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.

Filipinos will continue to celebrate the holiday season with merrymaking, Christmas carols (maybe sans the actual singing), exchanging of gifts, virtual get-togethers with family and friends and, of course, enjoy Noche Buena and Media Noche with a delectable holiday spread.