Philippines morning news for March 27

Philippines morning news for March 27

PH coronavirus cases up by 71, bringing total to 707 The Department of Health on Thursday, March 26, announced 71 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 707. — Rappler Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country’s top medical association […]

Philippines morning news for March 26

Philippines morning news for March 26

‘Worst is yet to come unless DOH, FDA act with urgency’ says Lacson Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday, March 25, said that the Department of Health and the Food and Drugs Administration must act with urgency to flatten the coronavirus curve in the country. — Rappler PhilHealth enhances package rates for COVID-19 patients With the […]

Philippines morning news for March 25

Philippines morning news for March 25

Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong Go SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on concerned government agencies to provide food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable groups first as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. — Manila Times Duterte wants speedy delivery of medical supplies in war vs. […]

Philippines morning news for March 24

Philippines morning news for March 24

Congress gives Duterte authority over budget, operation of medical facilities in fight vs. COVID-19 Congress has given President Rodrigo Duterte the arsenal to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), passing on late Monday a bill that allows him to realign the 2020 budget and direct operations of hospitals and medical facilities to address the health […]

Philippines morning news for March 23

Philippines morning news for March 23

Palace denies social media rumors Duterte will quarantine Philippines MalacaƱang on Sunday said there was no truth to rumors circulating on social media that President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide lockdown next week to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat in the Philippines. — GMA Network Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 […]

Costs and concerns as Asean races to deliver COVID-19 testing

Costs and concerns as Asean races to deliver COVID-19 testing

As the world reels from the outbreak of COVID-19 Asean nations are scrambling to provide testing for millions of concerned citizens and their families. Regional governments are enforcing strict measures to contain the virus. Prevention efforts include screening air and sea arrivals, banning entry for travellers from hard-hit countries, isolating suspected victims, and discouraging public […]

Philippines morning news for March 20

Philippines morning news for March 20

Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain Banks across the Philippines have begun rolling out a range of measures aimed at easing the financial pain the COVID-19 outbreak is causing households under government imposed lockdowns. — AEC News Today Philippines bans entry of foreigners due to coronavirus outbreak The Philippines will stop issuing […]

Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial pain

Banks across the Philippines have begun rolling out a range of measures aimed at easing the financial pain the COVID-19 outbreak is causing households under government imposed lockdowns. Millions of Filipinos have been restricted from moving outside of their local areas, and public transport systems shut-down, as the number of new COVID-19 infection in the […]

Philippines morning news for March 19

Philippines morning news for March 19

Covid-19 cases up to 202, including 17 dead, 7 recovered — DoH THE Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday confirmed that 202 patients tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), from 187 while the death toll is up to 17 from 14. — Manila Times DOH, experts say PH coronavirus cases could reach 75,000 […]

Philippines morning news for March 18

Philippines morning news for March 18

BREAKING: Duterte: Philippines now under state of calamity due to COVID-19 President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Philippines under a state of calamity in an attempt to contain the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19 which has sickened over 180 people. — Inquirer.net Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown In the wake of […]

Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown

Duterte doubles-down on fortress Manila with Luzon lockdown

In the wake of an unprecedented lockdown of Metro Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte doubled-down on Monday by ordering the entire island of Luzon sealed off to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. The largest and most populous island in the Philippines, the “enhanced community quarantine” imposes de facto martial law over more than 55 million people, […]

Philippines morning news for March 17

Philippines morning news for March 17

PH coronavirus cases now at 142; 1st Filipino recovers from disease The Philippines now has a total of 142 cases of the novel coronavirus after two more patients tested positive as of Monday, March 16. — Rappler COVID-19 checkpoint queues stretch kilometres in Manila Vehicles entering the Philippine capital were stuck in kilometre-long queues Monday […]

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