As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

05/04/2020

ROME  — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day…

Facebook rolls out Messenger Kids to 70 new countries

04/23/2020

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out its Messenger Kids application to 70 new countries, saying it can help children deal with the challenges of distance learning and isolation during the virus lockdowns. The app, which is aimed at…

Garcia concerned over countries not covered by ban

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is concerned that recently confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) came from countries that are not covered by the temporary travel restriction of the national government. In a…

Countries shut doors on S. Korea over coronavirus fears

02/26/2020

SEOUL — Gripped by COVID-19 fears, more than two dozen countries are barring entry and tightening restrictions on travelers from Korea, with neighboring Japan becoming the latest to impose such a ban. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

Japan’s new foreign worker status to focus on 8 countries including Philippines

The Japan News/Asia News Network / 12/13/2018

TOKYO — Foreigners granted a new residence status for workers with specific skills may initially be accepted primarily from eight countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia, according to sources. To prevent financial exploitation by dishonest brokers,…

DTI looking into safety of cement from Vietnam, other countries

09/30/2018

HANOI — The Philippines notified Vietnam that it has initiated a preliminary safeguard investigation on the importation of cement from various countries, including Vietnam. According to the notification issued by the MInistry of Industry and Trade on…

WDSF competition in Cebu to feature adjudicators from different countries

PR 09/06/2018

Twenty-four adjudicators from 11 countries hold the fate of nearly 600 dancesport athletes in their hands in the much-anticipated World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu at the Grand Ballroom of the…

Taiwan extends trial period of visa-free privileges to PH, two other countries

Inquirer.net 06/28/2018

TAIPEI — Taiwan will extend the trial period of visa-free privileges to the Philippines and two other Southeast Asian countries, state-run Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Wednesday. The visa-free program for the Philippines, Thailand, and Myanmar…

UN agency calls for all countries to rid foods of trans fat

AP 05/20/2018

NEW YORK—The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. The United Nations agency has, in the past, pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but…

Razon: Countries with best infrastructure are dictatorships

Inquirer.net 11/13/2017

ONE of the country’s richest Filipinos said that infrastructure development and democracy cannot go hand in hand, hinting that there might be a benefit in being ran by a dictator. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) chairman…

The Asean way

Radel Paredes 11/11/2017

In 1967, five countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, founded an organization called the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). This was in the wake of the American involvement in the war in Vietnam…

39 countries urge PH to end drug killings

Inquirer 09/30/2017

  The United States, Canada and Australia, three of the Philippines’ major trading partners and political allies, have joined 36 other nations in mounting international pressure on Manila to end the killings and the growing culture of…

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