‘No concrete plan’ | Duterte late-night report hit for lack of details

first_imgSen. Risa Hontiveros said the President“should act with a sense of urgency” following the stimulus law that gave himspecial powers to address the contagion. Gabriela Women’s Partylist echoedHontiveros’ concerns, saying it was better if Duterte mentioned the names offallen health workers instead of “oligarchs and corporation who are justsharing crumbs from their profit.” In his televised public address late Monday night, more than seven hours past the 4 p.m. tentative schedule, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government has set aside P200 billion for those affected by the enhanced community quarantine. ABS-CBN NEWS “After almost eight hours of delay, thepublic was presented with neither a sound assessment nor a concrete plan toaddress the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 crisis,” Hontiveros said in astatement. The country’s hospitals continue tosuffer from a lack of PPEs as the supply of medical equipment plungedworldwide, while at least 12 doctors have died fighting in the frontlinesagainst the respiratory illness. (ABS-CBNNews) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s televisedreport released late Monday was “lacking” in details on mass testing andfinancial aid for Filipinos reeling from the effect of the coronavirus pandemic,a senator said Tuesday. “What are the steps being taken by thegovernment to enhance our capacity for mass testing? How do we ensure thatthere are enough personal protective equipment [PPE] in every hospital? How dowe get the cash assistance to the most vulnerable as soon as possible? So far,the President provided no clear answers to these questions. It is alarming.” “How could the President miss this verycritical lens at this crucial time? Bakitsasabihing swerte sila sa kanilang pagkamatay gayong dapat na manatili silangbuhay nang makapagpatuloy sa paglilingkod sa bayan?” it added. “It is very inappropriate for Duterte toromanticize the death of our health workers under current circumstances as somestroke of luck. In fact he should be alarmed: We are losing those who aresupposed to save lives,” it said.last_img read more

Badminton News Rankireddy-Shetty become first Indian pair to win BWF Super 500 tourney at Thailand Open

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bangkok: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday became the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament with a hard-fought victory over Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the summit clash of Thailand Open here.The unseeded Indian duo prevailed 21-19 18-21 21-18 over the third seeded Chinese pair after battling hard for an hour and two minutes.It was the first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men’s doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games.Rankireddy and Shetty got off to a good start as they broke away from 3-3 early on and moved ahead to open up a 10-6 lead, but their Chinese opponents kept breathing down their necks and made it 14-14.It was a closely fought affair after that and the world No. 16 Indian pair could take a slight edge only at 20-18.Although the Chinese duo narrowed down the gap further to 19-20, the Indians managed to win the crucial point to wrap up the first game.In the second game, the Indians managed to take an upper hand as they moved to a 6-2 lead but the Chinese soon bridged the gap to 5-6 before catching up with them at 11-11.After the interval, the Chinese duo surged ahead to 13-11 but the Indians lifted their game and drew parity at 13 apiece.The Indians then overtook their opponents to 16-14 and then climbed up to 18-16 before the Chinese pair won five consecutive points to stun the Indians and take the match to the decider.Rankireddy and Shetty were slow off the blocks in the third game but managed to make it 6-6. From there on, the Indians never looked back and kept their composure to maintain the edge over their rivals till the end.Even though the Chinese pair fought back and at one stage reduced the gap to 18-19, the Indians looked in no mood to climb down and went on to pocket two consecutive points to seal the match in their favour. last_img read more