BLOG: Governor Wolf Wishes Pennsylvanians a Happy Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

first_img By: Governor Tom Wolf The Blog,  Videos November 26, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img As one of the original thirteen colonies in America, Pennsylvania has a long history of firsts for our nation. For example, as many folks know, both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation were signed in our commonwealth, and the American Constitution was drafted here. However, what many Pennsylvanians may not realize is that Thanksgiving was first proclaimed in my hometown of York, Pennsylvania.Today, as Americans and Pennsylvanians, we continue to hold our independence as one of our proudest values, and we continue to work towards peace in our homes, communities, schools, workplaces, state, and nation. It is as true today as it was in 1777 that we are grateful for these American principles.This year, Frances and I are thankful for the opportunity granted to us by Pennsylvania’s voters to lead our state into a bright, successful future. My administration remains committed to upholding the principles for which our founding fathers fought and said thanks in our commonwealth almost 250 years ago.Today, I’d like to wish all of the people of Pennsylvania a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.Thank you.Governor Tom WolfTo read Governor Wolf’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Governor Wolf Wishes Pennsylvanians a Happy Thanksgiving (VIDEO)last_img read more

Return of Bacolod-Iloilo fast crafts goes smoothly

first_imgPrior to entering the terminal, passengers queue in line as they wait in turn for a temperature check. An isolation room is readily available just in case a passenger registers a high temperature. BACOLOD City – Fast craft vessels plying the Bacolod-Iloilo route set sail for the first time in more than two months after authorities imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). PCG personnel then divide the passengers between Bacolod City residents, and those living outside of the city. Once inside the terminal passengers are required to present their identification when purchasing a ticket and go through the normal security checks. Bacolod City residents only need to submit their health cards and after which they are allowed to go on their way. Negros Occidental residents, meanwhile, undergo testing through real time-polymerase reaction at a swab booth set up outside the terminal’s premises. For arriving passengers, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel immediately retrieve the health cards issued to passengers prior to disembarkation. Seats in the waiting area are clearly marked in order for passengers to follow social distancing measures, after which another round of temperature check will be performed prior to boarding their vessel. Panay News went to the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. (Bredco) port over the weekend and observed that passengers have been fully cooperative with port authorities. Ferry operators are also stringent in enforcing minimum health protocols. They only accommodate 50 percent of the vessel’s total seating capacity and are also seen disinfecting the passenger accommodation areas. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA At the roll-on/roll-off terminal, meanwhile, PCG again divides the passengers, only this time Negros Occidental residents are directed to ride a waiting bus which will take them to the Provincial Healing Center in the town of E.B. Magalona for testing./PN Last week, Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Mayor Jerry Treñas agreed to resume travel between the two cities./PNlast_img read more