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Last May 14, 2020, the Department of Finance (DOF) organized the first-ever Sulong Pilipinas online consultative conference. Over 400 youth leaders from more than 100 schools and 35 organizations from all over the Philippines participated in the event. Youth representatives shared their insights and provided recommendations on key issues that they think the government should focus on for the Philippine economy to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Below are the top 10 recommendations from the youth:

  1. Provide organic farming training, mentorship programs, and modern technology to farmers to boost countryside development.
  2. Improve digital infrastructure, boost internet speed, ensure proper training, and budget for flexible learning to ensure continuity and quality of education at all times.
  3. Integrate the National ID system in data-driven and evidence-based programs to expedite the distribution of government aid to affected households during calamities and similar situations.
  4. Increase testing capacity to ensure that the Philippines is prepared for the “new normal” post-COVID-19.
  5. Implement PUV service contracting along with high volume transit corridors; raise capacity and efficiency of public transport with improved road-based infrastructure and safety measures; and shift to an automated fare collection system.
  6. Develop strategic industries and promote the country for foreign and domestic investment to create employment for displaced workers in the countryside.
  7. Consistent and coordinated enforcement of policies and quarantine guidelines to ensure public trust in efforts to control the pandemic.
  8. Deferment of rents and tax payments, relaxation of government guidelines limiting hotel use to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the tourism sector.
  9. Provision of emergency relief, cash transfers to low-income households, production support to agri-fisherfolks, and wage subsidies to informal earners and displaced OFWs to help citizens cope with the negative impacts of COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
  10. Financial and technical assistance for local MSMEs in applying new technologies in their digitalization process.

 

These recommendations have been presented to the Cabinet Assistance System (CAS) last October 9, 2020, for appropriate response and updates from the concerned agencies. Stay tuned for more updates on your recommendations.

We'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to comment below and share your other recommendations on our forums.

This topic was modified 11 months ago 11 times by Azel Lorena
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Posted : 04/11/2020 8:02 am
Isabella Jhocson
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Posted by: @e-sulongadmin

Last May 14, 2020, the Department of Finance (DOF) organized the first-ever Sulong Pilipinas online consultative conference. Over 400 youth leaders from more than 100 schools and 35 organizations from all over the Philippines participated in the event. Youth representatives shared their insights and provided recommendations on key issues that they think the government should focus on for the Philippine economy to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Below are the top 10 recommendations from the youth:

  1. Provide organic farming training, mentorship programs, and modern technology to farmers to boost countryside development.
  2. Improve digital infrastructure, boost internet speed, ensure proper training, and budget for flexible learning to ensure continuity and quality of education at all times.
  3. Integrate the National ID system in data-driven and evidence-based programs to expedite the distribution of government aid to affected households during calamities and similar situations.
  4. Increase testing capacity to ensure that the Philippines is prepared for the “new normal” post-COVID-19.
  5. Implement PUV service contracting along with high volume transit corridors; raise capacity and efficiency of public transport with improved road-based infrastructure and safety measures; and shift to an automated fare collection system.
  6. Develop strategic industries and promote the country for foreign and domestic investment to create employment for displaced workers in the countryside.
  7. Consistent and coordinated enforcement of policies and quarantine guidelines to ensure public trust in efforts to control the pandemic.
  8. Deferment of rents and tax payments, relaxation of government guidelines limiting hotel use to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the tourism sector.
  9. Provision of emergency relief, cash transfers to low-income households, production support to agri-fisherfolks, and wage subsidies to informal earners and displaced OFWs to help citizens cope with the negative impacts of COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
  10. Financial and technical assistance for local MSMEs in applying new technologies in their digitalization process.

 

These recommendations have been presented to the Cabinet Assistance System (CAS) last October 9, 2020, for appropriate response and updates from the concerned agencies. Stay tuned for more updates on your recommendations.

We'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to comment below and share your other recommendations on our forums.

I agree esp with recommendation #3. The PhilSys can definitely help the government in targeting beneficiaries accurately, especially during times of crisis.

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Posted : 05/11/2020 6:29 am
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