Our economy barely knows how to deal with its waste. Our current systems struggle to reincorporate waste in a linear economy - extract, produce, consume, then dispose. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the struggles we already face in governing the wastes that we are all responsible for.
At the moment, COVID-19 risk in the Philippines is still incredibly high. Our current situation is very alarming affecting various people, industries, events, economies, and sectors. As part of the youth sector, many of us are privileged enough to regard this quarantine as a minor disadvantage for us and our families.
“We honestly don’t know how to survive, but we cannot leave our posts because of the children. We do this because of them; their happiness is ours as well.” Concluded by a mid-20-year-old public high school teacher from CALABARZON after eagerly and emotionally shared her experience as one of the youngest teachers in their local school while preparing for the coming school year.
The optimism of many Filipinos can be attributed to their strong religious beliefs. The existence of diverse religions in the country has helped generations cope with the challenges of life and instill hope for the future.
History tells of an abundance of narratives from women whose inherent human rights have been trampled, neglected, and violated. This constant discrimination has paved the way for systemic oppression and degradation, which can happen even in the silence of a female’s home.
After the devolution of national services in 1991, administrative responsibility over local health units was transferred from the Department of Health (DOH) to local government units (LGUs). Unfortunately, due to geographical isolation as well as a lack of income, the people in these areas became unable to recruit doctors to work in their municipalities.