Bird Feed

Charter change compromises Philippine economy

January 12, 2021

Pursuing economic Cha-cha in the middle of a public health crisis and unprecedented economic decline smacks of putting vested interests first over squarely addressing the urgent need to create and save jobs, incomes and small businesses.

Gaining ground vs disaster vulnerability

January 3, 2021

No matter how bad things were last year, civic action kept our hopes high

Where do we go from here?

December 13, 2020

BIRD FEED | Thinking how so many other families may not have the choice how to go about all the health protocols, much less put food on the table with their meager and uncertain incomes, is troubling.

Surviving surgery in the middle of COVID-19

December 13, 2020

BIRD FEED | COVID-19 has overloaded the country’s healthcare system in a major way. But the government has been touting that the country’s active COVID cases are going down and that the healthcare system is unloading. But what was it like having a family member who needed minor life-changing surgery amid this pandemic?

Promised SAP zapped

August 18, 2020

BIRD FEED

Those that are no longer targeted by government to receive aid aren’t just numbers but actual families being left to wriggle out of the crisis on their own.

SONA 2020: “Boracay is doing well because of its scenery”

July 28, 2020

BIRD FEED

The president is at the commanding heights of policymaking in the country. If this last SONA showed anything, it’s the lack of leadership over pandemic response at the very top — Pres. Duterte doesn’t seem to appreciate the worst public health crisis and economic decline in the country’s history.

Talking ‘bout a (bike) revolution

July 1, 2020

BIRD FEED

In Metro Manila, you have to be a warrior to assert more sustainable options for mobility, including simply being a pedestrian. You have to fight for a lane, a space, a green light, a minute. And as a female cyclist, you also have to fight for a little respect. On the road, we are the lowest form of life, along with the mass of public transport commuters who struggle everyday to get to their destinations. It’s a lonely road.

Araw-Lilim

June 11, 2020

COVID-19: How prepared are we now?

June 6, 2020

BIRD FEED

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