Singapore to propose law to enable virtual marriage solemnizations amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 04/26/2020

SINGAPORE – Couples may have their marriages solemnized virtually from next month amid the coronavirus outbreak, if a coming Bill gets passed by Parliament. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee wrote on Facebook that a…

233 more OFWs displaced by virus crisis return home

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two hundred thirty-three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Indonesia, Kenya and Singapore arrived in the Philippines Sunday night, bringing the total of OFWs repatriated amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to 16,911. In…

Coronavirus hits 32 Filipinos in Singapore

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines —The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has so far infected 32 Filipinos in Singapore,  with 26 of them still under medical care, the Philippine Embassy in the Southeast Asian city-state said. In an update on its…

COVID-19: NBI eyes use of Singapore’s mobile app for contact tracing

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday said it is coordinating with their digital forensic counterpart in Singapore about the use of mobile app TraceTogether as it looks for ways to simplify and hasten…

Singapore donates 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to PH

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 03/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Singapore has donated 40,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits and two ventilators to the Philippines in a bid to support its fight against the rising number of infections.     “These additional test kits…

PH receives 3,000 COVID-19 test kits from Singapore

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Tuesday received 3,000 diagnostic test kits for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Singapore. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said that he received the test kits as well as a…

Another Filipino in Singapore tests positive for coronavirus

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 03/02/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Another Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Singapore’s Ministry of Health said. In an update posted on its website over the weekend, the Ministry of Health said…

Singapore confirms first case of novel coronavirus

Asia News Network, The Straits Times 01/24/2020

  SINGAPORE — A Chinese had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore, with another likely to have the virus. The 66-year-old man, a Wuhan resident, arrived in Singapore with nine traveling companions on Monday…

Blacklisting Angkas CEO to spook foreign investors, lawmaker warns

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 01/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos on Thursday rejected a fellow lawmaker’s proposal to declare as persona non grata the Singaporean chief operating officer (CEO) of motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas, as it might scare away foreign investors.…

Singapore road crash kills 2, injures 4 others

Asia News Network, The Straits Times 12/29/2019

  SINGAPORE – Two female pedestrians were killed and four others were left injured after a car crashed onto a side road at Lucky Plaza in Singapore on Sunday (Dec. 29) afternoon. The Straits Times understands that…

Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 12/05/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Despite opening the competition with a 52-point win over Singapore, Philippine team head coach Tim Cone believes his squad is just scratching the surface of its potential. Gilas Pilipinas steamrolled Singapore, 110-58, a…

Gilas Pilipinas opens SEA Games bid with 52-point blowout of Singapore

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 12/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas missed two free throws and a 3-pointer inside the first two minutes of its keenly-awaited debut in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Wednesday night. But it took just the first basket to…

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