The Best pandemic response:public–private sector teamwork
by Joey Concepcion - May 26, 2022 - 12:00am
More than two years into our battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become clear: we could not have done as well as we did without the teamwork between the public and the private sector.
Boosting our way to economic growth
by Joey Concepcion - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
I hope I do not speak too soon when I say that the Philippines has been spared from the surge that has been (and is still being experienced) by our neighbors in Asia.
The Filipino has spoken, and now we must work together
by Joey Concepcion - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The dust has barely settled on the May 9 elections and already we are seeing and hearing so many divergent views. It is mostly fueled by the mismatch between perception and reality.
The next president must bring the country together
by Joey Concepcion - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Next week, the Philippines will elect a new president, along with other national and local officials.
Freedom and eternal vigilance
by Joey Concepcion - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines has done quite well during the pandemic. The success that we see is the greater mobility of people outside of their houses.
We lose if we don’t boost
by Joey Concepcion - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
We have stepped up our campaign to push booster vaccinations. In truth, it was never a question of if, but only of when.
The triumphant return of Mentor Me On Wheels
by Joey Concepcion - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
It has been almost a week since our first in-person Mentor Me On Wheels event, and I must say, it still gladdens me to recall the enthusiasm with which the veteran businessmen-mentors and the aspiring entrepreneurs,...
Mentor Me on Wheels is back
by Joey Concepcion - April 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Confidence is contagious. If we show confidence, we, in turn, inspire confidence in others.
Even leaders need mentoring
by Joey Concepcion - March 31, 2022 - 12:00am
Madeleine Albright’s passing last March 23 brought back memories of our meeting in July 2017.
Our wall of immunity is crucial to economic recovery
by Joey Concepcion - March 24, 2022 - 12:00am
During my stay in the US, I had a chance to see first-hand how the Americans are handling the transition to normalcy.
What comes after Alert Level 1?
by Joey Concepcion - March 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Now that the NCR and most major cities and provinces remain on Alert Level 1 until the end of the month, we can take some time to step back and reassess what to expect after Alert Level 1.
Boosting confidence
by Joey Concepcion - March 10, 2022 - 12:00am
In a meeting I had early this week with the private sector and the experts from OCTA Research, it was clear that we still have work to do in encouraging people to come out and rejoin the economy.
Carving our own exit from the pandemic
by Joey Concepcion - March 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
The last mile: anti-vaxxers
by Joey Concepcion - February 24, 2022 - 12:00am
As presidential adviser on entrepreneurship, I took on the cudgels for the MSMEs and advocated for a policy that would make it easier for our millions of small entrepreneurs–who make up 99.5 percent of businesses...
Viewing the pandemic from a different point of view
by Joey Concepcion - February 17, 2022 - 12:00am
As one of the scientists from OCTA Research pointed out during one of our meetings, a pandemic is more than a medical or biological event; it is also a sociological phenomenon.
Teamwork, foresight and hard work made all the difference
by Joey Concepcion - February 10, 2022 - 12:00am
In a recent phone conversation I had with Health Secretary Francisco Duque, I explained why and how we should eventually adopt a public health warning system that is similar to public storm warning signals.
Living the COVID endemic life
by Joey Concepcion - February 3, 2022 - 12:00am
In order to understand something, one has to turn away from it on occasion. This much I found was true during my visit to the US.
Mapping out an exit plan
by Joey Concepcion - January 27, 2022 - 12:00am
We met recently with OCTA Research and some members of the private sector to come up with a proposal on how the Philippines can start moving on from the pandemic.
Time to get moving
by Joey Concepcion - January 20, 2022 - 12:00am
After two years of not taking a plane or a break, I recently decided to join my family and fly to San Francisco. I have been told that the situation is quite different there.
An appeal to the unvaccinated
by Joey Concepcion - January 13, 2022 - 12:00am
This week, I issued an open letter to the unvaccinated. I was prompted by the increasing number of unvaccinated people getting very ill from COVID, no doubt needlessly since the vaccines are already available for...
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