Philippines morning news for January 28

Philippines morning news for January 28

People likely exposed to nCoV urged to observe condition for 2 weeks -DOH People who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus–especially those who travelled to Wuhan, China–should observe their health condition within two weeks, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday. — GMA Network Wuhan virus case in Manila […]

Philippines morning news for January 27

Philippines morning news for January 27

PH has 10-11 suspected cases of novel coronavirus HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said that there were 10-11 persons “under investigation” on suspicion that they have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). — Manila Times Philippines lowers volcano danger level Philippine volcanologists on Sunday lowered the alert status of a volcano near the Philippine capital to […]

Philippines morning news for January 24

Philippines morning news for January 24

Philippines drops to 113th rank in 2019 Corruption Index The Philippines dropped to the 113th rank out of 180 countries in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index, a 14-notch fall from its standing of 99th place in 2018. — GMA Network 5.9% PH economic growth in 2019 slowest in 8 years THE Philippine economy recorded its […]

Philippines morning news for January 23

Philippines morning news for January 23

Philippines slips a spot to 54th in 2019 democracy index The Philippines slid one spot in the 2019 democracy index of think tank Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and was classified as a “flawed democracy” for the 14th year in a row. — GMA Network Duterte signs new taxes on alcohol, e-cigarettes into law President Rodrigo […]

Philippines morning news for January 22

Philippines morning news for January 22

Signs of life at ‘no-man’s land’ around Philippine volcano A desolate landscape of ash dunes and bare trees left by the eruption of the Philippines’ Taal volcano lay in contrast with a few signs of life at ground zero of the disaster on Tuesday. — CNA Number of families affected by Taal unrest now over […]

Philippines morning news for January 21

Philippines morning news for January 21

Red faces: Senate tongue lashings sees LTFRB backflip on habal-habal trial (video) Road traffic bureaucrats in the Philippines have performed a dramatic backflip on a decision announced earlier today (Jan 20) to abruptly cancel a pilot motorcycle taxi (habal-habal) programme more than two months ahead of its scheduled end. — AEC News Today NEDA pushes […]

Red faces: Senate tongue lashings sees LTFRB backflip on habal-habal trial (video)

Road traffic bureaucrats in the Philippines have performed a dramatic backflip on a decision announced earlier today (Jan 20) to abruptly cancel a pilot motorcycle taxi (habal-habal) programme more than two months ahead of its scheduled end. The embarrassing backflip followed a torrid Senate public hearing examining the possibility of legalising motorcycle taxi services as public […]

Philippines morning news for January 20

Philippines morning news for January 20

Taal still on alert level 4 as it continues to emit steam-laden plumes 300 to 500 meters high Taal remains on alert level 4 as it continues to weakly emit steam-laden plumes 300 to 500 meters high since this morning. — Eagle News Most Taal Volcano evacuees complain of acute respiratory infections -DOH Between 50 […]

Philippines morning news for January 17

Philippines morning news for January 17

Philippine FM fumes: “I want an eye for an eye, 2, 3 Kuwaiti lives for a Filipino life” The Philippine government yesterday (Jan 15) began enforcing a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait following a local autopsy report which found household service worker (HSW) Jeanalyn Villavende had been sexually abused and tortured […]

Philippine FM fumes: “I want an eye for an eye, 2, 3 Kuwaiti lives for a Filipino life”

Philippine FM fumes: “I want an eye for an eye, 2, 3 Kuwaiti lives for a Filipino life”

The Philippine government yesterday (Jan 15) began enforcing a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait following a local autopsy report which found household service worker (HSW) Jeanalyn Villavende had been sexually abused and tortured before she died. The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) announced the ban on newly-hired Oversea Filipino Workers […]

Philippines morning news for January 16

Philippines morning news for January 16

3 Taal evacuees die in Batangas At least 3 evacuees in Batangas have died due to cardiac arrest, the police and military said on Wednesday, January 15. — Rappler Taal eruption displaces 18,000 families The number of families in Batangas affected by Taal Volcano’s activity has already climbed to more than 18,000, the Provincial Disaster […]

Philippines morning news for January 15

Philippines morning news for January 15

POEA imposes total OFW deployment ban to Iraq The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has ordered the total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq amid tensions between the United States (US) and Iran. — Philippine News Agency 40,000 people bear brunt of Taal eruption More than 40,000 people or about 9,500 families […]

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