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.”
Eleven micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental received technology upgrading, worth more than P7 million, through the Department of Science and Technology Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program Innovation-Enabling Fund (SETUP iFund). The SETUP iFund is intended mainly
BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Finally, the long legal battle between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Bacolod City government over dues they owe each other will be resolved soon. This was after city officials and representatives of Ceneco met
The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball has called on the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to hold an election for what would look like a new national sports association for volleyball. POC president Abraham Tolentino said the election is needed to take
An economist cited a likely lesser contribution of remittances on the Philippines’ annual output given the continued strengthening of the local currency, which, in turn, translates to lower remittance value in peso terms. In a report yesterday, ING Bank Manila
The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have collected a combined P2.43 trillion in 2020 despite the economic downturn resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, preliminary data from the Department of Finance showed. A report by the DOF’s Revenue
REFRESHING. A view of a rainbow below the Malatan-og Falls in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, in this photo taken Sunday* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo