Posts Tagged COVID-19 pandemic

Misery in America as coronavirus death toll exceeds 100,000

UNTV News   •   May 28, 2020

The United States reached a grim milestone on Wednesday (May 27) as the coronavirus death toll exceeded 100,000 people, amid the ongoing global scramble to contain the virus and find...

No company is filing for bankruptcy just yet in PH — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A number of companies across the globe have filed for bankruptcy as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Fortunately in the Philippines, no company has...

PH Immigration to use digitized arrival cards, boarding passes for passengers under ‘new normal’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is looking to implement the use of digitized arrival cards and records for “more effective passenger monitoring” and lessen person-to-person contact at...

House solon wants charter change proposals shelved ‘indefinitely’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Cagayan de Oro Second District Representative Rufus Rodriguez on Thursday said he will propose the suspension of deliberations on the controversial charter change (Cha-Cha) proposals amid the...

2GO waives P35-M rental fee for quarantine ships

Maris Federez   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Business tycoon Dennis Uy has clarified that the use of the shipping and logistics company 2Go’s vessels was offered to the government as a donation to be...

867 repatriated Filipino sailors from Florida back in PH – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 867 Filipino seafarers repatriated from Florida in the United States (US) have arrived in the Philippines on Monday amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Duque vows to continue to serve; will answer senators’ call for resignation ‘in due time’

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2020

Manila, Philippines – In a surprise move, 15 senators filed a resolution on Thursday (April 16) seeking the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III while the country is in...

OWWA starts accepting applications for cash assistance to OFWs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are in ‘No Work, No Pay’ status may now submit their application for cash assistance. The program is part of the national...

G20 energy ministers vow to stabilize global energy markets

UNTV News   •   April 13, 2020

Energy ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) agreed on Friday to ensure the energy market’s stability, affordability and security in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a...

Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen begins, raising hopes for peace

UNTV News   •   April 10, 2020

A nationwide ceasefire in response to the global coronavirus outbreak went into effect in Yemen on Thursday (April 9), raising hope for an end to the five-year-old war that has...

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