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Philippine inflation slows for fourth straight month

05 Jun 2020

MANILA Philippine inflation eased for a fourth straight month in May, the statistics agency said on Friday, as the country's coronavirus lockdown measures tempered price pressures on food and fuel, offsetting higher costs for alcoholic drinks.

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

01 Jun 2020

MANILA Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered by the closure.

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

01 Jun 2020

MANILA, June 1 Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered by the closure.

'We feel like guests': Manila cruise flotilla offers crew confinement in comfort

14 May 2020

(This May 11 story is corrected to show figure in paragraph 2 is interior volume, not weight)

Philippines extends lockdown in capital beyond 11 weeks

12 May 2020

MANILA The Philippines on Tuesday announced an extension of a lockdown of its capital, Manila, to 11 weeks, stretching one of the world's strictest and longest community quarantines to June to try to contain coronavirus outbreaks.

Philippines faces recession as virus shuts down economy

07 May 2020

MANILA Strict quarantine measures to contain the coronavirus slammed the brakes on the Philippines' two decades of uninterrupted growth in the first quarter, hurtling the economy towards a recession this year.

Philippine lawmakers vow to get broadcast giant ABS-CBN back on air

06 May 2020

MANILA Philippine legislators pushed on Wednesday to get the country's biggest broadcaster back on air, amid widespread shock and dismay over an order by the industry regulator for the station to cease operations after its 25-year licence expired.

Philippine telecoms body orders TV broadcaster that irked Duterte to shut

05 May 2020

MANILA The Philippines' telecoms body ordered the country's leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte's loyalists dragged its feet over renewing its license.

Philippines extends capital's coronavirus lockdown to May 15

24 Apr 2020

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday, stretching to eight weeks one of the world's strictest community quarantines to curb coronavirus infections.

UPDATE 2-Philippine c.bank cuts rates to counter coronavirus blow to economy

16 Apr 2020

* C.bank has authority to cut RRR by 200 bps more (Adds c.bank announcement cancelling May 21 policy meeting, c.bank governor and analyst comments, updates number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Philippines)

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