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.
 

One conducts surveys to uncover answers, evoke discussion, base decisions on objective information, compare results and rely on actionable information to put together strategies whether in business or in politics.

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The tax therefore on online activities should be reconsidered to allow such economic activities to thrive in the short run, adjusting further to the movements of products and services as we get the ecosystems to mature and as we return to traditional or integrate the traditional to the new norm.

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In the first month of lockdown the supply chain of Metro Manila was affected. This is the reality of our development — we are too Manila-centric that all funds are cornered by the region, and development is too centralized that is why in-migration has been too prevalent in NCR creating population density problems that can’t be absorbed. 

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A timeout requested the health care workers (HCWs) should always be seriously considered in this pandemic. The government should listen and act for they are the very health providers fighting against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

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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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