BUSINESSWORLD INSIGHTS to tackle improving the country’s healthcare and welfare system

BusinessWorld, the country’s premier business daily, continues the second phase of its weekly BUSINESSWORLD INSIGHTS online forum series on June 3, 2020, with the topic “Improving the Country’s Healthcare and Welfare System.”


With the country’s healthcare system put to a severe test due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum seeks to provide answers to a lot of questions: How does the government plan to improve our healthcare system after the COVID-19 crisis? How can the private healthcare sector help the government and ensure the public that quality and affordable healthcare services will easily be available? How does the private and public sector ensure the adverse effects of future economic shocks such as a pandemic are mitigated especially for the poor as well as the middle-income economic segments? What changes can we expect in the country’s social protection system (healthcare services, old-age pensions, unemployment benefits, childcare services)?


Confirmed speakers are Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire, Undersecretary, Department of Health; Irene Dumalo, spokesperson and social marketing service OIC-director, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Butch Meily, President, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Dr. Saturnino Javier, medical director, Makati Medical Center.


BUSINESSWORLD INSIGHTS aims to give the Philippine business community a better outlook on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and help the country prepare for post-COVID recovery by bringing in high-caliber speakers and experts to hold an intelligent online discussion, moderated by BusinessWorld’s veteran editors.


Under the banner theme, “Winning the Fight: COVID-19 Lessons”, topic sessions include “Beyond Survival: Charting the Path to Business Recovery” held last May 27; and “Focusing on the Value of the Labor Market and MSMEs” slated for June 10.


The online forum series, scheduled every Wednesday, 11 a.m., will be shown live and free in BusinessWorld’s and The Philippine STAR’s Facebook pages and will be uploaded in BusinessWorld’s website ( and Youtube account.


BUSINESSWORLD INSIGHTS: An Online Forum Series is made possible by sponsors Globe Telecom, Entrego Express Corp., Unilab, Seagate, Pag-IBIG Fund; eLearning Platform partner Olern; partner organizations Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Association of National Advertisers, Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines; and media partner The Philippine STAR.


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