A man wearing a protective mask walks beside a poster of American WWII icon Rosie the Riveter at the Quezon city hall in the Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine Congress approves national emergency declaration

  • The bill authorises the president to launch a massive aid programme for 18 million families and tap private hospitals and ships in fighting the pandemic
  • The Senate and the House of Representatives both held emergency sessions on Monday and worked beyond midnight to deliberate the bill
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A man wearing a protective mask walks beside a poster of American WWII icon Rosie the Riveter at the Quezon city hall in the Philippines. Photo: AP
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