The year 2020 was supposed to be a period of sustained recovery for the island of Boracay. After a painful but necessary shutdown in 2018 to restore its pristine beauty, many locals and businesses in the island looked forward to a more robust tourism. Sadly, even with its gradual reopening, life was never the same for many – some of whom had to suffer from loss of livelihood due to necessary restrictions. When 2020 came, the odds grew worse against their favor.

That just about sums up what has been happening to Philippine media since this pandemic happened. Philippine Daily Inquirer editor Pam Pastor, journalist and author Lala Rimando and GMA Network’s Alwyn Alburo shared how the pandemic has been affecting journalism, and how it can be attenuated, during the first ever webversation entitled “Executive Series: The New Media Landscape” hosted by PR firm, WSP Inc.