To put it bluntly, democracy and freedom are helping the Philippines fail in its fight against COVID-19. Like the Americans, most Filipinos are not willing to give up their individual rights and privileges for the common good. 

In the first webinar session of PUBLiCUS LGU ACADEMY 101, Dr. David Barua Yap noted that LGUs have a bigger role to play in data collection especially during this time of pandemic given that, unlike national agencies, LGUs interface directly with their constituents.

Amid the threat of COVID-19, President Duterte continued to deliver his address in Batasang Pambansa with a limited audience. The President mentioned a set of priority bills he envisions to be enacted before his term ends in 2022.

Under such a state, a sharing economy is shaping up more and more not because it is mandated by government, but because such innovation has been adopted and patronized by consumers themselves. 

Senator Imee Marcos expressed that the Philippines should end its reliance on foreign personal protective equipment (PPE) and instead boost its capacity to develop and manufacture equipment for frontliners.

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III has filed a bill giving private employers protection from coronavirus pandemic-related claims from employees who may claim that they have contracted the virus from their workplace.

Rep. Carlos Zarate reiterated that the panel decision to reject the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN needs to be approved by the entire House of Representatives before it could be implemented.

Rep. Carlos Zarate reiterated that the panel decision to reject the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN needs to be approved by the entire House of Representatives before it could be implemented.