What If: COVID-19 in the Philippines in Light of the Catholic Social Tradition
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant challenge to governments all over the world. In many ways, it has exposed the weaknesses of the Philippine government and its structures. While the government rightly imposed a lockdown on its people, it resulted in the marginalization of the poor. If only government policies and programs were informed by the Catholic social tradition, the government would be in a better position of truly being at the service of its people. The crisis presents a unique opportunity to the government to rethink of its structures and projects that would enable it to contribute to the formation of communities that foster human dignity and development.
Mendoza, R. C. (2020). What If: COVID-19 in the Philippines in Light of the Catholic Social Tradition. Journal of Dharma 45(2), 201-222.