Philippines morning news for July 14

Philippines morning news for July 14

250,000 inhabitants of Manila go back into confinement About 250,000 residents of Manila, the Philippines, will be confined again after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the country, an official said on Monday. — The Brussels Times China rejects Philippines’ call to honor 4-year-old arbitral award China on Monday rejected the Philippines’ call to comply […]

Philippines morning news for July 13

Philippines morning news for July 13

‘Pandemic of intolerance’: Senators assail House vote displacing 11K workers when 7M have lost jobs FOR now, it’s improbable that they will ever get a chance to act on the franchise of ABS-CBN, but that didn’t stop senators from weighing in on the stunning House committee vote to reject the giant network’s application on Friday, […]

Philippines morning news for July 10

Philippines morning news for July 10

Cebu Pacific to lay off over 800 workers as virus impact ‘worsened’ Cebu Pacific said Thursday it would lay off more than 800 employees by August as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to “negatively impact” the airline industry. — ABS-CBN News Palace admits early lapses in response to pandemic Malacañang on Thursday admitted that the government […]

Philippines morning news for July 9

Philippines morning news for July 9

Duterte: Philippines cannot ‘gamble’ with COVID-19 like US, Brazil have President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday called his American and Brazilian counterparts, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, brave for reopening their economies — even as both countries account for the largest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the world. — Philippine Star (video) High level […]

Philippines morning news for July 8

Philippines morning news for July 8

PGH nears full capacity for COVID-19 patients The Philippine General Hospital (PGH), a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) referral hospital, is nearing its full capacity for patients, according to Ivan Mayrina’s report on 24 Oras. — GMA Network DOH: New coronavirus mutation seems more infectious The new mutation of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 appears to […]

Philippines morning news for July 7

Philippines morning news for July 7

‘No alternative’ but lockdown if rising coronavirus cases continue, says Roque Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, July 6, that the government would have no choice but to lock down more areas again if coronavirus infections continued to increase. — Rappler Duterte’s anti-terrorism law challenged in Philippines’ top court Critics of a new anti-terrorism […]

Philippines morning news for July 6

Philippines morning news for July 6

Faked Philippine records left false trail for Wirecard exec Faked immigration records in the Philippines were used to throw off authorities seeking a former executive at Wirecard AG, who went missing after the German firm was implicated in an accounting scandal. — Bangkok Post Anti-terrorism bill signed into law without amendments PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte […]

Philippines morning news for July 3

Philippines morning news for July 3

Cebu hospitals hit critical level Big hospitals in Cebu City have reached the “critical level” in capacity due to a surge in new coronavirus cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday. — Philippine Daily Inquirer DOH says safe to transport properly-sealed remains of COVID-infected OFWs from Saudi The Department of Health assured the […]

Faster speeds seen after Vietnam internet cable repaired

Faster speeds seen after Vietnam internet cable repaired

Internet users in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR should now be experiencing faster and more stable international internet services following the completion of repairs to the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) undersea cable. Repairs to the S9 and S1.7 branches of the cable connecting Vietnam with Singapore and Hong Kong were finally completed earlier this week […]

Philippines morning news for July 2

Philippines morning news for July 2

Shutdown of 3,000 companies affects 100,000 workers More than 3,000 business establishments have repor­ted a temporary shutdown of operations, while more than 200 have closed down permanently since January this year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said, adding that the closures affected some 100,000 workers. — Philippine Daily Inquirer PHL losses from tourism standstill could […]

Philippines morning news for July 1

Philippines morning news for July 1

President Duterte extends GCQ in M. Manila, ECQ in Cebu City until July 15 President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night announced the community quarantines to be implemented in various parts of the country until July 15. — Eagle News Gov’t deals fresh blow to ABS-CBN with halt orders vs Sky Cable Direct, TVPlus In the […]

Philippines morning news for June 30

Philippines morning news for June 30

World Bank flags unmet goals in NCR wastewater project THE project period for a Metro Manila wastewater collection and treatment management system is due to expire Tuesday with its main backer, the World Bank, noting that the project has yet to meet targets for the number of people reached, among others. — BusinessWorld Inflation benign, […]