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.
 

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. 

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Today, we are made to choose: “Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.”

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It will not be 730 days of wrapping up. Yes, the legacy has to be defined and clearly communicated but the coming days could actually be the beginning of a new way of looking at things, possibly a new Philippines.

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The key for 2022 is data analytics. A candidate with data rules, but a candidate who knows how to use data, wins.

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Terrorism knows no boundaries, economic classes and races. It is morphed in several dimensions, that is why it is hard to legislate the means to control and prevent the same. The world today is so different that the argument about terrorists versus freedom fighters is no longer relevant. Countries are passing anti-terrorism measures to respond to critical cells operating in their territories. 

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Covid-19 has shone what big data and a high level of technology can do. Countries deployed these things. China tapped into big data, machine learning and other digital tools as the virus spread through the nation in order to track and contain the outbreak.

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How does a learner learn? That should be the rethinking that every academician must confront because practitioners can tell if one is a catalyst of process-based mentorship, the door to future learning.

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Still, PRRD rules going to the sunset of his term. PRRD will be the first and only president in the country who will not be a lame duck because of Covid-19.

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And this is what politicians should remember. They are being judged right now by their constituents and they will bring that to the polls an emotional tug on the heart that cannot be changed by a narrative made solely for a 90- or 45-day campaign period. Covid-19 is the campaign. If local government units (LGUs) and national officials do not get it, they may get the ire of the community come May 2022.

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Covid-19 is unprecedented. No one was prepared. Leaders melt or shine depending on how they took hold of the problem and communicated to assure the public that there is government and government will get things done. We can’t rely on solutions from the old school, but the new school is not even constructed yet. Strategic leaders embrace challenges, looking at these as opportunities.

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With an enemy unknown, the Department of Health (DoH) was blindsided, just like all national health agencies in other countries. The protocols were there, but it needed a redefinition in terms of capacities from supplies to laboratories, to data and data analytics, to operational definition and hopefully localization because, technically, there is a health care provider network already in the country.

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