Amid quarantine, Neda wants to know how consumers, businesses coping

Amid quarantine, Neda wants to know how consumers, businesses coping

Neda chief Ernesto Pernia. INQUIRER file photo / JOAN BONDOC MANILA, Philippines — While consumers mostly stayed home and many businesses were temporarily shut down in the midst of quarantine, the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has rolled out two surveys that wanted to know how Filipinos were coping so far […]
Manila Port shutdown threat averted for now

Manila Port shutdown threat averted for now

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — A looming shutdown at Manila’s crucial ports appears averted for now as businesses started withdrawing cargo containers that have been piling up due to the government’s lockdown in Luzon. From a...
Developer steps up fight vs COVID-19

Developer steps up fight vs COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippines and the rest of the world continue their unrelenting fight against the deadly COVID-19, it has become increasingly apparent that a far bigger, more concerted effort is needed to effectively “flatten the curve.” Even the World...
Internet usage surges as people stay home

Internet usage surges as people stay home

The use of Wi-Fi networks across the Philippines surged higher as people are confined to their homes amid the Luzon enhanced community quarantine that started in the middle of March 2020. Using crowdsourced data, Opensignal said time on Wi-Fi networks rose 13.4...