As the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in our country, the Farm Fridays segment of the BM Broader Look podcast deemed it prudent to make our guest avoid traveling to our studio in Makati City. Hence, we hope you also keep yourself safe and healthy. And enjoy listening again to past episodes of the Farm Fridays podcast like this one.
Farm Fridays with Jennifer Ng: Hybrid Rice Technology with Frisco Malabanan [Rerun]
“Our system favors making land easily available to private developers for malls and condominiums but not for social housing.” — Marie A. Karaos of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues.
The “indefinite” shutdown of ABS-CBN sets a dangerous precedent. Of course I am talking about the stock and not the company and its franchise for broadcasting. I will leave that to people more qualified than I am to speak on that issue.
When the door closes, a window will open. It happened to Mark Leaño, 25, a rider. He was one of the Angkas riders who was disenfranchised by the government order giving 20,000 riders ceiling to the motorcycle taxi company. Then comes the pandemic. For a month he was dependent on the government 'ayuda" in his home in Tondo. But it was never sufficient for his family.
It is estimated that around 2.2 million Filipinos or 5.4 percent of the urban population in 2012 lived in informal settlements. As much as 1.3 million are living in Metro Manila, according to World Bank estimates in 2017.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, a typical work week for Zian Serranilla, a Key Accounts Executive of snacks company Mondelez Philippines assigned to the SM team, consisted of administrative and field days. “Field days are composed of visits to the head office of the accounts I’m...