PHILIPPINE RESPONSE TO COVID- 19 AND ITS EFFECTIVENESS TO PEOPLE, WORKPLACE, AND BUSINESSES
Elaine Joy C. Apat, Julieta A. Sumague, Jeffrey R. Ayala, Dennis Gaudencio Iii R. Lorica
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The Philippines has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in loss of lives and livelihoods. As we support the response to the pandemic, we also need to support economic revival though ensuring the safety of people. This study aimed to analyze the effectiveness of Philippine response to COVID-19 to people, workplace, and businesses through the duty of the government to set policies that aim to alleviate the impact of an outbreak to public. This paper focused on the discussion of the Philippine response to COVID- 19 and its effectiveness to people, workplace, and businesses using related review of literatures and research articles from year 2020 to 2022. Results show that eighty two percent of respondents from brackets A, B, and C were satisfied with the pandemic response with the government approach to combat the pandemic received an above-average approval rating of 83%. However, in spite of the satisfaction ratings of the COVID – 19 Response, evidence does not point to a flattening of the COVID-19 curve in the Philippines. The researchers recommend that government may continue setting public protocols to further prevent the spreading of viruses, continue holding a vaccination program to at least be protected the citizens from viruses around us, prioritize food systems as an essential service that will continue to operate during periods of lockdown, emergency or other health containment measures, and counter the impact of the pandemic, especially on the poor and the most vulnerable.