COVID-19 response package

COVID-19 emergency powers: Too much, not enough

March 24, 2020

FEATURES

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.

COVID-19

Php296 billion urgent socioeconomic relief for the most vulnerable Filipinos

March 23, 2020

POSITION PAPER

For now, the most urgent matter is to ensure that every Filipino is protected hence these proposed socioeconomic relief measures.

Duterte administration’s bumbling, stumbling COVID-19 response

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.

COVID-19 and the Philippine Healthcare System

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?

Tourism package under COVID-19 response a “Php14-billion lie” — IBON

March 18, 2020

The Php14 billion allocation identified by government’s economic managers is actually part of TIZA funds for big-ticket infrastructure projects