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Welcome to De La Salle University’s  COVID-19 Research and Resource Portal. This site lists the research works, activities, and initiatives of faculty members, research centers, students, and other university units that are related to the study of the coronavirus pandemic. The portal also includes research links that are relevant to the disease. This will be updated on a regular basis as more research works are submitted by the academic community.

“In this unprecedented global crisis, DLSU remains committed to research, knowledge transfer, and public engagement. Our efforts are now targeted at mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and contributing new solutions in the coming months,”

-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Girard Tan.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL

Minimising the present and future plastic waste, energy and environmental footprints related to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had growing environmental consequences related to plastic use and follow-up waste, but more urgent health issues have far overshadowed the potential impacts. This paper gives a prospective outlook on how the disruption caused by COVID-19 can act as a catalyst for short-term and long-term changes in plastic waste management practices throughout the world. The impact of the pandemic and epidemic following through the life cycles of various plastic products, particularly those needed for personal protection and healthcare, is assessed.
Authors: Dr. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Head Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; Dr. Yee Van Fan, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Brno University of Technology; Dr. Raymond Girard Tan, Full Professor Chemical Engineering Department; and Dr. Peng Jiang, Department of Systems Science, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore

Responding to COVID-19 Through Socialist(ic) Measures: A Preliminary Review

When the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, countries stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Some countries resorted to socialist(ic) measures ranging from nationalizing private hospitals to state-supervising face mask factory operations, and from freezing prices of basic commodities to suspending rent, mortgage, and utilities payments.
Authored by Filipino Department Professor Dr. David Michael San Juan, the paper aims to document and describe these measures, as a springboard for arguing that the global capitalist status quo should be transformed/replaced if humanity is to survive this and future global pandemics.

The Ethics of Scare: COVID-19 and the Philippines’ Fear Appeals

To motivate people to take preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, the Philippine government has resorted to tactics that play on people’s fears. In this discussion note, the authors ask whether these “fear appeals” or “scare tactics” are morally justifiable.

Authors: Philosophy Department Associate Professors Dr. Hazel Biana and Jeremiah Joven Joaquin

Can Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Scale Up Sustainably for the COVID-19 Crisis?

Pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to develop vaccines and antivirals to combat the pandemic. But given the magnitude of the disease, supply chains will face many challenges to meet the demand for these medicines.
Chemistry Department Full Professor Dr. Derrick Ethelbhert Yu, Chemical Engineering Full Professor Dr. Luis Razon, and Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and University Fellow Dr. Raymond Girard Tan discuss the high likelihood of global shortages of treatments and vaccines developed for COVID-19.

Modeling the Economic Impact and Ripple Effects of Disease Outbreaks

DLSU School of Economics Associate Professor Dr. Krista Danielle Yu and Chemical Engineering Full Professor Dr. Kathleen Aviso offer new insights in their peer-reviewed and indexed research work on the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the country’s first COVID-related studies.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled, the tasks of rebuilding and redesigning industrial networks are needed to better withstand future outbreaks.
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ARTICLES

ARTICLES

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Duterte’s COVID-19 Powers and the Paradox of the Philippine Presidency

International Studies Department Full Professor Dr. Julio Teehankee contributes to “Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field”, an initiative of the Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Dr. Teehankee’s article discusses transgressing the boundaries of presidential power amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: The Story of Risk and Resilience Parts 1 and 2

Chemical Engineering Department Full Professor Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla notes that as the government starts crafting the policy for the exit strategy after the enhanced community quarantine, metrics for risk and resilience are needed to gain much-needed clarity on relevant actions to win the war against the pandemic.

 

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Confronting the new normal in seafaring

International Studies Department Associate Professor Dr. Ron Vilog writes about how the global seafaring industry is facing rough waters ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Productivity during the Enhanced Community Quarantine

Behavioral Science Department Assistant Professorial Lecturer Patrick David Cenon gives suggestions on how we can be productive during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

‘Yorme, Yorme’: Modeling themes from COVID-19 concerns and public reports aired through Manila City government Twitter accounts.

The study discusses the implementation of thematic analysis of COVID-related concerns and reports sent by locals of Manila City found in Mayor Isko Moreno and Manila PIO’s Twitter accounts. The results of the analysis show four major themes that the local government of Manila can focus on to create data-driven decisions and improve public services during this time of pandemic.
Author: Joseph Marvin R. Imperial, MS Computer Science student

 

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https://medium.com/@josephimperial/yorme-yorme-modeling-themes-from-covid-19-concerns-and-public-reports-aired-through-manila

Coronavirus: Ang Maso at ang Sayaw

De La Salle University Chemical Engineering Full Professor Dr. Michael Promentilla provides the Filipino version of “Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance.”
This follows “Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now,” an article describing the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article has generated more than 40 million views and translated into over 30 languages.

 

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POLICY BRIEFS

POLICY

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The COVID-19 Crisis and the Philippine Coffee MSMEs: Status and Prospects (Consumer Demand)

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This La Salle Food and Water Institute policy brief details several recommendations that are drawn from inputs from respected representatives of the local coffee value chain supplemented by data collected from a consumer survey. This endeavor also serves as a genuine pilot case that would address the challenges mentioned in the DTI’s 2017 Policy Brief regarding the Philippines in the Coffee Global Value Chain, specifically: 1) Lack of coordination among industry stakeholders, and; 2) Gaps in collection and distribution of research and technical knowledge.
Authors: Jose Carlos Martinez, Ronald Yu, Raphael Garcia, Lennard Joseph Reyes, Ma. Theresa Domine, Angela Ferreria-Tan, Michelle Gladys Sy, Jade Cleo Galera, and Dr. Emmanuel Garcia
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COVID 19 in the Philippines: Potential implications in modernizing the Armed Forces of the Philippines

The fourth issue of our policy brief, prepared by Dr. Sherwin E. Ona and Dr. Rodolfo A. Tor, underscores the need for the Philippines to reexamine its national security agenda and review the new AFP modernization program (AFPMP) in line with its current experiences related to the COVID 19 pandemic and the “new normal.” This entails a reevaluation of the current AFP philosophy on military operations other than war (MOOTW), its impact on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) readiness, and its obvious link to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense principles.
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Recommending a Patient-Level Study to Confirm that BCG Vaccination Accounts for the Relatively Low COVID-19 Mortality Rate in the Philippines

Sharing the latest AKI Policy Brief from the Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic series written by Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga, University Fellow and Full Professor of the College of Computer Studies.
The brief recommends a patient-level study to investigate whether BCG vaccination can explain the relatively low Covid-19 mortality rate in the Philippines noting that in countries which never had mass BCG vaccination experience relatively higher death rates due to the coronavirus disease.
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Learning with friends:  A rational view of remote learning with network externalities in the time of Covid-19

 

by:  Dr. Dickson A. Lim, Associate Professor, Economics Department and Paul John M. Peña, Professional Lecturer Economics Department
The authors provide a rational view of the issue of online learning in the time of coronavirus and cite necessary conditions that must be considered to make remote learning optimal, inclusive and engaging for students and faculty.Featuring a model of human capital accumulation with network externalities, the policy brief maintains that “…in the time of coronavirus, learning need not be quarantined, too.”
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Setting Up a Health Communication Strategy for Local Government Units During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Insights and Recommendations

The third issue of the Policy Brief outlines some suggestions in establishing an effective health communication strategy for Philippine local government units (LGUs) in response to Covid-19. Effective risk and health communication plays a crucial role and gives an opportunity to help their constituents understand and adopt protective behaviors during a health emergency such as a pandemic.
Authored by Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano, Jan Michael Alexandre C. Bernadas, Felipe F. Salvosa III,  Ador R. Torneo, and Carlo Magno P. Figueroa
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Setting up a Covid-19 Community Response Strategy in Local Government Units: Immediate, Transitory, and Medium-Term Considerations for Planning

This policy brief from the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance outlines some policy considerations for local government units (LGU), specifically provinces, cities, and municipalities, currently drafting or revisiting their COVID-19 Community Response Strategy and the accompanying local measures.
Authored by Torneo, A.R., Andres, A.A., Berse, K.B., Borja, A.L, Nazareno, R.S. Ordoñez, M.D., Rayo, J.A.B., Recio, R.B., Salvosa, F.F. Soriano, C.R.R.10
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Setting Up a Community Response Strategy for Local Government Units: Practical Advice for Reorienting Existing Systems to Deal with COVID-19

This policy brief Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance highlights practical considerations for local government units (LGU), specifically provinces, cities, and municipalities, currently drafting or revisiting their COVID-19 Community Response Strategy and the accompanying local measures. It integrates some of the lessons from innovative practices, observations, and inputs from JRIG’s volunteer group of professionals.
Authored by Torneo, A.R., Andres, A.A., Berse, K.B., Borja, A.L., Nazareno, R.S. Ordoñez, M.D., Rayo, J.A.B., Recio, R.B., Salvosa, F.F., Soriano, C.R.R.
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The Economic Impact of the Metro Manila (NCR) Enhanced Community Quarantine

 

This Angelo King Institute of Economic and Business Studies policy recommendation on tempering the negative economic impact brought about by the government-imposed enhanced community quarantine.
This is co-authored by Dr. Krista Danielle Yu, Dr. Kathleen Aviso, and Dr. Raymond Girard Tan.
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Potential Economic Effects of Lockdown in the Philippines due to COVID-19: Lessening the Impact on Poor Households

The authors recommend providing direct income support and targeting the support to vulnerable labor groups in critical sectors. This may be channeled through the government’s 4Ps. Furthermore, they recommend that, if the lockdown is extended to three months, an additional support of PhP 70 billion is considered to reverse the change in all poverty indicators prioritizing our worst hit sectors such as agriculture, textile-garments, and construction.
This Angelo King Institute of Economic and Business Studies brief is co-authored by Dr. Caesar Cororaton, Dr. Marites Tiongco, and Dr. Arlene Inocencio of the DLSU School of Economics.
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Preparing for shortages of COVID-19 drugs: A data-based model for optimal allocation

 Future approved COVID-19 drugs will be short in supply until global production capacity is built up to meet demand. It is necessary for health administrators to exercise sound judgement in allocating a very scarce resource.
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Allowing Entry of Foreign Health Professional in Containing the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines

In light of the risks posed by COVID-19 on Filipino health care professionals, this Angelo King Institute of Economic and Business Studies policy brief recommends short-term solutions that may support in containing the outbreak and at the same time mitigate the risks.
Authored by Dr. Tereso Tullao, Jr., John Paolo Rivera, and Dr. Cynthia Caudia
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RESOURCES

RESOURCES

COVID-19 Diaries: A Millennial Collection (New Entry)

This was created by a group of millennials, composed of faculty and students from De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University which aims to document the different events that occurred prior to, during, the after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Works:
  1. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fgSfaL04KIk1I8EIIxYt-mbasnSp0iLI?usp=sharing
  2. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HpNh7-qhNWYQ75HKwnxQWZnV1oxT0QQQ?usp=sharing

Health and Safety of Patients of Frontliners Make Filipinos Worry

By Dr. Crisanto Q. Regadio, Dr. Marlon D.L. Era, and Mariane Amor Romina T. Abuan
Faculty members of the College of Liberal Arts conducted a nationwide study to better understand the social and psycho-social impact of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine from March 15 to May 15

COVID Diaries: A Millennial Collaboration

This was created by a group of millennials, composed of faculty and students from De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University which aims to document the different events that occurred prior to, during, the after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Works:
  1. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fgSfaL04KIk1I8EIIxYt-mbasnSp0iLI?usp=sharing
  2. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HpNh7-qhNWYQ75HKwnxQWZnV1oxT0QQQ?usp=sharing

Leading Evidence-based Actions through Data Science for Health Security and Resilience Consortium 

The LEADS for Health Security and Resilience Consortium is composed of professionals from the academe, civil society, private sector coming together in the wake of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The group aims to harness data science and analytics against the COVID-19 pandemic toward promoting health security and resilience in the country.
Chemical Engineering Department Full Professor Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla is a member of the consortium. His concept proposal, CO-INFORM Risk Scoring Dashboard, is one of the featured prototype products of the consortium.
To know more about CO-INFORM Risk Scoring Dashboard, visit the consortium’s link at: http://covid19.psphp.org/

PH Tool App

The LEADS for Health Security and Resilience Consortium is composed of professionals from the academe, civil society, private sector coming together in the wake of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The group aims to harness data science and analytics against the COVID-19 pandemic toward promoting health security and resilience in the country.
Chemical Engineering Department Full Professor Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla is a member of the consortium. His concept proposal, CO-INFORM Risk Scoring Dashboard, is one of the featured prototype products of the consortium.
To know more about CO-INFORM Risk Scoring Dashboard, visit the consortium’s link at: http://covid19.psphp.org/

 

Crowdsourcing tool to map COVID-19 symptoms

Faculty and students from the Laguna campus of De La Salle University recently developed a crowdsourcing tool to map COVID-19 symptoms. Initiated by University Fellow Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Development Jay Calleja, and BS CS-ST student Cyrus Vatandoost Kakhki, the tool allows the public to share data then see possible patterns of symptoms from the community map generated. Submitting data only takes 10 seconds.
Click the link: https://symptom-tracker.tedhouse.org/

LifeRisks and HopeLab@DLSU Online Well-Being Self-Evaluation During the COVID-19 Outbreak

LifeRisks and the Psychology of Hope and Well-Being Lab at DLSU (HopeLab@DLSU) launched the online survey (#GPULSECOVID19) where participants can answer a short self-report questionnaire and get a preliminary report on their general mental health (e.g., stress, anxiety) and also positive resources (e.g., social support, hope), among others. Participants who are indicated to have mental health symptoms are automatically sent mental health self-help tips and links to professional services they can consult.
The members of the #GPULSECOVID19 research team are Norman Mendoza, Adrian Paul Liangco, John Ian Wilzon Dizon, and Leandro David from LifeRisks and Dr. Allan B. I. Bernardo of HopeLab@DLSU.
The survey is available in Filipino and English.

Filipino: https://bit.ly/WellBeingSelfEvaluation-FIL
English: https://bit.ly/WellBeingSelfEvaluation-ENG

WEBINAR

WEBINAR

Post-Pandemic Recovery Modelling 
School of Economics Associate Professor Dr. Krista Danielle Yu

How will the economy recover after the COVID-19 pandemic? School of Economics Associate Professor Dr. Krista Danielle Yu will discuss models for assessing the pandemic’s impact and identify the vulnerable economic sectors in a webinar titled “Post-Pandemic Recovery Modelling.”

Organized by the Philippine-American Society of Science and Engineering, the webinar will be held on April 24, Friday, at 8:00 am.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

RESEARCH

Policy Development for COVID-19 Pandemic Response Using System Dynamics

Authors: Dr. Charlle Sy, Ezekiel Bernardo, Angelimarie Miguel, Jayne Lois San Juan, Andres Philip Mayol, Phoebe Mae Ching, Dr. Alvin Culaba, Dr. Jose Edgar Mutuc, and Dr. Aristotle Ubando.
The COVID-19 outbreak has led countries to implement control strategies such as the enhanced community quarantine, travel bans, and social distancing, with varying levels of success. This presentation raises policy recommendations through a system dynamics modelling approach for possible course of actions to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. The dynamics of several policies are analyzed and assessed based on effectiveness in mitigating infection and the resulting economic strain.

Optimal Locations and Allocation of Personnel (OLAP) at Checkpoints during the Coronavirus Lockdown and Manual Development for the Preparation of Future Pandemics in Metro Manila and other Regions

A project developed by Dr. Alexis Fillone, Dr. Joel Ilao, and Dr. Robert Billones, this study looks at how to optimally allocate both healthcare and security personnel at checkpoints surrounding Metro Manila and to develop guidelines on this subject in preparation for future pandemics in the country.
This research is supported by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development
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ABOUT COVID-19 Research Portal
Welcome to De La Salle University’s  COVID-19 research and resource portal. This site lists the research works, activities, and initiatives of faculty members, research centers, students, and other university units that are related to the study of the coronavirus pandemic.