October 5, 2021
The Philippines is one of two remaining countries in the world that have not reopened schools and conducted in-person classes. This is quite telling not only of the Duterte government’s poor pandemic response but also of the pre-existing problems of the Philippine education system. This is aggravated by the administration’s budget mispriorities, where it allocates more for infrastructure projects than education.
September 25, 2021
The 2022 budget prevents speedy recovery. Doesn’t spend enough to stimulate the economy and even spends on the wrong things.