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
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
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
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.
June 11, 2020
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.
GCQ Reality Check
May 27, 2020
BIRD FEED | Rosario Guzman | Struggling with the dilemma for about a month now – caught between the lack of science and intense pressure from big business to continue profit-making – the Duterte government is about to decide to transition the country to a general community quarantine (GCQ).