When Hidilyn Diaz left for the 2016 Rio Olympics to compete in the 53-kg. women’s weightlifting category, her name was virtually unheard of by majority of the Filipino public. Today, she has become everyone’s “golden girl” for giving the country its first ever Olympic gold almost a century since the Philippines first competed in the 1924 Paris Olympics. In this special feature, some friends share their stories to NewsFfeed 360 about their first encounters with Hidilyn Diaz.

We’re all being asked to stay indoors in quarantine to avoid getting COVID-19 infection. But the air quality in our homes or offices may be 5x worse because of other factors that can harm us. It’s a good thing there is actually a way to “see” viruses and pollutants hovering around so we can put up our best defense.