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[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”COMMENTARY” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:14|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1599547437804{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 2px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”The Risk of a Face-to-Face Economy” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|line_height:1.5″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1599547463644{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 2px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1599547486495{margin-bottom: 4px !important;}”]Antoinette R. Raquiza[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1599547506099{margin-top: 4px !important;}”]

06 September 2020

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Dr. Antoinette R. Raquiza, Associate Professor at the UP Asian Center and Convenor of the UP CIDS Political Economy Program (PEP), offered her insights on the clamor to reopen the economy and the risks that come with it in a commentary published in Inquirer.net. Dr. Raquiza argues that calls to reopen the Philippine economy amid the continuing onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic miss the fact that “[t]he economy’s vulnerability lies in the interaction between the nature of the virus and the structure of the Philippine economy.” With most economic activities in the country involving face-to-face transactions and migrant labor being a significant force in the current configuration of the Philippine economy, Dr. Raquiza advises the “redoubling of preventive and treatment measures to contain the pandemic as restrictions on mobility ease.”
Read the rest of Dr. Raquiza’s commentary here.


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