Archive for May 6th, 2020

‘Waiting to die’: Coronavirus enters congested Philippine jails

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Government releasing 10,000 inmates, but campaigners say more has to be done because prisons are so overcrowded. Coronavirus has hit Philippine prisons, notorious as the [...]
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Vietnamese, Philippine fishermen protest China’s fishing ban in SCS

Vietnamese, Philippine fishermen protest China’s fishing ban in SCS

06-May-2020 Intellasia | BenarNews | 6:02 AM

Fishermen’s associations in Vietnam and the Philippines on Monday protested China’s annual summer fishing ban in the South China Sea and called for their national [...]
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Duterte offers P30,000 to anyone who reports government officials pocketing SAP aid

06-May-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a P30,000 reward to individuals who will report government officials pocketing cash assistance from the Social Amelioration Programme [...]
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‘Darth Vader’ enforces COVID-19 lockdown in Philippine village

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Dressed as Star Wars characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages. With Darth [...]
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At least 100 inmates for parole, clemency to be processed weekly DOJ

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Justice will process at least 100 applications on relaxed guidelines for parole and executive clemency weekly, President Rodrigo Duterte told the Congress. [...]
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Duterte says only 207 out of 1,634 LGUs have completed cash aid distribution

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Only about 12 percent of local governments have finished the distribution of the first tranche of emergency aid for sectors sidelined by the quarantine as of April 30, a [...]
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Philippines targets to accredit 58 additional COVID-19 testing labs

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is aiming to operate 78 laboratories by the end of the month to expand the number of new coronavirus tests that can be processed daily, the deputy chief [...]
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ABS-CBN answers NTC’s cease and desist order

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

ABS-CBN released a statement after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order against the network, shutting down its operations on [...]
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Duterte apologises, willing to ‘talk’ with Pangilinan, Zobels

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Two months after calling for a “ceasefire” with the tycoons he butted heads with, President Duterte did not only apologise to Manuel V. Pangilinan and Zobels in [...]
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Philippinesgovernment to provide 1 million jobs at part of Covid-19 Recovery plan.

06-May-2020 Intellasia | SIA | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ Department of Labour and Employment said it will provide one million jobs in provinces and rural areas for workers, as part of its post Covid-19 [...]
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Duterte urges LGUs to allow repatriated OFWs to come home

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte urged local government units to allow repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers to enter their localities and come home in this time of COVID-19 crisis. [...]
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Duterte offers P30,000 to anyone who reports government officials pocketing SAP aid

06-May-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a P30,000 reward to individuals who will report government officials pocketing cash assistance from the Social Amelioration Programme [...]
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ABS-CBN ordered to go off-air as franchise lapses

06-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Regulators ordered ABS-CBN Corp. to stop airing on Tuesday, a day after its legislative franchise expired, putting at risk over 11,000 jobs in the country’s biggest [...]
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‘We Love Thailand’ campaign to stimulate domestic tourism

06-May-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Tourism Council of Thailand is preparing to start its ‘We Love Thailand’ campaign in collaboration with the Tourism and Sports Ministry and the Tourism [...]
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Phuket: No new virus cases for 3 consecutive days, total 220

06-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Two more Covid-19 infected patients have recovered and been discharged as the island province reported no new infections for three consecutive days, with the total remaining [...]
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