Archive for April 16th, 2020

Pay it forward: Singaporeans urged to donate S$600 payouts to those who (really) need them

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

More people today joined a Singaporean lawyer’s call for people to donate cash payouts received from the government to those in greater need during the COVID-19 [...] » More

Philippines’ farm minister fears sugar price spike as coronavirus shuts mills

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The shutdown of two of the Philippines’ major sugar mills due to coronavirus-containment measures could lead to a domestic shortage and trigger price spikes, the [...] » More

Duterte thanks Brunei, Singapore for assistance to Philippines’ COVID-19 response

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | GMANetwork | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Brunei and Singapore for donating medical supplies and equipment for the country’s COVID-19 response [...] » More

Philippine government flips local officials’ entry ban for mining ship

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | MongaBay | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government has allowed a ship to dock on the island of Homonhon to take on a cargo of chromite ore, overriding local authorities who had earlier denied the [...] » More

Chinese medical experts find Philippines at risk of inability to cut COVID-19 source

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A week after arriving in the Philippines, the 12-member Chinese medical expert team found that the country is facing a risk of being unable to cut off the source of the [...] » More

Philippines learning from China’s expertise

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

THE Philippines is taking a leaf from China’s experience in battling Covid-19, says a senior Philippine health official. Kenneth Ronquillo, assistant secretary of the [...] » More

Duterte OKs P51 billion wage subsidy for middle class

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Duterte has approved a P50.8 billion wage subsidy programme for around 3.4 million middle class workers whose jobs were affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced [...] » More

Duterte volunteers Philippines for clinical trials of potential Japan-made COVID-19 vaccines

Duterte volunteers Philippines for clinical trials of potential Japan-made COVID-19 vaccines

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at Tuesday night’s Special Asean Summit that the Philippines was ready to participate in clinical [...] » More

Government boosts funds to fight COVID to P1.45 trillion

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The government has beefed up its war chest against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to P1.45 trillion as it unveiled new programmes that aim to support the recovery of [...] » More

Commentary: Philippines’ COVID-19 fight depends on the exploitation of healthcare workers

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Health-related workers have been banned from leaving the Philippines. This fresh demand for workers in this sector can be both refreshing and cruel, says Yasmin Y Ortiga. [...] » More

Philippines has most number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia: Johns Hopkins tally

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

Philippines has most number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia: Johns Hopkins tally The Philippines has the most number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in [...] » More

Duterte ditches N95 for another mask

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

After complaining about his N95 “hold-up” mask, President Duterte on Monday apparently ditched the more expensive face protection and demonstrated how to properly [...] » More

Rejected handouts back on track

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The finance ministry will allow applicants who were denied the 5,000-baht cash handout granted by the government to appeal by April 22. The rejected applicants and those who [...] » More

Thailand facing double whammy Covid-19 and worsening seasonal drought

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Office of the National Water Resources says up to 6,255 villages in 24 provinces have already been declared as drought-affected areas, while national dams and reservoirs [...] » More

China-Thailand coronavirus social media war escalates

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai model’s coronavirus comments sparked a war of words on social media, uniting pro-democracy campaigners against [...] » More