Airlines seek P 8.6B in monthly subsidy

Marlon Ramos, Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s three largest airline groups are asking lawmakers for financial aid of about P8.6 billion per month, including wage subsidies, as they prepare to restart operations amid uncertain demand. Air Carriers Association of…

WHO: Lifting lockdown should be gradual

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that any plans to ease quarantine restrictions should be carried out gradually to prevent a likely resurgence of infections as President Rodrigo Duterte weighed whether to…

Liquor makers urge end to ban or ‘industry can’t survive’

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 04/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Saying their industry’s survival is at stake, local liquor companies are asking the government to lift or ease the restrictions on alcoholic beverages that were imposed in connection with the Luzon lockdown and allow…

Gov’t says virus spread slowed a month after Luzon lockdown

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines has slowed a month after the Luzon lockdown, the government reported on Tuesday amid calls for the easing of restrictions and phased business reopenings to…

Robredo backs lockdown extension

Frances Mangosing - Inquirer.net 04/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday she will support an extension of the enhanced community quarantine, but underscored that it was “crucial” for the government to explain to the people why it was necessary…

Government in no rush to end Luzon lockdown

Jovic Yee, Leila B. Salaverria, Melvin Gascon 04/05/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine set to end on April 12 may have to be extended for 15 to 20 more days to sustain its gains, the head of the national task force…

Worker walks for 5 days from Alabang to Cam Sur to return home amid quarantine

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 03/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Standing on a seemingly endless road in the town of Gumaca in Quezon province, Marlon Dalipe was beginning to feel the pain down to his feet—after all, it’s already the third day of what…

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