Less than 1/3 of 18M beneficiaries reached: Gov’t should expedite socioecon response under extended lockdown
April 8, 2020
Nearly four weeks into the government’s military lockdown and especially with the two-week extension, emergency relief measures are still too slow and too small.
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic and the expansive efforts to address it are new and unprecedented. But they also exposed many old problems that have always been there.
March 24, 2020
There is reason to be skeptical about more powers for the president. It’s nearly two months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country and what government has done with the powers it already has is not encouraging.
March 23, 2020
For now, the most urgent matter is to ensure that every Filipino is protected hence these proposed socioeconomic relief measures.
March 21, 2020
BY SONNY AFRICA
The poorest already have it worst – and we’re not even sure if the virus is really on its way to being contained.
March 20, 2020
BY JOSE LORENZO LIM
Earlier this year amid the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, DOH Secretary Duque said that the Philippines does not have a weak healthcare system. But is the country’s health system really “not weak” and ready for this pandemic?
March 18, 2020
The Php14 billion allocation identified by government’s economic managers is actually part of TIZA funds for big-ticket infrastructure projects