Tag: Philippines

Philippine Senate discusses Bill to protect the rights of freelancers

Manila -- During the Covid-19 pandemic, many Filipinos have turned up their industrious skills to full force, becoming their own bosses and starting new businesses, rendering services ranging from making and selling goods to teaching English online to students around the world. Freelance workers —...

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‘It’s not about being a work pass holder, it’s about being a virus carrier,’ say public on imported cases

Singapore – In response to the daily Covid-19 update and the continued occurrence of imported cases in Singapore, members of the public highlighted that the virus must be stopped regardless of work permits and passes. The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Monday (August 10)...

Resilience in the storm: Community in the Philippines resurfaces practice of bartering

In the blink of an eye, a lockdown was called. Initially, many thought all it would take was two weeks for it be over. However, a few months into one of the world's longest Covid-19 lockdowns, how to keep food on the table became...

Sabah, Spurious Philippines’ Claim

In the midst of the most dangerous threat and damage inflicted by Covid-19 on our nation, the region and humankind as a whole it does seem far fetched for the foreign secretary of Malaysia’s closest neighbour in the East to claim that Sabah was...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 5, 2020

As of 8 am, August 5, 2020: World count: 18,445,787 cases, 11,036,083 recoveries, 691,740 deaths There are now a total of 18,445,787 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,850,114 infections, followed by Brazil (2,808,076) and India (1,855,745). There...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 4, 2020

As of 8 am, August 4, 2020: World count: 18,139,438 cases, 10,753,815 recoveries, 690,573 deaths There are now a total of 18,139,438 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,792,980 infections, followed by Brazil (2,750,153) and India (1,695,988). There...

Coronavirus update for July 16, 2020

As of 10 am, July 16, 2020: World count: 13,382,0 20 cases, 7,445,299 recoveries, 580,038 deaths There are now 13,382,020 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 3,483,905 infections, followed by Brazil (1,926,824) and India (936,181). There have been...

Singapore & the Philippines emerge from coronavirus restrictions at the same time, but with big differences

Singapore—Singapore and one of its Southeast Asian neighbours, the Philippines, began easing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic at the same time at the beginning of June. However, significant differences may be observed in the conditions of the two countries as life goes...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for May 29, 2020

As of 9 am, May 29, 2020: World count: 5,763,122 cases, 2,389,735 recoveries, 358,235 deaths There are now 5,763,122 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 358,235 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases,...