Hanns Seidel Foundation

As COVID-19 closes schools, best practices in place according to DEPED, CHED and TESDA
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Special Report Losses in learning and earning unquantifiable in peso or dollar terms MANILA – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates 28,451,212 learners from the Philippines have been affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulk...
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Vaccines to play a key role in economic recovery
Special Report While the economy remains fragile, vaccine program remains key to recovery MANILA – Everyone agrees the worldwide economy remains fragile but different governments are doing what they could to contain the virus to reopen their respective economies. This...
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Special Report on Political Dynasties and Party-List groups
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Special Report Political dynasties to last forever; party-list at the crossroads Manila - The 1987 Constitution clearly provides that “the State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service and prohibit political dynasties as maybe defined by law,” as...
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This is what we do. This is who we are.
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The Manila Standard marks its 34th anniversary in an environment of uncertainty and hardship.   All around us, the pandemic continues to sicken or kill, and threatens further to infect even more. The economy has suffered a beating with the...
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HSF turns over some equipment to PPI
On October 13, 2020, Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) through its Project Officer Caroline Lee, turns over some equipment to the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) as donation to help upgrade its seminars and workshops under the PPI-HSF three-year partnership. These were...
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Travails of the community press
KEEPING people informed is a daunting challenge to community journalists as they struggle to stay in circulation, given the community quarantine restrictions and drastically reduced advertising revenues. The community newspapers are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...
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COVID-19 Chronicles: Sharing Stories, Caring for Communities
In these critical times of pandemic when vetted information and content are necessary for survival, journalists as frontliners have become both instruments and messengers of facts and truths. They brave the odds amidst scare of the contagion, proliferation of disinformation,...
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Visayas media on federalism: there must be strong public awareness
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Journalists from the Visayas recognized the challenges they face when it comes to informing the public about the proposed federalism by President Rodrigo Duterte because of the insufficient information they are getting from the government on it. In a seminar-workshop...
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Culture-sensitive federalism fit for PHL – Luzon journos
Journalists from Luzon and the NCR agreed that a Filipino or Filipinized type of federalism that acknowledges the country's diverse cultures, traditions, religions, and regional dynamics will be applicable to the Philippines. Amidst differing beliefs and apprehensions over the proposed...
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Mindanao journos challenge gov’t to explain details of federalism
Journalists from Mindanao has challenged the Philippine government to explain thoroughly the details of federalism for the general Filipino public, this despite the seemingly high level of awareness of Mindanaoans on the proposed form of government as campaigned by President...
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