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Cuba’s Covid-19 Response Amidst US Blockade

Cuba’s Covid-19 Response Amidst US Blockade

Being one of the countries that took immediate action and being better positioned than most with a strong healthcare system, Cuba’s response in dealing with the covid-19 threat has been impressive despite the over 60-year US economic blockade that...

Debate on the Future of Development Cooperation

The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) participated in the debate organized by organizations in the province of East Flanders, Belgium  on the future of development cooperation.  It was a well-timed debate in this period of...

Education in the New Normal: Modular Learning in Sagada

One of the sectors most shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic is education, affecting the lives of students in the country since March. Schools have closed and face-to-face classes have been suspended in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus....

Forced off the road: Drivers and traditional jeepneys

by Organisasyon dagiti Nakurapay nga Umili iti Siyudad   The public transportation sector is one of the hardest hit sectors by the Covid-19 outbreak. The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implemented during the lockdown’s early phase limited...

Lost livelihoods: ambulant vending banned

“Ti epekto na daytoy pandemya ket krisis. Haan kami nga makalako, awan panggatang mi ti kanen mi. Adda man inted ti gobyerno ket kurang. (The effect of this pandemic is crisis. We cannot sell, we have no source of income to buy food. The government...

Farmers battered by quarantine controls

by APIT TAKO   The Cordillera continues to dominate the country’s production of temperate-clime vegetables, accounting for about 65% of national production. Around 300,000 people in the Cordillera region depend on the income derived from...

A tourist town in the time of Covid-19

By Kris Alya Tucked in the Cordillera mountains, Sagada is the so-called Shangri La of the North because of its breathtaking and extraordinary natural beauty. For several decades now, this town of Mountain Province in the Cordillera region has been...

Protecting the Last Line of Defense

by Community Health Education, Services, and Training in the Cordillera Region (CHESTCORE) The first coronavirus (Covid-19) case in the Philippines was recorded on January 30, 2020, and three days later the first death on February 2. On March 7,...

Human Rights In The Philippines During COVID-19

Human Rights In The Philippines During COVID-19 Joanna K. Cariño 2019 Gwangju Human Rights Laureate April 30, 2020   Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations has said: The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency —...

Ucab’s resilience: from open pit mining to Covid-19

“The mountains are still here, because of the people’s struggle.” This was the statement of an elder in Keystone, Ucab, Itogon, Benguet during the celebration of Cordillera Day on April 24, 2015. Ucab is a barangay (village)...