Philippines morning news for March 6

Philippines morning news for March 6

PNP says rise in Chinese kidnappings linked to POGO worker influx The Philippine National Police on Thursday, March 5, said that the spike in Chinese kidnappings in the Philippines is related to the influx of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) workers. — Rappler PHL manufacturing output shrinks 1.6 percent in January THE country’s manufacturing output […]

Philippines morning news for March 5

Philippines morning news for March 5

Duterte repeals fiat shunning aid from drug-critic nations PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has revoked an order he issued last year rejecting loans and grants from 41 countries that backed a probe of his deadly war on drugs, his spokesman said on Wednesday. — BusinessWorld No Covid-19 case in the country for ‘four weeks’- DoH chief […]

Philippines morning news for March 4

Philippines morning news for March 4

In Hong Kong, Filipino domestic workers lose jobs over coronavirus outbreak As the 2019 novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, an increasing number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong have lost their jobs after employers fired them over mounting concerns spurred by the global health crisis. — Rappler DFA to repatriate 148 Filipinos from […]

Philippines morning news for March 3

Philippines morning news for March 3

Gunman surrenders, releases hostages after day-long standoff at Manila mall A sacked security guard gave himself up and set free dozens of hostages he seized at gunpoint on Monday (Mar 2) in a Manila mall, ending a day-long standoff that terrified shoppers and left one man wounded. — CNA Customs, anti-money laundering body to probe […]

Philippines morning news for March 2

Philippines morning news for March 2

3 cruise ship repatriates show COVID symptoms Three more repatriates from M/V Diamond Princess cruise ship have exhibited symptoms of respiratory illness, bringing the total number to 13, an official of the Department of Health said yesterday. — Tempo New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’ The United States and the Philippines are crafting a […]

Philippines morning news for February 28

Philippines morning news for February 28

Duterte declares state of calamity in Calabarzon due to Taal Volcano unrest President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calamity in Calabarzon to aid in the relief and rehabilitation of the region following the eruption of Taal Volcano . — Rappler 1.2K pigs culled in CamSur due to ASF A total of 1,245 hogs were […]

Philippines morning news for February 27

Philippines morning news for February 27

Duterte disagrees with total travel ban on South Korea over COVID-19 President Rodrigo Duterte disagrees with the idea of expanding the coverage of the travel ban on South Korea as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak. — GMA Network All 445 repatriated Pinoys from Diamond Princess remain free of COVID-19 symptoms –Duque Health Secretary […]

Philippines morning news for February 26

Philippines morning news for February 26

PHL gov’t successfully brings home 445 Filipinos from Japan cruise ship; 14-day quarantine at New Clark City starts The Philippine government has successfully brought home 445 Filipinos, mostly crewmembers of the MV Diamond Princess cruise ship, through two chartered flights of the Philippine Airlines (PAL), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. — Eagle News […]

Philippines morning news for February 25

Philippines morning news for February 25

Filipino crew of Japan cruise ship infected with coronavirus now at 59 The number of Filipino crew members aboard Japanese cruise ship M/V Diamond Princess who have been infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 59 as of Monday, February 24. — Rappler Single-use plastics banned in gov’t offices Single use plastics have […]

Philippines morning news for February 24

Philippines morning news for February 24

Locsin: Filipinos on board Diamond Princess to be repatriated on Tuesday The Filipinos on board the Diamond Princess will be repatriated on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said. Locsin made the announcement in a Tweet on Sunday, Feb. 23. — Eagle News China pursues crackdown on POGO workers, identifies violators China said Sunday […]

Philippines morning news for February 21

Philippines morning news for February 21

3 more Filipinos in Japan cruise ship infected with novel coronavirus – DFA The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that 3 more Filipinos who were onboard the Japanese cruise ship M/V Diamond Princess were infected with the novel coronavirus. — Rappler 500 Pinoys onboard Diamond Princess repatriated Sunday The Department of Health yesterday announced […]

Philippines morning news for February 20

Philippines morning news for February 20

Filipinos from virus-hit cruise ship to come home THE country’s top diplomat has ordered the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo to facilitate the immediate return of about 500 Filipinos aboard a novel coronavirus-stricken cruise ship docked in Yokohama. — BusinessWorld Filipina domestic helper in HK positive for COVID-19 THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Hong Kong […]

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