Transitions | The Manila Times

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TOMORROW the national government and many local governments will transition to possibly new ways of conducting public affairs. A fresh mandate from the electorate is known to more than inspire those who are tasked to govern. Unfortunately, however, as they dream of ways to lift up the lives of their constituents at a time when prices of commodities are rising and sources of public funds are ebbing, their to-do list for the next three years may need re-ordering.

By necessity, government leaders at all levels, regardless of their partisan alliances and political preferences, would have to contend with the lingering effects of the Covid- 19 pandemic, along with pandemic-related constraints that dampen efforts to achieve economic recovery and some semblance of normalcy in people’s lives.

Equally pressing would be issues that are related to climate change. Unfortunately, they can be too…

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