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S6E5: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the time of COVID-19
The Urbanismo Podcast Series 6: COVID-19 and the margins. This 5-part series focuses on sectors that are perceptibly absent in mainstream discussions on the COVID-19 response. Charlene Tan, Mabi David, Ron Astillas, and Meann Ignacio discuss the challenges faced by MSMEs and the agriculture sector and how they can be better supported by the government. This episode was produced by UrbanisMO.ph and Young Public Servants with support from Freidrich-Ebart-Stiftung Philippines, International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recorded on 29-31 May 2020.
51:41
September 2, 2020
S6E4: COVID-19 outside NCR - The Experience of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Part 2
The Urbanismo Podcast Series 6: COVID-19 and the margins. This 5-part series focuses on sectors that are perceptibly absent in mainstream discussions on the COVID-19 response. In an effort to the decenter the conversation from the capital and listen to the experiences from the regions outside Manila, episodes 3 and 4 focus on the experiences of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Episode 4 focuses on the plight of internally-displaced persons or IDPs, who are among the most vulnerable and marginalized during the COVID-19 pandemic. MP Zia Alonto Adiong, Ms. Asrifah Mamutuk, and Ms. Fatima ‘Shalom’ Pir Allian talk about the needs of displaced communities in the Bangsamoro. What can the national government and other sectors do to help Bangsamoro displaced communities overcome these challenges? This episode was produced by UrbanisMO.ph and Young Public Servants with support from Freidrich-Ebart-Stiftung Philippines, International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recorded on 29-31 May 2020.
50:46
September 2, 2020
S6E3: COVID-19 outside NCR - The Experience of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The Urbanismo Podcast Series 6: COVID-19 and the margins. This 5-part series focuses on sectors that are perceptibly absent in mainstream discussions on the COVID-19 response. In an effort to the decenter the conversation from the capital and listen to the experiences from the regions outside Manila, episodes 3 and 4 focus on the experiences of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Episode 3 focuses on the impact of the pandemic during the BARMM transition, from the regional perspective, with guest speakers Minister Naguib Sinarimbo, Minister of Parliament Laisa Masuhud Alamia, and Prof Rufa Guiam. This episode was produced by UrbanisMO.ph and Young Public Servants with support from Freidrich-Ebart-Stiftung Philippines, International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recorded on 29-31 May 2020
50:20
September 2, 2020
S6E2: Education during a pandemic: Multiple vulnerabilities and heightened inequalities
The Urbanismo Podcast Series 6: COVID-19 and the margins. This 5-part series focuses on sectors that are perceptibly absent in mainstream discussions on the COVID-19 response.  A major impact that the community quarantines set in place to face the threat of the COVID-19 involve the closing of schools and universities leading to the disruption of the usual means of pedagogy and facilitating learning. Dr. Grace Zozobrado-Hahn, Regina Sibal, and Elsa Magtibay reimagine learning in the new normal. This episode was produced by UrbanisMO.ph and Young Public Servants with support from Freidrich-Ebart-Stiftung Philippines, International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recorded on 28 May - 1 June 2020
54:19
September 1, 2020
S6E1: COVID-19 Conversations - Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities
The Urbanismo Podcast Series 6: COVID-19 and the margins. This 5-part series focuses on sectors that are perceptibly absent in mainstream discussions on the COVID-19 response.  Emily Beridico, Dr Maureen Mata, and Dr. Grace Cruz put forward the concerns of the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs), particularly during the long periods of lockdowns where the needs of these sectors have not been factored in. They provide recommendations on more inclusive policies and approaches that can be adapted by the government.This episode was produced by UrbanisMO.ph and Young Public Servants with support from Freidrich-Ebart-Stiftung Philippines, International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recorded on 28 May - 1 June 2020
36:16
July 21, 2020
S5E7: Mental Health
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
19:04
July 21, 2020
S5E6: Primary Health Care and Service Delivery
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
10:25
July 21, 2020
S5E5: Universal Health Care
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
05:56
July 21, 2020
S4E3: Bike Any Means Necessary Part 3
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 4: Bike Any Means Necessary Tired of traffic? Sick of being stuck somewhere you’d rather not be? Feeling depressed watching government make no progress on transport, and even make it worse? It’s time to do something about it. Join UrbanisMO.ph’s panel of wheeled pedestrians to learn how to get to where you need to be. No motor vehicles required – join us and find out how to commute bike any means necessary. Featuring our favorite commuters Rob Siy, Omi Castañar, Jillian Roque, and Aldrin Pelicano. Recorded on 2 February 2019 at the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat held at the Pearl Drive Carless Area, Pasig City.
34:26
July 21, 2020
S5E4: Availability and Access to Health Services
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
05:31
July 21, 2020
S5E3: Health Promotion
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
14:25
July 21, 2020
S4E2: Bike Any Means Necessary Part 2
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 4: Bike Any Means Necessary Tired of traffic? Sick of being stuck somewhere you’d rather not be? Feeling depressed watching government make no progress on transport, and even make it worse? It’s time to do something about it. Join UrbanisMO.ph’s panel of wheeled pedestrians to learn how to get to where you need to be. No motor vehicles required – join us and find out how to commute bike any means necessary. Featuring our favorite commuters Rob Siy, Omi Castañar, Jillian Roque, and Aldrin Pelicano. Recorded on 2 February 2019 at the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat held at the Pearl Drive Carless Area, Pasig City.
32:20
July 21, 2020
S5E2: Measles Outbreak and Vaccinations
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
06:28
July 21, 2020
S5E1: Healthcare in the City - Introductions
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 5: Healthcare in the City This seven-part series brings together Chevening alumni Miguel Dorotan, Mai Valera Co and Julze Alejandre with Kathy Villegas and Clara Buenconsejo to talk about what we can do about the measles outbreak, the importance of health promotion, mental health, and improving access to health services. What does the Universal Heath Care scheme mean for our cities? Recorded on 11 March 2019 at the Nipa Brew Taproom, Makati.
02:44
July 21, 2020
S4E1: Bike Any Means Necessary Part 1
Tired of traffic? Sick of being stuck somewhere you’d rather not be? Feeling depressed watching government make no progress on transport, and even make it worse? It’s time to do something about it. Join UrbanisMO.ph’s panel of wheeled pedestrians to learn how to get to where you need to be. No motor vehicles required – join us and find out how to commute bike any means necessary. Featuring our favorite commuters Rob Siy, Omi Castañar, Jillian Roque, and Aldrin Pelicano. Recorded on 2 February 2019 at the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat held at the Pearl Drive Carless Area, Pasig City.
32:10
July 21, 2020
S3E3: Community Struggles with #COVID19PH
In this episode, we talk to Jai Catacio, the president of peoples’ organisation (PO) Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pantawid, about the experiences of their community in the first week of the lockdown. Jai notes the challenges being faced by the community: access to relief and information about the developing situation (03:34) and shares anxieties, fears, and immediate concerns of the community residents (04:13). She describes community experiences and opinions on current policies being implemented and how they affect everyday life for urban poor families (10:45) and the ways residents cope with the struggles (15:03). Jai ends the conversation with a call for more responsive local governance (25:25).     S3 E3: Ang Covid-19 at ang Hamon sa Komunidad Nakasuap natin sa talakayan na ito si Jai Catacio, ang pangulo ng Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilyang Pantawid, kaugnay ng mga karanasan ng kanilang komunidad sa harap ng hamon ng Covid-19 at mga polisiyang ipinatutupad upang tugunan ito. Binanggit ni Jai ang mga pangunaging hamon ng kanilang komunidad partikular sa usapin ng ayuda at impormasyon ukol sa krisis (03:34). Ibinahagi rin niya ang mga pangamba at mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng komunidad (04:13). Inilarawan rin niya ang mga kasalukuyang polisiya at paano nakaaapekto ang mga ito sa kanilang pang-araw-araw na buhay (10:45) at gayundin kung paano nakararaos ang mga residente (15:03). Nagtapos ang talakayan sa isang panawagan para sa mas kagyan na pagtugon ng mga lokal na pamahalaan (25:25).
28:25
March 28, 2020
S3E2: Economic Repercussions, Social Relations, and #COVID19PH
Geographer Mylene Hazel De Guzman discusses the social and spatial dimensions of the pandemic along with the various dimensions of being “healthy” (2:25); inequalities and access to healthcare (11:19); social and physical distancing (13:25); and the intertwined aspects of human ecology, spaces/places and health (16:07). Economist JC Punongbayan tackles the economic dimensions of the crisis noting the macro and micro-economic impacts of the lockdown (21:52) and the economic stimulus package that the government intends to implement (27:17). JC and Hazel reflect on good practices so far and possible ways forward (33:00).  S3 E2: Ekonomiya, Ugnayang Panlipunan at ang Covid-19 sa Pilipinas Para sa aspektong may kinalaman sa ugnayang panlipunan, binigyang-diin ni Mylene Hazel De Guzman ang ilang aspektong panlipunan kaugnay ng isang pandemya at ang kaakibat na mga usapin ng pakahulugan sa pagiging “malusog” (2:25). Tinalakay rin niya ang usapin ng access sa serbisyong medikal (11:19) at ilang pananaw kaugnay ng social/physical distancing (13:25). Mahalaga rin aniyang pagtuunan ang magkakakawing na elemento ng human ecology, espasyo/lugar, at kalusugan (16:07). Ibinahagi naman ni JC Punongbayan ang ilang bagay kaugnay ng ekonomiya at paano ito naapektuhan ng krisis sa antas na micro at macro (21:52). Ipinaliwanag rin niya ang stimulus package bilang isang tugon ng pamahalaan sa hamong pang-ekonomiya na dala ng isang krisis (27:17). Nagbahagi rin si JC at Hazel ng ilang pananaw kaugnay ng mga susunod hakbang na maaaring bigyang tuon (33:00).
46:13
March 28, 2020
S3E1: #COVID19PH and Public Health Systems
In this episode, Dr. Miguel Dorotan and Dr. Lei Alfonso tackle basic aspects of Covid-19 as a global pandemic (03:56), its nature and mode of transmission. We discuss public health challenges and the responses to the pandemic such as the community quarantine (09:42); nature and importance of testing (19:35); and how public health systems can prepare and better face the pandemic (31:06). We also take note of good practices that have been adopted so far in the Philippines (39:49).  S3 E1: Kalusugang Pampubliko at ang Covid-19 sa Pilipinas Sa talakayang ito, nagbigay si Miguel Dorotan at Lei Alfonso ng ilang impormasyon ukol sa kalikasan ng Covid-19 bilang isang sakit at pandaigdigang pandemya (03:56). Binigyang pansin rin ang mga hamon sa pampublikong kalusugan at mga polisiyang ipinatutupad upang harapid ito gaya ng community quarantine (09:42); ang usapin ng testing (19:35); at gayundin ang lagay ng sistemang pangkalusugan at kung paano mas maihahanda ang mga komunidad sa pagharap sa pandemya (31:06). Natalakay rin ang ilang magagandang mga polisya at sistemang naipatupad na at paano pa ito mas mapapabuti (39:49).
44:56
March 28, 2020
S2E3: Urban Food Security Policy with Benedict Nisperos
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 2: Food Security in the City In this second UrbanisMO podcast series, economist JC Punongbayan, urban planner Jean Palma, and lawyer and urban planner Benedict Nisperos weigh in on the issue of food security in cities. Bakit mahal na ang bigas? Is expensive sili really silly? What has been done, what can we do, and how do we push for friendly neighborhood green urbanism in ways that fill the belly? These talks were recorded on 1 December 2019 during the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat on Food Security in the City at the UrbanisMO Community Space in Project 3, Quezon City.
29:20
March 27, 2020
S2E2: Food Security in Cities with Jean Palma
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 2: Food Security in the City In this second UrbanisMO podcast series, economist JC Punongbayan, urban planner Jean Palma, and lawyer and urban planner Benedict Nisperos weigh in on the issue of food security in cities. Bakit mahal na ang bigas? Is expensive sili really silly? What has been done, what can we do, and how do we push for friendly neighborhood green urbanism in ways that fill the belly? These talks were recorded on 1 December 2019 during the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat on Food Security in the City at the UrbanisMO Community Space in Project 3, Quezon City.
15:55
March 26, 2020
S2E1: The Sili Situation with JC Punongbayan
The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 2: Food Security in the City In this second UrbanisMO podcast series, economist JC Punongbayan, urban planner Jean Palma, and lawyer and urban planner Benedict Nisperos weigh in on the issue of food security in cities. Bakit mahal na ang bigas? Is expensive sili really silly? What has been done, what can we do, and how do we push for friendly neighborhood green urbanism in ways that fill the belly? These talks were recorded on 1 December 2019 during the UrbanisMO x Chevening Chat on Food Security in the City at the UrbanisMO Community Space in Project 3, Quezon City.
27:18
March 25, 2020
S1E3: TNVS
Regulating Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab and the recently-departed Uber.  The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 1: Episodes 1-3 What do you get when you let loose a bunch of urban planners and development professionals with mics and alcohol at the Nipa Brew Taproom? You get the UrbanisMO podcast. In this series of chats, community organizer Abbey Pangilinan, conflict and governance specialist Ica Fernandez, mapmaker David Garcia, public-private partnership expert James Cruz, transport economist Robert Anthony Siy, medical doctor and disaster operations guy Miguel Dorotan, and heritage advocate Clara Buenconsejo talk about:  The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - Origins Participation and representation, and the role of local governance in doing urban policy reforms particularly for urban poor, transport, and health service delivery. What is urban in the Philippines? Ano ang urbanisMO? The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E2 - Resilience Resilience, and the underlying assumptions regarding DRRM (disaster risk reduction management), vulnerability, and capacity.  What is resilience? Why is it that after years of projects, we still see flooding and other kinds of disasters year in and year out? Why do people still go back to danger zones? If resilience is the answer, what is the question?  The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - TNVS Regulating Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab and the recently-departed Uber.  Many thanks to Stephen Co and Mai Valera-Co of Nipa Brew for letting us play in your space! [Recorded on 15 April 2018]
46:17
March 24, 2020
S1E2: Resilience
Resilience, and the underlying assumptions regarding DRRM (disaster risk reduction management), vulnerability, and capacity.  What is resilience? Why is it that after years of projects, we still see flooding and other kinds of disasters year in and year out? Why do people still go back to danger zones? If resilience is the answer, what is the question? The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 1: Episodes 1-3 What do you get when you let loose a bunch of urban planners and development professionals with mics and alcohol at the Nipa Brew Taproom? You get the UrbanisMO podcast. In this series of chats, community organizer Abbey Pangilinan, conflict and governance specialist Ica Fernandez, mapmaker David Garcia, public-private partnership expert James Cruz, transport economist Robert Anthony Siy, medical doctor and disaster operations guy Miguel Dorotan, and heritage advocate Clara Buenconsejo talk about: The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - Origins Participation and representation, and the role of local governance in doing urban policy reforms particularly for urban poor, transport, and health service delivery. What is urban in the Philippines? Ano ang urbanisMO? The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E2 - Resilience Resilience, and the underlying assumptions regarding DRRM (disaster risk reduction management), vulnerability, and capacity.  What is resilience? Why is it that after years of projects, we still see flooding and other kinds of disasters year in and year out? Why do people still go back to danger zones? If resilience is the answer, what is the question? The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - TNVS Regulating Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab and the recently-departed Uber. Many thanks to Stephen Co and Mai Valera-Co of Nipa Brew for letting us play in your space! [Recorded on 15 April 2018]
38:00
March 23, 2020
S1E1: Origins. What is urban in the Philippines? Ano ang urbanisMO?
Participation and representation, and the role of local governance in doing urban policy reforms particularly for urban poor, transport, and health service delivery. What is urban in the Philippines? Ano ang urbanisMO? The UrbanisMO Podcast Series 1: Episodes 1-3 What do you get when you let loose a bunch of urban planners and development professionals with mics and alcohol at the Nipa Brew Taproom? You get the UrbanisMO podcast. In this series of chats, community organizer Abbey Pangilinan, conflict and governance specialist Ica Fernandez, mapmaker David Garcia, public-private partnership expert James Cruz, transport economist Robert Anthony Siy, medical doctor and disaster operations guy Miguel Dorotan, and heritage advocate Clara Buenconsejo talk about:  The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - Origins Participation and representation, and the role of local governance in doing urban policy reforms particularly for urban poor, transport, and health service delivery. What is urban in the Philippines? Ano ang urbanisMO? The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E2 - Resilience Resilience, and the underlying assumptions regarding DRRM (disaster risk reduction management), vulnerability, and capacity.  What is resilience? Why is it that after years of projects, we still see flooding and other kinds of disasters year in and year out? Why do people still go back to danger zones? If resilience is the answer, what is the question?  The URBANISMO Podcast S1 E1 - TNVS Regulating Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab and the recently-departed Uber.  Many thanks to Stephen Co and Mai Valera-Co of Nipa Brew for letting us play in your space! [Recorded on 15 April 2018]
35:42
March 22, 2020