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.
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Marj Pacheco’s thriving nail spa and RTW boutique businesses were the family’s bread and butter. But when the extended lockdowns due to the covid-19 pandemic forced her to close them down – in the process cutting off a significant portion of the family’s financial resources – Marj decided to shift gears and execute her “Plan B”: baking.
While many are feeling the brunt of the covid-19 pandemic, with lockdown restrictions limiting people’s movement and impeding the flow of food and other essential goods, a farm in Cavite is answering a dire need of Filipinos while providing a source of livelihood for local farmers.
We’re only just a few days in to this brand new year and while things appear to be off to another semi-rocky start, it’s still the right time to be optimistic and steer our mindset to a hopeful, more jubilant direction.
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.
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.
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.
PR and communications firm WSP Inc. Chairman and President Diana V. Lesaca ponders on the impact of COVID-19 not just on the professional aspect but also on a personal level.