Searching for Leadership in the Philippines’ Pandemic Response
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This article dissects the pathologies of the Philippines' COVID-19 response; highlighting the centrality of responsibilization; militarization; and neoliberalism in the way the Duterte administration has handled this unprecedented public health crisis. Far from a definite success; the Philippines' pandemic response has disproportionately affected marginalized populations--and in this sense; bears certain similarities to the responses of ostensibly more accomplished Southeast Asian countries.
Lasco, G., & Yu, V. G. (2022). Searching for leadership in the Philippines’ pandemic response. East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ), 14(1), 19–21. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2022/04/08/searching-for-leadership-in-the-philippines-pandemic-response/