CIFAL Philippines

UP-CIFAL Philippines hosts webinar on physical distancing to fight COVID-19

3 JULY 2020–The University of the Philippines (UP)-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with iACADEMY and Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., hosted the webinar, “No Crowding, Please: COVID-19 and Physical Distancing.”  

Resource persons from the local government, nongovernment organization, and academe talked about the local governance, human rights, and technological aspects of physical distancing to help combat the pandemic. 

This webinar emphasized the roles and contributions of various sectors such as the government, academe, and private groups as well as provided recommendations for the effective implementation of physical distancing. 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte shared the challenges and recommendations in implementing physical distancing in the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila. 

Carlos Conde, researcher at Human Rights Watch, tackled the human rights issues related to physical distancing. 

Vanessa Tanco, president and CEO of iACADEMY, discussed Maze, the country’s first application on physical distancing. 

UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co served as the moderator of this online discussion which drew in 585 attendees. is the official online media partner of this webinar. 

Watch the full webinar here