We have long known that the Philippines is geographically calamity-prone. As our islands straddle the typhoon belt, an area in the western Pacific Ocean where a third of the world’s tropical cyclones form, the low-lying areas of our country are at risk of severe devastation.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect millions of lives and livelihoods around the world. Just as we were seeing steady vaccination and recovery rates, as well as a resurgence of economic activity, a new variant of concern called Omicron began to spread rapidly, fueling
The start of the new year is a boom time for prognosticators. Considering the onslaught that the pandemic wrought on the global economy the past two years, there must not have been a better time to have great economists and strategic planners on board. Their
Unilab, in collaboration with GMA News, hosted a live online discussion on how to stay healthy in the midst of the pandemic, aptly called “Dok, Okay Ba ‘To?”. With highly acclaimed talk show host Boy Abunda as the moderator, experts in their fields of specialization
With the recent surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases, the discovery of two new variants, and the reimposition of stricter lockdowns, it’s become apparent that life as we know it has changed dramatically the past year and a half. This ongoing pandemic has created uncertainty in
It was a welcome surprise, totally unexpected, but a long-time client, a hotelier, asked me tongue-in-cheek late last year what I’ve been doing for my PR & marketing practice to survive this crisis. It’s been almost a year since then, and I am quite happy
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic forcing families to spend more time at home, Filipinas are still bearing the brunt of unpaid care work. According to the 2021 National Household Care Survey, commissioned by Oxfam Philippines and partner organizations, when time spent on supervision of dependents is