Philippines COVID cases break past one million

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have breached the one-million mark as the country struggles to keep the virus outbreak at bay. According to the Department...

ASEAN press freedom weakens as Malaysia slips furthest

Press freedom in Southeast Asia continues to languish as Malaysia steps back the farthest among world nations in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The...

Philippines pledges 75% cut on carbon emissions

The country was last among Southeast Asian countries that submitted their official commitments to the Paris Climate Change agreement. The Philippines has submitted its official...

‘Philippines’ active virus cases seen to reach 500,000’

THE Philippine Health department is projecting active coronavirus cases to approach the 500,000-level by the end of April if the country does not impose...

Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying...

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...

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