Filipinos With COVID-19 Abroad Now 704

Filipinos With COVID-19 Abroad Now 704

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Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said 704 Filipinos abroad have contracted the highly contagious coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Of this number, 216 have recovered while at least 400 are still undergoing treatment.

“From a week of reflection in observance of the Holy Week, the DFA records 31.6-percent increase in the confirmed Covid-19 cases among our overseas Filipinos in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa compared to figures last week, which gives a total of 704 cases as of today,” DFA Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said.

Based on DFA data, 88 Filipinos abroad have died due to Covid-19, at least 49 in the Americas, one in the Asia Pacific region, 33 in Europe, and five in Middle East/Africa.

“The DFA, through its embassies and consulates, continues to partner with local health authorities and agencies in ensuring proper implementation of preventive measures and restrictions, and remains steadfast in its commitment to attending to the needs of our kababayan affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Meñez said.

Latest data from the World Health Organization show that there are a total of 1,773,084 confirmed Covid-19 cases globally. (PNA)

Senior Citizens In Borongan City Get Monthly Allowance

Since its distribution on Monday, the city social welfare and development office has served 494 beneficiaries from the villages of Bugas, Can-aga, Sta. Fe, Tamoso, San Saturnino, and Punta Maria.

Bello: DOLE Eyes Europe As Potential New Market For Displaced OFWs

The government is looking at Europe as an alternative market for displaced overseas Filipino workers.

Manila Churches Ready To Accept More Attendees

Catholic churches in Manila are ready to accept more churchgoers as the city government approved an increase in the number of people that would be allowed to attend religious gatherings.

Feeding The Frontliners: A Dabawenya’s Advocacy

A former village councilor in Davao has risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic by enlisting her friends to provide meals to frontline workers who are in the thick of the city's COVID-19 response.

GMA Network Presents ‘Alden’s Reality,’ The First Ever Virtual Reality Concert In The PH

Shot in 360-degree, concertgoers not only have access to front-row view, but they are also in for an immersive experience from the comforts of their home!

Cops Told To Consult With LGUs On Travel Protocols

The Joint Task Force Covid Shield orders all police commanders to coordinate with their respective LGUs regarding travel protocols as the country gradually reopens the economy.

MMFF Partners With Streaming Services, Premieres Online

This year, MMFF can be seen in the comfort of your home as it goes online!

Merz Aesthetics Taps Gwyneth Paltrow As The Face Of For Their Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

This campaign is the first-ever medical aesthetics partnership for goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.

N. Samar Readies Over 14K Food Packs For Villages Under ECQ

Northern Samar prepares food packs for families affected by enhanced community quarantine in Catarman.

DOE H1 2020 Market Share Data Lands Phoenix In 3rd Spot

Phoenix climbs one notch from its fourth place position in the same period in 2019, dislodging previous third spot holder Chevron Philippines.