The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is fast rising, and it has caused the cancellation or postponement of a number of events in the country.
So far, the following events in the Philippines have been cancelled or postponed.
POSTPONED: PBA Games
The Philippine Basketball Association has decided to shelve its games for a week as a precaution to the virus threat. The decision was made by the entire PBA board in consultation with Commissioner Willie Marcial in an emergency meeting on March 10.
CANCELLED: Civil Service Exam
The Civil Service Commission has cancelled the professional and sub-professional Career Service Examination scheduled on March 15.
CANCELLED: Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong decided to cancel the popular festival upon the recommendation of the city’s inter-agency task force on COVID-19. The festival, including its grand street parade of flower floats, was originally set on February 1, had been earlier moved to March 21, but is now cancelled.
Baguio’s ukay-ukay market was also closed to prevent the spread of the virus.
POSTPONED: Palarong Pambansa
Marikina City was supposed to host the annual sports meet for elementary and high school students in May this year. The Department of Education has postponed it until further notice.
POSTPONED: All UAAP Season 82 Events
The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) board has decided to postpone all UAAP Season 82 events until March 17.
POSTPONED: Philippine International Furniture Show
Organizers of the PIFS announced the postponement of the exhibit after President Duterte declared a state of public health emergency nationwide. The PIFS was scheduled on March 12 to 14.
POSTPONED: Daang Dokyu
POSTPONED: Art in the Park
Organizers of Art in the Park have decided to postpone the March 15 schedule of the popular art fair which was scheduled on March 15.
POSTPONED: 98 Degrees Concerts
Popular ’90s boy band 98 Degrees has postponed concerts in Davao, Manila, and Cebu and pushed these back to May 16, 21, and 23 respectively.
Please be advised that the 98 Degrees show had been postponed.
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POSTPONED: ‘Running Man’ Variety Show
South Korean variety show 'Running Man' is postponed to June 21.
Runners! Please carefully read this special announcement from our friends in Running Man.— ?? HAPPEE (@happeehour) February 6, 2020
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Till we meet each other again ~ pic.twitter.com/X8pqWCU0nq
CANCELLED: Avril Lavigne Concert
Avril Lavigne was scheduled to perform in Manila on May 20, but the singer cancelled the concert citing the COVID-19 outbreak.
POSTPONED: Greenday Concert
The band has postponed its scheduled Asian tour slated for March, which would have taken it to Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo.
“We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus. We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon,” said the band in a statement on Facebook.
POSTPONED: Khalild Concert
Midas Promotions announced the postponement of Khalid’s Asian tour, and has provided steps on how to refund tickets.
POSTPONED: Jimmy Eat World Concert
CANCELLED: Lubao Hot Air Balloon Festival
Organizers of the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival in Pampanga have cancelled the event due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
CANCELLED: Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival
Governor Jose Maria Zubiri of Bukidnon has declared the cancellation of Malaybalay City’s famous Kaamulan Festival, which was slated from March 23 to April 23.
CANCELLED: Albay’s Magayon Festival
The Magayon Festival is held every April in honor of the beauty of Mayon Volcano. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara announced the cancellation in February.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.