As the economy starts to recover following the easing of quarantine measures, the challenge now is to maintain a balance between saving lives and maintaining people’s livelihoods amid the ongoing health crisis.

Presidential adviser on entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential adviser on entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion
(PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

This was according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, who said Saturday (June 6) that several micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) hit hard by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic are at the brink of shutting down their businesses.

“The challenge really here is balancing life and livelihood. This is quite challenging and this is where the public and private sector has been trying to look for the right balance,” Concepcion said in a video conference.

More businesses and industries have been allowed to resume limited…

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