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 […]

Philippines morning news for June 17

Philippines morning news for June 17

PH moves notch higher in world competitiveness The Philippines just moved up one spot to 45th place this year from 46th last year among 63 countries ranked for their overall competitiveness and ability to generate prosperity with little improvement on major indicators, according to the World Competitiveness Ranking 2020 (WCR) conducted by the Swiss-based Institute […]

Philippines morning news for June 16

Philippines morning news for June 16

Wilfredo Keng says Ressa refused to get his ‘side of story’ Businessman Wilfredo Keng on Monday said he had asked Rappler executive editor and chief executive officer Maria Ressa to correct false public accusations against him or to publish his side, but to no avail. — Philippine News Agency Duterte extends GCQ over Metro Manila, […]