The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is by far the most challenging public health crisis the world has faced in a century. The Philippines has never been an alien to the impacts of this pandemic. This crisis has exposed serious governance issues, spanning from coordination failures to challenges in human resource capacity, which demand an immediate response from the Philippine government. To this end, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies has dedicated the Sixth Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) to analyze the socioeconomic issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme, "Bouncing Back Together: Innovating Governance for the New Normal", this year’s APPC covered topics relevant to the strengthening of governance systems and structures and adoption of forward-looking strategies that can empower the country in recovering from the blows of this crisis. This publication gathers the presentations and discussions during the four-part APPC webinar series. It provides government leaders, policymakers, the academe, and the public a trustworthy reference in making informed decisions amid the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic brings.