Leadership Skills to Overcome Health Challenges

Managing health systems is complicated enough without the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zuellig Family Foundation is proud to have trained mayors who have ably risen to the challenge. All underwent the ZFF’s health leadership and governance program. Toni Yulo-Loyzaga, a ZFF trustee, pointed out the observed leadership skills, starting with leveraging personal and professional background. During […]

COVID-free Agusan del Sur: Acting fast, working and learning together

One-and-a-half months since the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine, some provinces in the Philippines remained COVID-free. Agusan del Sur is one of them. Governor Santiago Cane Jr. attributed this to the good teamwork among provincial and local government leaders and personnel. They also strictly adhered to the ECQ guidelines and protocols. “What must be […]

Post ECQ in Aklan: A balancing act between income and infection

When the Philippines recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, Aklan was regarded as one of the hotspots because it had direct flights from Wuhan, China and tourists continued to flock to Boracay. But the provincial government’s quick actions proved effective in containing the virus. In fact, as of April 24, the province only had […]

ZFF and Bataan LGU join hands in COVID-19 fight

Outside Metro Manila, Bataan is among the provinces with rising cases of COVID-19. Before the Luzon-wide lockdown, it recorded only one confirmed case. As of April 24, there were 77 cases. More worrisome is the 55 COVID-19 cases among health workers of the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), a Department of Health-run facility. […]

Kids’ nutrition and food sufficiency in provincial cities

There will likely be more stunted, wasted, and underweight children because of COVID-19. Without proper interventions, these children are put to a disadvantaged up to their adult lives. It was Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who also heads the government’s hunger task force, who expressed the bleak expectation following the September SWS poll that showed 7.6 […]