Capital Economics: PH economy to contract in Q2-Q3

Ben O. de Vera 03/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines – London-based Capital Economics expects the Philippines’ economy to contract during the third and fourth quarters amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Capital Economics Asia economist Alex Holmes told the Inquirer last Friday that…

PH barring foreigners; DFA says no exceptions

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/20/2020

In another move by the government to control the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced on Twitter that all foreigners—with “no exceptions”—would be barred from entering the country on…

PH temporarily suspends visa issuance, visa-free entry to all foreign nationals

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippines is temporarily suspending the issuance of a visa and visa-free entry privileges to foreign nationals, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Thursday. The said measure is effective Thursday, March 19, said Locsin.…

No LPAs in PH in the coming days — Pagasa

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines – A huge part of the Philippines may experience a generally fair weather as the state bureau has not seen any potential low pressure area (LPA) or eventual disturbances that may bring rains or storms.…

BREAKING: COVID-19 deaths in PH now at 17

Daphne Galvez 03/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Three more individuals who tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died, bringing the total of deaths to 17 as of 12 noon Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported. The DOH also…

PH eyes $1 billion in loans to triple war chest vs. COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera 03/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is seeking $1 billion (over P51 billion) in loans which would nearly triple its war chest in the fight against COVID-19, including the P27.1-billion package unveiled by President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team.…

PH lifts travel ban to China for OFWs

Frances Mangosing - Inquirer.net 03/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has lifted a travel ban to mainland China except for Hubei province, mainly to allow the return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there. The lifting of the travel ban was recommended by…

BREAKING: COVID-19 cases in PH climb to 52 with addition of 3 more patients

Cathrine Gonzales 03/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday confirmed three more cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 52. Data from DOH showed that…

PH braces for inflation spike

Ben O. de Vera 03/06/2020

Even as inflation eased to 2.6 percent in February, the Philippines is bracing for faster-than-expected increases in consumer prices as China’s manufacturing sector reels from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Deputy National Statistician Lourdines dela Cruz…

Taiwanese who visited PH tests positive for coronavirus

Consuelo Marquez 03/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Taiwanese who flew from the Philippines was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that originated from China’s Wuhan city, the Taiwan’s health department confirmed on Thursday. According to Taiwan Centers for…

First Black Dragon branch in PH opens in Cebu

Marc Cosep 02/26/2020

Get ready milk tea lovers because Black Dragon is now in Cebu! Famous all over Asia for its black boba “bubble” milk tea, Black Dragon’s first branch in the Philippines is located here in Cebu, at the…

Russia moves closer to filling void to be left by US in PH defense sans VFA

Frances Mangosing 02/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Russian government has taken steps toward filling a void in military alliance that could be left by President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, which is being…

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