PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist

PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist.
 

We cannot allow the pandemic to rule our lives, our economy and our direction as a nation. Even while we are battling Covid-19, we can dissect where we were and learn from it to where we are today and redo our fundamentals and where we want to be by co-creating, co-designing and collaborating to come out from the pandemic into a stronger and wiser nation.

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 If Duterte is able to lift the sword and thrust it against the enemies of the state, he might just be able change the political terrain in May 2022 and bring the people to the fold of what can be.

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Let us not cheapen the process of elections. Let us not game it to be a proposition of “what are we in power for.” 

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From virtual campaign stops to tele-rallies, it all boils down to data and analytics to put together a general campaign strategy for a national campaign.

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If you design, run and manage campaigns, at the end of every battle, you just have to check if you remain true to your core and if you still hold on to your north star.

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Let us never forget to thank 2020 because it “enabled us to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, we cannot arrive at the future!” 

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Communicators rule but everyone should be reminded of Plato: “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” Sad to say, the latter drives social media these days.

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Our key to economic recovery are the MSMEs. They are on the ground, in communities and form part of the supply chain of the nation when big corporations can’t function since they are all in Mega Manila.

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How do we achieve herd immunity? It’s using pork for more beneficiaries in order that members of the 18th Congress will have to waive two quarters of their pork as a counterpart fund for district immunization, which can readily be matched by local funding.

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The search for truth has to be a continuing effort of citizens wanting to get to the bottom of things. After all, the essence of democracy is free speech and respect for contrarian views.

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The land use code can also designate forest corridors and finally resolve the long delayed but needed Sierra Madre range rehabilitation. 

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Joe Biden is proof that timing is key and terrain is vital in running and winning the presidency.

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