Philippines now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2020

Philippines now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia

Despite imposing the longest, strictest lockdown in Southeast Asia, coronavirus cases in the Philippines have now surged to almost 120,000, eclipsing Indonesia to become the region’s biggest outbreak. The country re-imposed this week a second lockdown on Manila and nearby areas to curb infection spread, ...

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Asia Pacific Aug 1, 2020

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of doctors signed the open ...

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

Asia Pacific May 8, 2020

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

The United States on Thursday voiced concern over the Philippine government-ordered shutdown of the country's top broadcaster ABS-CBN, which has been targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte. "We are concerned by the situation regarding ABS-CBN," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. "An independent media plays a critical ...