/vjRB3TNdlx— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) April 14, 2019Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy did not have an update on Krug after the game. NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov suspended one game for boarding NHL playoffs 2019: Predators’ Wayne Simmonds leaves game after taking shot to legcenter_img Bruins defenseman Torey Krug had to be helped off the ice Saturday after a hit by Toronto’s Jake Muzzin sent him flying into the boards.Krug’s helmet flew off after Muzzin’s hit, and Krug then awkwardly hit the boards. He had some trouble getting to his feet after the impact, and was helped off the ice and headed for the locker room. Krug was the Bruins’ fifth-leading scorer this season, with 53 points (six goals, 47 assists) in 64 games. He had an assist on a goal by Brad Marchand in the first period of Saturday’s game.Boston won the game, 4-1, to even the series at 1-1.last_img read more

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of fentanyl, oxycodone, alcohol mixture, coroner says

first_imgTyler Skaggs’ death was caused by a mixture of opioids and alcohol, and ruled an accident, according to findings of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, and the Skaggs family issued a statement suggesting someone with the Angels may have been connected to the tragedy.The report, which was released Friday, indicated Skaggs was found with powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, as well as alcohol.Skaggs’ family released as statement after the release of the news, and …last_img

Lady Chiefs forces winner-take-all Game 3 in NCAA volleyball finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Carla Donato and Regine Arrocha also had solid performances for Arellano with 13 and 12 points, respectively.Cindy Embo led the Lady Altas, who won the series opener 21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20, with 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe two teams will play the title decider on Tuesday. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Arellano isn’t giving up its three-peat bid yet after it buckled down to work to turn back University of Perpetual Help, 23-25, 25-9, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Center.Season MVP Necole Ebuen and Princess Bello lit up with 18 points for the Lady Chiefs, who are also in search of their fourth title in five seasons, to extend the series to a winner-take-all game 3.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Calvin Abueva’s defensive grit helps keep Fuel Masters unscathedlast_img read more