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News by Country: Philippines

18 September 2020

Philippines

·      Philippines Gazettes Law Establishing Tax Exemptions, Incentives for Health Workers, Corporations Due to Coronavirus (Bloomberg, 18 September 2020)

·      Philippines considers relaxing COVID-19 travel ban for nurses (CNA, 17 September 2020)

·      Pandemic 'hero' Filipino nurses struggle to leave home (Today, 16 September 2020)

·      Philippine president in ‘humanitarian’ plea to Malaysia over virus-stranded Filipinos (Arab News, 16 September 2020)

·      Filipino migrant worker tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Taiwan (Taiwan News, 14 September 2020)

·      Worst time ever to be an overseas Filipino worker (CNA, 13 September 2020)

·      Filipino Health Workers Protest Overseas Work Restrictions (The Diplomat, 10 September 2020)

·      For Filipino migrant workers, coronavirus dashes their ticket to a better life (The Washington Post, 10 September 2020)

·      Philippine garment makers expect 21,000 layoffs as US orders fall (Nikkei Asian Review, 8 September 2020)

·      Philippine inflation eases to 3-month low (Nikkei Asian Review, 4 September 2020)

·      Canadian gov’t donates P30.6M worth of N95 face masks to DOH (Inquirer, 3 September 2020)

·      Philippines’ unemployment rate declines as economy reopens (HRM Asia, 3 September 2020)

·      DOH seeks more benefits for health workers (Inquirer, 1 September 2020)

·      Manila bishop: Frontline workers against COVID-19 are ‘modern day heroes (Asia News, 31 August 2020)

·      Recycling value chains in South-east Asia shut down by Covid-19 risk closures (The Business Times, 31 August 2020)

·      With largest share of migrant nurses, entire U.S. Filipino community hit hard by COVID-19 (NBC News, 27 August 2020)

·      ADB to Help Boost Philippines’ COVID-19 Health Response with $125 Million Loan (India Education Diary, 26 August 2020)

·      Philippines’ returning workers are heroes. Yet many are stranded, competing with countrymen for jobs in Manila (CNA, 25 August 2020)

·      Philippines Lifts Ban on Medical Workers Leaving the Country (Benar News, 20 August 2020)

·      Villanueva: PhilHealth has sufficient funds to cover workers’ COVID-19 testing (The Inquirer, 19 August 2020)

·      Strong quake in Philippines kills one, damages COVID-19 quarantine centre (CNA, 18 August 2020)

·      Philippines failing to contain coronavirus, despite multiple lockdowns (South China Morning Post, 17 August 2020)

·      Why Duterte must own up to the Philippines' COVID-19 disaster (Nikkei Asian Review, 14 August 2020)

·      Nurse who died of COVID-19 gets P7,000 hazard pay, not P30,000 – daughter (Inquirer, 14 August 2020)

·      Philippines unlikely to keep lockdown despite surging infections (Bangkok Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Unions urge government to intervene on behalf of 'exploited' Filipino Austal workers (WA Today, 7 August 2020)

·      Coronavirus: Philippine doctors wary of Duterte's 'militaristic' response (Taiwan News, 6 August 2020)

·      Virus-hit Philippine economy plunges into recession (The Jakarta Post, 6 August 2020)

·      Coronavirus latest: Remittances to Asia set to drop by double digits (Nikkei Asian Review, 3 August 2020)

·      Philippines to update COVID-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek 'timeout' (CNA, 2 August 2020)

·      Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise (The Diplomat, 28 July 2020)

·      The Philippines is going cashless – finally (Techwire Asia, 27 July 2020)

·      Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid COVID-19 risks (CNA, 25 July 2020)

·      Life on hold for millions of Philippine migrant workers (Arab News, 24 July 2020)

·      Bello sees more workers losing their jobs, working hours (Manila Bulletin, 23 July 2020)

·      Protecting Filipino Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 (Manila Bulletin, 21 July 2020)

·      Why Philippines’ online gaming industry may not survive coronavirus (SCMP, 17 July 2020)

·      31 Filipino workers in Kuwait dead of COVID-19, says embassy official (Coconuts, 16 July 2020)

·      The Gulf’s migrant workers are being exploited amid the coronavirus crisis, rights groups say (CNBC, 14 July 2020)

·      Philippine President Duterte’s popularity at risk, US dollar weakening & other Covid stories (The Print, 14 July 2020)

·      More than 1,000 Philippine cops infected with coronavirus (Rappler, 10 July 2020)

 

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