UPAA’s eKapihan on the impact, prevention and treatment of COVID-19

| Written by Andre DP Encarnacion

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The COVID-19 pandemic is truly the global crisis of our times. The virus has taken an especially harsh toll on the Philippines, with more than 100,000 recorded infections and thousands of deaths to date. Its effects not only have gravity in medical or public health circles but have taken a distinctly socio-economic and psychological character as well; with ways of relating and doing business with one another being profoundly changed in our country for the foreseeable future.

Being better equipped to deal with these dangers means understanding what they are, how to avoid them, and what you can do when faced with them. This is why the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) is hosting an “eKapihan ng Bayan sa UP” via Zoom video conferencing on August 25, 2020.

The resource speaker will be Dr. Gerardo B. Abenes, DVM, MVSc, PhD. His presentation, “Understanding COVID-19: Its Prevention and Treatment”, is on the global pandemic and its economic impact on the Philippines. Dr. Abenes will share his thoughts on the issue profoundly affecting the lives of all Filipinos at present. The usual lively discussion is expected in the open forum.

Interested parties are invited to register with the UPAA Secretariat at Tel. #s 920-6868, 920-6871; Mobile 0917-8372098; or email upalumniasso@gmail.com 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 that aims to serve as a vehicle for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to the Filipino people’s advancement as a nation. In a democracy like the Philippines, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding national leaders and all concerned citizens to collectively confront and attempt to resolve the challenges posed by current issues of general concern.