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‘Mismanagement’ of COVID-19 response may increase voter turnout, says expert

‘Mismanagement’ of COVID-19 response may increase voter turnout, says expert

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CRITICISMS AGAINST the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic may increase the voter turnout during the 2022 elections, a public administration expert said. Ronald Mendoza, dean of Ateneo de Manila University School of Government, said the administration’s pandemic response was a “mismanagement” and that poor decisions, paired with issues of corruption, might prod more Filipinos to participate in the polls “[The COVID-19 pandemic] can shape the elections by increasing turnout for many who believe we deserve better pandemic management,” Mendoza said during an online forum on campaign dynamics last Oct. 13. Mendoza noted that the National Economic and Development Authority has predicted that there would be “deep scarring” in the Philippine economy because of the health c...