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14 August 2020

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Philippines

·     Over 2 million workers lose jobs as COVID-19 quarantine measures continue – DOLE (CNN, 26 April 2020)

·     Duterte to submit fifth report on special powers to Congress (CNN, 26 April 2020)

·     ADB lends US$1.5 bil to Philippines to fund P655.6-billion Covid-19 response (The Star, 24 April 2020)

·     Philippines Sends Nurses Around the World But Lacks Them at Home (Bloomberg, 24 April 2020)

·     Philippines gets US$100mil World Bank loan for Covid-19 emergency response (The Star, 23 April 2020)

·     Philippines gets P269M from US for fight vs. COVID-19 (GMA News, 22 April 2020)

·     Duterte endorses rapid test kits for Covid-19 (The Star, 21 April 2020)

·     Government needs long-term reforms to address COVID-19 — health expert (CNN, 21 April 2020)

·     Duterte uses Covid-19 response to broaden reign of fear and repression (CNN, 20 April 2020)

·     Faster aid distribution, not 'martial law-like' crackdown, needed in time of COVID-19 crisis – Pangilinan (CNN, 20 April 2020)

·     Philippines central bank to help in loans to small businesses (The Star, 19 April 2020)

·     766 healthcare workers in Philippines test positive for Covid-19 (The Star, 18 April 2020)

·     Philippine President Duterte threatens martial law-like COVID-19 crackdown (CNA, 17 April 2020)

·     U.S. provides additional PHP66 million to support Philippines COVID-19 response (reliefweb, 16 April 2020)

·     Duterte’s Response to the Coronavirus: ‘Shoot Them Dead’ (FP News, 16 April 2020)

·     UBX mobile ATMs to expedite Philippine gov’t Covid-19 subsidies (The Asset, 16 April 2020)

·     Commentary: Philippines’ COVID-19 fight depends on the exploitation of healthcare workers (CNA, 15 April 2020)

·     Volunteer nurses told to sign waiver clearing DOH if they contract COVID-19, nurses' group says (ABS-CBN, 15 April 2020)

·     Poverty punished as Philippines gets tough in virus pandemic (Al Jazeera, 14 April 2020)

·     Philippines to pay debts amid COVID-19 pandemic, says DOF (GMA News, 14 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus pandemic forces over 12,000 Filipino workers to return to PH (Rappler, 12 April 2020)

·     Philippines: Hospitals must cremate Covid-19 victims in 12 hours, death toll now at 297 (The Star, 12 April 2020)

·     Philippines bars doctors from going abroad amid Covid-19 spread (The Star, 11 April 2020)

·     World Bank approves $500 million loan for Philippines to fight COVID-19 (ABS-CBN, 10 April 2020)

·     Philippines launches tracking, emergency response app in fight vs. COVID-19 (ABS-CBN, 9 April 2020)

·     Business, labor groups want more aid for workers (Philstar, 9 April 2020)

·     Duterte extends Philippines's coronavirus lockdown to April 30 (Al Jazeera, 7 April 2020)

·     Teleperformance workers in the Philippines are enduring “subhuman” conditions (UNI, 4 April 2020)

·     Duterte says lockdown protesters can be shot if they fight (The Jakarta Post, 2 April 2020) 

·     ADB Launches $5 Million Project to Provide Food Supplies to Philippine Households Hard Hit by COVID-19 (ADB, 1 April 2020) 

·     Philippines - NAGKAISA and KMU Joint Statement on the Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (KMU) (ITUC, 22 March 2020)

·     Workers demands (KMU): Paid quarantine leave, most effective to limit people from leaving home for work (ITUC, 20 March 2020)



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