Covid’s a pandemic; it’s global. But addressing it is local. Multilateral organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) give out an international picture of it. National governments craft strategies and programs to address it within their countries’ capacities. But it’s local governments (LGUs) that actually shepherd and hold the hands of individuals and households to navigate and survive this pandemic.
“As the coronavirus pandemic grows, it brings a secondary economic disaster — unemployment, small business closings, local government budget shortfalls. Given the way our economy is structured, widespread job losses and plummeting consumer demand trigger a whole lot of suffering. But, as philosopher Barbara Muraca explained in 2013, the activist and scholarly movement known as degrowth is building a vision of a society where economies would get smaller by design — and people would be better off for it.”
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Cebu Chapter has condemned the killing of radio blocktimer Renante “Rey” Cortes of DYRB-Cebu yesterday. Cortes was killed by still unidentified gunmen on board a motorcycle outside the radio station located in
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipalities of EB Magalona and Murcia, and Victorias City got new ambulances to further bolster the delivery of basic health services in their communities. Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that EB Magalona received two ambulances
BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Power rates of Central Negros Electric Cooperative increased by 95 centavos per kilowatt hour this month, while that of Northern Negros Electric and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperatives reduced by P1.6 and 39 centavos, respectively. Ceneco
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gastaya said yesterday that the budget for the construction of the Bacolod City General Hospital will be included in the 2022 National Expenditure Program. Gasataya said this was the message relayed to him by the Department of
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The technology industry will invest in Negros, with power surplus generated from renewable energy, provincial consultant on Economic Affairs Alfredo Benitez said. Benitez said he will call for a power summit to conduct a study and
Typhoon Fabian continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, causing rains over parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said yesterday afternoon. Scattered to widespread monsoon rains continue to prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern