MB Daily News Update November 11

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President Duterte has ordered the nationwide implementation of the Alert Level System (ALS)--his boldest move yet in reopening the country’s economy amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The directive, which was spelled out in Executive Order (EO) No.151, does away with the old region-wide quarantine clarifications that--while crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19--was too restrictive in terms of helping revive the business sector.

The ALS was initially piloted in the National Capital Region (NCR), the current classification of which is a relatively lenient alert level 2.

(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Meanwhile,  the plot thickens over in the camp of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. The presidential daughter has resigned from Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional political party in Mindanao which she formed in 2018.

The move is seen as part of the prelude of her expected substitution to an aspiring national  candidate in the upcoming May 2022 elections. The rules say that she must join a national political party if she is to run for a national position next year.

Earlier, "Inday Sara" withdrew her candidacy for reelection as Davao City chief executive.

These are among the top stories this busy Thursday afternoon, November 11, 2021.

1) PH COVID-19 Update: 1,974 new cases;  2,388 new recoveries; 142 new deaths

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/ched-over-1m-college-students-vaccinated-vs-covid-19/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/doh-reminds-public-fully-vaccinated-people-can-still-get-covid-19/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/govt-pandemic-response-approval-rating-down-by-30-in-september-octa-survey/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/ph-red-cross-boasts-5-accredited-bakuna-centers-for-pediatric-vaccination/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/galvez-thanks-senate-for-prioritizing-purchase-of-booster-shots-in-2022/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/ph-headed-into-right-direction-with-effective-covid-19-response-ntf-exec/

2) ELECTION 2022

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/palace-dispels-alliance-notion-after-duterte-pacquiao-friendly-meeting/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/comelec-eyes-release-of-final-list-of-candidates-next-month/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/its-all-about-mindanao-progress-sara-politics-not-discussed-in-duterte-pacquiao-meet/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/reluctant-candidates-appeal-to-filipino-voters-part-of-ph-culture-ust-prof/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/teachers-ask-for-p10000-poll-worker-pay-due-to-longer-voting-hours/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/lacsons-relevant-experience-to-avert-messy-covid-19-response-other-problems-says-spokesman/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/mayor-isko-vows-to-be-fearless-in-defending-wps/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/pacquiao-welcomes-comelec-ruling-on-limited-face-to-face-campaigning/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/chiz-urges-dilg-to-reconsider-plan-to-sanction-lgus-unable-to-meet-vaccination-target/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/panelo-explains-why-sara-shouldnt-run-for-vice-president/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/comelec-cites-possibility-of-having-unprecedented-number-of-withdrawal-substitution/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/hontiveros-on-sara-dutertes-withdrawal-of-reelection-bid-sounds-familiar/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/uerm-doctors-star-in-si-leni-lang-music-video/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/no-gma-sara-meeting-in-balesin-arroyos-office/

3) On ALS and easing of COVID protocols

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/too-early-to-place-ncr-under-alert-level-1-says-dilg-spox/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/metro-mayors-require-full-vaccination-of-tiangge-vendors/

4) Update from Palace spox

5) What will Duterte do in APEC event?

6) On face-to-face classes

7) Weather Update

8) Judiciary Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/close-collaboration-between-prosecutors-law-enforcers-key-to-prosecuting-crimes/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/employers-can-refuse-hiring-unvaccinated-applicants-but-once-hired-they-cannot-compel-vaccination-doj/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/nbi-directed-to-probe-sen-pangilinans-complaints-against-2-youtube-channels/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/senate-asks-sc-to-declare-unconstitutional-ban-on-executive-officials-from-senate-hearings/

9) Lawmakers' Corner
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/house-panel-calls-for-enforcement-of-seniors-pwds-laws/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/tolentino-seeks-budget-guarantee-for-climate-change-initiatives-in-2022/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/dela-rosa-urges-colleagues-not-to-touch-p28-b-ntf-budget-for-2022/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/duterte-feeling-the-heat-changed-pharmally-stance-for-damage-control-hontiveros/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/bir-to-investigate-45-suppliers-of-anti-pandemic-items-to-ps-dbm/

10) DOST Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/dost-bats-for-more-human-capital-investments-higher-rd-allocation/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/dost-1921-participants-of-who-solidarity-trial-for-vaccines-already-received-first-dose-of-covid-vaccines/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/dost-ivermectin-clinical-trial-protocol-for-ethics-review-study-drug-compounding-now-ready/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/dost-itdi-wins-top-prize-in-regional-invention-tilt/

11) Response to high fuel prices

12)  The bright side

13) Business Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/smc-more-than-triples-net-income-to-p34-2-b/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/business-seeks-continuity-of-good-policies-of-past-administrations/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/lopez-confident-of-ph-full-economic-recovery-next-year/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/banks-net-profits-up-35-in-q3/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/manila-water-profits-boosted-by-overseas-units/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/monde-nissin-profits-fall-on-non-recurring-costs/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/geri-registers-higher-profit-despite-lower-sales/

14) Metro Manila Roundup

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/mayor-emi-joins-christmas-tree-lighting-at-hilton-manila/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/pasay-city-covid-19-cases-down-to-55/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/taguig-lgu-issues-reminders-on-cinema-health-safety-protocols/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/brothers-nabbed-for-shabu-in-taguig-4-others-fall-in-buy-bust-operations/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/bustos-bulacan-begins-drive-thru-vaccination/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/qc-govt-to-extend-no-contact-apprehension/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/pasay-city-buy-bust-yields-shabu-firearm-3-arrested/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/ph-to-host-manila-sdg-resiliart-event-on-dec-2-10/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/private-school-students-get-covid-19-jab-in-pasig/

15) Provincial Roundup

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/bacolod-city-council-oks-p3-2-b-annual-budget-for-2022/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/w-visayas-new-top-cop-vows-pro-6-will-remain-apolitical/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/11/e-samar-elcac-withdraws-support-for-presidential-senatorial-bets-opposing-its-budget/