Session 5 of Pilipinas Conference 2020: “The Key Role of the Business Sector in Economic Recovery”

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis highlighted the crucial role of the business community in mitigating the impact of the community quarantine imposed in the Philippines since mid-March 2020. While this quarantine measure was intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, it led to severe repercussions on the economy as many businesses have been forced to shut… Read More

Session 4 of Pilipinas Conference 2020: “Opportunities Within the COVID-Crisis: Towards Transparent and Accountable Governance”

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the virus from Wuhan has brought a multifaceted array of issues to the fore of our national consciousness and discourse. Besides the issue of health, the scale and urgency of the crisis has highlighted the importance of cooperation between the private and public sectors, and, most importantly, the steep cost… Read More

Session 3 of Pilipinas Conference 2020: “Philippines and the Indo-Pacific: Responding to the Emerging Regional Political-Security Environment”

The global security and geopolitical architecture play a big role on how China’s agenda utilizes strategic opportunities in spaces with the least likelihood for major deterrence and the most freedom to maximize their national interests. Uncertainties produced by the shifting balance of power as well as the impact of COVID-19 have created an opportunity for… Read More

Session 2 of Pilipinas Conference 2020: “Towards Green Economic Recovery: Designing Climate Resilient and Sustainable Communities”

Due to its geographical location in the Pacific Ring of Fire and Typhoon Belt, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, which have significantly worsened in recent years due to climate change. In fact, according to the 2020 World Risk Index, out of the 180… Read More

Session 1 of Pilipinas Conference 2020: “Rebooting the Economy Post-Pandemic: Cushioning the Long Emergency”

Emerging as a public health crisis in China, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused global economic turmoil as lockdowns and movement restrictions were imposed by countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. These mobility restrictions disrupted the global supply chain and led to the slowdown of economic activity and widespread recession. … Read More