Load remaining images Load remaining images Last night, Electron and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies took to New York City, where they played the Highline Ballroom. The show, originally scheduled for the B.B. King Blues Club took over the new venue, with the American Babies putting on a stellar set to get the crowd primed and ready for Electron’s headlining the performance. The supergroup, composed of the Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, Lotus’ Mike Greenfield, and Tom Hamilton of the American Babies and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and branded as “The best band that doesn’t exist,” lived up to the hype they’ve steadily built despite the scarcity of times the group has been able to come together to perform. You can check out photos from last night show below, courtesy of Stephen Olker and Andrew Blackstein.
Twenty-one hotels and inns here serve as quarantine facilities for returning OFWs, in compliance with health protocols to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19.) More returning OFWs were transported back to their homes on July 22 (1,395); July 23 (1,286); July 24 (2,305); July 25 (2,246); July 26 (2,142); July 27 (3,035); July 28 (2,024); and July 29 (1,223). OWWA made an initial payment of P10 million, Cacdac also told Gasataya. Of the number, the batch from May 25 to 31 recorded the highest number with 25,002, followed by those transported from June 22 to 28 (10,231); July 6 to 12 (10,163); June 29 to July 5 (9,113); and May 15 to 24, (8,922). Gasataya said he was informed by Councilor Israel Salanga, chair of the Action Team on Returning OFWs, that there is a possibility hotels will no longer accommodate OFWs should OWWA fail to settle its financial obligations. BACOLOD City – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) vowed to pay its P25-million unpaid bills to hotels here that housed returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who had to undergo temporary quarantine. Nationwide as of July 30, a total of 114,291 have been reunited with their families in their respective provinces since the government provided them transportation assistance since mid-May, Cacdac said. OWWA Region 6 director Rizza Moldes approved the travel ban for returning OFWs in this city effective Aug. 3. A total of 8,902 OFWs were transported to their respective homelands from June 1 to 7; some 7,279 OFWs from June 8 to 14; and 6,782 OFWs from June 15 to 21. Cong. Greg Gasataya said he was informed by OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac that the agency will pay the remaining balance this week. The OWWA is part of a 24/7 inter-agency effort that transports and helps OFWs return to their home regions./PN The rest were sent home on July 13 (1,648); July 14 (1,424); July 15 (1,186); July 16 (1,812); July 17 (1,547); July 18 (1,691); July 19 (1,193); July 20 (1,108); and July 21 (1,064). To recall, Councilor Renecito Novero, chairman of the Quarantine Center Action Team (QCAT), asked OWWA for a moratorium on the return of OFWs due to the unsettled bills with hotels.
Source = Bunnik Tours Bunnik Tours is excited to announce that they have won the Excellence in Customer Service at the 2012 BRW Private Business Awards.The BRW Private Business Awards are one of the most recognised and respected awards in the Australian private sector that formally recognise the outstanding achievements of Private Businesses and acknowledge the valuable contribution they make to the Australian economy.The award acknowledges Bunnik Tours ongoing customer commitment since the Egyptian Revolution. Bunnik Tours Managing Director, Dennis Bunnik, immediately flew to Cairo at the start of protests in Egypt in January 2011 and subsequently ensured that all Bunnik Tours clients returned safely to Australia when the revolution erupted.Dennis says, “As a family owned and operated company, our clients are like family and we felt it essential to have a senior manager on the ground to not only reassure our clients but to also help with the changes to their itineraries. We wanted to ensure our clients had the most up to date and accurate information available and as such the decision was made for me to travel to Cairo.”When Bunnik Tours recommenced tours to Egypt six weeks after the revolution Bunnik Tours founder Marion Bunnik was based in Cairo for 3 weeks to travel with and reassure passengers.“Our operation during the Egypt revolution period was a massive team effort which included rescheduling the travel arrangements for some 700 Bunnik Tours clients’, said Dennis Bunnik. ‘It was a massive team effort both in Australia and Egypt and this award is wonderful recognition for all our staff involved.”Since the revolution Bunnik Tours has been working to restore confidence in the Egyptian travel market. This continues today with company owners Sacha, Marion and Dennis Bunnik currently in Cairo for a series of planning meetings for the coming high season.“Egypt is an iconic travel destination that has captured the hearts of travellers for well over 1,000 years. The power of walking in the footsteps of the ancient pharaohs is an incredible experience,” said Dennis Bunnik.“The tourism industry is now starting to show strong signs of recovery with monthly increases in both visitor numbers and enquiries. Currently European visitors are leading the way with strong bookings for the coming high season. Enquiries and forward bookings from the USA have also increased significantly since the recent relaxing of the US Government’s travel advisory for Egypt.”“We are delighted to be in Egypt when this award was announced as we have been able to share it with our team in Cairo.”