WHAT IF

COVID-19 in the Philippines in Light of the Catholic Social Tradition

  • Ruben Mendoza Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University
Keywords: COVID-19, Catholic social tradition, Philippines, Duterte, church, lockdown, Catholic Social Tradition, Philippines, Duerte, Lockdown

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant challenge to governments all over the world. In many ways, it has exposed the weaknesses of the Philippine government and its structures. While the government rightly imposed a lockdown on its people, it resulted in the marginalization of the poor. If only government policies and programs were informed by the Catholic social tradition, the government would be in a better position of truly being at the service of its people. The crisis presents a unique opportunity to the government to rethink of its structures and projects that would enable it to contribute to the formation of communities that foster human dignity and development.

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Published
2020-06-11
How to Cite
Mendoza, R. (2020). WHAT IF. Journal of Dharma, 45(2), 201-222. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/1138