Exactly 48 days before the Philippines elect a new president.
This election is not only important for the voters in the Philippines, but for all Filipinos around the world. Hear us out.
In the past 2 years, when the world did shut down due to the pandemic, most governments all over the world tried their very best to help their people, provided financial aid to households and businesses and made every effort to support their countrymen. In the Philippines, confusing and ever-changing lockdowns were implemented and minimal to no support were provided to local businesses and households up to this day. In the past 2 years, private sector stepped up, creatives stood up and community pantries mushroomed to help our countrymen which the current government did not even tried to address. Time and several publications also reported that the Philippines had one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world. In addition, according to Bloomberg, the Philippines fell to last place in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking and named as the worst place to be during COVID. Looking at the poor pandemic response alone, we can all at least hope and pray for a better Philippines this year and beyond.