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New Quarantine Classifications 

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte had placed the National Capital Region (NCR) under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) again. ‘Ber’ months in the Philippines begin today but the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases are continuously rising. Our government announced last night of Monday that Bulacan, Tacloban City, and Bacolod City were also reverted to GCQ from Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Meanwhile, Iligan City in Northern Mindanao was placed at a stricter lockdown status of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) after the virus infections increased, while the rest of the country w be under MGCQ. These quarantine classifications are effective for the whole month of September (1-30) instead of the usual two weeks.

The match between Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz for Round 1 – Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3) will be held on Tuesday, September 1st, 8:30 p.m. ET (Wednesday, 6 a.m. IST) at Advent Health Arena, Orlando, Florida. Jazz was defeated by the Nuggets last Game 6 in a thrilling play of 107-119 scores. NBA fans are excited for the Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray show inside the court defending their teams. Nuggets seem to be relaxed ahead of Game 7 in this series with coach Michael Malone who said, “It is something where we have been before. Our guys understand that every possession matters and I think we will have a comfort level because of the fact that we have been here before last season and in Game 5 and Game 6.” On the other hand, Jazz has also a phenomenal chance to win and will have an advance to play with the Los Angeles Clippers

Philippines 3rd Telco Player ‘DITO’

The House of Representatives granted the 25-year legislative franchise for DITO Telecommunity owned by President Rodrigo Duterte’s close friend, Dennis Uy. Lawmakers voted 240 affirmatives and 7 negatives with no abstention. The decision of the House made DITO be the country’s third major telecommunication player, to construct, install, establish, operate, and maintain wired and/or wireless telecommunication systems. Once allowed to operate, it will be expected to break the duopoly for telco dominated by Smart Communication owned by Manny Pangilinan and Globe Telecom of the Ayala’s. In President Duterte’s fifth  State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27, he said that if Smart and Globe will not improve their customer services, he might be forced to expropriate all of their assets before the year ends.

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