“The COVID-19 pandemic and the limited global supply of vaccines have magnified the importance of building domestic capacity that would ensure some degree of vaccine self-reliance critical to prepare countries to deal with future pandemics.”
After a successful consolidation of dealerships in 2020, House of Investments (HI), a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), is looking at further boosting its car business by expanding service offers and adding Geely Manila into its dealership portfolio.
FWD Insurance is the top 4 insurer in the country based on New Business Annualized Premium Equivalent (NBAPE), the unaudited Insurance Commission financial report indicates. It was a big leap from the previous eighth position in 2019, with the Insurer posting a 43% increase in premiums to over Php13Bn, and 39% growth in assets to almost Php20Bn from 2019 to 2020.
Coming from her successful business pitch in Canadian television reality show Dragon’s Den, Pinay mom and entrepreneur Lian Delos Reyes shares her story to NewsFeed 360 on how she turned her difficult post-birth experience into an opportunity to reach out to all mothers across the globe.
Our friends from the media industry took a quick break from beating the deadlines and shared their most heartfelt and touching tributes to their loving mothers.
Michael “Eagle” Riggs may be more popular as a comedian and TV host, but not many know that he has, against all odds, seriously taken on a new role as father and mother to a son when no one else would take the child.
First, she lost her job. Then her mother-in-law. She, along with her son and husband, tested positive for Covid. She had it bad, so she had to be admitted to the hospital. All of these happened within a span of two weeks. But she remained calm and positive as she had been in worse situations before: separate surgeries for brain tumor and aneurysm, and two difficult pregnancies years ago had made her stronger over the years. This woman is truly filled with grace.
For Cristina Agustin and Leslie Ong Hay-Cua, who both gave birth at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re not just new moms. They are the “new normal” moms who had to take care of their newborns a little differently than the usual.
The word “mother” should not be exclusive to a certain gender or confined to those who have experienced childbirth. You could be an aunt watching over nieces and nephews, or an older sister taking care of younger sibs. The bottom line is that being a mom means having that I-wont-take-shit-from-anyone attitude to protect those you love and value the most.