Archive for August 20th, 2020

Research group warns: Cases may hit 230,000

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases may reach 230,000 by the end of the month as Metro Manila and nearby provinces have reverted to the less strict general community [...] » More

8pm to 5am unified curfew to be imposed in Metro Manila Malacanang

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Malacanang on Wednesday announced that a unified curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be implemented by local government units in Metro Manila. “I understand the mayors [...] » More

Powerful quake rocks Masbate

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Masbate province and other areas in Bicol and the Visayas yesterday morning, killing a retired police officer while injuring 24 others, [...] » More

COVID-19: ‘More Infectious’ Strain Found in Philippines, Malaysia

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BenarNews | 6:02 AM

A strain of COVID-19 common in Europe and the Americas has been detected in Malaysia and the Philippines and could lead to a spike in infections, authorities say. In a joint [...] » More

There may be millions of undetected COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, Ateneo paper says

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Nearly three million Filipinos or 2.6 percent of the country’s population may have contracted coronavirus disease during the second quarter, a preliminary copy of a [...] » More

Mayor of quake-struck Masbate town seeks Duterte aid after COVID-19 dries up fund

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

The mayor of Cataingan, the Masbate town badly hit by yesterday’s 6.6 magnitude earthquake, today appealed to the Duterte administration for help as his constituents [...] » More

Philippines reports 4,650 new coronavirus cases, 111 additional deaths

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines top 173,000 as Metro Manila goes back to GCQ

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Health reported 4,650 coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s caseload to 173,774 as Metro Manila and other urban centers returned to [...] » More

DOST: COVID-19 vaccine may be available in Philippines by 2nd quarter of 2021

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A vaccine against coronavirus disease may be available in the country by the second quarter of 2021, the Department of Science and Technology said Wednesday. “If we are [...] » More

Duque tagged as ‘godfather’ of PhilHealth ‘mafia’

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Whistleblowers and senior officials at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have tagged Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as the “godfather” of [...] » More

Search for means to keep PhilHealth alive on

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Duterte administration has started the process of ensuring the state health insurer remains running beyond 2022. In an e-mail on Wednesday, the Governance Commission for [...] » More

Duterte asks China, Russia for vaccine loans

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Duterte will ask China and Russia if they can provide loans to the Philippines to enable the country to acquire the much-needed vaccines in the fight against the [...] » More

Government debt fetch low rates, but suffer shorter payment terms in June

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Payment terms on government debts continue to shorten as of June, nearly cancelling out any benefits from falling borrowing costs at a time the country is turning to loans to [...] » More

Public transport, local flights return

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Public transportation and domestic flights resume today in Metro Manila and other areas that will shift to general community quarantine or GCQ status. The Department of [...] » More

Philippines temporarily bans Australian poultry imports amid bird flu

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their byproducts from Australia, following an outbreak of [...] » More