Philippine Sociological Society in partnership with Oxfam Pilipinas conducted a research project titled “Emergent Agency in Times of COVID-19: Social Networks for Service Delivery and Crisis Response.”
As culmination of the case studies, the research team led by Assoc. Prof. Josephine C. Dionisio, Assoc. Prof. Arnold Alamon, and Asst. Prof. Dakila Kim Yee present the infographics detailing the five (5) key points of the study.
Institute a more human pandemic response
As the threat of the pandemic becomes an everyday reality, we have learned to take comprehensive steps that ensure the needs and well-being of the people, especially the most vulnerable.
CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORKS ARE RELIABLE CHANNELS FOR HUMANITARIAN AID
The current situation proved that civil society is an important actor to create a robust and effective response to the crisis. Government and businesses cannot do it alone as they are also paralyzed by the current setup.
END THE CYCLE OF DISASTER VICTIMIZATION
Individual steps can only do so much. With collective action, we can consolidate power which translates to policy and institutional change.
SUSTAIN COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AND ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS
Initiatives during the pandemic did not spring out of nowhere but were made possible through pre-existing and established social capital and networks.
RESHAPE TRANSPORTATION POLICY
As development and aid organizations focus resources on addressing hunger and poverty in response to the pandemic, development in transportation policy is often left behind. Pandemic response must include intervention on transport policies for the mobility of people, especially those with no other options.
Content by Ferdinand Sanchez II, Project Assistant Design by Ron Ramos, Graphic Artist