Vaccination

Mass vaccination PH: Throwing away our shots (Part Two)

April 15, 2021

The Philippines is not expected to be ahead of the vaccine race being a poor, non-industrial and import-dependent country. But despite our underdevelopment, we still deserve better and more efficient government handling of our predicament.

Mass vaccination PH: Throwing away our shots (Part One)

April 15, 2021

A number of Asian countries are seeing an increase in COVID with surges particularly large in South Asia and, in Southeast Asia, the Philippines. The Duterte administration has been telling us since last year that the arrival of vaccines is its ultimate solution but, dismally, these are coming in trickles.

Late rollout, slow vaccination

April 7, 2021

The number of COVID cases in the country has surpassed 800,000 and is projected to reach 1 million by end-April. Yet vaccine rollout remains slow and chaotic.

IBON Praymer: Di maubus-ubos na sapin-saping krisis

February 6, 2021

Gumapang ang Pilipinas sa harap ng COVID-19. Dumating kasi ang pandemya na dati nang mahina ang pampublikong sistema sa kalusugan ng bansa. Tatlong taon na ring bumabagal ang ekonomiya, malawakan ang kakulangan sa trabaho, at malalim ang pinagtatakpang kahirapan.

Crisis upon crisis: 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk highlights

January 23, 2021

It is important that the government acknowledge the enormity of the public health and economic crisis. This is necessary for the vital shift in attitude from business-as-usual to undertaking urgent COVID-19 response and long-term reforms.