Environmental protection key in preventing future disease outbreaks in ASEAN

Preventing future outbreaks (or pandemics) should be anchored within an overarching framework of environmental protection. Scientists maintain that future outbreaks could be even more deadly than COVID-19 and occur anywhere. Conservationists are not overstating the fact when they emphasize taking care of nature as a preventive strategy.

Soda and pork intestines: When COVID-19 relief operations miss the mark

As a developing country with one of the highest cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, relief operations in the Philippines are seen to be a lifesaving act to people in need. Unfortunately, some relief operations have been poorly allocated, abused by beneficiaries, and hindered by asymmetrical coordination between different actors. Primitivo III “Prime” Cabanes Ragandang explores.

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