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Overpriced sardines and politicized aid? Investigation by the City Council found irregularities in the city’s Covid-19 spending

The government has no choice but to borrow money to finance its pandemic response. Experts say Filipinos shouldn’t worry too much over borrowings – what’s important is that money is spent to allow the country to recover quickly and repay the debt.

Nearly one in every 5 poor Filipinos do not have access to clean water. As lockdowns hit livelihoods, handwashing is a luxury they can’t afford.

When the coronavirus struck and the tourists stopped coming, many tartanilla drivers were forced to find other means of livelihood.