* ensure the availability of transportation for LSIs in coordination with receiving local governments ILOILO City – Not 446 as previously announced but 991 locally stranded individual (LSIs) returned to Western Visayas yesterday from Metro Manila ferried by ship MV St. Michael the Archangel. Here’s the breakdown of the 991 LSIs: The ship transporting them left the port of Manila on Monday afternoon, July 27, and dropped by this city around noon yesterday before proceeding to Bacolod City. For the return of the LSIs, the RIMT was activated with the following tasks: As of 9:46 a.m. yesterday, 29,269 LSIs and 8,620 repatriated overseas Filipinos (ROFs) have returned to Region 6 since April broken down as follows: * facilitate the smooth disembarkation of LSIs From Fort San Pedro, the LSIs were fetched by ambulances sent by their respective local government units (LGUs) and taken to their localities’ quarantine facilities for swabbing. Those who would test negative for COVID-19 would be allowed to go home even before their 14-day quarantine ends. * Guimaras – 12 * Iloilo province – 304 * facilitate the availability of quarantine/isolation facilities among local government units As of yesterday, the Department of Health in Western Visayas reported the region to have the following number of COVID-19 cases: Aklan, six; Antique, 16; Capiz, seven; Guimaras, one; Iloilo province, 85; Negros Occidental, 46; Bacolod City, 82; Iloilo City, 73; repatriates, 842. Data from the Regional Incident Management Team (RIMT) showed 537 of the newly-returned LSIs were residents of Panay and Guimaras islands while 454 were residents of Negros Island. * Negros Occidental – 382 * facilitate activation of camp management in the quarantine facility/PN In an advisory released on July 25, Director Jose Roberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 urged provincial governors, city and municipal mayors to prepare for the return of many LSIs. * Capiz – 78 * Negros Oriental – 7 * Antique – 71 * ensure the safety of responders that would be mobilized and the general public * Bacolod City – 64 * for LSIs: Iloilo City – 1,066; Bacolod City – 1,066; Aklan – 3,879; Antique – 7,816; Capiz – 5,086; Guimaras – 479; Iloilo – 4,316; and Negros Occidental – 5,561 * for ROFs: Iloilo City – 1,147; Bacolod City – 1,335; Aklan – 1,147; Antique – 880; Capiz – 1,285; Guimaras – 361; Iloilo province – 1,885; and Negros Occidental – 580 SO GOOD TO BE BACK…BUT IT’S NOT QUITE HOME YET FOR LSIS. Ilonggos stranded in Metro Manila for months due to quarantine travel restrictions have finally returned to Iloilo. They are shown here passing through a gate of Fort San Pedro regulated by several frontliners wearing personal protective equipment. From Fort San Pedro yesterday, they were fetched by ambulances sent by their respective local government units and taken to their localities’ quarantine facilities for swabbing. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * Iloilo City – 58 Their return is feared to further jack up the region’s cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which yesterday were at 1,158 with 16 deaths. Seventeen new cases were recorded, half of them LSIs. * Aklan – 14 Yesterday’s batch of LSIs managed to return to the region under the Hatid Tulong Program of the Presidential Management Staff. It is a short-term humanitarian effort to assist residents stranded in Metro Manila due to quarantine travel restrictions. * Zambonga – 1 (disembarked in Bacolod City to be fetched by his local government)
After a tough-luck result at Chelsea and a humbling 1-0 loss to Juventus, the Reds welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday hoping for a change in fortune. Marco Silva’s side have won three matches in a row and now sit one point above United in the Premier League table.Despite all the doom and gloom, there’s been much to build on in the last week. Most predicted Sarri-ball would dominate the visiting Reds, but only a heartbreaking stoppage time equaliser kept Chelsea’s unbeaten run intact.And, even with that loss to Juventus, United’s Champions League outlook grew quite a bit brighter. The Reds remain in second place in Group H thanks to the shocking draw between Valencia and Young Boys. That result completely upended the conventional wisdom that everyone would take full points off the Swiss champs. Most importantly, it leaves United in great position to advance to the knockout rounds, even with another loss to Juventus next month. Unless Valencia pull off a huge upset in their own trip to Turin, United should only need a draw in the Group H finale to qualify. Assuming, of course, that they beat Young Boys at Old Trafford.But, before any of that happens, Manchester United must sort out two key problems to beat Everton on Sunday — the suddenly goal-poor Romelu Lukaku and the much-maligned defense.José Mourinho, though, refused to give anything away when discussing his striker’s struggles. “The player is a fantastic professional who wants to give everything for the team,” he said. “But, I agree, his moment is not sweet. Not just for the goals he’s not scoring, but his confidence, movement, and touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.”“But he’s our striker,” the United boss continued. “He’s a good striker and a striker we believe in. Could I play Rashford there? Then I don’t have a winger as we’re in this difficult (injury) situation. He’s a hard-working professional. One day, the goals will arrive and the confidence will be back.”United’s defense is equally bereft of confidence after allowing eight goals in the last five games. Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf earned praise from the manager after the Juventus match, but something’s got to change.Everton, on the other hand, are loving life under new manager Marco Silva. After publicly flirting with the then-Watford manager last January, the Toffees finally got their man this summer.Alongside Everton’s new director of football, Marcel Brands, Silva started his Goodison Park reign with a summer shopping spree that must have left José Mourinho glowering with envy. Richarlison, Bernard, Kurt Zouma, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, and Andre Gomes all signed up for Silva’s Merseyside project.The new manager brings an up-tempo, high-pressing style of football that’s easy on the eyes. It also leads to high-scoring matches that put undue pressure on the defense.But, with this Everton backline, Silva might finally have a stable defense. He’s already had success partnering Zouma with Michael Keane at centre-back, and Yerry Mina will only add to that now that he’s back in training.The man of the hour for Everton, though, is Richarlison. Silva paid £40 million to bring over his former player from Watford and the early returns have been astounding. The fee seemed like a lot at the time, but the 21-year-old Brazilian has hit the ground running in a blue shirt. He plays out wide, scores goals, and puts in a defensive shift too. Richarlison is the complete package.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The FA Rules and Regulations state that “the season will end no later than June 1” and “each competition, within the limit set by the FA, will determine the length of its own playing season.”However, the FA Board has agreed that this limit be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional soccer.Furthermore, we have collectively agreed that professional play in England will be further postponed until April 30.The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters is our priority. We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all available options to find ways to resume the season when conditions allow.We would all like to re-emphasize that our thoughts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19. The Premier League will not be played until at least April 30. That is the date that the English football bodies are set for the competition to return to action. At first, the competition had stopped until April 4, but the advance of the coronavirus has made the English authorities have decided to extend the postponement of the Premier.This has been announced through an official statement:The FA, Premier League, EFL, and women’s professional game, along with the PFA and LMA, understand that we are in unprecedented times and that our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19.We are united in our commitment to find ways to resume the 2019/20 football season and ensure that all national and European club cup and league matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space on the calendar to ensure that league and cup matches for national and European clubs have a better chance of being played and by doing so maintain the integrity of each competition.