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Commentary: E-governance readiness is critical for COVID-19 response
by Paco Pangalangan - July 24, 2021 - 5:50pm
It was recently announced that some local government units have begun to partner with telecommunications companies to improve COVID-19 response capacities. 
Commentary: The arbitral ruling five years later
by Paco Pangalangan - July 17, 2021 - 3:22pm
New satellite images show that swarms of Chinese ships have been dumping sewage and waste in the West Philippine Sea, damaging coral reefs and threatening the food supply of millions in the region.
Commentary: Righting the course for Philippines' COVID-19 resilience
by Paco Pangalangan - July 3, 2021 - 11:56am
According to Bloomberg's COVID Resilience Ranking, the Philippines' score of 45.3 was the second to the last on the index, ahead only of Argentina's 37.
Commentary: Ensuring mining industry's role in recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - June 26, 2021 - 5:22pm
One of the economic drivers the Philippine government is revisiting is the mining industry.
Commentary: Changing minds on climate change
by Paco Pangalangan - June 19, 2021 - 5:50pm
The average temperature on earth is now 1-degree Celsius hotter than it was in the pre-industrial era 1800s.
Commentary: Safeguarding national security in Public Service Act
by Paco Pangalangan - June 12, 2021 - 4:13pm
In the last couple of weeks, US President Joe Biden released two Executive Orders pertaining to national security risks presented by China.
Commentary: Enabling digital transformation
by Paco Pangalangan - May 29, 2021 - 3:52pm
The rise of digital technology during pandemics has forced us to change what we consider essential.
Commentary: Another Labor Day in a pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - May 1, 2021 - 3:26pm
This year, however, for millions of Filipino families, there is little to celebrate.
Commentary: Re-evaluating our stance, alliances vis-a-vis the West Philippine Sea
by Paco Pangalangan - April 17, 2021 - 3:00pm
Over the past weeks, the Philippine government has continued to lodge diplomatic protests against the continued presence of these Chinese ships within the Philippine EEZ.
Commentary: Why digital transformation needs the private sector’s spirit
by Paco Pangalangan - April 3, 2021 - 2:03pm
Indeed, the private sector is often recognized for attracting the brightest minds and incubating innovative ideas.
Commentary: A year of small victories, big impact amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - March 27, 2021 - 5:17pm
It is hard to imagine that the country has been in a perpetual state of lockdown since March 2020.
Commentary: Keeping up with growing demand for data, connective technology
by Paco Pangalangan - March 13, 2021 - 12:17pm
Considering the pace of growth and the enormity of the importance and potential of digital technology, it almost seems unfair to place the burden of developing the Philippines digital infrastructure solely on the...
Commentary: Creating a policy environment for innovation
by Paco Pangalangan - March 7, 2021 - 12:02pm
The term digital transformation was around long before COVID-19.
Commentary: Impact of Universal Health Care on most urgent concerns
by Paco Pangalangan - February 27, 2021 - 2:15pm
The discussion on Universal Health Care was also relevant given the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary: From list to mechanism that supports Philippines’ economic recovery
by Paco Pangalangan - February 6, 2021 - 3:12pm
The National Economic and Development Authority recently presented four priority areas that it wanted the private sector to have more investments to help in the country’s economic recovery.
Commentary: The prerequisites for digital competitiveness
by Paco Pangalangan - January 30, 2021 - 2:50pm
Recognizing the vital role that digital tools and spaces have had on our lives, the institute found it fitting to partner with the Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering for its first town hall discussion...
Commentary: A closer look at 2021 budget
by Paco Pangalangan - January 23, 2021 - 12:52pm
"The national budget is the financial expression of a government's intended courses of action for a given period."
Commentary: Feed-in tariffs and the pandemic
by Paco Pangalangan - January 16, 2021 - 2:44pm
Both the Social Security System and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation are reconsidering their plans to increase premium contribution rates this year.
Commentary: Enabling recovery through digital stimulus
by Paco Pangalangan - January 9, 2021 - 2:49pm
The other day, Moody's Analytics reported that it expects the Philippines to be the last economy in the Asia Pacific Region to fully recover from the recession induced by COVID-19.
Commentary: COVID-19 and climate change, the dual crises of 2020
by Paco Pangalangan - January 2, 2021 - 1:22pm
There is no doubt that people will remember 2020 as the year the world was introduced to COVID-19, the virus behind the global pandemic that has led to over 1.8 million deaths, caused economies to crash, and...
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