Not all viruses are negative. They can also be in positive forms, especially if they bring goodwill, inspiration and motivation to people.
In order to survive, the arts must reinvent itself and find a place in today’s digital age. Essential to the success of arts in the future is the passing of wisdom, knowledge, talent and passion to the younger generation, with the intent of preserving local endeavours making the arts more appealing to a wider audience.
Planning is important because that is where communication exits are clearly mapped out. Still, the basics matter: designate a spokesman, speak in one voice, stick to a message frame, drill the information on all channels, do KISS (keep it simple and short), ensure call to action and maintain open lines to make certain that the public knows what government is doing in crisis mode. One single task should be made clear: government is on top of the situation.
We Filipinos should get our acts together as a nation, society and people. We should be ashamed of ourselves with this folly that is of our own creation. We should be working as one in dealing with the 2019-NCoV situation just like what China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and other countries are doing.
Ultimately, these travel bans are the unfortunate result of uninformed mass hysteria driving bad public policy.... Amidst the cacophony of hysterical political discontent, governments would be hard-pressed to continue the more rational but unpopular policy of keeping the borders open.
There will never ever be another Kobe Bryant, whose passion and fierce competitive spirit resonated throughout the NBA, basketball world, and the entire sporting community.
The very technology created by man to make the world small and flat, to enhance borderless economy, to nurture open governance, to allow instantaneous communication, to view people across the globe in real time is the same technology now being used to invade a nation, to instigate opposition, to unite a crowd to question authorities and register protests. One innocent tweet, an emotional plea over Facebook, a collage of photos showing human interests are the platforms for today’s manipulative propaganda offensive. Indeed, the internet backbone — “the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels — went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.
Idols are inspirations people can look up to. Celebrities are public figures and owe a big part of their success to their fans. However, fans should never try to control how their idols behave or act. Fans should know and recognize their boundaries.
Asean as a region is throbbing as the 10 nations chart their individual and collective efforts to build its presence, response and influence in the area. The 10 countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Though there is Asean, there is a marked difference in orientation per country, especially when it comes to relationships with China and the United States.