Philippines morning news for February 5

Philippines morning news for February 5

Duterte okays P2.25 billion for workers’ masks, gear President Rodrigo Duterte has approved in principle the P2.25-billion budget for the purchase of personal protective equipment for 5,000 health care workers so they will not be infected by the novel coronavirus (nCoV), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Tuesday. — Manilastandard.net Filipinos in nCoV-hit Hubei wishing […]

Philippines morning news for February 4

Philippines morning news for February 4

Persons under investigation for nCoV in the PHL jump to 80, with 30 testing negative for the virus Persons under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus in the country have reached 80, with 30 of them having negative test results for the virus, according to the Department of Health. — Eagle News Philippines containing […]

Philippines morning news for February 3

Philippines morning news for February 3

Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong The Philippines has reported the first coronavirus death outside China, hours after a senator said the country would issue a sweeping travel ban that included Hong Kong. — South China Morning Post Philippines detects first African swine […]

Philippines morning news for January 31

Philippines morning news for January 31

Philippines confirms first case of novel coronavirus The Philippines has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. — CNN Philippines (video) Solons urge temporary China travel ban amid nCoV scare Following confirmation of the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, several senators on Thursday called on the government to impose […]

Philippines morning news for January 30

Philippines morning news for January 30

Duterte bars Cabinet members from going to the US indefinitely President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday barred Cabinet members from making trips to the United States as part of his policy of “toning down” relations with the superpower. — GMA Network Chinese probed for nCoV infection dies THE Department of Health (DoH) disclosed that a Chinese […]

Philippines morning news for January 29

Philippines morning news for January 29

Current suspected nCoV cases in PHL jump to 24, with 18 in NCR; but DOH assures no confirmed case yet There are at least 27 persons in the country who have been considered “patients under investigation” (PUIs) for the novel coronavirus infection, and three of them so far have been discharged from hospitals after results […]

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 […]

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