Update: Some Bad News & A Silver Lining – Food Aid, Condo Housing & Covid Cases

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Author: Reekay V.

Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat and spent 1999 living in Vietnam.

Share with me my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Hopefully you find my observations helpful in your own adventures.
— Reekay


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    No More Money For Food Aid.. https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/749563/duterte-no-more-money-for-food-financial-assistance/story/?just_in=
    Philippines Property Market.. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-08-02/virus-threatens-property-s-dominance-of-philippine-stock-market
    100,000 Cases in the PH.. https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/philippines-virus-cases-top-100-084849111.html
    PH Covid Cases & Deaths.. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/philippines/

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  2. I realize the problems are acute there. But if any one stops and takes two seconds to see what happened when the US reopened… you might at least think beyond the peso. Our rates have been going up geometrically since they started opening up. it Jumped to almost 80,000 new cases a day after reopening… then they started shutting it down again, and cases have begun to fall… There has to be a third option somewhere. Lets face it, how on earth are the Philippines going to even come close to social distancing with everything opened up again?

  3. *Who only reommends the use of masks in speific cases.If you have cough,fever and difficulty breathing you should wear a mask and seek medical care.If you do not have these symptoms,you do not have to wear masks because there is vo evidence that they protect people who are not sick.*

  4. If they stop the financial support and don’t let the people go back to work it’s going to put ex-pats in a very precarious situation.

  5. Even if they open it up soon not many people.will want to take that long plane ride, anytime soon.

  6. Several weeks ago I sent 30.00 USD to a young woman in the Philippines who I met online. She was very happy and sent me pictures of the food she bought for her family.

  7. The covid-19 deaths % rate of the total population of the USA is .26% The Philippine death rate by total population is .07!!! Still the PI Government is freaking out with lockdowns!

  8. hi Reekay great article my wife and i live in the provinces we built our home there and spent most of the money i earned in all my working 42 years employing local people to build it and pay the taxes only to have a local man rent the land next to us and start a metal working business (and not pay a peso tax ) it sounds like sunderland ship building yard only to be told by our local barangay captain he is not bothered how much noise and workers work there i dont want them turning up at the barangay hall begging for money if we shut it my point is they should look at the people that spend the money here as you said to pay taxes they need us more than ever now to put money back into the country

  9. Manila */ when you get millions of people in a small area. How do you stop the virus?? How do you slow it down ?? If you lock ten people in a small apartment. Grand parents included. We need a cure. If not one hundred % cure this will pop up in clusters for years. Like I said .one candle can light thousands of candles. Were in Deep po po!!!

  10. Reekay, it’s very easy to use these data to marginalize the virus effects. What you have not considered completely are the protocols countries like Singapore and Japan did to stave off the effects. They shut down early, tested, and traced the population infections. That’s what made it effective. The Philippines would not have done that nor had the capacity to do it. Right now I’m in the USA and a large class one railroad is shipping employees from one state to another because it never shut down and now has so many I’ll and in quarantine they are barely operating. Truth not fiction.

  11. The greatest criminal duping of mankind. Scamdemic, Plandemic, Feardemic. Stop acquiescing to these globalist tyrants, there’s nothing more to lose! Get your identity and self respect back! No more masks and no more social distancing! They can’t arrest everyone! Stop being afraid!

  12. Reekay that’s a brilliant summary. Most people recover and if you factor in the ones that died of something else and not Covid such as dengue, then we are in a crazy situation with totally false figures. Killing the economy they certainly have done and for what ?

  13. I pointed out some time ago that the Philippines was not a rich country and there was only so long the lock down could continue before it became more of a killer than the virus. Sadly, I also pointed out that the lock down was a political decision rather than a medical one. It will not be ended until it is politically expedient to do so.

  14. The U.S. should serve as a warning to the Philippines. Less than half of the states locked down and all of them are in a fever pitch to reopen and infections and death spread like a forest fire. If the Philippines could do it, they should just feed people, give them eviction protections and lock down until the testing positive rate is down to 1%. Otherwise, you risk being worse than the U.S. due to unique circumstances and near impossible social distancing.

  15. hello Rekay,  i watch your comments regularely, hav Wife and Son in Bohol,  you r completely right  !   stay safe!   Heinz,   Switzerland

  16. President is corrupt as hell . Along with the rest of the corrupt government officials. So make people stay home let them starve you freaking morons

  17. Forget about finding any real news on covid or anything else on bought and paid for establishment news outlets. These two websites are, in my humble opinion, the best in the world and I have been following them for many years. SGT REPORT.COM AND STEVE QUAYLE.COM are sites I am glued to everyday: https://www.sgtreport.com and https://www.stevequayle.com

  18. Here are some numbers for you: Florida has 497, 330 cases out of a population of 21, 993,000. The median age, which is where the population is divided in half by age, is 24.3 years old. The Philippines has over five times the population of Florida. The best advice I can give is that older people should avoid being out in dense areas. But younger people are less likely to die even if they contract the disease. I read that the nurses and doctors requested another two weeks lock down. I agree with Henry. It’s not going to make a difference being that the initial lock down was back in March. Two weeks won’t make a difference. The nurses and doctors say the healthcare system is being overwhelmed. The question is overwhelmed by whom? What are the ages of the people who need care in ICU? If it is mostly older folks-and I mean people my age–then develop a system whereby barangays can help these people. Let the young people go to work and be productive. Shutting down the economy could create years of damage that would stall the economy and take years to possibly recover.

  19. It’s a SCAM-demic, its all a farce, the globalists have planned this “flu”, nearly all the deaths have been from nursing homes – people that were coming to the end of their lives anyway. If one looks at the normal death rate of the population of any year, one will find out that there are no more deaths this year than any other year, in fact there are many more people that die normally from all sorts of illnesses etc every year so there is no difference, the only difference is that this time round they are highlighting and blaming the virus on ANY death from virtually ANY disease – and this has been shown to be the case everywhere. Also the possibility of a person ‘dying’ of the virus (which by the way has been around for ages and is clustered with the flu virus) is 0.06% or something to that effect, but definitely under 1% of those that “catch” it! which is a minute number. Another thing we need to know is that the so called “test” kit they use to test for the virus is flawed to the point of returning as high as over 50% of cases to be FALSE positive – this has been mentioned by the very person who created it! therefore it was NOT meant to be used for such tests since its fatal flaw! The governments know this and so they know the more people they test the more people will show up positive! its going to be like a never ending story!,, WE ARE BEING DESTROYED SYSTEMATICALLY BY THE POWERS THAT BE – the GLOBALISTS!

  20. I can see a civil unrest unless they open all businesses back up.
    Then the question is: Is the president going to send the military to shoot people?

  21. Wow, a death ratio of .019, (1.9%). Better starve the people to bring that ratio down even further. Wouldn’t want to let a good crisis go to waste.
    Oh, and more testing leads to higher case numbers. Rinse and repeat all around the world.

  22. Russia is apparently trialing a vaccine in October for key workers, and by late October we’ll know if the Moderna vaccine actually works at preventing infection (it was tested on monkeys and stopped infection). As expected, the Philippines government has done a bad job since it’s a group of islands, a great way to stop infection spreading but apparently not.

  23. Totally agree.Deaths from auto accidents are 12000 or so yearly Fiu and Tb maybe 50000- 60000 All cause mortality in 2017 6 to 7 hundred thousand People suffering from malnutrition are easy pickings for a virus

  24. FYI many people do not “bounce back” it becomes an ongoing disability, here in the US they call these people. ” longtimers”

  25. Sounds like Duterte is thinking about leveraging the South China Sea in his East West Swagger, very smart move by Duterte… I just hope it’s not Palawan…

  26. Thank you my friend for the update. Let the people go back to work, wear facemasks and practice social distancing as much as possible. That’s all we can do, but we have to start allowing people to live their lives again in this “new” normal set of times.

  27. Marcos already stripped all the timber assets. The wealthy corporations own the only arable lands, and the regular Filipinos are being tricked by Duterte.

  28. How can you surmise any workable plan to reopen in this country Reekay. Who and where are they testing? Are they testing anyone other than the sickest that make it to the hospital? It’s true they are taking precautions here…..Masks, social distancing, out in public.
    What most people are doing at home or in the security of their neighbors is unknown.

  29. you have to put the death cases in relation to philipin people to get a realistic number about the danger of Corona!!! In Germany we had about 25.000 deaths by seasonal flu in 2017/18 out of 83 Mio. Corona is a fake,scam bad game governments are playing with us. Killing economy. And the winner are the big players like amazon and the big pharma!!!

  30. Henry is absolutely spot on his use of reference material clearly illustrates he has done his homework as an actual onsite reporter living in this process . His analysis broke down in layman’s easy to understand terms I was particularly impressed with the wave theory he outlines as made famous by Ralph Elliot in the 1930’s which clearly described the charts and how they broke down and although they appeared to for tend a V recovery as they say… the charts completely broke down and lost key support at very critical areas ..as any wave theorist can clearly see and was properly demonstrated and by the way and forecasted by Henry if you watched his earlier presentations.. his solution is also the only common sense approach to this mess… my Filipina significant other trapped in MNL explained as much regarding the rations of as she said “a few cans of sardines and a kilo bag of rice ….” and that was the total extent of govt aid …..if I was not able to send money to her each week her family would have been literally in the streets going through garbage cans to forage with the rats for scraps of food … God Bless the Pinoys and may they endure … its like WW II all over again as my 97 year old father a Marine who liberated the PH explained to me after they were able to retake MNL

  31. Chief economist of the Philippines advised DU30 3 weeks ago to open up the economy but somehow his advised was placed in the back burner because his priority was somewhere else. Now that DU30 said that PH ran out of money and that they have no more stimulus to provide for my brother and sisters “the poor” he decided to place Manila into a strick lockdown (MECQ). I don’t get it, the more the economy and poverty for the Filipinos to face in the next few weeks. “Frustrated and Confused” .

  32. I think alot of families were not getting much Aid anyway. Too bad maybe some of the richest people can give some. I would.stay well Douglas

  33. Duterte must be very careful. If not China is going to end up owning him and the Philippines.

  34. Until this virus is one hundred % gone. There is going to be outbreaks. One candle can light a million candles. Until we have a vaccine and heard immunity its never going away!!!! Until its 100 % under control I will wear my mask, wash my hands and stay home unless i have to buy food are drugs. This is going to last a year and maybe more!!!

  35. Really? Open up the economy and people go back to work? Hospital in the Philippines are full, full, full and the staff is exhausted. Where then do you send all the newly infected sick people who require hospital treatment?

  36. You do some entertaining videos but I wish vloggers would stay out of the covid Isn’t that bad preaching line. I work in a hospital, and it is that bad. You think it’s only 15 people and will be gone in a couple weeks? Look at your own country Henry. Over 150,000 dead. Wait till it’s all done and see how much worse that a flu this is. And that’s what you’re calling it. A flu that most people will get over. You don’t mention it’s the shutdown etc That’s kept the numbers as “low” as they are. And don’t think the numbers printed in the philippines are correct. You must know it’s way higher. They don’t have the money of facilities to even test.
    Yes it is horrible and this lockdown is ruining everyone’s plans. Mine too. I’ve had to cancel trips. But please don’t understate how bad this situation is.

  37. Time to open the Philippines back open live or die it is already happening people are starving

  38. I would agree if for no other reason than we need guinea pig countries, and the Philippines has no choice but to be one.
    IMO everyone should follow Vietnam’s strategy (which goes back to 2003), but it must be understood their communist leadership will immediately put down draconian laws that must be followed. Then again no covid-19 deaths (with no vaccine) would seem to indicate Vietnam is doing something right.

  39. So with falling economy lines and the state of expenditure it comes down to a few ways to get out stay closed and start selling state lands to foreign powers for capital money investments or to open and jump the economy so that civil revolt doesn’t happen

  40. Prepare yourself for more robberies. Buy a few machetes cause I dont think you can legally buy a gun there

  41. Any abrupt food shortages or handouts by the Philippines Government will cause panic and chaos to their citizens. I believe that Duterte will pressure China for their latest vaccine more quickly now.

  42. The iron fist president said, police will shot children found in street during lock down, my boy is in PH now, I wish the iron fist crazy man finish his presidency for good, soon

  43. Cases doubled in 4 weeks? And they will be forced to open up? I understand they have no choice, people need to eat. But…This will spell disaster for many in the P.I. Think of the millions (poorer people in provinces) who have not been tested, and most likely never will. There’s a lot of reporting going unnoticed here. Only people with the means to get to a hospital are being tested.The Filipino people will suffer immensely, until a virus is available to all people. May God bless the Philippines.

  44. Its important to note the active cases. That 100k number is all the confirmed cases from day 1, probably starting in March. I am sure the number of active cases are 10 k or under.

  45. I am looking for expats to converse with concerning living in the Philippines. I am 61 ready to retire. I lived in Cebu for 3 years in 2004. any advice on how to reach expats? Neal

  46. That’s 2% of the diagnosed cases. It’s likely that 10x or more have had the disease. It’s not that dangerous, especially when compared to other sources of death (other infectious diseases, alcohol and drugs, automobile related, murder rates, etc.).

  47. My dad got Covid in early February after a ski trip to Jackson Hole WY. He survived (after 2 weeks in intensive care), but his recovery has been very slow. He literally had to go through physical therapy just to recover his mobility and he now requires a cane to walk and he still needs oxygen to help him breathe. Visibly he looks 10 years older! He can no longer ski or manage his business or even work in his garden like he did before he got sick. This disease has seriously damaged his body and he may never be the same.

  48. I’m in Danang at the moment, which is the new epicenter of Vietnam, and we are getting a huge spike. Been on lockdown for a week now and my street is quarantined off. (Got a few vids up about it for those interested.) We thought there was no virus in the country but somehow it got back in. No one can explain it yet though. But to say it hasn’t gotten out of hand “while not locking down” is a bit misleading. At one point there was no virus to spread or worry about. Now it’s back and the lockdown is one of the strictest in the world. Can’t even get takeout or delivery from restaurants. Hopefully this lockdown will stamp it out once more. The problem is that half the world is stupid. That’s why we can’t have nice things. The only reason everything continues to stay shut down around the world is because the half that wants to open up again refuses to take any precautions at all. If everyone agreed to wear masks and act responsibly toward others, then most countries could open up and operate semi-normally and limit the spread, preventing overwhelming hospitals. But nooooooo… They want to open up, not wear masks, gather in crowds and just don’t give a shit about who it kills down the line of infection. I find it amazing how difficult it is to just get everyone acting like adults about this. The lockdowns didn’t have to last this long and wouldn’t have if it weren’t for them. But hey, they’d rather feel indignant about a stupid mask than to actually open up again, I guess?

  49. Thanks Reekay, that makes a lot of sense. Small surveys like this are not necessarily indicative of all the data that is out there, and I’m sure we can find data that supports a wide variety of conclusions, but at the end of the day, I don’t see how countries have any choice but to open up again eventually. We will see if your forecast holds true. Let’s hope it does, because I am itching to get back to the Phils.

  50. Well… there aren’t 103k cases – in reality its probably 300k to 500k – assuming the multiples of ‘untested’/’asymptomatic’ are the same as other countries. Therefore the real fatality rate isn’t 2%…. its probably <0.5%. The Phil' urgently needs to re-open locally because talk of food shortages just confirms that the "cure is worse than the disease". Honestly its just cruel to lock-down like this and scare people about food.

  51. the whole Covid is a scam . The economic and health repercussions caused by the lockdowns will be way worse than the virus starvation,poverty,suicide,to name a few it will take years to recover from. people get sick its part of life and the week die we should of focused on the week and vulnerable and let everyone else go about there business . this is what you get when you let governments practice medicine

  52. The Philippine government is as dumb as the United States and many other countries. This entire fiasco is a scamdemic and completely without common sense and scientific evidence.

  53. We ain’t seen nothing yet, let all the sick people roam free and everyone will get it.

  54. i totally agree Reekay, the same in the USA,,, its like a mass hysteria of fear that has been pushed into everyone,, I do believe its real but if everyone takes the precautions they are claiming need to be taken, then it will be ok, but it needs cooperation from everyone. and humanity will exist, the world has beaten every single plague that has ever existed before, and this will be the same. Just a matter of time, 2020 is a done deal, the most wasted year in everyones life,,,,, Peace hermano,,,,,,,,,

  55. Start developing those South China Sea oil reserves and make some money. We got ya back on China.

  56. Playing it safe will save lives but there is no way this will end until a vaccine is found.

  57. Logically reekay is correct however a day after he published this video Manila went back to ECQ. So they will lock people down and prevent them from working so they can eat but the government won’t give it’s people food/money. At some point the cure is worse than the disease itself. This equation does not work Philippines!

  58. …and those 103 thousand confirmed cases are known cases. There are probably that many or many times more cases that have gone unreported, which pushes the percentages of deaths down much further. Quarantine is not the answer… you are spot on! Open the economy, open the hotels, open the restaurants, open the airports, let the airliners arrive and depart… and apply the recommended measures (social distancing, where appropriate, wash your hands, and don’t sneeze into someone’s face). Thanks!

  59. …and the CCP and the PLA will be happy to provide loans and security from now on! Just say the word, and they will arrive with their bars of gold-clad copper, their harmonious troops, their social credit apps and all the other wonderful aspects of their control system to make Filipinos happy (but remember, because Filipinos are not Han people, they’ll just have to be happy knowing their place on the social and economic strata).

  60. Thanks for the update Reekay, I agree, something has to give, and many people would be prepared, or have no choice, but to take there chances and go back to work. People are starving out there, they had no savings and now they have had no income for far too long. Does the government expect people to survive without eating.

  61. We should never underestimate covid although the recovery is high, many have reported nasty long term problems , mostly regarding blood clots in vital organs and the brain.
    In the UK our experience has not been good after lockdown numbers went down but as soon as it was lifted it’s already starting to run rampant the winter is looking especially serious, the only silver lining is a vaccine is looking 6 months away.
    No good news for me here for seeing my fiance in Cebu.

  62. If Philippine’s with the longest lockdown has covid19 data that is bad compared to many other countries, then imagine how much worse would the data be if it had the shortest lockdown

  63. Social distance and masks dont do any good. Been shown wearing masks cut down your oxygen levels and you rebreath back in bacteria’s they are meant to be expelled from your lungs.

  64. Duterte behaved like an IDIOT! This covid is nothing more than a SCAMDAL! Google David Icke or read benjaminfulford.net ! The financial elite uses this fake pandemic to ruin the global economy. And Duterte jumped on that train! What an idiot 😀 😀 😀

  65. Pretty sure this will kick them into high gear on opening up to tourists $$$. But crime will shoot thru the roof. Imo.

  66. Reekay, I’m glad that you caught on to the propaganda that the media puts out about high number of total virus cases instead of current virus cases or total deaths and survival rate. Neither does the media ever mention the false positives from the inaccurate test kits, meaning, testing positive doesn’t mean that you have the virus. The situation is presented in the most fear-enhancing way.

  67. Worst part is many places are going back to more restrictive enhanced quarantine so that’s going to make it even worst

  68. In my humble opinion, the world will not beat this virus. Just like the flu, CV will go on for many decades to come or longer. The only way to live with this as a human society is to let it run its course, do our best to prevent spread and vaccinate when available. Life can and will go on around the world.

  69. Interesting perspective on this. I’m hoping you’re right that Duterte is signaling things must open. As a local business owner I believe a lot will have to change for the economy to truly open. I’ve been paying for an office to stay empty for more than 4 months, though I’m fortunate most of my employees can work from home. Filipinos, at least here in Cebu City, still have no affordable public transportation to travel to work. There are also still checkpoints everywhere, making it difficult for people to even be able to walk to work if they are close enough to do so. The jury is still out for me if Cebu City will stay in GCQ and progress to the less strict MGCQ. Manila is going backwards to MECQ tomorrow.

  70. How do you think this would affect US dollar vs the peso? Economics can be so confusing.

  71. I agree. This year was bad on all countries and our beloved Philippines because of their economic situation before it hit has brought all this to light.

  72. I didn’t think PI had any assists left? Thought The Big C had already bought 70% of PI. The rest goes to Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, last but not least USA. Just a observation. Love PI hope to be back there when able to but this looks to be a huge breaking point for PI and it’s foreseeable future as even a 3rd world country.

  73. Reekay, this is one of your more informative and positive (silver lining) videos in a while. Some of my Filipino friends have been telling me for several days, the economy and travel will need to open soon.

  74. I’m sure you know but your two percent estimates on mortality assumes that everyone that is infected got tested and everyone who got tested who was infected got a positive result. We both know that’s not true. True morality rate is likely well less than one percent. Overreaction by governments worldwide

  75. I have two words that, in my mind, encapsulate the near future of the Philippines… Food riots.

  76. Vietnam is a different story altogether then other countries like the Philippines. What Veitnam did was “overreact” early on in the pandemic when others did not take the pandemic serious. Veitnam has a long history of dealing with infectious diseaes as do the people so they have alot of respect for these diseases and overreacted early on.
    Veitnam shut down in early january with only 2 deaths in China, held anyone entering the country in quaratine for 14 days with government paying for this. 40% of confirmed cases were those in quarantine who did not know they had the virus, they were young and healthy and had they not held them they would have been out spreading the disease which has a HIGH SPREAD RATE to many others and Veitnam would be in the same boat as Philippines.
    Veitnam also violated peoples rights in their response. They shutdown entire areas once covid 19 was found, not allowing anyone to go in or out. Veitnam also fined and prosecuted people for not obeying the government. But because the government controls the media you may not know these things. And even with all that said , we don’t even know if the numbers Veitnam reports if they are true or not as government controls the media.
    Based on what Veitnam did, by overeacting early, it is far to late for the Philippines to do what Veitnam did, you can not compare the 2 countries as though the Philippines can now at this point react the same way Veitnam does .
    It’s to late for the Philippines and other countries to be like Veitnam.

  77. City mayor should stop arresting people. They need to find work. Their city mayor is a damass

  78. Interesting charts, I’m not sure they represent all that’s going on. You didn’t mention the other big news story came out this morning on Philippines. Now that the Philippines has slowly began opening things up the health care system is ready to collapsd, interesting that opening things up brought this about. A group of 80 docotors representing 80,000 doctors and 1 million nurses signed a petetion for help from the goverment because hospitals are ready to collapse. So we can see what happens if they open things up.
    You again mention low death rate but not high spread rate, hospitals ready to collapse are indicative of high spread rate once things begin opening up.
    I think you Reekay along with many others have a bias with covid 19, and you post information that supports your bias. You can not seem to wrap your head around high spread rate and overwelmed health care systems , your stuck on low death rate as though that is the only information that matters.

  79. Till tourism comes back the economy will continue to suffer, many bankruptcies coming in the next few months

  80. I 100 percent agree with you Reekay! I just feel so bad for the people of the Philippines for many reasons. Thankfully, my Filipino wife and her son are here in the US with me since April 2019. After seeing how the Philippine government has poorly handled this situation, I am having second thoughts on our plans to retire there in about 10 years. Great to hear your logical thoughts.

  81. Good grief. Killing your country’s economy for under 3,000 deaths. Sweden didn’t quarantine or even require the silly masks and they are doing very well. Much more people are going to get sick and die from killing the economy.

  82. Thank you for the update on the Philippines, Reekay, yes you and us, can see that something does not add up with the quarantine and Cases, I can read and get your mental Signals without to much talking and writing, keep us updated on the Philippines.

  83. Before I start my rant, let me tell you that I lived in the Philippines, in Manila before, so I know the country and the people.

    Now, let’s start the rant! I feel sorry for all folks there. But I am not feeling sorry for this stupid and incompetent government, Duterte included. No more money for food? Is that a bad joke or what? Not enough savings for rainy days? So where the hell is all that money? We all know where it is. I suggest that these corrupt politicians open up their treasure chests! It is time to give back all the money that have been steeling (and not only them) from their own people! What a pathetic and lousy statement that was from the President.
    Duterete is like many other South East Asian Leaders, in love with autocracy. And now they are loving it, they are really enjoying it to impose restrictions on their own people, to show them who the boss is.
    You are right Reekay, other countries were not that mad. Let’s talk about the Swedish model. Can anyone point Duterte to Sweden?? I am from Germany and here we also have these gangsters in our government who are on purpose running the economy aground. Here they started to lockdown everything when the infectionrate went down all by itself. So without any lockdown, without any face masks, the infectionrate in Germany went down. As soon it came down, the government started to impose the lockdown and forced the people to were face masks. This is insane and criminal. The German economy is suffering with 13 million people without job. I guess the lockdown had also the effect that it has locked down the capacity to think, especially for people in the government…
    I could go on and on and but I won’t.

    Anyway, stay strong people!

  84. We’re having the same issues.
    Deaths are way down even though the case numbers are raising.
    Here, there is an insensitive to report high numbers due to government reimbursements.

    It’s also being used as a political tool.
    Personally, I haven’t stopped working. I work in the public transportation field and we’re essential.
    Good luck and best wishes to everyone there.
    Eventually we’ll pull ourselves out of this.

  85. I agree with you! I’m a Cebu City resident. Philippines should open up already! Quarantining and locking down for way too long is only making peoples financial issues worse. So there’s no other way around this but to open up and just wear mask, physical distance and wash hands. Way too high recovery rate and they’re acting like it’s a worse thing!

  86. Scientifically, they have never isolated any CV19 Virus using any Gold standard testing method to prove it even exists. So they are testing for RNA, which means anyone can test pos even when they are healthy. Been a complete Haox and scam from the beginning. So much so that they have had to lie about what people are actually dying of trying to inflate numbers. And actually even when using their over inflated death rates humans still have over a 99% chance of surviving whatever virus or other deaths causes they are relating to this so called CV19 virus. People need to wake up, masks are very unhealthy, do nothing to prevent flu viruses. and this has all been planned out well in advance. Cares Act written a year ago, patent on corona virus a year ago, event 201 last year before China out break. How many lies and false flag events until the majority say no more? They are silencing Medical professionals, sensoring all social media, the fed is bailing out all banks and large corporations, and flooding the stock markets with trillions of fake fiat currency, while shutting down most of the worlds economy. Everyone in every Country.better get more prepared because this plandemic is being pushed to the extreme.

  87. Good analysis of situation here – This is starting to look more like a way to control and subjugate the people. I just wonder how much is politically motivate. Really feeling like a police state here now.

  88. In view of your video/comments why is the largest business card area (NCR) metro Manila going back into ECQ quarantine on August 4

  89. The president is gonna have to reopen. Honestly I believe the cases would have been worse if they stayed open. Especially how they love to congregate there. Since PI relies on tourism I can see them taking a path like the Dominican Republic is doing which is mandatory masks, curfews and stop large gatherings. I’ve had family members catch COVID-19 and it was the worst sickness they’ve ever had. Also we don’t know that even if they did survive what future issues they would have behind it.

  90. Globally the economic devastation is going to be worse than the death toll. My God bless the Philippines.

  91. I agree that the Philippines need to go back to work along with other countries so that the Filipinos can go back to work in those countries so that they can send money back home.

  92. At some point they have to reopen tourism or the Philippines will have some really bad problems

  93. When I bought my airplane ticket and paid for hotels up front (in full) back in early March for my vacation in December I felt very confident that all of this would be over before then. With less than 4 months to go I’ve still got my fingers crossed and am hoping for the best but it’s not looking too good.

  94. Henry you may have missed it?………….Doctors & frontliners in Manila begged Duterte to lockdown again, as the hospitals are overrun.

  95. Hi Henry! Manila and our area, Cavite, is going back on MECQ tomorrow on August 4th to August 18th. Lockdown for us starting tomorrow again with Military checkpoints.

  96. I know nobody knows for sure, but what is everyone’s estimation on when the country will be open for normal tourist visas again?

  97. Manila back to MECQ , TOMORROW.and this isn’t the 2nd wave of this covid .not good if this will happen later on in the yr.

  98. When the hospitals get full, wish they already are, people whit non corona problems will start to die too bc there Is no room for them, so the 2% death will go up very fast.

  99. The virus will never go away. We have to learn to live with the virus. Nobody talks about other diseases.

  100. What would be informative would be to know how much the treatments for the virus compares to other like illnesses that have been dealt with yearly. Is it substantially more taxing? Additionally, what is difficult to quantify is to what extent recent efforts have kept the illness from being much worse? Certainly, the efforts are over the top more extensive compared to other infections that aren’t approached with such aggressive and thorough actions. We just can’t say what it would be like if nothing extraordinary had been done. If it’s back to business as usual, we very well may find out, but if it turns out to be a mistake it’s going to be a Herculean effort to put the genie back into the bottle.

    The medical infrastructure here isn’t comparable to most western countries. The question has been, at least partially, how can the Philippines best afford to deal with this? Quarantine versus health care, prevention versus treatment? I believe decisions were made based on the reality of what exists today. Tomorrow has arrived and everyone should be holding their breath.

    Here in Dumaguete, from what I’ve been able to glean, the isolation had been effective, but is now experiencing cracks as certain specific groups of people have been allowed back into the province. That’s an argument for another day, but it does present an interesting bit of verifiable fact.

  101. Don’t forget about Melbourne Australia they just did another 6 week super strict lockdown all the way till almost October just today so it’s just not the Philippines

  102. It’s too bad the Philippines doesn’t have a world reserve currency, if the did, they would just push a few buttons and turn a few knobs in the basement of the Treasury Department and trillions of dollars pop out for Congress and the President to spend!

  103. Anyone that still thinks that this is Ebola needs to start looking at the REAL facts (science). The deaths on the roads, Dengue and other viruses far out way C-vid but they (the agenda) are using it to put fear into everyone so the people take the vaccine just to be able to get back to normal. Problem is that the vaccine is not what you think it’s going to be with their intention to depopulate and track. The elite don’t care about lives. It’s all about control. The big reset! I mean what are they thinking when they tell a married couple to hold a piece of perspex between them while on a bike? They are trying to piss people off into submission until they beg for the vaccine. No doubt someone is also getting a large brown envelope from the WHO to put these rules in place. We’re screwed!
    EDIT. And don’t forget, the 100,000 cases is not true information. That’s based on the people that they have tested. You can x that by 10 of which would make the death rate nothing to worry about. As for the people that have actually died. Was it ‘FROM’ or ‘WITH’ C-vid? Going off everything I’ve seen (I don’t mean TV), hardly anyone has died FROM C-vid but rather had it when they died of other illnesses.
    It’s all a scam!

  104. We are looking at another year minimum ! Thats if we get a vaccine soon. If not this could last a few more years.

  105. Hi Reekay, I kind of agree that in Philippines it makes sense to open up. But I don’t agree that Philippines’ quarantine is gold standard. It is real quarantine for all the condos. But in Filipino Barangay area all aunties kept chismising around the local sarisari store, younger Filipinos played basketball and all drank together, they shared what they cooked to their neighbors. I saw these things happening over video. These are not usual in western countries. Philippines like any other developing high density countries always had a huge chance to have a high level of COVID19 infection.

  106. Sad ! Think of all the thousands of overseas workers that came back and now they are not sending money but adding to the cost for each.family. During this lock down on my island the poor only received three kilos of rice sometimes. I fed many family and gave as much help as i could and it is still on going.

  107. Totally agree with your assessment…..there is no other choice but to open up the economy with common sense precautions of course…..Covid is here to stay anyway….even if the death rate goes up another two points with opening up….no assistance to the poor will produce much more death and chaos.

  108. Vaccine are not required to be better than 50 percent effective….hidin with Joe Biden in the bomb shelter is not going to get it…google it…Under recently released federal guidelines, a COVID-19 vaccine can be authorized for use if it is safe and proves effective in as few as 50% of those who receive it. And “effective” doesn’t necessarily mean stopping people from getting sick from COVID-19. It means minimizing its most serious symptoms, experts say.

  109. So I just sold a condo and closed at BPI today ahead of the ecq tomorrow…and got out plus 25%…less transactions costs of 11%…but still in positive territory.

  110. You so correct, the creazy lockdown and Barangays compulsory pass prevented people to have some minimal way to make money. Also money was not allocated to obtain proper medical protection and equipment for the health care system that was already deficient before covid. So sad for the hard working people of the Philippines.

  111. No further deaths in Scotland for 16 days now. Businesses re-opening, still social distancing, mask wearing etc. I’ts the only way forward until we find a solution.

  112. Numbers are going exponential even with tough measures. Based on past history they need to show a complete change of heart or this will end badly.

  113. Not a good time to be an expat in PI..would imagine more crime real possibility as desperation sets in with no govt assistance.

  114. Hi Reekay, it’s going to get worse unless we get out of lockdown to a “normal” situation under strict rules on mask wearing, sanitation and social distancing and everybody back to work.

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