Still Evolving, Science Gropes for Answers

(Also published by The Manila Times on 11 April 2020) A NEW study suggests that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)-causing virus can travel distances way beyond government’s spread-prevention physical distancing protocol of 1 meter. It shakes the grounding on which strategies to control the pandemic stands. An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report says, “the researchers, led […]

Policy Delphi and People’s Congress — the theoretical boxwork

(Also published by The Manila Times on 4 March 2020) DEVELOPED by Project RAND (of Rand Corp.) in the 1950s, the Delphi Method is a management tool originally designed “to forecast the impact of technology on warfare. The method entails a group of experts who anonymously reply to questionnaires and subsequently receive feedback in the […]

Enterprise suggestions for LGUs

Still on the topic of the area model approach to development, about which I discussed in broad terms in previous columns (please see “Fault lines of PH Economy” [November 20, 2019] and “If Rural Philippines Mattered…” [November 27, 2019])as the best vehicle by which the country’s economic development can be made more inclusive and sustainable, […]

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