Filipino domestic worker found with new virus strain

Hong Kong health officials announced on Tuesday they have detected the new variant of the coronavirus disease in a passenger returning from Manila, sparking...

Philippines: no travel ban yet versus countries with new virus strain

The Philippine government was not keen on imposing a travel ban on other countries despite the more deadly strain of coronavirus, a Cabinet official...

Philippines’ loan to ADB to reach $9.4 billion by 2023

The Philippine government’s loan to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was expected to reach $9.4 billion over the next four years with funds sought...

‘More carriers in the doldrums amid low travel demand’

More airlines were expected to go bankrupt this year as sales remained severely dampened by the weak travel volume. According to a report by The...

Philippines lifts travel ban on medical workers

The Philippine government has finally allowed the deployment of healthcare workers outside the country. Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was quoted as saying in a...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Twin typhoon smashes into the Philippines

The Philippines was hit by a twin typhoon on Sunday--one of which considered the strongest for the year--claiming the lives of seven people amid...

Moody’s: Borrowers to face debt shock next year

Governments and corporations accumulating a significant amount of debt to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are bound to shell out...

Philippines allows travel-related businesses to reopen

Businesses related to travel and tours are now allowed to open in the Philippines to complement non-essential travels that have been permitted by the...

Lopez steps down as chairman emeritus of Philippines’ media giant

Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III has stepped down from his position as chairman emeritus of embattled Philippine media giant ABS-CBN Corp., months after the latter...

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