Sat, Sept 05|
VIRTUAL FORUM: THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC CRISIS: CHALLENGES & WAYS FORWARD FOR THE PHILIPPINES
Panelists Chibu Lagman, Lucenia Ortiz, Noreen Berkes, & Toh Swee-Hin, discuss the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines; challenges facing frontline workers; problems experienced by displaced OFWs; and strategies used by other countries.
Time & Location
Sept 05, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT
About The Event
LINGAP-Canada & the UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION of EDMONTON (UPAAE)
The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in millions of deaths and illness, severe economic disruptions, massive unemployment, global recession, rising hunger and poverty, and suspension of “normal” schooling. Despite quarantines and other measures, millions of Filipinos have lost their jobs, businesses are shut down, poor families are suffering even more, and many thousands of OFWs have been displaced.
This VIRTUAL FORUM is an opportunity for Filipino-Canadians and Canadian friends of the Philippines to express solidarity and support for the Filipino people and all institutions and agencies to overcome COVID-19 and to build a healthy, compassionate and sustainable future for ALL Filipinos.
JOIN THE FORUM on Zoom and SHARE with the Filipino community and friends your concerns and reflections on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the safety and well-being of the Filipino people.
PANEL OF SPEAKERS: [20 mins]
- Chibu Lagman [Member, UPAAE & LINGAP-Canada] “An overview on the COVIID-19 situation in the Philippines”
- Lucenia Ortiz [President, UPAAE] “The challenges facing frontline workers, especially in healthcare”
- Noreen Berkes [LINGAP-Canada & Executive Director, Changing Together] “Problems faced by displaced OFWs returning to or leaving the Philippines”
- Toh Swee-Hin (S.H. Toh) [President, LINGAP-Canada] “COVID-19 strategies enacted by selected countries in comparison with the Philippines”
OPEN FORUM: [100 mins]
Moderator: Jean Cawagas [LINGAP-Canada]
PARTICIPATE in an open and welcoming space to share your questions, insights and experiences on issues presented by the panelists as well as other relevant dimensions of the Forum theme.