Philippines

  • MANILA, Philippines—Despite high consumer prices, returning domestic demand amid economic reopening would allow the Philippines to grow the fastest in the region this year, the regional surveillance organization Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro) said on Tuesday (July 5). In its July quarterly update of the Asean+3 Regional Economic Outlook (Areo) report, Amro raised its 2022 […]
  • MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is cool about a proposal to reduce government workforce in order lower national spending amid the pandemic, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo claimed Tuesday. According to the new DSWD chief, Marcos Jr. stressed during their first Cabinet meeting that no one should be […]
  • MANILA, Philippines — Minors aged 12 to 17 may now get their booster shots against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Tuesday. In an advisory posted on its social media pages, the DOH said immunocompromised adolescents may avail of the booster dose after 28 days from getting their primary series dose while healthyadolescents (or […]
  • BAGUIO CITY—A man died due to head injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle while traveling along the Halsema Highway in Atok town, Benguet province, on Monday, July 4, the police said. The fatality, Richardick Cayacay, 52, was hit in the head, investigators said. Cayacay's fellow passenger, Susan Ubongen, 59, also suffered head injuries […]
  •       KYIV — After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Yuriy Makeyev found himself homeless and jobless: a combination of circumstances that brought him to the brink of a nervous breakdown. Now the 48-year-old, who has fled his home in the war-torn east, believes he can return to normal life thanks to a special […]