Sinas, 18 others charged over lockdown ‘mañanita’

first_imgMeanwhile, PNP chief Archie Gamboa and the PNP’s Advisory Group has several options in dealing with Sinas and the cops who were there in the party despite most part of the country is under enhanced community quarantine. They were also slapped with administrative charges for neglect of duty and for the violation of the EO 112 which adapts the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease for the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to stop the spread of the disease. “But there’s also the possibility that they may stay for the reason that we are in this public health emergency and we may not have to change top executives in the middle of this fight against COVID-19,” he added. Sinas received criticisms after photos of his birthday celebration on May 8 at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City— which he had labeled as a simple “mañanita” or early morning serenade – went viral online earlier this week. MANILA – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Debold Sinas and several other police officials have been formally charged before the Taguig Prosecutors Office after allegedly violating pandemic protocols when he allowed and participated in a mass gathering.  The pictures were initially uploaded on the Facebook page of NCRPO’s public information office where police officers were seen giving Sinas roses and cakes while other photos were seen Sinas mingling with guests seated at various tables.center_img Sinas has apologized for the incident, but claimed he found “nothing wrong” with the gathering, saying proper social distancing and health measures were followed by the guests./PN The 19 NCRPO police officials and officers were charged for the violation of Republic Act 11332 or Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events and Public Health Concern Act and local ordinance of Taguig City on wearing face mask. The Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) filed the complaint before the Taguig court against Sinas and 18 others at around three in the afternoon on Friday. “Once the charges are filed and it is found that there is probable cause, the top management of the PNP may exercise options of administratively relieving officials,” PNP spokesperson Bernard Banac said in an interview with CNN Philippines.last_img read more

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Protect your pipes from freezing

first_imgBatesville, In. – Cold weather with single-digit low temperatures are in the forecast across much of the state for the Christmas week. Taking steps to prevent freezing pipes can help residents avoid costly repairs.Frozen pipes are preventable by evaluating areas of vulnerability throughout the home and taking certain precautions. Implementing the following winterization tips now can help avoid headaches later:Search your house for uninsulated pipes, especially in unheated areas. Consider wrapping pipes with electric heating tape, but follow manufacturer’s instructions carefully to avoid a fire hazard.Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations with caulking, especially where cable TV or phone lines enter the house, to keep cold winds away from pipes.If your home is heated by a hot-water radiator, bleed the valves by opening them slightly. Close them when water appears.Make certain the water to your hose bibs is shut off inside your house (via a turnoff valve), and the lines are drained.Drain and shut off entirely the water to any unoccupied residence such as a summer or vacation home. A loss of power during a winter storm could cause pipes to freeze. If you intend to leave a property entirely without heat, be sure to drain all water to prevent the possibility of frozen pipes.Set the thermostat at 55 degrees if you’re going out of town. Although you may be able to get away with a lower temperature, this setting is considered to be safe for pipes.Consider wrapping your water heater in an insulation blanket. While not really at danger for freezing, this can lower your heating bills.last_img read more

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