A possible moral hazard problem in our vaccination program

“Right now, I really just want to take whatever vaccine is available.” “I’m desperate to be protected and will take whatever comes first in my barangay.” “I’m so glad I’m hypertensive – I’m now scheduled to get the vaccine this week.”   These are just some of the statements I’ve received from friends when asked … Read moreA possible moral hazard problem in our vaccination program

Focusing on the community

I previously wrote about managing communities and how community commerce, through its many manifestations (e.g., bartering), is paving the way for more community-led engagement and activities. Because of mobility and travel restrictions, many of us are confined to our homes or limited to the vicinity of our residence or office. This has affected the way … Read moreFocusing on the community

Shifts in food production and consumption

“I don’t take salt due to my condition.” “Can you omit onions and garlic in my order as I do not consume those?” “What can you feed me given that I have to avoid high-tyramine foods?” These are just some of the conversations I have with people who place their orders with A Plate of … Read moreShifts in food production and consumption

Opportunity identification in the new normal

I recently wrote about how, in the corporate space and for those doing sales, achieving yearend targets could be a (major) breakthrough or a (massive) breakdown. With all things being equal — support on resources given, unique value proposition conveyed and other externally required factors — it becomes up to the salesman himself to go … Read moreOpportunity identification in the new normal

Sustaining disaster management practices in the Philippines

The Philippines hit the global stage again last week when Super Typhoon “Rolly” struck the country. It prompted the Incredible Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, to tweet: “Pray for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines then get ready to send donations.” On one hand, it was great hearing from one of Hollywood’s finest actors air … Read moreSustaining disaster management practices in the Philippines