PH GDP shrinks 16.5% because of coronavirus | Evening wRap

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The Philippine economy shrinks by 16.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2020, joining the rest of the world in plunging into recession.

The Philippines overtakes Indonesia as the Southeast Asian nation with the most number of coronavirus infections as of Thursday, August 6.

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth Vice President for Operations Augustus de Villa resigns from his post Thursday, August 6, amid the ongoing probe into corruption allegations at the state agency.

Actors’ group AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors’ releases a video showing support for the country's medical health workers.

Social media posts showing recent cases of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia, China include photos of people in hazmat suits and a man with skin infection. These posts are FALSE. – Rappler.com