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Economic Human Societal

20% of Filipinos go hungry amid COVID

A recent survey conducted by the SWS discovered that 5.2 million or 20.9% of Filipinos have experienced involuntary hunger over the past three months of community quarantines in the country. This is a 4.2% increase from the involuntary hunger recorded in May 2020. 5.1% have experienced severe hunger, the highest figure recorded since June 2013.  […]

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Global Human

Education secretary: Children need human interaction

Philippines’ eduction secretary Leonor Briones cites the importance of human interaction to the development of children as rationale for allowing limited face to face classes in low risk areas.  In this interview with The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sec. Briones also says that children are not too affected by the pandemic and allowing human interaction, though limited, […]

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Human

Mandatory masking interferes with personal autonomy

The imposition of province-wide masking for indoor spaces interferes with personal autonomy. This is the position set out by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms. The Center maintains that there people who are unable to wear masks safely due to physical or psychological illnesses. Moreover, the Center points out that even the WHO says that the use […]

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Human Societal

Oxfam: The hunger crisis linked to the coronavirus could kill more than the disease itself

A new report published by Oxfam, estimated that 12,000 people per day could die from hunger as a result of the coronavirus. For Interim Executive Director Chema Vera, the pandemic was the final straw for millions who were already struggling due to conflict, inequality, broken food systems, and the climate crisis. The report also highlights […]

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Human Societal

10 million children may never return to school after coronavirus

An entire generation of children had their education disrupted with the imposition of lockdowns worldwide. But even as some countries are preparing to go back to normal, a report published by Save The Children says that the economic fallout due to the pandemic would force 90 to 117 million children into poverty. And as young […]

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Human

These countries are using COVID-19 to oppress citizens

This 8-minute video shows is an interview between CCN Correspondent AWA Damon and three individuals from different countries: Adrian Jjuuko, human rights lawyer from Uganda, Ariel Casilao, opposition politician and activist from the Philippines, and Marianna Biro, independent journalist from Hungary. Through this interview, we hear the stories of three countries which seem to share […]

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Human

Hopeline hotline for depressed and suicidal Filipinos record 200% increase in calls

Just one month after the countrywide lockdown was imposed on the Philippines, more Filipinos are feeling depressed and anxious. This comes as no surprise as the number of Filipinos struggling with their mental health was already increasing long before the coronavirus isolated them from their communities.  For Hopeline founder Jean Goulbourn, the inability to leave […]

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Approaches of different countries Human

Spanish government apologized to children for lockdowns

In April 23, 2020, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias apologized to children for confining them in their homes since mid-March when the lockdowns started.  Iglesias also thanked children for the sacrifices they have made.  Spanish children have been allowed to play outside of their homes since April 26, 2020. Editor’s Note: The apology issued by […]

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Global Human Societal What exactly is the nature of the virus?

Science clear: Lift lockdowns

It has been three months since the pandemic has been declared, what do we now know about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19?  Integrating information from the many researches being done around the world,  authors from the Swiss Policy Research offer a more objective picture of the state of the coronavirus pandemic. They show us that there is […]

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Global Human

Science says it’s time to open schools

In this article for The Hill, Dr. Scott Atlas tackles the important issue of school reopening and the unhealthy health standards being imposed on children.  Dr. Atlas reminds us the absurdity of locking down schools due to COVID-19 when influenza takes the life of more children annually. Moreover, he says that children are rarely carriers of […]