Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

More than 2.5 million Filipinos have lost their jobs during the two-month coronavirus lockdown in the country. And millions more could be out of work by the end of the year. Some have found odd jobs to get by but others have been forced to beg for food. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. … Read more Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

Manulife Investment Management Favors Indonesia, India, Philippines

May.21 — Sue Trinh, managing director of global macro strategy at Manulife Investment Management, talks about China’s policies and the implications for economy, and the opportunities she sees in Asian markets. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Asian Governments Are Seeking to Reopen Their Economies Gradually

May.21 — Japan plans to lift its state of emergency for the Osaka region as early as Thursday, but keep the order in place for Tokyo. The Philippines is considering downsizing lockdowns to villages from regions, as it balances further reopening its economy. Meanwhile, Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in … Read more Asian Governments Are Seeking to Reopen Their Economies Gradually

Thousands of Filipino seafarers out of work

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating to the global maritime industry. More than 20,000 Filipinos who work on ships have been repatriated while thousands more remain stranded onboard, after losing their jobs. The money that workers normally send home account for 10 percent of the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP). That has now dried up and … Read more Thousands of Filipino seafarers out of work

Typhoon Vongfong Lashes the Pandemic-Hit Philippines

Thousands are forced from their homes as Typhoon Vongfong — the first typhoon to hit the Philippines this season — brings torrential rain and flooding. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email … Read more Typhoon Vongfong Lashes the Pandemic-Hit Philippines

Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

On The Listening Post this week: The Filipino government has forced local television network ABS-CBN off the air. Plus, COVID-19 is used as a cover to stifle voices of dissent in Hong Kong Amidst lockdown, Philippines’s largest TV network goes off air The consensus of presidents and prime ministers just about everywhere has been that … Read more Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

Typhoon aftermath | Vongfong causes extensive damage in Philippines

Courtesy: @theCHIesecake Typhoon Vongfong’s winds & rain hit the Philippines leaving at least one dead. It also damages hundreds of #COVID19 isolation facilities & homes. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/ah0j Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us … Read more Typhoon aftermath | Vongfong causes extensive damage in Philippines

Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

A powerful storm in the eastern Philippines has forced tens of thousands of people into emergency shelters. Tropical Storm Vongfong destroyed homes and cut power on the central island of Samar. And as Jamela Alindogan reports, there are fears the evacuations could increase the spread of coronavirus. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

Mental Health services & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mental Health – COVID-19/Vaccine – COVID-19/Social Protection – Security Council/Yemen – Libya – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Myanmar – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Ghana – Burundi – Philippines – Lesotho – Amazon – COVID-19/Ceasefires – UN Contributions MENTAL HEALTH In a new policy brief, titled “COVID-19 and the … Read more Mental Health services & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 May 2020)

Woman Starts Food Drive For Coronavirus-Hit Families in the Philippines

Poinsettia Dormido, owner of House of Mugs, is raising money to buy food for families who can’t make ends meet because of the coronavirus lockdown in the Philippines. When she’s not manning her mug museum in Bago City, she travels to neighboring towns and villages to distribute the food packs. “We had extra food packs … Read more Woman Starts Food Drive For Coronavirus-Hit Families in the Philippines

Philippines Has Ample Fiscal Space to Fight Virus: Economic Planner

May.14 — Philippine Acting Economic Planning Secretary Karl Chua discusses the governments efforts to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The government has allowed malls and more businesses in the capital to partially reopen on May 16 after a two-month lockdown that shrank its economy. Chua speaks with David Ingles on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Typhoon Vongfong descends on the Philippines

A strong #typhoon slammed into the eastern #Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters. Northern Samar provincial Gov. Edwin Ongchuan said he has asked for twice the usual number of school buildings to be turned into typhoon shelters to accommodate … Read more Typhoon Vongfong descends on the Philippines

NHS Couple Who Met in the Same Hospital 18 Years Ago Cured from COVID-19 | Good Morning Britain

Father-of-three Ralph Deocampo, who has worked for the NHS since 1999, left Charing Cross Hospital in Fulham after recovering from Covid-19. He met his wife on the same ward in the same hospital nearly 20 years ago, they married, had three children and still work together there. Ralph’s wife Brenda, has previously spoken of how … Read more NHS Couple Who Met in the Same Hospital 18 Years Ago Cured from COVID-19 | Good Morning Britain

Human rights abuses on the rise in the Philippines amid lockdown | ITV News

The President of the Philippines has sanctioned the use of lethal force to keep his country of 100 million people in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story: https://bit.ly/3dEJvDF • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow … Read more Human rights abuses on the rise in the Philippines amid lockdown | ITV News

Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights

International flights can land in the Philippine capital again after the government reopened its airport. Flights were stopped last week after the country could not cope with thousands of workers returning from overseas. There have been more than 10,000 confirmed cases and 700 deaths in the country. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila, Philippines. … Read more Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights