March 30, 2021
POOR GOVERNANCE IS THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF COVID-19 CASES
The recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the country undeniably proves the failure of the Philippine government’s response to the pandemic. The Philippines, which reported 10,016 new coronavirus cases on March 29, now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia.
Despite the government’s claim a month ago of its “excellent” response to the public health crisis and comparing the quarantine experience of the past year to a “vacation”, the reality shows otherwise. Having spent a year in different levels of lockdown and quarantine supposedly to “flatten the curve” yet resorting to the same hastily imposed restrictions once again only demonstrates the same mistakes that the government has committed with its poor planning, delayed response, lack of transparency, and misguided and flip-flopping policies in addressing the crisis.