Home / Philippines (page 5)

Philippines

International media groups are launching a global campaign to support Maria Ressa, PH’s press freedom

Hold the line. Rappler’s CEO and Executive Editor Maria at Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 is participating in the publication of a cyber-relief case against her and former rapper-researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr of businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Committee on the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) …

Read More »

Over 300 workers at BGC construction site test positive for COVID-19

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) – Continuing Mayor Lino Cayetano announced on Thursday that 327 workers at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City tested positive by COVID-19. Cayetano said in a statement that 691 workers at the construction site underwent COVID-19 testing, as part of the Taguig City government’s aggressive efforts. He assured that the BGC construction site …

Read More »

“Why not lower student fees for pandemics?” legislators ask

MANILA – Lawmakers on Thursday asked education agencies why schools can’t lower their tuition fees because students won’t be using all of their facilities this school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the joint meeting of the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture and the House Committee on Higher Education and Technical Education, legislators asked the Department of …

Read More »

The house panel decides on ABS-CBN’s fate on Friday

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) – Over 90 legislators are expected to decide on the fate of the packaged transmission network ABS-CBN Corp. Rope. Mike Defensor, Anakalusugan Party’s list, told CNN Philippines that the vote could take place between 1pm and 1.30pm and the results could be out by 2pm. House Legislative Franchise Committee Chairman Franz Alvarez of Palawan …

Read More »

Prop. to allow riding for couples from July 10, but officials differ in the guidelines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) – Back riding or arrow cycling on motorcycles for couples who live together will be allowed from Friday, July 10, provided there is a protective shield between the riders, officials said Thursday. Spokesman for the New Diseases Management Agency, spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Told CNN Philippines in a text message earlier Thursday that the …

Read More »

What’s next for ABS-CBN’s franchise bid?

MANILA, Philippines – After 12 difficult marathon hearings that dealt with multiple issues that jumped media giant ABS-CBN’s bid for a 25-year franchise, lawmakers who are for and against the franchise summarized their arguments on Thursday, marking the end of debates over the highly controversial issue – at least at the level of the House Committee. Now that Parliament’s Committee …

Read More »

Cebu Pacific hires over 800 workers because virus impact is “getting worse”

A Cebu still jet is shown in this distribution photo MANILA – Cebu Pacific said on Thursday it would lay off more than 800 employees in August as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to “negatively impact” the aviation industry. The degraded effect of COVID-19 caused Cebu Pacific to re-prioritize operating and capital costs while giving employees the opportunity to voluntarily separate, …

Read More »