Philippines morning news for August 9

Philippines morning news for August 9

PH has most dengue cases in Southeast Asia in 2019 The Philippines has recorded the most number of cases of dengue in Southeast Asia so far in 2019, with 146,062 cases and 622 deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease. — Rappler Philippine GDP growth still below target at 5.5% in Q2 2019 The impact of […]

Philippines morning news for August 8

Philippines morning news for August 8

LGUs urged to follow ‘4S strategy’ to curb spread of dengue Local government units (LGUs) must follow the “Enhanced 4S Strategy” to swiftly prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease after the declaration of a national dengue epidemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday. — Inquirer.net Sandiganbayan junks P102-billion forfeiture […]

Philippines morning news for August 7

Philippines morning news for August 7

622 dengue deaths: Philippines declares national epidemic Dengue-related deaths have gone up to 622 from January to July this year in the Philippines, prompting the Department of Health (DOH) to declare a national dengue epidemic. — Gulf News Duterte to invoke arbitral ruling in upcoming China trip President Rodrigo Duterte will finally raise the arbitral […]

Philippines morning news for August 6

Philippines morning news for August 6

Dengue outbreak worsens in Samar The province of Samar is now under a state of calamity as the dengue cases continue to surge despite the efforts to contain the mosquito-borne illness. — Manilastandard.net Navy expresses concern over planned Chinese development in strategic islands The Navy on Monday raised concern over the reported plan by Chinese […]

Philippines auditor slams DICT free Wi-Fi project that saw UNDP pocket $1.2mln

Philippines auditor slams DICT free Wi-Fi project that saw UNDP pocket $1.2mln

The Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is under fire over its free Wi-Fi in public places programme, with state auditors questioning the cost effectiveness of its arrangement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In a damning 2018 annual report the Commission on Audit (COA) found that rather than being a true […]

Philippines morning news for August 5

Philippines morning news for August 5

Dark ages: 13 million Pinoys still living without electricity More than two million families consisting of 13 million Filipinos remain literally in the dark as they are still without electricity, the head of the Party-list Coalition in the House of Representatives said yesterday. — The Philippine Star Death toll in Iloilo sea tragedy hits 31 […]

Philippines morning news for August 2

Philippines morning news for August 2

Lift ban on Dengvaxia, doctors’ group urges DOH A doctors’ group on Thursday, August 1, renewed its call for the Department of Health (DOH) to lift its ban on the Dengvaxia vaccine to help stem dengue outbreaks in some regions of the country. — Rappler Govt targets over P4-T tax revenues by 2022 THE government […]

Philippines morning news for August 1

Philippines morning news for August 1

Over 130k cases of dengue reported as of mid-July — DOH exec The Department of Health on Wednesday said that as of mid-July, they have already recorded more than 130,000 cases of dengue nationwide, almost double the number from that of last year. — GMA News Philippines protests ‘swarming’ of more than 100 Chinese vessels […]

Philippines morning news for July 31

Philippines morning news for July 31

Burst of Violence Grips Philippine Island, Negros, and Some See Duterte’s Hand A wave of violence has struck the central Philippine island of Negros, where at least 20 people have been killed in recent weeks in attacks that rights groups have tied to President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to suppress critics and opponents. — The New […]

Philippines morning news for July 30

Philippines morning news for July 30

Philippines: Illegal numbers game nets $1.4 billion annually The Philippines is losing up to $1.4 billion in state revenues from illegal numbers game operators hiding under the skirt of a corruption-plagued gaming outfit. — Gulf News Rice tariffication law yields P6.5 B – DOF The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has already collected P6.5 billion in […]

Philippines morning news for July 29

Philippines morning news for July 29

Philippines deadly earthquake: Region hit by 200 aftershocks Thousands of residents stayed outdoors overnight in a town in the Philippines’ northernmost province, amid nearly 200 aftershocks following a series of strong earthquakes that left eight people dead. — 7News Nearly 3K villagers affected by Batanes quakes: OCD Almost 3,000 people were affected by the four […]

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