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One such incident went viral on the internet on June 19, Saturday when a monkey took a metro ride around the city with a compartment full of people. The video surfacing over the Internet shows a monkey roaming inside the coach of a Delhi Metro. The Dubai-headquartered Landmark Group currently operates several retail chains in the country, including Splash, Home Centre, Max and Lifestyle. Splash is one of the most popular fast fashion brands in the Middle East and has 18 stores currently operational in India. It competes with fashion and apparel brands, such as the ones from the houses of H&M and Tata’s Trent.

The Parañaque government began imposing a 24-hour curfew to its residents from March 24. The following day, a photo published by the San Isidro government circulated on social media showing considers subscription tweetdeck unique alleged curfew violators in the barangay being forced to sit under the sun as penalty. On March 23, Mayor Tiangco issued an executive order to implement a 24-hour curfew in the city.

Despite the obvious risks, the trend has taken TikTok by storm, reportedly causing several near-accidents by participants. “The car almost flipped,” reads the caption to a video of one TikTokker performing the stunt with friends. This ridiculous TikTok trend involved teen drivers swerving all over the road like maniacs in time with the stunt’s namesake dance anthem, firstreleased 20 years agoby DJ Casper, a k a Mr. C The Slide Man. This viral craze —reportedly originatingin Venezuela as “rompcráneos,” or “skull breaker” — depicts three friends jumping next to each other as the bookending buds kick the middle guy’s feet out from under him. The action sends the person crashing to the ground, landing on their back and hitting their head in the process. As part of a series of viral lifehacks, enterprising TikTokkers tried to accelerate their corn consumption by eating a cob affixed to a spinning drill bit.

The National Monument Authority gave a green signal so long as no commercial development took place for 100m in the region except for greenery and the CMDA installed the required signage. But Dr Sumner believes small changes taken over time will put us in the right direction. However, behaviour from consumers needs to change on a wide scale in order to curb unnecessary waste. Meanwhile, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos announced on March 16 a temporary suspension of all Islamic gatherings in the region in response to the pandemic.

The essential goods sold to residents through the trucks are sourced from the vendors of the city’s public markets “to assist them generate income.” About 400,000 food packs were also distributed by the city government to Pasig residents. Around 500 sets of personal protective equipment were distributed by city government on March 14 to its 30 barangays. On March 23, Mayor Isko Moreno launched an online survey via his Facebook page inquiring Manila residents about their health status in relation to COVID-19 and their recent travel history. PLDT, one of the country’s major telecommunications providers, assisted the city government in providing enhanced data connectivity for the online survey service. In response to the confirmation of residents of the Rockwell Center contracting COVID-19, Makati Mayor Abigail Binay placed the city under a state of calamity on March 15. Binay also assured city hall employees that they would continue to receive their salaries amid the enhanced community quarantine.

MMBT can handle 42 buses on the ground level and another 50 from the upper level. However, only government buses currently operate from MMBT while private buses continue to operate from CCCBT. Interestingly, some of TNSTC’s buses bound to Tirupati start from CMBT, which also gives it an unfair advantage over its Andhra Pradesh counterpart. Around 315 buses use the terminus daily, catering to an average of 12,000 passengers, with a higher number over the weekends.

He also ordered officials to install isolation facilities to accommodate suspected cases of COVID-19; the city government assembled a field hospital outside the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, which became fully operational on March 18. Police officials were deployed to prevent students from entering malls, following the suspension of classes in Metro Manila. The Makati Friendship Suites on March 25 was converted into an isolation facility by the city government to accommodate at most 100 patients suspected of COVID-19 and is equipped with x-ray machines, defibrillators, and cardiac monitors. The UP-PGH has stopped admitting non-emergency cases and the Lung Center has dedicated one of its wings of 40 beds for COVID-19 patients.

The Pasig government also assembled sanitation tents at the entrances of the city hall and two hospitals, prepared food packages containing vitamins to be distributed to the city’s “vulnerable households”, and purchased three octocopter drones to be utilized for disinfecting public spaces. On April 3, the Manila City Council approved an ordinance penalizing discriminatory acts directed against coronavirus patients and other patients under evaluation, including discrimination of health workers on the basis of their medical condition. The following day on April 4, Mayor Moreno ordered the temporary closure of the Ospital ng Sampaloc after five hospital staff contracted the virus. On April 6, Mayor Moreno announced that he and several other government officials in the city would donate their salaries to the Philippine General Hospital to increase its financial capability amid the pandemic. MDSW Chief Re Fugoso ordered the lockdown of the Manila Boys Town Complex and the Manila Youth Reception Center in Ermita for the protection of the children and teenagers residing there amid the pandemic. On March 18, Mayor Moreno ordered all lodging facilities in Manila to provide free accommodations for front line health workers, such as doctors and nurses, throughout the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

A coronavirus warning sign at the entrance of The Podium mall in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong. On March 29, the Valenzuela government partnered with the Valdeco Greenleaf Market to launch a mobile market system. Mayor Gatchalian said that he was inspired by the Pasig government’s “mobile palengke” initiative and sought Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto’s permission. The government utilized electric tricycles, instead of trucks like in Pasig, to suit the city’s smaller terrain roads.

Dr Mark Sumner, a lecturer in fashion and sustainability at the University of Leeds, argues that the brand’s meteoric rise to the top may have fed into its surprisingly quick downfall. But for shoppers like Maddy, the well-documented debates surrounding brands like Missguided were one of the reasons she stopped shopping there. Analysts from investment firm UBS have found that fast-fashion retailers could face revenue declines between 10 and 30% over the next five to ten years – and already, some bigger players have started to see profit margins pinched. The PR consultant, 25, was a self-confessed ASOS addict after she finished university and started earning a salary, forking out as much as £100 a month on brand new looks.

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