Wheelchair users roll over 100 miles home due to COVID-19 lockdown

With the transportation system in the Philippines suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of five wheelchair users decided to travel on their own for more than 100 miles to go back home. The Philippines has emerged as Southeast Asia’s coronavirus hot spot. As of August 7, the Philippines reported over 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 … Read more Wheelchair users roll over 100 miles home due to COVID-19 lockdown

Philippines Says Government Savings Used Up Amid Pandemic

Aug.07 — Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez discusses the government’s efforts to support its citizens and the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The economy suffered its deepest contraction on record in the second quarter and revised down its forecast for the year amid one of Asia’s strictest lockdowns against the virus. Dominguez speaks on “Bloomberg … Read more Philippines Says Government Savings Used Up Amid Pandemic

Submerged 300-year-old town reappears as drought hits Philippines

A 300-year-old town that was submerged under water to build a dam in the 1970s became visible again after drought caused the water to recede. Some residents say the town’s resurfacing is a sign of hope amid the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download … Read more Submerged 300-year-old town reappears as drought hits Philippines

Coronavirus: Millions in Philippines return to lockdown | The World

Tens of millions of people in and around the Philippine capital Manila have returned to lockdown after a surge in Covid-19 infections. The ABC’s Andrew Geoghegan talks to Professor Aries Arugay from the University of the Philippines Diliman. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Coronavirus: Millions in Philippines return to lockdown | The World

Duterte reimposes coronavirus lockdown as he criticises doctors

The Philippine capital, Manila, is back under coronavirus lockdown. Public transport has been halted and only essential businesses are allowed to operate. President Rodrigo Duterte approved it after he was warned that the health system could be overwhelmed. Cases have surged past 100,000. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Duterte reimposes coronavirus lockdown as he criticises doctors

Millions back under lockdown in Philippines amid surge in virus cases

Millions of people in the Philippines were ordered to stay home Tuesday as global coronavirus infections kept soaring, with the World Health Organization warning against relying on a vaccine “silver bullet” to end the pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Millions back under lockdown in Philippines amid surge in virus cases

Philippines closes in on Indonesia for most SE Asian COVID-19 cases

The Philippines has reported more than 3,200 new coronavirus infections in the past day, pushing it close to overtaking Indonesia as the worst-hit county in Southeast Asia. Tougher restrictions are already being reimposed in and around Manila, after infections jumped to more than 100,000. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan has more. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Philippines closes in on Indonesia for most SE Asian COVID-19 cases

What are the dangers of politicizing vaccine development

China has agreed to help the Philippines with coronavirus vaccine procurement following a request from the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte. But some US reports claim China is trying to seduce an important US ally with vaccine promises. What’s the story? How might countries use a new vaccine as leverage against one another on the global … Read more What are the dangers of politicizing vaccine development

Oliver Stone on making Platoon in the Philippines, and the intensity of Al Pacino | News Breakfast

Acclaimed Hollywood director Oliver Stone speaks to News Breakfast about his new book “Chasing the Light”, and his experiences making movies around the world. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth … Read more Oliver Stone on making Platoon in the Philippines, and the intensity of Al Pacino | News Breakfast

Internal differences in the Philippines on how to deal with challenges in South China Sea

Security analyst Richard Javad Heydarian said both the Philippine foreign secretary and the defense secretary are using more strident language vis-a-vis China than Philippine President Duterte, reflecting internal differences in the Philippines on how to deal with the challenges in the South China Sea. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more Internal differences in the Philippines on how to deal with challenges in South China Sea

Coronavirus Pandemic Strands Hundreds in Manila Stadium

Hundreds of workers from around the Philippines are stranded at a baseball stadium in the capital Manila, awaiting government help to get them home. Most are people who lost their jobs in Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic. Around 1,200 people who sought the government’s transport assistance registered to get free rides to their provinces … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic Strands Hundreds in Manila Stadium

Duterte renews push for death penalty | The World

In his State of the Nation address, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and called for a return of the death penalty for serious crimes including drug offences. The ABC’s Andrew Geoghegan interviews political analyst Richard Heydarian. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-28/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-death-penalty-covid-19-cases-soar/12497696 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more Duterte renews push for death penalty | The World

Philippines State of the Nation Address focuses on pandemic

One of President Duterte’s last remaining State of the Nation speeches before leaving office in 2022 comes as many Filipinos wait for a clearer plan to steer the country through uncertain times. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Philippines State of the Nation Address focuses on pandemic