Philippines morning news for June 1

Philippines morning news for June 1

Duterte’s virus defense faces test as Philippines lockdown eases Wearing face masks, millions in the Philippine capital will emerge from one of the world’s longest virus lockdowns on Monday in a test of how well President Rodrigo Duterte built the country’s pandemic response. — ABS-CBN News Nearly 100,000 OFWs stranded worldwide due to virus lockdowns […]

Philippines morning news for May 29

Philippines morning news for May 29

Highest increase so far: PH reports 539 new coronavirus cases The Philippines reported 539 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, May 28, the highest number of new cases reported in a day during the pandemic. — Rappler Duterte places Metro Manila under GCQ effective June 1 PRESIDENT Duterte on Thursday night placed Metro Manila under a […]

Philippines morning news for May 28

Philippines morning news for May 28

Despite police claims, drug war killings continue amid COVID-19 lockdown — int’l rights monitor An international rights watchdog Wednesday said that despite the quarantine caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the vigilante-style summary executions linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal narcotics remained constant. — Philippine Star FDI up 12% in January, but seen […]

Philippines morning news for May 27

Philippines morning news for May 27

Philippines halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment Hospitals in the Philippines participating in the World Health Organization’s solidarity trial will stop the use of anti-viral drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for patients who have contracted the coronavirus disease. — Philippine Star Duque: Testing capacity is PH’s ‘No. 1’ weakness in coronavirus fight Health Secretary […]

Philippines morning news for May 26

Philippines morning news for May 26

Philippines Duterte Copies China’s Xi Jinping Playbook Jailing Critics President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked allegations of copying China’s Xi Jinping by using police to abuse and raise fears among his critics. — Chiang Rai Times 83 charged over anomalies in COVID-19 subsidy distribution –Duterte s report A total of 83 officials and individuals have been […]

Philippines morning news for May 25

Philippines morning news for May 25

City’s poorest helping to feed Valenzuela City amidst coronavirus pandemic (video + gallery) Ensuring that every person has sufficient to eat during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has been a significant challenge for many governments, with not all managing to achieve that goal. — AEC News Today (video) Marawi, 3 years on: 120,000 still displaced, now […]

Philippines morning news for May 22

Philippines morning news for May 22

PAL ‘not in immediate danger of bankruptcy’ — company president Philippine Airlines is not yet on the brink of financial collapse, the company said Thursday as the aviation industry reels from travel barriers meant to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. — Philippine Star Conflicting gov’t claims on coronavirus state slammed SENATORS on Thursday […]

Philippines morning news for May 21

Philippines morning news for May 21

Tourist arrivals, receipts fall by 50% as of April as coronavirus bites Foreign tourist arrivals fell by more than half in the first four months of the year as the coronavirus outbreak and state-initiated lockdowns continue to crimp travel and tourism at home and abroad. — Philippine Star Up to 10 million Filipinos could lose […]

Philippines morning news for May 20

Philippines morning news for May 20

Duque: New COVID-19 wave possible if Metro Manila shifts to general quarantine too soon Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday said a new wave of coronavirus infections might occur if Metro Manila shifts to a general community quarantine too soon without mass testing. — ABS-CBN News Health dep’t seeks P68B more to fight coronavirus […]

Philippines morning news for May 19

Philippines morning news for May 19

‘Ambo’ leaves 5 dead, 50 injured in Samar At least five people died and 50 others were injured when typhoon “Ambo” battered the island of Samar, a report from Police Regional Office 8 (PRO-8) based in Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, this town, said Monday. — Tempo House takes back bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise to […]

The needs of people begin to overshadow the need for airlines

The needs of people begin to overshadow the need for airlines

Domestic and international travel bans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have grounded more than 66 per cent of the world’s passenger aircraft leaving governments scrambling to prevent airlines from going out of business. Globally governments have so far stumped up more than $85 billion in loans, grants, and subsidies to prop up the civil aviation […]

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