For the third time, Filipino social enterprise Generation Hope, Inc. has earned recognition from an international group of businesses for its highest standards of sustainability.
Friends from Philippine media share the things they profoundly and absolutely miss about life before COVID-19 upended our lives.
Bucking financial difficulties, Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and other challenges, six kids from Abra High School – a public school in the Cordillera Administrative Region – demonstrated grit and determination to bring home twin bronze awards in the World Robot Games 2021 online competition.
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.
Classified as “non-essential” in terms of priority in COVID-related protocols during this pandemic, those in the creative industry are finding ways to thrive like only artists can.
Perhaps positivity amid an ongoing pandemic is toxic expectation. After all, it’s valid and human to feel all kinds of fear, anxiety and uncertainty in this global crisis. But we all need to calm down, pick ourselves up and find ways to rise above this crippling situation.
“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.”
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.
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.