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Office Letter Ep 3: Filipinos face epidemic of desperation as Covid-19 wreaks havoc

14:01 minutes

Synopsis: Join Straits Times Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar in this podcast series as she discusses life in the headlines and seething crises with ST correspondents in Asia-Pacific, the United States and South Africa. Europe every month.

They discuss the following:

1. Why is the Philippines in an “epidemic of despair” (0:58)

2. Address the mental health dimension of the COVID-19 crisis (2:18)

3. Which groups are particularly vulnerable and do financial hardship worsen mental health? (5:28)

4. Which groups are particularly vulnerable and do financial hardship worsen mental health? (5:28)

5. How does the government help? (8:45)

6. How to stay resilient in these uncertain times (11:06)

Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar ([email protected]) & Ernest Luis

Edited by: Aleemah Basirah and Hadyu Rahim

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