Amid new and evolving dynamisms in our economic and political landscapes, we struggle to grasp the “long-running development issues” that Philippine society confronts and craft comprehensive responses to achieve inclusive resurgence from the pandemic and sustainable growth. In the economic realm, the imperative of pursuing an investment-led growth and the development of human capital are twin goals of overcoming the long emergency of bouncing back from a crisis. Read More
This discussion aimed to tackle the importance of democratic principles, including collective citizen participation, transparency and accountability, and the rule of law. It also tackled how public opinion or surveys affect the multi-dimensional issues besetting the current administration. Lastly, it looked into various strategies that participants can use in advancing their own governance-related advocacies in the digital age. Read More
Can you imagine buying a piece of property without provisions for electricity or water?
These days it is unthinkable that residential or commercial spaces would not automatically have power or water. It is a given that using a specific area would entail the use of these utilities. Spaces would be useless and the most sophisticated architectural designs on the best locations would mean nothing without them. Read More
Last Oct. 13, 2022, we marked World Sight Day, which is an annual event held every second Thursday of October. It is an International Day of Awareness to remind everyone of the importance of eye health.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 2.2 billion people globally have a vision impairment or blindness; of these, at least 1 billion have vision impairment, which basically means “a functional limitation of the eye or visual system that can manifest as reduced visual acuity, visual field loss, visual perceptual difficulties, and other visual disturbances” that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. Read More
These days we talk about digital infrastructure, digital readiness, and the possibilities that technology offers. On a grander scale, digital advances have furthered the interconnectedness of states in the geopolitical and economic spheres and heightened the connectivity of the global community. Read More
The Indo-Pacific region’s increasing interconnectedness is reflected in the steady expansion of its digital sector, which has resulted in heightened connectivity among states. While there are advantages to a digitalized community, the Indo-Pacific continues to face security risks in cyberspace. Cyberattacks, cyber espionage, and other illicit digital activities have put states at risk and undermined their cybersecurity capabilities. Cybersecurity threats have compelled states to realign their strategic interests and strengthen their cyber capabilities in order to address these risks. Read More
If you really want to get to know an economy, one of the first numbers you look at is jobs. Do people have a regular source of income, which they can use to buy their basic needs? How many people are out of a job and could be contributing more to the economy if only they had one? Read More