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18 October 2020

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Philippines

·     Okada Manila to lay off over 1,000 workers due to severe losses (Rappler, 27 May 2020)

·     'Finally free': Homebound Filipinos cheer end to COVID-19 quarantine ordeal (CNA, 26 May 2020)

·     Philippine leader answers call of workers begging to go home (CNA, 25 May 2020)

·     Workers 'exposed' as Philippines relaxes Covid-19 rules (UCA News, 22 May 2020)

·     DFA repatriates almost 500 OFWs from Singapore, Qatar (The Inquirer, 22 May 2020)

·     Philippines fears 42,000 returning workers could ‘overwhelm’ virus quarantine centers (Arab News, 22 May 2020)

·     DOLE estimates 10 million workers will lose jobs this year due to COVID-19 pandemic (CNN, 20 May 2020)

·     DOLE issues guidelines for employers on 'preservation of jobs' (PNA, 18 May 2020)

·     Duterte government's shutdown of ABS-CBN threatens Philippine freedom (Nikkei Asian Review, 18 May 2020)

·     Philippines urges COVID-19 vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols (CNA, 17 May 2020)

·     Communist Rebels Fight Hard as Ever in Philippines As COVID-19 Distracts Government (VOA, 15 May 2020)

·     Expat Filipinos’ dollar remittances still up ahead of COVID-19 outbreak (The Inquirer, 15 May 2020)

·     AFP donates P16.9 million to OCD for COVID-19 response (Manila Bulletin, 15 May 2020)

·     Pandemic a blow to remittance inflow from overseas Filipino workers: Inquirer columnist (Straits Times, 12 May 2020)

·     Finance chief proposes mass hiring of workers displaced by lockdown as COVID-19 contact tracers (CNN, 12 May 2020)

·     Over 1,900 PH health workers positive for coronavirus (Rappler, 11 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Filipino cruise ship workers serve quarantine in luxury, but joblessness awaits (SCMP, 11 May 2020)

·     Health workers become unexpected targets during covid-19 (The Economist, 11 May 2020)

·     Underpaid and undervalued’: Filipino communities face disproportionate impact from COVID-19 (Ricochet, 9 May 2020)

·     US extends P298 million in new Covid-19 aid to Philippines (Business Mirror, 8 May 2020)

·     Executive asks Senate to put on hold COVID-19 response inquiry (CNN, 7 May 2020)

·     Gov't eyes granting cash aid for ABS-CBN workers through COVID-19 program (CNN, 6 May 2020)

·     Health workers with COVID-19 now at 1,859, after 40 more contract the virus (CNN, 6 May 2020)

·     Independent broadcaster ABS-CBN shut down by Philippines Government in 'crushing blow' to press freedom (ABC, 6 May 2020)

·     Philippines to create one million jobs as part of COVID-19 recovery plan (hrmasia, 6 May 2020)

·     1,645 Filipino workers in Qatar displaced due to COVID-19 pandemic — envoy (Global Nation, 5 May 2020)

·     Putting health first in the post-COVID-19 world (Business Inquirer, 4 May 2020)

·     Press Freedom Further Restricted Amid Covid-19 Pandemic (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalist, 4 May 2020)

·     Philippines commits support to ASEAN tourism recovery  (Phil Star, 4 May 2020)

·     House to prioritize passage of measures to strengthen gov’t response against COVID-19, including proposed P700-billion recovery act (Manila Bulletin, 3 May 2020)

·     No order to deport Philippine worker given: envoy (Taipei Times, 29 April 2020)

·     LIST: Government eyes reopening more businesses by May 1 (CNN, 28 April 2020)

·     ADB approves new $200 million loan to support gov't cash aid during COVID-19 crisis (CNN, 27 April 2020)

·     Philippine hotels seek tax relief (The Philippine Star, 27 April 2020)

·     Over 1,100 Philippine health workers tested positive for Covid-19 (The Star, 26 April 2020)

·     Over 2 million workers lose jobs as COVID-19 quarantine measures continue – DOLE (CNN, 26 April 2020)

·     Duterte to submit fifth report on special powers to Congress (CNN, 26 April 2020)

·     ADB lends US$1.5 bil to Philippines to fund P655.6-billion Covid-19 response (The Star, 24 April 2020)

·     Philippines Sends Nurses Around the World But Lacks Them at Home (Bloomberg, 24 April 2020)

·     Philippines gets US$100mil World Bank loan for Covid-19 emergency response (The Star, 23 April 2020)

·     Philippines gets P269M from US for fight vs. COVID-19 (GMA News, 22 April 2020)

·     Duterte endorses rapid test kits for Covid-19 (The Star, 21 April 2020)

 

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