Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on Covid-19

Agence France Presse 01/22/2021

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in…

House committee of whole OKs bill granting Duterte ‘emergency’ powers due to COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado - 03/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee of the Whole on Monday approved the bill seeking to declare a national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic and to authorize President Rodrigo Duterte “for a limited period and subject…

Bello appeals to other big businesses to take care of their workers amid COVID-19 crisis

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III called on big businesses to join others who have taken care of their employees amid the national emergency brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are grateful to the…

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