The year 2020 was supposed to be a period of sustained recovery for the island of Boracay. After a painful but necessary shutdown in 2018 to restore its pristine beauty, many locals and businesses in the island looked forward to a more robust tourism. Sadly, even with its gradual reopening, life was never the same for many – some of whom had to suffer from loss of livelihood due to necessary restrictions. When 2020 came, the odds grew worse against their favor.
As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages across the globe and wreaks havoc on many countries particularly the United States, a young Filipina diplomat finds the silver lining through her art.
An aspiring 16-year-old football player looks back at 2020, sharing his passion and heartbreak for the sport he loves, as well as his positive outlook on what Philippine football does – and can still do – for the Filipino youth.
After their debut in the music world two years ago, K/DA drops their latest, five-track album that takes the virtual girl group to another level and dimension.
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.
Virulent virus. Typhoons. Unemployment. Sorry to start this with such negativity, but I just want it out of the way so I can tell you the good news: Christmas is still coming.
The lights dimmed and subsequently went out for the live entertainment scene as the global pandemic mercilessly hit not just public health but also the economy. The concert scene in the Philippines was evidently not spared from the impact of it all. Live events organizer PULP Live World’s Happee Sy-Go speaks out her thoughts to NewsFeed360 about the proverbial elephant in the room.
As the year comes to a close, a young man reflects and finds reasons why Christmas is still worth celebrating despite the pandemic and the disasters that have upended the lives of people.
Department of Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino is, without a doubt, destined for service. A nephew of two Jesuit priests, the former Smokey Mountain singer can scarcely remember a life experience that didn’t involve or revolve around being of service to others in some way. Throughout his life and career, he repeatedly found himself in positions where, as he puts it, “the world could make most use of me,” and for these he is forever grateful.
Now more than ever, the importance of home design surfaces as we collectively isolate and shelter in place to deal with a global pandemic. For Jar and Kay Concengco, it was a blessing that when they painstakingly worked on and built their dream home, it turned out to be a perfect sanctuary for the interesting times we now live in.