AHS-P1-2. COVID-19 Key Figures in the Philippines

Allyson Bautista1
Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Nehls, Ph.D.2
1Lee Business School, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
2Lee Business School, Department of Marketing and International Business

COVID-19, a two-year ongoing pandemic, has severely impacted everybody in this entire world. In January of 2020, the Philippines recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Just like the United States, the Philippine government decided to put the country on lockdown in order to control the spread of COVID-19 infections throughout the population. Not only did this impact many individuals’ lives, but it also had a huge effect on the economy of the Philippines. As of the month of October 2021, it has been estimated that 2.7 million Filipinos have been tested positive for COVID-19. Once COVID-19 started spreading throughout the world, tourism, which has a huge economic impact on the Philippines, has decreased by as much as 7.4%. In the year of 2020, which is the year most of the lockdowns occurred, the Philippines’ real gross domestic product fell by approximately 9.5% in comparison to 2019. Luckily, the vaccine has been made available to the Philippines beginning March 2021, and as much as 22 million people have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. Because of the vaccines, it is projected that the Philippines GDP will be going up by 6.89% by the end of this year.


Nov 15 - 19 2021


All Day


AHS: Poster Session 1
The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research


4 Replies to “AHS-P1-2. COVID-19 Key Figures in the Philippines”

  1. Hello Allyson,
    Your presentation is really interesting as well as the title caught my attention. I was born and raised in the Philippines and it is so nice learning more about the pandemic that is going on in my country. You use an image to engage the audience’s attention and link to your topic in an interesting and accessible way. The image is something most audience members will be able to relate to, which gives her a hook and allows you to demonstrate your key message visually. Your content was relevant and your format was visually appealing, easy to follow, as well as to understand. I saw in the news that there was a shortage in vaccines and it is true that the gross product was heavily affected by the pandemic. It is nice to know that twenty-two million people have received the first dose. Overall, you did a great job and appear to be confident and passionate about your subject.

  2. Hello Allyson, I liked your poster presentation about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Philippines. I can personally relate to this because I have many family members there and the pandemic has hindered us from traveling to visit them. With your presentation, it was very well organized and clear. I liked how you explained the effects of COVID-19 before and after the vaccine. I find it great that their GDP is starting to rise and that more people are recovering from it. One thing I would like to know more about is how the pandemic impacted unemployment and schools there. These two areas were greatly affected by COVID-19 as people were laid off and students had to do remote learning. Overall, nice job!

  3. First off, great job Allyson! Your presentation was very informative and was put together nicely. Your poster is also well organized, making it easier for me to follow what you were presenting. I also like how you added the bar graph to visualize the numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. These are just some of the qualities that made you an effective presenter.

    On the other hand, as an immigrant from the Philippines, I was very interested in learning more about how the pandemic has affected my home country. It was fascinating to hear and read more about how the pandemic has affected the Philippines economically and socially. I’ve heard how the pandemic affected the Philippines economically in many different ways, but this was the first time I learned about their GDP going down. I agree that the President putting the whole nation on one lockdown and another lockdown made their GDP drop. However, it’s good to hear that the Philippines ‘ GDP is expected to rise again by the end of the year.

    Once again, good job Allyson! Thank you for putting together a very informative presentation!

  4. As an audience member who was born and raised in the Philippines, I find the presentation really informative in recognizing the economic and social effects of the global pandemic in my country. The poster was able to inform audiences with strong details about the topic. I do agree on how the pandemic dramatically affected Philippines’s gross domestic product especially when the President implemented lockdowns nationwide. Allyson Bautista delivered the presentation in a professional manner with a strong confidence about the topic. She presented with variation in volume and inflection to maintain audience interest and emphasize key points. I would recommend giving more attention to the unemployment rate and its effects to the country during the pandemic. Unemployment rate heavily affected the economy of the Philippines when the pandemic hit the country, which reduced Philippines gross domestic product. Overall, the presenter increases audience understanding of the topic, convinces the audience to recognize the validity and importance of the subject matter.

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