Maricar R. Piedad

Maricar R. Piedad

Cay is an IBON researcher.

Beyond capacity and overwhelming incompetence

July 19, 2020


The entire Philippine economy will suffer if Filipinos are not protected from this disease. The government cannot afford another lockdown since it will not only endanger the economy but will also bring intense hunger and more hardship. It must act now and prevent the health system from collapsing and the Filipino people from succumbing to both the pandemic and to poverty.

COVID-19: How prepared are we now?

June 6, 2020


After two and a half months of lockdown, the public healthcare system remains unequipped with the necessary weapons to fight COVID-19.