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The Covid-19 pandemic impacted countries and businesses around the world. In the Philippines lockdown measures in the form of community quarantines were imposed and many workers became unemployed. The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1) was enacted on March 25, 2020 in response to the crisis. Included in the law’s measures were tax...

 

The Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in February 2019, with the implementing rules and regulations approved in October by Francisco Duque III, the secretary of health. This set the stage for 2020 to be the Philippines’ first year of UHC. Although many stakeholders knew that the system would need...

 

What strategies can help tackle issues that undermine the state of public health?

 

After years of planning the Philippines’ universal health care (UHC) system is operative, strengthened by collaboration and the expertise of the private sector. The mandate to expand preventive and primary care to a growing population is wide, with a range of strategies to tackle both communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs...

 

To what extent did the change in human behaviour triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic disrupt the digital and cultural transformation of corporations?

 

In an effort to promote social distancing and restrict the movement of people during the Covid-19 pandemic, retailers selling hardware, clothing and electronics were mandated to close during the Philippines’ strictest lockdown phase. However, grocery and convenience stores, as well as delivery services, were deemed essential businesses and...

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