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, […]

Move over SARS-CoV-2, dengue’s back and it’s not waiting for you

Move over SARS-CoV-2, dengue’s back and it’s not waiting for you

The onset of the Asean wet season has seen the return of one of the region’s perennial scourges, dengue fever, with cases across the region already dwarfing those for COVID-19 in many member states. Figures from across the region show that dengue fever has already affected more than 230,280 people, killing no fewer than 750 […]

Philippines morning news for June 29

Philippines morning news for June 29

Rise of COVID-19 cases in Philippines fastest in W. Pacific region -WHO data The Philippines has the fastest-growing number of new COVID-19 cases among over 20 countries and territories in Western Pacific Region, based on the data of World Health Organization since June 16. — GMA Network Doctors in remote barrios protest sudden reassignment to […]

Philippines morning news for June 26

Philippines morning news for June 26

570,000 Philippines aviation jobs at risk — IATA More than half a million Filipinos in aviation and its supporting industries could lose their jobs as economic uncertainty continues due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. — Philippine Star Cebu City nurses planning to quit as hospitals see spike in COVID-19 cases Nurses and other […]

Philippines morning news for June 25

Philippines morning news for June 25

6 areas in Visayas identified as emerging COVID-19 hotspots New coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hotspots are emerging in parts of Central and Eastern Visayas after seeing a rise in number of infections, the Department of Health said. — Philippine Star DFA fears agency’s OFWs assistance funds to ‘run out’ in Aug. as COVID-19 crisis continues A […]

Philippines morning news for June 24

Philippines morning news for June 24

Cebu City goes on hard lockdown: All quarantine passes cancelled Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has cancelled all quarantine passes issued to at least 250,000 city residents starting 10 p.m. on June 23. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Philippines records 1,150 new COVID-19 cases; biggest single-day increase The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,150 additional […]

Philippines morning news for June 23

Philippines morning news for June 23

Economic recovery to start in 4th quarter, Diokno says ECONOMIC RECOVERY is likely to start by the fourth quarter, with growth seen in key sectors such as agriculture and construction, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday. — BusinessWorld Online Coronavirus cases near 31,000; death toll reaches 1,177 THE Department of […]

Philippines morning news for June 22

Philippines morning news for June 22

PH coronavirus cases climb past 30,000, death toll at 1,169 The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines climbed past 30,000 on Sunday, June 21. — Rappler No proof $2.1-B Wirecard funds entered Philippine banks — BSP Regulators have so far found no evidence that local banks are keeping the $2.1 billion missing from German […]

Philippines morning news for June 19

Philippines morning news for June 19

Mass layoffs hit PH aviation industry The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the ground handling company of Cebu Pacific to lay off more than 1,000 employees, or a quarter of its workforce, in the single-largest retrenchment in the local aviation industry due to the health crisis. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Unctad report: FDI flows in PHL […]

Philippines morning news for June 18

Philippines morning news for June 18

Tax attack? Philippines considers higher sugar levy and new ‘junk food’ tax to offset COVID-19 impacts The Philippines is considering implementing higher sugar taxes as well as new taxes on ‘junk food’ high in sodium and trans fat to offset the costs incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak this year. — Foodnavigator-asia Carpio warns: Situation […]