From jobs lost, businesses shutting down, manufacturing and supply chains interrupted, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on both the global and national economy.
How far this impact goes, at both the macro and micro-economic level, will be the topic for discussion of the upcoming “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP,” hosted by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Inc. (UPAA). This online UPAA “Kapihan,” on the topic of “COVID-19 and the Economy,” will be held via Zoom on June 16, 2020, Tuesday, at 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Manila time).
Professor Emeritus of Economics of UP and former Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia will be resource speaker. He will share his thoughts on the once-in-hundred-years pandemic that is having profound and far-reaching effects on the lives of all Filipinos. An open forum will be held following his discussion.
All members of the UP community—alumni, faculty, students and staff—as well as the general public are invited to participate. Please register with the UPAA Secretariat at tels. 920-6868; 920-6871; Mobile 0917-8372098; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom meeting ID and your personal participant’s password.
The “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” is a public service project of the UPAA aims to serve as a regular forum for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to our development as a nation. In a democracy like the Philippines, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding the national leaders and all concerned citizens to collectively confront and attempt to resolve the challenges posed by current issues of general concern.