Posts Tagged Philippines

Philippines files diplomatic protest against China over confiscation of Filipino fishermen’s gears

Marje Pelayo   •   August 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lodged on Thursday (August 20) a diplomatic protest against China over the illegal confiscation by the Chinese Coast Guard of fish...

Palace unconvinced PH has higher COVID-19 cases than Indonesia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2020

Malacañang is not convinced that the Philippines has surpassed Indonesia in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). During a press briefing on Friday (August 7), Presidential...

PHL to allow entry of foreigners with long-term visas starting August

Robie de Guzman   •   July 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign nationals with long-term visas in the Philippines will be allowed entry starting August 1, Malacañang announced Friday. The government’s task force against COVID-19, however, set conditions...

First ‘green lane’ for seafarers in Asia now open in the Philippines

Marje Pelayo   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country has opened the first “green lane” for seafarers in Asia to allow the free movement of seafarers and personnel across borders. The Philippine Green Lane...

Xi assures Duterte: PH will be ‘priority’ if China’s COVID-19 vaccine becomes available

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured President Rodrigo Duterte of assistance amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a telephone conversation, Malacañang said on Friday. In...

Global workforce face 305-M job losses in Q2; service sectors in PH to bear brunt

Marje Pelayo   •   May 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The International Labor Organization (ILO) has recorded a 4.8 percent decline in the number of working hours worldwide which is equivalent to 135 million full-time jobs in...

Duque: Philippines now on second wave of COVID-19 cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 20, 2020

The Philippines is now on the second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, according to the Department of Heath (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday (May 20). “Actually,...

Global COVID-19 cases close to 2M; death toll at 118,000

Marje Pelayo   •   April 14, 2020

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)cases across the globe has skyrocketed in just a span of one week and is now approaching 2 million. As of Tuesday (April 14), COVID-19...

Philippines records 34 new COVID-19 cases

UNTV News   •   March 14, 2020

The Department of Health on Saturday (March 14), reported 34 new COVID-19 cases (PH65-PH98), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 98. Details of these news...

PH employment rate rises up by 2%

admin   •   December 20, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine’s employment rate went up by 2% this year based on the October 2018 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). From the previous 40 million,...

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