Philippines further lowers growth forecast for 2021 World

Philippines further lowers growth forecast for 2021

The Philippine government on August 18 revised its economic growth projection for 2021 from 6-7 percent to 4-5 percent due to the re-imposition of lockdown in Metro Manila to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
Philippines: 5 dead in house fire in Manila World

Philippines: 5 dead in house fire in Manila

Five people have died when a six-hour fire destroyed around 300 houses in Manila's Tondo district in the Philippines, the country’s fire-fighting force said on February 21.
COVID-19: Philippines re-imposes lockdown of Manila World

COVID-19: Philippines re-imposes lockdown of Manila

The Philippine authorities on July 13 announced the partial lockdown of the Manila capital again from July 15 or 16 with about 250,000 people as COVID-19 infections surge, just six weeks after quarantine measures were loosened.