Posts Tagged Philippines

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,...

S. Korea probes trash shipment to PH, vows to take it back ‘as soon as possible’

Marje Pelayo   •   November 22, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The South Korean government has initiated an investigation into the shipment of over 5,000 tons of trash discovered in Misamis Oriental some two weeks ago. In a...

Chinese president arrives in Brunei for state visit after trip to Papua New Guinea

admin   •   November 19, 2018

  Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan Sunday for a state visit to Brunei, the first by a Chinese head of state in 13 years to the...

UNICEF opposes proposal to lower age of criminal liability in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   October 10, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is not convinced by the proposal to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old in the Philippines, as...

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