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Digital identity
by Boo Chanco - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The big project in NEDA Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua’s presentation at last week’s Carlos P. Romulo Foundation sponsored webinar is our national ID.
Education in the time of COVID
by Boo Chanco - July 1, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte reiterated his order not to allow resumption of classes until a coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 vaccine is available. But what is the alternative?
Digital readiness for the new normal
by Boo Chanco - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
I did my first Zoom meeting last week. Like shaving, I tried to hold back as long as I could. At the back of my mind, I was thinking that doing a Zoom meeting is like surrendering to the new normal being forced on...
‘Ayaw magpatulong!’
by Boo Chanco - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We keep on hearing some people say critics should pipe down and just help the government manage the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 epidemic. Well… a group of young professionals who offered their help...
LGUs and health care
by Boo Chanco - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In the face of the national government’s failure to have an adequate coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 response, a number of Local Government Units have stepped up to fill the yawning gap. This is perhaps...
Governance fundamentals
by Boo Chanco - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As our government muddles through its coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 response, it is becoming clear that our problem is poor management.
We need better COVID response
by Boo Chanco - June 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 beds in government hospitals in NCR and Cebu are starting to fill up.
Transportation for the masses
by Boo Chanco - June 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Philstar.com posted a Tweet last week about Manolito Palacio who drives his wife from Bagong Silang, Caloocan City all the way to Fairview, Quezon City using a wheel chair attached to a bicycle. Due to lack of public...
Where to now?
by Boo Chanco - June 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Experts from London’s Imperial College and Sussex University define a country as having active transmission of a virus if at least 100 deaths have been reported, and at least 10 deaths were observed in each...
Public health care
by Boo Chanco - June 12, 2020 - 12:00am
If we had a better national health infrastructure, we would have been able to handle the coronavirus disease 2019 or covid-19 epidemic a lot
Digital COVID contact tracing
by Boo Chanco - June 10, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the reasons our efforts to control the coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid 19 has not been as effective is the absence of contact tracing.
Broadband for all
by Boo Chanco - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Access to a reliable broadband service is now a necessity like electricity and water. In this regard, Gapan City Mayor Emerson Pascual, should be commended for his decision to make the city government subsidize the...
‘Failure of implementation’
by Boo Chanco - June 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade admitted “failure of implementation” when CNN Philippines asked him about social media posts on Monday showing desperate workers forced to travel crammed in police...
Lessons from the virus
by Boo Chanco - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As we emerge from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 lockdown, let us take stock of the lessons we should have learned from the Chinese virus.
Can we now execute plans?
by Boo Chanco - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Acting Economic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua gave an impressive and inspiring presentation before the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines last week....
Online schooling
by Boo Chanco - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Monday, President Duterte announced his decision to suspend all classes until a vaccine is available.
Returning heroes
by Boo Chanco - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Thousands of OFWs are returning home as the economies of their host countries suffer serious downturns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it is a sad homecoming.
Messaging to gain trust
by Boo Chanco - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
From my decades of experience in managing crisis communication, it is important to have one’s messaging well thought out to win trust.
Catching up with digital economy
by Boo Chanco - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The head of an association of cable television operators accused ABS-CBN of using five channels even if it only had one franchise.
Quality broadband...when???
by Boo Chanco - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara wants to prepare Filipinos for post-pandemic digital jobs in the gig economy. It is a good idea, but first things first... give them reliable and quality broadband connection.
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