Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Banks across the Philippines have begun rolling out a range of measures aimed at easing the financial pain the COVID-19 outbreak is causing households under government imposed lockdowns. Millions of Filipinos have been restricted from moving outside of their local areas, and public transport systems shut-down, as the number of new COVID-19 infection in the […]

Philippines morning news for March 19

Philippines morning news for March 19

Covid-19 cases up to 202, including 17 dead, 7 recovered — DoH THE Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday confirmed that 202 patients tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), from 187 while the death toll is up to 17 from 14. — Manila Times DOH, experts say PH coronavirus cases could reach 75,000 […]

Philippines morning news for March 18

Philippines morning news for March 18

BREAKING: Duterte: Philippines now under state of calamity due to COVID-19 President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Philippines under a state of calamity in an attempt to contain the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19 which has sickened over 180 people. — Inquirer.net Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown In the wake of […]

Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown

Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown

In the wake of an unprecedented lockdown of Metro Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte doubled-down on Monday by ordering the entire island of Luzon sealed off to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. The largest and most populous island in the Philippines, the “enhanced community quarantine” imposes de facto martial law over more than 55 million people, […]

Philippines morning news for March 17

Philippines morning news for March 17

PH coronavirus cases now at 142; 1st Filipino recovers from disease The Philippines now has a total of 142 cases of the novel coronavirus after two more patients tested positive as of Monday, March 16. — Rappler COVID-19 checkpoint queues stretch kilometres in Manila Vehicles entering the Philippine capital were stuck in kilometre-long queues Monday […]

Philippines morning news for March 16

Philippines morning news for March 16

Manila under state of calamity as city confirms 2 new coronavirus cases The nation’s capital Manila has been placed under a state of calamity due to the coronavirus. — Rappler Philippines’ Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 12, Cases Spike to 140 The Philippines recorded four additional coronavirus deaths and 29 new cases, bringing the domestic […]

Philippines morning news for March 13

Philippines morning news for March 13

Metro Manila under ‘lockdown’ PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, March 12, placed the entire Metro Manila under “community quarantine” for 30 days as he approved the recommendation to raise the alert level for Covid-19 to Code Red sub-level 2. — Sun Star DOH reports 3 more COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 52 The Department of […]

Philippines morning news for March 12

Philippines morning news for March 12

Filipino COVID-19 patient dies at Manila hospital, says DOH The Department of Health on Wednesday night confirmed reports that a Filipino COVID-19 patient has died in Manila. — GMA Network DoH confirms 16 new coronavirus infections HEALTH authorities on Wednesday reported 16 new cases of novel coronavirus infections, bringing the total in the Philippines to […]

Kacific1 goes live bringing broadband internet to millions in Asia-Pacific

Kacific1 goes live bringing broadband internet to millions in Asia-Pacific

The recently launched Kacific1 communications satellite designed to deliver broadband internet to some 600 million people across the Asia-Pacific has commenced commercial operation. In a media release issued Monday (March 9) Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), said that its Boeing-built High Throughput Satellite (HTS) communications satellite had attained stable orbit and completed testing. All […]

Philippines morning news for March 11

Philippines morning news for March 11

PH has 33 confirmed COVID-19 cases -DOH The Department of Health reiterated its call for the cooperation of everyone in its investigation and contact tracing activities as it reported today that the country has a total of 33 confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. — Philippine Information Agency Foreign investments shrink to $7.6 billion, lowest […]

Philippines morning news for March 10

Philippines morning news for March 10

Philippines records 4 more COVID-19 cases; total up to 24 The Philippines’ confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 24, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Monday night. — GMA Network Duterte declares state of public health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency on Monday, March 9, after […]

Philippines morning news for March 9

Philippines morning news for March 9

Duterte to declare state of public health emergency over coronavirus President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to declare a state of public health emergency after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the local transmission of COVID-19. — Rappler Gov’t exerts all efforts as Covid-19 cases rise to 10 […]

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