No send-off party at Bacolod-Silay Airport

first_imgThe Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has prohibited passengers from bringing a send-off party inside the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental. This is incompliance with health protocols to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. PNA BACOLOD City – In compliance with health protocols to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has prohibited passengers from bringing a send-off party inside the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental. Flights scheduled on August 5, 8, 12, and 15, will be those of AirAsia. Still flying to Bacolod are Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific Air, and Philippines AirAsia from Monday to Saturday. PAL, on the other hand, will fly to the airport on Aug. 7, 10, and 14, while Cebu Pacific will have flights on Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13. At this time, the terminal building shall be considered a “drop-off zone” only, and the driver is discouraged from overstaying at the airport premises, it added. The Bacolod-Silay Airport has been accommodating more sweeper flights from Manila to Bacolod and vice versa since Aug. 1 until Aug. 15. “May we again remind the public that only the driver of the vehicle with flying passenger/s and the passenger/s are allowed to enter the airport premises before the scheduled flight,” the airport management’s COVID-19 task force said in an advisory posted on Facebook on July 30. “This policy is being implemented to prevent airport terminal congestion and to minimize social contact. The airport security guards are directed to impose this policy,” the management said as it reiterated that the “no mask, no entry” rule must be observed at all times. Those who are part of the send-off party, aside from the driver, have been advised to alight from the vehicle and wait outside the main gate. The advisory also said those who have personal business at the airport, other than having a flight or personal inquiries, are required to secure a coordination slip from the CAAP Security and Intelligence Service office at least a day before the intended date of entry, or three days before, if the intended date falls on a Monday. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse will get back on track against Eastern Michigan

first_img Published on December 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm After dropping four of its last six, Syracuse (6-4) hosts Eastern Michigan (6-4) Monday night inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange has a quick turnaround after losing to Georgetown, 78-71, Saturday afternoon. The Eagles lost at Vermont by eight on Saturday.Here’s how our beat writers predict Monday’s matchup will unfold.Connor Grossman (6-4)Pecking for a winSyracuse 65, Eastern Michigan 61Much like almost every other nonconference game for Syracuse, this one is going to be close, and most won’t expect it. Eastern Michigan runs an offense that has three players averaging more than 15 points per game. The team as a whole averages nearly 85 points per game. The Orange defense has fallen apart against inferior opponents like North Florida, and blowouts quickly shift to nail-biters. Expect nothing less on Monday night in the Carrier Dome.Matt Schneidman (7-3)Fly like an eagleSyracuse 73, Eastern Michigan 62AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange is in treacherous territory following a 78-71 loss to Georgetown, but the rest of nonconference play should be a breeze. Should be. This one won’t be as easy as it looks on paper. EMU head coach Rob Murphy assisted Jim Boeheim from 2004-11 and knows how the zone plays. Compound that with the fact that the Eagles steal the ball on over 14 percent of opponent possessions, which ranks third nationally according to Kenpom.com, and SU suddenly doesn’t have a walk in the park Monday night. Don’t be surprised if this is a single digit game late in the second half. The Eagles took Pittsburgh to two overtimes, but Boeheim and company still eke out a win.Paul Schwedelson (7-3)No time for jokesSyracuse 71, Eastern Michigan 59Eastern Michigan isn’t that good. But neither is Syracuse. The Orange has won two of its last six, which includes a victory over North Florida by just six points. Factor in that the Eagles force opponents into 18.9 turnovers per game and SU has committed 12 or more in three of its last four. Syracuse rolled past the Eagles by 22 the last time they played. But that was three years ago when the Orange started off the season 25-0. This SU team isn’t as good and the score will be much closer than one would expect over a directional Michigan. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more