The upcoming 2022 National Elections is sure to draw interest from first-time voters, with many looking forward to legitimately express their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the government’s response against the COVID-19 pandemic through the ballot.
The apparent lack of accountability, delicadeza, dynamism, innovation and creativity in today’s youth governance has created further distrust among many that the youth can effect change in the future of the country.
In our own little ways, we can make this coming December much better for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.
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.
The pandemic has impacted social media users in so many ways. Some have used social media to engage in worthwhile activities such as launching and promoting online businesses and mobilizing support for noble causes to fight the pandemic. Meanwhile, some have trooped to social media to make a living out of trolling, posting irresponsible and uneducated views on several issues, and personally insulting and attacking individuals without remorse.
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.
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.
COVID-19 is a preventable disease that can be defeated by us being responsible for ourselves, our loved ones and other people, and having a sense of regard for the well-being of the community and our country.
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.