DOLE sets aid for kin of Filipino crewmen lost in Japan livestock ship mishap

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 09/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday vowed to extend all necessary assistance to the survivors and the families of the missing Filipino crew members of the livestock ship Gulf Livestock 1 that sank…

Japan coast guard continues search for missing cargo ship with 38 Filipinos

Agence France Presse 09/03/2020

TOKYO — Japanese rescuers were searching Thursday for a livestock ship with 42 crew members on board that a survivor said sank during rough weather a day earlier off a southern Japanese island, the coast guard said.…

Why not heroes of science, culture on our money?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 09/02/2020

  Why is it that when we speak of Filipino heroes and heroines, we do so in the past tense? Why is it that the heroes we remember are predominantly male, mostly old, and all dead? Why…

SWS: 55% of Filipinos comfortable in going to work in case quarantine ends

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 07/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Fifty-five percent of Filipinos expressed that they would feel comfortable in going to work in case the community quarantine has been put to an end next month, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey…

Taiwan’s visa-free entry for Filipinos extended until July 2021

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos can continue to enjoy traveling to Taiwan without a visa—at least after the pandemic subsides—as its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) extended the visa-free entry for selected nations until July 2021. According to…

85% of Filipinos still worried about getting coronavirus – SWS

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 85 percent of Filipinos are still worried about catching COVID-19, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), the results of which it released on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.…

Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries

Dona Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six countries have so far lifted their border restrictions on Filipinos arriving from the Philippines, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA on Sunday said Filipinos leaving for essential travel would…

Filipinos told: Register online before flying home

Jerome Aning 06/20/2020

Following instructions from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine embassies and consulates around the world have advised Filipinos overseas returning to the country via Ninoy Aquino International Airport to register online before their flights home. In advisories…

Palace on ‘record-high’ unemployment: Saddened but not surprised

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 06/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While it was saddened over the “record-high” unemployment rate in April, Malacañang said Friday it was not surprising given the effect brought by the lockdown measures in Luzon. The unemployment rate climbed to 17.7 percent in…

Filipinos abroad with COVID-19 now at 2,461

Daphne Galvez 05/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 2,461 Filipinos abroad have so far contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. The DFA recorded six more cases of…

DFA: 6 more overseas Filipinos contract COVID-19

Christia Marie Ramos 04/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Another six overseas Filipinos have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement released by the DFA on Monday, the total number of Filipinos with…

BREAKING: 1,075 people in PH has coronavirus disease – DOH

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of persons infected with COVID-19 in the Philippines has surpassed the 1,000-mark as the Department of Health (DOH) documented 272 new cases as of Saturday afternoon. According to DOH, the total count…

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