Philippines morning news for May 25

Philippines morning news for May 25

City’s poorest helping to feed Valenzuela City amidst coronavirus pandemic (video + gallery) Ensuring that every person has sufficient to eat during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has been a significant challenge for many governments, with not all managing to achieve that goal. — AEC News Today (video) Marawi, 3 years on: 120,000 still displaced, now […]

Philippines morning news for May 22

Philippines morning news for May 22

PAL ‘not in immediate danger of bankruptcy’ — company president Philippine Airlines is not yet on the brink of financial collapse, the company said Thursday as the aviation industry reels from travel barriers meant to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. — Philippine Star Conflicting gov’t claims on coronavirus state slammed SENATORS on Thursday […]

Philippines morning news for May 21

Philippines morning news for May 21

Tourist arrivals, receipts fall by 50% as of April as coronavirus bites Foreign tourist arrivals fell by more than half in the first four months of the year as the coronavirus outbreak and state-initiated lockdowns continue to crimp travel and tourism at home and abroad. — Philippine Star Up to 10 million Filipinos could lose […]

Philippines morning news for May 20

Philippines morning news for May 20

Duque: New COVID-19 wave possible if Metro Manila shifts to general quarantine too soon Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday said a new wave of coronavirus infections might occur if Metro Manila shifts to a general community quarantine too soon without mass testing. — ABS-CBN News Health dep’t seeks P68B more to fight coronavirus […]

Philippines morning news for May 19

Philippines morning news for May 19

‘Ambo’ leaves 5 dead, 50 injured in Samar At least five people died and 50 others were injured when typhoon “Ambo” battered the island of Samar, a report from Police Regional Office 8 (PRO-8) based in Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, this town, said Monday. — Tempo House takes back bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise to […]

The needs of people begin to overshadow the need for airlines

The needs of people begin to overshadow the need for airlines

Domestic and international travel bans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have grounded more than 66 per cent of the world’s passenger aircraft leaving governments scrambling to prevent airlines from going out of business. Globally governments have so far stumped up more than $85 billion in loans, grants, and subsidies to prop up the civil aviation […]

Philippines morning news for May 18

Philippines morning news for May 18

8 areas back on strict quarantine as virus cases keep rising Cebu City and Mandaue City opted to remain under restrictive lockdown even as six other areas were allowed to stay under enhanced quarantine to stem the spread of the coronavirus. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Airlines losing P150-b revenues Philippine airlines are expecting revenue losses […]

Philippines morning news for May 15

Philippines morning news for May 15

PH war chest vs COVID-19 up to $16.7B, but 4th lowest per person in Southeast Asia The Philippines’ war chest against COVID-19 inched up to $16.7 billion in May, but still lagged behind most of its Southeast Asian neighbours if spending was divided across the population, the latest data compiled by Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

Philippines morning news for May 14

Philippines morning news for May 14

Budget airlines cancel domestic, in’tl flights till May 31 Budget carriers Cebu Pacific (CEB) and AirAsia Philippines on Wednesday announced further cancellation of all their international and domestic flights from May 16-31. — Philippine News Agency Lower House approves on 2nd reading bill giving “provisional franchise” for ABS-CBN to operate until Oct 2020 The House […]

Philippines morning news for May 13

Philippines morning news for May 13

Philippine president to extend COVID-19 lockdown beyond nine weeks The Philippines will extend its lockdown beyond nine weeks in some areas this weekend, according to its president, stretching one of the world’s strictest and longest community quarantines to try to contain coronavirus outbreaks. — CNA UP experts spot ‘alarming errors’ in DOH’s COVID-19 patient data […]

Philippines morning news for May 12

Philippines morning news for May 12

Airlines seek P 8.6B in monthly subsidy The country’s three largest airline groups are asking lawmakers for financial aid of about P8.6 billion per month, including wage subsidies, as they prepare to restart operations amid uncertain demand. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Senators seek ABS-CBN provisional franchise till June 2022 Thirteen senators on Monday filed a […]

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