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.
Vins & Yosh of award-winning travel blog The Poor Traveler share their learnings and response to the global pandemic.
It has been a turbulent year for the tourism industry given the global pandemic the year has brought upon us. Among the hardest hit are airlines, restaurants, tourist spots, hotels, including the Airbnb hosts and homestay owners.
COVID-19 is not a death sentence, and for survivor Arlene Sy, anyone can beat the dreaded disease using a threefold approach.
For the first time in 29 years, the Philippine economy is in recession, and it may take some time to recover as the country continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of today’s scenario, some people think that now is not the smart time to invest.
Broadcast journalist-turned-pilot and now Air Asia public affairs manager and spokesperson Steve Dailisan had his fair share of recent losses and wins. As his life colorfully unfolds in the public eye, he inadvertently becomes a symbol of hope and perseverance amid challenging times.