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.”
BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than half a million peso worth of suspected shabu was seized by operatives of the Bacolod Police and the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 from the three men they arrested in barangays Singcang-Airport, Taculing,
The Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday that it has initially released over P1 billion for the payment of financial assistance to almost 240,000 workers in the tourism sector affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Labor Secretary
President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order lifting the nine-year moratorium on mineral agreements to spur economic growth, and to support projects and programs of the government. Duterte signed EO No. 130 on April 14, amending Section 4 of
The Development Bank of the Philippines has extended P6.13 billion in loans to enterprises badly hit by the economic shock of the coronavirus disease 2019 and earmarked interest subsidies amounting to P27.13 million to local government units last year in
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The governor and mayors of Negros Occidental were unanimous yesterday in recommending to the National Inter-Agency Task Force to place the province under the General Community Quarantine status for two weeks, following a surge of Covid-19
“Goodbye, my beloved”. Did she really say that? That was quoted by one of London’s top dailies, “The Mirror” and I am sure it was quoted in media all over the world. Who would not feel tearful to read that